Novel Ways to Celebrate the Holidays

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Feeling lonely during the holidays? Ask your local elementary school if you can read a holiday favorite to younger students. It is a wonderful way to share special books with a room full of silly, smiling listeners. And being around children is a sure way to add a sense of delight to the season.

Some of our favorites include:

  • Papa Panov’s Special Day: Ruben Saillens ; Adapted by Leo Tolstoy, by Mig Holder and Ruben Saillens

 

  • Together for Kwanzaa, by Juwanda G. Ford

 

  • The Power of Light: Eight Stories for Hanukkah, by Isaac Bashevis Singer (Author),‎ Irene Lieblich (Illustrator)

 

  • any Christmas book by Jan Brett

 

  • Latke, the Lucky Dog,  by Ellen Fischer (Author),‎ Tiphanie Beeke (Illustrator)

 

  • Seven Spools of Thread: A Kwanzaa Story, by Angela S. Medearis and Daniel Minter

 

  • Littlest Angel, by Charles Tazewell

 

What are some of your favorite holiday books? Do you have a family tradition of reading a particular story on a special night? Do you and your friends share beloved holiday books over cocoa? What are some of your favorite memories of being read to, or reading aloud?

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2 responses

  1. What a wonderful idea!

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    1. Thank you. It’s a little thing to do, but so much fun! And reading to students, or preschools, after-school programs, etc. is something that can be done year round.

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