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?