The following books about holidays can be found in the second floor Youth Collection. Books with PICTURE in their call number are in the Picture Books section. Books with JUV in their call number are in the Juvenile Nonfiction section.
In this elegant pictorial biography of Martin Luther King Jr., author Doreen Rappaport combines her spare, lyrical text with King's own words for an effective, age-appropriate portrayal of one of the world's greatest civil rights leaders.
For two joyous weeks red is all around. The color represents luck and happiness. Children receive money wrapped in red paper, and friends and loved ones exchange poems written on red paper. The Chinese New Year is also an opportunity to remember ancestors, and to wish peace and happiness to friends and family.
Discusses the history and traditions of Valentine's Day on February 14th as a celebration of friendship, affection, sweethearts, and love. Includes information on how the holiday is celebrated in various places around the world.
Literal-minded even as a child, Amelia Bedelia muddles through Valentine's Day with her heart on her sleeve, trying to make sense of strange greetings at school and home, and ever on the look-out for the arrows of Cupid.
Every year, North Americans fly the American flag on June 14th. This show of patriotism isn't in anticipation of Independence Day; its a different holiday entirely. Flag Day is a celebration of the adoption of the Stars and Stripes as the official flag. The book helps beginning readers learn about our flag, how we take care of it, and how we honor it as a national symbol.