Wherever you are this winter season, keep the holiday spirit alive by sharing stories on different holiday celebrations. This is the perfect way to learn about cultures around the world and celebrate diversity. The Scott County Public Library invites everyone to learn more about these holiday festivities by discovering these titles and more at the library!
Santa and the Goodnight Train by June Sobel
The Goodnight Train follows Santa’s sleigh on a magical ride through a winter wonderland in this Christmas companion to The Goodnight Train and The Goodnight Train Rolls On!
Santa’s Story by Will Hillenbrand
Santa is ready to leave on Christmas Eve, but he can’t find his reindeer anywhere! Dasher is busy dashing, Donner is dozing, and Cupid is crooning! Reindeer merriment abounds in this charming yuletide tale about honoring the celebration of holiday customs with those you love.
Hanukkah Around the World by Tami Lehman-Wilzig
Take a trip to Italy, Izbekistan, Tunisia, and beyond to see how Hanukkah is celebrated around the world. Try the delicious and unusual recipes for fried burmelos, latkes, and precipizi that recall the miracle of the little jug of oil in this Hanukkah story!
Hanukkah: The Festival of Lights by Bonnie Bader
During Hanukkah time, preschoolers will learn all about how people celebrate Hanukkah. From eating latkes, spinning driedels, exchanging gifts, and lighting the menorah. They will also learn why they celebrate! Filled with colorful illustrations and simple, yet informative text, this Big Golden Book is perfect for reading again and again!
The Children’s Book of Kwanzaa: A Guide to Celebrate the Holiday by Dolores Johnson
Each year on December 26, the African American holiday of Kwanzaa begins. What is the purpose of Kwanzaa? Dolores Johnson’s easy-to-follow guide gives detailed descriptions of Kwanzaa’s principles and symbols. This comprehensive resource also includes recipes and craft and gift ideas, as well as suggestions to help young readers and their families create their own special Kwanzaa celebration.
My First Kwanzaa by Karen Katz
During the seven days of Kwanzaa, we celebrate the importance of family, friends, and community. This warm and lively introduction to a very special holiday will help even the youngest children join in!