Holiday Books and Materials


New Year's

Informational Book

Goodbye Old Year, Hello New Year by Frank Modell
Y PZ7.M714 Go 1984

Happy New Year by Emily Kelley; pictures by Priscilla Kiedrowski
Y GT4905 .K44 1984

Where's Molly? by Uli Waas
Y PZ7.W1124 Wh 1993


New Year's Poems by Myra Cohn Livingston
Y PS595.N4 N48 1987

Chinese New Year

A New Year's Reunion by Yu Li-Qiong
Y PZ7.Y895957 New 2011x

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Happy birthday, Martin Luther King by Jean Marzollo; illustrated by J. Brian Pinkney
Y E185.97.K5 M345 1993

Martin's Big words: The Life of Martin Luther King, Jr. by Doreen Rappaport; illustrated by Bryan Collier
Y E185.97.K5 R36 2001

Martin Luther King, Jr. by Diane Patrick
Y E185.97.K5 P28 1990

My Brother Martin: A Sister Remembers Growing up with the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by Christine King Farris; illustrated by Chris Soentpiet
Y E185.97.K5 F37 2003

Groundhog Day

A Garden for a Ground Hog by Lorna Balian
Y PZ7.B1978 Gar 1985

Geoffrey Groundhog Predicts the Weather by Bruce Koscielniak
Y PZ7.K8523 Ge 1995

It's Groundhog Day! by Steven Kroll; illustrated by Jeni Bassett
Y PZ7.K9225 It 1987

Valentine's Day

Informational Books

Hearts, Cupids, and Red Roses; The Story of the Valentine Symbols by Edna Barth
Y GT4925 .B32

Things to Make and Do for Valentine's Day by Tomie de Paola
Y LT7000.W37 T5

Valentine's Day by Fern G. Brown
Y GT4925 .B76 1983

Valentine's Day by Dennis Brindell Fradin
Y GT4925 .F73 1990

Valentine's Day by Joyce K. Kessel
Y GT4925 .K47


The Best Valentine in the World by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat
Y PZ7.S5299 Be 1982

Don't Be My Valentine by Joan M. Lexau
Y PZ7.L5895 Dp 1985

Gopher Takes Heart by Virginia Scribner
Y PZ7.S43615 Go 1993

Happy Valentine's Day, Dolores by Barbara Samuels
Y PZ7.S1925 Har 2006

One Zillion Valentines by Frank Modell
Y PZ7.M714 On

Roses are Pink, your Feet Really Stink by Diane deGroat
Y PZ7.D3639 Ro 1996

213 Valentines by Barbara Cohen
Y PZ7.C6595 Aaf 1991

The Valentine Bears by Eve Bunting
Y PZ7.B91527 Val 1983

Valentine for a Dragon by Shirley Rousseau Murphy
Y PZ7.M956 Val 1984

Valentine Rosy by Sheila Greenwald
Y PZ7.G852 Val 1984

A Village Full of Valentines by James Stevenson
Y PZ7.S84748 Vi 1998x


It's Valentine's Day by Jack Prelutsky
Y PS3566.R36 I85 1983

President's Day

If I Were President by Catherine Stier
Y JK517 .S75 1999

The Look-it-up Book of Presidents by Wyatt Blassingame
Y E176.8 .B55

Our Country's Presidents by Ann Bausum
Y E176.1 .B28 2005x

So You Want to be President? by Judith St. George
Y E176.1 .S699 2000

St. Patrick's Day

Patrick: Patron Saint of Ireland by Tomie dePaola
Y BR1720.P26 D46 1992

Shamrocks, Harps, and Shillelaghs: The Story of the St. Patrick's Day symbols by Edna Barth
Y GT4995.P3 B37 1977x

Saint Patrick by Ann Tompert
Y BR1720.P26 T66 1998x

April Fools' Day

Informational book

April Fools' Day by Emily Kelley
Y GT4995.A6 K44 1983


April Foolishness by Teresa Bateman
Y PZ8.3.B314 Ap 2

Arthur's April fool by Marc Brown
Y PZ7.B81618 Ao 1983

Pearl and Wagner: One Funny Day by Kate McMullan
Y PZ7.M47879 Pdc 2009



Easter Holiday Kit
LT7000.N28 E3
4 hand puppets (Easter bunny, flower, duck, chick-in-egg) + 3 finger puppets + 1 script

Informational books

Easter and Other Spring Holidays by Gilda Berger
Y GT4935 .B47 1983

The Easter Book by Franz Xaver Weiser
Y GT4935 .W4

Easter the World Over by Priscilla Sawyer Lord & Daniel J. Foley
Y GT4935 .L62 1971

Lilies, Rabbits, and Painted Eggs: The Story of the Easter Symbols / by Edna Barth
Y GT4935 .B36 1970x


The Big Bunny and the Easter Eggs by Steven Kroll
Y PZ7.K9225 Bi 1982

Chicken Sunday by Patricia Polacco
Y PZ7.P75186 Ch 1992

The Egg Tree by Katherine Milhous
Y PZ7.M596 Eg

How Will the Easter Bunny Know? by Kay Winters
Y PZ7.W7675 Ho 1999

Max's Chocolate Chicken by Rosemary Wells
Y PZ7.W46843 Masfp 1989

Max Counts His Chickens by Rosemary Wells
Y PZ7.W46843 Martb 2007

Petook: An Easter Story by Caryll Houselander; illustrated by Tomie dePaola
Y PZ7.H8165 Pe 1988

A Rabbit for Easter by Carol Carrick
Y PZ7.C2344 Rab

Where is it? by Tana Hoban
Y PZ8.3.H6517 Wh


Easter Poems selected by Myra Cohn Livingston
Y PN6110.E2 E255 1985

Earth Day

Informational Books

Come Back, Salmon by Molly Cone
Y SH157.8 .C66 1991

Ecology Crafts for Kids: 50 Great Ways to Make Friends with Planet Earth by Bobbe Needham
Y QH541.14 .N44 1998


Common Ground: The Water, Earth, and Air We Share by Molly Bang
Y GE195.5 .B36 1997

The Earth is My Mother by Bev Doolittle and Elise Maclay
Y PZ7.D7267 Ear 1999


The Earth is Painted Green: A Garden of Poems About Our Planet edited by Barbara Brenner
Y PN6109.97 E27 1994

Earth Songs by Myra Cohn Livingston
Y PS3562.I945 E3 1991x

Mother Earth, Father Sky: Poems of Our Planet selected by Jane Yolen
Y PZ8.3 .M487 1996x

Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day by Steven Kroll
Y PZ7.K9225 Hap 1985

Hooray for Mother's Day! by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat
Y PZ7.S5299 HN 1986

Mars Needs Moms! by Berkeley Breathed
Y PZ7.B7393 Mar 2007

The Mommy Book by Todd Parr
Y PZ7.P2447 Mo 2002

Mother's Mother’s Day by Lorna Balian
Y PZ7.B1978 Mo

My Mom by Anthony Browne
Y PZ7.B81276 My 2005

Memorial Day

Informational Book

Memorial Day by Geoffrey Scott
Y E642 .S38 1983


Memorial Day Surprise by Theresa Martin Golding
Y PZ7.G653 Me 2004x

Father's Day

The Daddy Book by Todd Parr
Y PZ7.P2447 Dad 2002

Daddy Has a Pair of Striped Shorts by Mimi Otey
Y PZ7.O8754 Dad 1990

Daddy Makes the Best Spaghetti by Anna Grossnickle Hines
Y PZ7.H572 Dad 1986

Happy Father's Day by Steven Kroll
Y PZ7.K9225 Ha 1988x

My Ol' Man by Patricia Polacco
Y PZ7.P75186 Mx 1995


In Daddy's Arms I Am Tall: African Americans Celebrating Fathers illustrated by Javaka Steptoe
Y PS591.N4 B46 1997

Poems for Fathers selected by Myra Cohn Livingston
Y PS595.F39 P64 1989

Independence Day

The Glorious Fourth at Prairietown by Joan Anderson
Y E286 .A1243 1986

Lionel in the Summer by Stephen Krensky
Y PZ7.K883 Lle 1998

Soup's Drum by Robert Newton Peck
Y PZ7.P339 Ss 1980

Labor Day

Labor Day by Geoffrey Scott
Y HD7791 .S38 1982



Halloween Holiday Kit
LT7000.N28 H3 1982
6 hand puppets (witch, ghost, pumpkin, vampire, bat, black cat), 1 script booklet

Informational Books

Halloween by Dennis Brindell Fradin
Y GT4965 .F73 1990

Halloween by Joyce K. Kessel
Y GT4965 .K47


Alison's Fierce and Ugly Halloween by Marion Dane Bauer
Y PZ7.B3262 Ag 1997x

The Best Halloween Ever by Barbara Robinson
Y PZ7.R5628 Be 2004

By the Light of the Halloween Moon by Caroline Stutson
Y PZ8.3.S925 By 1993

A Creepy Countdown by Charlotte Huck
Y PZ8.3.H853 Cr 1998

The Halloween Costume Party by Ron Wegen
Y PZ7.W4233 Hal 1983

The Halloween Performance by Felicia Bond
Y PZ7.B63666 Hal 1983

The Haunted Hamburger and Other Ghostly Stories by David LaRochelle
Y PZ7.L3234 Hau 2011

My First Halloween by Tomie dePaola
Y PZ7.D439 My 1991x

One Spooky Night: A Halloween Adventure by Kate Stone
Y PZ7.S8779 On 2011x

Scary Godmother by Jill Thompson
Y PN6727.T4 S32 1997x

Spooky Night by Natalie Savage Carlson
Y PZ7.C2167 Sp 1982

That Terrible Halloween Night by James Stevenson
Y PZ7.S84748 Th

This is the Pumpkin by Abby Levine
Y PZ8.3.L576 Th 1997

Trick or Treat on Monster Street by Danny Schnitzlein
Y PZ8.3.S2972 Tr 2008

Trick or Treat, Smell My Feet by Diane de Groat
Y PZ7.D3639 Tr 1998

The Trip by Ezra Jack Keats
Y PZ7.K2253 Tr

Who Took My Hairy Toe? retold by Shutta Crum
YPZ8.1.C8845 Wh 2001

Witches' Supermarket by Susan Meddaugh
Y PZ7.M51273 Wi 1991


Best Witches: Poems for Halloween by Jane Yolen
Y PS3575.O43 B47 1989

Halloween A B C poems by Eve Merriam
PS3525.E639 H34 1995x

Halloween Poems selected by Myra Cohn Livingston
Y PS595.H35 H34 1989

It's Halloween by Jack Prelutsky
Y PZ8.3.P9 It3 1996x

Veteran's Day

The Veteran's Day Visitor by Peter Catalanotto and Pamela Schembri
Y PZ7.C26878 Ve 2008



Thanksgiving Holiday Kit
LT7000.N28 T5
5 hand puppets (turkey, man pilgrim, woman pilgrim, man Indian, woman Indian)

Informational Books

The First Thanksgiving Feast by Joan Anderson
Y F68 .A54 1984

Parade! by Tom Shachtman
Y GT4011.N7 S53 1985

Squanto and the First Thanksgiving by Joyce K. Kessel
Y GT4975 .K47 1983

Thanksgiving Day by Dennis Brindell Fradin
Y GT4975 .F73 1990

Turkeys, Pilgrims, and Indian Corn: The Story of the Thanksgiving Symbols by Edna Barth
Y GT4975 .B37 1975bx


Arthur's Thanksgiving by Marc Brown
Y PZ7.B81618 Art 1983

Duck for Turkey Day by Jacqueline Jules
Y PZ7.J92947 Du 2009

Nursery Crimes by Arthur Geisert
Y PZ7.G2724 Nu 2001

Oh, What a Thanksgiving! by Steven Kroll
Y PZ7.K9225 Oh 1988

Setting the Turkeys Free by W. Nikola-Lisa
Y PZ7.N5855 Se 2004

Thanksgiving Day by Anne Rockwell
Y PZ7.R5943 Te 1999

The Thanksgiving Story by Alice Dalgliesh
Y PZ7.D153 Tg

A Thanksgiving Wish by Michael J. Rosen
Y PZ7.R71867 Tf 1999

A Visit to Grandma's by Nancy Carlson
Y PZ7.C21664 Vi 1991


Merrily Comes Our Harvest In: Poems for Thanksgiving selected by Lee Bennett Hopkins
Y PS595.T53 M46

Thanksgiving Poems selected by Myra Cohn Livingston
Y PN6110.T6 T48 1985



Christmas Holiday Kit
LT7000.N28 C57 1982
6 hand puppets (Santa, Mrs. Santa, elf, Christmas tree, snowman, Rudolph), 1 script booklet

Informational Books

Christmas Around the World by Emily Kelley
Y GT4985.5 .K44 1986

Christmas on the Prairie by Joan Anderson
Y GT4986.I6 A53 1985

The Christmas Sky by Franklyn M. Branley
Y QB805 .B73 1990

Holly, Reindeer, and Colored Lights; The Story of the Christmas Symbols by Edna Barth
Y GT4985 .B32

Merry Christmas: Children at Christmastime Around the World by Robina Beckles Willson
Y GT4985 .W53 1983


Angels and Other Strangers: Family Christmas Stories by Katherine Paterson
Y PZ7.P273 An 1979

Arthur's Christmas by Marc Brown
Y PZ7.B81618 Aol 1984

The Beautiful Christmas Tree by Charlotte Zolotow
Y PZ7.Z77 Be 1999x

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson
Y PZ7.R5628 Be3

Children of Christmas: Stories for the Season by Cynthia Rylant
Y PZ7.R982 Ch 1987

Christmas: A Book of Stories Old and New by Alice Dalgliesh
Y PZ5.D157 Ch5 1962

The Christmas Drum by Maureen Brett Hooper
Y PZ7.H7685 Ch 1994

Christmas in Kentucky with Little Bernel by Evelyn Thurman
Y PZ7.T4224 Ch

Christmas in Legend and Story; A Book for Boys and Girls compiled by Elva S. Smith and Alice I. Hazeltine. Illustrated from famous paintings
Y PZ5.S64 Ch5

The Christmas Magic by Lauren Thompson
Y PZ7.T37163 Cm 2009

The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey by Susan Wojciechowski
Y PZ7.W8183 Ch 1995

The Christmas of the Reddle Moon by J. Patrick Lewis
Y PZ7.L5866 Ch 1994

December by Eve Bunting
Y PZ7.B91527 Df 1997

Drummer Boy by Loren Long
Y PZ7.L8555 Dru 2008

An Ellis Island Christmas by Maxinne Rhea Leighton
Y PZ7.L5343 El 1992

The Farolitos of Christmas by Rudolfo Anaya
Y PZ7.A5186 Far 1995

Grandfather's Christmas Camp by Marc McCutcheon
Y PZ7.M4784165 Gr 1995

The Jolly Christmas Postman by Janet and Allan Ahlberg
Y PN6140.C5 A5

Joy to the World: Christmas Legends by Ruth Sawyer
Y PZ8.1.S262 Jo

The Legend of the Christmas Rose by Selma Lagerlöf ; retold by Ellin Greene
Y PZ8.1.G785 Le 1990

Letters from Father Christmas by J.R.R. Tolkien
Y PZ7.T5744 Le 1999

The Little Red Elf by Barbara Barbieri McGrath; Rosalind Bonnet, ill.
Y PZ 8.1 .M176 Lm 2009

The Littlest Evergreen by Henry Cole
Y PZ7.C67345 Li 2011

Littlejim's Gift: An Appalachian Christmas Story by Gloria Houston
Y PZ7.H8184 Lk 1998x

The Longest Christmas List Ever by Gregg & Evan Spiridellis with John Nugent, Brandon Scott and Ian Worrel
Y PZ8.3.S7595 Lo 2007

Lucy & Tom's Christmas by Shirley Hughes
Y PZ7.H87395 Luc 1986x

Marvin's Best Christmas Present Ever by Katherine Paterson
Y PZ7.P273 Mar 1997

McDuff's New Friend by Rosemary Wells
Y PZ7.W46843 Mah 1998

Merry Christmas, Strega Nona by Tomie dePaola
Y PZ7.D439 Me 1986

Merry Un-Christmas by Mike Reiss
Y PZ7.R2784 Mer 2006

On Angel Wings by Michael Morpurgo
Y PZ7.M82712 On 2007x

A Piñata in a Pine Tree: A Latino Twelve Days of Christmas by Pat Mora
Y PZ8.3.M794 Pin 2009

The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg
Y PZ7.V266 Po 1985

Rotten Ralph's Rotten Christmas by Jack Gantos
Y PZ7.G15334 Rok 1984

Santa Claus: The World’s Number One Toy Expert by Marla Frazee
Y PZ7.F866 San 2005

Silver Packages: An Appalachian Christmas Story by Cynthia Rylant
Y PZ7.R982 Si 1997

A Small Miracle by Peter Collington
Y PZ7.C686 Sm 1997

Three French Hens: A Holiday Tale by Margie Palatini
Y PZ7.P1755 Th 2005x

The True Gift: A Christmas Story by Patricia MacLachlan
Y PZ7.M2225 Tru 2009

The Twelve Days of Christmas by Brian Wildsmith
Y PZ7.W647 Twx

Welcome Comfort by Patricia Polacco
Y PZ7.P75186 Wg 1999

Where Did They Hide My Presents?: Silly Dilly Christmas Songs by Alan Katz and David Catrow
Y PZ8.3.K1275 Wh 2005

Who Would Like a Christmas Tree?: A Tree for All Seasons by Ellen Bryan Obed; Anne Hunter, ill.
Y PZ 7 .O118 Wh 2009

Zelda and Ivy One Christmas by Laura McGee Kvasnosky
Y PZ7.K975 Zek 2000


The Beasts of Bethlehem by X.J. Kennedy
Y PS3521.E563 B4 1992

Bright Star Shining: Poems for Christmas selected by Michael Harrison and Christopher Stuart-Clark
Y PN6110.C5 B665 1998

Cajun Night Before Christmas by "Trosclair"; edited by Howard Jacobs
Y PS3570.R589 C35 2001x

Carol of the Brown King: Nativity Poems by Langston Hughes
Y PS3515.U274 C37 1998

A Christmas Alphabet: From a Poem by Carolyn Wells
Y PS3545.E533 C47 1989

A Christmas Feast: Poems, Sayings, Greetings, and Wishes compiled by Edna Barth
Y PN6110.C5 C567

Christmas Folk by Natalia Belting
Y PZ8.3.B42 Ch

Poems of Christmas edited by Myra Cohn Livingston
Y PN6110.C5 P56 1980

Song of the Camels: A Christmas Poem by Elizabeth Coatsworth
Y PS3505.O136 S66 1997

Voices of Christmas by Nikki Grimes; Eric Velasquez, ill.,
Y BT 315.3 .G75 2009x


Informational Books

Four Sides, Eight Nights: A New Spin on Hanukkah by Rebecca Tova Ben-Zvi
Y BM695.H3 B466 2005

Great Miracle Happened There: A Chanukah Story by Karla Kuskin
Y BM695.H3 K87 1993

Hanukkah by Dennis Brindell Fradin
Y BM695.H3 F67 1990

Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights by Jenny Koralek
Y BM695.H3 K67 1990

The Story of Hanukkah by Amy Ehrlich
Y BM695.H3 E4 1989

The Story of Hanukkah by Norma Simon
Y BM695.H3 S53 1997


All the Lights in the Night by Arthur A. Levine
Y PZ7.L57824 Al 1991

By the Hanukkah Light by Sheldon Oberman
Y PZ7.O1242 By 1997

Chanukah in Chelm by David A. Adler
Y PZ8.1.A23 Ch 1997

Grandma's Latkes by Malka Drucker
Y PZ7.D824 Gr 1992

Hanukah Money by Sholem Aleichem
Y PZ7.S5594 Han

Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins by Eric Kimmel
Y PZ7.K5648 He 1989

In the Month of Kislev: A Story for Hanukkah by Nina Jaffe
Y PZ7.J1534 In 1992

Inside-out Grandma by Joan Rothenberg
Y PZ7.R7425 In 1995

Latkes and Applesauce by Fran Manushkin
Y PZ7.M3195 Lat 1989

One Yellow Daffodil: A Hanukkah Story by David Adler
Y PZ7.A2615 On 1995x

The Tie Man's Miracle: A Chanukah Tale by Steven Schnur
Y PZ7.S3644 Ti 1995

The Very Best Hanukkah Gift by Joanne Rocklin
Y PZ7.R59 Ve 1999


Informational Books

Celebrating Kwanzaa by Diane Hoyt-Goldsmith
Y GT4403 .H69 1993

The Gifts of Kwanzaa by Synthia Saint James
Y GT4403 .S25 1994


The Kwanzaa Contest by Miriam Moore and Penny Taylor
Y PZ7.M7874 Kw 1996

Wood-hoopoe Willie by Virginia Kroll
Y PZ7.K9227 Wo 1992

Holidays in General/Compilations

Callooh! Callay!: Holiday Poems for Young Readers edited by Myra Cohn Livingston
Y PN6110.H4 C3 1978

Celebrations by Myra Cohn Livingston
Y PS3562.I945 C4 1985

Holiday Stew by Jenny Whitehead
Y PS3573.H4815 H65 2007

Stories for Every Holiday by Carolyn Sherwin Bailey
Y PZ7.B151 Ste 1990x

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