Multicultural Holidays & Celebrations

'Twas Nochebuena Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780670016341
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - October 16th, 2014

Ages 3 - 5  
Lexile: 830
Reading Level: 4.1


My First Kwanzaa (My First Holiday) Cover Image
By Karen Katz, Karen Katz (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781250050465
Availability: Backordered
Published: Square Fish - October 14th, 2014

Ages 2 - 5  
Lexile: 580


Up and Down the Andes Cover Image
$9.99
Not available
ISBN: 9781846864681
Published: Barefoot Books - May 1st, 2011

Ages 5 - 8  
Reading Level: 6.4


Prince of Fire: The Story of Diwali Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781782853077
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Published: Barefoot Books - September 1st, 2016

Ages 8 - 12  
Lexile: 1000


Bracelets for Bina's Brothers (Storytelling Math) Cover Image
By Rajani LaRocca, Chaaya Prabhat (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9781623541293
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Published: Charlesbridge - April 20th, 2021

Ages 3 - 6
Lexile: 500


Chik Chak Shabbat Cover Image
By Mara Rockliff, Kyrsten Brooker (Illustrator)
$17.59
ISBN: 9780763655280
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Published: Candlewick - September 3rd, 2014

Ages 3 - 7  
Lexile: 680
Reading Level: 3.9


The Ninth Night of Hanukkah Cover Image
By Erica S. Perl, Shahar Kober (Illustrator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781454940883
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Published: Union Square Kids - September 15th, 2020

Ages 4 - 7


Día de los Muertos (Celebrate the World) Cover Image
By Hannah Eliot, Jorge Gutierrez (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781534415157
Availability: In Stock at Kepler's Now
Published: Little Simon - July 24th, 2018

Ages 2 - 4


Gustavo, the Shy Ghost Cover Image
By Flavia Z. Drago, Flavia Z. Drago (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781536211146
Availability: Backordered
Published: Candlewick - July 14th, 2020

Ages 3 - 7  
Reading Level: 2.5


Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781626727465
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - October 22nd, 2019

Told in powerful verse by debut author Kevin Noble Maillard, Fry Bread is an evocative story about family, history, culture, and traditions, new and old, illustrated by Caldecott Honor artist Juana Martinez-Neal.

Ages 3 - 6


Our Favorite Day of the Year Cover Image
By A. E. Ali, Rahele Jomepour Bell (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481485630
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Published: Salaam Reads / Simon & Schuster Books for You - June 30th, 2020

Four kindergartners who think they have nothing in common become friends after sharing traditions of their holidays, including Eid-ul-Fitr, Rosh Hashanah, Christmas, and Pi Day.

Ages 4 - 9
Lexile: 580


Let's Celebrate!: Special Days Around the World Cover Image
By Kate Depalma, Martina Peluso (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781782858331
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Published: Barefoot Books - October 17th, 2019

Lyrical, sensory nonfiction text and vibrant illustrations invite readers to experience a child's-eye view of 13 special days around the world, such as the Spring Festival, Inti Raymi, Eid al-Fitr, Día de Muertos and the New Yam Festival. Includes a global festival calendar and educational notes about why we celebrate.

Ages 4 - 8


Maisy's Chinese New Year: A Maisy First Experiences Book Cover Image
By Lucy Cousins, Lucy Cousins (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781536215649
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Published: Candlewick - December 8th, 2020

Tomorrow is Chinese New Year, and Maisy's friend Tiger is coming home for the occasion. Hooray! Tiger has brought some beautiful gifts, some with a special symbol that means good luck. Maisy has asked all her friends to her house to celebrate with a delicious feast, and Penguin and Ostrich are handing out lucky red packets with money inside. Now it's time for Tiger to tell the story of Chinese New Year, while everyone stays up late for fireworks. But the best is to come on New Year's Day, when Maisy and all her friends take part in a dragon dance! Vivid with red and gold, this First Experiences book--featuring a simple visual glossary of common Chinese New Year's objects--will be a favorite of little ones new to the tradition as well as those for whom it's a beloved event.

Ages 3 - 7


Mindy Kim and the Lunar New Year Parade Cover Image
By Lyla Lee, Dung Ho (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9781534440104
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Published: Aladdin - January 14th, 2020

Mindy is excited to celebrate the Lunar New Year! Even though it's the first one without her mom, Mindy is determined to enjoy the day. She decides to make traditional Korean New Year food, a rice cake soup that's her favorite. But things aren't going well...

Ages 6 - 8
Lexile: 630
Reading Level: 3.8


The Year of the Ox: Tales from the Chinese Zodiac [Bilingual English/Chinese] Cover Image
By Oliver Chin, Jeremiah Alcorn (Illustrator)
$15.95
ISBN: 9781597021524
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Published: Immedium - November 17th, 2020

2021 is The Year of the Ox. Olivia embodies the best traits of people born this year. Illustrating expressive characters and vibrant action, artist Jeremiah Alcorn creates an inviting new world for readers to explore. Tales from the Chinese Zodiac is a popular annual children's book series showcasing the twelve charming animals that embody the Chinese New Year.

Ages 3 - 8


Alex's Good Fortune Cover Image
By Benson Shum, Benson Shum (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9780593222942
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Published: Penguin Workshop - December 29th, 2020

It's time to celebrate Chinese New Year! Join Alex as she gets ready for the holiday and shares her family's traditions with her best friend, Ethan--Page 4 of cover.

Ages 4 - 8
Lexile: 580


The Year of the Dog (A Pacy Lin Novel #1) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780316060028
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - May 1st, 2007

This funny and profound debut novel by prolific illustrator Lin tells the story of young Pacy who, as she celebrates the Chinese New Year with her family, discovers this is the year she is supposed to "find herself." Illustrations.

Ages 8 - 10
Lexile: 580
Reading Level: 4.2


Nian, the Chinese New Year Dragon Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781585364138
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Published: Sleeping Bear Press - December 15th, 2019

A young girl takes action when a dragon threatens her village in this retelling of the Nian legend, which explains why the Chinese New Year is celebrated for fifteen days.

Ages 6 - 8


Chinese New Year: A Mr. Men Little Miss Book (Mr. Men and Little Miss) Cover Image
$4.99
ISBN: 9780593222249
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Published: Grosset & Dunlap - December 29th, 2020

The Mr. Men and Little Misses are celebrating Chinese New Year! Little Miss Neat is having a Chinese New Year party with traditional decorations, a New Year's Eve feast, and the next day there will even be a dragon dance. What could possibly go wrong?!

Ages 3 - 5


12 Lucky Animals: A Bilingual Baby Book Cover Image
By Vickie Lee, Joey Chou (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781250184245
Availability: In Stock at Kepler's Now
Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - December 31st, 2018

Using the 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac, this bright and appealing board book introduces the youngest of readers to the names of animals in both English and Chinese, using Chinese characters alongside their pinyin (romanized spelling).

Ages 0 - 4


Ruby's Chinese New Year Cover Image
By Vickie Lee, Joey Chou (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250133380
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - December 26th, 2017

As Ruby travels to her grandmother's house to bring her a gift for Chinese New Year, she is joined by all of the animals of the zodiac. Includes the legend of the Chinese horoscope and instructions for crafts.

Ages 4 - 8
Lexile: 540
Reading Level: 3.7


How to Catch a Dragon Cover Image
By Adam Wallace, Andy Elkerton (Illustrator)
$10.99
ISBN: 9781492693697
Availability: In Stock at Kepler's Now
Published: Sourcebooks Wonderland - November 5th, 2019

A real, wily dragon winds through streets in China, eluding the traps set by a group of children during the Chinese New Year celebration.

Ages 4 - 7
Lexile: 520
Reading Level: 2.3


Lunar New Year (Celebrate the World) Cover Image
By Hannah Eliot, Alina Chau (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781534433038
Availability: In Stock at Kepler's Now
Published: Little Simon - December 11th, 2018

Little ones can learn all about the traditions of Lunar New Year, also known as Chinese New Year, with the fourth board book in this series that highlights special occasions and holidays across the globe.

Ages 4 - 7


We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga Cover Image
By Traci Sorell, Frane Lessac (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781580897723
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Published: Charlesbridge - September 4th, 2018

The word "otsaliheliga" (oh-jah-LEE-hay-lee-gah) is used by members of the Cherokee Nation to express gratitude. This picture book chronicles a full year of Cherokee celebrations and experiences. Written by a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, the book includes a glossary and the complete Cherokee syllabary, originally created by Sequoyah. Full color.

Ages 3 - 7
Lexile: 970
Reading Level: 3


The Gift of Ramadan Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780807529065
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Published: Albert Whitman & Company - April 1st, 2019

Sophia wants to fast for Ramadan this year, but when the smell of cookies is too much, she breaks her fast early. How can she be part of the festivities now? Paperback version releases on March 1st 2021.

Ages 4 - 8


Binny's Diwali Cover Image
By Thrity Umrigar, Nidhi Chanani (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338364484
Availability: In Stock at Kepler's Now
Published: Scholastic Press - September 1st, 2020

Binny's class is learning about different holiday traditions, and today it is time for Binny to share the story of her favorite holiday, Diwali, the Festival of Lights--and she even has some special treats to give her classmates. Includes information on the five days of Diwali, what it commemorates, and its special traditions.

Ages 4 - 8
Lexile: 720


The Shortest Day Cover Image
By Susan Cooper, Carson Ellis (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780763686987
Availability: In Stock at Kepler's Now
Published: Candlewick - October 22nd, 2019

A celebration of the winter solstice and the Yuletide season.

Ages 5 - 9


On the Shortest Day Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781681341699
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Published: Minnesota Historical Society Press - September 29th, 2020

Wander through wintry woods and along frozen creeks to observe eagles soaring, deer munching, and muskrats hiding as the winter solstice arrives in a whirl of snowy confetti and dancing starlight.

Ages 4 - 8


A Full Moon Is Rising Cover Image
By Marilyn Singer, Julia Cairns (Illustrator)
$12.95
ISBN: 9781620141960
Availability: In Stock at Kepler's Now
Published: Lee & Low Books - June 1st, 2011

Poetry about the moon viewed by cultures around the world.

Ages 6 - 10
Reading Level: 3.9


Festival of Colors Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481420495
Availability: In Stock at Kepler's Now
Published: Beach Lane Books - January 30th, 2018

Youngsters can learn all about Holi, the Indian Festival of Colors, in this lush picture book from a "New York Times"-bestselling mother-and-son duo. Full color.

Ages 2 - 8
Lexile: 250
Reading Level: 1.9


Night of the Moon: A Muslim Holiday Story Cover Image
By Hena Khan, Julie Paschkis (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781452168968
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Published: Chronicle Books - April 17th, 2018

With lush illustrations that evoke Islamic art, this beautiful book offers a window into modern Muslim culture as it tells a story of a seven-year-old Pakistani-American girl who celebrates the Muslim holidays of Ramadan, Chaand Raat, and Eid. Full color.

Ages 6 - 9
Lexile: 660
Reading Level: 4.1


Like the Moon Loves the Sky: (Mommy Book for Kids, Islamic Children's Book, Read-Aloud Picture Book) Cover Image
By Hena Khan, Saffa Khan (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781452180199
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Published: Chronicle Books - March 10th, 2020

Illustrations and prose inspired by the Quran celebrate a mother's love and hopes for her child.

Ages 3 - 5


The Great Passover Escape Cover Image
By Pamela Moritz, Florence Weiser (Illustrator)
$17.99
Not available
ISBN: 9781541588974
Published: Kar-Ben Publishing (R) - February 1st, 2021

Chimp tries to talk his friends, Ellie and Kanga, out of escaping from the Biblical Zoo to find a seder, but ends up joining the escapade. How will they escape and where will they find a seder to attend?

Ages 4 - 8
Lexile: 560


Welcoming Elijah: A Passover Tale with a Tail Cover Image
By Leslea Newman, Susan Gal (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781580898829
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Published: Charlesbridge - January 28th, 2020

Sydney Taylor Book Award 2021! Inside the house, a boy prepares for the Passover ritual of welcoming Elijah--meanwhile, outside the house, a kitten lingers in the cold.

Ages 5 - 8
Lexile: 430


The Four Questions Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781646140367
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Published: Levine Querido - January 26th, 2021

Discover the meaning of Passover by finding the answers to The Four Questions, while observing richly colored scenes and delicate Hebrew calligraphy that joyfully extend the meaning of this venerable tradition. "A striking picture book".--Kirkus Reviews, pointered review. Full color.

Ages 4 - 8


The Passover Guest Cover Image
By Susan Kusel, Sean Rubin (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780823445622
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Published: Neal Porter Books - January 19th, 2021

In Washington, D.C., during the Great Depression, Muriel and her family have no money to prepare the seder meal until a mysterious stranger performs a Passover miracle. Includes notes on the Passover holiday, the Great Depression, and the history of the D.C. Jewish community.

Ages 4 - 8


Pippa's Passover Plate Cover Image
By Vivian Kirkfield, Jill Weber (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780823448425
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Published: Holiday House - January 19th, 2021

A charming story with a happy ending, Pippa's Passover Plate pairs simple, rhyming text with bright paintings by Jill Weber, illustrator of The Story of Passover and The Story of Esther. In bravely facing her animal neighbors, this adorable little mouse finds not only her missing Seder plate--but new friends.

Ages 4 - 8


Lin Yi's Lantern PB Cover Image
$9.99
Not available
ISBN: 9781846867934
Published: Barefoot Books - September 1st, 2012

Lin Yi's mother has sent him to the local market to buy food for the Moon Festival, but what he really wants is a red rabbit lantern. Will he barter well enough to be able to buy one? Lacombe's vivid illustrations are the perfect complement to Williams' gentle story. Full color.

Ages 5 - 8
Lexile: 850
Reading Level: 4.4


A Big Mooncake for Little Star Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316404488
Availability: In Stock at Kepler's Now
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - August 28th, 2018

In this gorgeous picture book that shines as bright as the stars in the sky, Newbery Honoree and bestselling author-illustrator Lin shares a whimsical origin story of the phases of the moon. Full color.

Ages 4 - 7
Lexile: 430
Reading Level: 2.2


Lailah's Lunchbox: A Ramadan Story Cover Image
By Reem Faruqi, Lea Lyon (Illustrator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9780884484318
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Published: Tilbury House Publishers - May 1st, 2015

Now that she is ten, Lailah is delighted that she can fast during the month of Ramadan like her family and her friends in Abu Dhabi, but finding a way to explain to her teacher and classmates in Atlanta is a challenge until she gets some good advice from the librarian, Mrs. Scrabble.

Ages 6 - 8
Lexile: 590
Reading Level: 3.6


Sadiq and the Ramadan Gift Cover Image
By Siman Nuurali, Anjan Sarkar (Illustrator)
$6.95
ISBN: 9781515872887
Availability: In Stock at Kepler's Now
Published: Picture Window Books - September 1st, 2020

As Ramadan nears, Sadiq and his friends form the Money Makers Club to plan a community fundraiser, an iftar, but when Zaza stops participating, Sadiq gets upset with him.

Ages 7 - 9
Lexile: 560
Reading Level: 3.4


Once Upon an Eid: Stories of Hope and Joy by 15 Muslim Voices Cover Image
By S. K. Ali (Editor), Aisha Saeed (Editor), Sara Alfageeh (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781419754036
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Published: Amulet Paperbacks - April 27th, 2021

 

Eid! The short, single syllable word conjures up a variety of feelings and memories for Muslims. Maybe it's waking up to the sound of frying samosas or the comfort of bean pie, maybe it's the pleasure of putting on a new outfit for Eid prayers, or maybe it's the gift giving and the holiday parties, or carnival rides to come that day. Whatever it may be, for those who cherish this day of celebration, the emotional responses may be summed up in another short and sweet word: joy.

Ages 8 - 12


Hats of Faith Cover Image
By Medeia Cohan, Sarah Walsh (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781452173207
Availability: In Stock at Kepler's Now
Published: Chronicle Books - August 14th, 2018

Hats of Faith is a simple and striking introduction to the shared custom of religious head coverings. With bright images and a carefully researched interfaith text, this thoughtful book inspires understanding and celebrates our culturally diverse modern world.

Ages 2 - 5


Li'l Rabbit's Kwanzaa Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780060728182
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - December 15th, 2020

Li'l Rabbit is not having a very good Kwanzaa. Granna Rabbit is sick, and so his family won't celebrate his favorite part of Kwanzaa this year: a big feast called Karamu.
Li'l Rabbit knows what to do! He'll find Granna Rabbit a special treat for Karamu so she can celebrate anyway.
He looks under a pile of logs, in the field, and in the pond and along the way meets Groundhog, Momma Field Mouse, and the frogs--but he doesn't find anything for Granna Rabbit.
Maybe I'm just too little to help Granna Rabbit celebrate Kwanzaa, Li'l Rabbit thinks. Or maybe he just needs a little help from his family and friends.
Inspired by Brer Rabbit, a trickster character from the African-American folklore tradition, the story of Li'l Rabbit captures the true meaning of Kwanzaa--coming together to help others.

Ages 4 - 8
Reading Level: 3.1


Holidays Around the World: Celebrate Kwanzaa Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781426328497
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Published: National Geographic Kids - September 5th, 2017

Presents the African-American holiday, which falls during the festive, gift-giving season and is celebrated by families, communities, and schools throughout America.

Ages 6 - 9
Lexile: 780
Reading Level: 4.2