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Kwanzaa

From the Series On My Own Holidays

Between Christmas and New Year's Day, many people throughout the United States celebrate another holiday, Kwanzaa. A joyous celebration of African American culture, Kwanzaa was created as a… Read More →

  • Lexile: 600
  • ATOS: 3.8
  • Dewey: 394.2'68

Halloween, 2nd Edition

From the Series On My Own Holidays

Filled with tricks and treats, fun and food, Halloween is a day that children look forward to. At one time two separate festivals, the traditions of each gradually blended into the holiday we… Read More →

  • Lexile: 510
  • ATOS: 2.9
  • Dewey: 394.2646

Juneteenth

From the Series On My Own Holidays

June 19th, 1865, began as another hot day in Texas. African American slaves worked in fields, in barns, and in the homes of the white people who owned them. Then a message arrived. Freedom! Read More →

  • ATOS: 4.5
  • Dewey: 394.263

Passover

From the Series On My Own Holidays

The book describes the origins of the Passover story in the story of Moses and the Israelites’ escape from Egypt. It also explains how the holiday is celebrated today and includes a… Read More →

  • ATOS: 3.6
  • Dewey: 296.4'37

Chinese New Year

From the Series On My Own Holidays

Chinese New Year begins each January or February on the first day of the new year in China’s traditional calendar. This 15-day celebration is the most important holiday in Chinese communities… Read More →

  • Lexile: 590
  • ATOS: 3.5
  • Dewey: 394.261

Cinco de Mayo

From the Series On My Own Holidays

It’s fiesta time! Cinco de Mayo is a fiesta day in Mexico and the United States. It’s celebrated on the fifth of May. This colorful holiday honors Mexico’s victory over the French army at… Read More →

  • ATOS: 3.8
  • Dewey: 394.262

Easter around the World

From the Series On My Own Holidays

Easter is celebrated in many different ways around the world. In Sweden, children dress up as Easter witches and go door to door, hoping for candy. Egyptian children have egg-rolling… Read More →

  • ATOS: 3.8
  • Dewey: 394.2667

Veterans Day

From the Series On My Own Holidays

Veteran’s Day is a day set aside to thank the men and women who risk their lives protecting America. Each year on November 11, we celebrate what they have done for our country. Learn more… Read More →

  • ATOS: 4.4
  • Dewey: 394.264

Christmas around the World, 2nd Edition

From the Series On My Own Holidays

In Mexico at Christmas time, children carry candles in nine nights of parades. German children listen for Kris Kringle to bring presents on Christmas Eve. Families in Australia like a picnic… Read More →

  • Lexile: 600
  • ATOS: 3.7
  • Dewey: 394.2663

Day of the Dead

From the Series On My Own Holidays

The Day of the Dead is a special holiday celebrated in many places like Mexico and parts of the United States to honor people who have died. It's celebrated between October 31 and November 2… Read More →

  • ATOS: 3.7
  • Dewey: 394.266

Earth Day, 2nd Edition

From the Series On My Own Holidays

Earth Day is celebrated on April 22 each year to remind people about the dangers of pollution. Senator Gaylord Nelson organized the first Earth Day in 1970. On that day, peope marched… Read More →

  • Lexile: 670
  • ATOS: 4.3
  • Dewey: 333.7'2

Hanukkah

From the Series On My Own Holidays

The story of Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights, takes readers back more than two thousand years in history. Understand why Jews gather to light candles for eight nights each year. Discover… Read More →

  • ATOS: 3.4
  • Dewey: 296.4'35

Martin Luther King Jr. Day, 2nd Edition

From the Series On My Own Holidays

On January 20, 1986, church bells rang in New York City, world leaders gathered in Atlanta, and thousands paraded in Chicago. It was the first annual celebration of a new national holiday… Read More →

  • Lexile: 660
  • ATOS: 4.0
  • Dewey: 323'.092

On My Own Holidays — Paperback Set

From the Series On My Own Holidays

Set

Encourage understanding of diverse cultures. Featuring full-page illustrations, these beautiful editions look at the history and customs associated with various holidays and present early… Read More →

  • Paperback
  • List Price: $45.54
  • Your Price: $45.54
  • 6 titles

On My Own Holidays — eBook Set

From the Series On My Own Holidays

Set

Encourage understanding of diverse cultures. Featuring full-page illustrations, these beautiful editions look at the history and customs associated with various holidays and present early… Read More →

  • Multi-user eBook
  • List Price: $579.75
  • Your Price: $434.81
  • 15 titles

Ramadan

From the Series On My Own Holidays

Muslims around the world celebrate the month of Ramadan to honor Allah. During every day in that month, Muslims do not eat food between sunrise and sunset. Then, each night at sunset, they… Read More →

  • ATOS: 3.7
  • Dewey: 297.3'62

Squanto and the First Thanksgiving, 2nd Edition

From the Series On My Own Holidays

When the Pilgrims landed near Plymouth, Massachusetts, in 1620 they were unprepared for the challenges they would face. Many Pilgrims died until Squanto, a Patuxet Indian, taught them how to… Read More →

  • Lexile: 540
  • ATOS: 3.6
  • Dewey: 394.2649