Category Archives: holidays

Memorial Day

Summer is almost here and with it comes Memorial Day! Memorial Day, first called “Decoration Day” is a national holiday observed each year in the U.S., to honor military servicemen and women who have fought and died to protect our … Continue reading

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Pete the Cat: Falling for Autumn

Pete the Cat misses all the fun things he can did during the Summer like swim and play at the beach. Pete’s mother tells Pete to think of the things about Autumn that he likes; Pete isn’t sure he remembers … Continue reading

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Sacajawea: Her True Story

Sacajawea was a Shoshone Indian/Native American who assisted the explorers Lewis and Clark on their expedition, which was at the request of President Thomas Jefferson. Sacajawea’s story is important for children to know, because no matter what negative events came her way, Sacajawea … Continue reading

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Memorial Day

Veterans march, all in a line, their heads held high, their medals shine. Continue reading

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Halloween ABC

Halloween is upon us and what better way to introduce this fun holiday to the youngest of children than with a book! Halloween ABC has lots of cute illustrations and also helps toddlers just learning to speak to learn the … Continue reading

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Here Is the World: A Year of Jewish Holidays

Here’s a menorah, with candles to light. Here are some latkes. Come take the first bite! Continue reading

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Thanksgiving is for Giving Thanks

I am thankful for special days like Thanksgiving when I’m with my whole family and we can all be thankful together. Continue reading

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Veterans Day is coming soon and what better way to celebrate than to read a book to a child that educates them on the sacrifices of our servicemen and servicewomen. What is a Veteran Anyway?  is the perfect book to … Continue reading

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Harlem Hellfighters

It’s a week away from Memorial Day, and in honor of the holiday, this month’s second blog post is on the book Harlem Hellfighters. It is a great introduction for kids aged 8 and up, who may want to learn about war … Continue reading

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Japanese Celebrations: Cherry Blossoms, Lanterns and Stars!

I love the cherry blossoms that bloom every year in Washington, D.C. – and so does the rest of America! That’s why I’m reviewing  Japanese Celebrations: Cherry Blossoms, Lanterns and Stars!, a great picture book that tells of many Japanese traditions, … Continue reading

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