Show and Tell: Halloween

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Little Miss Stephanie at Halloween I tried like crazy to find a picture of me in the mermaid costume mentioned in the video. My mom and aunt helped search, and we couldn't find it. So here is me being - I don't know what. I have a crown and a wand so some sort of fairy godmother maybe?

Here are lists of books, broken down by holiday. It is a long list already, so I shied away from holidays for a specific person or people. They are a mixture of picture books, beginning readers (BR), board books (BRD), juvenile fiction (JF), and juvenile nonfiction (NF). Hopefully you can find something interesting for your level reader!


birthday cakeBirthday

Find and Point Birthday by Marisa Wallin (BRD)

Happy Birthday to Me by Kim Wayans (JF)

Pony Party by Cathy Hapka (BR)

If a T.Rex Crashes Your Birthday Party by Jill Esbaum



Chanukah Lights Everywhere by Michael J. Rosen

 Dreidels on the Brain by Joel ben Izzy (JF)

 Light the Menorah: a Hanukkah Handbook by Jacqueline Jules (NF)

 How Do Dinosaurs Say Happy Chanukah? by Jane Yolen (BRD)


christmas treeChristmas

Barbie: A Perfect Christmas by Christy Webster (BR)

A Christmas Wish by Sue Bentley (JF)

Dinosaur vs. Santa by Bob Shea

Merry Christmas, Little Pookie by Sandra Boynton (BRD)


diwali lanternDiwali

Celebrate Diwali by Deborah Heiligman (NF)

Crayola Diwali Colors by Mari Schuh

Diwali Lights by Rina Singh (BRD)

Shubh Diwali! by Chitra Soundar


Easter bunny, eggsEaster

The Easter Story by Patricia Pingry (BRD)

The Little Rabbit by Judy Dunn (BR)

The First Easter by Carol Heyer (NF)

Bunny Double, We're in Trouble! by Dan Gutman (JF)


pumpkin, moon, batsHalloween

All Saints, All Souls, and Halloween by Catherine Chambers (NF)

Halloween by Laura F. Marsh (BR)

The Halloween Tree by Ray Bradbury (JF)

Itsy Bitsy Pumpkin by Sonali Fry (BRD)


holi colorsHoli

Festival of Colors by Kabir Sehgal

Holi by Rachel A. Koestler-Grack

Holi by Uma Krishnaswami

Holi Colors by Rina Singh (BRD)


kwanzaa candles, cornKwanzaa

Kwanzaa by Julie Murray (NF)

Seven Spools of Thread: a Kwanzaa Story by Angela Shelf Medearis

My First Kwanzaa by Karen Katz (BRD)

K is for Kwanzaa: a Kwanzaa Alphabet Book by Juwanda G. Ford


fireworks, dragonNew Year (Solar and Lunar)

Goldy Luck and the Three Pandas by Natasha Yim

Jasmine Toguchi, Mochi Queen by Debbi Michiko Florence (JF)

Just in Time for New Year's by Karen Gray Ruelle (BR)

Let's Celebrate New Year's Day by Barbara DeRubertis (NF)


Passover seder plate, matzohPassover

More Than Enough: a Passover Story by April Halprin Wayland

My First Passover by Tomie DePaola (BRD)

Passover: Celebrating Now, Remembering Then by Harriet Ziefert (NF)

Scarlet and Sam: Escape from Egypt by Eric A. Kimmel (JF)


cresent moon, lanterns, cityRamadan

A Party in Ramadan by Asma Mobin-Uddin

R is for Ramadan by Greg Paprocki (BRD)

Ramadan by David F. Marx

Ramadan: the Holy Month of Fasting by Ausma Zehanat Khan (NF)


turkey, thanksgivingThanksgiving

I Am Thankful by Suzy Capozzi (BR)

Thanksgiving by Brenda Haugen

Thanksgiving Turkey Trouble by Abby Klein (JF)

Where is Baby's Turkey? by Karen Katz (BRD)


valentinesValentine's Day

Captain Awesome Gets Crushed by Stan Kirby (JF)

Curious George Makes a Valentine by H.A. Rey (BR)

Happy Valentine's Day, Mouse by Laura Joffee Numeroff (BRD)

The Yuckiest, Stinkiest, Best Valentine Ever by Brenda A. Ferber


Show And Tell with Stephanie: Halloween