Picture Books for Minor Holidays

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As a family we don't decorate or do much for the holidays except Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. However, we do try to read at least one or two books for each holiday. Here are some of our favorites.

A Picture Book of Martin Luther King, Jr.Martin Luther King Day:
A Picture Book of Martin Luther King, Jr.
by David A. Adler

I Have a DreamMartin Luther King Day:
I Have a Dream
by Martin Luther King Jr.

GregoryGroundhog Day:
Gregory's Shadow
by Don Freeman
Also: Memoria Press Kindergarten Read-Aloud Program

The Valentine BearsValentine's Day:
The Valentine Bears
by Eve Bunting

The Biggest Valentine EverValentine's Day:
The Biggest Valentine Ever
by Steven Kroll

So You Want to Be President?Presidents' Day:
So You Want to Be President?
by Judith St. George

Dragon Parade : a Chinese New Year storyChinese New Year:
Dragon Parade : a Chinese New Year story
by Steven A. Chin
Also: What We Read: China

Patrick: Patron Saint of IrelandSt. Patrick's Day:
Patrick: Patron Saint of Ireland
by Tomie dePaola
Also: Memoria Press 1st Grade Read-Aloud Program
Also: What We Read: Ireland

Owl BabiesMothers' Day:
Owl Babies
by Martin Waddell
Also: Moving Beyond the Page Age 4-5 Literature Package
Also: Top 10 Books for Toddlers

Mama, Do You Love Me?Mothers' Day:
Mama, Do You Love Me?
by Barbara M. Joosse

The WallMemorial Day:
The Wall
by Eve Bunting
Also: Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards for Excellence in Children's Literature

Owl MoonFathers' Day:
Owl Moon
by Jane Yolen, Illustrated by John Schoenherr
Recommended Age: 3
Also: Caldecott Medal Winners
Also: Five in a Row Book List for Ages 4-8
Also: Memoria Press Kindergarten Read-Aloud Program
Also: Reading Roadmaps 1st Grade
Also: TIME: The 100 Best Children's Books of All Time

What Mary Jo SharedFathers' Day:
What Mary Jo Shared
by Janice May Udry

The Fourth of July Story4th of July:
The Fourth of July Story
by Alice Dalgliesh
Also: Memoria Press 2nd Grade Read-Aloud Program

The Star-Spangled Banner4th of July:
The Star-Spangled Banner
by Peter Spier
Also: Memoria Press 1st Grade Read-Aloud Program

Scary, Scary HalloweenHalloween:
Scary, Scary Halloween
by Eve Bunting

The Berenstain Bears Trick or TreatHalloween:
The Berenstain Bears Trick or Treat
by Stan Berenstain

The House of Sixty FathersVeterans Day:
The House of Sixty Fathers
by Meindert DeJong
Also: Sonlight Level F for Ages 10-13

BeniHanukkah:
Beni's family treasury : stories for the Jewish holidays
by Jane Breskin Zalben
Also: What We Read: Middle East

Category: Holidays

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