Enjoy Page After Page of Holiday Cheer Through Reading!
HOLIDAY PICTURE BOOKS: AGES 6 THRU 8:
by Jan Brett. (Putnam, unpaged, $17.99)
Lusciously delicious visuals tell a story of the roly-poly Gingerbread Baby who longs for riotous adventures. Sidebars offer step-by-step instructions for making gingerbread friends to eat!
The Christmas Bears
by Chris Conover
(Farrar, unpaged, $16.95)
In simple rhyming text, a large and loving bear family are busily involved in holiday preparations: hanging wreaths, baking cookies, sending out cards, etc. Endpapers show a map of the world’s various bears and where they can be found. A heartwarming addition for lap-sharing with the very young.
The Hanukkah Mice
by Steven Kroll. Illustrated by Michelle Shapiro
(Cavandish, unpaged, $14.99)
A friendly mouse family share in the fun of Hanukkah celebrations: latkes and applesauce, gelt, a miniature menorah, and all the similar fun of the human household they joyfully share. Cheerful gouache illustrations.
Paper Crafts for Kwanzaa
by Randel Mcgee
(Paper Craft Fun for Holiday Series, CIP, 48 pps., $23.93)
The symbols and principles of this holiday are offered thru eight easy-to-do projects ranging from a kinara pop-up card to an African-style hat and woven mat. Common supplies are needed: construction paper, markers, scissors and glue.
Selene Vasquez is a media specialist at Orange Brook Elementary School in Hollywood, FL.