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Celebrate Chinese New Year With Fireworks, Dragons, and Lanterns - Carolyn Otto
ISBN: 9781426303814
Publication Date: 2009-01-13
Grades 1-4; Ages 6-9
For two joyous weeks red is all around. The color represents luck and happiness. Children receive money wrapped in red paper, and friends and loved ones exchange poems written on red paper. The Chinese New Year is also an opportunity to remember ancestors, and to wish peace and happiness to friends and family.

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Celebrate Christmas With Carols, Presents, and Peace - Deborah Heiligman
ISBN: 9781426301223
Publication Date: 2007-10-09
Grades 1-4; Ages 6-9
December 25th is a day of peace and festivity, the culmination of a season of worldwide goodwill. Carol singers give voice to the joyful spirit, trees are decorated, and gifts exchanged between families and friends.

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Celebrate Cinco de Mayo With Fiestas, Music, and Dance - Carolyn Otto; Jose M. Alamillo (Consultant Editor)
ISBN: 9781426302152
Publication Date: 2008-04-08
Grades 1-4; Ages 6-9
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo continues National Geographic’s spectacular Holidays Around the World series with this joyous feast of Mexican culture—an annual event in Mexico and an increasingly popular holiday in America as well.

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Celebrate Diwali With Sweets, Lights, and Fireworks - Deborah Heiligman
ISBN: 079225922x
Publication Date: 2006-09-12
Grades 1-4; Ages 6-9
Beautiful, dynamic photographs and brief, lively text introduce readers to the joyous holiday of Diwali, evoking the celebrations of Hindus, Sikhs and Jains around the world.

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Celebrate Easter With Colored Eggs, Flowers, and Prayer - Deborah Heiligman
ISBN: 9781426306280
Publication Date: 2010-02-09
Grades 1-4; Ages 6-9
Witness the holiest day on the Christian calendar as it is celebrated throughout the world: from the famous Easter Egg Roll at the White House to the traditional bonfires throughout Europe; with traditional Easter dances in Africa and Easter feasts in Australia; and the universally popular coloring of eggshells worldwide.

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Celebrate Hanukkah With Light, Latkes, and Dreidels - Deborah Heiligman
ISBN: 0792259246
Publication Date: 2006-10-10
Grades 1-4; Ages 6-9
The vivid photography of National Geographic illustrates the joyous celebrations of Jewish people around the world - including Ghana, Uganda, India, Israel, Peru, the United States and Poland, as they light menorahs, spin dreidels, and make latkes.

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Celebrate Independence Day With Parades, Picnics, and Fireworks - Deborah Heiligman; Matthew Dennis
ISBN: 9781426300745
Publication Date: 2007-05-08
Grades 2-5; Ages 7-10
Strike up the band, pack a picnic, and enjoy the fireworks.Celebrate Independence Daytakes a nationwide perspective on the joy of America's biggest party. All the history and culture of Independence Day is here, along with fun facts, an all-American recipe, a locator map for every photo and a complete resource guide.

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Celebrate Kwanzaa With Candles, Community, and the Fruits of the Harvest - Carolyn B. Otto
ISBN: 9781426307058
Publication Date: 2010-10-12
Grades 1-4; Ages 6-9
Presents the African-American holiday, which falls during the festive, gift-giving season and is celebrated by families, communities, and schools throughout America.

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Celebrate Passover With Matzah, Maror, and Memories - Deborah Heiligman
ISBN: 9781426306297
Publication Date: 2010-02-09
Grades 1-4; Ages 6-9
The most celebrated holiday in the Jewish year, Passover commemorates the Exodus of Hebrew slaves from Egypt to freedom over 3,500 years ago. This colorful book explores the many forms that this weeklong celebration takes worldwide.

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Celebrate Ramadan and Eid Al-Fitr With Praying, Fasting, and Charity - Deborah Heiligman
ISBN: 0792259262
Publication Date: 2006-09-12
Grades 1-4; Ages 6-9
Ramadan, the Muslim holy month of fasting, and Eid Al-Fitr, which marks the fast's end, are sacred times for millions throughout the world. Celebrate Ramadan and Eid Al-Fitr examines the reasons for the month-long dawn-to-dusk fast and observes some of the wide variety of celebrations at the end of the fast worldwide.

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Celebrate Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur With Honey, Prayer, and the Shofar - Deborah Heiligman; Shira Stern (Consultant Editor)
ISBN: 9781426300769
Publication Date: 2007-07-10
Grades 2-5; Ages 7-10
Celebrate Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur examines how these Jewish High Holy Days are celebrated worldwide. Rosh Hashanah, known as the Jewish New Year, is a time for reflection and resolution. On Yom Kippur, also called the Day of Atonement, Jews fast, pray, and ask God's forgiveness for their sins. Deborah Heiligman's lively first-person text introduces readers to the sounding of the shofar, the holidays' greeting cards, prayers, and special foods.

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Celebrate Valentine's Day With Love, Cards, and Candy - Carolyn Otto; Jack Santino (Consultant Editor)
ISBN: 9781426302138
Publication Date: 2007-12-26
Grades 1-4; Ages 6-9
In the mood for love? Whose heart has not been won over on February 14—the day reserved for celebrating love in its many forms—around the world. Celebrate Valentine’s Day focuses on historical and cultural aspects of this holiday and the international traditions, food, and celebrations associated with it.

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