Monday Children’s Book Reviews for March 25, 2013

Easter by Julie Murray

“Explains the origins, meaning, symbols, and traditions associated with Easter.”     [J394.2667 MURRAY]

Passover by Julie Murray

“Recounts the origins and history of Passover, and describes how the holiday is celebrated.”        [J296.437 MURRAY]

No Rouz: Our Persian New Year by E. S. Zameen

“No Rouz, or Persian New Year, is the major holiday of the Iranian people. Beginning on the first day of Spring, Iranians throw out the old year and begin the new with an ancient holiday full of rich traditions. Come share in the preparation and two week celebration with Soheyla, a six-year-old Iranian-American girl, and her family.”          [J394.2614 ZAMEEN]

Celebrating Holi: A Hindu Celebration of Spring by Sujatha Menon

“Introduces this Hindu holiday, discussing when it takes place, its history and significance, preparations, how it is celebrated, and the foods that are eaten on it.”         [J294.536 MENON]

A New Beginning: Celebrating the Spring Equinox by Wendy Pfeffer

“The spring equinox signals the time of year when the days are getting longer, the growing season has begun, and animals give birth to their young. With accessible, lyrical prose and vibrant illustrations, this book explains the science behind spring and shows how the annual ‘rebirth’ of Earth has been celebrated by various cultures throughout the ages and the world.”     [J394.26 PFEFFER]

 

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