Monday Children’s Book Reviews for December 26, 2016


Kwanzaa is a unique African American celebration that focuses on the traditional African values of family, community responsibility, commerce, and self-improvement. It is celebrated daily from December 26 to January 1. 

kwanzaaKwanzaa by Lisa M. Harrington

“Introduces the youngest readers to the traditions, festivities, and history of Kwanzaa”         [JE 394.2612 HERRINGTON]

kevins-kwanzaaKevin’s Kwanzaa by Lisa Bullard

“Kevin is excited for his turn to light the candles on the last night of Kwanzaa. As he narrates through the week of Kwanzaa, readers learn about the origins, purpose, and rituals of this holiday.”                 [ J394.2612 BULLARD]

kwanzaa-cultural-holidaysKwanzaa by Sheila Anderson

“The Cultural Holidays illustrated nonfiction book Kwanzaa teaches young readers about the background, traditions, foods, and celebrations of the African-American holiday. Easy-to-read text combines with colorful illustrations to provide entertainment and facts for even the youngest audience.”             [J394.2612 ANDERSON]

how-to-celebrateHow to Celebrate the African-American Holiday Kwanzaa

“Observed December 26th through January 1st, Kwanzaa celebrates the joy of family living and honors the contributions of African Americans. Features symbols of the holiday, gift giving guidelines, Kwanzaa foods, and much more.”     [DVD J394.261 HOW]

arthurs-perfect-christmasArthur’s Perfect Christmas

“Arthur the aardvark’s one-hour Christmas special shows the many ways one can celebrate the holidays. Arthur and his family and friends plan gifts, parties and traditions for Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and ‘Baxter Day.'”         [ DVD J ARTHUR’S]


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