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10 Books for Kids to Celebrate Kwanzaa & Nguzo Saba

Nguzo Saba are the seven principles of African Heritage celebrated during Kwanzaa.

1. Umoja (Unity)
2. Kujichagulia (Self-Determination)
3. Ujima (Responsibility)
4. Ujamaa (Cooperative economics)
5. Nia (Purpose)
6. Kuumba (Creativity)
7. Imani (Faith)

In L’il Rabbit’s Kwanzaa, L’il Rabbit is having a rough Kwanzaa. He loves the big Kwanzaa feast called Karamu but he may miss it because his grandmother isn’t feeling well. Instead of feeling sorry for himself, L’il Rabbit remembers that Kwanzaa is a time for helping. He tells his animal friends that his Grandma is ill and the animals show up with food and gifts to help L’il Rabbit and his Grandma celebrate anyway. Listed below are more Kwanzaa stories to check out with your library card to share with your kids the spirit of Nguzo Saba (The Seven Principals of Kwanzaa).


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Crafts for KwanzaaKwanzaa Wonder BooksKwanzaaSeven Spools of Thread a Kwanzaa StoryWe Celebrate Kwanzaa in Winter

Print Books:

KwanzaaKwanzaaSanta's KwanzaaThe Sound of Kwanzaa

To learn even more about fascinating and inspiring black history makers, visit the Center for Black Literature & Culture at Central Library. The Center is dedicated to celebrating the vibrant and resilient heritage and triumphs of those born of African roots.

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Read Right Now! CHRISTMAS

A long, cold December night is a great time to share favorite Christmas stories! There are many holiday classics to choose from to get your family into the holiday spirit. You can listen to video read alouds of two all-time favorites, The Night Before Christmas and How the Grinch Stole Christmas, right now! More free video read alouds are listed below along with printable activities and Christmas Favorites you can check out with your Library card. Have a wonderful holiday!

More great stories can be found at 25 Multicultural Christmas Books for Kids.

More FREE Online eBooks about Christmas:

The Polar ExpressBrave IreneChristmasJourneyChristmasShipHoHoHoTuckerJingleAllMaisyGingerbreadSesameCelebrateWaldos Christmas SurpriseBunbun's Christmas Counting BookSchnitzelFirst

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Printables, Crafts & More about Christmas:

Christmas BingoGrinch Dot to DotTracer Christmas TreeTracer Angel

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Pete the Cat Saves ChristmasBear Stays Up Late for ChristmasLlama Llama Holiday DramaThe Nutcracker

Print Chritmas Classics:

A Bad Kitty ChristmasArthur's ChristmasCarl's ChristmasChristmas in the BarnIt's Christmas DavidMerry Christmas StregaMr. Willowby's Christmas TreeNativityOlive the Other Christmas ReindeerRoom for a Little OneRudolph the Red Nosed ReindeerSanta's Book of NamesThe Christmas Miracle of Jonathon ToomeyThe Night Before ChristmasThe Night Before ChristmasThe SnowmanThe Story of Holly and IvyThe Twelve Days of ChristmasThe Year of the Perfect Christmas TreeYes Virginia There is a Santa Claus

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Eight Nights of Bedtime Stories for Hanukkah

There are so many great Hanukkah books you can read more than one each night! Here are two about clever girls problem solving their way out of Hanukkah trouble.

Little Red Ruthie is the story of a little girl who sets out with a basket full of goodies to help her Bubbe Basha make latkes for Hanukkah. Like the other Little Red you know, she meets a big scary wolf while walking in the woods and the wolf declares, “I am going to eat you up!” Will she be able to convince the wolf that latkes taste a whole lot better than she does?

Hanukkah in Alaska

You can listen to the video read aloud Hanukkah in Alaska right now. Just click on the book jacket to listen to the story read aloud by Molly Ephraim. It is the story of what Hanukkah is like for a little girl living during a long, cold Alaskan winter. For her, daylight only lasts for five hours and she doesn’t have squirrels or rabbits in her backyard, she has a moose! Can she convince the moose to leave her trees and her swing alone?

Listed below are even more Hanukkah stories you can check out with your library card.


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Printables, Crafts & More about Hanukkah:

Tracer MenorahTracer DreidelHanukkah Crossword

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eBooks:

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ABC Hanukkah HuntBoris and StellaDaddy Christmas and Hanukkah MamaDear Santa Love Rachel RosensteinEight Wild NightsHanukkah Around the WorldHanukkah BearHappy Hanukkah Curious GeorgeIt's Hanukkah TimeSammy Spider's First HanukkahThe Count's Hanukkah CountdownThe Miracle Jar

Print Books:

DuskElijah's AngelEmanuel and the Hanukkah RescueGracie's NightHanukkah Sweets and TreatsHershel and the Hanukkah GoblinsHoneyky HanukkahI Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a DreidelLatke the Lucky DogOskar and the Eight BlessingsPotatoes at Turtle RockQueen of the Hanukkah DosasShmelf the Hanukkah ElfSimon and the BearThe Dreidel That Wouldn't SpinThe Golem's LatkesThe Missing LettersThe Parakeet Named DreidelThe Trees of the Dancing GoatsWay Too Many LatkesYitzi and the Giant Menorah

Books recommended by: Janet Spaulding, Selection Services


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Read Right Now! THANKSGIVING

FREE Online eBooks about Thanksgiving:

My FamilyStir, Sift, Slice

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Thanksgiving What Makes It SpecialDinosaurs' ThanksgivingGus the Pilgrim TurkeyCaillou Happy ThanksgivingAn Outlaw ThanksgivingThe Memory Cupboard a Thanksgiving StoryPilgrim CatSarah Gives ThanksSometimes Its TurkeyThe Thanksgiving StoryThis Is the TurkeyWe Celebrate Thanksgiving in the FallRound the TurkeyThe Story of the First ThanksgivingThanksgiving Mice

eAudiobooks:

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One is a Feast for a MousePinkalicious Thanksgiving HelperThanksgiving Is

Printables, Crafts & More for Thanksgiving:

 

Give Thanks TracerP is for Pilgrim HatPumpkin Pie AdditionScarecrow Connect the Dots

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Books:

AllPieBalloonsBroadwayCharlie BrownFirefightersThanksgivingGivingThanksSwallowedPieMagicPotMollyPilgrimOverRiverTurkeyFreeStoneSoupTapTreeThankSarahTappletonsTurkeyThanksgivingTurkeyPoxNightBeforeChickenStewSnoopy's ThanksgivingThe Berenstain Bears Thanksgiving BlessingPinkalicious Thanksgiving HelperThanksgivingThanksgiving 2Happy ThanksgivingThe First ThanksgivingThe Very Stuffed TurkeyJust a Special ThanksgivingSharing the BreadThe Little Kids TableLook and be GratefulFrog and Friends Celebrate ThanksgivingCelebrate ThanksgivingIts Not About You Mrs Turkey

Books Recommended by: Janet Spaulding, Selection Services


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