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Holiday books

I also love to display holiday books throughout the year and have a shelf that is particularly for seasonal stories, so that when I read in a school class, the books are easy to select at these special times of year. This is a growing index, so check back for more titles.

ALL HOLIDAYS

Over and Over by Charlotte Zolotow

WINTER

JANUARY

January elementary age read-alouds

Axle Annie by Robin Pulver

The Fiddler of the Northern Lights by Natalie Kinsey-Warnock

The Lemon Drop Jar by Christine Widman

Snowflake Bentley

Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening by Robert Frost, illustrated by Susan Jeffers

The Sugaring-Off Party by Jonathan London

Why Kings Don’t Wear Crowns by Princess Märtha Louise

CHINESE NEW YEAR

FEBRUARY

February elementary age read-alouds

VALENTINE’S

February Valentine books mantle

Fanny’s Dream by Caralyn Beuhner

I Like You by Sandol Stoddard Warburg

Love Adds the Chocolate by Linda Andersen

Love is… by Wendy Anderson Halperin

Loving Through Heartsongs by Mattie J. T. Stepanek (poems)

Magical Hands by Marjorie Barker

Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch by Eileen Spinelli

The Queen of Hearts by Mary Englebreit

PRESIDENT’S DAY

George Washington’s Teeth by Deborah Chandra

Lincoln’s Little Girl by Fred Trump (chapter book; extension of the true story told in Mr. Lincoln’s Whiskers)

Lincoln and His Boys by Rosemary Wells

Mr. Lincoln’s Whiskers by Karen Winnick

When Washington Crossed the Delaware by Lynne Cheney

MARCH

March elementary age read-alouds

ST.PATRICK’S DAY

SPRING

EASTER

APRIL

April elementary age read-alouds

MAY

May elementary age read-alouds

MOTHER’S DAY

MEMORIAL DAY

SUMMER

JUNE

FATHER’S DAY

JUHANNUS

JULY

FOURTH OF JULY

PIONEER DAY

AUGUST

SEPTEMBER

September elementary-age read alouds

It’s the First Day of School!  by Charles M. Schulz

The Day Jimmy’s Boa Ate the Wash by Trinka Hakes Noble

Hip, Hip, Hooray for Annie McRae! by Brad Wilcox

The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear by Don and Audrey Wood

The Relatives Came by Cynthia Rylant

Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey

Flicka, Ricka, Dicka and the Strawberries by Maj Lindman

LABOR DAY

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FALL

See a list of Fall books we love and corresponding reviews here and here.

How Do Apples Grow? by Betsy Maestro

Look What I Did with a Leaf!  by Morteza E. Sohi

The Oak Inside the Acorn by Max Lucado

The Ox-Cart Man by Donald Hall

Why Do Leaves Change Color? by Betsy Maestro

OCTOBER (see links for the FALL books above)

HALLOWEEN

Elementary-age read alouds for Halloween

Big Pumpkin by Erica Silverman

Frankenstein: A Monstrous Parody by Rick Walton and Nathan Hale

My Monster Mama Loves Me So by Laura Leuck

Pumpkin Moonshine by Tasha Tudor

Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson

The Spider and the Fly based on the poem by Mary Howitt, illustrated by Tony DiTerlizzi

NOVEMBER

November elementary-age read alouds

THANKSGIVING

It Could Always Be Worse by Margot Zemach

Thank You, Sarah by Laurie Halse Anderson

DECEMBER

December elementary-age read alouds

Christmas booksReading Christmas stories aloud at night each night in December is a special tradition we have.

CHRISTMAS BOOKS

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, illustrated

Amahl and the Night Visitors by Gian Carlo Menotti, illustrated by Michelle Lemieux

Annika’s Secret Wish by Beverly Lewis

Christmas Day in the Morning by Pearl S. Buck, illustrated by Mark Buehner

The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey by Susan Wojciechowski

The Gift of the Magi by O’Henry, illustrated by Lisbeth Zwerger

The Nutcracker illustrated by Susan Jeffers

Too Many Tamales by Gary Soto, illustrated by Ed Martinez

The Trees of the Dancing Goats by Patricia Polacco