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Books About Celebrating

This post is a few weeks late but I’ve already nabbed a few of these in the post-holiday sale fun. A big thank you to Shannon at ohcreativeday for the theme and write up and as always to Mel from letstalkpicturebooks, who compiled the list.


The season of being merry and jolly is upon us. What are you celebrating this December?

Are you reflecting on the year that was and celebrating your triumphs?
Is the Christmas tree up at your place? Or are you preparing for Hanukkah? Omisoka? Kwanzaa? St Lucia Day? How do you expose your children to diverse celebrations?


This month the @kidlitpicks book club will be featuring books about celebrating. Join in by following us and tagging your favourite #booksaboutcelebrating with #kidlitpicks. Check out the following accounts who will be sharing their suggestions throughout December.


December Choices:

  • Little One, by Panela C Reid and Tom Tolman
    “The charming narrative and dialogue speaks gently to children and reminds that Jesus loves us, no matter our stature, that we all have meaning, purpose, and we’re all important in His eyes.” — Summer from @readingisourthing

  • When an Elephant Falls in Love, by Davide Cali and Alice Lotti
    “There’s a lot of of it going on this month in terms of holidays, but I want to discuss something else worth celebrating: love.” — Mel from @spiky_penelope

  • Kitchen Disco, by Clare Foges and Al Murphy
    “I have decided that this is the perfect choice for…celebration as I’m sure many of us are having our own kitchen discos over the festive period, and the fun and energy of this book captures perfectly how it feels to celebrate at this time of year.” — Claire from @alittlebookhabit

  • Nighty Night, Baby Jesus, by Molly Idle
    “This is the celebration of one miraculous child who will live in my heart forever. A story that is near and dear to me. This celebration, to me, is the true reason for the holiday season.” — Leah from @astoryaday

  • Walk This World at Christmas Time, by Debbie Powell
    “It is a celebration not only of the Christmas time celebration, but of the fact that we are not alone in this world, that different is beautiful, and that we are all connected in some way.” — Clarissa from @book.nerd.mommy

  • A Letter for Bear, by David Lucas
    “Remember to celebrate the little things this season, look for those who are tired and working hard to make this season a joyful one, and enjoy all your festive celebrations whatever they may be!” —  Kim from @bookbairn
  • I’m In Charge of Celebrations, by Byrd Baylor
    “Tis book is a reminder to relish the natural world around us and recount the days that are special to us, even if they look like an ordinary day to others.” — Miranda from @bookbloom

  • Flora and the Penguin, by Molly Idle
    “There is no better way to celebrate the New Year than by losing ones self in the ritual and rhythm of musical movement.” — Megan from @chickadee.lit

  • Click, Clack, Ho! Ho! Ho!, by Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin
    “Duck is stuck in the chimney! Can the other animals get him out?” — Arielle from @childrensbooksgalore

  • Tell Me What to Dream About, by Giselle Potter
    “Beautiful full colour illustrations in Giselle Potter’s unique style will make you wish your dreams were half as whimsical and magic.” — Fiona from @fee_loves_

  • Chanukah Lights, by Michael J Rosen and Robert Sabuda
    “There is no better way to begin the holiday then with latkes, dreidels, chocolate gelt, and this exquisite pop-up book.” — Lauren from @happily.ever.elephants

  • K Is For Kwanzaa: A Kwanzaa Alphabet Book, by Juwanda G Ford and Ken Wilson-Max
    “Little readers will enjoy celebrating and learning while reading this book. It beautifully captures themes like: family, culture, community and traditions.” — Charnaie from @hereweeread

  • The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree, by Gloria Houston and Barbara Cooney
    “It is a combination of both the fabulous talent of Barbara Cooney and Gloria Houston’s skillfully fluid story telling that makes this tale the perfect Christmas story year after year.” — Wendy from @homegrownreader

  • L’âne Trotro et Zaza fêtent Noël, by Bénédicte Guettier
    “This book is currently the most requested Christmas book here.” — Shannon from @ohcreativeday

  • Hap-pea All Year, by Keith Baker
    “Celebrating an entire year in one book! A fun way to look forward to a new year and the fun that each month brings or look back and remember the past year.” — Michelle from @the.book.report

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