The holiday season is upon us. TV has turned into a giant toy commercial. Walmart is a war zone. And all my son can talk about is this weird ass card game that I have never heard of. Tis the season. In trying to spread education and respect for all I am putting forth my best effort to teach my kids about all holidays that occur in the next month. Let me tell you, it has NOT been a cake walk.
I have been taking books and books and books out of the library all year round that focus on different cultures, celebrations, and peoples. Now that holiday season is here I have made a serious effort (we're talking 3 times a week library trips) to find the perfect books to inspire, educate, enlighten, and heighten interest in the boy. So far I have had no luck. The Hanukkah books are D-R-Y. I'm not Jewish so I don't really know the staple books. But I know they can't all be super boring. It's the festival of lights man! The Kwanza books are ok, at least the ones I found, but I am renting them from a library in a town with a population of 20 African-Americans. Probably not 20, but not 20,000 either. The selection is slim. And the winter solcitice books, NON EXSISTENT. I've got Christmas covered, I think. We usually do The Night Before Christmas & follow up with The Nightmare Before Christmas. Although I don't really have any books that explain the whole Jesus thing in a fun non boring & dry way. I guess I'm not covered.
I have decided to buy a holiday collection for our library (built of wine boxes) but I desperately need your help. Any suggestions pertaining to ALL holidays, cultures, astrological will be considered and appreciated!
***The first five readers to suggest a GREAT HOLIDAY BOOK will receive from me (and the Cuyahoga County Public Library) the award winning & beautiful illustrated Great Books For Kids 2008 book. Just make sure to leave me your email. Peace & War.
****CONGRATS MICHELLE V!