10 Holiday Books for October-December Lessons

In my opinion, October kicks off the holiday season. Halloween may not have any significant meaning but it is still a day that everyone gets excited about. Quickly following is Thanksgiving, then Hanukkah, Christmas, and Kwanzaa. These holidays are bound to become part of the classroom at some point – even if your school calls Halloween “Harvest” or isn’t allowed to talk about Christmas. I believe it’s important to incorporate holidays into the classroom in order to acknowledge our similarities and differences when it comes to traditions. Children will experience these holidays whether we bring it up in the classroom or not. The idea is to provide an overview of all the respective holidays rather than concentrating on the one that a majority of students may be familiar with.

Books are without a doubt the best way to learn new things. Reading different holiday books is a great way to incorporate various holidays into the everyday routine. Here are 10 of the most popular holiday books right now:

1. Room on the Broom Board Book by Julia Donaldson

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2. Splat the Cat: What Was That? by Rob Scotton
3. Littlest Pilgrim by Brandi Dougherty

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4. 10 Fat Turkeys by Tony Johnston
5. Light the Candles: A Hanukkah Lift-the-Flap Book by Joan Holub

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6. Light The Lights! A Story About Celebrating Hanukkah And Christmas by Margaret Moorman

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7. The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg
8. Llama Llama Holiday Drama by Anna Dewdney

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9. Together for Kwanzaa by Juwanda G. Ford

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10. Lights of Winter: Winter Celebrations Around the World by Heather Conrad

Happy reading!!

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