Festive Tales for Independent Readers
Hanukkah is fast approaching in the village of Chelm, but the Rabbi is away. Unfortunately, not one of the villagers remembers how Hanukkah is supposed to be celebrated. So they send Yossel, a simple young man, to the neighboring village to learn what he can.
Charlie's school is holding a Kwanzaa Festival, and he doesn't want any part of it. Last year, he became the class clown. He was chosen to stand in front of the entire class wearing a dashiki, beads, and sandals — in the middle of winter! This year, he just wants things to be normal.
Christmas cheer has disappeared! Rachel and Kirsty are staying at a cozy cabin in the woods for Christmas. But everything is going wrong. Even their Christmas tree is missing! The girls think they know who's causing all the holiday trouble, and they're right!
Twelve-year-old Sam Goodman knows the holidays are going to be difficult when his dog knocks over the Hanukkah bush/Christmas tree. His Jewish father and Christian mother have never quite figured out how to celebrate both holidays, and when the tree goes down, their resentments, simmering for so long, boil over.
Go "time traveling" without leaving the classroom with this fun activity.
An irresistible and timeless Christmas story by the author of The Angel Tree.
Josie's timid, but she comes out of her shell when she and her dog, Clementine, volunteer at the local hospital during the holiday season. Between her beloved Clementine and a load of Christmas fun, what more could she need?