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Celebrations in Nunavut

Inuinnaqtun Edition

by Aviaq Johnston, illustrated by Lenny Lishchenko
edition: Paperback
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: beginner, polar regions

In Nunavut, there are a lot of things to celebrate!

This book features celebrations that are important to communities across the North, such as The Return of the Sun and Nunavut Day.

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See Where We Come From!

A First Book of Family Heritage

illustrated by Scot Ritchie
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: customs, traditions, anthropology

In this perfect, kid-friendly introduction to the concept of family heritage, the five friends from Scot Ritchie's popular series participate in a Heritage Festival at their school.

Today is a big day for the five friends. Their class is hosting a Heritage Festival to celebrate the customs and traditions of people from all over the world. Martin, Sa …

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Chinese New Year

A Celebration for Everyone

by Jen Sookfong Lee
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: other, non-religious, asia, emigration & immigration

From its beginnings as a farming celebration marking the end of winter to its current role as a global party featuring good food, lots of gifts and public parades, Chinese New Year is a snapshot of Chinese culture. Award-winning author and broadcaster Jen Sookfong Lee recalls her childhood in Vancouver and weaves family stories into the history, tr …

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Baba's Babushka

Magical Ukrainian Adventures

by Marion Mutala, illustrated by Amber; Siemens, Wendy & Tkachenko, Olha Rees
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 12
  • Grade: p to 7
tagged: time travel, other, religious

Magical adventures in Ukraine! When the wind brings Natalia babushkas just like the ones her baba once wore, she is taken on a series of magical journeys to a time long ago and discovers the traditions of her Ukrainian heritage—the greatest of which is the love of family.

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The Boy Who Moved Christmas

by Eric Walters & Nicole Wellwood, illustrated by Carloe Liu
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: christmas & advent, diseases, illnesses & injuries

Based on a true story, this is a touching reminder of the power of Christmas and community spirit, no matter what the time of year.

It's October, but in seven-year-old Evan's town, every house is decorated for Christmas and a giant holiday parade is about to begin. The bump in Evan's head means he might not make it to December, so all his friends, f …

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International Day of the Girl, The

Celebrating Girls Around the World

by Jessica Dee Humphreys & Rona Ambrose, illustrated by Simone Shin
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 7 to 10
  • Grade: 2 to 5
tagged: girls & women, self-esteem & self-reliance

This introduction to the International Day of the Girl and its worldwide significance encourages children to recognize their own potential to make change, providing both a perfect lesson in social justice and a celebration of girl power.

The United Nations designated October 11th as the International Day of the Girl, a day to increase awareness of …

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Ti-Shadd

L’Ujima au Quotidien

illustrated by Miriam Körner, by Alix Lwanga
edition: Paperback
  • age: 3 to 18
  • Grade: p to 12
tagged: native canadian, kwanzaa

Le père de Li’l Shadd est un médecin pionnier très occupé. Lorsque Dr Shadd est appelé à aller voir un patient le jour d’anniversaire de son fils Shadd, le jeune garçon n’arrivait pas à comprendre pourquoi aider d’autres personnes était plus important que sa fête. Il y a une seule façon de le découvrir : rejoindre son père sur …

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A Ticket Around the World

by Natalia Diaz & Melissa Owens, illustrated by Kim Smith
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 5 to 8
  • Grade: 2 to 5
tagged: travel, customs, traditions, anthropology

Take a tour of 13 countries in this introduction to cultures around the world, an Amazon.com Teachers' Pick for ages 5 to 8!

Join a young boy as he hops around the globe, visiting friends in 13 different countries spanning all 6 populated continents. Along the way, he introduces us to each friend’s environment and customs, and shares interesting …

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