Monday, December 28, 2015

75+ Read Aloud Books to Help Celebrate February Holidays

Children's Books to Help Celebrate February Holidays 
from Groundhog's Dilemma
Groundhog Day (Feb. 2, 2016)
  1. Cox, Judy. (2004). Go To Sleep, Groundhog! Illustrated by Paul Meisel. New York: Holiday House. 
  2. Freeman, Don. (2002). Gregory's Shadow. New York: Puffin Books.
  3. Gregory's shadow.Gibbons, Gail. (2007). Groundhog Day! New York: Holiday House. (900L)
  4. Hill, Susanna Leonard. (2005). Punxsutawney Phyllis. Illustrated by Jeffrey Ebbeler. New York: Holiday House. (590L)
  5. Lewin, Betsy. (2014). Groundhog Day. New York: Scholastic.
  6. Miller, Pat. (2010). Substitute Groundhog. Illustrated by Kathi Ember. Park Ridge, IL: Albert Whitman & Company. 
  7. Pallotta, Jerry. (2013). Who Will See Their Shadows This Year? Illustrated by David Biedrzycki. Cartwheel Books. 
  8. Pearlman, Robb. (2015). Groundhog's Day Off. Illustrated by Brett Helquist. New York: Bloomsbury USA Childrens. 
  9. Pickford Susan T. (1993). It's Up to You Griffin! Illustrated by Marcy Dunn Ramsey. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing
  10. Remenar, Kristen. (2015). Groundhog's Dilemma.  Illustrated by Matt Faulkner. Watertown, MA: Charlesbridge.
  11. Roberts, Bethany. (2008). Double Trouble Groundhog Day. Illustrated by Lorinda Bryan Cauley. New York: Henry Holt. (440L)
Rosa Parks Day (Feb. 4, 2016)


from Rosa
  1. Adler, David. A. (1995). A Picture Book of Rosa Parks. Illustrated by Robert Casilla. New York: Holiday House.
  2. Giovanni, Nikki. (2007). Rosa. Illustrated by Bryan Collier. New York: Square Fish.
  3. Kittinger, Jo S. (2010). Rosa's Bus: The Ride to Civil Rights. Illustrated by Steven Walker. Honesdale, PA: Calkins Creek.
  4. McDonough, Yona Zeldis.  (2010). Who Was Rosa Parks? Illustrated by Nancy Harrison and Stephen Marchesi. New York: Grosset & Dunlap.
  5. Miller, William. (2001). The Bus Ride. Illustrated by John Ward. New York: Lee & Low Books.
  6. Parks, Rosa & Jim Haskins. (1999). I am Rosa Parks. Illustrated by Wil Clay. New York: Penguin.
  7. Pingry, Partick A. (2007). The Story of Rosa Parks. Illustrated by Steven Walker. Candy Cane Press. (Board Book)
  8. Pinkney, Andrea Davis. (2008). Boycott Blues: How Rosa Parks Inspired a Nation. Illustrated by Brian Pinkney.  New York: Greenwillow Books.  
  9. Reynold, Aaron. (2013). Back of the Bus. Illustrated by Floyd Cooper. New York: Puffin.
  10. Ringgold, Faith. (2003).  If a Bus Could Talk: The Story of Rosa Parks. New York: Aladdin.
  11. Ringgold, Faith. (1993). Dinner at Aunt Connie's House. New York: Hyperion.
Chinese New Year (Feb. 6, 2016)


from Sam and the Lucky Money
    1. Chinn, Karen. (2003). Sam and the Lucky Money. Illustrated by Cornelius Van Wright. New York: Lee & Low Books. (660L)
    2. Demi. (2003).  Happy, Happy Chinese New Year! New York: Knopf Books for Young Readers. 
    3. Gower, Catherine. (2005). Long-Long's New Year: A Story About the Chinese Spring Festival. Illustrated by He Zhihong. Boston, MA: Tuttle.
    4. Katz, Karen. (2012). My First Chinese New Year. New York: Square Fish.
    5. Lin, Grace. (2010). Bringing in the New Year.  New York: Dragonfly Books. (250L)
    6. Li-Qiong, Yu.  (2011). A New Year's Reunion: A Chinese Story.  Illustrated by Zhu Cheng-Liang. Somerville MA: Candlewick Press. (560L)
    7. Otto, Carolyn. (2015). Holidays Around the World: Celebrate Chinese New Year: With Fireworks, Dragons, and Lanterns. Washington, DC: National Geographic Books.
    8. Simonds Nina. (2002). Moonbeams, Dumplings & Dragon Boats: A Treasury of Chinese Holiday Tales, Activities & Recipes. Illustrated by Leslie Swartz. Boston, MA: HMH Books for Young Readers.
    9. Sing, Rachel. (1994). Chinese New Year's Dragon. Illustrated by Shao Wei Liu. New york: Aladdin.
    10. Waters, Kate. (1991). Lion Dancer: Ernie Wan's Chinese New Year.  Illustrated by Martha Cooper. New York: Scholastic.
    11. Wong, Janet S.  (2014). This Next New Year. Illustrated by Yangsook Choi. Princeton, NJ: Pomelo Books. 
    12. Zucker, Jonny. (2014). Lanterns and Firecrackers: A Chinese New Year Story. Illustrated by Jan Cohen. London, UK:  Frances Lincoln Children's Books.
     Valentine's Day (Feb. 14, 2016)

    1. Bond, Felicia. (2006). Day It Rained Hearts. New York: HarperCollins.
    2. Bunting, Eve. (2016). Mr. Goat's Valentine. Illustrated by Kevin Zimmer. Sleeping Bear Press.
    3. Carle, Eric. (2015). Love from The Very Hungry Caterpillar. New York: Grosset & Dunlap.
    4. Choldenko, Gennifer. (2011). A Giant Crush. Illustrated by Melissa Sweet. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers.
    5. deGroat, Diane. (1997). Roses Are Pink, Your Feet Really Stink. New York: HarperCollins.
    6. Dunrea, Olivier. (2015). Ollie's Valentine. New York: HMH Books for Young Readers. 
    7. Gibbons, Gail. (2006). Valentine's Day Is. New York: Holiday House.
    8. Hall, Kat and Lisa Eisenberg. (2000). Olive You!: And Other Valentine Knock-Knock Jokes You'll A-Door. Illustrated by Stephen Carpenter. New York: HarperFestival. 
    9. Henkes, Kevin. (2003). Lilly's Chocolate Heart. New York: Greenwillow Books. 
    10. Katz, Karen. (2003). Counting Kisses: A Kiss & Read Book. New York: Little Simon.
    11. Marley, Cedella. (2014). One Love. Illustrated by Vanessa Brantley-Newton. San Francisco, CA: Chronicle Books. 
    12. McBratney, Sam. (2011). Guess How Much I Love You? Illustrated by Anita Jeram. Somerville, MA: Candlewick. (690L)
    13. Petersen, David. (2011). Snowy Valentine. New York: HarperCollins.
    14. Preultsky, Jack. (2013). It's Valentine's Day. Illustrated by  Marylin Hafner. New York: Greenwillow Books.
    15. Schertle, Alice. (2004). 1, 2, I Love You. Illustrated by Emily Arnold McCully. San Francisco, CA: Chronicle Books. 
    16. Spinelli, Eileen. (1996). Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch. Illustrated by Paul Yalowitz. New York: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers.
    17. Yolen, Jane. (2009). How Do Dinosaurs Say I Love You? Illustrated by Mark Teague. New York: The Blue Sky Press.
    Lincoln's Birthday (February 12, 2016) & President's Day (February 15, 2016)
      from Looking at Lincoln
    1. Borden, Louise W. (2001). A. Lincoln and Me. Illustrated by Ted Lewin. New York: Scholastic.
    2. Brown, Don. (2015). Dolley Madison Saves George Washington. New York: HMH Books for Young Readers. 
    3. Burleigh, Robert. (2014). Abraham Lincoln Comes Home. Illustrated by Wendell Minor.
    4. Castrovilla, Selene. (2013). Revolutionary Friends: General George Washington and the Marquis de Lafayette.  Illustrated by Drazen Kazjan. Honesdale, PA: Calkins Creek. (620L)
    5. Ganeshram, Ramin. (2016). A Birthday Cake for George Washington.  Illustrated by Vanessa Brantley-Newton. New York: Scholastic Press.
    6. Giovanni, Nikki. (2013). Lincoln and Douglass: An American Friendship. Illustrated by Bryan Collier. New York: Square Fish. 
    7. Kalman, Maira. (2012). Looking at Lincoln. New York: Nancy Paulsen Books. (480L)
    8. Katz, Susan. (2012). The President's Stuck in the Bathtub: Poems About the Presidents. Illustrated by Robert Neubecker. New York: Clarion Books. (1070L)
    9. Krull, Kathleen. (2016). Lincoln Tells a Joke: How Laughter Saved the President (and the Country). Illustrated by Paul Brewer. New York: HMH Books for Young Readers. 
    10. McNamara, Margaret. (2010). Presidents' Day. Illustrated by Mike Gordon. New York: Simon Spotlight. (430L)
    11. McNamara, Margaret. (2012). George Washington's Birthday: A Mostly True Tale. Illustrated by Barry Blitt. New York: Schwartz & Wade. 
    12. Polacco, Patricia. (2011). Just in Time, Abraham Lincoln. New York: Penguin,
    13. Rappaport Doreen. (2008). Abe's Honest Words: The Life of Abraham Lincoln.  Illustrated by Kadir Nelson. New York: Disney-Hyperion. (820L)
    14. Rockwell, Anne. (2015). Big George: How a Shy Boy Became President Washington. Illustrated by Matt Phelan. New York: HMH Books for Young Readers. 
    15. Rockwell, Anne. (2009). Presidents' Day. Illustrated by Lizzy Rockwell. New York: HarperCollins.
    16. Schanzer, Rosalyn. (2007). George vs. George: The American Revolution As Seen from Both Sides. Washington D.C.: National Geographic Children's Books.  

    17. Singer, Marilyn. (2013). Rutherford B., Who Was He?: Poems About Our Presidents. Illustrated by John Hendrix. New York: Disney-Hyperion. 
    18. Slade, Suzanne. (2015). The House That George Built.  Illustrated by Rebecca Bond. Watertown, MA: Charlesbridge. (890L)
    19. Small, David. (1997). George Washington's Cows. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux. 
    20. Smith, Lane. (2012). Abe Lincoln's Dream. New York: Roaring Brook Press.
    21. Smith, Lane. (2006). John, Paul, George & Ben. New York:  Disney-Hyperion. (660L)
    22. Stier, Catherine. (2007). If I Ran for President. Illustrated by Lynne Avril. Morton Grove, IL: Albert Whitman & Company. 
    23. Stier, Catherine. (1999). If I Were President. Illustrated by Diane DiSalvo-Ryan. Morton Grove, IL: Albert Whitman & Company. 
    24. Turner, Ann. (2003). Abe Lincoln Remembers. Illustrated by Wendell Minor. New York: HarperCollins. 
    25. Wells, Rosemary. (2011). Lincoln and His Boys. Illustrated by P.J. Lynch. Somerville, MA: Candlewick.
    26. Winters, Kay. (2006). Abe Lincoln: The Boy Who Loved Books. New York: Aladdin.

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