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Let's Celebrate! Special Days Around the World

Written by Kate DePalma

Illustrated by Martina Peluso

Key Stage 1 Key Stage 2 People / Places Reference Books Religion / Bible Stories

LoveReading View on Let's Celebrate! Special Days Around the World

Experience 13 special days from cultures around the world! Rhyming text and vibrant illustrations throughout encourages beginning readers, while educational notes at the end brim with facts about the special days for older children to explore. Complete with a calendar to reinforce learning, Let’s Celebrate! makes for a fun and informative companion to the award-winning Barefoot Books Children of the World.


Let's Celebrate! Special Days Around the World Synopsis

Lyrical, sensory nonfiction text and vibrant illustrations invite readers to experience a child's-eye view of 13 special days around the world, such as the Spring Festival, Inti Raymi, Eid al-Fitr, Dia de Muertos and the New Yam Festival. Includes a global festival calendar and educational notes about why we celebrate.

The featured festivals include:

Kodomo no Hi (Japan)

Spring Festival (Lunar New Year) (China)

Matariki (New Zealand)

Inti Raymi (Peru)

Carnival (Brazil)

Midsummer (Sweden)

Nowruz (Iran)

Passover (United States)

New Yam Festival (Nigeria)

Novy God (Russia)

Eid al-Fitr (the end of Ramadan) (Egypt)

Día de Muertos (Mexico)

Diwali (India)

Let's Celebrate! Special Days Around the World Press Reviews

"An accessible tool for teaching children about world cultures, seasonal special events, and festivals for school and public library collections" — School Library Journal

Book Information

ISBN: 9781782858348
Publication date: 14th October 2019
Author: Kate DePalma
Illustrator: Martina Peluso
Publisher: Barefoot Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 40 pages
Year Groups: Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2
Topics: People / Places, Reference Books, Religion / Bible Stories

About Kate DePalma

Kate DePalma was born and raised outside Nashville, TN, USA. As Senior Editor at Barefoot Books, she has helped develop dozens of picture books, as well as co-authored the award-winning Barefoot Books Children of the World (2016). Publishing under her pseudonym, Sunny Scribens, Kate has also written Space Song Rocket Ride (TBD), My Friend Robot! (2017) and the critically-acclaimed Baby's First Words (2017). She holds an M.A. in Classics from the University of Texas and is also a published poet and scholar. Kate lives with her husband and daughter outside San Francisco, CA. Martina Peluso has wanted to be an illustrator ever ...

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