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Happy, Happy Chinese New Year!

By: Demi

“In a book that is itself a celebration, Demi explains the rituals and ideas behind the Chinese New Year festival. The last 15 days of the old year are spent cleaning and preparing (‘Wash your...


By: Suzanne Fisher Staples

The world of Newbery Honor book Shabanu is vividly re-created in this novel of a young Pakistani woman's heartbreaking struggle against the tyranny of custom and ancient law. Shabanu, now a mother at 18,...


By: Michelle Krys

"Fast-paced with sizzling tension!"--Victoria Scott, author of Fire & Flood  A spellbinding witchy series debut.A stolen book. A deadly plan. A destiny discovered. If high school is...

Honeyky Hanukah

By: Woody Guthrie
illustrated by: Dave Horowitz

Latkes and goody things all over town, It’s Honeyky Hanukah time.   In Woody Guthrie’s rowdy, funny celebration of a Hanukah night, a young boy and his dog move merrily from house to house,...

Hooray for Halloween! (Barbie)

By: Diane Wright Landolf
illustrated by: Random House

Barbie and Kelly are throwing a Halloween party—but their guests aren’t the only ones who are in for a spooky surprise! Join in the fun as they put on their costumes, decorate the house, and...

Hooray for Hanukkah!

By: Fran Manushkin
illustrated by: Carolyn Croll

In a new and very different approach to the traditional Hanukkah story, one family’s celebration of the joyous Jewish winter holiday is seen from the perspective of the family menorah! From the first...

Hot, Sour, Salty, Sweet

By: Sherri L. Smith

Ana Shen has what her social studies teacher calls a “marvelously biracial, multicultural family” but what Ana simply calls a Chinese American father and an African American mother. And on...

Hurray for Today!

By: Bonnie Worth
illustrated by: Aristides Ruiz

With a little help from the Birthday Bird of Katroo, the Cat and Co. explain (in rhymed verse!) the origin of common holiday rituals such as lighting candles, dying eggs, and sending cards. Holidays include...

The House of Djinn

By: Suzanne Fisher Staples

Mumtaz, daughter of Shabanu, has lived with her father's traditional Muslim family for 10 years, enduring the scorn of her auntie Leyla day in and day out. Her only protectors are her uncle Omar and Baba,...


Heart of Glass

By: Sasha Gould

In Heart of Glass, the sequel to Sasha Gould’s Cross My Heart set in 16th century Venice, Laura della Scala’s life has changed drastically for the better since she discovered her sister’s...

Hokey Pokey

By: Jerry Spinelli

Jack is the leader of Hokey Pokey, a land where there are no grownups and kids rule.   His prize position is his bike, called Scramjet, and he races through Hokey Pokey and up and down...