Holiday Picture Books

Recommended picture books for sharing with all ages

Our Favorite Day of the Year by A. E. Ali.


Four kindergartners who think they have nothing in common become friends after sharing traditions of their holidays, including Eid al-Fitr, Rosh Hashanah, Christmas, and Pi Day.

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Celebrated December 25th. Find more books on Christmas here.

Day of the Dead

Celebrated November 1st and 2nd. Find more books on Day of the Dead here.


Diwali is celebrated on Monday, October 24, 2022. Dates vary each year. Find more books on Diwali here.


Celebrated October 31st. Find more books on Halloween here.


Celebrated starting on the 25th day of Kislev, according to the Hebrew calendar and starts November 28th, 2021. Dates vary each year. Also known as the Festival of Lights. Find more books on Hanukkah here.


Holli is celebrated March 19th, 2022. Dates vary each year. Also known as the Festival of Love, Festival of Colours and the Festival of Spring. Find more books on Holi here.


Celebrated December 26, 2021 though January 1, 2022. Find more books on Kwanzaa here.

Lunar New Year's

Celebrated February 1st. Find more books on Lunar New Year's here.

Memorial Day

Memorial Day is celebrated May 30, 2022. Memorial Day is on the last Monday of May. Find more books on Memorial Day here.


Passover is celebrated April 15 through April 23, 2022 and is typically celebrated on the 15th day of the Hebrew month of Nisan. Find more books on Passover here.

Powwow Day by Traci Sorell

ebook (coming February 2022)

Powwows are celebrated throughout the year.

River wants so badly to dance at powwow day as she does every year. Follow River's journey from feeling isolated after an illness to learning the healing power of community.

Additional information explains the history and functions of powwows, which are commonplace across the United States and Canada and are open to both Native Americans and non-Native visitors.

Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr

Ramadan typically falls in early May and Eid al-Fitr follows in early June. Find more books on Ramadan here.

Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur

Rosh Hashanah is celebrated the evening on September 25 and end on September 27, 2022. Also known as the Jewish New Year. Find more books on Rosh Hashanah here.

Valentine's Day

Celebrated February 14th. Find more books on Valentine's here.

World Kindness Day

Celebrated November 13th. Find more books on kindness here.

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