For the holidays,
I’ve been reading these brand new books with the younger ones:
I love how this family celebrates and honours the cultural/religious traditions of both parents and create their own with elements of both. I did read some critical reviews of this work. Some people were wondering why the author/illustrator didn’t include the multi-ethnic aspect of her own family. While I agree this inclusion would have made the work much more powerful, I still include it on my read aloud list because it does help kids understand diversity in family winter celebrations. Worth a read. The children enjoyed it.
This is a nice story about a girl who receives a dollhouse for Hanukkah and the family of mice who move into it.