Tag Archives: Holidays

Chanukah Lights

In the holiday spirit, here’s the pop-up book Chanukah Lights, published by Candlewick Press in 2011, with a text by Michael J. Rosen, illustration and paper engineering by Robert Sabuda, and additional design work by Simon Arizpe and Shelby Arnold, explores the eight day Jewish “festival of … Continue reading

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A Little Mistletoe

Mistletoe : legends, myth & folklore written & illustrated by Maryline Poole Adams This little small press book explores many traditional aspects of Midwinter holiday festivals, including the mysteries of mistletoe. It looks at various stories, legends and traditions from … Continue reading

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Ho.Ho.Ho.

Beijing-based graphics studio 39 degrees north created this animated version of author Neil Gaiman’s dark Christmas poem Nicholas Was. I never was that into the holiday any way. Ho.Ho.Ho.

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Think Globally, Shop Locally

 

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The Myth of Thanksgiving

The Myth of the First Thanksgiving On Thanksgiving this year as we celebrate  with family and friends, it is also essential that we honestly acknowledge that the event this day is based on is a myth, and that the United … Continue reading

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It’s That Day Again

“The National Buy a Book Day Foundation’s primary activity is educating the American people on the importance of books to our culture and community by encouraging citizens to go to any bookstore on September 7th of each year, which we … Continue reading

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An Icelandic Christmas

Iceland celebrates the winter holiday season with some unique traditions, such as Jólabókaflóð, or the Christmas book flood , Christmas book exchanges, and the “Yule Lads”. The little video below, “Christmas is Coming”, will help you get into the Icelandic holiday … Continue reading

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Happy Easter

 

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Dear Santa

This wonderful Christmas tale is narrated by none other than Patrick Stewart. Happy Christmas.

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Here Comes The Book Flood

Iceland is known around the globe for its spectacular natural wonders, ultra clean environment, dynamic music scene, and hot springs skinny-dipping, but most folks are unaware that it’s one of the most literate nations in the world.Each year, more than … Continue reading

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