What Do You Celebrate? – Holidays and Festivals Around the World
Holidays are FUN—and this entertaining nonfiction picture book introduces kids to 14 celebrations from around the world!
Across the globe, every country has its special holidays. From Brazilian carnival and Chinese New Year to France’s Bastille Day and our very own Fourth of July, What Do You Celebrate? presents 14 special occasions where people dance, dress up, eat yummy foods, and enjoy other fun traditions that have been passed down from generation to generation. Kids can travel the globe and learn about Fastelavn, Purim, the Cherry Blossom Festival, Holi, Eid al-Fitr, Halloween, Day of the Dead, Guy Fawkes Day, the German Lantern Festival, and more. Each spread showcases a different holiday, offering background and cultural context, vocabulary words, photographs, and instructions for festive projects.
Ages 4 - 9 yrs
About Whitney Stewart (New Orleans, Louisiana Author)
Whitney Stewart was born in Boston and graduated from Brown University with a degree in children’s literature and linguistics. She has lived overseas — France, Germany, India, and Japan — where she relished the culinary variety. She’s always had a passion for writing nonfiction for kids. To research her books, she’s trekked with Sir Edmund Hillary in Nepal and hiked to Buddhist monasteries in Tibet and Japan. She's interviewed two Nobel laureates — the Dalai Lama and Aung San Suu Kyi — in their homes.
Stewart’s publications include: Mindful Kids: 50 Mindfulness Activities for Kindness, Focus, and Calm. (Barefoot Books, fall 2017); What’s on Your Plate? (Sterling, 2018); What Do You Celebrate? (Sterling 2019), and her newest, Genomics: A Revolution of Health and Disease Discovery, co-authored with her husband Dr. Hans C Andersson MD.
When Stewart is not reading, writing, or traveling, she teaches mindfulness and meditation to children. She lives in New Orleans.