Happy All-Idays - An Inclusive Booklist for Everyone

Happy All-Idays - An Inclusive Booklist for Everyone

December is a month of holidays and celebrations.  Reading and looking at books with your child is a beautiful way to help them find connection and meaning in these traditions.  Learning how and why our families do what we do  is important for small children to develop roots in their family system.

These books are also wonderful stories for teaching your children about other families and their traditions.  I think it's important for our children to begin to understand that not all families look and act like theirs. Normalizing differences and learning about them, creates understanding and acceptance. Just opening the door for questions and learning together can be such an enriching experience.


A Diverse and Merry Christmas

I Got the Christmas Spirit by Connie Schofield-Morrison

Yoon and the Christmas Mitten by Helen Recorvits

Grandma's Gift by Eric Velasquez

An Angel Just Like Me by Mary Hoffman

A World of Cookies for Santa by M.E. Furman

Sounding Joy by Ellie Holcomb

'Twas Nochebuena by Roseanne Greenfield Thong

Tree of Cranes by Allen Say

Pinata in a Pine Tree by Pat Mora


Happy Hanukkah

Hanukkah Bear by Eric Kimmel

The Story of Hanukkah by David A. Adler

Little Red Ruthie - A Hanukkah Story by Gloria Koster

Eight Candles and a Tree by Simone Bloom Nathan

Shmelf the Hanukkah Elf by Greg Wolfe

Happy Hanukkah Little Dreidel by Brick Puffinton

Hanukkah, the festival of Lights by Bonnie Bader

Queen of the Hanukkah Dosas by Pamela Ehrenberg

Hanukkah Hamster by Michelle Markel


Happy Kwanzaa

My Family Celebrates Kwanzaa by Lisa Bullard

My First Kwanzaa by Karen Katz

I Spy with my Little Eye: Kwanzaa by Rhyanna DeTuathana

The Story of Kwanzaa by Donna L. Washington

Soulful Holidays: An Inclusive Rhyming Story Celebrating the Joys of Christmas and Kwanzaa by Ciara Hill

Li'l Rabbit's Kwanzaa by Donna L. Washington

Seven Spools of Thread by Angela Shelf Medearis

Seven Candles for Kwanzaa by Andrea Davis Pinkney

Together for Kwanzaa by Juwanda G Ford


Joyous Winter Solstice

The Shortest Day by Susan Cooper

The Winter Solstice by Ellen Jackson

Luke & the Longest Night by Kathleen Converse

Sun Bread by Elisa Kleven

The First Day of Winter by Denise Fleming

Solstice Badger by Robin McFadden

Iliana: A Winter Solstice Tale by Walter Fordham

One Short Day In December by Lilith Rogers

The Return of the Light: 12 Tales from around the world for the Winter Solstice by Carolyn McVickar Edwards (children over 6 yrs)

 Happy All-Idays by Wendy Jin


There are so many wonderful books out there!  If you have a favorite for this season or your holiday - let us know in the comments below.

Ms. Becky