Joy to the World

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Have you ever wondered how the rest of the world spends their holidays? I know I have. Well, wonder no more, we have the answer to that and more as my crack research team of library elves put together this list of resources to satisfy your curiosity:

A World of Cookies for Santa: Find out what other kids leave for Santa in this culinary delight of a book about world holiday food traditions.

Here Is the World: Learn all about festive Jewish holidays in this warm and delightful picture book. 

Kwanzaa: A great first book about the history of Kwanzaa and its traditions.

It's Chinese New Year!: Celebrate the new year like they do in China! Read all about the rich traditions, like how children get gifts in red envelopes, and how the years are named for animals.

Holiday Songs: Sing joyous songs from around the world with this festive collection of multicultural songs.

The Shortest Day: Winter solstice is the shortest day of the year and has been celebrated widely by many cultures. Learn about the traditions and history of these celebrations.  

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