Storytime activities for holidays from Arbor Day to Yom Kippur

For Immediate Release
Fri, 04/13/2012

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CHICAGO — Including countless activities for 33 holidays, “The Holiday Handbook: 700+ Storytime Activities from Arbor Day to Yom Kippur...from Diwali to Kwanzaa to Ramadan,” from Neal-Schuman Publishers, saves you from scouring through hundreds of books and activities trying to find appropriate material. In each chapter, author Barbara Scott includes a short history of the holiday, an annotated collection of the perfect books, poems and activities (such as coloring pages, cut-and-tell pages, draw-and-tell stories, flannel board stories and games). Loads of fingerplays included in each chapter make this book more than a guide to finding storytimes. Songs and crafts will bring life and variation to your holiday programming.

This one-stop compilation is easy to use and very inclusive. But the best part is the amazing amount of resources! You get more than 700 activities, with crafts and cut-out drawings for each chapter. If you want story time to be amazing, this compendium has everything you need to serve your users instead of reinventing the wheel every year.

Scott has been Children’s Librarian at the Bucyrus Public Library in Bucyrus, Ohio for 26 years. During that time, she has been responsible for creating preschool storytimes, as well as administering the state summer reading program and ordering materials for the Children’s Department. In addition, she has been active over the years in the Ohio Library Council, serving on various committees. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Rio Grande, where she double-majored in Library Science and English.

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