Festivals

Series of 5 titles

Light a lantern in Taiwan. Paint your face in Mexico. Celebrate festivals around the world with this exciting series. Easy-to-read text and colorful photographs introduce young readers to the nonfiction format, while a diagram and picture glossary reinforce new ideas.

Title   ATOS Format Qty
Cover: Day of the Dead Day of the Dead 0.9
Cover: Holi Holi 0.8
Cover: Lantern Festival Lantern Festival 1.0
Cover: Mardi Gras Mardi Gras 0.9
Cover: St. Patrick's Day St. Patrick's Day 0.9
Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 3
Reading Level Kindergarten
Category Beginning Readers
Subject History, Nonfiction, Social Studies
Copyright 2017
Publisher Jump!
Imprint Bullfrog Books
Language English
Number of Pages 24
Publication Date 2017-01-01
Dewey 294.5-394.2695125
Graphics Full-color photographs
Dimensions 7.75 x 7.75
Lexile 260-310
Guided Reading Level F
ATOS Reading Level 0.8-1.0
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Glossary of key words, Index, and Table of contents

Reviews

Series Made Simple

Readers are made to feel a part of the story in this collection that uses variations of “we.” Text introduces each festival, describing historical background and religious and cultural roots in just a few sentences, followed by several examples of how it is celebrated. Pages generally have one or two short sentences, and the large color photos, most of which feature children participating in related activities, are the set’s best feature. A concluding page contains photos of each festival’s symbols or celebratory items along with a picture glossary. These books are attractive and compelling enough to draw an audience, and compare favorably with many well-written, recently published works on similar topics. VERDICT A fine supplementary option for new or replacement purchase.