Fall Celebrations

Introduction

Fall Festivals

Come and learn about different fall festivals that are celebrated by the many cultures in Brooklyn

 

Internet Links

Fall CelebrationsA Sukkot-Sukkot & Simchat Torch-Jewish Kids
http://www.chabad.org/kids/article_cdo/aid/1645397/jewish/Sukkot-Simchat-Torah.htm
Learn about the holiday of Sukkot in a fun way!
 

 

Fall CelebrationsChinese Mid-Autumn Moon Festival
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P9iO2eUKb6E
Watch a video that tells the story of the Moon Festival and its origins


 

Fall CelebrationsThe 1st Thanksgiving Student Activities for Grades PreK-12 www.scholastic.com/scholastic_thanksgiving/
Find out about the 1st thanksgiving with the Pilgrims and Wampanoag Native Americans

 

Fall CelebrationsDiwali
http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/stories/peopleplaces/diwali/
Learn about Diwali which marks the last harvest of the season

 

Fall CelebrationsAutumn Equinox
http://www.kidzworld.com/article/2526-autumn-equinox
Come and learn some interesting facts about the Autumn Equinox

 

Fall CelebrationsVeterans Day
http://www.usconsulate.org.hk/pas/kids/vd.htm
Come learn about Veterans Day and other Holidays that we celebrate


           

Articles and Databases

Fall CelebrationsBookFlix
http://misc.brooklynpubliclibrary.org/remote/login.aspx?res=bkflix
Come visit BookFlix and listen to a story or read along with the text
 

Print resources

Thanking the Moon, book coverThanking the moon : celebrating the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival
by Grace Lin
J-E LIN
Each member of a Chinese family contributes to the celebration of the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival


 

Mooncakes, book coverMooncakes
by Loretta Seto ; illustrated by Renné Benoit
J-E SETO
A young girl and her parents are celebrating the Chinese Moon Festival, during this time her parents tell her three legends of the moon

 

Red eggs and dragon boats, book coverRed eggs and dragon boats : celebrating Chinese festivals
by Carol Stepanchuk
J 394.269 S
This is a book about the celebration of Chinese festivals. Most of the Chinese festivals are based on the lunar calendar. It includes festivals such as the Chinese lunar New Year, Clear Brightness festival, Full-month red egg and ginger party, Dragon Boat festival and Moon festival

 

The food of China, book coverThe food of China
by Tamra B. Orr
J 394.1209 O
Explore the culture, traditions, and festivals of China through its food


 

Celebrate Thanksgiving, book coverCelebrate Thanksgiving
by Deborah Heiligman
J 394.2649 H
Learn how the custom started and what it means today


 

I am the turkey, book coverI am the turkey
by Michele Sobel Spirn ; pictures by Joy Allen
J-E SPIRN (EASY READER)
Mark does not want to play the turkey in the second grade Thanksgiving play, but then he ends up saving the day


 

Sammy Spider first Sukkot, book coverSammy Spider's first Sukkot
by Sylvia Rouss ; illustrated by Katherine Janus Kahn
J-E ROUSS
Sammy Spider learns about the festival of Sukkot by watching the Shapiro family build their sukkah


 

All about Sukkot, book coverAll about Sukkot
by Judyth Groner and Madeline Wikler ; illustrated by Kinny Kreiswirth
J 296.433 G
Discusses the history and customs of the Jewish fall harvest holiday, Sukkot, and includes a retelling of "The Big Sukkah" by Peninah Schram


 

 a family seder, book coverSukkot : a family seder
by Judith Z. Abrams ; illustrated by Katherine Janus Kahn
J 296.433 A
Presents information about the harvest festival, Sukkot, with prayers, readings, and songs


 

A pioneer Thanksgiving, book coverA pioneer Thanksgiving : a story of harvest celebrations in 1841
written by Barbara Greenwood
J 394.2649 G
Come and learn about the first Thanksgiving.