December 2020 Books


December is full of holidays! Get warm and cozy and celebrate with these books…

Hanukkah Lights by David Martin, illustrated by Melissa Sweet

What happens during Hanukkah? This story shows the joys of this special holiday, with latke eating, candle lighting, dreidels and much more!

The Story of Hanukkah by David A. Adler, illustrated by Jill Weber

Why is Hanukkah celebrated? How did Hanukkah become the holiday it is today? The story of Hanukkah is perfectly depicted in this easy-to-read book.

Christmas Farm by Mary Lyn Ray, illustrated by Barry Root

Wilma decides to plant a ton of balsam trees. She grows and nurtures them until they become big, beautiful Christmas trees!

I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas by John Rox, illustrated by Bruce Whatley

A retelling of the classic Christmas song! The only thing a little girl wants for Christmas is a hippopotamus! Will her Christmas wish be granted?

The Littlest Reindeer by Brandi Dougherty, illustrated by Michelle Todd

Dot the reindeer really wants to help Santa fly the sleigh! The only problem is that she has trouble flying the right way. What happens Christmas Eve night?

My First Kwanzaa by Karen Katz

Kwanzaa is a seven day holiday, filled with family, friends and fun! A great introduction to this warm holiday.

My Family Celebrates Kwanzaa by Lisa Bullard, illustrated by Constanza Basaluzzo

Learn everything about Kwanzaa with this fun and informative book! Accompanied by colorful illustrations, this book is a great one to celebrate this holiday.

Squirrel’s New Year’s Resolution by Pat Miller, illustrated by Kathi Ember

Squirrel wants to make a resolution for herself for the new year, but can’t think of one. She helps all her forest friends with theirs but can’t seem to figure out one for herself! What resolution does she come up with?

Celebrating Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Celebrating Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Celebrating Indigenous Peoples' Day Indigenous Peoples' Day — while not a federal holiday — is recognized on the second Monday in October by many cities and states in the United States, including the City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County and California. The day...

Celebrating Filipino American History Month

Celebrating Filipino American History Month

Celebrating Filipino American History Month Each year, the United States recognizes Filipino American History during the month of October. As the second-largest Asian American group in the country and the third-largest ethnic group in California, Filipino Americans...

For This New Mom, a Doula was the Key to Joyous Childbirth

For This New Mom, a Doula was the Key to Joyous Childbirth

For This New Mom, a Doula was the Key to Joyous Childbirth When Terika Hameth found out she was pregnant last year, her initial joy was soon overwhelmed by anxiety. “I thought, ‘What if I die?’” she said. Her fear was not misplaced. Black women in Los Angeles County...

First 5 LA Hall of Heroes: Labor Day

First 5 LA Hall of Heroes: Labor Day

First 5 LA Hall of Heroes: Labor Day You are your child’s first teacher and are very important to their intellectual growth. From the beginning, your baby is learning language skills that will help with learning how to read, write and communicate out loud in the...

Black Breastfeeding Week is August 25-31!

Black Breastfeeding Week is August 25-31!

Black Breastfeeding Week is August 25-31! When it comes to breastfeeding, racial equity is an issue. According to the Centers for Disease Control, fewer than 60% of Black mothers have ever breastfed compared to 75% of white mothers. Breastfeeding builds immunities, is...

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