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Macmillan Childrens Publishing Group

My First Holiday

My First Holiday books are perfect for young readers wanting to learn more about other cultures and traditions. In My First Kwanzaa, children learn the importance of family, friendship, and community during the holy seven day holiday. The series continues in My First Chinese New Year and My First Ramadan, allowing readers to become acquainted with these great celebrations. So what are you waiting for? Join in all the holiday fun! “Upbeat and informative . . . With her signature mixed-media and collage artwork depicting people with large, open, friendly faces, Katz accents a solid and inviting introduction to these holidays.” (Publishers Weekly).

  • My First Ramadan
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    • My First Ramadan

    • My First Holiday
      Karen Katz; illustrations by Karen Katz
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    • Look! There is the new moon in the sky.

      It's time for Ramadan to begin. Follow along with one young boy as he observes the Muslim holy month with his family.

      This...

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  • My First Kwanzaa
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    • My First Kwanzaa

    • My First Holiday
      Karen Katz; illustrations by Karen Katz
      Square Fish

    • A simple way to get acquainted with Kwanzaa.

      "Hooray! Hooray!
      It's time to get ready for Kwanzaa."

      During the seven days of Kwanzaa, we celebrate the importance...

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  • My First Chinese New Year
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    • My First Chinese New Year

    • My First Holiday
      Karen Katz; illustrations by Karen Katz
      Square Fish

    • Chinese New Year is a time of new beginnings. Follow one little girl as she learns how to welcome the coming year and experience all the festivities surrounding it. Karen Katz's warm and lively introduction...

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Karen Katz

Karen Katz has written and illustrated many books for children, including The Colors of Us, Can You Say Peace, My First Ramadan, Counting Kisses and Where is Baby’s Belly Button. Long inspired by folk art from around the world, she was inspired to write her first book, Over the Moon, when she and her husband adopted their daughter from Guatemala, and she wanted to tell the story of welcoming Lena into their lives. Katz loves to paint and experiment with texture, color, collage and pattern. Besides an author and illustrator, she has been a costume designer, quilt maker, fabric artist and graphic designer. Katz and her family divide their time between New York City and Saugerties, New York.