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    AMICUS READERS

    Amicus Readers provide an inviting variety of nonfiction leveled books for K-2, serving young learners in pursuit of reading skills—just like Amicus pursues the big red ball.

  • Illustrated

    AMICUS ILLUSTRATED

    Amicus Illustrated offers fiction and nonfiction for preschool to grade 6 with highly visual information and stories that students—and our pal Amicus—are after!

  • High Interest

    AMICUS HIGH INTEREST

    Like many students, Amicus likes to pursue what's of interest to him. Amicus High Interest books serve individual interests of those in grades 2-6.

  • Ink

    AMICUS INK

    Amicus Ink features board books, picture books, and paperbacks that encourage young children to explore facts, examine ideas, and imagine new ways of understanding the world.

  • Spot

    SPOT

    Spot books pair key words with engaging images at the beginning, middle, and end—making it fun to read, spot, and learn.

  • Sequence

    SEQUENCE

    Sequence books explain the processes and timelines behind kids' favorite things. Each title connects products and knowledge step-by-step from idea, through creation and discovery, to the end user.

Christmas
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Christmas

9781681525297
Mari Schuh

This search-and-find book invites young readers to look for new vocabulary words and pictures while giving simple facts about the Christian holiday of Christmas and the way people celebrate it.



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Diwali
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Diwali

9781681525303
Mari Schuh

This search-and-find book invites young readers to look for new vocabulary words and pictures while giving simple facts about the Hindu holiday of Diwali and the way people celebrate it.



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Easter

9781681525310
Mari Schuh

This search-and-find book invites young readers to look for new vocabulary words and pictures while giving simple facts about the Christian holiday of Easter and the way people celebrate it.



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Hanukkah
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Hanukkah

9781681525327
Mari Schuh

This search-and-find book invites young readers to look for new vocabulary words and pictures while giving simple facts about the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah and the way people celebrate it.



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Kwanzaa

9781681525334
Mari Schuh

This search-and-find book invites young readers to look for new vocabulary words and pictures while giving simple facts about the African-American holiday of Kwanzaa holiday and the way people celebrate it.



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Ramadan

9781681525341
Mari Schuh

This search-and-find book invites young readers to look for new vocabulary words and pictures while giving simple facts about the Muslim holiday of Ramadan and the way people celebrate it.



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Christmas
9781681525297
Diwali
9781681525303
Easter
9781681525310
Hanukkah
9781681525327
Kwanzaa
9781681525334
Ramadan
9781681525341

Spot Holidays (Paperbacks)

Happy holidays! Highlighting five different cultures and religions, these search-and-find books teach young readers about six different holidays. Kids will learn the significance of these holidays and the symbols and traditions that go with them.

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Complete Series of 6: your price $59.94

READING LEVEL: GRADE K AND UP
Booklist,
October 2020

“This brief introduction to Kwanzaa, part of the Spot Holidays series (6 titles), is perfect for very young children. Short, straightforward sentences make the book appropriate for emerging or struggling readers as well as younger children. For example, “Kwanzaa is in December. It lasts seven days. It honors African life.” Additional information introduces traditional food (an ear of corn for each child), rituals such as lighting candles and drinking from the unity cup, and the sixth-night karamu feast. A “Spot It” feature encourages engagement by asking readers to find objects in the illustrations, though it’s likely to challenge only the youngest readers. The book’s pages are full of well-chosen, brightly colored stock photos that exude warmth and show the holiday in its best light. A simple and appealing holiday selection.”—Miriam Aronin

Islamic School Librarian—Ramadan,
March 2021

“This 16 page holiday book is one in a series of six. It keeps the text simple, the images bright and inviting, and turns the pages in to a search and find activity to increase time spent with the material. The information is accurate and basic, there is nothing wrong (phew) with this recent addition to the very crowded nonfiction holiday book field. In fact I appreciate that dates are explained and that the food looks tempting even if non Muslim children aren’t familiar with the dishes. It shows a child in sajood and explains that he is praying. The realistic pictures show smiling faces and Muslim kids will feel represented. Non Muslim readers will become familiar with Ramadan as a time of fasting, the Quran, and prayer. The pictures to look for are given at the beginning and again at the end with the “answers.” The limited pages have very minimal text. The first one mentions a lantern being hung for Ramadan. It then states that Ramadan is a Muslim holy month where people fast, don’t eat or drink. It shows a picture of the Quran and says it is used to pray, before showing someone praying on a prayer rug. When the sun has set it is time to eat. Dates are a sweet fruit to snack on after dark. It then shows a child and adult making dua and again reiterates that the holy month is for praying and helping others. ”