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Day of the Dead


El dia de los muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a joyful Mexican holiday celebrated in early November that commemorates the lives of departed loved ones.






Luenn, Nancy
S JE LUENN

After her beloved grandmother dies, Rosita hopes to be reunited with Abuelita as she prepares a gift to give her when her family celebrates the Day of the Dead.
Amado, Elisa
J394.264 AMADO (HOLIDAY)

This is the story of Juan, who has built a kite every year for the Day of the Dead with his grandfather. Since his grandfather has died, Juan must now carry on the tradition alone.
Freschet, Gina
JE FRESC (HOLIDAY)

Beto searches all day for something all his own to put on his grandmother's grave for the Day of the Dead.
Winter, Jeanette
S J394.266 WINTE (HOLIDAY)

Every year Don Pedro and his family make papier-mâché skeletons, or calaveras, for Mexico's Day of the Dead fiesta. There's a special calavera for each letter of the alphabet. Come dance with them! Includes a glossary of Spanish words and an author's note.
McGee, Randel
J745.5941 (Holiday)

Day of the Dead/Día de los Muertos -- Paper marigolds -- Skeleton candy basket -- Happy skeleton figures -- Skeleton pets -- Paper clothes for the skeletons -- Skull mask -- Papel cortado window banners -- Aztec animal decorations.
Keep, Richard Cleminson
JE KEEP (HOLIDAY)

Rhyming text presents traditions used to celebrate the Day of the Dead.
Bullard, Lisa
J394.266 BULLA (HOLIDAY)

"Daniela is preparing for the Day of the Dead - the first one since her grandpa died. She makes an ofrenda with Grandpa's favorite things and toy skeletons..." -- back cover.
Johnston, Tony
JE JOHNS (HOLIDAY)

Describes a Mexican family preparing for and celebrating the Day of the Dead.
Gleason, Carrie
J394.264 GLEAS (HOLIDAY)

El Día de los Muertos is the Mexican equivalent of All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day. During this festival, people build altars to loved ones who have died and gather around it to rekindle happy memories of that person.
Lowery, Linda
J394.266 LOWER (HOLIDAY)

Introduces the holiday, Day of the Dead, or Día de los Muertos, and describes how it is celebrated in Mexico and in the United States.
Murray, Julie
J394.266 MURRA (HOLIDAY)

Provides information for young readers about the history and traditions of this cultural celebration.
Vigil, Jerry
J745.5941 VIGIL (HOLIDAY)

Provides step-by-step instructions and inspiration for a wide variety of projects, including calaveras, masks, sugar skulls, jewelry and ofrendas.
Doering, Amanda
J394.266 DOERI (HOLIDAY)

"A brief description of what Day of the Dead is, how it started, and ways people celebrate this cultural holiday"
Gnojewski, Carol
J394.266 GNOJE (HOLIDAY)

Read about the fascinating holiday called Day of the Dead. In Mexico, families gather in cemeteries to honor their dead loved ones. Learn about the culture and significance of this holiday in Mexico and the U.S.A.
Hoyt-Goldsmith, Diane
J394.2 HOYT (HOLIDAY)

" ... discover the Day of the Dead's ancient religious origins and the influence of Aztec beliefs and All Saints' Day on the holiday."
Andrade, Mary J.
S J394.266 ANDRA (HOLIDAY)

A book on how the Day of the dead is celebrated by the P'urhepecha in the State of Michoacan. Includes interviews with historians, anthropologists and experts.
Lasky, Kathryn
J394.2 LASKY (HOLIDAY)

Many cultures have celebrations that commemorate their ancestors. Mexico's celebration, los Dias de Muertos, the Days of the Dead, can be like a carnival. Young people throng the streets dressed up in ghoulish costumes.
Thong, Roseanne
J394.266 THONG (HOLIDAY)

"El Día de los Muertos, Day of the Dead, is here--a holiday for celebrating the lives of departed family and friends. Altars are decorated with sugar skulls and marigolds. Tamales and sweets are ready to eat. Soon it will be time for picnics, music, and a costume parade! Come join in these joyful and vibrant festivities that are a tradition in Mexico and throughout Latin America"--Dust jacket.
Heinrichs, Ann
J394.266 HEINR (HOLIDAY)

Dia de los Muertos, or "Day of the Dead", may seem like a bleak name for a holiday. But this exciting occasion is actually a special time to remember loved ones and to celebrate life.
Wade, Mary Dodson
J394.266 WADE (HOLIDAY)

Explains how Mexican families celebrate the lives of their deceased loved ones, including sharing pictures and stories, preparing feasts, and lighting candles in the graveyard.
Müller, Birte
JE MULLE (HOLIDAY)

Felipa's beloved grandmother, Abuelita, has died. Felipa misses her terribly. Months later, Felipa joins in the celebrations honoring loved ones who have died, and in the process finds Abuelita's soul.
San Vicente, Luis
S J394.266 SANVI (HOLIDAY)

Describes the Day of the Dead, or el Día de los Muertos, a holiday celebrated in Mexico from October 31 to November 2.
Orozco, José Luis
CD S JZR COLL FIE A06

Jose-Luis Orozco sings songs that celebrate all the events and seasons of the year, including Día de los muertos.
DVD J394.266 FLICK

"Introduces the celebration of the Days of the Dead as it is observed in Oaxaca, Mexico"--Teacher's guide
Joosse, Barbara M.
JE JOOSS (HOLIDAY)

While celebrating the Days of the Dead, a young Mexican girl remembers her wonderful grandmother who sang songs, made tortillas, chased monsters away, and loved butterflies.
Levy, Janice
S JE LEVY (HOLIDAY)

A little girl celebrates the Day of the Dead as she waits for the arrival of her grandfather's spirit.
Krull, Kathleen
JE KRULL (HOLIDAY)

In Mexico, Maria and her family celebrate Los Días de los Muertos, The Days of the Dead. Includes a recipe for pan de los muertos.
Trenchard, Kathleen
736.98 T72M

Patterns and instructions are provided for decorative banners, flags, greeting cards, table runners, luminarias, and more. The book also offers a fascinating history of the origins of the craft.
Weill, Cynthia
S JE WEILL (HOLIDAY)

"Let me introduce you to 'mi familia calaca'. We're just like everyone else. Except we're all bones!"~back cover. Bilingual English/Spanish.
Ancona, George
J394.266 ANCON (HOLIDAY)

During the three-day celebration of the Days of the Dead, a young Mexican boy and his family make elaborate preparations to honor the spirits of the dead.
Barner, Bob
S J394.266 BARNE

With sugar skulls, sweet-smelling marigold petals and joyful songs, Hispanic families welcome back ancestors on this holiday.
Bracegirdle, P.J.
JE BRACE (HOLIDAY)

Angelito Diaz is afraid of walking among the Living on the Day of the Dead, especially with his older sister, Estrellita, teasing him, but once in the Land of the Living, he quickly makes a new friend.
Levy, Janice
S JE LEVY (HOLIDAY)

As he prepares to celebrate the Day of the Dead, a young boy remembers all the things he liked about his favorite uncle.
Andrade, Mary J.
S J394.266 ANDRA (HOLIDAY)

Text in English and Spanish, and illustrations, describe the ritual of the Little Angels' Vigil, as celebrated by children in the area of Lake Patzcuaro, in Michoacan, Mexico, as part of the Day of the Dead celebration.
Goldman, Judy
JE GOLDM (HOLIDAY)

Upon the death of her beloved Tio Urbano, who has taught her that monarch butterflies are the souls of the dead, young Lupita gains a deeper understanding of Dia de los Muertos, the Day of the Dead, as it is observed in rural Mexico.