A verdant holiday smorgasbord

Today is Purim AND St. Patrick's Day. 

And I had green jam.

You think opportunities like that grow on trees?


Kiwi hamentaschen are pretty tasty, it turns out. (Three-cornered) hat tip to my jam-creating friend Michie, and to the Guide/Reviews Database for its subject search Holidays--Purim and 3 curated St. Patty's Day booklists for primary, intermediate, and older readers, which explore both holidays a bit more in-depth.

Green will also be one of many colors prominent in tomorrow's celebration of Holi, "the Festival of Colors" AND green plants are beginning to emerge here in Massachusetts, heralding spring's arrival (finally!) on Sunday. Spring into the new season (see what I did there?) with this updated Guide/Reviews Database booklist for primary readers.

Happy, well, everything!

Shoshana Flax

Shoshana Flax, associate editor of The Horn Book, Inc., is a former bookseller and holds an MFA in writing for children from Simmons University. She has served on the Boston Globe–Horn Book Award and Sydney Taylor Book Award committees.

Be the first reader to comment.

Comment Policy:
  • Be respectful, and do not attack the author, people mentioned in the article, or other commenters. Take on the idea, not the messenger.
  • Don't use obscene, profane, or vulgar language.
  • Stay on point. Comments that stray from the topic at hand may be deleted.
  • Comments may be republished in print, online, or other forms of media.
  • If you see something objectionable, please let us know. Once a comment has been flagged, a staff member will investigate.



We are currently offering this content for free. Sign up now to activate your personal profile, where you can save articles for future viewing.