Amazing Annabelle – December Holidays and Celebrations

Amazing Annabelle – December Holidays and Celebrations


It’s the month of December and Annabelle Copeland, along with her fellow Melville Elementary students, discover the importance of three major holiday celebrations: Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and Christmas.

During their Hanukkah celebration, two Jewish students bring in latkes to Mrs. Mitchell’s class for them to taste and enjoy. They also teach the traditional dreidel game to the class.

As the class learns all about Kwanzaa, they do a project highlighting one of the seven principles of Kwanzaa—self-determination. Then Annabelle is paired with Dexter for a Christmas writing assignment.

She wasn’t crazy about working with him because he appeared to be very silly. However, as they made their presentation, Annabelle saw her silly side come out and really enjoyed it!

Amazing Annabelle—December Holidays and Celebrations teaches kids that it’s important to appreciate the cultural significance of all holidays and have respect for them.

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Product ID: 16557ISBN: 9781947829039.


Grade 2-6 | Fiction | ISBN: 978-1-94782-903-9 | Lexile: 880 | GRL: S | English

Amazing Annabelle December Holidays & Celebrations:


  • Inspires readers with real-life dilemmas and issues that many young people face today
  • Motivates students to respond positively to adversity and uncertainty
  • Engages students of diverse cultures to achieve their own goals in life

Key features:

  • Student worksheets with individual and group activities to support social-emotional learning
  • Social-emotional learning Teacher’s Guide with lesson strategies and answer keys to support classroom instruction
  • Glossaries to build student vocabulary

About the Author: 

Linda taps into her 25 years as a schoolteacher to write books that inspire students to acknowledge their feelings and work together to solve problems. Throughout her career as a teacher and more recently as an author, Linda has been passionate about nurturing children and giving them the skills to be the best they can be.


“Amazing Annabelle is truly an amazing character! She possesses personality traits that we can all strive for: self-confidence, perseverance, compassion, endurance and problem solving. She has such a wonderful outlook on life and finds the positive in any situation. What a great role model! This is a great character education story that can be read across the elementary grade levels. While reading the story, I was able to bring Annabelle to life in my mind. The illustrations are fabulous! I look forward to reading all of her adventures. Such a wonderful gift of storytelling. Well done!”

—Pam Doughty, Teacher

“The rich vocabulary…. enhances the text. It challenges the reader and allows the reader to naturally develop their vocabulary. Readers can easily relate to the characters in the story and will eagerly await the next book in the Amazing Annabelle series.”

—Nancy Woodward, Reading Specialist

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