Halloween and Day of the Dead Traditions around the World

Traditions around the World
  • Interest Level: Kindergarten - Grade 3
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

Explores Halloween and Day of the Dead traditions from around the world, including All Saint's and All Soul's Days, the Day of the Dead, and other celebrations for the dead. Additional features to aid comprehension include a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, informative captions, detailed maps, sources for further research, an index, and introductions to the author and illustrator.

Format Your Price Add
Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Nonfiction
Category Social Studies
Copyright 2022
Publisher The Child's World, Inc.
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2021-08-01
BISACS JNF052020, JNF025000
Dewey 394.2646
Graphics Full-color illustrations, Full-color photographs
Dimensions 8 x 9.5
Lexile 560
Guided Reading Level P
Features Activities for further learning, Author/Illustrator biography, Detailed maps, Educational front/back matter, Glossary of key words, Index, Phonetics, Photo captions, Reviewed, Sources for further research, Suggested websites, and Table of contents
Online Resources

  • A Scary Night
  • Halloween History
  • Ireland: Halloween
  • Poland: All Saints’ Day, All Souls’ Day
  • Mexico: Día De Los Muertos
  • Bolivia: Day of the Skulls
  • Haiti: Spirits of the Dead
  • Guatemala: Day of the Dead Kite Flying
  • Nigeria: Festival of Spirit Dancers
  • China: Hungry Ghost Festival
  • Japan: Festival of the Lanterns
  • Up Close
  • Hands on
  • Glossary
  • Learn More
  • Index
Author: Joan Axelrod-Contrada

Illustrator: Elisa Chavarri


A noteworthy review of Traditions Around the World from School Library Connection on January 1, 2022

This series presents selected traditions from around the world in simple sentences written in familiar, student-friendly language. Broad subcategories describe geographically-dispersed information on anecdotal festivities, food, and customs celebrated around six holidays as well as tooth View →

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