Our Favorite Day of the Year

Our Favorite Day of the Year

A heartwarming picture book following a group of boys from different backgrounds throughout the school year as they become the best of friends.

Musa’s feeling nervous about his first day of school. He’s not used to being away from home and he doesn’t know any of the other kids in his class. And when he meets classmates Moisés, Mo, and Kevin, Musa isn’t sure they’ll have much in common. But over the course of the year, the four boys learn more about each other, the holidays they celebrate, their favorite foods, and what they like about school. The more they share with each other, the closer they become, until Musa can’t imagine any better friends.

In this charming story of friendship and celebrating differences, young readers can discover how entering a new friendship with an open mind and sharing parts of yourself brings people together. And the calendar of holidays at the end of the book will delight children as they identify special events they can celebrate with friends throughout the year.

Title:Our Favorite Day of the Year
ISBN:9781481485630
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    Our Favorite Day of the Year Reviews

  • Kathryn

    3.5 STARSWonderful idea for a picture book. I very much appreciate the heart of this book. We need more books like this! I just think it’s trying to be a bit too much, maybe? It just felt like a lit...

  • Katrina

    I loved this book so much! As the students in the book share their favorite celebrations through the year (featuring Eid al-Fitr, Rosh Hoshanah, Christmas, and Pi Day) watch how the (Hindu!) teacher p...

  • Tasha

    When Musa started kindergarten, his teacher explained that the other children around him would become his new friends. Musa wasn’t sure about that, they were strangers! His teacher also said that he...

  • Miss Sarah

    In one kindergarten classroom four boys introduce their classmates to their favorite holidays. Very diverse and informative.Elementary and up...

  • Erin Buhr

    A beautiful, warm story about starting a new school year and different cultures. Their kindergarten teacher invites each child to share their favorite day of the year with the class during the year. O...

  • Anthony

    A group of kindergarten students get the opportunity to share their favorite day of the year with their classmates. As the school year progresses many different cultures, traditions, and observations ...

  • Molly

    Lovely illustrations, a great topic, and delivered in a really understandable and engaging way. Highly recommend for adults wanting to introduce some young people to diversity. ...

  • Maleeha Siddiqui

    What a fun story about the beauty of different celebrations set in a kindergarten classroom! The illustrations are so festive, too....

  • Aya Khalil

    So sweet! Perfect Eide book! ...

  • Marissa Elera

    What a wonderful, incredible solid story that will perform beautifully when shared with children. It celebrates diversity while steering clear of becoming didactic or preachy. The structure of the sto...