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National Polka Dot Day

The CBC Holidays Series explores stories that relate to specific holidays so that readers of all ages can celebrate in the best way… with a good book!

Yesterday was National Polka Dot Day, celebrating the colorful dots that we can find anywhere. Whether you decide to wear a red shirt with white dots or paint a canvas of rainbow spots, let’s enjoy a polka-dotted day with some fun books.

Dog & Hat and the Lost Polka Dots, by Darin Shuler (Chronicle Books) — Fiction, Picture Book, Humor, Animals, Series, ages 7-12.

Dottie Polka’s Vintage Collection, by Kera Till (Little Bee Books) — Fiction, Picture Book, How-to / Activity, History, ages 7-12.

Dot Town: Where Are You, Blue?, by Sonali Fry; illus. Holly Clifton-Brown (Simon & Schuster / Little Simon) — Fiction, Picture Book, Action / Adventure, Humor, ages 0-3.

Minnie Mouse: I Lost My Polka Dots!, by Annie Auerbach; illus. Disney Storybook Art Team (Disney Press) — Fiction, Picture Book, Action / Adventure, Diversity, Humor, ages 4-6.

The Nuts: Sing and Dance in Your Polka Dot Pants, by Eric Litwin; illus. Scott Magoon (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers) — Fiction, Picture Book, Humor, ages 4-6.

Polka Dot Parade: A Book About Bill Cunningham, by Deborah Blumenthal; illus. Masha D’yans (Little Bee Books) — Nonfiction, Picture Book, Music / Art, Biography / Memoir, ages 4-6.

Polka Dot Penguin Pottery, by Lenore Look; illus. Yumi Heo (Penguin Random House / Schwartz & Wade) — Fiction, Picture Day, Humor, Music / Art, ages 4-6.

Polka Dot Private Eye: The Case of the Cool-Itch Kid, by Patricia Reilly Giff (Penguin Random House / Yearling) — Fiction, Prose, Thriller / Mystery, Humor, ages 7-12.

Polka-Dot Fixes Kindergarten, by Catherine Urdahl; illus. Mai S. Kemble (Charlesbridge) — Fiction, Picture Book, Mental/Physical Health, ages 4-6.

Put Me in the Zoo, by Robert Lopshire (Random House Books for Young Readers) — Fiction, Board Book, Animals, Concepts, Series, ages 0-3.

Vampires Don’t Wear Polka Dots: A Graphix Chapters Book (The Adventures of the Bailey School Kids #1), by Marcia Thornton Jones and Debbie Dadey; illus. Pearl Low (Scholastic / Graphix) — Fiction, Graphic Novel, Humor, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Series, ages 7-12.

Celebrate National Polka Dot Day by reading a book!

List compiled by CBC’s resident holiday expert, Sommer Wissner. Check out other CBC Holiday book lists on our blog.

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