Looking for the best children’s books about weddings to read with your kids? Here are some great picture books for classroom read alouds or for students to read. Children’s books about getting married, diverse wedding ceremonies, getting married in different countries and cultures, and more. Ideas for elementary school teachers looking for children’s books with wedding ceremonies including lesson plans and activities! Great for Kindergarten, first, second, third, fourth or fifth grade.
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Books About Wedding Ceremonies Of All Kinds
Julian at the Wedding
Julián and his abuela are going to a wedding. Better yet, Julián is in the wedding. Weddings have flowers and kissing and dancing and cake. And this wedding also has a new friend named Marisol. It’s not long before Julián and Marisol set off for some magic and mischief of their own, and when things take an unexpected turn, the pair learns that everything is easier with a good friend by your side. Jessica Love returns with a joyful story of friendship and individuality in this radiant follow-up to Julián Is a Mermaid.
Lilly’s Big Day by Kevin Henkes
Lilly’s favorite teacher, Mr. Slinger, is getting married, and Lilly is going to be his flower girl! Well, Lilly, thinks she is going to be his flower girl. It turns out that Mr. Slinger’s niece Ginger is the official flower girl. But Lilly rises to the occasion as only Lilly can, turning heartbreak into wedding cake (a delicious three-tiered frosted Swiss cheese, no less), and disappointment into friendship! A #1 New York Times bestseller by Caldecott Medalist Kevin Henkes.
Nadia’s Hands by Karen English
When Nadia is chosen to be a flower girl in Auntie Laila’s traditional Pakistani wedding, her hands are decorated with beautiful designs made with mehndi, and she comes to understand the rich culture she has inherited.
When Jessie Came Across the Sea
When a young girl from a poor eastern European village learns that she must leave her beloved grandmother for a new life — and a new love — in America, they both feel that their hearts will break. The sure and inspired narrative by award-winning author Amy Hest is paired with paintings by P.J. Lynch that glow with warmth and carefully observed detail, creating an unforgettable tribute to the immigrant experience.
Fancy Nancy and the Wedding of the Century
No one is more excited than Nancy when word of her uncle’s wedding plans spreads. Nancy has visions of a trés magnifique wedding fit for a royal princess—with Nancy serving as a flower girl. But when Nancy finds out that the wedding will be held at a lakeside cabin at dawn and that there won’t be a traditional flower girl, she’s beyond disappointed.
But in the end Nancy is able to add a touch of fancy to the festivities and appreciate the special joys of loved ones gathering to celebrate a wedding (especially when she learns that pancakes will be served at the reception!).
Pinkalicious Flower Girl
Flower power! When Pinkalicious overhears Mommy on the phone talking about being a “flower girl,” Pinkalicious has all sorts of ideas about what this could mean. What could be more pinkerrific than being a girl made of flowers? Pinkalicious decides to dress up like a flower girl herself. After lots of madcap fun, Pinkalicious finds out that what people usually mean when they talk about a flower girl-and yes, she gets to be a flower girl in a wedding.
Maisy Goes to a Wedding
Today Maisy is going to the wedding of her friends Penguin and Ostrich, so she needs to put on a fancy outfit. She can’t wait! When she arrives at the wedding, there are beautiful flowers, lots of gifts, and many people. As music plays, the bride walks down the aisle, then the happy couple exchange their vows while everyone cheers. Afterward, there’s confetti to toss, food to eat, a speech to hear, a band to dance to, and a bouquet to be thrown. Now who do you think will catch it?
The Ring Bearer
Max & Ruby at the Warthogs’ Wedding
Oh, no! Max has lost the wedding ring!
How can the Warthogs wedding go on without the ring? Max and Ruby lead the search through the grand hotel. Down to the laundry, up to the towers, back to the conservatory they run, following the map in Grandmother’s Bunnyphone.
A young girl learns a new meaning for freedom during the time of Reconstruction
Ellen always knew the broom resting above the hearth was special. Before it was legal for her mother and father to officially be married, the broom was what made them a family anyway. But now all former slaves who had already been married in their hearts could register as lawful husband and wife.
When Ellen and her family make the long trip to the courthouse dressed in their best, she brings the broom her parents had jumped so many years before. Even though freedom has come, Ellen knows the old traditions are important too. After Mama and Papa’s names are recorded in the register, Ellen nearly bursts with pride as her parents jump the broom once again.
Snapshots from the Wedding
Uncle Peter’s Amazing Chinese Wedding
Jenny’s favorite uncle, Peter, is getting married, and everyone is happy happy — everyone, that is, except Jenny. While her family runs about getting ready for the traditional Chinese wedding — preparing for the tea ceremony, exchanging good-luck money called hungbau, helping the bride with her many dresses — Jenny is crying on the inside. How is she supposed to still be Uncle Peter’s number-one girl, with her new aunt Stella around? Maybe if she can stop the day’s events from happening, he won’t get married at all…
The Wedding By Angela Johnson
A heartwarming story has a little girl observing the preparations for her older sister’s wedding and wondering what will happen and is accompanied by beautiful cut-paper art.
The Wedding by Eve Bunting
On her way to town, Miss Brindle Cow meets a host of animals who are late for a very important wedding. What can she do? Gracious Miss Cow doesn’t miss a beat. One by one, they climb on her back–the organist, the pastor, the florist, and more. But where is the bride?
Eve Bunting’s charming text and Iza Trapani’s delightful illustrations make a winning pair.
The Keeping Quilt by Patricia Polacco
“We will make a quilt to help us always remember home,” Anna’s mother said. “It will be like having the family in backhome Russia dance around us at night.”
And so it was. From a basket of old clothes, Anna’s babushka, Uncle Vladimir’s shirt, Aunt Havalah’s nightdress, and an apron of Aunt Natasha’s become The Keeping Quilt, passed along from mother to daughter for almost a century. For four generations the quilt is a Sabbath tablecloth, a wedding canopy, and a blanket that welcomes babies warmly into the world.
In strongly moving pictures that are as heartwarming as they are real, Patricia Polacco tells the story of her own family and the quilt’s further story that remains a symbol of their enduring love and faith. This anniversary edition includes fifteen pages of original material describing the quilt’s journey and its home at the Mazza Museum in Findley, Ohio.
My Sister’s Wedding: A Story Of Kenya
Wambui’s family is preparing for a special event, the marriage of her big sister, Wangari! On the day of her big wedding there will be songs, dancing, gifts, and delicious food. My Sister’s Wedding gives readers a fun and unique insight of a different culture, and a sense of what life might be like for a child growing up in a tribe in Kenya. An audiobook is also included to download at soundprints.com.
Worm Loves Worm
You are cordially invited to celebrate the wedding of a worm…and a worm.
When a worm meets a special worm and they fall in love, you know what happens next: They get married! But their friends want to know—who will wear the dress? And who will wear the tux?
The answer is: It doesn’t matter. Because worm loves worm.
The Rabbits’ Wedding
‘Truly exquisite large pictures tell a sweet story of two little rabbits who lived ‘happily ever after’ in the friendly forest.’ —CS. ‘Will delight the youngest ones. . . . Of unusual beauty.’ —SLJ.
Uncle Bobby’s Wedding
When Chloe’s favorite uncle announces that he’s getting married, everyone is excited. Everyone except Chloe, that is. What if Uncle Bobby no longer has time for picnics, swimming, or flying kites? Chloe just wants to keep having fun with her favorite uncle, but she’s afraid everything is going to change. Can Uncle Bobby and his boyfriend Jamie show Chloe that, when it comes to family, the more the merrier? In this inspiring, love-filled story, Chloe learns just what family means.
Mom and Mum Are Getting Married!
Rosie is surprised to find her Mom dancing alone in the living room, but when Mom announces, “Your Mum and I are getting married!” they can’t wait to start planning the big day. Friends and family come together for a celebration of love.
Best Books About Weddings
What are some of your favorite books about weddings? Are there any must read books about weddings that I left out? Let me know in the comments, and I’ll add it!