Introducing Mr. Shipman’s Kindergarten Chronicles: December Celebrations By Dr. Terance L. Shipman

Mr. Shipman’s Kindergarten Chronicles: December Celebrations

By Dr. Terance L. Shipman and Illustrated By Milan Ristic

Genre: Children’s Kwanzaa Books

When Dewayne, a precocious kindergartner rushes in the kitchen after school waving a letter from his teacher about the December celebration, his sister Banicia and mother help him understand what’s about to happen. An entertaining story of the wonder and excitement, join Banaica as she recalls the December celebrations in Mr. Shipman’s classroom the favorite time of the year. Mr. Shipman is their kindergarten teacher, and he makes the month of December a fun, educational, multicultural celebrations that your child will never forget! From Christmas, to Hanukkah, to Kwanzaa, and Santa Claus, this book is a New Timeless Classic and has earned its place among other classic like “The Night Before Christmas and The Polar Express.”

Get the book in Kindle, Paperback, Hardcover and Audio.

Read Some Reviews

Dasha Fehrenbacher 5.0 out of 5 stars Team Shipman

This is one of the stories about Mr. Shipman’s Kindergarten class, specifically December holidays. You can tell that Mr. Shipman has a love of teaching by the way the students react to his class and the effort he puts into planning. I like how he included all the holidays in December for all student. You can tell the impact of a good teacher by the way the children get excited when they remember things from a specific teacher’s class. A cute story for kids.

Harsh Tyagi 5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely book

Dr. Terance Shipman is a 23-year veteran teacher who is also the author of the beautiful “Mr. Shipman’s Kindergarten Chronicles” book series for young kids. The series features and celebrates the male teacher and his Kindergarten class chronicles.

The December Holidays book is a narration and recollection of events that occurred during the December Holidays in Mr. Shipman’s Kindergarten, narrated by a girl Banicia to her little brother who’s just about to experience the same fun events in his class. Reading the book was delightful.

Brittainee Collins 5.0 out of 5 stars This book is a great book to read with the family

This book is a great book to read with the family. As one of Dr. Shipman’s first students, reading the books brings back such happy memories from kindergarten.

More Books By Dr. Terance L. Shipman

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Website: https://www.teranceshipman.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TeranceShipman

About The Author

Dr. Terance Shipman is a 28 year veteran teacher. He spent much of his teaching career working with elementary aged students. In fact, he spent his first 11 years teaching kindergarten! He is proud to say that he built strong relationships over those years and has an incredible network of his students and their parents and co-workers that he has remained in contact with over these years. Dr. Shipman calls this ever developing network “Team Shipman”.


Dr. Shipman received his Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from the Tuskegee University in 1992. After obtain this degree, he attended Hampton University in Virginia and obtain a Master’s degree in Elementary Education in 1994. For the next 13 years, Dr. Shipman was an elementary teacher in Atlanta Public School System. Most of his time at APS was spent as a kindergarten teacher, and in 2009 he earned his Educational Specialist degree from University of West Georgia in Administration Supervision and soon after he complete his doctoral degree at Clark Atlanta University in 2013. Since completing his final degree, Dr. Shipman has worked with middle school and high school aged students. And through it all Team Shipman is still growing!

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