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Polish Touches:  Recipes and Traditions Ed. by J. Nowakowski & M. Perrin (Penfield Press)
A section of this overview book covers Polish Easter traditions and recipes. (Suitable for children and adults.)

Polish Heritage Cookery by Robert Strybel (Hippocrene Books) 
The mother of all English-language Polish cookbooks.  At almost 900 pages, it's all here! David swears by it. 

Treasured Polish Recipes for Americans by Polanie Club (Polanie Publishing) 
Another charmingly old-fashioned product from the Polanie Women's Club, this has long been the best basic overview of Polish cooking for the English-reading audience. Accompanied by delightful folk illustrations from Marya Werten, it also includes brief overviews of major holidays.

Polish Customs, Traditions, & Folklore by Sophie Hodorowicz Knab (Hippocrene Books)
An excellent folkloric overview of the entire yearly cycle of customs and celebrations. (Adult readers.)

Dancing with Dziadziu by Bartoletti & Nelson (Harcourt Brace)
A wonderful children's book in which the family prepares Easter out-of-season in the old Polish way for a dying grandmother.

All the above can be found at the best Polish bookstore in America, Polonia Bookstore online or at their elegant Chicago location. They offer a wide selection of Polish heritage books and literature in English and a full selection of Polish language books, art books, magazines, music, and cards.

Coloring Books for Children: 
Poland A Book to Color and Polish-American Book to Color 
by C. Katafiasz & C. Macaro (Artic Circle Press), available at St. Mary's Bookstore and Giftstore of National Shrine of Czestochowa, Doylestown, PA (Tel. 215-345-0600)

Treasured Polish Songs with English Translations by Polanie Club (Polanie Publishing)
This book offers sheet music, Polish and English lyrics for folk songs, art songs, and religious songs.

The Assumption B.V.M. Hymnal contains words and music for much Polish (and Polish-American) Catholic life, including hymns and music for special liturgical events, etc. Contact the PAJ Bookstore.

For cassettes of Polish Easter hymns, contact St. Mary's Bookstore at Orchard Lake.

For CDs and cassettes of Polish popular, classical, and folk music, contact Polonia Bookstore, Chicago.

Gorzkie Zale

For a CD recording by Gaudeamus as well as complete text booklets in either Polish or English, contact the St. Mary's College Bookstore at Orchard Lake, Tel. 248-683-0321. 

General Sources
For Polish Books, CD's, videos, and gifts in the U.S., see Polonia Bookstore (Chicago), PolArt (FL), The Polish American Journal Bookstore, the Polish Museum of America Gift Shop (Chgo), or the Bookstore at St. Mary's College of Orchard Lake (MI). Also try to Polish Art Center of Hamtramck (MI).

Online, consult the very useful archives of the Polish American Journal.

Polish Pottery

To set a table with traditional Boleslawiec pottery from the Slask region, visit the Polish Pottery House.