18 months & up. This series has both English and Spanish on each page. Each book will intrigue children while helping them build vocabulary and an awareness of the world around them. Also features charming illustrations and thoughtfully chosen words, offering an enchanting introduction to vocabulary.
4 - 8 years. An African-American child dreams of long-ago Africa, where she sees animals, shops in a marketplace, reads strange words from an old book, and returns to the village where her long-ago granddaddy welcomes her. Paperback. 32 pages.
4 years & up. Lena is seven years old and wants to paint a picture of herself. She wants to paint herself with brown paint to match her own skin. However, when she takes a walk through her neighborhood, she realizes that brown comes in diverse shades. Explore with this book the ways we are all alike and different by exploring family identities, values and responsibilities. Paperback. 32 pages.
When Francisco, a young Mexican American boy, tries to help his grandfather find work, he discovers that even though the old man cannot speak English, he has something even more valuable to teach Francisco. Paperback.
As Carrie looks for her brother to fetch him home for dinner, she tastes a little of her neighbors' delicious meals ? Haitian, Vietnamese, Puerto Rican, Indian, and more ? and finds they all cook rice. Recipes are included.
With brilliantly-colored marker illustrations, "A Rainbow of Friends" demonstrates the timeless lesson of acceptance of others. This heartwarming book explains that each person is unique and adds immensely to the lives of others. Hallinan's verses encourage children to respect the disabled, to help those in trouble, and to reach out to the people around them. Full color.
Everyone lives on this earth together and finding peace and pleasure is important for everyone to live happily. This book has real photos showing people from around the world in many situations that illustrate that they do the same type of things that we do day in and day out.
4 - 8 years. In bouncy rhyming text, a hungry child tells about helping her mother make bee-bim bop: shopping, preparing ingredients, setting the table, and finally sitting down with her family to enjoy a favorite meal. The energy and enthusiasm of the young narrator are conveyed in the whimsical illustrations, which bring details from the artist's childhood in Korea to his depiction of a modern Korean American family. Even young readers who aren't familiar with the dish will recognize the pride… More »
3 - 6 years. Noah is different. He sees, hears, feels, and thinks in ways that other people don't always understand. He is sensitive and perceptive, he asks questions most people would never consider, and he doesn't stop asking until he knows the "why" of nearly everything. But there's one question Noah has not been able to answer, "Where does the wind go?" Noah Chases the Wind is a colorful and magical adventure that celebrates the inquisitive nature of all children, as well… More »
3 years & up. Based on a true story. Join a young boy and his father on an journey from Mexico to the United States. They'll need courage to cross the border -- la frontera -- and to make a home for themselves in a new land. This story of perseverance is told in Spanish and English. Includes facts about Alfredo's story and other stories like his around the world to help parents and educators talk with children about immigration, resilience, empathy and belonging. Hardcover. 48 pages.
4 years & up. On market day, Mama Panya's son Adika invites everyone he sees to a pancake dinner. How will Mama Panya ever feed them all? This story about Kenyan village life teaches the importance of sharing, even when someone has little to give. Paperback. 40 pages.
The month of Ramadan offers the opportunity to improve one's personal and spiritual behavior. Rich with personal stories and stunning photographs, this book includes the traditions and emphasizes the importance of diversity. Hardcover. 88 pages.
During Diwali, Hindus, Sikhs and Jains celebrate legends and stories. Enriched by personal stories and spiced with festive recipes bring to life the holiday's traditions, food and rituals and take you on a journey to see how this festival is celebrated around the world. Hardcover. 96 pages.
This book tells the story of Katherine Johnson, an African-American woman who worked as a mathematician for NASA. During the space race Katherine helped Apollo 13 return home safely from space. Hardcover. 40 pages.
I am black, I am unique, I am the creamy white frost in vanilla ice cream, and the milky smooth brown in a chocolate bar . . . using simple poetic language and stunning photographs, this is a remarkable book of affirmation for African-American children. Photographic portraits and striking descriptions of varied skin tones, hair texture, and eye color convey a strong sense of pride in a unique heritage. Board book. 24 pages.
Birth & up. Using beautiful real pictures and a question-answer format, this series introduces young children to animals, where they live and what they like to do. Simple sentences reinforce future language structure while turning the pages builds fine motor skills. Bilingual board books. 14 pages each.