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Chock full of familiar situations and helpful hints, this book gives readers the tools they need to develop these important character traits. Every day all over the world, children are laughing and crying, playing and learning, eating and sleeping.
Their lives may be quite different, but inside, they are all alike. Apples, ho! When Papa decides to pull up roots and move from Iowa to Oregon, he can't bear to leave his precious apple trees behind.
Lilly loves everything about school, especially her cool teacher, Mr. But when Lilly brings her purple plastic purse and its treasures to school and can't wait until sharing time, Mr. Slinger confiscates her prized possessions. Boris loves pets! And he already has lots of them. All he's missing is his favorite animal, a Komodo dragon, the biggest lizard in the world.
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This quirky classic, first published in and still relevant today, is a lighthearted reminder to show our appreciation to those we value. Thelma always seems to get Frances into trouble. When she tricks Frances into buying her tea set, it's the last straw. Can Frances show her that it's better to lose a bargain than lose a friend?
Bullies are a problem in school, and Max Sellars is the worst one yet. Internationally acclaimed as an artist, designer, and creator of books for children, author Leo Lionni tells a heart-warming tale of longing and friendship, brilliantly enhanced by his own imaginative collage illustrations. Inspired by a true-life story, Miss Rumphius shows us how we can all make the world a more beautiful place.
Because Rattlesnake has taken over the road and will not let any of the people or animals in the village use it, Desert Woman enlists the aid of the other animals to create a strange, new creature with the necessary tools to overcome Rattlesnake. Strega Nona's meddling assistant Big Anthony is determined to prove to the townspeople his knowledge of the magic secrets contained in the pasta pot of Strega Nona. In so doing, he unleashes a torrent of pasta which threatens to engulf their little Italian town. This award-winning picture book, a clever, original variation on the theme of the ugly duckling, follows the adventures of a lost baby fruit bat and her efforts to fit in.
A distinctive story about individuality, from award-winning author and illustrator Peggy Rathmann. Three generations join together in the joyful holiday tradition of making tamales for Christmas dinner. When the air gets heavy and dark clouds drift low over the fields of Grandma's farm, her frightened granddaughter hides under the bed.
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But Grandma insists that this is Thunder Cake-baking weather, and the two are soon scrambling to gather the ingredients to make the cake and get it into the oven before the storm arrives. The Town of Left and the Town of Right are separated by a dotted yellow line, and no one on either side can remember how things got to be this way!
Geronimo has always been a 'fraidy mouse, and his super-sporty friend Bruce Hyena decides that he needs to help Geronimo learn to keep calm in extreme situations. Sure to invite discussion, this is an engaging book that imaginatively explores the risks of trying to be like everyone else.
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After being initiated into a neighbor's family by a solemn backyard ceremony, a young Russian American girl and her African American brothers determine to buy their gramma Eula a beautiful Easter hat. But their good intentions are misunderstood, until they discover just the right way to pay for the hat that Eula's had her eye on. All Jeremy wants is a pair of those shoes like the ones everyone at school seems to be wearing.
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Who is the most important one? What is the right thing to do? Wilma Rudolph had plenty of love and attention from her parents and her 21 brothers and sisters. When she contracted polio, the doctor said she would never walk again, but Wilma refused to believe him and became one of the world's finest athletes. This picture book tour de force celebrates the pioneering spirit of two friends whose passion for life gave them the courage to defy convention in the name of fulfillment, conviction, and fun.
Stuart's got problems. It's raining. He's bored. And worst of all, he's new in town. But what does a kid like Stuart need in order to have an adventure A cape, of course! This innovative picture book features scraps of colored paper that Lionni brings to life as characters: Little Blue, who lives with his blue parents, and Little Yellow, who lives with his yellow parents. In yet another Alexander book, author Viorst presents readers with the eternally likeable curmudgeon, who always seems to agonize himself through life.
Might sharing their feelings with each other make them feel less scared? A Simple story to help young children understand and deal with their feelings. Every Day is Malala Day Ref: We are raising our hands with you Accompanied by stunning photographs of girls and young women from every continent, giving testimony to both their subjugation and to their uprisings and declarations. A minimal text which speaks to a wide age range and which ends with an excerpt of Malala's powerful speech to the UN 's Youth Assembly on her 16th birthday.
Inspired by the UN's declaration of July 12, as Malala Day which led to young people producing a film of young girls' messages to Malala which in turn helped form the content of this book. What is it now? Chased by a lion? Kicked by a cow? Superb rhyming nonsense by India's best-loved children's poet, accompanied by perfectly zany artwork.
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Phusomsai photos by Bruce Campbell. A Thai man talks proudly about his 8-year-old grandson, Baan, as he learns about the local Buddhist monks and then decides to become a monk himself. Fantastic photos follow Baan as he searches out a lotus leaf, gets his head shaved, dresses in white, attends his initiation ceremony and then spends time learning at the monastery.
A chatty, informal text tells Baan's story while extensive back notes on each page fill out the details of this faith's customs and practises so that practitioners can elaborate confidently. Sikhism in India by F. Kaur Bhatia photos by Bruce Campbell. A Punjabi woman introduces us to her year-old granddaughter, Pulkit, and in doing so, introduces the reader to some of the main tenets and practises of Sikhism- from prayers to singing kirtan hymns to making marigold garlands to the celebration of Guru Nanak's birthday in the local Gudwara.
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A chatty, informal text and brilliant photographs capture Pulkit's family and religious life while extensive back notes on each page fill out the details of this faith's customs and practises so as practitioners can elaborate confidently. The Family Book Ref: A brilliantly simple take on diverse families: Clear, happy, triumphant and loud in its message- with Parr's trademark thick felt pen, primary colour, illustrations.
The much-loved Farmer Falgu, is seen here making his way to the Kumbh Mela. A lovely little introduction to the Hindu 'Festival of the Pot', held once every 12 years at four sacred riverside places, drawing pilgrims from across India and the world. The upbeat, simple text is enhanced by highlighted, coloured words introducing festival essentials such as jalebis and sweet lassi and the procession of sadhus holy men. Vibrant illustrations- the men draped in wreaths of orange blossom is especially fine.
Nice backnote on the festival. The clucking, the mooing and quacking of Farmer Falgu's farm is driving him to distraction Only, he hasn't accounted for the many people who'd like a lift who all bring their own particular noises with them: A wonderfully simple story with delightful sound effects printed in coloured, slanted and curving fonts, a cumulative text and dashing illustrations.
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