Kioko had been watching the matatus come and go for as long as he could remember. But today, for his fifth birthday, he climbs aboard one with his grandfather. As the matatu pulls away from the market, the village dogs chase after them. When Kioko asks his grandfather why the dogs always bark and chase after matatus, his grandfather tells him an entertaining tale about a dog, a goat and a sheep. Set in East Africa, The Matatu is a colorful story filled with many unexpected turns and twists along the way.
When a very large baby is left on the steps of Town Hall, the villagers decide to raise the girl as their own. Oversized, but not under loved, Valentine wonders if there's a match for her anywhere in the world.
Immigrants sailed from faraway lands to come to America for opportunity. This book includes their experiences at Ellis Island, the struggles of finding employment, and learning a new language in a strange new world.
Mom has a new friend who comes around a lot. Why do I have to like him? His name is Dan, just like the stinky kid at my school.It's not easy for a young boy or girl to handle a new friend in their parent's life. But when they all go on a road trip together, things begin to look a little better.
This is the Spanish only version of The Best Mariachi in the World. Everyone in Gustavo's family is in a mariachi band. Everyone except Gustavo, that is. They all play violíns, trumpets and guitars. They all make wonderful music in restaurants and at wedding parties. Gustavo would love to join the band, but he can't play any of the instruments. What's a wannabe marichi to do? Follow Gustavo as he finds his place in the family mariachi band.
When we think of home, we might think of living in an apartment or a house, but not everyone lives in a home like this. Some children grow up on a houseboat in a floating village. Others live in huts that are carefully crafted from branches and animal dung. And many children live in makeshift tent homes in refugee camps. In A Place to Call Home, young readers will learn about the many different types of structures and places that children and their families call home.
Specially created to support early years teaching, this beautiful new words and pictures book is perfect for children learning to read. As young readers turn the pages, they will have lots of opportunities to: understand similarities and differences between themselves and others, and among families, communities, and traditions; understand feelings; be sensitive to others’ needs; explore behavior and consequences.