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Grandmother School

Rina Singh (author) Ellen Rooney (illustrator)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459819061

Every morning, a young girl walks her grandmother to the Aajibaichi Shala, the school that was built for the grandmothers in her village to have a place to learn to read and write. The narrator beams with pride as she drops her grandmother off with the other aajis to practice the alphabet and learn simple arithmetic. A moving story about family, women and the power of education—when Aaji learns to spell her name you’ll want to dance along with her. Women in countless countries continue to endure the limitations of illiteracy. Unjust laws have suppressed the rights of girls and women and kept many from getting an education and equal standing in society. Based on a true story from the village of Phangane, India, this brilliantly illustrated book tells the story of the grandmothers who got to go to school for the first time in their lives.

T is for Thor: A Norse Mythology Alphabet

Virginia Loh-Hagan (author)Torstein Nordstrand (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781534167377

Otherworldly landscapes, thundering soundtracks, epic battles between superhero gods and monsters--current movies and book series have turned Norse mythology into popular commercial entertainment in recent years. But there's a lot more to this mythic universe than trickster Loki and his hammer-wielding god of thunder brother. T is for Thor: A Norse Mythology Alphabet takes readers beyond the movie screen and into the world of Scandinavian mythology, history, culture, and religion. Author Virginia Loh-Hagan not only examines Thor, Odin, Heimdall, and the famous Valkyries, but she also explains and introduces other inhabitants of this nine-realm universe. From learning about Ymir, the first frost giant, to Yggdrasil, the world tree holding everything together, mythology and fantasy fans of all ages will enjoy this alphabetical exploration. Fantastical artwork from Norwegian artist Torstein Nordstrand brings it all to vivid life.

Around the World in Jokes, Riddles, and Games

Marguerite Rodger (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427117458

Laughter is a universal language. Using jokes, puns, riddles, fantastic images, rhymes, and more, this book examines humor around the world. Readers will learn how humor is shaped by language and culture and how being a "cultural insider" can help you understand humor in another language or country.

My First Look at Spanish

Jenna Lee Gleisner (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781645273103

In My First Look at Spanish, beginning readers follow the narrative of a Spanish-speaking character through a typical day. Labels on real-life photos introduce common Spanish words. Each label lists the English word, as well as the Spanish word and its pronunciation. An introduction gives more insight into the language, and a guide at the beginning of the book teaches readers and caregivers how to navigate the book’s features. Translations of colors, numbers, and common phrases further teach readers useful Spanish language terms. Children can learn more about Spanish online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. My First Look at Spanish also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index.

My First Look at Italian

Jenna Lee Gleisner (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781645273080

In My First Look at Italian, beginning readers follow the narrative of an Italian-speaking character through a typical day. Labels on real-life photos introduce common Italian words. Each label lists the English word, as well as the Italian word and its pronunciation. An introduction gives more insight into the language, and a guide at the beginning of the book teaches readers and caregivers how to navigate the book’s features. Translations of colors, numbers, and common phrases further teach readers useful Italian language terms. Children can learn more about Italian online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. My First Look at Italian also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index.

My First Look at German

Jenna Lee Gleisner (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781645273066

In My First Look at German, beginning readers follow the narrative of a German-speaking character through a typical day. Labels on real-life photos introduce common German words. Each label lists the English word, as well as the German word and its pronunciation. An introduction gives more insight into the language, and a guide at the beginning of the book teaches readers and caregivers how to navigate the book’s features. Translations of colors, numbers, and common phrases further teach readers useful German language terms. Children can learn more about German online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. My First Look at German also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index.

My First Look at French

Jenna Lee Gleisner (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781645273042

In My First Look at French, beginning readers follow the narrative of a French-speaking character through a typical day. Labels on real-life photos introduce common French words. Each label lists the English word, as well as the French word and its pronunciation. An introduction gives more insight into the language, and a guide at the beginning of the book teaches readers and caregivers how to navigate the book’s features. Translations of colors, numbers, and common phrases further teach readers useful French language terms. Children can learn more about French online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. My First Look at French also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index.

The Greatest Table

Michael J. Rosen (author) Becca Stadtlander (illustrator)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566609869

In a world of bountiful food yet increasing food insecurity, we are called to remember that all creatures have a place—and may be fed sustainably—at the greatest, communal table offered by our planet.

Learn French Words

M. J. York (author) Kathleen Petelinsek (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781631434877

Provides useful words, numbers, greetings, and phrases in French. Additional features to aid comprehension include a table of contents, an introduction to the basic grammatical rules of the language, and an introduction to the author and illustrator.

Learn German Words

M. J. York (author) Kathleen Petelinsek (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781631434884

Provides useful words, numbers, greetings, and phrases in German. Additional features to aid comprehension include a table of contents, an introduction to the basic grammatical rules of the language, and an introduction to the author and illustrator.

Learn Japanese Words

M. J. York (author) Kathleen Petelinsek (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781631434891

Provides useful words, numbers, greetings, and phrases in Japanese. Additional features to aid comprehension include a table of contents, an introduction to the basic grammatical rules of the language, and an introduction to the author and illustrator.

Learn Mandarin Chinese Words

M. J. York (author) Kathleen Petelinsek (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781631434860

Provides useful words, numbers, greetings, and phrases in Mandarin Chinese. Additional features to aid comprehension include a table of contents, an introduction to the basic grammatical rules of the language, and an introduction to the author and illustrator.

Learn Russian Words

M. J. York (author) Kathleen Petelinsek (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781631434907

Provides useful words, numbers, greetings, and phrases in Russian. Additional features to aid comprehension include a table of contents, an introduction to the basic grammatical rules of the language, and an introduction to the author and illustrator.

Learn Spanish Words

M. J. York (author) Kathleen Petelinsek (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781631434914

Provides useful words, numbers, greetings, and phrases in Spanish. Additional features to aid comprehension include a table of contents, an introduction to the basic grammatical rules of the language, and an introduction to the author and illustrator.

Learn Vietnamese Words

M. J. York (author) Kathleen Petelinsek (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503836327

Provides useful words, numbers, greetings, and phrases in Vietnamese. Additional features to aid comprehension include a table of contents, an introduction to the basic grammatical rules of the language, and an introduction to the author and illustrator.

Learn Tagalog Words

M. J. York (author) Kathleen Petelinsek (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503836310

Provides useful words, numbers, greetings, and phrases in Tagalog. Additional features to aid comprehension include a table of contents, an introduction to the basic grammatical rules of the language, and an introduction to the author and illustrator.

Learn Portuguese Words

M. J. York (author) Kathleen Petelinsek (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503836280

Provides useful words, numbers, greetings, and phrases in Portuguese. Additional features to aid comprehension include a table of contents, an introduction to the basic grammatical rules of the language, and an introduction to the author and illustrator.

Learn Korean Words

M. J. York (author) Kathleen Petelinsek (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503836266

Provides useful words, numbers, greetings, and phrases in Korean. Additional features to aid comprehension include a table of contents, an introduction to the basic grammatical rules of the language, and an introduction to the author and illustrator.

Learn Arabic Words

M. J. York (author) Kathleen Petelinsek (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503836211

Provides useful words, numbers, greetings, and phrases in Arabic. Additional features to aid comprehension include a table of contents, an introduction to the basic grammatical rules of the language, and an introduction to the author and illustrator.

Learn Hindi Words

M. J. York (author) Kathleen Petelinsek (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503836242

Provides useful words, numbers, greetings, and phrases in Hindi. Additional features to aid comprehension include a table of contents, an introduction to the basic grammatical rules of the language, and an introduction to the author and illustrator.

Scaredy Rabbit: An East Indian Folktale

Marilyn Bolchunos (author) Liisa Chauncy Guida (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781682389546

A fearful rabbit is convinced the earth is caving in.

Six Seconds of Lightning

Claudia Cangilla McAdam (author) Sandy Rabinowitz (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781682389553

The boys play some basketball

Just My Size

Pam Calvert (author) Phyllis Pollema-Cahill (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781682389331

Dikike's father surprises her with a wonderful gift--her very own canoe!

Mei Mei

Leanne K. Currie-McGhee (author) Cornelius Van Wright, Ying-Hwa Hu (illustrators)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781682389409

Amanda overcomes a language barrier and begins to relate to her newly adopted sister.

Malia's Chance to Dance

Beth Greenway (author) Wayne Alfano (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781682389379

Malia is chosen to dance in the luau even after making a mistake.