Mother and Father Crow find a way to protect their babies from a huge black snake.
In this Norwegian folktale Halvor discovers what treasure his mother would like best.
In this Japanese folktale, discover what is the secret behind a young girl's beautiful woven fabric.
Marisa tries to play a different role in the annual dance.
A poor tailor earns the tsar's approval when he not only makes a beautiful coat for the tsarina but also outwits the greedy palace guards.
This celestial dancer provides herbs to help cure Jiko's mother.
Angelo finds fun in his aunt's kitchen project.
In this Kumeyaay legend, a young mother gets help for her people from an unexpected source.
Michael O'Donnell learns that wealth will not solve all problems.
The Alaskan villagers' Christmas traditions finally win over Estrella.
A delicious treat reminds Ishmael of a special place.
In this folk tale from the Bahamas, Sister Felice outwits some tricky thieves.
Hiki--ghost crabs--have made nests all over everyone's gardens. Can Kimo find a way to make the crabs leave?
A clever fox saves his own life by convincing Tiger that he Fox is the King of All Animals in this Chinese folk tale.
A girl's quick thinking saves the wranglers.
In this tale from Turkey Hodja outwits the conqueror Tamerlane, and then on the same day tries to "rescue" the moon from the bottom of his well.
Josefina proves to Papa that she can be a helpful cowgirl.
Misha overcomes her fears as she takes her first-ever trip away from home.
Folktale about husband and wife learning to think before speaking.
Aislinn finds a remedy for her pony's sore hooves.
Athena's family's custom of picking and cooking dandelion greens embarrasses Athena. But when she sees her new friend try the food, she realizes she could be more open-minded herself.
On her seventh birthday, Pauline rode across the lawns on her street followed by her best friend Henry, he on the blue wooden horse, she on the red. On the seventh lawn at the top of the street, she collapsed, becoming a sudden victim of the polio outbreak of the summer of 1954. Five years later, when In the Clear begins, she has survived, but paid a heavy price. A brace on her left leg allows her to walk, but she confines herself to her house, humiliated at the notion of being seen. Terrified by what Pauline has already suffered, her mother watches over her, forbidding her to play hockey on the ice rink her father has created in the backyard. In the Clear alternates, chapter by chapter, between Pauline's horror-filled year in the hospital five years earlier and her struggles to adapt in the present of 1959 and 1960. At the end of the book, her triumphs in past and present come together and she is able to move forward with new friendships, a renewed bond with her mother and, most important, a new faith in herself.
Nepali Heritage in the Celebrating Diversity in My Classroom series explores the geography, languages, religions, food, and culture of Nepal in a fun age-appropriate way. Students with Nepali heritage are a significant and important part of the fabric of America and this book helps foster empathy in all students and a multicultural community in the classroom. Glossary, index, and additional backmatter aids further learning.
Afghan Heritage in the Celebrating Diversity in My Classroom series explores the geography, languages, religions, food, and culture of Afghanistan in a fun age-appropriate way. Students with Afghan heritage are a significant and important part of the fabric of America and this book helps foster empathy in all students and a multicultural community in the classroom. Glossary, index, and additional backmatter aids further learning.
Offers young readers a look at four magical stories from the "Arabian Nights" and Scandinavia.