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Why the Sky Is Far Away

Antonio Blane (author), Gerardo Suzán, A Corazón Abierto (illustrators)

Publisher: Newmark Learning ISBN: 9781612691749

In this Nigerian pourquoi tale, long ago people could take bites of the delicious sky whenever they wanted to. People gobbled and gobbled and gobbled the sky. Soon the sky had to make some changes.

Iktomi and Muskrat

Amanda Jenkins (author), Andrew Carpenter (illustrator)

Publisher: Newmark Learning ISBN: 9781612691756

This is a Lakota Indian tale about Iktomi, a lazy trickster who cannot be bothered to hunt for himself. Instead, he plays tricks and steals rather than earn an honest living. Will Muskrat teach him a lesson?

The Hodja and the Soup

Jeffrey B. Fuerst (author), Bill Greenhead (illustrator)

Publisher: Newmark Learning ISBN: 9781612691671

A poor, hungry man has to pay for simply smelling soup! Here comes the wise Turkish folk hero Hodja to the rescue. What will he do to help?

The Lute Player: A Tale from Russia

Suzanne I. Barchers (author), Viktor Sluzhaev (illustrator)

Publisher: Red Chair Press LLC ISBN: 9781937529598

The king, who loves adventures, is imprisoned during one of his journeys. But when the queen dets out to find her husband, she must travel in disguise. This is a story of ingenuity from medieval Russia.

Spotlight on Russia

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427195395

Spotlight on Russia gives children a fascinating introduction to the largest country in the world, which is part of two continents! Wonderful photographs feature Russias many diverse people, its unique plants and animals, and its dramatic landscape, including beautiful Lake Baikal. The traditions and symbols of Russia are also featured from classical ballet to the Moscow circus.

Spotlight on Brazil

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427196842

Spotlight on Brazil introduces children to the country of Brazil, where almost half the population of South America lives. Children will read about Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, the daily lives of Brazilians in the cities, and why the way of life of native peoples in the Amazon rain forest is being changed forever.

Spotlight on Italy

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427196859

Spotlight on Italy introduces children to a country that has influenced the world throughout history. Children will be taken on a tour of the country from the towering Alps to the sandy beaches of the Mediterranean islands. The daily lives of modern Italians is also presented along with their customs and traditions.

Spotlight on the Philippines

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427196866

Spotlight on the Philippines introduces this fascinating country in the Pacific Ocean, which is made up of over 7,000 islands. Children will learn about the daily lives of the people and the country's unique culture festivals and dances.

Spotlight on South Africa

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427196873

Spotlight on South Africa introduces readers to this vast country, from Table Mountain to the grasslands, where elephants, lions, and other wildlife live in protected parks. The daily lives and family traditions of the mix of people and cultures that make up South Africa today are highlighted. A special section features the joyful celebration of the World Cup of soccer held in South Africa in 2010.

Spotlight on the United States of America

Niki Walker, Bobbie Kalman (authors)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778789468

Holidays, celebrations, and symbols are highlighted in this up-to-date fact-filled introduction to the United States. Spotlight on the United States of America looks at the colonial history of the U.S., its government, and some of its important leaders. Many colorful pictures, maps, and illustrations the different regions, climates, cities, and wildlife of this fascinating country.

Spotlight on Egypt

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427195364

Children will be delighted by exciting images of pyramids and mummies in this introduction to one of the worlds oldest civilizations. Spotlight on Egypt covers everything from this country's ancient history under the ruling pharaohs to the customs and traditions of its people today. Egypt's wildlife and the importance of the Nile River and Sahara Desert are also highlighted.

Spotlight on Indonesia

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427195371

Colorful photographs highlight this captivating look at Indonesia. A country of 17,508 islands, Indonesia is a visual wonderland of rain forests, mountains, pristine beaches, and over 150 active volcanoes. Children will be amazed by fascinating customs and celebrations and photographs of Komodo Dragons, Sumatran tigers, and orangutans.

Spotlight on Japan

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427195388

Spotlight on Japan reveals the beauty of this island nation, from its bamboo forests to its majestic mountains. The everyday life of the modern Japanese people is highlighted along with traditional festivals and more modern leisure activities, such as manga and karaoke. Children will also be fascinated to learn about the way of life of the ancient samurai warrior.

Spotlight on Canada

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778789444

Spotlight on Canada introduces children to Canada's multicultural people, its varied landscapes and climates, its exciting cities, and its joyful celebrations. A huge country with only one neighbor, the United States, Canada is divided into provinces and territories. French and English are its two official languages, and its rich history goes back to its French and English roots. This colorful book celebrates the diversity of this great country!

Spotlight on Mexico

Niki Walker, Bobbie Kalman (authors)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778789451

Mexico is the southern neighbor of the United States. It is a country with a rich history and culture, a warm climate, diverse landscapes, and a variety of wildlife. From Mayan pyramids to busy cities to happy fiestas, Spotlight on Mexico offers a joyful experience to young readers. The book also includes recipes of some favorite Mexican foods that children will love to make!

Marvelous Meats and More

John Burstein (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778797968

In this meaty new book Slim explores the essential nutritional value of the meat group. Children will learn that this group is made up of more than meat. It includes poultry, fish, dry beans, eggs and nuts. They will also discover why tofu is part of this group, how this group helps build strong muscles, what different kinds of meats, poultry, fish, etc. are eaten around the world, and how much a person needs to eat each day from this group.

Vital Vegetables

John Burstein (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778797975

In this interesting new book Slim explores the essential nutritional value of the vegetable group. Children will learn about the incredible variety of vegetables and vegetable products, the history of vegetables in the human diet, what is special about dark green and leafy vegetables, what changes occur when vegetables are cooked, vegetables grown around the world, and how many vegetables a person needs each day.

What is culture?

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778790457

This wonderful book introduces the important aspects of culture, and concentrates on the things that children enjoy, such as costumes, dances, holidays and celebrations, and special foods. The book promotes multiculturalism by acquainting children with one anothers ways of life.

What is religion?

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778790464

This insightful book introduces children to the worlds most popular religions. It looks at the origins, special heroes and teachers, basic beliefs, sacred texts and symbols, ways of worship, special days, rituals, works of art, and places of worship associated with each religion. The book also highlights the basic principles of religions such as truth, kindness, acceptance, peace, and love. Learning similar aspects of religions, such as prayer, worship, ritual, and celebration, helps foster greater understanding and respect.

How are we the same and different?

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778790433

Children often feel that they need to be the same as everyone else. That is the main reason for unhappiness. Do we see our differences as reasons for judgment and fighting? How can we view the different ways of others as things to enjoy, rather than criticize? This book encourages children to honor their own uniqueness and that of others through new ideas and positive actions.

We are the Earth

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778790440

This important book shows our connection to the natural world and to one another. It asks children to put aside their differences and to work together for the common good. What are our common goals? How can we work toward peace, safety, tolerance, and integrity in our lives? How can we live together with respect, kindness, and friendship?

My culture

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427195210

This wonderful book illustrates people's different ways of life and the traditions we practice. Young readers will learn about how culture is expressed through our clothing, our food, and music and dance. An interactive section at the end asks children what their favorite part of culture is.

This is my home

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778792000

In this book, children will learn about different kinds of homes, such as houses, apartments, and mobile homes, as well as the purpose of each room within a home. Questions about the readers home help children connect the information to their own personal experiences.

It is my birthday

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778791881

Children will join in the balloons, clowns, cake, and fun of a birthday party. Lively photographs highlight the story told by the child who is having the birthday.

Meet my neighbor, the Taekwondo master

Marc Crabtree (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778790426

Alan Bastien is a Taekwondo master. He travels from school to school, sharing his gift with as many children as possible. Young readers will be captivated as they watch Alan teach his students the techniques of this martial art, the equipment used, and important lessons of self-respect and self-discipline.