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Passover Family

Monique Polak (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459818538

Teach babies and toddlers about this important Jewish festival by exploring what happens during the Passover seder with this delightful photographic board book. This primer features family and friends coming together to share a meal, tell stories and sing songs, and encourages little ones to participate in this special time. Children of all faiths will enjoy the bright photos and primary text that focuses on bringing family together to celebrate and observe a holiday tradition.

Holi Colors

Rina Singh (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459818507

Experience Holi with every color of the rainbow! This Hindu celebration known as the festival of colors and the festival of love signifies the end of winter, the arrival of spring and the victory of good over evil. A time to laugh, play, visit friends and get messy! Little ones will love exploring the colors of Holi through the vibrant photographs and Singh's playful rhymes in this brilliant concept book. By the author of Diwali (Orca Origins), which has been called "an exceptionally valuable resource" by Kirkus Reviews and "a standout volume" by School Library Journal.

Better Together

Nikki Tate (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459813014

Better Together explores how people gather in groups of all kinds to fulfill the basic human need for companionship. From the smallest units of parents, siblings and friends to global organizations that try to build on a foundation of common human experience to meet their goals, people working together are a powerful force for change. Too often, we look at someone and see all the ways we are different. People all around the world come together to build things, teach and entertain each other, and provide everything from better health care to good food to security and education. Better Together examines the many ways we are the same, no matter where we live.

Ten of the Best Mythical Hero Stories

David West (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427177377

Ten boldly illustrated stories tell classic tales from different cultures of battles between heroes and powerful opponents. Tales include: Theseus versus the Minotaur, and Perseus versus Medusa, from Greek mythology; Beowulf versus monsters and dragons from Anglo-Saxon mythology; and the Mayan twins versus the lords of the Underworld. Other well-known stories feature Sinbad the Sailor from Arabic literature, and the Swiss hero William Tell. Feature boxes add additional details to help readers better understand concepts in the story as well as the time period in which the story was written.

Ten of the Best Prince and Princess Stories

David West (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427177384

Ten beautifully illustrated stories tell classic fairy tales from different cultures of princes and princesses. Familiar fairy tales include Snow White, Rapunzel, The Frog Prince, and The Princess and the Pea from Germany and Scandinavia. Tales from other cultures include: Rhodopis, from Egypt; The Lake Princess, from China; and Princess of the Mist, a Native legend from Canada. Feature boxes add additional details to help readers better understand concepts in the story as well as the time period in which the story was written.

Ten of the Best Witch and Sorcerer Stories

David West (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427177391

Ten boldly illustrated stories tell folktales and legends from different cultures about characters with magical powers. Feature boxes add additional details to help readers better understand concepts in the story as well as the time period in which the story was written.

Ten of the Best Animal Myths

David West (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427177322

Ten beautifully illustrated stories tell fables and folktales from different cultures featuring animal characters that often speak and act like humans in order to teach a lesson. Tales include: Anansi the Spider and Mainu the Frog, from African folktales; Brer Rabbit, an African American folktale; Wenebojo and the Buffalo, a Native American legend; the Hare and the Tortoise, a Greek fable; and Androcles and the Lion, a Roman fable. Feature boxes add additional details to help readers better understand concepts in the story as well as the time period in which the story was written.

Ten of the Best Giant Stories

David West (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427177346

Ten boldly illustrated stories tell classic tales from different cultures of giants, who were usually villains being outwitted and defeated by mythological heroes. Myths include: the hero Heracles versus the hated giant Geryon, and Odysseus versus the giant Cyclops Polyphemus, from Greek mythology; the good-natured giant Finn McCool from Celtic mythology; the Mayan twins versus the destructive mountain giant Cabracan, from Mayan mythology; Sedna, the giant goddess of the sea, from Inuit mythology; and the giant Goliath who was slain by David, from the Bible. Feature boxes add additional details to help readers better understand concepts in the story as well as the time period in which the story was written.

Ten of the Best Monster Stories

David West (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427177360

Ten boldly illustrated stories tell tales from different cultures of legendary creatures, both good and bad. Feature boxes add additional details to help readers better understand concepts in the story as well as the time period in which the story was written.

Islam in Turkey

Leyla Alicavusoglu, Frances Hawker (authors)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427197863

Islam in Turkey follows Metehan and his sister Ayse during the month of Ramadan. Follow them as Metehan tries fasting for the first time, and find out why Muslims celebrate Ramadan and how they learn about the Quran.

Dragons Race in the Water and Other Real Chinese Stories

Highlights for Children (author)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781684374991

China! Natasha Yim tells of her experiences of watching dragon races in Hong Kong. Discover the art of a handwriting technique called calligraphy. How is silk made? Discover the women who make silk by hand in Hotan, China. Learn how people in China honor their loved ones who have gone before them. Stories by Natasha Yim, Linda Petrucelli, Gary Hoff, Josanne LaValley, and Christine Liu Perkins.

Eyes of the Dragon and Other Scaly Stories

Highlights for Children (author)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781684374816

Scaly dragons! A Chinese folktale tells about a grateful dragon who gives a girl an impossible gift. Lily brings Dragon in to school. A little girl follows a treasure map past a dragon! Tex and Indi go to a festival in Chinatown to see a parade and a dancing dragon. What would you do if you met a dragon? Would you try to make friends? Stories by Camille S. Phillips, Lissa Rovetch, Marilyn Kratz, and Eileen Spinelli.

Feeding Fuzzy Tail and Other Winter Survival Stories

Highlights for Children (author)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781684374915

Bundle up! Maria and Grandma watch as a squirrel prepares for winter. Dad and Isabel watch different types of wild animals getting ready for the chilly winter. A fable tells of a little bird that cannot fly south for the winter. Each year before the river freezes, barges bring supplies for the long Alaskan winter. What will the barge bring for Ben? The arctic squirrel hibernates underground to survive the harsh winter. Stories by Marianne Mitchell, Bonnie Highsmith Taylor, Diana C. Conway, and Karen G. Ballen.

Puppy's Scary Halloween and Other Spooky Stories

Highlights for Children (author)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781684374946

Halloween! A pirate, skeleton, and witch are coming towards Puppy's house. What can Puppy do? When space monkeys invade on Halloween, the townspeople soon discover the monkeys' love for doughnuts. Toby realizes that the only way to get them to leave is to give them Chuck's famous doughnut recipe. David and his family prepare for Halloween, Fox's costume dilemma is resolved, and a new neighbor provides unusual Halloween treats. Stories by Lois J. Szymanski, Peter McCleery, Highlights for Children, Barbara Owen, and Glenn G. Coats.

Cultural Traditions in the United States

Molly Aloian (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427174895

Many holidays and festivals celebrated in the United States honor religious events and important dates or people in the country's history. This interesting book shows how Americans celebrate holidays and family occasions, as well as the traditions of the cultures from which their families first came.

Family and Friends/Familia y Amigos

Kathleen Petelinsek (author) Kathleen Petelinsek (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781602536982

Want a new way to show someone who your best friend is? How about using signs to tell your classmates about your family? Young readers will be delighted to learn a new way to discuss their favorite people. Both Spanish and English translations encourage kids to explore different languages and methods of communication.

Questions and Answers/Preguntas y Respuestas

Kathleen Petelinsek (author) Nichole Day Diggins (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781602537019

Both Spanish and English translations present readers with common questions and various common answers and their corresponding ASL signs.

Holi

Rebecca Pettiford (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624964862

In Holi, early readers will learn about this Hindu festival and the ways people celebrate it. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage emergent readers as they explore this unique celebration. A labeled diagram helps readers understand the symbols of Holi, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Children can learn more about Holi online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Holi also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index.

Lantern Festival

Rebecca Pettiford (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624964879

In Lantern Festival, early readers will learn about this Asian festival and the ways people celebrate it. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage emergent readers as they explore this unique celebration. A labeled diagram helps readers understand the symbols of the Lantern Festival, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Children can learn more about the Lantern Festival online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Lantern Festival also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index.

Mardi Gras

Rebecca Pettiford (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624964886

In Mardi Gras, early readers will learn about this American festival and the ways people celebrate it. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage emergent readers as they explore this unique celebration. A labeled diagram helps readers understand the symbols of Mardi Gras, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Children can learn more about Mardi Gras online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Mardi Gras also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index.

St. Patrick's Day

Rebecca Pettiford (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624964893

In St. Patrick's Day, early readers will learn about this American festival and the ways people celebrate it. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage emergent readers as they explore this unique celebration. A labeled diagram helps readers understand the symbols of St. Patrick's Day, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Children can learn more about St. Patrick's Day online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. St. Patrick's Day also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index.

Day of the Dead

Rebecca Pettiford (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624964855

In Day of the Dead, early readers will learn about this Mexican festival and the ways people celebrate it. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage emergent readers as they explore this unique celebration. A labeled diagram helps readers understand the symbols of Day of the Dead, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Children can learn more about Day of the Dead online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Day of the Dead also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index

Different Appearances

Rebecca Pettiford (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624965456

In Different Appearances, beginning readers will learn to celebrate diversity by appreciating the many ways people look different from one another. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they draw inferences about how diversity makes our society stronger and more interesting. An infographic helps readers recognize how many similarities underlie people’s physical differences, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Children can learn more about diversity online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Different Appearances also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index.

Different Cultures

Rebecca Pettiford (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624965463

In Different Cultures, beginning readers will learn to celebrate diversity by appreciating the many culturally influenced behaviors and practices people bring to our society. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they draw inferences about how diversity makes our world stronger and more interesting. An activity encourages readers to explore their own cultural background, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Children can learn more about diversity online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Different Cultures also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index.

Different Families

Rebecca Pettiford (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624965470

In Different Families, beginning readers will learn to celebrate diversity by appreciating the variety of configurations that can make a family. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they draw inferences about how diversity makes our society stronger and more interesting. An activity helps readers identify and appreciate their own unique family, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Children can learn more about diversity online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Different Families also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index.