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Life in the Mountains

Holly Duhig (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427123695

Mountain life can be difficult, but people all over the world have adapted to the extremes of weather and temperature that are a part of living at high altitudes. This insightful book looks at how people who live in mountain habitats farm, raise animals, and survive in harsh environments.

Life on an Island

Holly Duhig (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427123688

Islands do not always contain everything needed for human survival. This amazing book takes a look at the unique problems of living on land surrounded by water. Beautiful photos help show how island dwellers have survived and adapted over centuries to living on island habitats in such places as New Zealand, Hawaii, and Iceland.

Life in the Forest

Holly Duhig (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427123671

Forests have long provided people with the resources they need to survive. This interesting book describes the ways people have adapted to living in different kinds of forest habitats and climates around the world. Vibrant images help illustrate the unique homes and ways of life of various forest dwellers, such as the Korowai people of Indonesia who live in treehouses in the rain forest.

Life in the City

Holly Duhig (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427123664

Cities are places that have greater numbers of people, buildings, and services. But city life can be different depending on where in the world you live. This engaging title compares the everyday lives of people in several different cities around the world, describing the homes they live in and how they have adapted to different climates.

Returning to Guatemala

Heather C. Hudak (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427121288

Martinez longs for the happy, stable home he had in Guatemala—before gang violence forced them to flee to Mexico. And now, he is being uprooted again. His mother has decided they must return to Guatemala to take care of the extended family. Martinez is scared to return—but the love of his family and support of his new rural community in Guatemala gives him hope for a future without violence. Paired with facts about the instability in Guatemala and the experience of displaced persons there, Martinez’s story offers a unique look at the fear—and resilience—refugees experience when they must return home.

Returning to Afghanistan

Linda Barghoorn (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427121271

Sonita has been a refugee for her entire life. Born in a refugee camp in Pakistan, Sonita had never seen her family’s homeland of Afghanistan—until, faced with discrimination in Pakistan and possible deportation, her parents decided to return. But despite the end of the war, Afghanistan is not the home Sonita’s parents and sister remember. Sonita must adjust to life in a homeland she has never known, and work hard to survive and thrive in a country still full of conflict and insecurity. Interwoven with facts about the conflict in Afghanistan, Sonita’s story gives a look at the experiences of Afghan refugees forced to return to a home that no longer exists.

My New Home After Yemen

Heather C. Hudak (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427121264

After fleeing civil war in Yemen, Sahar knows that she and her family are lucky to have escaped the violence and survived the trip to Toronto, Canada. Although she still has nightmares about bombings and losing her baby brother—Sahar cannot believe how quickly her English is improving, and how much fun she had trick-or-treating on Halloween for the first time. Paired with facts about the current situation in Yemen and how different countries work to welcome and support refugees, Sahar’s story gives insight on a refugee’s life in a new country.

My New Home After Syria

Linda Barghoorn (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427121257

Roj and his family have lived in Germany for three years after fleeing civil war in Syria. Although his family faces discrimination from some in their small village, and hearing news about home from friends and family can be sad, Roj’s dreams for the future are high as he faces each new challenge with hope and resilience. Interspersed with facts about the current situation in Syria and the experiences of Syrian refugees in different countries, Roj’s story offers a window into the complex and ongoing journey of refugees as they adjust to their new homes.

My New Home After Iraq

Ellen Rodger (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427121240

Memories of fleeing war in Iraq, living in the refugee camp in Jordan, and the scary journey to the United States now seem far away to Zainab. But every day, as she attends school, plays sports, and participates in community groups in her new home in Dearborn, Michigan, she is aware that she will always be part of two cultures. Interwoven with facts about Iraq’s conflict and the experiences of Iraqi refugees around the world, Zainab’s story offers a thoughtful and unique look at the challenges—and triumphs—faced and experienced by refugees in their new homes.

Hoping for a Home After Myanmar

Ellen Rodger (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427121233

Syed was forced to flee his homeland of Myanmar because of extreme violence and persecution against the Rohingya minority. After traveling by boat to Malaysia to meet up with his brother, Nazir, Syed must survive “underground” in a country in which he is not welcome. Interwoven with facts about the Rohingya humanitarian crisis and how refugees survive in countries such as Malaysia, Syed’s story sheds light on the plight of Rohingya refugees around the world.

My Native American School

Carol Gould (author) Paul Drzewiecki (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781641324298

Introduce young readers to school in a part of the country rich with tradition.

How Bear Lost His Tail

Julia Wall (author) Ali Teo (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781641323765

Bear is taught a lesson when the other forest animals are tired of his vanity. This charming retelling introduces readers to an Iroquois folktale.

The Drummers

Carol Gould (author) Dayton Edmonds (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781641323499

A young boy admires the elders and looks forward to the day when he can join in a significant cultural event.

Hayfa's Hats

John Parker (author) Elaine Nicholas (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781641323741

Hayfa is off to the market to sell hats for her sick father. But will a pesky camel keep her from bringing home any money?

Fiesta

Ellen Javernick (author)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781641323550

Join the celebration and explore the culture of Mexico.

Los tamborileros

Carol Gould (author) Dayton Edmonds (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781641321440

A young boy admires the elders and looks forward to the day when he can join in a significant cultural event.

Best Friends

Pamela Fitros (author) Jennifer Mcconnell (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781641323192

Two friends can do so many things together!

Boys and Girls

Deborah Williams (author)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781641323246

Boys and girls are different, but they can enjoy the same things!

Boots and Shoes

Ann Cooper (author)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781641323239

What can you do in your shoes? Readers explore the kinds of footwear needed for a variety of activities.

Discover India

Victoria Marcos (author)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781623957070

Want to see the beautiful and exotic animals of India? This level two reader features beautiful photographs and easy-to-read information about animals like the cobra, Bengal tiger, and more. Discover Reading titles feature short sentences, word lists, and questions at the end of each book to further the learning process.

Discover South America

Victoria Marcos (author)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781623956448

Want to see the beautiful and exotic animals of South America? This level two reader features beautiful photographs and easy-to-read information about rainforest animals. Discover Reading titles feature short sentences, word lists, and questions at the end of each book to further the learning process.

Discover China

Katrina Streza (author)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532402104

Learn all about China! From famous landmarks like the Great Wall of China, to customs, foods and cultural practices, Discover China provides young readers with information about China in simple sentences for kindergarten, first, and second graders.

Lalo Wants a Real Name

Julia Mercedes-Castilla (author) Stephanie Harlow (illustrator)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781623957100

Lalo is tired of being Lalo Ramos, so he tries another, more "normal" name on for size. When his Hispanic grandparents start calling him by his new name, Lalo is worries that he may be losing his identity.

Sushi

Xist Publishing (author)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781623952402

Irasshaimase! Take a step into your favorite sushi restaurant with this Discover Series title. SUSHI is a great introduction to this amazing Japanese cuisine. Used as a jump start for interaction, Discover Series Picture Books are a great way to introduce new images, words, and concepts to kids.

Food

Xist Publishing (author)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781623951801

Eat your way around the world with these crisp and colorful photos of food. Early readers will love the simple and colorful photos while budding chefs can use the images to plan their next culinary treat. Used as a jumpstart for interaction, Discover Series Picture Books are a great way to introduce new ideas, words and concepts to kids.