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Historic Williamsburg

Joanne Mattern (author)

Publisher: Red Chair Press LLC ISBN: 9781634402194

In the 1770s before the United States was a nation, most people lived on farms. But Williamsburg in Virginia Colony was a busy town with wide streets, grand public buildings, bustling shops, and a large Market Square. Home to 2,000 people from wealthy gentry and middle class shopkeepers to poor slaves. Find out how Williamsburg today gives us a fascinating window into America’s past.

Hitch Takes Off

Ken Bowser (author, illustrator)

Publisher: Red Chair Press LLC ISBN: 9781634400732

Hitch spends every day moving big planes from around the world into place at the airport. Will his desire to see the world be fulfilled or will Hitch be left to his imagination?

Follow the Drinking Gourd: come along the Underground Railroad

Pat Perrin, Wim Coleman (authors), Courtney A. Martin (illustrator)

Publisher: Red Chair Press LLC ISBN: 9781939656117

Slavery in the United States became illegal in the 1860s. Before that, many slaves found their way north by following the Big Dipper, or the Drinking Gourd as they called it. Our story begins in 1880 with Old Ellie and Old Sam, two escaped slaves who share their brave story along the path to freedom called the Underground Railroad.

La Llorona: retelling a Mexican Legend

Pat Perrin, Wim Coleman (author), Martha Avils (illustrator)

Publisher: Red Chair Press LLC ISBN: 9781939656278

La Llorona (The Crying Woman) is a sad and haunting tale from Mexico. Parents have told the story for hundreds of years to misbehaving children and to guard against vanity. Some say the story is about Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés and a native Mexican woman who served as his translator. Her loss can be compared to the loss of native Mexican culture after the Spanish conquest.

Sequoyah and His Talking Leaves: a play about the Cherokee Syllabary)

Pat Perrin, Wim Coleman (author), Siri Weber Feeney (illustrator)

Publisher: Red Chair Press LLC ISBN: 9781939656360

In the early 1800s, white settlers and missionaries were intent on bringing the English language to the illiterate Native Americans. Sequoyah was intrigued by these leaves of paper with strange marks that talked. Doing what no one had ever done before, Sequoyah set about creating a written Cherokee languagehelping preserve the tribe's history and culture even today.

Rice and Beans

Wiley Blevins (author), Mattia Cerato (illustrator)

Publisher: Red Chair Press LLC ISBN: 9781939656001

Mom and Dad have blue eyes. Mine are black. We don't look much alike, but that doesn't matter to me! Adopted children may have different skin or hair color from parents or siblings. But there's a lot more to making a family than sharing red hair and freckles!

A Slave's Education in Courage: the life of Frederick Douglass

Pat Perrin, Wim Coleman (authors), Damien Ward (illustrator)

Publisher: Red Chair Press LLC ISBN: 9781939656391

In 1845, Frederick Douglass's first autobiography became a bestseller. Many readers could not believe that such a brilliant writer was ever a slave. When Douglass wrote the book, slavery had not yet ended so he kept secret how he escaped from Maryland. By 1881, the Civil War had ended slavery and Douglass felt the time was right to reveal how he escaped. This play is adapted from Douglass's own words from The Life and Times of Frederick Douglass.

The Princess and the Giant: A Tale from Scotland

Suzanne I. Barchers (author), Marie Lafrance (illustrator)

Publisher: Red Chair Press LLC ISBN: 9781937529611

When the king dies, the queen and her three daughters must work to survive. A giant steals from their garden, and then steals the daughters. The princesses outwit the giant to return home. Themes: ingenuity, perseverance.

Klink and Klank

Jeff Dinardo (author), Jim Paillot (illustrator)

Publisher: Red Chair Press LLC ISBN: 9781939656049

Klink and Klank spend a lot of time together. But Klank decides to try new things. Will the buddies continue to be friends? Or will they go separate ways? Concept: Accepting differences. Book features: Big Words and Big Questions; original illustrations.

The Brave Servant: A Tale from China

Suzanne I. Barchers (author), Yu-mei Han (illustrator)

Publisher: Red Chair Press LLC ISBN: 9781937529574

The Lord of Luchow was a kind man, but his people are threatened with war. A loyal servant finds a way to protect his master and bring peace to the lands. Themes: bravery, intelligence, devotion.

The Wounded Lion: A Tale from Spain

Suzanne I. Barchers (author), John Joven (illustrator)

Publisher: Red Chair Press LLC ISBN: 9781937529635

Day after day, a poor young girl discovers a lion who needs her help. In time, her care for the lion-in-need and her dreams of a better life intersect.

The Boy and the North Wind: A Tale from Norway

Suzanne I. Barchers (author), Laura Jacobsen (illustrator)

Publisher: Red Chair Press LLC ISBN: 9781937529567

When the north wind blows away the flour carried by a baker's young son, he sets out on a journey to insist it be returned. This Norwegian tale shows the value of perseverance nd gifts of nature.

One Last Wish: A Tale from India

Suzanne I. Barchers (author), Sue Todd (illustrator)

Publisher: Red Chair Press LLC ISBN: 9781937529604

When a princess learns a terrible secret about the man she loves, she marries him in spite of the news. Her devotion pays off when she is granted a wish.

Kumba and Kambili: A Tale from Mali

Suzanne I. Barchers (author), Keith D. Shepherd (illustrator)

Publisher: Red Chair Press LLC ISBN: 9781937529581

When a village is terrorized by a lion, the hunter Kambili wishes to track down the beast. But his wife Kumba warns that the lion is an evil wizard. This is an adaptation of a Malinke story.

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.

The Tale of the Oki Islands: A Tale from Japan

Suzanne I. Barchers (author), Hiromitsu Yokota (illustrator)

Publisher: Red Chair Press LLC ISBN: 9781937529628

Tokoyo, a skilled diver, is devoted to her father who has been banished by the emperor. She goes in search of him and in the process kills a sea dragon, breaking an evil spell. Tokoyo and her father are reunited and return to their village. Themes: bravery, devotion.

Not So Fast!

Anna Prokos (author), Constanza Basaluzzo (illustrator)

Publisher: Red Chair Press LLC ISBN: 9781936163489

When four friends head off to the park, each is reminded of a rule for fun and safety when using their wheels!

Best in Show

Barbara Bakowski (author), Fian Arroyo (illustrator)

Publisher: Red Chair Press LLC ISBN: 9781936163557

How will the judges decide who is top dog? Will it be the spotted Dalmatian? Or will it be the furry dog, the round dog, the black or the white one? We all see what’s best through our own experiences and our own uniquenesses. It’s good to be you! AWARDS: Mom's Choice Award and Reader's Choice Award