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Stepping Stones

Margriet Ruurs (author), Nizar Ali Badr (illustrator)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459814912

This unique picture book was inspired by the stone artwork of Syrian artist Nizar Ali Badr, discovered by chance by Canadian childrens writer Margriet Ruurs. The author was immediately impressed by the strong narrative quality of Mr. Badrs work, and, using many of Mr. Badrs already-created pieces, she set out to create a story about the Syrian refugee crisis. Stepping Stones tells the story of Rama and her family, who are forced to flee their once-peaceful village to escape the ravages of the civil war raging ever closer to their home. With only what they can carry on their backs, Rama and her mother, father, grandfather and brother, Sami, set out to walk to freedom in Europe. Nizar Ali Badrs stunning stone images illustrate the story. Orca Book Publishers is pleased to offer this book as a dual-language (English and Arabic) edition.

The Littlest One (Arabic)

Halya Kruk (Author), Manana Morchiladze (Illustrator)

Publisher: International Step by Step Association ISBN: 9781601950901

Yurchyk, the littlest member of the family, tries to be bigger by climbing on various things. He learns that he becomes bigger by doing something "big", not by being taller.

You Are a Really Good Friend of Mine (Arabic)

Laura Liliom (Author), Lilit Vagharshyan (Illustrator)

Publisher: International Step by Step Association ISBN: 9781601953100

Her best friend has moved far away to another country. She is still her best friend. They call, write letters, think about each other, remember each other's favorite food and plan one day to visit.

Moush Wants To Get Lost (Arabic)

Rouzanna Baghdasaryan (Author), Yulia Lushnikova (Illustrator)

Publisher: International Step by Step Association ISBN: 9781601950918

Moush is having a bad day, so while hiding in the closet he decides to run away. During his preparations he remembers all the good things in his world and how important a place he has in it.

Oranges for Everybody (Arabic)

Daiga Zake (Author), Elena Stojanova (Illustrator)

Publisher: International Step by Step Association ISBN: 9781601953063

Jimmy learns that sharing oranges with his family and friends can have a surprising reward.

The Dark (Arabic)

Rouzanna Baghdasaryan (Author), Manana Morchiladze (Illustrator)

Publisher: International Step by Step Association ISBN: 9781601950864

Jonah, like many little boys, is afraid of the dark. His older brother, Gor, and his baby sister, Arpi, share the bedroom with Jonah. But it's still a scary place at night, what with monsters under beds and on chairs, and who knows what's lurking in the spooky cupboard? But when Gor promises Jonah his favorite toy soldier if he'll just try not to be afraid, Jonah is too excited to sleep. Will the scary dark keep Jonah in his bed?

The Doll That Flew Away (Arabic)

Kh. Batkhuu (Author)

Publisher: International Step by Step Association ISBN: 9781601950925

Zulaa is her best friend. Everyday after kindergarten she plays with Zulaa and her wonderful collection of dolls. Her favorite doll is named Bat and one day she brings Bat home with her and wants to keep it. But Zulaa is sad and misses Bat terribly. Will she return Bat to Zulaa and learn the importance of friendship?

The Doll's Nose (Arabic)

Miranda Haxhia (Author), Ursula Kohrer (Illustrator)

Publisher: International Step by Step Association ISBN: 9781601950871

Mary wants to play with her friends Clara and Ana, but they're playing with their dolls, and Mary doesn't have a doll. Her mother suggests that she make one using wool and cotton and other things that they have around the house. So Mary makes a beautiful doll, but then she realizes: Her doll has to breathe, and how will it sneeze? What can she use for her lovely doll's nose?

Let's Go To Work (Arabic)

Aude Brunel (Author), Marjan Mancek (Illustrator)

Publisher: International Step by Step Association ISBN: 9781601950895

A young narrator wonders what his parents do at work all day, and why they come home too tired to play or read stories. When they tell him, he decides that he will work, too, reminding his parents of the importance of fun.

A Mango for Grandpa (Arabic)

Caroline Hudicourt (Author), Ismer Saincilus (Illustrator)

Publisher: International Step by Step Association ISBN: 9781601950857

Grandpa has 27 grandchildren, all who loved him, and shared the mangos he brought home every day. But grandpa was getting sick, losing his memory and the ability to even cut the mangos. Grandpa died, he will never be forgotten.

Dorothy and the Glasses (Arabic)

Ivona Brezinova (Author), Mentor Llapashtica (Illustrator)

Publisher: International Step by Step Association ISBN: 9781601950888

Mommy, Daddy, and Dorothy's brother, Martin, all wear glasses. But not Dorothy. She knows that glasses make people see better, and she wants to see better, too. Never mind that she can see perfectly without them. She feels like an outsider in her own family, and so she draws glasses on her face and on all her toys. But when she tries on her Daddy's glasses, she gets a big surprise!