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I Wish I Was Strong Like Manuel

Kathryn; Hembrook Heling (author), Bonnie Adamson (illustrator)

Publisher: Raven Tree Press ISBN: 9781621672203

Willie goes to elaborate and comical lengths to be strong like Manuel. He thinks being strong makes his best friend Willie look like a superhero. In the quest to be strong, Willie comes up with a multitude of ingenious ways of getting there. What one person might dislike about themselves may be just the thing that someone else would envy. Willie grows in appreciation of his own uniqueness. The I Wish series (I Wish I Was Tall Like Willie, I Wish I Was Strong Like Manuel, I Wish I Had Glasses Like Rosa, I Wish I Had Freckles Like Abby) explores the issues of self-esteem, self-acceptance and friendship for children. Kids are reminded to like themselves "just the way they are!" through humorous situations and outlandish schemes.

I Wish I Was Strong Like Manuel / Quisiera ser fuerte como Manuel

Kathryn; Hembrook Heling (author), Bonnie Adamson (illustrator)

Publisher: Raven Tree Press ISBN: 9781621672210

This is the bilingual (English/Spanish) version of I Wish I Was Strong Like Manuel. There is also a vocabulary page at the end of the book. Willie goes to elaborate and comical lengths to be strong like Manuel. He thinks being strong makes his best friend Willie look like a superhero. In the quest to be strong, Willie comes up with a multitude of ingenious ways of getting there. What one person might dislike about themselves may be just the thing that someone else would envy. Willie grows in appreciation of his own uniqueness. The I Wish series (I Wish I Was Tall Like Willie, I Wish I Was Strong Like Manuel, I Wish I Had Glasses Like Rosa, I Wish I Had Freckles Like Abby) explores the issues of self-esteem, self-acceptance and friendship for children. Kids are reminded to like themselves "just the way they are!" through humorous situations and outlandish schemes.

Quisiera ser fuerte como Manuel

Kathryn; Hembrook Heling (author), Bonnie Adamson (illustrator)

Publisher: Raven Tree Press ISBN: 9781621672227

This is the Spanish only version of I Wish Was Strong Like Manuel. Willie goes to elaborate and comical lengths to be strong like Manuel. He thinks being strong makes his best friend Willie look like a superhero. In the quest to be strong, Willie comes up with a multitude of ingenious ways of getting there. What one person might dislike about themselves may be just the thing that someone else would envy. Willie grows in appreciation of his own uniqueness. The I Wish series (I Wish I Was Tall Like Willie, I Wish I Was Strong Like Manuel, I Wish I Had Glasses Like Rosa, I Wish I Had Freckles Like Abby) explores the issues of self-esteem, self-acceptance and friendship for children. Kids are reminded to like themselves "just the way they are!" through humorous situations and outlandish schemes.

Lobo and the Rabbit Stew / El lobo y el caldo de conejo

Marcia Schwartz (author), Brent Campbell (illustrator)

Publisher: Raven Tree Press ISBN: 9781621671756

This is the bilingual (English/Spanish) version of Lobo and the Rabbit Stew. The Spanish is sprinkled in and as each word is introduced, it is used from there thru to the end of the book. There is also a vocabulary page at the end of the book. Lobo is a wolf who must eat a succulent rabbit stew while the moon is full or he will go cuckoo. He tries a variety of temptations to entice a bunny out of his burrow. The little rabbit uses his wits to escape becoming an entree.

Mr. Groundhog Wants the Day Off

Pat Stemper Vojta (author), Olga Levitskiy (illustrator)

Publisher: Raven Tree Press ISBN: 9781621671763

Mr. Groundhog tries to give his Groundhog Day duties away. He does not want to be blamed for six more weeks of winter anymore. He asks his friends to take on the responsibilities, but they are not interested. Instead, one by one his friends show him how he is perfectly suited to the role. As the day progresses, Mr. Groundhog finds a way to enjoy his special day.

Mr. Groundhog Wants the Day Off / El señor Marmota quiere el día libre

Pat Stemper Vojta (author), Olga Levitskiy (illustrator)

Publisher: Raven Tree Press ISBN: 9781621671770

This is the bilingual (English/Spanish) version of Mr. Groundhog Wants the Day Off. There is also a vocabulary page at the end of the book. Mr. Groundhog tries to give his Groundhog Day duties away. He does not want to be blamed for six more weeks of winter anymore. He asks his friends to take on the responsibilities, but they are not interested. Instead, one by one his friends show him how he is perfectly suited to the role. As the day progresses, Mr. Groundhog finds a way to enjoy his special day.

El señor Marmota quiere el día libre

Pat Stemper Vojta (author), Olga Levitskiy (illustrator)

Publisher: Raven Tree Press ISBN: 9781621671787

This is the Spanish only version of Mr. Groundhog Wants the Day Off. Mr. Groundhog tries to give his Groundhog Day duties away. He does not want to be blamed for six more weeks of winter anymore. He asks his friends to take on the responsibilities, but they are not interested. Instead, one by one his friends show him how he is perfectly suited to the role. As the day progresses, Mr. Groundhog finds a way to enjoy his special day.

My Pal, Victor

Diane Gonzales Bertrand (author), Robert Sweetland (illustrator)

Publisher: Raven Tree Press ISBN: 9781621671794

Why do we choose the friends we do? Dominic knows. He explains just how special his pal Victor really is. After all, Victor tells heart-booming ghost stories, claps the loudest at Dominic's baseball games, and performs a fabulous floating frog stroke. Two young boys experience a spirited, carefree friendship that transcends one boy's disability.

My Pal, Victor / Mi amigo, Víctor

Diane Gonzales Bertrand (author), Robert Sweetland (illustrator)

Publisher: Raven Tree Press ISBN: 9781621671800

This is the bilingual (English/Spanish) version of My Pal, Victor. There is also a vocabulary page at the end of the book. Why do we choose the friends we do? Dominic knows. He explains just how special his pal Victor really is. After all, Victor tells heart-booming ghost stories, claps the loudest at Dominic's baseball games, and performs a fabulous floating frog stroke. Two young boys experience a spirited, carefree friendship that transcends one boy's disability.

Mi amigo, Víctor

Diane Gonzales Bertrand (author), Robert Sweetland (illustrator)

Publisher: Raven Tree Press ISBN: 9781621671817

This is the Spanish only version of My Pal, Victor. Why do we choose the friends we do? Dominic knows. He explains just how special his pal Victor really is. After all, Victor tells heart-booming ghost stories, claps the loudest at Dominic's baseball games, and performs a fabulous floating frog stroke. Two young boys experience a spirited, carefree friendship that transcends one boy's disability.

Alien Invaders

Lynne Huggins Cooper (author), Bonnie Leick (illustrator)

Publisher: Raven Tree Press ISBN: 9781621671824

Bugs in the garden? Or are they alien invaders? A curious child compares small garden creatures to what he knows of space invaders. Antennas? Shiny armor and helmets? Are these Earth dwellers or something 'out of this world'? Creepy crawlers abound in wacky, far-out colored pencil illustrations.

Alien Invaders / Invasores extraterrestres

Lynne Huggins Cooper (author), Bonnie Leick (illustrator)

Publisher: Raven Tree Press ISBN: 9781621671831

This is the bilingual (English/Spanish) version of Alien Invaders. There is also a vocabulary page at the end of the book. Bugs in the garden? Or are they alien invaders? A curious child compares small garden creatures to what he knows of space invaders. Antennas? Shiny armor and helmets? Are these Earth dwellers or something 'out of this world'? Creepy crawlers abound in wacky, far-out colored pencil illustrations.

Invasores extraterrestres

Lynne Huggins Cooper (author), Bonnie Leick (illustrator)

Publisher: Raven Tree Press ISBN: 9781621671848

This is the Spanish only version of Alien Invaders. Bugs in the garden? Or are they alien invaders? A curious child compares small garden creatures to what he knows of space invaders. Antennas? Shiny armor and helmets? Are these Earth dwellers or something 'out of this world'? Creepy crawlers abound in wacky, far-out colored pencil illustrations.

Moon Over the Mountain

Keith Polette (author), Michael Kress Russik (illustrator)

Publisher: Raven Tree Press ISBN: 9781621671855

A fun-filled retelling of a traditional Asian tale in which a discontented stonecutter is never satisfied with each wish that is granted him. In this variation, a vivid Southwestern landscape helps set the story. We meet Agipito who, like his Asian counterpart, is a poor stonecutter. Time after time, Agipito's wishes are granted, but, each time, he finds something wrong with the wish he is given. Finally, when Agipito wishes to become coyote--a favorite trickster character in many folktales--he finally is happy and disappears into the desert. Agipito learns, humorously, that what you wish for may not always be what would be best for you.

Moon Over the Mountain / Luna sobre la montaña

Keith Polette (author), Michael Kress Russik (illustrator)

Publisher: Raven Tree Press ISBN: 9781621671862

This is the bilingual (English/Spanish) version of Moon Over the Mountain. The Spanish is sprinkled in and as each word is introduced, it is used from there thru to the end of the book. There is also a vocabulary page at the end of the book. A fun-filled retelling of a traditional Asian tale in which a discontented stonecutter is never satisfied with each wish that is granted him. In this variation, a vivid Southwestern landscape helps set the story. We meet Agipito who, like his Asian counterpart, is a poor stonecutter. Time after time, Agipito's wishes are granted, but, each time, he finds something wrong with the wish he is given. Finally, when Agipito wishes to become coyote--a favorite trickster character in many folktales--he finally is happy and disappears into the desert. Agipito learns, humorously, that what you wish for may not always be what would be best for you.

Oh, Crumps! / ¡Ay, caramba!

Lee Bock (author), Morgan Midgett (illustrator)

Publisher: Raven Tree Press ISBN: 9781621671886

This is the bilingual (English/Spanish) version of Oh, Crumps!. There is also a vocabulary page at the end of the book. Farmer Felandro just has to get some sleep. He has man chores to do come morning. But, Oh, crumps! First the goats need his attention, then it's the dogs, next the cows are mooing, and on and on. With all this commotion, the tired farmer gets his list of the coming day's chores confused as he becomes sleepier and sleepier.

¡Ay, caramba!

Lee Bock (author), Morgan Midgett (illustrator)

Publisher: Raven Tree Press ISBN: 9781621671893

This is the Spanish only version of Oh, Crumps!. Farmer Felandro just has to get some sleep. He has man chores to do come morning. But, Oh, crumps! First the goats need his attention, then it's the dogs, next the cows are mooing, and on and on. With all this commotion, the tired farmer gets his list of the coming day's chores confused as he becomes sleepier and sleepier.

A Seed Was Planted

Toula Palazetti (author), Pamela Barcita (illustrator)

Publisher: Raven Tree Press ISBN: 9781621671909

A wonderful cycle of giving begins when a seed is planted. Pieces and sprouts of walnut tree are passed along from one person to that person's friend and on that that friend's neighbor and on and on and on. The circle of giving creates a new crop of trees (supporting the idea of reforestation) and instills traditional values of sharing and caring. It also brings about a spirit of hope and goodwill to the givers. Love grows along with the saplings in the beautifully generous world. An inspiration and a timely lesson for children, adults and whole communities.

A Seed Was Planted / Sembré una semilla

Toula Palazetti (author), Pamela Barcita (illustrator)

Publisher: Raven Tree Press ISBN: 9781621671916

This is the bilingual (English/Spanish) version of A Seed Was Planted. There is also a vocabulary page at the end of the book. A wonderful cycle of giving begins when a seed is planted. Pieces and sprouts of walnut tree are passed along from one person to that person's friend and on that that friend's neighbor and on and on and on. The circle of giving creates a new crop of trees (supporting the idea of reforestation) and instills traditional values of sharing and caring. It also brings about a spirit of hope and goodwill to the givers. Love grows along with the saplings in the beautifully generous world. An inspiration and a timely lesson for children, adults and whole communities.

Sembré una semilla

Toula Palazetti (author), Pamela Barcita (illustrator)

Publisher: Raven Tree Press ISBN: 9781621671923

This is the Spanish only version of A Seed Was Planted. A wonderful cycle of giving begins when a seed is planted. Pieces and sprouts of walnut tree are passed along from one person to that person's friend and on that that friend's neighbor and on and on and on. The circle of giving creates a new crop of trees (supporting the idea of reforestation) and instills traditional values of sharing and caring. It also brings about a spirit of hope and goodwill to the givers. Love grows along with the saplings in the beautifully generous world. An inspiration and a timely lesson for children, adults and whole communities.

Isabel and the Hungry Coyote

Keith Polette (author), Esther Szegedy (illustrator)

Publisher: Raven Tree Press ISBN: 9781621671930

A little girl on her way to Grandma's house. A basket of goodies. A lurking scoundrel. Sound familiar? Yes, but this time, the Chihuahua Desert of the American southwest is the setting for a spiced-up retelling of the classic "Little Red Riding Hood" story. Spunky Isabel outwits the cunning coyote with self-reliance and daring. Fiery tamales and chili sauce are the villain's downfall.

Isabel and the Hungry Coyote / Isabel y el coyote hambriento

Keith Polette (author), Esther Szegedy (illustrator)

Publisher: Raven Tree Press ISBN: 9781621671947

This is the bilingual (English/Spanish) version of Isabel and the Hungry Coyote. The Spanish is sprinkled in and as each word is introduced, it is used from there thru to the end of the book. There is also a vocabulary page at the end of the book. A little girl on her way to Grandma's house. A basket of goodies. A lurking scoundrel. Sound familiar? Yes, but this time, the Chihuahua Desert of the American southwest is the setting for a spiced-up retelling of the classic "Little Red Riding Hood" story. Spunky Isabel outwits the cunning coyote with self-reliance and daring. Fiery tamales and chili sauce are the villain's downfall.

Vegetable Dreams

Dawn Jeffers (author), Claude Schneider (illustrator)

Publisher: Raven Tree Press ISBN: 9781621671954

Young Erin has a dream. She must create a garden. Her vegetable garden becomes the unlikely place where friendship, belief in one's dreams, and much more than vegetables grow. Determined to make the garden a reality that will give pleasure not only to herself but to other people as well, Erin learns many lessons in the process. An old-fashioned story of a multi-generation friendship and the importance of sharing and nurturing dreams. This is truly a gentle, moving story.

Vegetable Dreams / Huerto soñado

Dawn Jeffers (author), Claude Schneider (illustrator)

Publisher: Raven Tree Press ISBN: 9781621671961

This is the bilingual (English/Spanish) version of Vegetable Dreams. There is also a vocabulary page at the end of the book. Young Erin has a dream. She must create a garden. Her vegetable garden becomes the unlikely place where friendship, belief in one's dreams, and much more than vegetables grow. Determined to make the garden a reality that will give pleasure not only to herself but to other people as well, Erin learns many lessons in the process. An old-fashioned story of a multi-generation friendship and the importance of sharing and nurturing dreams. This is truly a gentle, moving story.

Huerto soñado

Dawn Jeffers (author), Claude Schneider (illustrator)

Publisher: Raven Tree Press ISBN: 9781621671978

This is the Spanish only version of Vegetable Dreams. Young Erin has a dream. She must create a garden. Her vegetable garden becomes the unlikely place where friendship, belief in one's dreams, and much more than vegetables grow. Determined to make the garden a reality that will give pleasure not only to herself but to other people as well, Erin learns many lessons in the process. An old-fashioned story of a multi-generation friendship and the importance of sharing and nurturing dreams. This is truly a gentle, moving story.