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Brief Thief

“A lizard takes the liberty of using what seem to be some old underpants when he runs out of toilet paper. What he doesn’t count on is that his own conscience and an outraged rabbit will be watching”–

Other Descriptors: Early Years (ages 2-6), France, Picture Book, Primary (ages 6-9) » Themes: , , » 1 Comment

Home Is Beyond The Mountains

When the Turkish army invades northwestern Persia in 1918, nine-year-old Samira and her parents, brother, and baby sister are driven from their tiny village. Taking only what they can carry, they flee into the mountains, but the journey is so difficult that only Samira and her older brother survive. Shunted from one refugee camp to […]

Other Descriptors: Historical Fiction, Intermediate (ages 9-14), Turkey » Themes: , , , , , » 1 Comment

I Dreamt . . . A Book about Hope

Other Descriptors: Americas, Mexico, Picture Book, Primary (ages 6-9) » Themes: , , » 1 Comment

Gossamer

While learning to bestow dreams, a young dream giver tries to save an eight-year-old boy from the effects of both his abusive past and the nightmares inflicted on him by the frightening Sinisteeds.

Other Descriptors: Americas, Fantasy, Intermediate (ages 9-14), United States of America » Themes: , , , , » 1 Comment

Nobody Knows

It’s autumn in Tokyo, and twelve-year-old Akira and his younger siblings, Kyoko, Shige and little Yuki, have just moved into a new apartment with their mother. Akira hopes it’s a new start for all of them, even though the little ones are not allowed to leave the apartment or make any noise, since the landlord […]

Other Descriptors: Asia, Intermediate (ages 9-14), Japan, Realistic Fiction » Themes: , , , , , , » 1 Comment

Calvin Coconut: Extra Famous

Calvin and his friends have the opportunity to earn some money by appearing as extras in a zombie movie being filmed on a nearby beach.

Other Descriptors: Hawaii, Intermediate (ages 9-14), Oceania, Realistic Fiction » Themes: , , , , , , , » Leave a comment

The Lumatere Chronicles: Quintana of Charyn

Separated from the girl he loves and has sworn to protect, Froi and his companions travel through Charyn searching for Quintana and building an army that will secure her unborn child’s right to rule. While in the valley between two kingdoms, Quintana of Charyn and Isaboe of Lumatere come face-to-face in a showdown that will […]

Other Descriptors: Australia, Fantasy, Oceania, Young Adult (ages 14-18) » Themes: , , , , , » Leave a comment

Grandma and the Great Gourd

On her way to visit her daughter on the other side of the jungle, Grandma encounters a hungry fox, bear, and tiger, and although she convinces them to wait for her return trip, she still must find a way to outwit them all.

Other Descriptors: Folklore, India, Picture Book, Primary (ages 6-9) » Themes: , , , , , , , » Leave a comment

Thank You, Mama

Alice’s parents get her a parrot for her birthday.

Other Descriptors: Early Years (ages 2-6), Europe, Fiction, France, Picture Book, Primary (ages 6-9) » Themes: , , » Leave a comment

Littleland

Hello and welcome to Littleland! Littleland is a very busy place indeed. With things to do, places to go, and people to visit, there’s just so much for little ones to enjoy. An adorable first book for the very young!

Other Descriptors: Early Years (ages 2-6), Europe, France, Picture Book, Riddles/Puzzles » Themes: , » Leave a comment
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