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What’s Your Story

What’s Your Story is set against the backdrop of the First Settlement of Australia.  It describes the friendship of a little orphan boy from England, Leonard, and the friendship he strikes with a little Aboriginal girl called Milba. See the review at WOW Review, Volume 7, Issue 1

Other Descriptors: Australia, Fiction » Themes: , , » Leave a comment

All Different Now: Juneteenth, the First Day of Freedom

Through the eyes of one little girl, All Different Now tells the story of the first Juneteenth, the day freedom finally came to the last of the slaves in the South. Since then, the observance of June 19 as African American Emancipation Day has spread across the United States and beyond.

Other Descriptors: Historical Fiction, Picture Book, Primary (ages 6-9), United States of America » Themes: , , , » 1 Comment

What If…?

What if Joe doesn’t like the party he’s going to? What if he doesn’t like the food or the games or the people? As Joe and his mom walk down the darkening street, Joe’s imagination starts to run wild. And as they search for the right place, he wonders “what if . . .” at […]

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

Soccer Star

When Paulo Marcelo Feliciano becomes a soccer star, crowds will cheer his famous name! Then his mother won’t have to work long hours, and he won’t have to work all day on a fishing boat. For now, Paulo takes care of his little sister Maria (she teaches him reading, he teaches her soccer moves) and […]

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

Of Course They Do!

Boys do not cook, and girls cannot play sports–but in this book the pictures tell a different story. Using sparse text and large, bright photographs, the book debunks commonly-held gender-myths. Misconceptions are stated matter-of-factly (Boys don’t cook.), but when the page is turned, each myth is proven false with playful language (Are you sure?) and […]

Other Descriptors: Concept Book, Early Years (ages 2-6), International, Picture Book » Themes: , , » Leave a comment

Music Everywhere!

Photographs from around the world celebrate the universal joy that kids get from making music, whether they’re playing instruments, clapping their hands, stomping their feet, or singing.

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

If You Happen To Have A Dinosaur

If you happen to have a dinosaur, lying around your living room, and you don’t know what to do with it … why don’t you use it as a can opener?

Other Descriptors: Canada, Early Years (ages 2-6), Picture Book » Themes: , » Leave a comment

The Slug

One in a series of humorous books about disgusting creatures, The Slug is a look at the land slug.It covers such topics as the slug’s two pairs of tentacles, one pair for seeing, one pair for smelling (it can see you’re a kid and smell like broccoli), its breathing hole (on the side of its […]

Other Descriptors: Canada, information book, Picture Book, Primary (ages 6-9) » Themes: , , » Leave a comment

Julia, Child

Julia and Simca are two young friends who agree that you can never use too much butter — and that it is best to be a child forever. Sharing a love of cooking and having no wish to turn into big, busy people who worry too much and dawdle too little, they decide to create […]

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

Chengdu Could Not, Would Not, Fall Asleep

High in the trees in the middle of the night, all of the pandas are sleeping except for Chengdu, who tries everything and still cannot fall asleep until he finds the perfect spot–atop his brother, Yuan.

Other Descriptors: China, Early Years (ages 2-6), Picture Book » Themes: , , , » Leave a comment
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