Shu-Li And Tamara

This contemporary story of the true friendship between two girls is set in Vancouver’s Commercial Drive neighborhood. Shu-Li’s parents run a local Chinese deli and much of the story revolves around food. There is a helpful compendium of recipes at the end of the book for kids to try out. Beautifully illustrated throughout with line drawings.

Something Good (Classic Munsch)

Tyya’s dad won’t buy anything good at the store – no ice cream, no candy, no cookies. But when the saleslady puts a price sticker on Tyya’s nose, Daddy is finally forced to buy something good.ot;Michael Martchenko’s illustrations…are lively, simple and expressive. The characters practically jump off the page.”/>- Quill & Quire

Leaving Vietnam: The Journey Of Tuan Ngo (Ready-To-Read : Level 3 Reading Alone)

Tells the story of a boy and his father who endure danger and difficulties when they escape by boat from Vietnam, spend days at sea, and then months in refugee camps before making their way to the United States.

Juan Bobo: Four Folktales From Puerto Rico (I Can Read Book 3)

Mama puts Juan Bobo to work whenever he is having a good time. But he always finds a way to make work fun — like using baskets instead of buckets to carry water, or sprinkling the pig with Mama’s favorite perfume.

The Grand Canyon (Ready-To-Read. Level 1)

It all started with water. But how did one river make such a deep canyon? Read on and find out.