Come join the crowd headed for a summer celebración! Marvel at the people riding motociclos, bicycles, triciclos, and unicycles. Duck out of the way as firefighters spray water everywhere. Clap to the music as people playing clarinetes, saxophones, trompetas, and drums march by. Feast on lemonade, watermelon, tacos, and helado. Take cover when a brief rain shower comes, and then as night falls–big sorpresas. Pop, pop, pop! ¡Bón, bón, bón!
In many places around the globe, the new year starts on January 1. But not everywhere! Chinese New Year is celebrated in January or February. Iranians observe Nowruz in March. For Thai people, Songkran occurs in April. Ethiopians greet the new year at Enkutatash in September. All these diverse cultural, regional, and religious observances, and many others, have deep-rooted traditions and treasured customs.
What would you do if you woke up one night to find the shadow of a giant chicken passing your bedroom door? Go and investigate, of course! When Anyaugo follows a giant chicken into her kitchen one warm night in Nigeria, she embarks on a fun-filled adventure where nothing is quite as it seems. Is the mischievous giant chicken a friend or a foe? More importantly, will Anyaugo be able to save the food for the New Yam Festival the next day?
Two friends, a boy from the country and a girl from the city, take us on a tour of their beloved land through their eyes. They introduce us to their homes, families, favorite places, school life, holidays and more!
My name is Edith, but my friends call me Eddie. I’m five-and-a-half years old. My dad speaks five languages, my mom sings like a bird, my sister is an ice-skating queen, but me-I don’t know how to do anything
The Welsh poet Dylan Thomas recalls the celebration of Christmas with his family and the feelings it evoked in him as a child. Dylan Thomas’s prose poem is illustrated by Caldecott Honor artist Chris Raschka.
Horns, airplanes, and tops. Whistles, gum, and rings. What should the children choose? And what will they do with all the things they buy? Open this book to find out and to count with them — in English and in Spanish. It’s easy! Trompetas, aviones y trompos. Silbatos, chicles y anillos. ¿QuÉ deben escoger los niÑos? ¿Y quÉ harÁn con todas las cosas que compran? Abra este libro para averiguarlo, y para contar con ellos — en inglÉs y en espanol. Es fÁcil.
Explore the flavor and culture of this colorful country in The Food of Mexico. What better way to study a country than through its geography, history, regions, customs, and celebrations as they relate to food. Dig right in by trying out one of the delicious recipes inside. Studying world cultures has never been so tasty!