A description of what life is like in the modern Chinese city of Changsha for the children who live there.
The great sculptor Gaston Pompicard creates a snow sculpture for his friends the children, and then later he receives a similar gift from them during the last snow of winter.
A young girl and her two brothers try to come to terms with their father, who feels compelled to recount his concentration camp experiences over and over again.
When the villagers of Bophelong are forced to leave their homes, Naledi and her younger brother join in a school demonstration and learn that the South African government treats even children who dissent with brutality. Sequel to Journey to Jo’burg.
This book consists of brief statements relating what children from around the world do with a tooth that has fallen out and includes facts about teeth.
More than anything, Beatrice longs to be a schoolgirl. But in her small African village, only children who can afford uniforms and books can go to school. Beatrice knows that with six children to care for, her family is much too poor. But then Beatrice receives a wonderful gift from some people far away — a goat! Fat and sleek as a ripe mango, Mugisa (which means “luck”) gives milk that Beatrice can sell. With Mugisa’s help, it looks as if Beatrice’s dream may come true after all. Based on a true story about the work of Project Heifer.
Young Daniel Kraushaar and his friends dream of joining the Hitler Youth in 1930s Germany, but when Daniel learns his mother is Jewish his connections to the Nazis will have fateful consequences.
In 1791, after being transported to Australia in the first shipment of convicts, Mary Bryant, her husband, two children, and seven other convicts, unable to endure the terrible conditions of the penal colony, organize a daring escape in an open boat.
Describes features and beliefs of the world’s oldest monotheistic religion, including the Ark of the Covenant, synagogue worship, and Passover.
An illustrated version of Raffi’s song about children all over the world, who are much like one another despite living in different countries.