Ada s Violin

Ada s Violin
Author: Susan Hood
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2016-05-03
ISBN 10: 1481430955
ISBN 13: 9781481430951
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ada s Violin Book Review:

A town built on a landfill. A community in need of hope. A girl with a dream. A man with a vision. An ingenious idea.

Ada s Violin

Ada s Violin
Author: Susan Hood
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2016-05-03
ISBN 10: 1481430963
ISBN 13: 9781481430968
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ada s Violin Book Review:

From award-winning author Susan Hood and illustrator Sally Wern Comport comes the extraordinary true tale of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay, an orchestra made up of children playing instruments built from recycled trash. Ada Ríos grew up in Cateura, a small town in Paraguay built on a landfill. She dreamed of playing the violin, but with little money for anything but the bare essentials, it was never an option...until a music teacher named Favio Chávez arrived. He wanted to give the children of Cateura something special, so he made them instruments out of materials found in the trash. It was a crazy idea, but one that would leave Ada—and her town—forever changed. Now, the Recycled Orchestra plays venues around the world, spreading their message of hope and innovation.

Ada s Violin

Ada s Violin
Author: Susan Hood
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2016
ISBN 10: 9781537911106
ISBN 13: 1537911104
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ada s Violin Book Review:

A town built on a landfill. A community in need of hope. A girl with a dream. A man with a vision. An ingenious idea.

The Man with the Violin

The Man with the Violin
Author: Kathy Stinson,Dusan Petricic,Joshua Bell
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2016-03-20
ISBN 10: 9781554515646
ISBN 13: 1554515645
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Man with the Violin Book Review:

When Dylan hears someone playing their violin in the subway he wants to stop and listen, but his mother and other commuters ignore the violinist completely.

Malaika s Costume

Malaika   s Costume
Author: Nadia L. Hohn,Irene Luxbacher
Publsiher: Groundwood Books Ltd
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2016-03-01
ISBN 10: 1773067885
ISBN 13: 9781773067889
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Malaika s Costume Book Review:

Malaika’s mother can’t buy her a carnival costume — will she still be able to dance in the parade? It’s Carnival time. The first Carnival since Malaika’s mother moved to Canada to find a good job and provide for Malaika and her grandmother. Her mother promised she would send money for a costume, but when the money doesn’t arrive, will Malaika still be able to dance in the parade? Disappointed and upset at her grandmother’s hand-me-down costume, Malaika leaves the house, running into Ms. Chin, the tailor, who offers Malaika a bag of scrap fabric. With her grandmother’s help, Malaika creates a patchwork rainbow peacock costume, and dances proudly in the parade. A heartwarming story about family, community and the celebration of Carnival, Nadia Hohn’s warm and colloquial language and Irene Luxbacher’s vibrant collage-style illustrations make this a strikingly original picture book. Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.K.6 With prompting and support, name the author and illustrator of a story and define the role of each in telling the story. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.1.1 Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.

Hana Hashimoto Sixth Violin

Hana Hashimoto  Sixth Violin
Author: Chieri Uegaki
Publsiher: Kids Can Press Ltd
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2014-08-01
ISBN 10: 1771382694
ISBN 13: 9781771382694
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hana Hashimoto Sixth Violin Book Review:

Hana has signed up to play the violin at the talent show, even though she’s only had three lessons. Her brothers predict disaster. But Hana practices and practices, inspired by her grandfather, or Ojiichan, who played the violin every day when she visited him in Japan. As Hana takes the stage, doubt is all she can hear, until she recalls her grandfather’s words of encouragement, and shows the audience how beautiful music can take many forms.

The Listeners

The Listeners
Author: Gloria Whelan
Publsiher: Sleeping Bear Press
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2011-03-04
ISBN 10: 1585365963
ISBN 13: 9781585365968
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Listeners Book Review:

Ella May lives on a plantation but she doesn't live in the great house. She is a slave. It's dark in the morning when Ella May heads to the fields to pick cotton. And it's sunset when she comes home. But her day isn't done, not yet. Ella May still has important work to do. She's got to listen. Each night Ella May and her friends secretly listen outside the windows of their master's house. The children listen in the hopes of gleaning information about their fates and those of their loved ones. Who will be sold? Who will stay? The lives of slaves depended on the inclinations of their owners. They had no control over their daily lives or futures. But they could dream. And when the promise of freedom appears on the horizon, the children are the first to hear it. Gloria Whelan's other titles in the Tales of Young Americans series include Friend on Freedom River (Jefferson Cup honor book) and Mackinac Bridge: The Story of the Five-Mile Poem (2007 Michigan Notable Book). Ms. Whelan lives in Michigan. Mike Benny's illustrations have appeared in Time, GQ, and The New Yorker magazines. His awards include three gold and two silver medals from the Society of Illustrators. He also illustrated America's White Table. Mike lives in Austin, Texas.

S is for Scientists

S is for Scientists
Author: Larry Verstraete
Publsiher: Sleeping Bear Press
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2010-11-12
ISBN 10: 1585366250
ISBN 13: 9781585366255
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

S is for Scientists Book Review:

What clutter-busting need was behind the invention of the World Wide Web? Which stain-fighting chemical got its start when a lab assistant dropped a beaker on a lab floor? In S is for Scientists: A Discovery Alphabet, the origins behind some of the most important scientific discoveries are explored. Budding young scientists will learn what Galileo witnessed in a church that led to his theory of measurement; how biologist Rachel Carson's book, Silent Spring, helped to spur the first call to action in the environmental movement; and why Ivan Pavlov's study of a drooling dog laid the foundations for a new branch of psychology. From discoveries that fundamentally changed scientific methods to everyday inventions that are now taken for granted, S is for Scientists sheds light on the events and people who have shaped our lives today. A former teacher, Larry Verstraete now spends his time writing, visiting schools and libraries, and presenting at conferences and festivals. S is for Scientists: A Discovery Alphabet is his second picture book with Sleeping Bear Press. He lives in Winnipeg. David Geister's fascination with American history is celebrated in his work, and his paintings have been featured in The Saturday Evening Post. Dave's books for Sleeping Bear Press include B is for Battle Cry: A Civil War Alphabet and Riding to Washington. He lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Daddy Played the Blues

Daddy Played the Blues
Author: Michael Garland
Publsiher: Tilbury House Publishers and Cadent Publishing
Total Pages: 36
Release: 2017-09-11
ISBN 10: 0884485900
ISBN 13: 9780884485902
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Daddy Played the Blues Book Review:

*Notable Social Studies Trade Books Selection for Young People 2018* “I was six years old the day we left the farm in Mississippi,” remembers Cassie in this richly textured picture book. “Between the boll weevils, the floods, and the landlord, there was no way a family could scratch out a living there anymore.” Packing themselves into an old jalopy—with Daddy, Uncle Vern, and Mama in the front seat and Cassie and her two brothers in the back—they joined the Great Migration from the impoverished Deep South to Chicago, where there was work to be had in the stockyards. Across the kids’ laps lay Daddy’s prized possession, a six-string guitar. Daddy worked hard to put food on the table, but what he really loved was playing the blues. This evocative tale of the African-American odyssey in search of a better life is also a homage to the uniquely American music that developed from African music and American spirituals, work songs, and folk ballads. In the book’s backmatter, Garland relates how he first heard and fell in love with blues music, beginning a lifelong fandom. Portraits and thumbnail biographies of great blues musicians and landmark songs complete this tribute to the great American music and the yearnings that produced it. Fountas & Pinnell Level S

The Girl from Berlin

The Girl from Berlin
Author: Ronald H. Balson
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2018-10-09
ISBN 10: 1250195268
ISBN 13: 9781250195265
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Girl from Berlin Book Review:

In the newest novel from internationally-bestselling author Ronald. H. Balson, Liam and Catherine come to the aid of an old friend and are drawn into a property dispute in Tuscany that unearths long-buried secrets An old friend calls Catherine Lockhart and Liam Taggart to his famous Italian restaurant to enlist their help. His aunt is being evicted from her home in the Tuscan hills by a powerful corporation claiming they own the deeds, even though she can produce her own set of deeds to her land. Catherine and Liam’s only clue is a bound handwritten manuscript, entirely in German, and hidden in its pages is a story long-forgotten... Ada Baumgarten was born in Berlin in 1918, at the end of the war. The daughter of an accomplished first-chair violinist in the prestigious Berlin Philharmonic, and herself a violin prodigy, Ada’s life was full of the rich culture of Berlin’s interwar society. She formed a deep attachment to her childhood friend Kurt, but they were torn apart by the growing unrest as her Jewish family came under suspicion. As the tides of history turned, it was her extraordinary talent that would carry her through an unraveling society turned to war, and make her a target even as it saved her, allowing her to move to Bologna—though Italy was not the haven her family had hoped, and further heartache awaited. What became of Ada? How is she connected to the conflicting land deeds of a small Italian villa? As they dig through the layers of lies, corruption, and human evil, Catherine and Liam uncover an unfinished story of heart, redemption, and hope—the ending of which is yet to be written. Don't miss Liam and Catherine's lastest adventures in The Girl from Berlin!

C is for Chinook

C is for Chinook
Author: Dawn Welykochy
Publsiher: Sleeping Bear Press
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2017-09-01
ISBN 10: 1534126090
ISBN 13: 9781534126091
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

C is for Chinook Book Review:

C is for Chinook: An Alberta Alphabet. Readers young and old can trek the Rocky Mountains, canoe across beautiful Lake Louise, and still have energy to visit capital city Edmonton for an Oilers game. From Big Horn Sheep to renowned doctor, Mary Percy Jackson, author Dawn Welykochy recounts the facts, faces, and features that make Alberta unique.Dawn Welykochy grew up in Calgary, Alberta; attended the University of Calgary; and recently completed training to become a Montessori preschool teacher. C is for Chinook is her first children's book. Dawn now lives on a ranch in Southern Alberta and looks forward to traveling the province to share this book with children and educators. Lorna Bennett attended Grant MacEwan Community College and the University of Alberta in the Arts/Fine Arts program. She has worked as a ski instructor, designer, writer, illustrator, and animator. Her previous children's picture books include Sandwiches for Duke and Dot to Dot in the Sky. Lorna has toured with the Young Alberta Book Society's Chrysalis Festival, teaching art in elementary schools. She makes her home in Edmonton, Alberta.

Vio s Violin

Vio s Violin
Author: Kenesha T. Ryce
Publsiher: TEACH Services, Inc.
Total Pages: 24
Release: 2018-07-24
ISBN 10: 147960934X
ISBN 13: 9781479609345
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Vio s Violin Book Review:

As a child learning to play the violin, the technical aspects are sometimes forgotten, or at the very least hard to remember! In this book, your child can jump into an imaginary violin world and be reminded—in a fun way—of the fundamentals of hand position and bow movement. After reading this memorable folk tale, the young violinist will say, “I must move the bow from my elbow so that I don’t make the old oan’s house shake and I will leave space between my hand and the violin so that the Peg family can visit their cousins!” This book is much more than a fun story—it is also full of the technical details that parents and teachers want and appreciate. So hop inside Vio’s Violin to visit the old man, the Peg family, and the people of Tail Town and learn more about the wonderful world of music.

How to Be Human

How to Be Human
Author: Florida Frenz
Publsiher: Creston Books
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2019-08-01
ISBN 10: 1939547679
ISBN 13: 9781939547675
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Be Human Book Review:

With powerful words and pictures Florida Frenz chronicles her journey figuring out how to read facial expressions, how to make friends, how to juggle all the social cues that make school feel like a complicated maze. Diagnosed with autism as a two-year-old, Florida is now an articulate 15-year-old whose explorations into how kids make friends, what popularity means, how to handle peer pressure will resonate with any preteen. For those wondering what it's like inside an autistic child's head, Florida's book provides amazing insight and understanding. Reading how she learns how to be human makes us all feel a little less alien.

Surviving the Hindenburg

Surviving the Hindenburg
Author: Larry Verstraete
Publsiher: Sleeping Bear Press
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2012-02-02
ISBN 10: 1410310043
ISBN 13: 9781410310040
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Surviving the Hindenburg Book Review:

On May 6, 1937, the giant German airship the Hindenburg was destroyed by fire as it attempted to land at Lakehurst Naval Base in New Jersey. Of the 93 people on board, a remarkable 62 survived, including Werner Franz, the ship's 14-year-old cabin boy. In Surviving the Hindenburg, writer Larry Verstraete recounts young Werner's story of the airship's final voyage. Through Werner's memories young readers will explore the inner workings of the giant airship, marvel at the breathtaking vistas from its observation windows, and hold their breath during Werner's terrifying escape from the fiery devastation. "My mind didn't start working again until I was on the ground," Werner said later. "Then I started running." Captured in detailed, dramatic artwork, the story of the doomed airship comes alive for readers and history buffs of all ages. Larry Verstraete's book, S is for Scientists: A Discovery Alphabet, was named a 2011 Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students by the National Science Teachers Association. He lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba. David Geister's work has been featured in The History Channel Magazine. His books include B is for Battle Cry: A Civil War Alphabet. He lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

I Am Not a Number

I Am Not a Number
Author: Jenny Kay Dupuis,Kathy Kacer
Publsiher: Second Story Press
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2016-09-06
ISBN 10: 1772602329
ISBN 13: 9781772602326
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

I Am Not a Number Book Review:

When eight-year-old Irene is removed from her First Nations family to live in a residential school she is confused, frightened, and terribly homesick. She tries to remember who she is and where she came from, despite the efforts of the nuns who are in charge at the school and who tell her that she is not to use her own name but instead use the number they have assigned to her. When she goes home for summer holidays, Irene's parents decide never to send her and her brothers away again. But where will they hide? And what will happen when her parents disobey the law? Based on the life of co-author Jenny Kay Dupuis’ grandmother, I Am Not a Number is a hugely necessary book that brings a terrible part of Canada’s history to light in a way that children can learn from and relate to.

Building Our House

Building Our House
Author: Jonathan Bean
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Total Pages: 48
Release: 2013-01-08
ISBN 10: 1466830077
ISBN 13: 9781466830073
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Building Our House Book Review:

A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice Winner of the 2013 Boston Globe Horn Book Award for Best Picture Book A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2013 A New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of 2013 In this unique construction book for kids who love tools and trucks, readers join a girl and her family as they pack up their old house in town and set out to build a new one in the country. Mom and Dad are going to make the new house themselves, from the ground up. From empty lot to finished home, every stage of their year-and-a-half-long building project is here. And at every step their lucky kids are watching and getting their hands dirty, in page after page brimming with machines, vehicles, and all kinds of house-making activities! As he imagines it through the eyes of his older sister, Building Our House is Jonathan Bean's retelling of his own family's true experience, and includes an afterword with photographs from the author's collection.

The Master s Violin

The Master s Violin
Author: Myrtle Reed
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 315
Release: 1904
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: PSU:000006166526
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Master s Violin Book Review:

I Like Being Me

I Like Being Me
Author: Judy Lalli
Publsiher: Free Spirit Publishing
Total Pages: 64
Release: 2017-01-25
ISBN 10: 1631981137
ISBN 13: 9781631981135
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

I Like Being Me Book Review:

Twenty-five rhyming poems invite children to believe in themselves, learn from mistakes, cooperate, share, help others, solve problems, be kind, tell the truth, make positive choices, and more. The short poems are quick to read, easy to learn, and fun to recite—making them perfect for teaching social skills to young children. Children can memorize their favorite poems, talk about them, act them out, and get ideas for creating their own. Accompanying photographs show children from diverse backgrounds in realistic settings, and back matter provides adults with ideas for thought-provoking discussion, activities, and learning. This charming update to a popular volume of poetry for children is a book that adults and children will love sharing again and again.

Xavier Ox s Xylophone Experiment

Xavier Ox s Xylophone Experiment
Author: Barbara deRubertis
Publsiher: Triangle Interactive, Inc.
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2017-12-13
ISBN 10: 1684440661
ISBN 13: 9781684440665
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Xavier Ox s Xylophone Experiment Book Review:

Read Along or Enhanced eBook: Xavier Ox loves music. But sometimes his drumming is rather EXPLOSIVE! So Alpha Betty and Xavier's classmates start an exciting experiment to build an extra-strong xylophone—just for Xavier Ox.

Little Miss Liberty

Little Miss Liberty
Author: Chris Robertson
Publsiher: Xist Publishing
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2017-03-07
ISBN 10: 1532401868
ISBN 13: 9781532401862
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Little Miss Liberty Book Review:

To begin with, her coloring is a little on the green side. Not to mention that she grows a few inches every day. Smart, independent, and a friend to all, when Little Miss Liberty outgrows her classmates, her clothes, her house even her city! she sets out to travel the world. And in the end she finds just the right spot to call her own. Author-artist Chris Robertson has created a humorous yet uplifting story about one of the world's most symbolic monuments. An enjoyable romp and a perfect read-aloud it will entertain even the squirmiest listener and yet in its own way remind us why Lady Liberty is both unique and important.