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: 1894786335
ISBN 13: 9781894786331
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 sheÍs 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 grandfatherÍs words of encouragement, and shows the audience how beautiful music can take many forms.

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.

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: 1771382678
ISBN 13: 9781771382670
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.

Suki s Kimono

Suki   s Kimono
Author: Chieri Uegaki
Publsiher: Kids Can Press Ltd
Total Pages: 29
Release: 2003-09-01
ISBN 10: 1554539862
ISBN 13: 9781554539864
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Suki s Kimono Book Review:

Suki's very favorite thing is her blue cotton kimono and she is determined to wear it on her first day back to school--no matter what anyone says.

I Am Small

I Am Small
Author: Qin Leng
Publsiher: Kids Can Press Ltd
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2018-10-02
ISBN 10: 1525301152
ISBN 13: 9781525301155
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

I Am Small Book Review:

A very big story about a very small girl. Mimi is so much littler than everyone, –I might as well be called Mini,” she says. Everyone is taller than her, even the family dog! Though there are advantages ã like fitting into the best hiding places ã to Mimi, being small is the worst. But then one day, a surprise shows up at home. A very little surprise. And Mimi begins to realize that being little is just a matter of perspective. The perfect book for any child trying to find their place in the world.

Ojiichan s Gift

Ojiichan   s Gift
Author: Chieri Uegaki
Publsiher: Kids Can Press Ltd
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2019-04-02
ISBN 10: 1525302914
ISBN 13: 9781525302916
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ojiichan s Gift Book Review:

A heartwarming story about the relationship between a girl and her grandfather. When Mayumi was born, her grandfather built her a garden. It had no flowers or vegetables in it. Instead, Ojiichan made it out of stones: “big ones, little ones and ones in-between.” Every summer, Mayumi visits her grandfather in Japan, and they tend the garden together. Raking the gravel is her favorite part. But then one summer, everything changes. Ojiichan has grown too old to care for his home and the garden. He has to move. Can Mayumi find a way to keep the memory of their garden alive? Children will be moved by Mayumi’s devotion and ingenuity.

Walking Home to Rosie Lee

Walking Home to Rosie Lee
Author: A. LaFaye
Publsiher: Cinco Puntos Press
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2011-08-09
ISBN 10: 1935955152
ISBN 13: 9781935955153
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Walking Home to Rosie Lee Book Review:

Young Gabe's is a story of heartache and jubilation. He's a child slave freed after the Civil War. He sets off to reunite himself with his mother who was sold before the war's end. "Come morning, the folks take to the road again, singing songs, telling stories, and dream-talking of the lives they're gonna live in freedom. And I follow, keeping my eyes open for my mama. Days pass into weeks, and one gray evening as Mr. Dark laid down his coat, I see a woman with a yellow scarf 'round her neck as bright as a star. I run up to grab her hand, saying, Mama?" Gabe's odyssey in search of his mother has an epic American quality, and Keith Shepherd's illustrations—influenced deeply by the narrative work of Thomas Hart Benton—fervently portray the struggle in Gabe's heroic quest. Selected as a 2012 Skipping Stones Honor Book and for the 2012 IRA Teacher's Choices Reading List. A. LaFaye hopes Walking Home to Rosie Lee will honor all those African American families who struggled to reunite at the end of the Civil War and will pay her respects to those who banded together through the long struggle for freedom. She is the author of the Scott O'Dell Award-winning novel Worth and lives in Tennessee with her daughter Adia. Keith Shepherd is a painter, graphic designer, and educator working out of Kansas City, MO. His painting "Sunday Best" is part of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum's permanent collection. He describes his work as being "motivated by family, religion, history, and music."

In Andal s House

In Andal s House
Author: Gloria Whelan
Publsiher: Sleeping Bear Press
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2013-04-15
ISBN 10: 1627530045
ISBN 13: 9781627530040
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In Andal s House Book Review:

As a young boy in Gujarat, India, Kumar sometimes feels like he lives in two worlds. First there is the old world where people and their choices are determined by prejudice and bigotry. But then there is the second, modern world: in this world Kumar can be friends with whomever he chooses and his future looks bright. As part of the annual Diwali celebration, Kumar is invited to the house of his classmate Andal to watch fireworks. Andal is from a high-caste Brahmin family so Kumar is especially pleased to be included. But there in Andal's house, Kumar's two worlds collide in a very unpleasant way. Instead of being welcomed as a guest, Kumar is sent away, forbidden to join the festivities. Angry and hurt, Kumar is left questioning his place in Indian society. Where does he fit in? To which world does he really belong?

Yuki and the One Thousand Carriers

Yuki and the One Thousand Carriers
Author: Gloria Whelan
Publsiher: Sleeping Bear Press
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2013-08-15
ISBN 10: 1627531661
ISBN 13: 9781627531665
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Yuki and the One Thousand Carriers Book Review:

In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, Japanese provincial governors had to travel between the cities of Kyoto and Edo (modern-day Tokyo). This 300+ mile journey on the historic Tokaido Road required the presence of one to three thousand attendants (carriers). Yuki's father has been called to Edo and she, along with her mother and pet dog, must accompany him in this royal procession. Yuki does not want to go. She will miss her home and her teacher. But she must not be disrespectful so Yuki captures her thoughts in haiku, a Japanese form of poetry. Once outside the gate How will I find my way back? Will home disappear? Inspired by the woodcuts of Japanese printmaker, Hiroshige, award-winning author Gloria Whelan brings a cultural event to life through the observant eyes and thoughtful verses of a young Japanese girl.To find recipes, games, interactives maps and much more for this title visit www.discovertheworldbooks.com! Gloria Whelan's many award-winning books include Homeless Bird for which she received the National Book Award. Her work with Sleeping Bear Press includes Yatandou and Mackinac Bridge: The Five-Mile Poem (a 2007 Michigan Notable Book). Ms. Whelan lives in Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan. Yan Nascimbene studied at the School of Visual Arts in New York and at the University of California at Davis. His work has appeared in numerous publications including TIME. He has illustrated over 50 books, including Hachiko: The True Story of a Loyal Dog. Yan twice received the Society of Illustrators' Silver Medal and many other awards. He lives in Provence, in the village of Cotignac.

The Gift Of The Inuksuk

The Gift Of The Inuksuk
Author: Michael Ulmer
Publsiher: Sleeping Bear Press
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2013-08-15
ISBN 10: 1627531394
ISBN 13: 9781627531399
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Gift Of The Inuksuk Book Review:

Unique and as beautiful as a snowflake or footprint, an Inuksut (inNUKshuk,) is one of the stone figures that can be seen dotting the Canadian Arctic region. Many made by ancient hands, the Inuksuit (inNUKsweet) purposes are varied, from earthly uses such as navigation and message centers to those of the spirit, as sites of reverence. Author Mike Ulmer explores the connectedness of all Arctic life in his tale, The Gift of the Inuksuk.To find recipes, games, interactives maps and much more for this title visit www.discovertheworldbooks.com! Author Mike Ulmer keeps an Inuksuk at home--it reminds him of the way the Inuit People of the North live a simple life and consume only what they need. His tale expresses this belief in a warm and simple manner that readers of all ages will appreciate and enjoy. Artist Melanie Rose's charming and lively oil paintings bring great variety and surprising bursts of color to this unique northern story.Mike lives in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada with his wife Agnes Bongers and their three daughters: Sadie, Hannah and Madalyn. When he is not learning about Inuksuk, Mike writes a sports column for the Toronto Sun newspaper. Among Mike's books are M is for Maple: A Canadian Alphabet and H is For Horse: An Equestrian Alphabet. Melanie Rose lives in Mississauga, Canada with her son Liam, and their two cats, Mickey and Meesha. Melanie teamed up with Mike previously on M is for Maple: A Canadian Alphabet. She has also illustrated Z is for Zamboni: A Hockey Alphabet and K is for Kick: A Soccer Alphabet. She is a graduate of the Ontario College of Art.

Calamity Jane Frontierswoman

Calamity Jane  Frontierswoman
Author: Alicia Z. Klepeis
Publsiher: Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2016-12-15
ISBN 10: 150262205X
ISBN 13: 9781502622051
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Calamity Jane Frontierswoman Book Review:

The Wild West was home to many men and women looking for adventure and a new life. Back then, in a place of danger and intrigue, there were several characters that made their mark on the frontier. One woman was Calamity Jane. Born Martha Jane Cannary, Calamity Jane would become one of America’s best-known sharpshooters and horse riders. Her life is told in here in easy-to-read language and vivid illustrations sure to engage young readers.

A Family Is a Family Is a Family

A Family Is a Family Is a Family
Author: Sara O'Leary
Publsiher: Groundwood Books Ltd
Total Pages: 36
Release: 2020-07-10
ISBN 10: 1773063952
ISBN 13: 9781773063959
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Family Is a Family Is a Family Book Review:

When a teacher asks her class to think about what makes their families special, the answers are all different, but the same in one important way ... When a teacher asks the children in her class to think about what makes their families special, the answers are all different in many ways — but the same in the one way that matters most of all. One child is worried that her family is just too different to explain, but listens as her classmates talk about what makes their families special. One is raised by a grandmother, and another has two dads. One has many stepsiblings, and another has a new baby in the family. As her classmates describe who they live with and who loves them — family of every shape, size and every kind of relation — the child realizes that as long as her family is full of caring people, it is special. A warm and whimsical look at many types of families, written by award-winning author Sara O’Leary, with quirky and sweet illustrations by Qin Leng. Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.K.1 With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.1.2 Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.1.6 Identify who is telling the story at various points in a text. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.1.9 Compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in stories. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.2.6 Acknowledge differences in the points of view of characters, including by speaking in a different voice for each character when reading dialogue aloud.

Welcome to America Champ

Welcome to America  Champ
Author: Catherine Stier
Publsiher: Sleeping Bear Press
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2013-04-15
ISBN 10: 1627530177
ISBN 13: 9781627530170
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Welcome to America Champ Book Review:

During World War II thousands of American servicemen were stationed overseas in various countries. It is in England that American GI Jack Ricker meets and marries an English widow with a nine-year-old son, Thomas. Thomas likes his new stepfather and he's hopeful about their future. But now with the war over, Jack is back in America. Thomas and his mother make plans to leave England and join him. Thomas is apprehensive about moving. He won't know anyone, apart from Jack. In America, they play baseball and not cricket. Will he fit in? Thomas and his mother find themselves on a trans-Atlantic voyage on the Queen Mary, sailing to America and a new life. They're not alone; hundreds of other "Brides and Babies" are on board, making the same trip with the same dreams. When Thomas helps another passenger handle feelings of homesickness, he realizes he is prepared to start his new American life.

Ruth and the Green Book

Ruth and the Green Book
Author: Gwen Strauss,Calvin Alexander Ramsey
Publsiher: Lerner Digital ™
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2021-08-01
ISBN 10: 1728446090
ISBN 13: 9781728446097
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ruth and the Green Book Book Review:

Audisee® eBooks with Audio combine professional narration and sentence highlighting for an engaging read aloud experience! The picture book inspiration for the Academy Award-winning film The Green Book Ruth was so excited to take a trip in her family's new car! In the early 1950s, few African Americans could afford to buy cars, so this would be an adventure. But she soon found out that black travelers weren't treated very well in some towns. Many hotels and gas stations refused service to black people. Daddy was upset about something called Jim Crow laws . . . Finally, a friendly attendant at a gas station showed Ruth's family The Green Book. It listed all of the places that would welcome black travelers. With this guidebook—and the kindness of strangers—Ruth could finally make a safe journey from Chicago to her grandma's house in Alabama. Ruth's story is fiction, but The Green Book and its role in helping a generation of African American travelers avoid some of the indignities of Jim Crow are historical fact.

Bright Sky Starry City

Bright Sky  Starry City
Author: Uma Krishnaswami
Publsiher: Groundwood Books Ltd
Total Pages: 34
Release: 2015-05-01
ISBN 10: 1554984068
ISBN 13: 9781554984060
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bright Sky Starry City Book Review:

A little girl and her father have an opportunity to appreciate the wonders of the night sky. Phoebe helps her dad set up telescopes on the sidewalk outside his store. It’s a special night — Saturn and Mars are going to appear together in the sky. But will Phoebe be able to see them with all the city lights? Raindrops begin to fall, followed by lightning and thunder. Phoebe is filled with disappointment as she and her father hurry inside to wait out the storm. But suddenly the power fails and then, amazingly, the rain and clouds disappear. Phoebe and her dad and all kinds of people spill into the street. And there, in the bright night sky, the splendor of the planets and a multitude of stars are revealed for all to see. An illustrated afterword includes information about the solar system, planetary conjunctions and rings, moons, telescopes and light pollution. A glossary and recommended further reading are also included. Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.1.3 Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.2.1 Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.2.7 Use information gained from the illustrations and words in a print or digital text to demonstrate understanding of its characters, setting, or plot.

The Slippers Keeper

The Slippers  Keeper
Author: Ian Wallace
Publsiher: Groundwood Books Ltd
Total Pages: 36
Release: 2015-05-30
ISBN 10: 1554984157
ISBN 13: 9781554984152
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Slippers Keeper Book Review:

Born in 1914, Joe Purdon was one of North America’s early conservationists. After stumbling as a child upon a cluster of Showy Lady’s Slippers in bloom, Joe dedicated his life to protecting these rare orchids. In this picture book, award-winning author and illustrator Ian Wallace depicts how Joe Purdon became a steward of a fragile piece of land in Eastern Ontario. Thanks to his passion, diligence and generosity, the Purdon Conservation Area (now the Mississippi Valley Conservation Area) was established in 1982. It is home to one of the largest colonies of Showy Lady’s Slippers in North America.

The Wondrous Whirligig

The Wondrous Whirligig
Author: Andrew Glass
Publsiher: StarWalk Kids Media
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2014-06-30
ISBN 10: 1630833819
ISBN 13: 9781630833817
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wondrous Whirligig Book Review:

Inspired by a model helicopter and encouraged by their parents and sister, young Orville and Wilbur Wright attempt to build a life-size helicopter from scrap.

Baseball Bats for Christmas

Baseball Bats for Christmas
Author: Michael Kusugak
Publsiher: Annick Press
Total Pages: 24
Release: 2017-09-12
ISBN 10: 9781554519286
ISBN 13: 1554519284
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Baseball Bats for Christmas Book Review:

Reissue of a classic tale about life in the Arctic by an acclaimed Inuit storyteller

The Sun Played Hide and Seek

The Sun Played Hide and Seek
Author: Brian P. Cleary
Publsiher: Millbrook Press ™
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2017-08-01
ISBN 10: 1512472204
ISBN 13: 9781512472202
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sun Played Hide and Seek Book Review:

A young student has to give a presentation about personification—and she's petrified! How can she explain something that gives human traits to things that aren't human? If only she could take a trip to the park and show everyone the way the fountain hiccups, the daffodils dance, and the wind whispers a tune . . . or maybe that's just what she'll have to do!