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UMC IDEA Grant Bibliography

In October 2008, the University of Minnesota, Crookston Library received a grant from the University of Minnesota office for Equity and Diversity. The grant was written by Owen Williams, Director of Library Services, James Carlson, Assistant Director of Library services, and Thomas Williams, Director of Diversity and Multicultural Services. The focus of this grant was to develop a children’s book collection emphasizing different aspects of diversity.

The items selected are both fiction and nonfiction. They include themes in many different areas of diversity including but not limited to race, gender, single parenting, sexual preferences, people from different cultures, and individuals with physical and mental challenges.

It is our hope that these items will be used by children and teachers to increase awareness and tolerance of those that different than us.

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book cover for poems spanishChild E Ad11g
Gathering the Sun: An Alphabet in Spanish and English (1997). Ada, Alma Flor and Silva, Simon New York : HarperCollinsPublishers.
A book of poems about working in the fields and nature's bounty, one for each letter of the Spanish alphabet.

Pio peep coverChild E Ad11p
Piu Peep! traditional Spanish nursery rhymes (2003). Ada, Alma Flor, Campoy, F. Isabel, Schertle, Alice, and Escrivá, Viví New York : HarperCollins.
A collection of more than two dozen nursery rhymes in Spanish, from Spain and Latin America, with English translations.

black is brown book coverChild E Ad71b
Black is brown is tan (2002). Adoff, Arnold and McCully, Emily Arnold New York : HarperCollins Publishers.
Describes in verse a family with a brown-skinned mother, white-skinned father, two children, and their various relatives.

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Wisahkecahk flies to the moon (1999). Ahenakew, Freda and Racette, Sherry Farrell Winnepeg : Pemmican.
Wisahkecahk gets a ride to the moon by hanging onto the legs of a crane in this Cree folktale In English and Cree.

children from austrilia to zimbabweChild E Aj66c
Children from Australia to Zimbabwe (2001). Ajmera, Maya and Versola, Anna Rhesa Watertown, MA : Charlesbridge.
Children from 25 alphabetically arranged countries are introduced through beautiful, full-color pictures. A map of the world highlights the countries profiled. Each nation receives a two-page spread that includes a map, flag, a few paragraphs describing the people who live there, and four or five photographs. Each selection also contains additional facts: capital, language, population, number of children in the country, favorite sports, and an environmental tidbit. Finally, other countries whose names begin with the same letter are listed. The writing is unexciting, consisting primarily of brief declarative sentences, but the tone and content reflect respect for and knowledge of the concerns of children. In a particularly nice touch, the word "Hello" is written in the country's dominant language and spelled out phonetically. To represent the letter X, the authors provide excerpts from writings by elementary school students who describe the imaginary country of Xanadu. An afterword suggests books and activities that might help children explore other cultures and become a "global citizen." .

Book cover children from austrailia Child E Al53d
Dancing in the wings (2003). Allen, Debbie and Nelson, Kadir New York : Puffin Books for.
Sassy tries out for a summer dance festival in Washington, D.C., despite the other girls' taunts that she is much too tall.

How do I feel book cover
Child E Am35h
How do I feel? = Cómo me siento? (2001). Cote, Pamela Boston : Houghton Mifflin Co.
This series of full-color board books, with both English and Spanish on each page, will intrigue youngsters while helping them build vocabulary and an awareness of the world around them. The books feature charming illustrations and thoughtfully chosen words, offering an enchanting introduction to vocabulary.

Friends for the other sideChild E An98f
Friends from the other side = Amigos del otro lado (1993). Anzaldúa, Gloria and Méndez Castillo, Consuelo San Francisco : Children's Book Press.
Having crossed the Rio Grande into Texas with his mother in search of a new life, Joaquín receives help and friendship from Prietita, a brave young Mexican American girl.

Moongame book coverChild E As23m
Moongame (1999). Asch, Frank New York, N.Y : Aladdin Paperbacks.
During a game of hide-and-seek, Moon hides behind a cloud, leaving his friend Bear very worried.

pig will pigs book coverChild E Ax22p
Pigs will be pigs fun with math and money (1997). Axelrod, Amy and McGinley-Nally, Sharon New York, NY : Aladdin Paperbacks/Simon & Schuster Children's Pub.
The hungry Pig family learns about money and buying power as they turn the house upside down looking for enough money to buy dinner at the local restaurant.


new clothes for new year book coverChild E B144n
New clothes for New Year's day (2007). Bae, Hyun-Joo La Jolla, CA : Kane/Miller.
A young Korean girl describes the new clothes that she will be wearing to celebrate the new year.

aboriginal alphabet book coverChild E B211a
The Aboriginal alphabet for children (2001). Ballantyne, Evelyn, Ross, J. Marleen, and Head, Noah Winnipeg : Pemmican Publications.
This is a fun and enriching way to learn the alphabet. The colour illustrations that accompany each letter are of traditional artifacts and cultural notes.

When clay sings book coverChild E B344w
When clay sings (1972). Baylor, Byrd and Bahti, Tom New York : Aladdin Books, Macmillan Pub. Co.
The daily life and customs of prehistoric southwest Indian tribes are retraced from the designs on the remains of their pottery.

chaesar chaves book coverChild E B457c
César sí, se puede! yes, we can! (2004). Bernier-Grand, Carmen T and Diaz, David New York : Marshall Cavendish.
The life and times of César Chávez are vividly re-created in this collection of poems. Where most biographies stick to the facts of what a person did, this one also touches on the man's character and values. Children will learn about Chávez, but, more importantly, they will learn the important lessons he taught, and they will be able to apply them to their own lives. The lyrical language describes events and paints evocative pictures to which children will relate. Diaz's stylized, computer-drawn, folk-art illustrations capture the subject's private and public life, from the images of picking fruit to peaceful demonstrations. A glossary and translation of the Spanish words used, a concise well-written biographical essay, and famous Chávez quotes are appended.

Terrible thing book coverChild E B574t
A terrible thing happened (2000). Holmes, Margaret M, Mudlaff, Sasha J, and Pillo, Cary Washington, DC : Magination Press.
After Sherman sees something terrible happen, he becomes anxious and then angry, but when a counselor helps him talk about these emotions he feels better.

My name is CeliaChild E B812c
My name is Celia the life of Celia Cruz = Me llamo Celia : la vida de Celia Cruz (2004). Brown, Monica and López, Rafael Flagstaff, Ariz : Rising Moon.
The life of the Cuban-born salsa queen, Celia Cruz, is told in colorful, storybook style with up-beat rhythms.

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Child E B812gs
My name is Gabito the life of Gabriel García Márquez (2007). Brown, Monica and Colón, Raúl Flagstaff, Ariz : Luna Rising.
As a boy, Gabito had the ability to imagine many things. He lived in a small house with a large family. He would grow up to become a writer known as Gabriel García Márquez. Sumario en español: Como un niño, Gabito tenía la capacidad de imaginar muchas cosas. Él vivió en una pequeña casa con una gran familia. Él llega a ser un escritor conocido como Gabriel García Márquez.

pele book coverChild E B812p
Pelé, king of soccer = Pelé, el rey del fútbol (2009). Brown, Monica and Gutierrez, Rudy New York : Rayo.
Do you know how a poor boy from Brazil who loved futbol more than anything else became the biggest soccer star the world has ever known? Turn the pages of this book to read the true life story of Pele, King of Soccer, the first man in the history of the sport to score a thousand goals and become a living legend.

Good night moon spanish version book coverChild E B814gs
Buenas noches, Luna (2002). Brown, Margaret Wise, Hurd, Clement, and Mlawer, Teresa New York, NY : HarperFestival/HarperColllinsPublishers.
Translation of: Goodnight moon. Spanish translation first published in 1995. "Rayo.". Before going to sleep, a little rabbit says goodnight to many different things.

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Owl American Indian legends (1995). Browne, Vee, Warren, Vic, and Magnuson, Diana New York : Scholastic Inc.

Priscilla and the hollihocks coverChild E B828p
Priscilla and the hollyhocks (2008). Broyles, Anne and Alter, Anna Watertown, MA : Charlesbridge.
A young African American girl is sold away from her mother as a slave, and then later is sold to a Cherokee Indian, but eventually she is bought by a white man who not only sets her free, but adopts her into his family of fifteen children. Based on a true story; includes instructions for making a hollyhock doll.

Boy called SlowChild E B830b
A boy called Slow the true story of Sitting Bull (1998). Bruchac, Joseph and Baviera, Rocco New York, NY : PaperStar.
This picture-book biography recounts the boyhood of a real Lakota Sioux named Slow, who grew up in the 1830s. Today's children of any background can empathize with his efforts to outgrow his childhood name and take his place as an adult among his people. The illustrations, oils that are rich and somber, convey details of traditional Lakota life, from the warm, close interiors of the family home to a pre-dawn assembly of warriors about to raid their Crow neighbors. The text creates an equally subtle portrayal of Plains Indian life. Many stereotypes of Native American culture are gently corrected, as when the author acknowledges that "women are the heart of the nation." The traditional Lakota explanation for the advent of horses is given alongside mention of their historical introduction by European explorers. Dialogue in the Native language helps to convey the richness of the culture. By the time Slow earns his new name, young readers will feel they know a real person?the man who was to become Sitting Bull, one of the great Sioux warriors and a hero at the Battle of Little Bighorn. This book works beautifully as historical fiction; it is less successful as biography as none of the dialogue is documented. An inspiring story.

Squanto's journeyChild E B830s
Squanto's journey the story of the first Thanksgiving (2000). Bruchac, Joseph and Shed, Greg San Diego : Silver Whistle.
Squanto recounts how in 1614 he was captured by the British, sold into slavery in Spain, and ultimately returned to the New World to become a guide and friend for the colonists.

Anklet for a princessChild E B831a
Anklet for a princess a Cinderella story from India (2002). Brucker, Meredith Babeaux and Tang, You-shan Fremont, Calif : Shen's Books.
Cinduri, hungry and ragged, is befriended by Godfather Snake, who feeds her delicacies and dresses her in gold cloth and anklets with bells and diamonds, to meet the prince. Based on a story by Lila Mehta.

different  dragonChild E B840d

The different dragon (2006). Bryan, Jennifer and Hosler, Danamarie Ridley Park, PA : Two Lives Publ.
This bedtime story about bedtime stories shows how the wonderful care and curiosity of a little boy, with some help from his willing moms, can lead to magical and unexpected places. Join Noah and his cat, Diva, on this nighttime adventure and you too will leave with an unforgettable new dragon friend!

fall of freddieChild E B960f
The fall of Freddie the leaf a story of life for all ages (1982). Buscaglia, Leo F Thorofare, N.J, New York, N.Y : C.B. Slack. Distributed to the trade by Holt, Rinehart and Winston.
Freddie experiences the changing seasons along with his companion leaves, he learns that death is part of life This story is a warm, wonderfully wise, and strikingly simple story about a leaf named Freddie--how Freddie and his companion leaves change with the passing seasons, finally falling to the ground with winter's snow.

other way to listenChild E B996o
The other way to listen (1997). Baylor, Byrd and Peter Parnall and Parnall, Peter New York : Aladdin Paperbacks.
After hoping and trying, the narrator is finally able to hear the hills singing.

The way to start the dayChild E B996w
The way to start a day (1998). Baylor, Byrd and Parnall, Peter New York : Aladdin Paperbacks.
Describes how people all over the world celebrate the sunrise.


Cilia Cruz Queen of SalsaChild E C105c
Celia Cruz, Queen of Salsa (2007). Chambers, Veronica and Maren, Julie New York : Puffin.
In the fabled land of Havana, where rhythm grows, sweet and juicy, like oranges in Florida, there lived a girl. She looked like a girl and talked like a girl, but everyone who ever met her agreed, she sang like a bird.


Pinduli cover

Child E C164p
Pinduli (2004). Cannon, Janell Orlando : Harcourt.
Pinduli, a young striped hyena, is hurt by the unkind words of Dog, Lion, and Zebra, but her clever trick in return promotes her clan's survival and spreads harmony throughout the savannah. Includes backmatter notes about hyenas and other animals of the African savannah. Front end papers depict events preceeding the story, while the back end papers show the animals making amends.

Stellaluna cover

Child E C164p
Stellaluna (1993). Cannon, Janell San Diego : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich.
After she falls headfirst into a bird's nest, a baby bat is raised like a bird until she is reunited with her mother.


Trupp coverChild E C164t
Trupp a Fuzzhead tale (1995). Cannon, Janell San Diego u.a. Harcourt Brace.
Trupp, a young Fuzzhead, decides to venture into the world. With a cheeky raven for a companion, Trupp rambles through the city, going virtually unnoticed by humans--that is, until they are confronted by a homeless woman who sees Trupp for who he really is. Before Trupp can decide whether to stay or run away, this unusual woman realizes that he could use a little help.

Twenty Six menChild E C441a
Akira to Zoltán twenty-six men who changed the world (2006). Chin-Lee, Cynthia, Halsey, Megan, and Addy, Sean Watertown, MA : Charlesbridge.
Learn about some men who overcame obstacles to make the world a better place. A companion to Amelia to Zora, Akira to Zoltán features 26 contemporary men. Diverse in occupation as well as ethnic, religious, and national backgrounds, the book showcases positive role models for kids. Each biography offers a childhood anecdote, an amazing accomplishment, and an inspiring quote.

Twenty six women who changed book coverChild E C441am
Amelia to Zora twenty-six women who changed the world (2005). Chin-Lee, Cynthia, Halsey, Megan, and Addy, Sean Watertown, MA : Charlesbridge.
Twenty-six amazing women; twenty-six amazing stories. From Amelia Earhart, pilot and adventurer, to Zora Neal Hurston, writer and anthropologist, learn about the hardships and triumphs that inspired each woman to change the world around her. Detailed collages and illustrations draw from various events in the women's live- Amelia Earhart (1897-1937), pilot -- Babe Didrikson Zaharias (1914-1956), athlete -- Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin (1900-1980), astronomer -- Dolores Huerta (1930-), union co-founder -- Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962), first lady -- Frida Kahlo (1907-1954), painter -- Grace Hopper (1906-1992), computer scientist -- Helen Keller (1880-1968), advocate for the disabled -- Imogen Cunningham (1883-1976), photographer -- Jane Goodall (1934-), naturalist -- Kristi Yamaguchi (1971-), ice skating champion -- Lena Horne (1917-), entertainer -- Maya Lin (1959-), architect -- Nawal El Sadaawi (1931-), women's rights activist -- Oprah Winfrey (1954-), talk show host -- Patricia Schroeder (1940-), congresswoman -- Quah Ah (1893-1949), artist -- Rachel Carson (1907-1964), environmentalist -- Daw Aung San Suu Kyi (1945-), democratic leader -- Mother Teresa (1910-1997), servant of the poor -- Ursula Le Guin (1929-), writer -- Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit (1900-1990), diplomat -- Wilma Mankiller (1945-), chief of the Cherokee nation -- Chen Xiefen (1883-1923), journalist -- Yoshiko Uchida (1922-1992), writer -- Zora Neale Hurston (1891-1960), anthropologist, writer.

Hairs pelitos coverChild E C497h
Hairs = Pelitos (1997). Cisneros, Sandra and Ybáñez, Terry New York : Knopf. Distributed by Random House.
A girl describes how each person in the family has hair that looks and acts different, Papa's like a broom, Kiki's like fur, and Mama's with the sweet smell of bread before it's baked.

Korean cinderellaChild E C614k
The Korean Cinderella (1993). Climo, Shirley and Heller, Ruth New York, NY : HarperCollinsPublishers.
In this version of Cinderella set in ancient Korea, Pear Blossom, a stepchild, eventually comes to be chosen by the magistrate to be his wife.

Persian cinderellaChild E C614p
The Persian Cinderella (1999). Climo, Shirley and Florczak, Robert New York : HarperCollins.
A retelling of the traditional Persian tale in which Settareh, neglected and abused by her stepmother and stepsisters, finds her life transformed with the help of a little blue jug.

angkat the cambodian cinderella

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Angkat the Cambodian Cinderella (1998). Coburn, Jewell Reinhart and Flotte, Edmund Fremont, Calif : Shen's Books.
The oldest reference to the story, Angkat, found in Western writing is in "Le Conte de Cendrillo Cres Les Cam" by Adhemard Leclére, who was a folklorist living in Cambodia in the late 19th century. A Cambodian version of Cinderella in which a poor girl marries a prince, is killed by her jealous stepfamily, and then, through her virtue, returns to become queen.


jouanah hmong CinderellaChild E C639j
Jouanah, a Hmong Cinderella (1996). Coburn, Jewell Reinhart, Lee, Tzexa Cherta, and O'Brien, Anne Sibley Arcadia, Calif : Shen's Books.
Based on a story "The Poor Girl" by Blong Xiong, and on another version "Ngao Nao and Shee Na" by Norma J. Livo and Dia Cha, fond in "Folk Stories of the Hmong.". Despite a cruel stepmother's schemes, Jouanah, a young Hmong girl, finds true love and happiness with the aid of her dead mother's spirit and a pair of special sandals.

Baby signing time songsChild E C677b
Baby signing time! songs (2005). Coleman, Rachel Salt Lake City, UT : Two Little Hands Productions.
Songs from vol. 1 of the videorecording Baby signing time! Each song also in sing-along version - Baby signing time theme -- Eat & drink -- The pets I love -- More, more, more -- Mom has a mom -- Diaper dance -- A hard day -- It's baby signing time!
Performer Note: Rachel de Azevedo Coleman, vocals.

Signing times songs coverChild E C677cs
Signing time! songs (2002). Two Little Hands Productions Draper, UT : Two Little Hands Productions.
Songs from v. 1-3 of the video series Signing time! Each song performed and also in sing-along version. Compact disc. Lyrics on container insert Performer Note: Rachel de Azevedo Coleman, vocals, guitar ; Lex de Acevedo, piano/synthesizer and drum sequencing ; with instrumental and vocal
Signing time theme -- Magic words -- Look at my hands -- Part of life -- Silly pizza song -Rainy day --Good night baby -- Proud to be me -- Proud to be me (DJ Lex "Tree house mix") .

I like you but I  love meChild E C737i
I like you but I love me (2006). Common and West, Lorraine Chicago, IL : HipHop Schoolhouse.
A young South African boy named Karé learns an important lesson about identity, self-acceptance, self-esteem, and love.

the mirror and me coverChild E C737m
The Mirror and Me (2004). Common (Musician) and West, Lorraine Chicago : HipHop Schoolhouse.
Karé, a young South African boy is trying to adjust to a new school in New York City. He tries to change himself in order to fit in with his schoolmates, but finally realizes that to earn the respect of his friends, he needs to love and accept himself first.

bad case of tattle tongueChild E C771b
A bad case of tattle tongue (2006). Gormley, Julia Cook and DuFalla, Anita Chattanooga, TN : National Center for Youth Issues.
No one likes "Josh the Tattler" because he tattles way too much. But one night, Josh wakes up to find that his tongue is very long, yellow, and covered in bright purple spots, and itchy. Will a bad case of tattle tongue teach him a lesson?

my month is a volcanoChild E C771m
My mouth is a volcano! (2005). Gormley, Julia Cook and Hartman, Carrie Chattanooga, TN : National Center for Youth Issues.
This book teaches children to manage their thoughts and words without interrupting.

black book of colors

Child E C828b
The black book of colors (2008). Cottin, Menena, Faría, Rosana, and Amado, Elisa Toronto : Groundwood Books.
Translation of El libro negro de los colores. Text in English. This title invites readers to imagine living without sight through remarkable illustrations done with raised lines and descriptions of colors based on imagery. Braille letters accompany the illustrations and a full Braille alphabet offers sighted readers help reading along with their fingers.

woman who outshone the sunChild E C889w
The woman who outshone the sun the legend of Lucia Zenteno = La mujer que brillaba aún más que el sol : la leyenda de Lucía Zenteno (1991). Cruz Martinez, Alejandro, Olivera, Fernando, Zubizarreta, Rosa, Rohmer, Harriet, and Schecter, David San Francisco, Calif : Children's Book Press.
Retells the Zapotec legend of Lucia Zenteno, a beautiful woman with magical powers who is exiled from a mountain village and takes its water away in punishment.


Abadeha The Philippine Cinderella Child E D370a
Abadeha the Philippine Cinderella (2001). De La Paz, Myrna J and Tang, You-shan Auburn, Calif : Shen's Books.
In this version of Cinderella, set in the Philippines, Abadeha endures abuse by her stepmother before being helped by the Spirit of the Forest and becoming the bride of the island chieftan's son.

image of cover of arrorroChild E D371a
Arrorró mi niño Latino lullabies and gentle games (2004). Delacre, Lulu, Esquivel, Cecilia, and Sáez, Diana New York : Lee & Low Books.
An illustrated collection of nursery rhymes, finger play games, and lullabies from the major Latino groups living in the United States today.

a name for a metisChild E D375n
A Name For A Metis (1999). Delaronde, Deborah L and Flamand, Keiron J Winnipeg : Pemmican.
What’s in a name? A little boy might be known as Great Big Nose because he’s so nosy, or Big Ears because he listens so carefully. Yet there’s one name that might suit him even better!

legend  of indian paintbrushChild E D440L
The legend of the Indian paintbrush (1988). DePaola, Tomie New York : Putnam.
Little Gopher follows his destiny, as revealed in a Dream-Vision, of becoming an artist for his people and eventually is able to bring the colors of the sunset down to the earth.

legend of the bluebonnetChild E D440lb
The legend of the bluebonnet an old tale of Texas (1996). DePaola, Tomie New York : Penguin Putnam Books for Young Readers.
A retelling of the Comanche Indian legend of how a little girl's sacrifice brought the flower called bluebonnet to Texas.

legend of the poinsettiaChild E D440lp
The legend of the poinsettia (1997). DePaola, Tomie New York : Penguin Putnum Books for Young Readers.
When Lucida is unable to finish her gift for the Baby Jesus in time for the Christmas procession, a miracle enables her to offer the beautiful flower we now call the poinsettia.

night of las posadasChild E D440nl
The night of Las Posadas (2001). DePaola, Tomie New York : Puffin Books.
At the annual celebration of Las Posadas in old Santa Fe, the husband and wife slated to play Mary and Joseph are delayed by car trouble, but a mysterious couple seems perfect for the part.

tommie depaola big book of legendsChild E D440t
Tomie DePaola's big book of favorite legends (2007). DePaola, Tomie New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons.
"First Impression". Four favorite legends from retold and illustrated by Tomie DePaola, covering folktales from Texas to Italy.

couenta con pablsChild E D449c
Cuenta con Pablo (2005). DeRubertis, Barbara and Thornburgh, Rebecca McKillip New York : Kane Press.
Pablo demonstrates how good he is at counting while helping his grandmother, his "abuela," prepare to sell vegetables at the market.

counting on pabloChild E D449ce
Count on Pablo (1999). DeRubertis, Barbara and Thornburgh, Rebecca McKillip New York : Kane Press.
Pablo demonstrates how good he is at counting while helping his grandmother, his "abuela," prepare to sell vegetables at the market.

la justo es justoChild E D948f
Lo justo es justo! (2008). Dussling, Jennifer, Palmisciano, Diane, Ramirez, Alma, and Dussling, Jennifer New York : Kane Press.
Marco surveys his friends and uses bar graphs to convince his father to raise his allowance.

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Fair is fair! (2003). Dussling, Jennifer and Palmisciano, Diane New York : Kane Press.
Marco surveys his friends and uses bar graphs to convince his father to raise his allowance.


Bird coverChild E El58b
Bird (2008). Elliott, Zetta and Strickland, Shadra New York, NY : Lee & Low Books Inc.
Bird, an artistic young African American boy, expresses himself through drawing as he struggles to understand his older brother's drug addiction and death, while a family friend, Uncle Son, provides guidance and understanding.

Grandmothers pigeonChild E Er29g
Grandmother's pigeon (1996). Erdrich, Louise and LaMarche, Jim New York : Hyperion Books for Children.
Passenger pigeon hatchlings, thought to be extinct, are discovered in Grandmother's room after she departs on a voyage to Greenland.


whoever you areChild E F830w
Whoever you are (2001). Fox, Mem and Staub, Leslie Orlando : Voyager Books. Harcourt.
Despite the differences between people around the world, there are similarities that join us together, such as pain, joy, and love.

cloak for the dreamerChild E F914c
A cloak for the dreamer (1994). Friedman, Aileen and Howard, Kim New York : Scholastic.
When a tailor asks each of his three sons to make a cloak for the archduke, the third son's design reveals his desire to travel the world rather than follow in his father's footsteps.


I'm Like you Child E G127i
I'm like you, you're like me a child's book about understanding and celebrating each other (1998). Gainer, Cindy Minneapolis, Minn : Free Spirit Pub.
Illustrations and simple text explore ways in which children are alike and some ways they may be different.

in my familyChild E G199i
In My Family/En mi familia (1996). Garza, Carmen Lomas, Rohmer, Harriet, Schecter, David, and Alarcón, Francisco X San Francisco, Calif : Children's Book Press/Libros Para Niños.
The author describes, in bilingual text and illustrations, her experiences growing up in an Hispanic community in Texas.

three hat dayChild E G315t
A three hat day (1985). Bass, L. G and Lobel, Arnold New York : HarperCollins Publishers.
A hat collector is having a very bad day until he meets his true love in the hat section of the department store.

buffalo womanChild E G538b
Buffalo woman (1986). Goble, Paul New York : Aladdin Books.
A young hunter marries a female buffalo in the form of a beautiful maiden, but when his people reject her he must pass several tests before being allowed to join the buffalo nation.

lost children the boys who were neglectedChild E G538L
The lost children the boys who were neglected (1998). Goble, Paul New York : Aladdin Paperbacks.
A Blackfoot Indian legend in which six neglected orphaned brothers decide to go to the Above World where they become the constellation of the "Lost Children," or Pleiades.

return of the buffaloesChild E G538r
The return of the buffaloes a Plains Indian story about famine and renewal of the earth (1996). Goble, Paul Washington, D.C : The Society.
Based on a Lakota myth in which a mysterious woman returns the buffalo and the other animals to the Indian people.

tortillitasChild E G871t
Tortillitas para mamá and other nursery rhymes Spanish and English (1981). Griego, Margot C and Cooney, Barbara New York : Holt, Rinehart and Winston.
A collection of nursery rhymes, each in both English and Spanish, collected from the Spanish community in the Americas, many with instructions for accompanying finger plays or other activities.

cesar chavezChild E G889c
César Chávez the struggle for justice = César Chávez : la lucha por la justicia (2002). Griswold del Castillo, Richard and Accardo, Anthony Houston, Tex : Piñata Books.
A simple biography of the man who worked to win fairer treatment of the migrant farm workers in California in the 1960s and to establish the United Farm Workers union.



pebble for your pocketChild E H193p
A pebble for your pocket (2001). Nh át Hanh Berkeley, Calif : Parallax Press.
Some of us keep a pebble in our pocket, a beautiful pebble we picked up in the front yard. We washed it very carefully and always carry it with us. Every time we put our hands in our pocket, we touch the small pebble, and hold it gently. We practice mindful breathing and we feel very peaceful. When anger arises, the pebble becomes the dharma. [...] Just holding the pebble, breathing in and out calmly and smiling, can help you tremendously. It sounds a little bit childish, but this practice is very useful. When you are in school, at work, or out shopping, you have no reminders to bring you back to yourself. So the little pebble in your pocket serves as your teacher, as your fellow practitioner—it is a bell of mindfulness, allowing you to pause and return to your breathing.

good day coverChild E H194g
A good day (2007). Henkes, Kevin New York : Greenwillow Books.
A bird, a fox, a dog, and a squirrel show that love, luck, persistence, or a different point of view can turn a bad day into a very good day.

kittens first full moonChild E H194k
Kitten's first full moon (2004). Henkes, Kevin New York : Greenwillow Books.
When Kitten mistakes the full moon for a bowl of milk, she ends up tired, wet, and hungry trying to reach it.

harpercollins  treasury coverChild E H234h
HarperCollins treasury of picture book classics a child's first collection (2002). Tegen, Katherine Brown, Brown, Margaret Wise, Slobodkina, Esphyr, Johnson, Crockett, Ungerer, Tomi, Hoban, Russell, Kraus, Robert, Zolotow, Charlotte, Numeroff, Laura Joffe, Joyce, William, Steptoe, John, Carle, Eric, and Steig, William New York : HarperCollins.
Edited by Katharine Brown Tegen. Contains twelve full-sized reproductions of classic picture books accompanied by background information and suggestions for child and adult activities. Goodnight Moon (1947) -- Caps for sale (1947) -- Harold and the purple crayon (1955) -- Crictor (1958) -- A baby sister for Frances (1964) -- Leo the late bloomer (1971) -- William's doll (1972) -- If you give a mouse a cookie (1985) -- George shrinks (1985) -- Baby says (1988) -- From head to toe (1997) -- Pete's a pizza (1998).

one afternoon coverChild E H41o U
One afternoon (1994). Heo, Yumi New York : Orchard Books.
Minho and his mother have a busy afternoon doing errands in the neighborhood.

calling the doves coverChild E H433c
Calling the doves = El canto de las palomas (1995). Herrera, Juan Felipe and Simmons, Elly San Francisco : Children's Book Press.
The author recalls his childhood in the mountains and valleys of California with his farmworker parents who inspired him with poetry and song. English and Spanish.


hey little ant coverChild E H769h
Hey little ant (1998). Hoose, Phillip M, Hoose, Hannah, and Tilley, Debbie Berkeley, Calif : Tricycle Press.
A song in which an ant pleads with the kid who is tempted to squish it.

five little gefiltes coverChild E H785f
Five little gefiltes (2007). Horowitz, Dave New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons.
Five little gefilte fish sneak out of their jar and explore the world, causing their poor mother great worry. Includes a note about gefilte fish and a glossary of Yiddish words. Such a nice book. (from cover).




older brother younger brother korean folk tale coverChild E J180o
Older brother, younger brother a Korean folktale (1995). Jaffe, Nina and Ma, Wenhai New York, N.Y., U.S.A : Viking.
English adaptation of: Hungbu chon. After being turned out by his greedy older brother, Hungbu and his family manage to prosper when his kindness to an injured sparrow is richly rewarded.

the way meat loves salt a cinderella story jewish tradition coverChild E J180w
The way meat loves salt a Cinderella tale from the Jewish tradition (1998). Jaffe, Nina and August, Louise New York : Holt.
In this Eastern European Jewish variant of the Cinderella story, the youngest daughter of a rabbi is sent away from home in disgrace, but thanks to the help of the prophet Elijah, marries the son of a renowned scholar and is reunited with her family. Includes words and music to a traditional Yiddish wedding song.

tales the elders ojibsay legendsChild E J641t
Tales the elders told Ojibway legends (1981). Johnston, Basil Toronto : Royal Ontario Museum.
Ojibway Legends is a collection of nine Ojibway stories by noted historian and educator, Basil Johnston. These legends explain why the birds go south in the winter, and how bats, spiders, butterflies, and dogs came to be. In addition there are stories about Nanabush and the ducks, Thunderbirds and fireflies, and the fox and the wolf. Moral teachings and subtle humour are evident in each charming story written especially for young children. The distinctive drawings and painting of Cree artist Shirley Cheechoo enhance the text. Recommended for reading aloud at story time.

did i tell you i  love youChild E J766d
Did I tell you I love you today? (2004). Jordan, Deloris, Jordan, Roslyn, and Evans, Shane New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers.
A mother describes the many ways that she shows her love for her child throughout the day.


goodbye boatChild E J781g
The goodbye boat (1998). Joslin, Mary and St. Louis Little, Claire Grand Rapids, Mich : W.B. Eerdmans.
Presents the phenomena of grief and loss and the concept that death is not the end.


tsunamiChild E K123tu
Tsunami! (2009). Kajikawa, Kimiko and Young, Ed New York : Philomel Books.
A wealthy man in a Japanese village, who everyone calls Ojiisan, which means grandfather, sets fire to his rice fields to warn the innocent people of an approaching tsunami.

what's next ninaChild E K154w
What's next, Nina? (2001). Kassirer, Sue and O'Rourke, Page Eastburn New York : Kane Press.
When the string of a borrowed necklace breaks, Nina must quickly get the beads back in order and restrung before her sister finds out.


colors of usChild E K159c
The colors of us (2002). Katz, Karen New York : H. Holt and Co.
Seven-year-old Lena and her mother observe the variations in the color of their friends' skin, viewed in terms of foods and things found in nature.


the night of the moonChild E K527n
The night of the moon (2008). Khan, Hena and Paschkis, Julie San Francisco, Calif : Chronicle Books.
Yasmeen has a wonderful time celebrating the Muslim holy month of Ramadan with her family and friends.


children just like meChild E K575cj
Children just like me (1995). Kindersley, Barnabas, UNICEF, Kindersley, Anabel, and Belafonte, Harry London, New York, Boston : Dorling Kindersley. Distributed by Houghton Mifflin Co.
Photographs and text depict the homes, schools, family life, and culture of young people around the world, "In association with United Nations Children's Fund.". P.

keishaanncanChild E K634k
Keisha Ann can! (2008). Kirk, Daniel New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons.
Keisha Ann is proud of all the things she can do during her day at school.

all the colors we are the story of how we get our skin colorChild E K643a
All the colors we are the story of how we get our skin color (1994). Kissinger, Katie and Krutein, Wernher St. Paul, MN : Redleaf Press.
Skin color is one way we are different from one another, and science frees us from myths and stereotypes about it. We are all shades of brown; our color comes from our ancestors, the sun, and the pigment melanin. With magnificent photographs and clear, engaging language, this book answers the "what and why" questions children in your classroom love to ask. The book also includes unique activity ideas. Bilingual English/Spanish.



please baby pleaseChild E L510p
Please, baby, please (2006). Lee, Spike, Lee, Tonya Lewis, and Nelson, Kadir New York : Aladdin Paperbacks.
A toddler's antics keep his mother busy as she tries to feed him, watch him on the playground, give him a bath, and put him to bed.

finding the right spot shen kids can't live sith their parentsChild E L579f
Finding the right spot when kids can't live with their parents (2004). Levy, Janice and Martin, Whitney Washington, DC : Magination Press.
A young girl living with her foster parent describes the emotional ups and downs of being separated from her mother and living in unfamiliar surroundings.


your are codially invited to p bear's new year's partyChild E L585y
You are cordially invited to P. Bear's New Year's party! (formal dress required) : a counting book (1999). Lewis, Paul Owen Berkeley, Calif : Tricycle Press.


inch by inchChild E L661i
Inch by inch (1995). Lionni, Leo U.S. HarperCollins.
To keep from being eaten, an inchworm measures a robin's tail, a flamingo's neck, a toucan's beak, a heron's legs, and a nightingale's song.


512 ants on sullivan streetChild E L897f
The 512 ants on Sullivan Street (2006). Losi, Carol A, Merrell, Patrick, and Burns, Marilyn New York : Scholastic.
In this rhyming, cumulative story, the number of ants doubles each time they take a new treat from a picnic lunch.


ye shen a cinderella  story from chinaChild E L929y
Yeh-Shen a Cinderella story from China (1999). Louie, Ai-Ling and Young, Ed New York : Puffin Books.
This version of the Cinderella story, in which a young girl overcomes the wickedness of her stepsister and stepmother to become the bride of a prince, is based on ancient Chinese manuscripts written 1000 years before the earliest European version.

sorryChild E L966s
Sorry! (2006). Ludwig, Trudy and Manning, Maurie Berkeley, Calif : Tricycle Press.
When Jack makes friends with Charlie, a trouble-maker, he learns the difference between an insincere apology and showing that you are truly sorry. Includes information for parents.


legend of the lady slipper on ojibwe taleChild E L972L
The legend of the lady slipper an Ojibwe tale (1999). Lunge-Larsen, Lise, Preus, Margi, and Arroyo, Andrea Boston : Houghton Mifflin.
In this retelling of an Ojibwe tale, a girl's act of bravery to save her family leads to the appearance in the world of the delicate and tender flower called the lady's slipper.


escape of oney judge martha washington's slaveChild E M139e
The escape of Oney Judge Martha Washington's slave finds freedom (2007). McCully, Emily Arnold New York : Farrar Straus Giroux.
Young Oney Judge risks everything to escape a life of slavery in the household of George and Martha Washington and to make her own way as a free black woman.


jabuti the turtoise a trickster tale from the amazonChild E M143j
Jabutí the tortoise a trickster tale from the Amazon (2001). McDermott, Gerald San Diego : Harcourt.
All the birds enjoy the song-like flute music of Jabuti, the tortoise, except Vulture who, jealous because he cannot sing, tricks Jabuti into riding his back toward a festival planned by the King of Heaven.


who was louis armstrongChild E M147w
Who was Louis Armstrong? (2004). McDonough, Yona Zeldis and O'Brien, John New York : Grosset & Dunlap.
If not for a stint in reform school, young Louis Armstrong might never have become a musician. It was a teacher at the Colored Waifs’ Home who gave him a cornet, promoted him to band leader, and saw talent in the tough kid from the even tougher New Orleans neighborhood called Storyville. But it was Louis Armstrong’s own passion and genius that pushed jazz into new and exciting realms with his amazing, improvisational trumpet playing. His seventy-year life spanned a critical time in American music as well as black history.

nanabosho how the turtle got its shellChild E M224h
Nanabosho, How the turtle got its shell (1994). McLellan, Joseph and Brynjolson, Rhian Winnipeg : Pemmican Publications.
After the shy and vulnerable Turtle helps Nanabosho find fish to eat, Nanabosho wants to give thanks. The gift he gives is one to make Turtle brave to face the world.

nanabosho and kitchi odjigChild E M224n
Nanabosho & Kitchie Odjig (1997). McLellan, Joseph, McLellan, Matrine, Burling, Jeff, and Swampy, Lloyd Winnipeg : Pemmican publications.
Many years ago, what we know today as the Big Dipper was revered by the Anishinabe as the Great Fisher – Kitchie Odjig. When Nanabosho meets Kitchie Odjig, he gets an important lesson in respecting his elders.

lola at the libraryChild E M244L
Lola at the library (2006). McQuinn, Anna and Beardshaw, Rosalind Watertown, MA : Charlesbridge.
Every Tuesday Lola and her mother visit their local library to return and check out books, attend story readings, and share a special treat.


knots on a counting ropeChild E M326k
Knots on a counting rope (1987). Martin, Bill, Archambault, John, and Rand, Ted New York : H. Holt.
A grandfather and his blind grandson, Boy-Strength-of-Blue-Horses, reminisce about the young boy's birth, his first horse, and an exciting horse race.

the rough faced girlChild E M363r
The rough-face girl (1998). Martin, Rafe and Shannon, David New York : G.P. PaperStar.
This moving adaptation of the classic children's story Cinderella tells how a disfigured Algonquin girl wins the heart of a mysterious being who lives by the lake near her village. The powerful Invisible Being is looking for a wife, and all the girls in the village vie for his affections. But only the girl who proves she can see him will be his bride. The two beautiful but spoiled daughters of a poor village man try their best to be chosen, but it is their Rough-Face-Girl sister, scarred on her face and arms from tending fires, who sees the Invisible Being in the wonder of the natural world.

anansi the spiderChild E M459a
Anansi the spider a tale from the Ashanti (1986). McDermott, Gerald New York : Henry Holt and Co.
In trying to determine which of his six sons to reward for saving his life, Anansi the Spider is responsible for placing the moon in the sky.

christmas in the big houseChild E M459c
Christmas in the big house, Christmas in the quarters (1994). McKissack, Pat, McKissack, Fredrick, and Thompson, John New York : Scholastic.
Describes the customs, recipes, poems, and songs used to celebrate Christmas in the big plantation houses and in the slave quarters just before the Civil War.

nanabosho and the cranberriesChild E M459c
Nanabosho and the cranberries (1998). McLellan, Joseph, McLellan, Matrine, and Swampy, Lloyd Winnipeg : Pemmican Publications.
Nokomis the grandmother discovers that the children's teacher is doing a science lesson on reflections. She comes to school and tells the legend of Nanabosho, who tried to pick the cranberries he saw in the water and learned the hard way about reflections.

nanabosho grants a wishChild E M459gw
Nanabosho grants a wish (2000). McLellan, Joseph, McLellan, Matrine, and Swampy, Lloyd Winnipeg : Pemmican Publications.
After Billy wishes for a lot of snow during a family birthday party, grandfather tells the story of the Ojibwa Indian trickster and teacher, Nanabosho, who, weary of granting wishes, decides to punish those who make unwise requests.


papagayo the mishief makerChild E M459pm
Papagayo the mischief maker (1992). McDermott, Gerald San Diego : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich.
Papagayo, the noisy parrot, helps the night animals save the moon from being eaten up by the moon dog.


raven a trister taleChild E M459r
Raven a trickster tale from the Pacific Northwest (2001). McDermott, Gerald San Diego : Voyager Books. Harcourt.
Raven, a Pacific Coast Indian trickster, sets out to find the sun.



nanabosho searing eagle and the great sturgeonChild E M459s
Nanabosho, Soaring Eagle and the Great Sturgeon (1993). McLellan, Joseph and Brynjolson, Rhian Winnipeg : Pemmican Publications.
Soaring Eagle is left with no food for his family for the winter. Trout takes pity on him and shows him how to catch as many fish as he needs. When Soaring Eagle grows greedy, however, the results are nearly disastrous.

stonecutter a japanese folk taleChild E M459st
The stonecutter a Japanese folk tale (1978). McDermott, Gerald New York : Puffin Books.
Relates the consequences of a stonecutter's foolish longing for power.



zumo the rabbit a trickter taleChild E M459z
Zomo the Rabbit a trickster tale from West Africa (1996). McDermott, Gerald San Diego : Harcourt Brace & Co.
Zomo the Rabbit, an African trickster, sets out to gain wisdom.



12 ways to get to 11Child E M551t
12 ways to get to 11 (1996). Merriam, Eve and Karlin, Bernie New York : Aladdin Paperbooks.
Uses ordinary experiences to present twelve combinations of numbers that add up to eleven. Example: At the circus, six peanut shells and five pieces of popcorn. "Aladdin picture books"--Cover.

buffalo American Indian legendsChild E M584b
Buffalo American Indian legends (1995). Midge, Tiffany, Warren, Vic, and Magnuson, Diana New York : Scholastic.
Includes both factual information and Indian legends about the buffalo or American bison.

Richard Wright and the library card
Child E M612r
Richard Wright and the library card (1997). Miller, William and Christie, Gregory New York : Lee & Low Books.
A fictionalized account of an important event in Wright's life, based on a scene from Wright's autobiography, Black boy, in which the seventeen-year-old African-American borrows a white man's library card and devours every book as a ticket to freedom.

Los Gatos Black on HalloweenChild E M764g
Los gatos black on Halloween (2006). Montes, Marisa and Morales, Yuyi New York : Henry Holt and Company.
Easy to read, rhyming text about Halloween night incorporates Spanish words, from las brujas riding their broomsticks to los monstruos whose monstrous ball is interrupted by a true horror.

Six-Dinner Sid
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Six-dinner Sid (1991). Moore, Inga New York : Aladdin Paperbacks.
Sid the cat plays the pet of six different owners on Aristotle Street so that he can get six dinners every night.

Just a MInute a Trickster Tale and Counting BookChild E M792j
Just a minute a trickster tale and counting book (2003). Morales, Yuyi San Francisco : Chronicle Books.
In this version of a traditional tale, Senor Calavera arrives at Grandma Beetle's door, ready to take her to the next life, but after helping her count, in English and Spanish, as she makes her birthday preparations, he changes his mind.

Just in Case a trickster tale in Spanish Alphabet BookChild E M792jc
Just in case a trickster tale and Spanish alphabet book (2008). Morales, Yuyi New York : Roaring Brook Press.
Includes a Spanish word for each letter of the Spanish alphabet. As Señor Calavera prepares for Grandma Beetle's birthday he finds an alphabetical assortment of unusual presents, but with the help of Zelmiro the Ghost, he finds the best gift of all.

Little NightChild E M792L
Little Night (2007). Morales, Yuyi New Milford, Conn : Roaring Brook Press.
At the end of a long day, Mother Sky helps her playful daughter, Little Night, to get ready for bed.

Listen to the Desert= Oye al Desierto
Child E M79L
Listen to the desert = Oye al desierto (1994). Mora, Pat and Mora, Francisco X New York : Clarion Books.
A bilingual poem which describes some of the sounds of nature in a desert.

Baby RattlesnakeChild E M829b
Baby rattlesnake (2003). Moroney, Lynn, Ata, Te, and Reisberg, Mira San Francisco, Calif : Children's Book Press.
Willful Baby Rattlesnake throws tantrums to get his rattle before he's ready, but he misuses it and learns a lesson.

Enemy Pie
Child E M928e
Enemy pie (2000). Munson, Derek and King, Tara Calahan San Francisco : Chronicle Books.
Hoping that the enemy pie which his father makes will help him get rid of his enemy, a little boy finds that instead it helps make a new friend.

Tumaas ekwa le Michif sharey Thomas and the Metis CartChild E M961t
Tumaas ekwa li Michif sharey = Thomas and the Metis cart (2008). Murray, Bonnie, Dawson, Sheldon, and Flamand, Rita Winnipeg : Pemmican Publications.
The story features a student named Thomas who receives a science project to create something with wheels. After discussing this project with his father, the pair creates a Red River Cart. Much to the boy's surprise he wins first prize in science for this historical creation. Illustrated by Sheldon Dawson, this simple story offers a Michif language resource for Metis students.

Stone SoupChild E M983s
Stone soup (2003). Muth, Jon J New York : Scholastic Press.
Three wise monks trick a poor, frightened community into finding happiness by teaching them the magic of generosity. The European folktale is retold and set in China with three Ch'an monks, Hok, Lok and Siew as the main characters.

Zen Shorts
Child E M983z
Zen shorts (2005). Muth, Jon J New York : Scholastic Press.
When Stillwater the bear moves into the neighborhood, he tells short Zen and Taoist stories to three siblings to teach them to look at the world in new ways.

How Big is a Foot?Child E M994h
How big is a foot? (1991). Myller, Rolf New York : Dell Pub.
Thrown in jail because the bed he made for the Queen is too small, an apprentice comes up with a more accurate way of measuring size.


He's got the Whole World in His HandsChild E N331h
He's got the whole world in his hands (2005). Nelson, Kadir New York : Dial Books for Young Readers.
An illustrated version of the well-known song that began as a spiritual and is now sung in churches, camps, schools, and has been recorded by opera singers, country artists, and children's performers.

Heather has Two Mommies Child E N462h
Heather has two mommies (2000). Newman, Lesléa and Souza, Diana Los Angeles : Alyson Wonderland.
When Heather goes to playgroup, at first she feels bad because she has two mothers and no father, but then she learns that there are lots of different kinds of families and the most important thing is that all the people love each other.

My Feet are LaughingChild E N781m
My feet are laughing (2006). Norman, Lissette and Morrison, Frank New York : Farrar Straus Giroux.
Sadie, an imaginative young Dominican American, relates her experiences growing up in her grandmother's brownstone house in Harlem. My name is Sadie and I live in Harlem with my mother and my little sister, Julie. Sadie likes living in her grandmother's brownstone, where she has her own bedroom and a backyard to play in. She's full of thoughts and has lots to say about her family and friends, her home, her hair, and her laughing feet that can't keep still. And when she grows up she plans on being a poet. This collection of sixteen exuberant poems in the voice of a young Dominican American girl and energetic, bright paintings celebrates Sadie's family and the city around her.


The Recess QueenChild E On2r
The Recess Queen (2002). O'Neill, Alexis and Huliska-Beith, Laura New York : Scholastic.
Mean Jean is the biggest bully on the school playground until a new girl arrives and challenges Jean's status as the Recess Queen.

How the Stars Fell into the Sky a Navajo Legend Child E Ou4h
How the stars fell into the sky a Navajo legend (1992). Oughton, Jerrie and Desimini, Lisa Boston : Houghton Mifflin.
A retelling of the Navaho legend that explains the patterns of the stars in the sky.


Viva Mexico the Story of Benito Juarez and Cinco De MayoChild E P171v
Viva México! the story of Benito Juárez and Cinco de mayo (2002). Palacios, Argentina and Berelson, Howard New York : Metropolitan Teaching and Learning Co.
A biography of the Zapotec Indian who grew up to become the President of Mexico and lead his country in a war for independence.

Do's and Don'tsChild E P246d
Do's and don'ts (1999). Parr, Todd New York : Little, Brown.
In illustrations and brief text, presents twelve rules to live by, accompanied by silly alternatives, such as "Do help keep the house clean" and "Don't vacuum up the cat." On board pages. "Megan Tingley books.".

It's okay to be DifferentChild E P246i
It's okay to be different (2004). Parr, Todd Boston : Little, Brown.
Illustrations and brief text describe all kinds of differences that are "okay," such as "It's Okay to be a different color," "It's Okay to need some help," "It's Okay to be adopted," and "It's Okay to have a Different nose." "Megan Tingley books.".

This is My HairChild E P246t
This is my hair (1999). Parr, Todd New York : Little, Brown.
Simple text and child-like drawings describe how hair can look in many different situations. On board pages. "Megan Tingley books.".

We Belong Together Child E P246w
We belong together a book about adoption and families (2007). Parr, Todd New York : Little, Brown.
The joy of adoption and bringing families together is presented in this tale.

We Can Get Along A Child's Book of Choices Child E P293w
We can get along a child's book of choices (1997). Payne, Lauren Murphy and Rohling, Claudia Minneapolis, Minn : Free Spirit Pub.
In simple text, describes how it feels when people get along well together and when they do not, and explains that one has control over how one reacts in both kinds of situations.

First Day in GrapesChild E P415f
First day in grapes (2002). Pérez, L. King and Casilla, Robert New York : Lee & Low Books.
When Chico starts the third grade after his migrant worker family moves to begin harvesting California grapes, he finds that self confidence and math skills help him cope with the first day of school.

My Very Own Room Mi Propio Cuartito Child E P415m
My Very Own Room = Mi propio cuartito (2000). Pérez, Amada Irma and Gonzalez, Maya Christina San Francisco, CA : Childrens Book Press.
Tired of sharing a room with her five brothers, an eight-year-old Mexican American girl longs to find a corner of the house she can call her own ("a place where I could read the books I loved, write in my diary, and dream"). She persuades her mother to let her take up residence in a storage room, and the whole family gets involved in refurbishing the new space. An uncle who is heading back to Mexico donates his bed; one brother finds a wooden crate to use for a bookcaseAand the books come from the library. Based on Perez's own childhood, this bilingual picture book paints an affectionate portrait of life in a big family that often provides a home base to newly arriving relatives and friends ("There was always a long line to use the bathroom, but the toilet seat was always warm") and offers strong testimony to the heroine's resourcefulness. Gonzalez's (Angels Ride Bikes and Other Fall Poems) warm palette, simple lines and uncluttered images flow through the story like a series of murals. This inspiring tale will resonate with anyone who's ever wished for a room of one's own or worked hard to achieve an important goal. In English and Spanish.

Shante Keys and the New Year's PeasChild E P612s
Shanté Keys and the New Year's peas (2007). Piernas-Davenport, Gail and Eldridge, Marion Morton Grove, Ill : Albert Whitman.
When Shanté is sent to find black-eyed peas for her family's New Year's celebration, she learns about each of her neighbor's New Year's traditions in their home countries.

Chal to Yinilo Frog Brings Rain Child E P871f
Chál tó yinílo' = Frog brings rain (2006). Powell, Patricia Hruby, Benally, Kendrick, and Thomas, Peter Flagstaff, Ariz : Salina Bookshelf.
As fire creeps toward the village of the First People, First Man and First Woman must find a way to quench the flames. First Woman asks the Bird People, the River People, and the Water People for assistance, but everyone she speaks to has an excuse. Not me, said Mockingbird. The smoke would hurt my voice and I would never sing again. Not me, said Snail. I carry my house with me and I am slow. No, said Beaver. We would like to help, but our river home would become a desert if we changed the flow of water. At last, First Woman asks the mysterious Frog for help. Will he be able to stop the flames before they reach the village? Author Patricia Hruby Powell's retelling of this Navajo folktale is as graceful as it is compelling, and as magical as the mythical time it describes. Enter the village of the First People and become a part of the time when the world was new.

Ziiniyah hait eego naadaaaa shonaozte Zinnia how the Corn was Saved Child E P871z
Zíiniyah hait eego naadâaâa shónáozte = Zinnia : how the corn was saved (2003). Powell, Patricia Hruby, Benally, Kendrick, Thomas, Peter, and Ruffenach, Jessie Flagstaff, Ariz : Salina Bookshelf.
A retelling of the Indian legend which explains why the Navajo always plant a scattering of zinnia flowers among their food crops and respect every spider.

My Diary from Here to There Child E P929m
My diary from here to there (2002). Pérez, Amada Irma and Gonzalez, Maya Christina San Francisco : Children's Book Press.
A young girl describes her feelings when her father decides to leave their home in Mexico to look for work in the United States.

Easy to Read Folk and Fairy Tale Plays Child E P964e
Easy-to-read folk & fairy tale plays (1997). Pugliano, Carol and Croll, Carolyn New York : Scholastic Professional Books.
These plays are based on kids' favorite stories: The Little Red Hen, The Tortoise and the Hare, The Bremen Town Musicians, and others. All written in just-right language for young readers, with simple words, repetition, and rhymes to delight and build literacy skills.




The Wheat DollChild E R158w
The wheat doll (2008). Randall, Alison L and Farnsworth, Bill Atlanta : Peachtree.
On the nineteenth-century Utah frontier, Mary Ann is heartbroken when her doll Betty is lost during a fierce storm and her sadness lasts all winter long, until spring brings a wonderful surprise.

Mysterious TheloniousChild E R183m
Mysterious Thelonious (1997). Raschka, Christopher New York : Orchard Books.
Matches the tones of the diatonic scale to the values of the color wheel in presenting a portrait of the work of the African American jazz musician and composer of "Mysterioso.".

The Purple Balloon Child E R183p
The purple balloon (2007). Raschka, Christopher New York : Schwartz & Wade Books.
Easy-to-read text reveals that dying is hard work, for the old and especially the young, and how good it is that so many people help when a person dies, from medical staff to clergy and friends to family members.

Yo Yes Child E R183y
Yo! Yes? (1998). Raschka, Christopher New York : Orchard Books.
Two lonely characters, one black and one white, meet on the street and become friends.

My Name is Yoon Child E R245m
My name is Yoon (2003). Recorvits, Helen and Swiatkowska, Gabriela New York : Frances Foster Books.
Disliking her name as written in English, Korean-born Yoon, or "shining wisdom," refers to herself as "cat," "bird," and "cupcake," as a way to feel more comfortable in her new school and new country.

And Tango Makes Three Child E R393a
And Tango makes three (2005). Richardson, Justin, Parnell, Peter, and Cole, Henry New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers.
At New York City's Central Park Zoo, two male penguins fall in love and start a family by taking turns sitting on an abandoned egg until it hatches.

One Duck Stuck Big BookChild E R678o
One Duck Stuck Big Book (2008). 18.99Root, Phyllis and Chapman, Jane Cambridge, MA : Candlewick Pr.
In this counting book, increasingly larger groups of animals try to help a duck that is stuck in the sleepy, slimy marsh.

The Alphabet El Alfabeto Child E R710a
The alphabet = El alfabeto (2000). Rosa-Mendoza, Gladys, Cifuentes, Carolina, and Noiset, Michele Wheaton, IL : Me+mi Pub.
This series of bilingual board books has received the Benjamin Franklin Award from the Publishers Marketing Association. The sturdy binding, chunky size and stiff board pages coupled with the bright colors of the illustrations make these books very appealing to the younger set. Colors and Shapes features illustrations of multicultural children holding up outsized shapes in different colors (e.g., red circle, yellow square, blue oval, etc.). The English words appear in the top left-hand corner, while the Spanish words appear in the bottom left-hand corner. The final page depicts a busy classroom scene and invites readers to identify shapes and colors from the scene. The Alphabet features illustrations of toys, musical instruments, and other commonplace items in bright cheerful colors. Each page showcases a letter of the Spanish alphabet (? and ll included). The author has chosen items that begin with the same letter in both languages (e.g., airplane/ avion, flower/ flor, juice/ jugo). The use of exotic creatures native to South and Central America such as the ?andu and the quetzal give this book a uniquely Latin flavor. Numbers also uses wonderful illustrations of exotic animals, from the iguana on page one to two toucans, three turtles, four frogs, etc. All the numbers, one through 10, are assembled at the end, and readers are invited to repeat their names in both languages. The final pages list the numbers up to 20 with both their English and Spanish names. Board book.

Animals at the Farm Animales De GranjaChild E R710acd
Animals at the farm = Animales de granja (2008). Rosa-Mendoza, Gladys Wheaton, IL : Me+mi Pub.
Original songs and animated read alongs in this audio learning CD companion to Animals at the farm = Animales de granja . Compact discs. Text in English and Spanish.

Cars, Trucks, and PlanesChild E R710c
Cars, trucks and planes = Carros, camiones y aviones (2004). Rosa-Mendoza, Gladys and Tugeau, Jeremy Wheaton, Ill : Me+mi Pub.
Introduces children to common means of transportation in English and Spanish with illustrations.

Colors and Shapes Los Colores Y Las FigurasChild E R710co
Colors and Shapes / Los colores y las figuras (2000). Rosa-Mendoza, Gladys, Cifuentes, Carolina, and Noiset, Michele Wheaton, IL : Me+mi Pub.
Text shows grammar structure (adjectives follow the noun in Spanish) as well as vocabulary for various colors and shapes. The slick pages are brightly colored and sturdy. Board book.

I Can Yo PuedoChild E R710i
I can! = Yo puedo! (2002). Rosa-Mendoza, Gladys and Beise, Sarah A Wheaton, Ill : Me+mi Pub.
Lists various tasks children can accomplish themselves, in English and Spanish.

Jobs Around my Neighborhood Oficios en mi Vecindario Child E R710j
Jobs around my neighborhood Oficios en mi vecindario (2002). Rosa-Mendoza, Gladys and Iosa, Ann Wheaton, IL : Me+mi Pub.
Board book. Text in English and Spanish. Introduces children to various jobs in English and Spanish with illustrations .

Jobs Around my Neighborhood Oficios en mi VecindarioChild E R710jb
Jobs around my neighborhood Oficios en mi vecindario (2007). Rosa-Mendoza, Gladys and Iosa, Ann Wheaton, IL : Me+mi Pub.
Text in English and Spanish. Introduces children to various jobs in English and Spanish with illustrations Big book edition.

Jobs Around My Neighborhood Oficios en me Vecindario Child E R710jcd
Jobs around my neighborhood Oficios en mi vecindario (2008). Rosa-Mendoza, Gladys Wheaton, IL : Me+mi Pub.
Compact discs. Text in English and Spanish. Original songs and animated read alongs in this audio learning CD companion to Jobs Around My Neighborhood / Oficios en mi vecindario will delight children of all ages as they are introduced to different kinds of jobs they might see around their own neighborhoods. A complete vocabulary pronunciation guide read by native English and Spanish speakers is also included for quick and easy reference.

My Body Mi CuerpoChild E R710m
My body = Mi cuerpo (2002). Rosa-Mendoza, Gladys and Butler, Chris Wheaton, IL : Me+mi Pub.
Text in English and Spanish. Board book. Introduces children to body parts in English and Spanish with illustrations.

My Family and I Mi Familia y YoChild E R710mb
My family and I = Mi familia y yo (2007). Rosa-Mendoza, Gladys and Snider, Jackie Wheaton, IL : Me+mi Pub.
Teach children the all-important concept of family in these heartwarming pages of colorful and charming illustrations. Come along with Emma as she introduces all the members of her family while teaching the words for different relations, such as mother, father, aunt, uncle, cousin, etc. There's a helpful pronunciation guide in the back of the book. Big book version.

My Family and I Mi Familia y YoChild E R710myc
My family and I = Mi familia y yo (2008). Rosa-Mendoza, Gladys Wheaton, IL : Me+mi Pub.
Original songs and animated read alongs in this audio learning CD companion to My family and I = Mi familia y yo. Come along with Emma as she introduces all the members of her family while teaching the words for different relations, such as mother, father, aunt, uncle, cousin, etc..Compact discs. Text in English and Spanish.

Numbers 1 2 3 Los Numeros 1 2 3 Child E R710n
Numbers 1 2 3 = Los numeros 1 2 3 (2000). Rosa-Mendoza, Gladys, Cifuentes, Carolina, and Noiset, Michele Wheaton, IL : Me+mi Pub.
The use of exotic creatures native to South and Central America such as the ?andu and the quetzal give this book a uniquely Latin flavor. Numbers also uses wonderful illustrations of exotic animals, from the iguana on page one to two toucans, three turtles, four frogs, etc. All the numbers, one through 10, are assembled at the end, and readers are invited to repeat their names in both languages. The final pages list the numbers up to 20 with both their English and Spanish names. Board book.

Opposites OpuestosChild E R710o
Opposites = Opuestos (2001). Rosa-Mendoza, Gladys, Cifuentes, Carolina, and McGeehan, Dan Wheaton, IL : Me+mi Publishing.
The concept of opposites is easy for children to grasp when you share this fun-to-read book with them. A menagerie of joyfully illustrated animals, including elephants, monkeys and turtles, demonstrate the difference between two opposites. The handy pronunciation guide in the back of the book covers all of the words the reader has learned. Text in English and Spanish.

What Time is It Que Hora EsChild E R710w
What time is it? = Qué hora es? (2001). Rosa-Mendoza, Gladys, Cifuentes, Carolina, and Calitri, Susan Wheaton, Ill : Me+mi Pub.
Introduces children to telling time in English and Spanish with illustrations.

The Weather El Tiempo Child E R710we
The weather = El tiempo (2000). Rosa-Mendoza, Gladys, Cifuentes, Carolina, and Hullinger, C. D Wheaton, Ill : Me+mi Pub.
Fun is always in season with this book that teaches children words for different kinds of weather conditions. The wonderfully textured illustrations depict active children enjoying all kinds of weather. The last section is a pronunciation guide for the weather words and the four seasons.

Centipede's 100 Shoes Child E R733o
Centipede's 100 shoes (2003). Ross, Tony New York : H. Holt.
One hundred shoes. A little centipede buys shoes to protect his feet but finds that they are a lot of trouble to put on and take off.


Cendrillion a Caribbean CinderellaChild E Sa58c
Cendrillon a Caribbean Cinderella (2002). San Souci, Robert D, Pinkney, J. Brian, and Perrault, Charles New York : Aladdin Paperbacks.
A Creole variant of the familiar Cinderella tale set in the Caribbean and narrated by the godmother who helps Cendrillon find true love.

Mama, I'll give you the World Child E Sch67m
Mama, I'll give you the World (2006). Schotter, Roni and Gallagher, Susan New York : Schwartz & Wade Books.
At Walter's World of Beauty, Luisa's secret plans are underway to create a very special birthday celebration for her hard-working, single mother who is employed there as a stylist.

Smoky Mountain Rose an Appalachian CinderellaChild E Sch7s
Smoky Mountain Rose an Appalachian Cinderella (2000). Schroeder, Alan, Sneed, Brad, and Perrault, Charles New York, N.Y : Puffin Books.
Based on Charles Perrault's Cendrillon. In this variation on the Cinderella story, based on the Charles Perrault version but set in the Smoky Mountains, Rose loses her glass slipper at a party given by the rich feller on the other side of the creek.

First the Egg Child E Se32f
First the egg (2007). Seeger, Laura Vaccaro New Milford, Conn : Roaring Brook Press.
A picture book about transformations: from egg to chicken, from seed to flower, from word to story, and more.

The Gift of the Crocodile a Cinderella StoryChild E Si17g
The gift of the Crocodile a Cinderella story (2000). Sierra, Judy and Ruffins, Reynold New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers.
In this Indonesian version of the Cinderella story, a girl named Damura escapes her cruel stepmother and stepsister and marries a handsome prince with the help of Grandmother Crocodile.

Tightwad TodChild E Sk34t
Tightwad Tod (2001). Skinner, Daphne and Nez, John A New York : Kane Press.
Challenged to spend twenty dollars in one day, a boy who loves money not only learns about bargain hunting and keeping track of his remaining balance, he also learns that spending can be fun.

Tod el ApretadoChild E Sk34t
Tod el apretado (2001). Skinner, Daphne and Nez, John A New York : Kane Press.
"Concepto matemático : usar el dinero"-- Challenged to spend twenty dollars in one day, a boy who loves money not only learns about bargain hunting and keeping track of his remaining balance, he also learns that spending can be fun.

Jingle DancerChild E Sm51j
Jingle dancer (2000). Smith, Cynthia Leitich, Van Wright, Cornelius, and Hu, Ying-Hwa New York : Morrow Junior Books.
Jenna, a member of the Muscogee, or Creek, Nation, borrows jingles from the dresses of several friends and relatives so that she can perform the jingle dance at the powwow. Includes a note about the jingle dance tradition and its regalia.

Enduring WisdomChild E Sn28e
Enduring wisdom sayings from Native Americans (2003). Sneve, Virginia Driving Hawk and Saint James, Synthia New York : Holiday House.
A collection of quotations from American Indians throughout the continent dated from the earliest contact with Europeans to contemporary tribal persons.

Too Many Tamales Child E So76t
Too many tamales (1996). Soto, Gary and Martinez, Ed New York : PaperStar.
Maria tries on her mother's wedding ring while helping make tamales for a Christmas family get-together. Panic ensues when hours later, she realizes the ring is missing.

Little Gold Star A Spanish American Cinderella Tale Child E So81L
Little gold star a Spanish American Cinderella tale (2000). San Souci, Robert D and Martinez, Sergio New York : HarperCollins.
A Spanish American retelling of the familiar story of a kind girl who is mistreated by her jealous stepmother and stepsisters. In this version, the Virgin Mary replaces the traditional fairy godmother.

What is Jail, Mommy Child E St24w
What is jail, Mommy? (2006). Stanglin, Jackie A and McGuckie, Cierra Jade Centennial, CO : Lifevest Publishing.
A mother explains to her young daughter why the girl's father is in prison and what his life is like as an inmate.

Be a Friend the Story of African American Music in Song Words and Pictures Child E St25b
Be a friend the story of African American music in song, words, and pictures (1994). Stanley, Leotha and Hawkins, Henry Middleton, Wis : Zino Press Children's Books.
This book and cassette cover five distinct African American musical styles - spirituals, blues, jazz, gospel, and rap. The story of each style is told in lively writing, with historical photographs and beautiful oil paintings.

Waiting for MayChild E St65w
Waiting for May (2007). Stoeke, Janet Morgan New York : Puffin Books.
A young boy looks forward to the day when a new sister, who will be adopted from China, joins his family.

Each Breath a Smile Child E Su81e
Each breath a smile (2001). Susan, Nh át Hanh, Nguyen, Thai Hop, and Nguy en, Ð òng Berkeley, CA : Parallax Press.
"Children learn how to connect with their breathing to help them experience calmness and enjoy a deeper relationship with their friends, family and the world"--.


Tallchief America's Prima BallerinaChild E T144t
Tallchief America's prima ballerina (2001). Tallchief, Maria, Wells, Rosemary, and Kelley, Gary New York : Puffin Books.
Ballerina Maria Tallchief describes her childhood on an Osage reservation, the development of her love of dance, and her rise to success in that field.

Baby Dance Child E T212b
Baby dance (1999). Taylor, Ann and Van Heerden, Marjorie New York : HarperFestival.
For babies who are responding to music and movement, here's a playful poem that has father and child dancing lovingly across the pages.

Baby's First Laugh Child E T361b
Baby's first laugh (2003). Blacksheep, Beverly and Thomas, Peter Flagstaff, Ariz : Salina Bookshelf.
Various members of a family try to make the baby laugh, but only one succeeds.

Child E T361w
What does 'died' mean? = Ha iishá óolyé daazts a? (2005). Thomas, Marjorie, Begay, Patrick, Ruffenach, Jessie, and Redhair, Darlene Flagstaff, Ariz : Salina Bookshelf.
Baa Yázhí, a young Navajo girl, misses her grandfather. One day he had gone to the Trading Post, but then he had never come back. Is he still at the Trading Post? Will he one day come riding up the road? Baa Yázhí is sure that he will, and she watches the road for him.
Grandmother has told Baa Yázhí that Grandfather has died, but Baa Yázhí does not understand the meaning of death. However, by listening to some simple illustrations from Grandmother, Baa Yázhí slowly comes to understand.

Crossing Bok Chitto a Choctaw Tale of Friendship and Freedom Child E T493c
Crossing Bok Chitto a Choctaw tale of friendship & freedom (2006). Tingle, Tim and Bridges, Jeanne Rorex El Paso, TX : Cinco Puntos Press.
In the 1800s, a Choctaw girl becomes friends with a slave boy from a plantation across the great river, and when she learns that his family is in trouble, she helps them cross to freedom.

The Three Questions Child E T588t
The three questions (2002). Muth, Jon J and Tolstoy, Leo New York : Scholastic Press.
"Based on a story by Leo Tolstoy.". Nikolai asks his animal friends to help him answer three important questions: "When is the best time to do things?" "Who is the most important?" and "What is the right thing to do?".

My First Signs Child E T930m
My first signs (2007). Coleman, Rachel and Two Little Hands Productions Salt Lake City, Utah : Two Little Hands.
"Read and sign along with Signing Time while learning American sign language!"-.

The Skin you Live in Child E T971s
The skin you live in (2005). Tyler, Michael and Csicsko, David Lee Chicago, Ill : Chicago Children's Museum.
Rhyming text and illustrations celebrate being content with the skin in which one lives, whatever that skin might be. With the ease and simplicity of a nursery rhyme, this lively story delivers an important message of social acceptance to young readers. Themes associated with child development and social harmony, such as friendship, acceptance, self-esteem, and diversity are promoted in simple and straightforward prose. Vivid illustrations of children's activities for all cultures, such as swimming in the ocean, hugging, catching butterflies, and eating birthday cake are also provided. This delightful picturebook offers a wonderful venue through which parents and teachers can discuss important social concepts with their children.


Child E Um6s
The spring celebration (1995). Umpherville, Tina and Rice, Christie Winnipeg : Pemmican Publications.
In remote communities of the north, people celebrate the first signs of the coming spring with a community picnic. This is a simple yet touching tale of young Iskotew and her growing excitement for the change in seasons.


What's the Most Beautiful Thing you know about HorsesChild E V277w
What's the most beautiful thing you know about horses? (1998). Van Camp, Richard and Littlechild, George San Francisco, Calif : Children's Book Press.
On January's coldest day of the year in a small community in the Northwest Territories, a stranger to horses searches among family and friends for answers to an important question.

Build a BurritoChild E V521b
Build a burrito a counting book in English and Spanish (2008). Vega, Denise and Diaz, David New York, NY : Scholastic. Cartwheel Books.
Learn to count from one to ten in English and Spanish, while also learning the ingredients of a burrito.

Alexander, Who Used to be Rich Last SundayChild E V814a
Alexander, who used to be rich last Sunday (1988). Viorst, Judith and Cruz, Ray New York : Aladdin Paperbacks.
Although Alexander and his money are quickly parted, he comes to realize all the things that can be done with a dollar.


Cinco De MayoChild E W119c
Cinco de Mayo (2003). Wade, Mary Dodson and Vargus, Nanci Reginelli New York : Children's Press.
Introduces young readers to the traditions and festivities of Cinco de Mayo.

Everywhere the Cow says "Moo"Child E W433e
Everywhere the cow says "Moo!" (2008). Weinstein, Ellen and Andersson, Kenneth Honesdale, Pa : Boyds Mills Press.
Easy-to-read text reveals the different words for animal sounds in four languages--English, Spanish, French, and Japanese--and the one that remains the same.

Where did you get your MoccasinsChild E W560w
Where did you get your moccasins? (1992). Wheeler, Bernelda and Bekkering, Herman Winnipeg : Peguis Publishers.
"This story was written at a Native Writers' Workshop sponsored by the Native Education Branch of Manitoba Education.". Children in an urban school are curious about a classmate's new pair of moccasins. In answer to their questions, the boy describes in detail how his grandmother, or Kookum, made his moccasins.

Art from her Heart Folk Artist Clementine HunterChild E W587a
Art from her heart folk artist Clementine Hunter (2008). Whitehead, Kathy and Evans, Shane New York, NY : G.P. Putnam's Sons.
Clementine Hunter's paintings went from hanging on her clothesline to hanging in museums, yet because of the color of her skin, a friend had to sneak her in when the gallery was closed.

Under the Ramadan MoonChild E W591u
Under the Ramadan moon (2008). Whitman, Sylvia and Williams, Sue Morton Grove, Ill : A. Whitman & Co.
Ramadan is one of the most special months of the Islamic year, when Muslims pray, fast, and help those in need. Whitman's lyrical story, with luminous illustrations by Sue Williams, serves as an ideal introduction to Ramadan.

"More More More" said the Baby Three Love StoriesChild E W670m
"More more more," said the baby 3 love stories (1990). Williams, Vera B New York : HarperFestival.
On board pages. "Caldecott Honor Book"--Cover. Three babies are caught up in the air and given loving attention by a father, grandmother, and mother.

The Story BlanketChild E W832s
The story blanket (2008). Wolff, Ferida, Savitz, Harriet May, and Odriozola, Elena Atlanta, Ga : Peachtree.
With no wool to be found in the village, Babba Zarrah, the storyteller, starts unraveling her story blanket bit by bit, to secretly supply the needs of the community, and when the villagers realize what is happening they return the favor.





Cat and the Rat The Legend of the Chinese ZodiacChild E Y84c
Cat and Rat the legend of the Chinese zodiac (1998). Young, Ed New York : H. Holt.
Introduces the Chinese zodiac and relates how each of its twelve signs was named for an animal selected by the Jade Emperor.

I, Doko the Tale of a Basket Child E Y84i
I, Doko the tale of a basket (2004). Young, Ed New York : Philomel Books.
A Nepalese basket, a doko, tells the story of its use through three generations of a family.

My Mei MeiChild E Y84m
My Mei Mei (2006). Young, Ed New York : Philomel Books.
Antonia gets her wish when her parents return to China to bring home a Mei Mei, or younger sister, for her.

Child E Y84r
The rooster's horns a Chinese puppet play to make and perform (1978). Young, Ed and Beckett, Hilary New York : Collins + World in cooperation with the U.S. Committee for UNICEF.
Presents the plot of a Chinese puppet play and includes directions for making shadow puppets and a theatre.




Baby Signing Time Volume OneV-2876
Baby signing time! Vol. 1 (2005). Two Little Hands Productions United States : Two Little Hands Productions.
Teaches children how to sign what they want long before they can speak, with songs and activities that are both easy and fun. Encourages signing, speaking, dancing, and more. Special features: Parent tutorial; includes free, unlimited access to our online Parenting Forums.

Signing Time My First Signs Volume OneV-2877
Signing time! My first signs, Volume 1 (2007). Coleman, Rachel and Two Little Hands Productions S.l. Two little hands Productions.
From their magical animated treehouse, Alex and Leah invite infants and children to come sign with us! Watch and enjoy as Alex, Leah and all their friends share 18 ASL signs with your child in a fun and playful way.

Signing Time Volume two Playtime SignsV-2878
Signing time! Vol. 2, Playtime signs (2007). Coleman, Rachel and Two Little Hands Productions S.l. Two little hands Productions.
From their magical animated treehouse, Alex and Leah invite infants and children to come sign with us! Watch and enjoy as Alex, Leah and all their friends share 18 ASL signs with your child in a fun and playful way.

Signing Time Volume 3 Everyday SignsV-2879
Signing time! Volume 3, Everyday signs (2002). Two Little Hands Productions S.l. Two Little Hands Productions.
Learn to sign concepts like hungry, bread, day, night, happy, sad, and more. Includes signing children and infants, animation and music, and an adult model who teaches signs.

Families of Puerto RicoV-2891
Families of Puerto Rico (2005). Arden Media Resources Cincinnati, Ohio : Master Communications.
Follows a day in the lives of two young children and their families in Puerto Rico.

Families of Israel V-2892
Families of Israel (2005). Arden Media Resources Cincinnati, Ohio : Master Communications.
Follows a day in the lives of two young children and their families in Israel.

Families of China V-2893
Families of China (2008). Marquisee, Eleanor Betting, Rao, Anand, Wason, Leslie, Arden Films, and Master Communications, Inc United States : Arden Films : Master Communications.
Follows the daily life of two children and their families living in China. Learn about their life, family and culture as you follow them from home to school and all points in between.

Families of Japan V-2894
Families of Japan (2005). Rao, Anand, Wason, Leslie, Marquisee, Eleanor Betting, and Marquisee, Mark S.l. Master Communications.
Follows a day in the lives of two young children and their families in Japan.

Families of Sweden V-2895
Families of Sweden (2005). Finnegan, Jordan, Greene, Andrew, Marquisee, Eleanor Betting, and Marquisee, Mark S.l. : Master Communications.
Follows a day in the lives of two young children and their families in Sweden.

Families of France V-2896
Families of France (2005). Arden Films Cincinnati, Ohio : Master Communications.
Profiles a young boy and girl from different areas of France, presenting a glimpse of their everyday lives, cultures, celebrations, and communities.

Baby Signing Time Volume TwoV-2897
Baby signing time! Vol. 2 (2005). Two Little Hands Productions United States : Two Little Hands Productions.
Teaches children how to sign what they want long before they can speak, with songs and activities that are both easy and fun. Encourages signing, speaking, dancing, and more. Special features: Parent tutorial; includes free, unlimited access to our online Parenting Forums.

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Material world a global family portrait (1994). Menzel, Peter and Mann, Charles San Francisco : Sierra Club Books.
In honor of the United Nations-sponsored International Year of the Family in 1994, award-winning photojournalist Peter Menzel brought together 16 of the world's leading photographers to create a visual portrait of life in 30 nations. Material World tackles its wide subject by zooming in, allowing one household to represent an entire nation. Photographers spent one week living with a "statistically average" family in each country, learning about their work, their attitudes toward their possessions, and their hopes for the future. Then a "big picture" shot of the family was taken outside the dwelling, surrounded by all their (many or few) material goods. The book provides sidebars offering statistics and a brief history for each country, as well as personal notes from the photographers about their experiences. But it is the "big pictures" that tell most of the story. In one, a British family pauses before a meal of tea and crumpets under a cloudy sky. In another, wary Bosnians sit beside mattresses used as sniper barricades. A Malian family composed of a husband, his two wives, and their children rests before a few cooking and washing implements in golden afternoon light. Material World is a lesson in economics and geography, reminding us of the world's inequities, but also of humanity's common threads. An engrossing, enlightening book.

Celebrating Diversity a Multicultural Resource362.71 C587c
Celebrating diversity a multicultural resource (1995). Clegg, Luther B, Miller, Etta, and Vanderhoof, William H New York : Delmar Publishers.
This guide emphasizes the inclusion of traditionally under-represented cultural groups by recognizing calendar events of multicultural significance. The approach presumes that activities centered in the cultural understandings and experiences of diverse students encourage general student involvement and build critical thinking skills. Strategies for encouraging alternative perspectives on social problems and historical events are given.

Last Child in the Woods Saving our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder372.35 L936L
Last child in the woods saving our children from nature-deficit disorder (2005). Louv, Richard Chapel Hill, NC : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill.
In this influential work about the staggering divide between children and the outdoors, child advocacy expert Richard Louv directly links the lack of nature in the lives of today's wired generation—he calls it nature-deficit—to some of the most disturbing childhood trends, such as the rises in obesity, attention disorders, and depression.

Cinderella Tales Around the World Global Understanding, Cultural Literacy398.2a G914c
Cinderella tales around the world global understanding, cultural literacy (2001). Gross, Ila Lane New York :
China: Yeh-Shen -- Japan: Benizara and Kakezara -- Indonesia: Red onion, white onion -- India: The black cow -- Saudi Arabia: The little red fish and the clog of gold -- Turkey: Keloglan -- Russia: Vasilisa the Beautiful -- Germany: Ashputtel -- South Africa: The magic horns -- South Africa: Bawa Merah -- Mexico: Domitila -- Brazil: Gata Borralheira -- Brazil: The maiden and the fish -- Chile: Maria Cinderella.

A Broken Flute the Native Experience in Books for Children970.004 Se15b
A broken flute the Native experience in books for children (2006). Seale, Doris and Slapin, Beverly Walnut Creek, CA, Berkeley, CA : AltaMira Press. Oyate.
A cultural encounter / Dovie Thomason -- Open letter to a non-Indian teacher -- Living stories -- The gift of syrup / Jim Northrup -- Frybread - and feather-free / Cynthia Leitich Smith -- Old Tsa Tsi / MariJo Moore -- Who stole Onate's foot? / Michael Lacapa -- Charli's bundle / Lois Beardslee -- Dead pawn / John Rustywire -- No, you can't have my firewood / Lois Beardslee -- Welcome home, our relative / Radley Davis -- Reviews : Books about "Ishi" -- Reviews : Books about the California missions -- Reviews : Books about the Navajo long walk -- Little house on the Osage Prairie / Dennis McAuliffe, Jr. -- Elsa remembers / Peter Cole -- "My heart is on the ground" and the Indian residential school experience / Marlene R. Atleo...[et al.] -- Reviews : Books about the Indian residential schools -- Poems -- Reviews : Books of poetry -- Reviews : Sliammon stories -- Reviews : Carving a dream -- Reviews : Indian children's art -- Reviews : Indian children's writing -- Reviews : Arts and crafts books -- Reviews : Photography, "Shooting back" -- Reviews : Photoessays of Indian children -- Photoessays series -- A guide for evaluating photoessays / Naomi Caldwell and Debbie A. Reese and Beverly Slapin -- Reviews: Books about dreamcatchers -- Reviews : Books about Kokopelli -- When I look in your eyes of darkness / Jean Paine Mendoza -- Paul Goble / Doris Seale -- The buffalo skull / Joseph Bruchac -- Reviews : Books about buffalo -- A knothead / Desiree Future Goss -- This is about Coyote / Doris Seale -- Reviews : Books about Coyote -- Coyote blue / Judith Mountain-Leaf Volborth -- Waterbugs / Peter Blue Cloud -- This is about Raven / Marlene R. Atleo -- Reviews : Books about Raven -- Goodbye Columbus : Take two / Jean Paine Mendoza -- Deconstructing the myths of "The first Thanksgiving" / Judy Dow and Beverly Slapin -- Take two Coyote stories and call me in your next lifetime / Joseph Bruchac -- Reviews : Authors "A" to "Z" -- The Winona dilemma / Lois Beardslee -- No word for goodbye / Mary TallMountain -- About the contributors.

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The Manitous the spiritual world of the Ojibway (2001). Johnston, Basil St. Paul, Minn : Minnesota Historical Society Press.
Ojibway scholar and writer Johnston continues his fine series of writings about his people (Ojibway Tales, Univ. of Nebraska Pr., 1993) and his experiences (Indian School Days, Univ. of Toronto Pr., 1988). Manitous are spiritual beings who have aided the Ojibway people since the world was created. Working roughly chronologically according to when the various manitous appeared in Ojibway history, Johnston begins with the creators, then follows the exploits of the half-human, half-manitou spiritual helpers of the Ojibway people. Each helper was the originator of a key aspect of Ojibway culture, such as strength, dancing, and music. Other categories of manitous prey upon evil-doing humans who disrespect the natural world. While his book is readable in the manner of mythology, giving a glimpse of these important beings, Johnston warns that this is only a sampling of their activities. A preface and introduction put these stories in historical and cultural context, and a detailed glossary is handy to keep the many manitous straight.

Ojibway Heritage970.3 J641o
Ojibway heritage (1990). Johnston, Basil Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press.
Ojibway mythology is as rich in meaning, as broad, as deep, and as innately appealing as the mythologies of Greece, Rome, and other Western civilizations. In Ojibway Heritage Basil Johnston introduces his people's ceremonies, rituals, songs, dances, prayers, arid legends. Conveying the sense of wonder and mystery at the heart of the Ojibway experience, Johnston describes the creation of the universe, followed by that of plants and animals and human beings, and the paths taken by the latter. These stories are to be read, enjoyed, and freely interpreted. Their authorship is perhaps most properly attributed to the tribal storytellers who have carried on the oral tradition that Johnston records and preserves in this book.

The Four Hills of Life Ojibwe Wisdom970.3 P313f
The four hills of life Ojibwe wisdom (2006). Peacock, Thomas, Wisuri, Marlene, and Afton Historical Society Press (Afton, Minn.) Afton, MN : Afton Historical Society Press.
In this book (that can be shared with children of all ages), Thomas Peacock tells the Ojibwe story about the path all people walk in their life as they move through childhood, adolescence, adulthood and old age. This can be used as a classroom resource as there are activities at the end of each chapter. The illustrations, including photos and artwork are coordinated by Marlene Wisuri and the book as a whole is a wonderful package.

Through Indian Eyes the Native Experience in Books for Children977.004 Se15t
Through Indian eyes the native experience in books for children (1992). Slapin, Beverly and Seale, Doris Philadelphia, Pa : New Society Publishers.
The bloody trail of Columbus Day / Beverly Slapin and Doris Seale -- Let us put our minds together and see what life we will make for our children / D. Seale -- Why I'm not thankful for Thanksgiving / Michael A. Dorris -- Notes from an Indian teacher / Rosemary Gonzales -- "I" is not for Indian / M. Dorris -- Two plus two or why Indians flunk / B. Slapin -- Sun dance -- Poetry -- Fiery red / Cení Myles -- Thanking the birds / Joseph Bruchac -- Taking another look / Mary Gloyne Byler -- Storytelling and the sacred : on the uses of Native American stories / J. Bruchac -- Not just entertainment / Lenore Keeshig-Tobias -- Grandmothers of a new world / Beth Brant -- Book review / D. Seale -- How to tell the difference : a checklist / B. Slapin, D. Seale and R. Gonzales -- American Indian authors for young readers / M.G. Byler.

Spirit of the white bison (1985). Mosionier, Beatrice and KaKayGeesick, Robert Winnipeg : Pemmican Publications.