Eyes That Kiss In The Corners

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Eyes That Kiss in the Corners

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A New York Times Bestseller and #1 Indie Bestseller · A School Library Journal Best Book of 2021 · Included in NPR’s 2021 Books We Love List · Featured in Forbes, Oprah Daily, The Cut, and Book Riot · Golden Poppy Book Award Winner · Featured in Chicago Public Library’s Best Books of 2021 · 2021 Nerdie Award Winner · A Kirkus Children's Best Book of 2021 This lyrical, stunning picture book tells a story about learning to love and celebrate your Asian-shaped eyes, in the spirit of Hair Love by Matthew A. Cherry, and is a celebration of diversity. A young Asian girl notices that her eyes look different from her peers'. They have big, round eyes and long lashes. She realizes that her eyes are like her mother’s, her grandmother's, and her little sister's. They have eyes that kiss in the corners and glow like warm tea, crinkle into crescent moons, and are filled with stories of the past and hope for the future. Drawing from the strength of these powerful women in her life, she recognizes her own beauty and discovers a path to self-love and empowerment. This powerful, poetic picture book will resonate with readers of all ages. "This tale of self-acceptance and respect for one’s roots is breathtaking.” —Kirkus (starred review) “A young girl finds beauty in her uniqueness.” —School Library Journal (starred review) “A lyrical celebration of her eyes, their shape, spirit, and legacy.” —Booklist (starred review) “A poignant testament to familial love and legacy.” —Publishers Weekly Plus don't miss the beautiful companion book from the same team: Eyes That Speak to the Stars.

The Silence that Binds Us

The Silence that Binds Us Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Joanna Ho
Editor: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0063059363
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The Silence that Binds Us by Joanna Ho Summary

Joanna Ho, New York Times bestselling author of Eyes That Kiss in the Corners, has written an exquisite, heart-rending debut young adult novel that will inspire all to speak truth to power. Maybelline Chen isn’t the Chinese Taiwanese American daughter her mother expects her to be. May prefers hoodies over dresses and wants to become a writer. When asked, her mom can’t come up with one specific reason for why she's proud of her only daughter. May’s beloved brother, Danny, on the other hand, has just been admitted to Princeton. But Danny secretly struggles with depression, and when he dies by suicide, May's world is shattered. In the aftermath, racist accusations are hurled against May's parents for putting too much “pressure” on him. May’s father tells her to keep her head down. Instead, May challenges these ugly stereotypes through her writing. Yet the consequences of speaking out run much deeper than anyone could foresee. Who gets to tell our stories, and who gets silenced? It’s up to May to take back the narrative. Joanna Ho masterfully explores timely themes of mental health, racism, and classism. "An ornately carved window into the core of shared humanity. Read and re-read. Then read it again." —Nic Stone, New York Times bestselling author of Dear Martin "Powerful and piercing, filled with truth, love, and a heroine who takes back the narrative." —Abigail Hing Wen, New York Times bestselling author of Loveboat, Taipei “A held-breath of a novel that finds courage amidst brokenness, and holds a candle to the dark.” —Stacey Lee, New York Times bestselling author of The Downstairs Girl “Ho confronts racism with care and nuance, capturing the complexities of grief and growth. A poignant call to action.” —Randy Ribay, National Book Award finalist for Patron Saints of Nothing

I Am Golden

I Am Golden Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Eva Chen
Editor: Feiwel & Friends
ISBN: 1250869617
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I Am Golden by Eva Chen Summary

This joyful and lyrical picture book from New York Times bestselling author Eva Chen and illustrator Sophie Diao is a moving ode to the immigrant experience, as well as a manifesto of self-love for Chinese American children. What do you see when you look in the mirror, Mei? Do you see beauty? We see eyes that point toward the sun, that give us the warmth and joy of a thousand rays when you smile. We see hair as inky black and smooth as a peaceful night sky. We see skin brushed with gold. Praise for I Am Golden: "[A] richly metaphoric celebration of Chinese American identity ... Luminous, gently textured digital art by Diao includes thoughtful, recognizably Chinese cues that add further dimension ... A loving, affecting tribute to how children of immigrants can serve as bridges and torchbearers for their communities." —Publishers Weekly, starred review "From the outset, this gorgeous picture book exudes joy and celebration of identity. Through dazzling illustrations, Diao brings to exuberant life best-selling Chinese American author Chen’s message of finding love and power in one’s differences. ... This powerful and uplifting story captures [Chinese] American joy and is a definite must-read." —Booklist, starred review "Perfectly matched text and illustration ... Every gorgeous spread in Chen and Diao's co-creation maintains this exceptional and precise text and art symbiosis. ... Chen and Diao weave the inherent value of the child throughout, aiming to encourage Asian American children to claim, 'I am golden.'" —Shelf Awareness

The Name Jar

The Name Jar Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Yangsook Choi
Editor: Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0307793443
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The Name Jar by Yangsook Choi Summary

A heartwarming story about the new girl in school, and how she learns to appreciate her Korean name. Being the new kid in school is hard enough, but what happens when nobody can pronounce your name? Having just moved from Korea, Unhei is anxious about fitting in. So instead of introducing herself on the first day of school, she decides to choose an American name from a glass jar. But while Unhei thinks of being a Suzy, Laura, or Amanda, nothing feels right. With the help of a new friend, Unhei will learn that the best name is her own. From acclaimed creator Yangsook Choi comes the bestselling classic about finding the courage to be yourself and being proud of your background.

The Proudest Blue

The Proudest Blue Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ibtihaj Muhammad
Editor: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0316518980
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The Proudest Blue by Ibtihaj Muhammad Summary

THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! A powerful, vibrantly illustrated story about the first day of school--and two sisters on one's first day of hijab--by Olympic medalist and social justice activist Ibtihaj Muhammad. With her new backpack and light-up shoes, Faizah knows the first day of school is going to be special. It's the start of a brand new year and, best of all, it's her older sister Asiya's first day of hijab--a hijab of beautiful blue fabric, like the ocean waving to the sky. But not everyone sees hijab as beautiful, and in the face of hurtful, confusing words, Faizah will find new ways to be strong. Paired with Hatem Aly's beautiful, whimsical art, Olympic medalist Ibtihaj Muhammad and Morris Award finalist S.K. Ali bring readers an uplifting, universal story of new experiences, the unbreakable bond between siblings, and of being proud of who you are.

Amy Wu and the Perfect Bao

Amy Wu and the Perfect Bao Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Kat Zhang
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1534411348
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Amy Wu and the Perfect Bao by Kat Zhang Summary

Meet the funny, fierce, and fearless Amy Wu, who is determined to make a perfect bao bun today. Can she rise to the occasion? Amy loves to make bao with her family. But it takes skill to make the bao taste and look delicious. And her bao keep coming out all wrong. Then she has an idea that may give her a second chance…Will Amy ever make the perfect bao?

I Dream of Popo

I Dream of Popo Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Livia Blackburne
Editor: Roaring Brook Press
ISBN: 1250819954
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I Dream of Popo by Livia Blackburne Summary

From New York Times bestselling author Livia Blackburne and illustrator Julia Kuo, here is I Dream of Popo. This delicate, emotionally rich picture book celebrates a special connection that crosses time zones and oceans as Popo and her granddaughter hold each other in their hearts forever. I dream with Popo as she rocks me in her arms. I wave at Popo before I board my flight. I talk to Popo from across the sea. I tell Popo about my adventures. When a young girl and her family emigrate from Taiwan to America, she leaves behind her beloved popo, her grandmother. She misses her popo every day, but even if their visits are fleeting, their love is ever true and strong.

Leila in Saffron

Leila in Saffron Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Rukhsanna Guidroz
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1534425659
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Leila in Saffron by Rukhsanna Guidroz Summary

“Glorious.” —Kirkus Reviews A colorful journey of self-discovery and identity, this sweet, vibrant picture book follows young Leila as she visits her grandmother’s house for their weekly family dinner, and finds parts of herself and her heritage in the family, friends, and art around her. Sometimes I’m not sure if I like being me. When Leila looks in the mirror, she doesn’t know if she likes what she sees. But when her grandmother tells her the saffron beads on her scarf suit her, she feels a tiny bit better. So, Leila spends the rest of their family dinner night on the lookout for other parts of her she does like. Follow Leila’s journey as she uses her senses of sight, smell, taste, touch to seek out the characteristics that make up her unique identity, and finds reasons to feel proud of herself, just as she is.

Laxmi's Mooch

Laxmi's Mooch Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Shelly Anand
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1984815660
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Laxmi's Mooch by Shelly Anand Summary

A joyful, body-positive picture book about a young Indian American girl's journey to accept her body hair and celebrate her heritage after being teased about her mustache. Laxmi never paid much attention to the tiny hairs above her lip. But one day while playing farm animals at recess, her friends point out that her whiskers would make her the perfect cat. She starts to notice body hair all over--on her arms, legs, and even between her eyebrows. With her parents' help, Laxmi learns that hair isn't just for heads, but that it grows everywhere, regardless of gender. Featuring affirming text by Shelly Anand and exuberant, endearing illustrations by Nabi H. Ali, Laxmi's Mooch is a celebration of our bodies and our body hair, in whichever way they grow.

Here Is the World: A Year of Jewish Holidays

Here Is the World: A Year of Jewish Holidays Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Lesléa Newman
Editor: Abrams
ISBN: 1613126832
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Here Is the World: A Year of Jewish Holidays by Lesléa Newman Summary

Here is the world, ever changing and new, Spinning with joy at the wonder of you! Here Is the World is a joyous celebration of the Jewish holidays throughout the year for young children. Beginning with the weekly observance of Shabbat, readers join a family through the holidays and the corresponding seasons. From sounding the shofar on Rosh Hashanah to lighting the menorah for Chanukah to rattling a grogger for Purim, and on through the Jewish year, the joy and significance of each holiday beautifully come to life.In addition to the narrative text, there is a description of each holiday in the back matter along with an easy craft or recipe. Praise for Here is the World "Both lovely and eminently useful." --Kirkus Reviews "Illustrating the change of seasons, Gal’s charcoal and digital collage images effervesce with cheery colors, moving from the radiant gold, yellows, and reds of autumn to the greens and blues of spring—with a stop in snowy winter for Chanukah, of course." --Publishers Weekly

Cheerful Chick

Cheerful Chick Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Martha Brockenbrough
Editor: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 1338342568
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Cheerful Chick by Martha Brockenbrough Summary

A fabulously sunny picture book for the optimist in all of us (or the optimist we wish we could be!)

Our Favorite Day of the Year

Our Favorite Day of the Year Pdf/ePub eBook Author: A. E. Ali
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1481485644
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Our Favorite Day of the Year by A. E. Ali Summary

A heartwarming picture book following a group of boys from different backgrounds throughout the school year as they become the best of friends. Musa’s feeling nervous about his first day of school. He’s not used to being away from home and he doesn’t know any of the other kids in his class. And when he meets classmates Moisés, Mo, and Kevin, Musa isn’t sure they’ll have much in common. But over the course of the year, the four boys learn more about each other, the holidays they celebrate, their favorite foods, and what they like about school. The more they share with each other, the closer they become, until Musa can’t imagine any better friends. In this charming story of friendship and celebrating differences, young readers can discover how entering a new friendship with an open mind and sharing parts of yourself brings people together. And the calendar of holidays at the end of the book will delight children as they identify special events they can celebrate with friends throughout the year.

Oona

Oona Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Kelly DiPucchio
Editor: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0008508488
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Oona by Kelly DiPucchio Summary

Meet a brave little mermaid searching for a very special treasure in this heart-warming and gorgeously illustrated celebration of friendship, creativity and digging deep for determination!

The Most Beautiful Thing

The Most Beautiful Thing Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Kao Kalia Yang
Editor: Lerner Digital ™
ISBN: 1728439256
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A beautiful and touching true story about a refugee family and a girl whose grandmother helps her find beauty in a most unexpected way

Free as a Bird

Free as a Bird Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Lina Maslo
Editor: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0063063255
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Free as a Bird by Lina Maslo Summary

The inspiring true story of Malala Yousafzai, human rights activist and the youngest ever winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, from debut author/illustrator Lina Maslo. Celebrate the power of one young woman speaking up for change with Free as a Bird. This beautiful nonfiction picture book is perfect for sharing at home or in the classroom. When Malala Yousafzai was born, some people shook their heads because girls were considered bad luck. But her father looked into her eyes and knew she could do anything. In Pakistan, some believed girls should not be educated. But Malala and her father were not afraid. She secretly went to school and spoke up for education in her country. And even though an enemy tried to silence her powerful voice, she would not keep quiet. Malala traveled around the world to speak to girls and boys, to teachers, reporters, presidents, and queens—to anyone who would listen—and advocated for the right to education and equality of opportunity for every person. She would shout so that those without a voice could be heard. So everyone could be as free as a bird. Free as a Bird is the inspiring true story of a fearless girl and the father who taught her to soar. A unique way to celebrate the power of a young woman, and to honor a father who strives to let his daughter shine.

May Your Life Be Deliciosa

May Your Life Be Deliciosa Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Michael Genhart
Editor: Abrams
ISBN: 1647005175
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May Your Life Be Deliciosa by Michael Genhart Summary

A delicious and fortifying picture book inspired by the author’s family, featuring the Mexican tradition of holiday tamale-making “What is the recipe?” I ask. Abuela laughs. “It is in my heart, Rosie. I use mis ojos, my eyes, to measure. Mis manos, my hands, to feel. Mi boca, my mouth, to taste. My abuela gave it to me, and I am giving it to you.” Each year on Christmas Eve, Rosie’s abuela, mamá, tía, sister, and cousins all gather together in Abuela’s kitchen to make tamales—cleaning corn husks, chopping onions and garlic, roasting chilis, kneading cornmeal dough, seasoning the filling, and folding it all—and tell stories. Rosie learns from her abuela not only how to make a delicious tamale, but how to make a delicious life, one filled with love, plenty of spice, and family.

Bringing In the New Year

Bringing In the New Year Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Grace Lin
Editor: Dragonfly Books
ISBN: 0375987045
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Bringing In the New Year by Grace Lin Summary

This exuberant story follows a Chinese American family as they prepare for the Lunar New Year. Each member of the family lends a hand as they sweep out the dust of the old year, hang decorations, and make dumplings. Then it’s time to put on new clothes and celebrate with family and friends. There will be fireworks and lion dancers, shining lanterns, and a great, long dragon parade to help bring in the Lunar New Year. And the dragon parade in our book is extra long–on a surprise fold-out page at the end of the story. Grace Lin’s artwork is a bright and gloriously patterned celebration in itself! And her story is tailor-made for reading aloud.

We Are Water Protectors

We Are Water Protectors Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Carole Lindstrom
Editor: Roaring Brook Press
ISBN: 1250780993
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We Are Water Protectors by Carole Lindstrom Summary

Winner oF the 2021 Caldecott Medal Inspired by the many Indigenous-led movements across North America, We Are Water Protectors issues an urgent rallying cry to safeguard the Earth’s water from harm and corruption—a bold and lyrical picture book written by Carole Lindstrom and vibrantly illustrated by Michaela Goade. Water is the first medicine. It affects and connects us all . . . When a black snake threatens to destroy the Earth And poison her people’s water, one young water protector Takes a stand to defend Earth’s most sacred resource.

Sugar in Milk

Sugar in Milk Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Thrity Umrigar
Editor: Running Press Kids
ISBN: 0762495219
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Sugar in Milk by Thrity Umrigar Summary

A timely and timeless picture book about immigration, refugees, acceptance, and tolerance from a bestselling author. STARRED KIRKUS REVIEW! When I first came to this country, I felt so alone. A young immigrant girl joins her aunt and uncle in a new country that is unfamiliar to her. She struggles with loneliness, with a fierce longing for the culture and familiarity of home, until one day, her aunt takes her on a walk. As the duo strolls through their city park, the girl's aunt begins to tell her an old myth, and a story within the story begins. A long time ago, a group of refugees arrived on a foreign shore. The local king met them, determined to refuse their request for refuge. But there was a language barrier, so the king filled a glass with milk and pointed to it as a way of saying that the land was full and couldn't accommodate the strangers. Then, the leader of the refugees dissolved sugar in the glass of milk. His message was clear: Like sugar in milk, our presence in your country will sweeten your lives. The king embraced the refugee, welcoming him and his people. The folktale depicted in this book was a part of author Thrity Umrigar's Zoroastrian upbringing as a Parsi child in India, but resonates for children of all backgrounds, especially those coming to a new homeland.

The Rice in the Pot Goes Round and Round

The Rice in the Pot Goes Round and Round Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Wendy Wan-Long Shang
Editor: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 1338774891
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The Rice in the Pot Goes Round and Round by Wendy Wan-Long Shang Summary

Sing along to this delicious twist on "The Wheels on the Bus" and celebrate the food, laughter, and love of a multigenerational family meal! * "Artfully brings an authentic expression of family love...an utterly charming [twist] to a familiar tune." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review The rice in the pot goes round and round, Round and round, round and round, The rice in the pot goes round and round At the table where my family gathers round... At the table where this family gathers, they share food, laughter, and, most of all, love. Readers of all ages are sure to delight in this joyful, expressive sing-along, slurping noodles, squishing tofu, and tapping chopsticks as they sing along to this familiar tune. Rhythmic text from The Great Wall of Lucy Wu author and Asian/Pacific American Library Association Award winner Wendy Wan-Long Shang, and vibrant, playful illustrations from artist Lorian Tu bring this heartwarming, mouth-watering story to life. Informative back matter includes a food glossary and etiquette guidelines that are sure to delight and engage young readers.

Home Is in Between

Home Is in Between Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mitali Perkins
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
ISBN: 0374389446
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Home Is in Between by Mitali Perkins Summary

In the timely yet timeless picture book Home Is in Between, critically acclaimed author Mitali Perkins and illustrator Lavanya Naidu describe the experience of navigating multiple cultures and embracing the complex but beautiful home in between. Shanti misses the warm monsoon rains in India. Now in America, she watches fall leaves fly past her feet. Still, her family’s apartment feels like a village: Mama cooking luchi, funny stories in Bangla, and Baba’s big laugh. But outside, everything is different – trick-or-treating, ballet class, and English books. Back and forth, Shanti trudges between her two worlds. She remembers her village and learns her new town. She watches Bollywood movies at home and Hollywood movies with her friends. She is Indian. She is also American. How should she define home?

Wishes

Wishes Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Muon Thi Van
Editor: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 1338792865
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Wishes by Muon Thi Van Summary

An arresting, poetic journey and a moving reflection on immigration, family, and home, from an acclaimed creative team. Wishes tells the powerful, honest story about one Vietnamese family's search for a new home on the other side of the world, and the long-lasting and powerful impact that makes on the littlest member of the family. Inspired by actual events in the author's life, this is a narrative that is both timely and timeless. Told through the eyes of a young girl, the story chronicles a family's difficult and powerful journey to pack up what they can carry and to leave their world behind, traveling to a new and unknown place in a crowded boat. With sparse, poetic, and lyrical text from acclaimed author Muon Thi Van, thoughtful back matter about the author's connection to the story, and luminous, stunning illustrations from Forbes 30 Under 30 honoree Victo Ngai, Wishes tells a powerful and timely story in a gentle and approachable way for young children and their families.With themes of kindness, bravery, hope, and love running throughout, Wishes is a must-have book for every child's bookshelf.

Amy Wu and the Patchwork Dragon

Amy Wu and the Patchwork Dragon Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Kat Zhang
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 153446364X
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Amy Wu and the Patchwork Dragon by Kat Zhang Summary

In this sweet and brightly illustrated picture book, Amy Wu must craft a dragon unlike any other to share with her class at school in this unforgettable follow-up to Amy Wu and the Perfect Bao. Amy loves craft time at school. But when her teacher asks everyone to make their own dragon, Amy feels stuck. Her first dragon has a long, wingless body, stag-like horns, and eagle claws, but her friends don’t think it’s a real dragon. Then she makes dragons like theirs, but none of them feels quite right...None of them feels like hers. After school, a story from Grandma sparks new inspiration, and Amy rounds up her family to help her. Together, can they make Amy’s perfect dragon?

Beautifully Me

Beautifully Me Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Nabela Noor
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1534485880
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From designer, creator, and self-love advocate Nabela Noor (@Nabela) comes a much-needed picture book about loving yourself just as you are. Meet Zubi: a joyful Bangladeshi girl excited about her first day of school. But when Zubi sees her mother frowning in the mirror and talking about being “too big,” she starts to worry about her own body and how she looks. As her day goes on, she hears more and more people being critical of each other’s and their own bodies, until her outburst over dinner leads her family to see what they’ve been doing wrong—and to help Zubi see that we can all make the world a more beautiful place by being beautifully ourselves.

The Deep & Dark Blue

The Deep & Dark Blue Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Niki Smith
Editor: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0316486027
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The Deep & Dark Blue by Niki Smith Summary

The Witch Boy meets The Legend of Korra in this breathtaking, epic graphic novel. After a terrible political coup usurps their noble house, Hawke and Grayson flee to stay alive and assume new identities, Hanna and Grayce. Desperation and chance lead them to the Communion of Blue, an order of magical women who spin the threads of reality to their will. As the twins learn more about the Communion, and themselves, they begin to hatch a plan to avenge their family and retake their royal home. While Hawke wants to return to his old life, Grayce struggles to keep the threads of her new life from unraveling, and realizes she wants to stay in the one place that will allow her to finally live as a girl. This title will be simultaneously available in paperback.

Grandpa Green

Grandpa Green Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Lane Smith
Editor: Roaring Brook Press
ISBN: 1429962968
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Grandpa Green by Lane Smith Summary

From the creator of the national bestseller It's a Book comes this Caldecott Honor Book, a timeless story of family history, legacy, and love. Grandpa Green wasn't always a gardener. He was a farmboy and a kid with chickenpox and a soldier and, most of all, an artist. In this captivating new picture book, readers follow Grandpa Green's great-grandson into a garden he created, a fantastic world where memories are handed down in the fanciful shapes of topiary trees and imagination recreates things forgotten. In his most enigmatic and beautiful work to date, Lane Smith explores aging, memory, and the bonds of family history and love; by turns touching and whimsical, it's a stunning picture book that parents and grandparents will be sharing with children for years to come. This title has Common Core connections. Grandpa Green is a Publishers Weekly Best Children's Picture Books title for 2011. One of School Library Journal's Best Picture Books of 2011.

Crouching Tiger

Crouching Tiger Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ying Chang Compestine
Editor: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 1536221570
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Crouching Tiger by Ying Chang Compestine Summary

“Poignant but not treacly, Crouching Tiger deals with an immigrant child’s conflicting emotions toward a grandparent from the old country . . . . Nascimbene’s delicate ink and watercolor illustrations are exquisite.” — The New York Times Book Review Vinson is very excited when his grandfather comes from China for a visit. When Grandpa practices tai chi in the garden, Vinson asks to learn, hoping it will be like kung fu, full of kicks and punches. But tai chi is slow and still, and Vinson quickly gets bored. He can’t understand why Grandpa insists on calling him by his Chinese name, Ming Da, or why he has to wear a traditional Chinese jacket to the Chinese New Year parade. But as the parade assembles, Vinson sees the respect his grandfather commands and starts to realize just how cool his grandfather might be.

When Lola Visits

When Lola Visits Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Michelle Sterling
Editor: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0063089726
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When Lola Visits by Michelle Sterling Summary

Four starred reviews! In an evocative picture book brimming with the scents, tastes, and traditions that define a young girl’s summer with her grandmother, debut author Michelle Sterling and illustrator Aaron Asis come together to celebrate the gentle bonds of familial love that span oceans and generations. For one young girl, summer is the season of no school, of days spent at the pool, and of picking golden limes off the trees. But summer doesn’t start until her lola—her grandmother from the Philippines—comes for her annual visit. Summer is special. For her lola fills the house with the aroma of mango jam, funny stories of baking mishaps, and her quiet sweet singing in Tagalog. And in turn, her granddaughter brings Lola to the beach, to view fireworks at the park, and to catch fish at their lake. When Lola visits, the whole family gathers to cook and eat and share in their happiness of another season spent together. Yet as summer transitions to fall, her lola must return home—but not without a surprise for her granddaughter to preserve their special summer a bit longer. * BookPage Best Books of the Year * The New York Public Library's Best Books of the Year * Kirkus Best Books of the Year * An ALSC Notable Children's Book of the Year * A CCBC Choices Pick of the Year *

God Loves You, Little Peanut

God Loves You, Little Peanut Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Annette Bourland
Editor: Zonderkidz
ISBN: 0310766613
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God Loves You, Little Peanut by Annette Bourland Summary

God Loves You, Little Peanut is a heartwarming premium picture book about the deep bond between a parent, grandparent, or any loved one and their little one. From playtime to bedtime, silly time to cuddle time—the sweet rhymes and adorable illustrations show many different wonderful moments shared with a child, reminding boys and girls how special they are and how much they are loved. Little Peanut there’s so much to know. At night we’ll share stories or maybe tall tales of giants and lizards and huge talking whales. God Loves You, Little Peanut: Is perfect for fans of authors like Nancy Tillman (On the Night You Were Born) and Sam McBratney (Guess How Much I Love You) Makes a wonderful gift for Father’s Day, a new baby, baptism, birthday, or any occasion to show your child or grandchild they will always be your little peanut Is a premium picture book featuring a cuddly and engaging cover and adorable animals throughout

Ling & Ting

Ling & Ting Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Grace Lin
Editor: LB Kids
ISBN: 0316400858
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Ling & Ting by Grace Lin Summary

Ling and Ting are twins. They have the same brown eyes. They have the same pink cheeks. They have the same happy smiles. Ling and Ting are two adorable identical twins, and they stick together, whether they are making dumplings, getting their hair cut, or practicing magic tricks. But looks are deceiving--people can be very different, even if they look exactly the same.

Integrating Social and Emotional Learning with Content

Integrating Social and Emotional Learning with Content Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Katherine Kapustka,Sarah Bright
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1000548368
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Integrating Social and Emotional Learning with Content by Katherine Kapustka,Sarah Bright Summary

Integrating Social and Emotional Learning with Content builds a framework for creatively and effectively using picture books to integrate social and emotional learning (SEL) with teaching across content areas. Thoughtful book choices in mixed-ability early elementary classrooms have the power to not only support gifted students as they develop academically, but also to provide an opportunity to address their unique social and emotional needs, such as asynchronous development and an early awareness of complex and challenging issues in their lives and the world at large. Picture books are an invaluable tool for this work because the characters, topics, and settings increasingly represent and celebrate the lived experiences of diverse student populations, supporting culturally responsive teaching. Packed with lesson plans, book lists, and more, this book is perfect for teachers in gifted and mixed-ability classrooms as well as homeschooling parents looking to help their children make meaningful connections between their culture, languages, and lived experiences and the academic content and SEL skills they are being taught in the classroom.

Mindy Kim Makes a Splash!

Mindy Kim Makes a Splash! Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Lyla Lee
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1534489053
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Mindy Kim Makes a Splash! by Lyla Lee Summary

Fresh off the Boat meets Junie B. Jones in this adorable chapter book series following Mindy Kim, a young Asian American girl—in this eighth novel, Mindy learns to swim. Mindy Kim can’t wait to learn how to swim with her best friend, Sally! But during her first swim lesson, Mindy isn’t so sure she can keep up. With a little help from Sally and Theodore the Mutt, can Mindy learn how to make a splash?

Mindy Kim and the Trip to Korea

Mindy Kim and the Trip to Korea Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Lyla Lee
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1534488960
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Mindy Kim and the Trip to Korea by Lyla Lee Summary

Fresh off the Boat meets Junie B. Jones in the adorable chapter book series following Mindy Kim, a young Asian American Girl—in this fifth novel, Mindy goes to South Korea! Mindy is super excited to go to South Korea to visit her grandparents! She has never taken such a big trip before, and she can’t wait to see her family again. Plus, Dad’s girlfriend, Julie, is also going to meet the family for the first time. Mindy and Julie decide to make a traditional Korean meal for the family as a thank-you for hosting. But after a few mishaps, Mindy fears they are cooking up a big disaster in the kitchen! Can Mindy and Julie make sure their meal passes the most important taste test of them all?

Shake Up Shared Reading [Grades PreK-3]

Shake Up Shared Reading [Grades PreK-3] Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Maria Walther
Editor: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1071872214
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Shake Up Shared Reading [Grades PreK-3] by Maria Walther Summary

The joyful path from rich read-aloud experiences toward supporting young readers’ independence. When young readers join their voices together in shared reading, their literacy skills and confidence soar. Shared reading surrounds students with the language of stories and the delight of learning in community. In Shake Up Shared Reading, veteran teacher Maria Walther offers teachers a simple but robust scaffolding for moving from teacher-led demonstration of read aloud to student-led discovery of literacy skills—across the bridge of shared reading. This easily adaptable structure features short, targeted bursts of shared reading that are connected to and planned as a follow-up to a read-aloud experience. The resource includes: Read-aloud experiences drawn from 50 recently published works of children’s literature from varied voices, that provide the foundation for the short, intensive shared reading interactions that follow. 100 short, laser-focused bursts of shared reading, two for each title, that invite students to dig deeper, with a precise aim in mind—perfect for a variety of learning contexts including virtual settings. Key vocabulary, kid-friendly definitions, along with a Nudge Toward Independence section for each shared reading interaction help teachers connect shared reading to guided reading lessons and students’ independent literacy learning. A companion website offering reproducibles and a Learning Target Chart that gives an at-a-glance view of every read aloud learning target and shared reading focus, along related titles and additional links. Let the power of a read aloud and shared reading lead your students to read, talk, ponder, and react on the way to becoming joyful, independent readers.

Mindy Kim and the Yummy Seaweed Business

Mindy Kim and the Yummy Seaweed Business Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Lyla Lee
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1534440089
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Mindy Kim and the Yummy Seaweed Business by Lyla Lee Summary

Fresh Off the Boat meets Junie B. Jones in this first novel in an adorable new chapter book series about Mindy Kim, a young Asian American girl who is starting a snack business! Mindy Kim just wants three things: 1. A puppy! 2. To fit in at her new school 3. For her dad to be happy again But, getting all three of the things on her list is a lot trickier than she thought it would be. On her first day of school, Mindy’s school snack of dried seaweed isn’t exactly popular at the lunch table. Luckily, her new friend, Sally, makes the snacks seem totally delicious to Mindy’s new classmates, so they decide to start the Yummy Seaweed Business to try and raise money for that puppy! When another student decides to try and sabotage their business, Mindy loses more than she bargained for—and wonders if she’ll ever fit in. Will Mindy be able to overcome her uncertainty and find the courage to be herself?

Mindy Kim and the Lunar New Year Parade

Mindy Kim and the Lunar New Year Parade Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Lyla Lee
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1534440127
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Mindy Kim and the Lunar New Year Parade by Lyla Lee Summary

Fresh Off the Boat meets Junie B. Jones in this second novel in an adorable new chapter book series about Mindy Kim, a young Asian American girl who is getting ready to celebrate Lunar New Year! Mindy is excited to celebrate the Lunar New Year! Even though it’s the first one without her mom, Mindy is determined to enjoy the day. She decides to make traditional Korean New Year food, a rice cake soup that’s her favorite. But things aren’t going quite to plan, and the celebration doesn’t feel the same as it did before. With the help of her family and friends, can Mindy find a way to still enjoy her old holiday traditions, and create new ones along the way?

Mindy Kim and the Birthday Puppy

Mindy Kim and the Birthday Puppy Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Lyla Lee
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1534440151
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Mindy Kim and the Birthday Puppy by Lyla Lee Summary

Fresh off the Boat meets Junie B. Jones in this third novel in an adorable chapter book series about Mindy Kim, a young Asian American girl who wants a puppy for her birthday! All Mindy Kim has ever wanted is a puppy of her very own. After all, having all the toy dog plushies in the world isn’t quite the same thing as a real one! She wants a dog to take on walks, teach tricks, and cuddle with. She knows she has what it takes to be the perfect pet owner, and she thinks a dog would be a perfect gift for her upcoming birthday. But her dad isn’t so sure she’s ready for the big responsibility. Can Mindy prove to her dad that she can handle a new addition to the Kim household?

Mindy Kim and the Big Pizza Challenge

Mindy Kim and the Big Pizza Challenge Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Lyla Lee
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1534488995
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Mindy Kim and the Big Pizza Challenge by Lyla Lee Summary

Fresh off the Boat meets Junie B. Jones in this adorable chapter book series following Mindy Kim, a young Asian American girl—in this sixth novel, Mindy enters a delicious pizza competition! Mindy Kim loves food—from her beloved Korean staples to pizza! When a local pizza place advertises a trivia competition, Mindy can’t believe that the big prize is unlimited pizza for a whole year! Mindy is confident she and her dad can take the top spot. But Dad is worried he might not understand all the cultural references. And he wants Mindy to know that the most important thing is to always try your best, even if you don’t win. Can Mindy and her Dad have fun together, win or lose?

Kiss Me in Paris

Kiss Me in Paris Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Catherine Rider
Editor: Kids Can Press Ltd
ISBN: 1525301705
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Kiss Me in Paris by Catherine Rider Summary

The delightful follow-up to Kiss Me in New York. Serena Fuentes won’t waste one moment of her whirlwind trip to Paris. She has it all mapped out, right down to the photos she will take, and the last thing she wants is a change in plans. Yet suddenly she’s touring the city with Jean-Luc, a French friend of her sister’s boyfriend. He has to take pictures of his own if he ever hopes to pass his photography class, and his project totally slows Serena down. One minute they’re bickering, the next minute they’re bonding … and soon they’re exploring corners of Paris together that Serena never imagined. Could they also be falling in love?

A Heart in the Dark

A Heart in the Dark Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mad Dog
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 152452364X
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A Heart in the Dark by Mad Dog Summary

Dedicated to my parents, who have always been so supportive, and to my friends Becca, Autumn, A-Game, Danielle, Dave, and Lucy, who took time to read my works. And, Bob, without your help, I wouldnt have been able to start this book. Its a book. What more can I say? I hope you enjoy it.

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