Posts tagged with cultural_differences

Just Plain Fancy

Author / Illustrator: Patricia Polacco Realism Age Range/Level Recommendation:  4 – 9 yrs. Summary:  Naomi, a young Amish girl, longs to have something fancy in her life. One day as she and her sister are searching the field for eggs, they stumble upon a peculiar-looking one. The girls slip the egg into hen house and […]

Latkes, Latkes, Good to Eat: A Chanukah Story

Author / Illustrator: Naomi Howland Folktale Age Range/Level Recommendation:  4-8 yrs. Summary: Sadie and her four little brothers are very poor and always hungry. On the first night of Chanukah, Sadie is kind to an old woman, and in turn receives a frying pan that cooks up sizzling hot, golden latkes when she says the special words. […]

Published in: Folktale on January 1, 2012 at4:36 pm Comments (0)
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My First Kwanzaa Book

Author / Illustrator: Deborah Chocolate / Cal Massey Informational Age Range/Level Recommendation: 4 – 9 yrs. Summary: When you celebrate Kwanzaa the last week of December is a time to dress up in African clothes and gather together with relatives from all over the country to celebrate our heritage. Themes/Tags: African culture, celebrations, family, heritage Questions: […]

Raven: A Trickster Tale from the Pacific Northwest

Author / Illustrator: Gerald McDermott Folktale Grade Range/Level Recommendation: middle reader (4-8 yrs.) Caldecott Honor Book ALA Notable Children’s Book Boston Globe – Horn Book Honor New York Public Library: 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing Summary:  Raven, in Native American tradition is a powerful trickster. In this tale Raven feels sorry for those who […]

Published in: Folktale on September 9, 2011 at2:45 pm Comments (0)
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Morning Girl

Author / Illustrator: Michael Dorris Historical Fiction Grade Range/Level Recommendation: middle reader (7-12 yrs.) Scott O’Dell Award for historical fiction Summary: Morning Girl is a story about the life a young Native girl and her brother, told in the first-person, from each of their perspectives in alternating chapters. The story is set in the islands […]

Published in: Fiction, Historical on July 17, 2011 at6:50 pm Comments (0)
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Bread Bread Bread

Author / Illustrator: Ann Morris / photographs by Ken Heyman Realism Grade Range/Level Recommendation: middle reader (3-8 yrs.) Summary: Photographs introduce the reader to the different kinds of  breads of the world and the people who eat them. Themes: basic human concern Questions: Name some different kinds of bread Why was the girl carrying bread […]

Published in: Informational, Nonfiction, Picture Book, Realism on July 13, 2011 at9:20 pm Comments (0)

Big Red Lollipop

Author / Illustrator: Rukhsana Khan / Sophie Blackall Realism Fiction Grade Range/Level Recommendation: young reader (4-7) 2011 Golden Kite Award for best picture book text 2011 Charlotte Zolotow Award for best picture book text Bank Street College Best Books of the Year 2011, under 5 category Kirkus list of 2010 Best Children’s Books Nominated for […]

Published in: Fiction, Picture Book, Realism on July 9, 2011 at8:43 pm Comments (0)
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