Category Archives: Multicultural

Hedgie’s Surprise by Jan Brett, Jan Brett (Illustrator)

Synopsis Jan Brett‘s beloved character Hedgie stars in this charming story about a little Tomten who gets tired of porridge for breakfast and starts stealing Henny’s eggs. But Henny wants a brood of chicks and she needs her eggs. With … Continue reading

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One Green Apple byEve Bunting,Ted Lewin (Illustrator)

Synopsis Farah feels alone, even when surrounded by her classmates. She listens and nods but doesn’t speak. It’s hard being the new kid in school, especially when you’re from another country and don’t know the language. Then, on a field … Continue reading

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Skippyjon Jones byJudy Schachner,Judy Schachner (Illustrator)

Synopsis My name is Skippito Friskito.
I fear not a single bandito.
My manners are mellow,
I’m sweet like the Jell-O,
I get the job done, yes indeed-o.
Skippyjon Jones is no ordinary kitten. Oh, no. . . .He’s actually El Skippito, a great sword-fighter … Continue reading

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Anne Frank by Josephine Poole

Synopsis The life of Anne Frank, from birth until being taken from the hidden attic by the Nazis, is presented in this haunting, meticulously researched picture book. It is a compelling yet easy-to-understand “first” introduction to the Holocaust as witnessed … Continue reading

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1,000 years ago on planet earth by Sneed B Collard III

Synopsis At the dawn of the third millennium we know more about our amazing planet than ever before. But what did the world look like one thousand years ago? This eye-opening book takes readers back a thousand years in time … Continue reading

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Minty by Alan Schroeder, Jerry Pinkney (Illustrator)

Synopsis  This beautifully written book, illustrated by four-time Caldecott Honor recipient Jerry Pinkney, makes the story of Harriet Tubman’s childhood accessible to very young readers. As a young slave, nicknamed “Minty,” Harriet Tubman was a feisty and stubborn girl with … Continue reading

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Same Same but Different by Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw, Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw (Illustrator)

Synopsis Elliot lives in America, and Kailash lives in India. They are pen pals. By exchanging letters and pictures, they learn that they both love to climb trees, have pets, and go to school. Their worlds might look different, but … Continue reading

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