Monday, October 16, 2006

Picture and Fiction Books!

Rosenbaum, Andria Warmflash. A Grandma Like Yours/A Grandpa Like Yours. Kar-Ben Publishing 2006.
Illustrated by Barb Bjornson
j E Ros
Read a story about grandmothers and then flip the book to read about grandfathers!

Asare, Meshack. Sosu's Call. Kane/Miller Book Publishers, 2002.
j FIC Asa
The villagers think that Sosu, a boy whose legs do not work, is bad luck. Can he find a way to prove them wrong?! This title won the 1999 First Prize for UNESCO-Children's and Youth's Literature in the Service of Tolerance.

Borden, Louise. Across the Blue Pacific: A World War II Story. Houghton Mifflin Company, 2006.
Illustrated by Robert Andrew Parker
j FIC Bor
A young girl remembers a friend lost at sea in World War II.

Carling, Amelia Lau. Mama and Papa Have a Store. Dial Books for Young Readers, 1998.
j FIC Car
A young girl tells us what takes place at her parent's Chinese store in Guatemala City.

Choi, Yangsook. Peach Heaven. Frances Foster Books, 2005.
j FIC Cho
A little girl enjoys juicy peaches but also realizes the importance of the farmers who grow the fruits in this title.

Crunk, Tony. Railroad John and the Red Rock Run. Peachtree, 2006.
Illustrated by Michael Austin
j FIC Cru
Will Railroad John make it on time to Wildcat Annie's wedding?!

Daly, Niki. Once Upon a Time. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2003.
j FIC Dal
Little Sarie learns about the joy of reading from her Aunt Anna and a familiar tale.

Diouf, Sylviane A. Bintou's Braids. Chronicle Books, 2001.
Illustrated by Shane W. Evans
j FIC Dio
A charming story about a young woman who desperately wants braids, not cornrows, in her hair.

Egan, Tim. Roasted Peanuts. Houghton Mifflin Company, 2006.
j FIC Ega
Friends Sam and Jackson become baseball legends for different reasons in this title from the author of Serious Farm.

Gower, Catherine. Long-Long's New Year. Tuttle Publishing, 2005.
Illustrated by He Zhihong
j FIC Gow
Will Long-Long and Grandpa sell enough cabbage to provide for their family's New Year celebration?!

Khan, Rukhsana. The Roses In My Carpets. Fitzhenry & Whiteside,1998.
Illustrated by Ronald Himler
j FIC Kha
A heartfelt tale about life as a refugee.

Kimmel, Eric A. Blackbeard's Last Fight. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2006.
Illustrated by Leonard Everett Fisher
j FIC Kim
An exciting story about pirates and sailors and a big battle!

Lester, Alison. Are We There Yet?: A Journey Around Australia. Kane/Miller Book Publishers, 2005.
j FIC Les
Take a trip down under!

Polacco, Patricia. Rotten Richie and the Ultimate Dare. Philomel Books, 2006.
j FIC Pol
Can a hockey loving brother and his ballerina sister trade places and succeed?!

Spirin, Gennady. Martha. Philomel Books, 2005.
j FIC Spi
A beautifully illustrated and written story about an injured crow that becomes part of the family.

Stuve-Bodeen, Stephanie. Babu's Song. Lee & Low Books, Inc., 2003.
Illustrated by Aaron Boyd
j FIC Stu
Will Bernardi sell his treasured music box so he can buy a brand new soccer ball?

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