Category Archives: Folklore / multicultural

“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

Fly Free! Written by:   Roseanne Thong Illustrated by: Enjin Kim Neilan Published by: Boyds Mills Press 2009 Ages: 7 – 9 years Theme: kindness, karma, paying it forward Opening Lines: It was early morning, and the sun had just risen … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

Easter Eggs for Anya – A Ukrainian Celebration of New Life in Christ Written by: Virginia Kroll Illustrated by: Sally Wern Comport Published by:   Zonderkidz (January 23, 2007) Age:   4 – 7 years Series: Traditions of faith from around the … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

No English Written by: Jacqueline Jules Illustrated by: Amy Huntington Published by: Mitten Press, Imprint of Ann Arbor Media Group LLC 2007 Ages: 5 – 10 years Theme:   cross-culture friendship, misunderstanding Opening sentence: “No English,” the new girl said, shaking … Continue reading

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“PERFECT PICTURE BOOK” – Friday

The Red Sash Written by:   Jean E. Pendziwol Illustrated by:   Nicolas Debon Published by:   A Groundwood Book House of Anansi Press, Toronto.  2005 Ages:   5 – 8 years Theme:   historical fiction, courage, strength, multicultural Opening Sentences:  The sun is rising … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

  The Pipi Swing Author:  Sarona Aiono-Iosefa Illustrated by:  Bruce Potter Published by:  Reed Publishing Ltd 2007 Age: 4 – 8yrs Theme:  family, fun, death and moving on. Opening lines:  “Grandpa’s up to his old tricks again, Mai!” I called to … Continue reading

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Christmas Blessings and Best Wishes for 2014

Nga mihi o te Kirihimete ki a koe  (Christmas geetings to you. It comes but once a year and wherever you are no doubt you will be celebrating it in some form or another.  For some it’s the finishing of school or business … Continue reading

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“PERFECT PICTURE BOOK” – FRIDAY

  The Little Refugee Written by:  Anh Do and Suzanne Do Illustrated by:  Bruce Whatley Pubished by:  Allen & Unwin  2011 Ages:  5 – 7 years Theme:  Hope, believe, faith Opening Lines:  I was born in a faraway country called … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

  Minji’s Salon By:  Eun-hee Choung Published by:  Kane/Miller Book Pub (March 1, 2008) Age:  3 – 6 years Theme:   girls, patience, imagination, multicultural Opening Lines:  Good morning, madam.  What would you like today? Synopsis:  When Minji’s  mother heads to the … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

Kami and the Yaks Author:  Andrea Stenn Stryer Illustrated by:  Bert Dodson Published by:   Bay Otter Press, Palo Alto, California.  2007 Age:  5 – 8 years Theme:  communication, resourcefulness, deafness, strength and courage Opening Lines:   High in a land where winds … Continue reading

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A Private Journal of a South American Adventure : Part 3

“Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrh!”  Well you would scream too!  Sitting on top of an open top Army truck, through  jungle on the Argentine side, they decide to take a photo stop right underneath huge, and I mean (right across the track huge) spider … Continue reading

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