Category Archives: Folklore / multicultural

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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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

HIROMI’S HANDS Written and Illustrated by:  Lynne Barasch Published by:   Lee and Low Books Inc Ages:  6 and up Theme:  determination, cultural diversity, family, belief, hard work, goals, NonFiction Opening Lines:  The day my parents, Akira and Kaoru Suzuki, left … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

Finding Joy Author:  Marion Coste Illustrated by:  Young Chen Published by:  Boyds Mills Press Ages:   6 and up Theme:   multicultural, adoption, family Opening Lines:   When Shu-Li was born, her mother and father cried.  They wrapped her in a soft red … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

In tribute to Universal Children’s Day, to do my bit in promoting the welfare of children in the world by posting books which focus on multicultural/multiracial issues, human rights, and/or children who have helped to change the world in some … Continue reading

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“PERFECT PICTURE BOOK” – FRIDAY

Its Back, its Back , YAY, YAY….  she says jumping around her living room…. LOL  yes “Perfect Picture Book Friday” is back and we can enjoy once again, spending many hours blog hopping from Susanna’s blog enjoying reading from a wonderful … Continue reading

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‘PERFECT PICTURE BOOK’ – FRIDAY

In keeping with my travel through Aotearoa this week I thought I would share this Legend told in picture book with you… ‘PAIKEA’ Retold and illustrated by:  Robyn Kahukiwa Published by:  Puffin Books   the Penquin Group  NZ Ages:  4 – 8 … Continue reading

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“Wander with me in Aotearoa”

It seemed fitting somehow to continue this week with my wanderings down country as I celebrate one of my Hubber friends publication on uTales  (with a fun post and book review coming soon.) We last visited Mount Maunganui and the Jazz Festival … Continue reading

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1 Million Books for Gambia

As promised Miranda is back to guest post here again.  This time to talk about her venture into her Project called “1 Million Books for Gambia.”                                          An Unfinished Story By Miranda Paul Stepping into a new classroom is a nerve-wracking … Continue reading

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“Remember to take Notes when on Guided Tour”

A couple of posts on Facebook a while back had me thinking of my time in Prague, back in 2005. My Husband and I had visited there for three very short days after spending much of our time with friends … Continue reading

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“A walk with me in Aotearoa” part 6

Well hope you all had a wonderful Easter break!  I know I sure did.  After one of our crappiest summers ever, this past Easter weekend was one of a kind.  Beautifully hot, clear blue sky and a very light breeze … Continue reading

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