By Ellen Javernick, Illustrated by Colleen Madden (Two Lions – 2018)
If you tell someone that they can’t play with you, there’s no harm done, right? but what everybody said that? What if everybody forgot to be kind…and made fun of other kid’s artwork at school, or told a fib, or refused to share with a person in need? As exploring the power of words, this book shows us that the things we say matter.>>> This is the companion book to “What If Everybody Thought That?” by same author and illustrator.
誰かに一緒に遊べないと言っても、それは悪いことではないけど、もしもみんながそう言ったらどうなる？もしもみんなが親切心を忘れたら、、、学校で他の子が制作したアートを笑ったり、小さな嘘をついてみたり、助けが必要な子をのけ者にしたり、皆が同じように言ったらどうなる？発する言葉の影響を探りながら、言葉の使い方は大きな問題であることを教えてくれる。＞＞＞同じ作者イラストレーターによる“What If Everybody Thought That?” の姉妹本である。
By Patrice Karst, Illustrated by Joanne Lew-Vriethoff (Little, Brown and Company – 2018)
When Mom tells her two children that they’re all connected by an Invisible String, the children insist, “That’s impossible”. But they want to know more. She explains about an Invisible String made of love. Even though they can’t see it, they can feel it deep in their hearts and know that they are always connected to the ones you love. This joyful contemporary classic for all ages has helped comfort and heal countless readers by easing separation anxiety, loneliness, and loss, while also exploring the intangible yet unbreakable connections between us all.
By Bernadette Green, Illustrated by Anna Zobel（Scribble – 2020)
When Nicholas wants to know which of Elvi’s two moms is her real mom, she give him lots of clues. Her real mom is a circus performer, and a pirate, and she even teaches spiders the art of the web. But Nicholas still can’t work it our. Luckily, Elvi knows just how to explain it to her friend.
By Deloris Jordan with Roslyn M. Jordan, Illustrated by Kadir Nelson (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers – 2000)
Deloris Jordan, mother of the basketball phenomenon, teams up with her daughter Roslyn to tell this heart-warming and inspirational story that only the family member could tell. It’s a tale about faith and hope and how any family working together can help a child make his or her dreams come true.
BY Verla Kay, Illustrated by Kimberly Bulcken Root & Barry Root (G.P. Putnam’s Sons – 2010)
Small young men racing swift horses over the rough terrain of the western United States to deliver mail is a thrilling part of American history that lives large in the imagination of us. As telling us the story of communication history along with a family’s corresponding through cross-country letter, the book informs us how the Pony Express came to be and why it didn’t last.
It’s Levi’s first day at a new school, and he’s scared. Papa doesn’t know what to do, so he tells Levi, “Big boys don’t cry.” But the big boys in the world outside are telling him something different…. Come with Levi as he learns by example that it’s okay to cry. A beautiful story of father and son’ s connection.
Levi が新しい学校へ始めてゆく日、彼はとっても心配であった。どういたら良いか解らない父親は、「大きくなった男の子は泣かないんだよ。」と告げた。しかし、学校へ行く途中で、様々な大人の男性達が涙を流すのに Levi は出会い、涙を流すことを恐れなくなった。父親と息子の心温まる素敵な話である。
By Elizabeth Fitzgerald Howard, Illustrated by E. B. Lewis ( Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers – 2000)
Inspired of historical family story of the author. In the post-Civil War South, a young African American girl, Virgie, is determined to prove that she can go to school just like her older brothers. But her brothers keep saying she’s too little for the long, seven-miles walk, and that girls don’t need school. Virgie doesn’t agree, and she’s not going to let anything stand in her way. >>> The author’s note about the background of the story is on the last page.
Retold by Nicholas Ian, Illustrated by Mike Petrik, Music by Drew Temperante (Cantata Learning – 2017 ) www.cantatalearning.com
As counting number, reading text and sing along with included music, it captures the joy of different people work together. >>> CD is included. The instruction how to use the book and the music score are on the first and last pages.
Retold by Nicholas Ian, Illustrated by Misa Saburi, Music Arranged and Produced by Drew Temperante (Cantata Learning – 2017 ) www.cantatalearning.com
This book is talking about a teddy bear, and shows how to relate with own teddy bear as presenting different kids together. >>> The publisher encourages parents/teachers to read and sing with children, and music CD is included in this book.