By Ruth Doyle, Illustrated by Ashling Lindsay (Eerdmans Books – 2020)
Get ready for life! Planet earth has been waiting for the gift that is you and the hope you’re creating. With beautiful poem text and heartwarming illustration, this book tells about celebration of newly born baby boys to them and the universe.
For a bilingual girl and her mama a loving bound is about being together….and independent. Arthur Dorros’s skillful and subtle blend of English and Spanish narrative, illustrated bold, striking paintings by Rudy Gutierrez offers readers a poignant reminder that every day with Mama is sweet ! >>> Arthur Dorros’s books in SHI Collection is here.
A bilingual boy and his father, who only speaks Spanish, spend a day together. The young boy and his father may speak both Spanish, and understand English, but most important language they speak is the language of love. Arthur Dorros portrays the close bond between father and son, with lush paintings by Rudy Gutierrez. >>> Arthur Dorros’s books in SHI Collection is here.
As a young girl leads a cast of characters on a musical journey, they learn that they have the power to make changes – big or small- in their communities, and most importantly, in themselves. In this stirring, much anticipated picture book, anything is possible when our voices join together. >>> The author, Amanda Gorman is a presidential inaugural poet in 2021 and an activist.
With diverse characters and scenes featuring a range of different family relationships, this book shows kids that they will have help along the way to being strong and in control. Soothing and sweetly encouraging pages helps kids understand a range of emotions and highlights the benefit of developing inner strength and confidence in themselves. >>> Includes a note to parents and caregivers on the last pages.
By Kelly DiPucchio, Illustrated by Richard Egielski (Hyperion books for children – 2004)
Lady Liberty has welcomed immigrants to New York for more than one hundred years – but she’s never traveled beyond her island. She’s curious to see the country that has become home to the millions who have passed her torch. She takes readers on a one-of-a-kind trip across America. >>> History of the Statue of Liberty found in the Author’s note on the last page.
By Thomas Forster with Shari Siadat, Illustrated by Jami Gigot (Random House Studio – 2021)
In his classroom, Ben describes the twists and turns of his baller-dancer dad as he moves across the stage. To Ben, his daddy is more than just a dancer- he can fly! This ode to ballet and fatherly love, written by American Ballet Theatre principal dancer Thomas Forster and dancer educator Shari Siadat, is a beautiful story for any young ballet enthusiast and for who wants to know about baller. >>> The author’s note is on the last pages.
By Angela DiTerlizzi, Illustrated by Lorena Alvarez (Disney・Hyperion-2020)
New things can be tricky, but never you fret-it’s time to make friends with the Magical YET! As showing several challenging cases, this book encourages everyone to be patient and how to handle the Magical YET. It promises with the YET as our guide, along the way, we will do all the things we cannot do today.
By Maria Dismondy, Illustrated by Donna Farrell (Cardinal Rule Press – 2015)
Johnny’s classroom family welcomes a new student from Brazil and his name is Gabe. But Gabe does not speak any English words. What will Johnny do when Gabe starts to make new friends? Will he join in the fun of making a new friend or turn the other way? Johnny realizes a powerful message in this story where student differences are celebrated. Read and find out how chocolate milk plays a major role in the discovery of the real universal language. >>> Guidance how to use this book is included.