By Katey Howes, Illustrated by Valerio Fabbretti (Sterling Children’s Books – 2018 ) Magnolia Mudo is a high-energy inventor, and her favorite lab partner is her Uncle Jamie. But when she finds out that he’s marrying Miss Emily, Magnolia is blown away. She will not wear a flower-girl dress. Uncle Jamie promises Magnolia that she can be part of the wedding in a different way, so she creates inventions based on various wedding traditions from around world-with hilarious results!
By Rachel Isadora ( Nancy Paulsen Books – 2016 ) Children explore their five senses, learning what they can see, smell, hear, touch and taste. Simple texts and adorable illustrations can help children to understand how their five senses work.
By Lily Toy Hong (Albert Whitman & Company – 1993)
When a poor old Chines farmer is digging in his garden, he finds a magic brass pot that doubles or duplicates whatever is placed inside it. But his efforts to make himself wealthy lead to unexpected complications. This is a Chinese folktale with a good blend of humor and wisdom.
By Anne Isaacs, Illustrated by Kevin Hawks (schwartz & Wade Books – 2014) In 1870, Tulip Jones, a wealthy, self-reliant widow from England acquires the By-Golly Gully Ranch in Texas and soon find herself saddled with 1000 suitors. How she can handle their Wild West life style as keeping her English traditional way? It’s a funny, extraordinary, challenging, and loving story.
By Ann Ingalls & Maryann Macdonald, Illustrated by Giselle Potter (Houghton Mifflin Books for Children – 2009) What if you loved music more than anything in the world? Suppose you had just learned to play the organ. Now, imagine that your family has to move far from home and you have to leave your beloved instrument behind. People don’t like you in the new city because of what you look like. What will you do? How will you make yourself feel better. Let’s listen to Mary L.W.’s story.
Children’s Picture Book is not only for children, but also for grow-up people who almost forget universal mind which all babies are born with.
I have been collecting, from public libraries, the information of Children’s Picture Book relating with multicultural understanding for last 20 years, as they provide me Inner-Happiness Vitamins and help to remind of my universal mind.
The year of 2020 is hard experience for everyone in any case, especially for children. I hope some children’s picture books will give you and your children Inner-Happiness to light up your universal minds.
Nobuko T. M.
How to find a book to light up your universal mind from our collection?
Inspired by the Women’s March the estimated 5 million women, men and children marched in 82 countries on January 2017. Once there was a pink hat which was knitted by an old woman. A cat played with it. A baby caught it. A dog swiped it. And a girl found it. And then she wore her pink hat, and everyone else wore one, too!>>> On the last page, found the note about Women’s March.
Venessa is the new girl in school. There is the boy who is not very nice to Venessa. And there is the girl who helps Venessa- and , in turn, stands up for what’s right. This picture book without text shares a simple but powerful message about how the actions of a single person can inspire and entire community.
By Diane C. Mullen, Illustrated by Oriol Vidal (Charlesbridge – 2020)
One little lot sits all alone. Two helping hands push open the fence. Three long days are spent cleaning up! An abandoned lot is transformed as more and more neighbors join together to plant a share community garden.
By Vita Jimenez, Illustrated by Janet Cheeseman, Music by Erik Koskinen (Cantata Learning – 2018)
Positive, upbeat lyrics and colorful illustration teach children to celebrate diversity and embrace those who are different. On the first page, found the tips to support literacy at home: why reading and singling with your child is so important. For learning diversity of people, this is a very useful and helpful book and song in CD for young children.