By M.O. Yuksel, Illustrated by Hatem Aly (HARPER ~ 2021)
No matter who you are or where you’re from, step in and discover all the rituals and wonders of the mosque. From grandmother reading lines of the Qur’an and the imam telling stories of living as one to meeting new friends and learning to help others, mosques are center for friendship, community, and love. Paired with stunning artwork and lyrical text celebrates the joy and traditional found in every mosque around the world. >>> In the last pages, found Glossary of Arabic and the list of some mosques throughout the world.
By Paul Fleischman, Illustrated by Barry Root (Candlewick Press – 2008)
When baby Jack arrives, his parents plant an apple seeding to honor his birth. As Jack grows taller, so does the tree. When Jack is happy, the tree limbs stand straight and proud. When Jack is cold, the leaves tremble on their stems. But one day Jack’s parents awake to find Jack’s bed empty. When they see a gull perched atop the tree, they guess the truth: Their Jack has gone to sea. The book tells the story of a boys’ powerful connection to his family despite distance, and add new meaning to the old custom of planting a birthday tree.
By Adib Khorram, Illustrated by Zainab Faidhi (Dial Books for Young Readers – 2021)
Nowruz (means “new day” in Farsi/Persian language, and around March 21 Persian people celebrate it) is finally here! Kian can’t wait to celebrate with his family. He’s got plans to make it the happiest Persian New Year yet. But when a little bit of mischief ruins the family’s carefully arranged haft-seen, Kian has to find a way to fill the table back up again. The haft-seen had seven symbols, all starting with S to bring the family a new year full of joy. Can Kian find seven new S’s for Nowruz? It’s a lovely family story.
By Kate Hoefler, Illustrated by Jonathan Bean (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt – 2016)
Cowboys are strong and tough. Cowboys ride fast horses and travel far and wide. But as they move through canyons and across prairies, quietly doing their work, cowboys are many more things, too. Real cowboys are gentle, patient, and creative as they move hundreds of cattle, make camp, and dream under the stars.
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.
Maria loves tea parties and dancing and wearing hair in pigtails, but more than anything in the world….Maria loves Churros. She’ll do anything to get her hands on more of them-even enter a bullfight. To win, she must outsmart the other matadors, who don’t think she’s big enough, fast enough, or strong enough. With determination and creativity, Maria discovers that you don’t have to fight to win and you might even end up with more than you were hoping for.
By Stephanie Parsley Ledyard, Illustrated by Jason Chin ( Roaring Brook Press – 2018 )
This book invites you to a glorious Fourth of July picnic, where you will learn all about sharing, the good things along with the bad. By deft and lilting text and vivid illustrations, you will experience a wonderful and relaxing time on the special day.
In Spanish, the word Calavera means “Skull”. Mexican artist, Lupe Posada (1852 – 1913 ) learned the art of printing at a young age and drew political cartoons. He became best know today for his Calavera drawings. This is his life story along with developing printing technology. >>> Detail information found on the last pages. Dungan Tonatiuh’s other books; Dear Primo, and Separate is never equal
スペイン語でCalaveraとは、骸骨の意味。メキシコ人アーティストのLupe Posada (1852 – 1913) は、若くして絵の印刷を覚え、政治風刺漫画を描いた。今日では、骸骨の動き回る絵が彼の作品の中で最も親しまれている。この絵本は、印刷技術の発展と共に人生をすごした彼の物語である。>>>巻末に詳しい資料が記載。同じ制作者の他の作品は：Dear Primo, Separate is never equal.
In this living concept book children discover a rainbow of colors in the world around them: Red is spices and swirling skirts, yellow is masa, tortillas, and sweet corn cake. Many of the features objects are Hispanic in origin, but all are universal in appeal. >>>Informative Glossary of Spanish are found on the last pages.
A Chinese American girl provides rhyming descriptions of the great variety of colors she sees around her from the red of a dragon, firecrackers, and lychees to the brown of her teddy bear. Many of the featured object are Asian in origin, but all are universal in appeal.>>>More details of some words related Chinese culture are found on the last pages.