By Nicola Davies, Illustrated by Rebecca Cobb ( Candlewick Press l- 2018 )
Inspired by true events, this lyrical, deeply affecting book evokes the experience of a young refugee and shows the hope a simple act of kindness can bring in the wake of the devastation of war. >>> Published in association with Help Refugees. The author’s words found on the last page.
By Hilary Duff, Illustrated by Kelsey Garrity-Riley ( Random House – 2021 )
Explore each beautiful page and be inspired to reach higher, dream bigger, and approach the world with a heart wide open. Inspired by the author’s own experience as a mother, this book will empower young girls to bravely tackle every milestone, big and small.
By Uma Krishnaswami, Illustrated by Christopher Corr (Groundwood Books -2021)
Inspired by historical event of Mt. Everest. Tenzing Norgay grew up in Nepal, dreaming of climbing Chomolungma, the mountain also known as Everest. Across the ocean in New Zealand, Edmund Hillary climbed his first mountain at sixteen. He, too, dreamed of Everest, the highest peak in the world. Years later, the two men would make history together on the famous mountain. >>> Found more information of Mt. Everest on the last pages.
By Nikki Ehrlich, Illustrated by Zoey Abbott ( Harper – 2017 )
Dax and Zoe are twins! They go together like peanut butter and jelly. It’s the night before kindergarten, and the twins have the just – about -to – start – school jitters. But they will be different classrooms! Will Dax and Zoe be able to make it through kindergarten without each other?
By Alison Donald, Illustrated by Ariel Landy ( Maverick Art Publishing – 2019 )
Inspired by Eleanor “Ellie” Foraker (Spet.2, 1930 – Dec. 3, 2011) who was a talented seamstress and manager. Ellie was truly dedicated to the making of spacesuits, and she became part of one of the most amazing events in human history. >>>Found several Spacesuit Facts from inside of the front cover until the very last page.
By Michael W. Waters, Illustrated by Nicole Tadgell (Flyaway Books – 2021 )
Liberty and her friend Abdullah, with their families and a diverse group of passengers head off to their first stop: Jackson, Mississippi, and then their trip is following to several places. Inspired by an actual journey, this book introduces Liberty to places, people, and stories that transformed history, reminding her and her co-travelers to be courageous as they work together to make the country better for all. >>>On the last pages, found the author’s note and more details of historical places visited in this book.
By P. J. Bracegirdle, Illustrated by Poly Bernatene ( Dial Books for Young Readers – 2012 )
It’s the Day of the Dead (a holiday celebrated in Mexico)! Angelito never met a real Living person before, and his sister tells him the Living have big red tongues and bulging eyes, and if we touch one, we feel all hot and squishy. That sound scared Angelito. Lucky for him, a holiday festa is the perfect place to make a new friend. But when Angelito’s new buddy isn’t quite what he expected, it’ll take the traditions of the day of the dead to reunite the two boys in time for some holiday fun.＞＞＞Details of ‘the Day of the Dead’ found on the last page.
By Michael Genhart, Illustrated by Loris Lora ( Cameron Kids – 2021 )
Every year on Christmas Eve, Rosie and her mama, tia, sister and cousins all gather together in Abuela’s kitchen to make tamales and to tell stories. Immersed in Abuela’s rich memories, Rosie learns not only how to make a delicious tamale, but how to make a delicious LIFE, one filled with love, lots of spice, and family. >>>Author’s and Illustrator’s notes are on the last pages.
By Lisa Ann Scott, Illustrated by Sue Cornelison ( Boyds Mills Press – 2021 )
Every day you make big or small choices. You may choose to be kind. Or to be adventurous. Or to speak the truth. You may choose to help. Or to ask for help. All of your words and actions write the story you were born to create -the story of you. This empowering picture book shows children they can be the authors of their own life stories.