My Red Balloon

By Eve Bunting, Illustrated by Kay Life (Boyds Mills Press – 2005)

A young boy waits with both excitement and apprehension for his father to disembark from the aircraft carrier returning to port. The endearing story with pictures lovingly illustrated captures that special moment when a family is reunited after months of separation.

その幼い男の子は、空母から勤務を終えて下船する父親を、興奮と不安の入り混じる気持ちで待っていた。丁寧に愛情込めて描かれたイラストと共に、この愛らしい話は、数カ月間の留守の後に再会する家族のその瞬間を見事にとらえている。

Eight Days : A story of Haiti

By Edwidge Danticat, Illustrated by Alix Delinois (Orchard Books – 2010)

This is the story of Junior, a seven-year-old boy tapped beneath his house after the Port-au-Prince earthquake in Haiti, and his joyous rescue. Junior’s sparkling imagination helps him find the strength to survive. And his courageous spirit will forever inspire readers of all ages.

この絵本は、ハイチの首都ポルトープランスを襲った地震で、崩壊した家の下に7日間閉じ込められた7歳の少年、Juniorが救出された話。彼の生き生きとした思い出と想像力が、生き延びる強さを引き出した。彼の勇気ある精神は、年齢を超えて多くの人に元気を与えてくれる。

12 Films related to World’s Racial Matter

In our human history, so many events have occurred resulting in crossing borders, mixing ethnicities, and blending cultures………….and yet we still cannot help but to put ourselves in a tiny box?!


Here are some quotes:

  • If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. ~ Maya Angelou
  • Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself. ~ Jalaluddin Mevlani Rumi

12 Films related to Wold’s Racial Matter

(Some images of the list bellowed)

South Africa Background:

  1. Cry, the Beloved Country
  2. Skin
  3. In my country

European Countries Background:

U.S.A. Background:

  1. Amistad
  2. Freedomland
  3. Black or White
  4. Toe to Toe
  5. Hard Lesson
  6. Made in America

Enjoy your quality time!

~ School House International ~

Resource of Black History

To get better understanding Black History with your children, you will find the resources in Black History Month.

Nelson Mandela's words:

Nelson Mandela Quotes will encourage you and your children:

  • Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
  • True reconciliation does not consist in merely forgetting the past.
  • No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.

Enjoy your quality time!

~ School House International~

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Hi everyone!

Have you taken Inner-Happiness Vitamins today?                                              Especially in these days, everyone needs to take special Vitamins!  Agree?                  IH Vitamins A is for Appreciation.                                                                                    IH Vitamins B is for Building.                                                                                            IH Vitamins C is for Compassion.                                                                                    IH Vitamins D is for Diligence.                                                                                          IH Vitamins E is for Engagement.                                                                                    Or you can create your own Inner-Happiness Vitamins!!!

To strengthen your Inner-Happiness Vitamins,  our new page is added for you.            As presenting not only the books of multicultural-resources, but in wide range, and with real voices and videos, you will feel more personal connection to these story-readers.  Listen and Enjoy ~ Reading Time.   ( Click the button of Meet Friends on the top bar.)

Be safe and strong, and let’s show our human-resilience to our younger generation.

~ School House International~

Note: On our Website some images of Children’s Picture Book are incorrectly appearing now. Sorry for your inconvenient until complete fixing.>>>Fixing Done on May 1, 2020.

Love the Earth

By Julian Lennon & Bart Davis, Illustrated by Smiljana Coh            (Sky Pony Press books – 2019)                        Jump aboard the white Feather Flier, a magical airplane that can go anywhere on Earth! The Flier’s mission is to transport readers around the world, to engage them in helping to save the environment, and to teach one and all to love our planet. Just press an illustrated button printed on the page and use your imagination power to make the Flier glide through the air or transform into vehicles that will help those in need.>>>In 2007, the author, Julian Lennon founded The White Feather Foundation.                                   IMG_2446

白い羽に乗って、魔法の飛行機が世界中を巡る。白い羽の使命は、読者を世界中で起こっている問題に目を向けさせ、地球環境を守り、この惑星を愛するように世界中の人達に伝えること。ページごとに描かれているボタンを押すと、白い羽は様々な乗り物に姿を変えて助けが必要な場所に運んでくれる。>>>2007年に、著者Julian Lennonが設立したThe White Feather Foundation.

Samira and the Skeletons

By Camilla Kuhn (Eerdmans Books for Young Readers – 2016)                                         When Samira learns about the skeletal system in class, she begins to imagine everyone in school as a walking skeleton. She starts avoiding her class mates, even her best friend, but Samira can’t escape her own skeleton. >>>Camilla Kuhn is a Norwegian children’s book author and illustrator. Her website: www.camillakuhn.no. Originally published this book in Norway in 2014.
IMG_2466                                                                                         Samiraはクラスで骸骨の仕組みを学んだが、その後学校で出会う誰もが骸骨に見えてしまった。クラスメイトを避けるようになり、大事な親友さえも骸骨に見えて、近ずきたくなかった。しかし、自分自身の骸骨から逃れようがなかった。>>>制作者はノルウェイ人であり、この絵本は2014年にノルウェイで初めて出版された。制作者のウエブサイトはこちら

Maria the Matador

By Anne Lambelet (Page Street Kids – 2019)                                                                    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.

                                                                                                  Mariaは、ティーパーティーとダンスと豚のしっぽの髪型が好きであったが、何よりも世界中で一番好きなものはChurros(チュロスースペインの揚げ菓子)であった。チュロスが一生食べられる賞が与えられる闘牛の広告を見たMariaは、当然闘牛に挑戦することにした。小さくて、のろまで、か弱い女性のMariaは、ほかの男性闘牛士達から笑われたが、彼らとは異なるアプローチで牛と仲良くなり、首尾よく優勝を獲得した。戦わなくても賞が得られ、想像以上の良い結果も得られることがあるのだと、Mariaは発見した。