A Book of Bridges: Here to There and Me to You

By Cheryl Keely, Illustrated by Celia Krampien  ( Sleeping Bear Press – 2017 )

What is a bridge? Is it just a structure to connect one point of land with another? Or is it much more? Discover the many ways bridge can bring us together. Fun, bouncy text and informative sidebars are complemented by colorful, detailed illustration in this around-the world journey.
>>>After reading the book and getting idea of bridge, children can try to create own bridge with everyday goods to improve own STEM skill.



Do You Have a Hat?

By Eileen Spinelli, Illustrated by Geraldo Valerio ( Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers – 2004 )

HATS! Unique, distinctive, wonderful hats! This bright and cheerful picture book presents many different kinds hats from all over the world, and all different epoch of the human history. And then, the reader might think twice before going outside without your hat.



Didi and Daddy on the Promenade

By Marilyn Singer, Illustrated by Marie-Louise Gay  ( Clarion Books – 2001 )

This delightful picture book captures all the sights and sounds of one of Brooklyn’s main attraction and its spectacular view of the Manhattan skyline, as well as the very special relationship between one spirited little girl and her dad.



Girls Hold Up This World

By Jada Pinkett Smith, Photographs by Donyell Kennedy-McCullough (Scholastic Inc. – 2005)

The inspiring poem brings warmth and heart to celebrate young women. Accompanied by exuberant and poignant photographs, the words capture the strength, unity and beauty that all girls have inside.



There is a tribe of Kids

By Lane Smith  ( Roaring Book Press – 2016 )

Simple text and enchanting illustrations follows a child on a journey and a series of encounters with animals and other inhabitants of natural world. Each has a tribe of their own, but the child is alone. He finds fun, companionship, and new experiences among those he meets, but always continue his journey until he finds his tribe.



The Hard-Times Jar

By Ethel Footman Smothers, Illustrated by John Holyfield (Frances Foster Books – 2003)

The story based on the author’s own childhood. Emma, the daughter of poor migrant workers, longs to own a real book, and when she turns eight and must to attend a new school, she is amazed to discover a whole library in her classroom.



Too Many Tamales

By Gary Soto, Illustrated by Ed Martinez  ( G.P.Putnam’s Sons – 1993 )

Maria tries on her mother’s wedding ring while helping make tamales for a Christmas family get-together. Hours later, her panic ensues when she realizes the ring is missing. This is the story of a treasure thought to be lost in a batch of tamales; of a desperate and funny attempt by Maria and her cousins to eat their way out of trouble; and of the warm way a family pulls together to make it a perfect Christmas after all.