By Kitty O’Meara, Illustrated by Stefano Di Cristofaro and Paul Pereda (tra.publishing – 2020)
In the early days of the global coronavirus pandemic, Kitty wrote a poem about what might happen during the pandemic and after it. She posted the poem on Facebook, and people all over the world loved it. Kitty’s words teach us the importance of spending time with ourselves and people closed to us, listening deeply, and doing what we love. She believe that when we are kind to ourselves and others, and when we use the special gifts we each have, we can make the world a better place. This book based on Kitty’s poem and added wonderful illustrations by Stefano and Paul. >>> On the last paged, sharing “Talking with Author”.
By Allison Ofanansky, Illustrated by Rotem Teplow (Groundwood Books – 2020. First published in Hebrew in 2019 as “A sack of Luck: A Mimouna Night Tale” by Kinneret, Zmora, Dvir- publishing House Ltd.) It’s Mimouna-the Moroccan Jewish holiday that marks the end of Passover, when blessing are given for a year of prosperity and good luck. Miriam wants to help her mother make the sweet moufletot they always eat at their Mimouna party, but they don’t have any flour! (Note: Flour is not allowed in the house during Passover) Luckily, Miriam’s mother knows just what to do, and they set off to visit their Muslim neighbors. It’s a wonderful story featured a Jewish traditional festivity in Morocco, as well as friendship between a Jewish girl and a Muslim girl. >>> On the last pages, included an explanation of Mimouna and a recipe for making moufletot, the paper-thin pancakes enjoyed at Mimouna.
By Anne Sibley O’Brien (Charlesbridge－2015） At their new school, everything is different…..Back in Guatemala, Maria knew the language. Back in Korea, Jin could read and write. Back in Somalia, Fatimah felt like she fit in. Now, in the United Sates, there are new words and new ways. But with a little support – and a lot of courage – Maria, Jin, and Fatimah begin to find their way.
新しい学校では総てが違っていた、、、。グアテマラにいた時は、Mariaは言葉が解っていた。韓国にいた時は、Jinは読み書きが出来た。ソマリアにいた時は、Fatimahは自分の居場所があった。しかし今、アメリカ合衆国に来たら、新しい言葉や新しいやり方を覚えなくてはならない。でも、ちょっとした励ましと、たくさんの勇気をもって、Maria と Jin と Fatimah は、新しい生活に挑み始めた。
By Marjorie Blain Parker, Illustrated by R. W. Alley (Dial Books for Young Readers – 2012) Some dads just never grow up. They are the ones who know that bubble wrap is for popping, and that clothes don’t have to match; the ones who always make silly-shaped pancakes, and aren’t worried about getting their hair wet. Their kids are lucky! This is a wonderful book to read with all dads. ＞＞＞ R. W. Alley’s books in SHI Collection.
ある父親は子ども心を忘れず、まるで大人に成長していない。そうゆう父親は、バブルラップはつぶすものであることを知っているし、洋服が上下ちぐはぐでも気にしない。パンケーキを焼けばいつも可笑しな形をしているし、髪の毛が水を浴びても楽しんでいる。そんな父親の子は最高だね！この絵本は父親と一緒に読むのにうってつけである。＞＞＞ SHIコレクションにある R. W. Alley の作品。
By Frank Murphy and Charnaie Gordon, Illustrated by Kayla Harren （Sleeping Bear Press – 2021) Talking about all kinds of friend and how to become a friend as presenting different adjective for FRIEND on page to page. Kid-friendly text and beautiful picture will help readers to understand the importance of being friend and to celebrate friendship. >>> Other books by Frank Murphy and Kayla Harren in SHI Collection : A Girl like You, A Boy like You.
ページからページに異なる形容詞を[友達]につけて、様々な友達について語り、どのように友達になるかを教えてくれる。子どもに解かり易い言葉や表現のテキストと美しいイラストが、友を得る大切さを理解させてくれ、友情への祝福を心から示しているのが伝わる。＞＞＞SHIコレクションにあるFrank Murphy と Kayla Harren による他の作品：A Girl like You, A Boy like You。
Donna Jo Napoli and Elena Furrow, Illustrated by Bronwyn Bancroft （Bloomsbury U.S.A. Children’s Books – 2009） Ally is so excited to be going on a trip with her mother, and she can’t wait to draw all the new animals that she’ll see. When she arrives in Australia she meets Pauline, and Aboriginal artist. The two soon become friends, and Pauline shows Ally that art isn’t always made with paint and paper-and that sometimes mistakes lead to the greatest discoveries.＞＞＞Elena Furrow is Donna Jo’s daughter, and Bronwyn Bancroft is an Aboriginal artist and designer.
Allyは母親と共に旅行に行き、初めて見る動物達を描くのを楽しみにしていた。オーストラリアに到着すると、AllyはPaulineというアボリジニーの芸術家と知り合いになった。二人は直に親しくなり、そしてPaulineはAllyに絵の具と紙だけが芸術を現す方法ではないと教えてくれた。紙に描くことばかりに集中していると、時として大事な発見を見落とすことがあると、彼女は説明をしてくれた。＞＞＞著者のlena Furrow は Donna Jo’s の娘であり, イラストレーターBronwyn Bancroft はアボリジニーの芸術家でありデザイナー。
By HARI & DEEPTI （Alfred A. Knopf － 2019） Mio and Nao are very different siblings. Mio believes in the tales of the Silver Fox and Fire Wolf and the connection their guardian spirits have to their village. Nao longs for adventure and to discover life outside the valley. When the river they relay on for so much begins to dry up, Mio and Nao each have their reasons to find the source of the drought. With a small band of villagers, they trek through grim landscapes under dark skies and encounter dangerous tests of loyalty to their home and their mission. >>> HARI & DEEPTI are a husband-wife artist duo from India. Known internationally for their specific papercut and backlit style. The explanation about their artworks of this book.
By Todd Parr (Hachette Book Group, Inc.‐2019） ” Sometimes you worry. You might worry when you have too much to do. Or when you have to go somewhere new.” Todd Parr’s kid-friendly text and pictures reassure readers that when you worry, there are many ways to feel better! >>> Todd Parr’s books in SHI Collection.
By Todd Parr (Hachette Book Group, Inc. – 2007) ”We belong together because…you needed a home and I had one to share. Now we are a family!” In a sensitive, Kid-friendly way, Todd Parr has captured what it means for a family to belong together. >>> Todd Parr’s books in SHI Collection.