The group of multiracial toddlers is ready to enjoy some delicious treats! Count one by one as one little finger points to cake, two little fingers tap a plate, three little fingers pinch a bite, and four little fingers squish it tight. But one piece just isn’t enough – they want more! Parents and little ones will love counting along with this sweet story!>>> Kristy Dempsey’s books in SHI collection.
By Linsey Davis, Illustrated by Luch Fleming ( Zonder Kids – 2022 )
A boy is badly missing his grandma who went to heaven. How high in the sky is heaven? Could I go in a hot air balloon? If I float off today, past the big Milky Way, will I get to see Grandma real soon? Then one day at church with his family, the pastor tells there’s only one way to bet to heaven. It’s all about faith and the grace of God. Come along on a child’s imaginative journey to find heaven, the boy awakes to keep his best life and enjoy heaven here on earth. >>> The author, Linsey Davis, is an Emmy Award winning journalist , an anchor for ABC News Live Prime and a mother of a son.
Tony likes to cook. Tiny likes to read. But both twin like to eat…Popcorn! So while Tony cooks it, Tiny reads about : what it is, how it’s stored, how it’s cooked, how different Indian (Native American) people made it, how much popcorn Americans eat, popcorn stories and legends, and popcorn recipes. The author, who eats a lot of popcorn, shares what he know about it with humor and imagination. >>> On the last page, two terrific ways to pop corn ; for everyday way and for Friday night way. Tomie de Paola ‘s books in SHI collection.
By Michells Cuevas, Illustrated by Erin E. Stead ( Dial Books for Young Readers – 2016 )
The Uncorker of Ocean Bottles has a job of the utmost importance. It is his task to open any bottle found at sea and make sure that the message is delivered. He loves his job, although he always wishes that one of the letters would someday be addressed to him. Then one day he finds a bottle with the most intriguing note inside, and no name attached. As he devotes himself to solving the mystery, he ends up finding what his heart wanted all along. This lovely and fantastic story leads to be his community together.
By Shutta Crum, Illustrated by David Catrow (Clarions Books – 2013 )
When kinfolk gather at the old home place, all the young cousins band together in a rowdy pack. The little beasties race through the yard, shinny up trees, and make forts by the creek. They pile their plates high with food and roar for more. It’s the perfect family reunion! With lyrical, high-spirited verse and hilarious, action-filled illustrations, this book celebrates all that is wild and free and delicious about being surrounded by peoples who love you, even when you’re covered with mud.
Museums brings history, knowledge, and understanding to people of all kinds the world over. One family’s visit to a museum leads to an unexpected adventure when a boy loses something important. With the help of a stranger, and act of forgiveness and kindness brings two families – and two new friends – together. The author takes a family outing from ordinary to extraordinary in this story of friendship, compassion, and exploration of the world around us.
By Etan Bsseri, Illustrated by Rashin Kheiriyeh ( Kalaniot Books – 2022 )
Ezra and Roza are helping prepare for their family’s Passover celebration. Ezra is proud to be in charge of bringing his family’s flour to the synagogue to be baked into matzah in a traditional wood-burning oven. But when he falls and the matzah is ruined, what will he and his sister, Roza, do? Join the siblings as they experience the sights, smells, sounds, and unique traditions of a seder in Iran of the 1950’s. >>>On the last pages, found Glossary, and more information of the traditional/historical background.
By Jacqueline Woodson, Illustrated by Leo Espinosa ( Nancy Paulsen Books – 2022 )
It’s summer in Brooklyn! Released from school and reveling in their freedom, the kids make the city streets their playground. From morning till evening, they create their own fun, let their imaginations soar, and learn how to work and play together. It’s world where anything is possible…at least till the grown-ups call them home. But not to worry- they know there’s always tomorrow to do it all over again, because the block belongs to them and they rule their world. >>>Jacqueline Woodson’s books in SHI collection.
On a blustery winter’s evening, a snowstorm cuts power, snarls traffic, and drives everyone indoors to snuggle in together. While the snow accumulates and the wind blows, one family seizes the opportunity to slow down and make the most of the stormy night with a picnic by candlelight, and a cozy blanket fort. As the rest of her family slumbers soundly, a little girl make a wish on a snow globe. When the next day dawns with clear skies and a blanket of crisp snow that beckons friends and neighbors step outside to enjoy the snow and celebrate the spirit of the season together. Her snow globe wishes come true!>>>Erin Dealey’s books in SHI collection.
This picture book shows the monthly corresponding letters between the earth and elementary school children in class room 5. First of all, in January, the children write a thanks letter to the earth for all that the earth gives to our world, and ask what is their part to help the earth. Through corresponding letters, every month the children learn and awake to do new action to help the earth. >>> On the last page, the author explains more about Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and Renew. Erin Dealey’s books in SHI collection.