By Fearne Cotton, Illustrated by Sheena Dempsey ( Barron’s – 2017 )
Yoga is such a wonderful activity for the whole family and has a hugely calming impact all around. Meet the yoga kids! The diverse of kids show us diffarent yoga pose like as Emily in the garden to Honey at bath time. This book was not written as a “How-to” guide, but the author recommends to play yoga for fun with your children and always need your supervision while kids are trying poses.
By Katie Couric, Illustrated by Marjorie Priceman ( Doubleday – 2004 )
Ellie and Carrie decide to try out for the school team in their favorite sport, soccer. But when only one of the girls is selected, the inselparable pair face a challenge – what do you say when your best friend is terribly disappointed? But even though some disappointments can’t be avoided, Carrie learns ( with some help from her mother and her old friend Lazlo) that while she may not be good at everything, she has undiscovered talents waiting to bloom, if she has the courage to try something new.
By Sacha Cotter. Illustrated by Josh Morgan ( Sourcebooks – 2020 in USA, Original book : Huia Press – 2018 in New Zealand )
He is ready to make a splash! He is ready to pull off the perfect cannonball, but everyone has advice. “Need more weigt!”. ” Bigger shorts!”. “More musscles!” All it really takes is listening to his own voice and finding the courage to make the perfect cannonball.>>> Glossary is on the last page.
By Sara O’Leary, Illustrated by Qin Leng ( Groundwood Books – 2021 )
“Being the new kid is hard,” a child in the school playground tells us. “I can think of better things to ask than if I’m a boy or a girl.” Another child is asked why she always has her nose in a book. Someone else is asked where they come from. One after another children share the questions they’re tired of hearing – as opposed to what they believe are the most important or interesting things about themselves! This book tells a triumphant story about children who are all different, all themselves, all just kids. >>> Sara O’Leary and Qin Leng’s another book in SHI collection : A Family is a Family is a Family.
「転校生は楽じゃない」校庭で一人の子が言った。「女の子か男の子と聞く以外他の質問が出来ないのかしら。」他の子は、どうしていつも本ばかり見ているのかと言われるし、また他の子はどこから来たのかばかリ尋ねられる。次々と子ども達が聞き飽きてげっそりしている質問を公表した。自分達にとって何が大事で何に関心があるのか尋ねることなく、何故同じ質問ばかりするのか。この絵本は子ども達は夫々異なり、自分自身の個性があり、そして子どもであることを、心から誇っていることを告げている。＞＞＞同じ制作者達による、A Family is a Family is a FamilyがSHIのコレクションにあり。
In 1224, Saint Francis of Assisi wrote a simple hymn of praise that beautifully encompasses all that he experienced in the Italian countryside. Written in the plain Umbrian dialect of his homeland. Francis’s words celebrate the breadth of creation, from the sun, moon, wind, and fire to community, family, work, and contemplation. Almost eight hundred years later, beloved children’s book author Katherine Paterson reimagines the hymn in poetic languages that shares Francis’s honest and direct gaze at all aspect of life, and resonates with the joy, light and shadow found there. Pamela Dalton’s exquisite cut-paper illustrations illuminate the text with images that perfectly match the spirit of Saint Francis’s song of praise.
Rafa and his papá love to count and measure together. They know how many branches to climb to their favorite spot, they know how high their dog, Euclid, can jump, and they know how far they can run. But there’s something even Rafa can’t count nor measure because it is so big: the love he and his papá shares. This book celebrates curiosity and shows the tender and playful relationship between father and son on every inch of the page. >>> Joe Cepeda’s books in SHI collection.
By Baptiste Paul, Illustrated by Jana Glatt ( Barefoot Books – 2021 )
Oh no! Melba missed her ride to the Carnival parade! As she makes her way from the countryside to the city, Melba is never alone. A steel pan drummer, a mannikou (Opossum in English), two jacquot (green parrot, national bird of Saint Lucia), a boy with a kite, a banana farmer, for boxes of bananas and a zanndoli ( a whiptail lizard) are following one by one after Melba, and they are hurry down the mountain to Carnival. >>> On the last pages, Creole pronunciation and glossary, map of Saint Lucia, and another information, are attached.
It’s time for Carnaval and Clara cannot wait to celebrate her favorite holiday with family, but especially with especially great-grandmother (Bisa-short for bisavô , greatl-grandma in Brazilian Portuguese). Even if Bisa can’t attend, Clara knows that Carnaval parade will still be special. Costumed lovingly by their Bisa, everyone takes to the street for the annual parade. But even among all the colors, costumes, music, and dancing something is missing….or is it someone? Clara decides ot bing Carnaval to Bisa! >>> On the last page, found the Glossary of some words in Brazilian Portuguese.
By Alexs Pate, Illustrated by Soud ( Capstone Editions – 2019 )
When you’re a kid, it can be hard to be who you really are. In this book, tow kids learn that they have a choice about how the world sees them. They can accept the labels that others put on them, or they can let their inner selves shine. Together, these kids find people who see their value and help them face the world on their own terms. >>>The author launched Innocent Classroom in 2012.
In the cool and quiet early light of morning, a father and child wake up. Today, they’re going on a hike. Follow the duo into the mountains as they experience the joys of nature, overcome challenges, and play a small role in the survival of the forest. And when they return home, there’s just one more way to hold the day in their hearts forever. >>> No text in this book, but the illustration tells a lot.