By Susan Hood, Illustrated by Mary Lundquist ( Random House – 2016 )
Imagined in the form of a secret agent’s set of instructions, Mason and other children negotiate the first day of school. Example : ” You’ll be informed about rendezvousing at the vehicle checkpoint ( meeting at the bus stop), building diplomatic relations (making new friends), conducting fieldwork (exploring outside during science class) and until #19. I know you’re up for the task. Let’s go!” This is an another way to encourage children for their first day of school.
By Lori Haskins Houran, Illustrated by Francisca Marquez ( Albert Whitman & Company – 2013 )
Discover the journey a dinosaur bone takes from the ground to a museum exhibit! Follow a paleontologist and his crew as they dig and rig those big dinosaur bones, and also can enjoy the repeating sound of main word on each process. >>> On the last pages, included up-to-date facts on fossils and how paleontologists work.
By Karen Hesse, Illustrated by Wendy Watson ( Scholastic Press – 2004 )
The cats in Krasinski Square once belonged to someone….And so did a young girl, whose family has been destroyed by war. Even as she and her sister struggle to survive amid the war’s chaos, they risk their lives on a plan to help Jewish people still trapped behind Warsaw’s infamous Ghetto walls. >>>The story inspired on an article about cats outfoxing the Gestapo at the train station in Warsaw during WWII.
By Mary Hoffman, Illustrated by Ros Asquith ( Otter-Barry Books – 2021 )
Follow five families and their babies from birth to around 12 months, with all the exitements, challenges and joys of that first year with a new baby. With lots to look at and point to, this diverse and inclusive celebration of babies, from The team who created The Great Big Book of Families will be loved by babies, older siblings, and grown-ups.. >>> Mary Hoffman’s books and Ros Asquith’s books in SHI collection.
赤ちゃんが生まれたばかりの5つの異なる家族を追いながら、誕生から一歳になるまでの楽しさと大変さが織りなす成長過程を語っている。細やかで微笑ましいイラストと共に、The Great Big Book of Familiesと同じコンビの制作者達による多様なる赤ちゃん祝福しているこの絵本は、赤ちゃんや年上の兄弟姉妹、そして大人にも好まれるだろう。＞＞＞SHIのコレクションにあるMary Hoffmanの作品とRos Asquithの作品。
By Alissa Holder & Zulekha Holder-Young, Illustrated by Nneka Myers ( Flamingo Books – 2020 )
It’s a new day, and Ayaan was woken up o the wrong side of the bed, where nothing feels quite right. What if he doesn’t know the answer at school? What if he messes up? But as he sets out that morning, all it takes is a few reminders from his mom and some friends in the neighborhood to show him that a new day is a good day because he is smart, he is blessed, and he can do anything!
Everywhere Bailey goes, Blanket goes too. They love to adventure together. Until an uninvited guest joins the family picnic, and…disaster strikes. What will life be like without Blanket? Determined to keep the duo on their path of adventure, Dad crafts a plan. Lilting, lyrical text and comically detailed illustrations tell an uplifting tale about resilience, ingenuity, and love.
By Kevin Henkes, Illustrated by Laura Dronzek ( Greenwillow Books – 2022 )
When a girl visits her grandparents at the beach, she stays in a little housel. Every morning, she and her grandma looks for empty shells, and grandma reminds her that the shells are little house. And that gets the girl thinking, and her imagination grows widely and deeply. Her grandpa says ” The world is so big and there is so mulch to know. And someday you’ll know it all”. So she thinks everything she doesn’t know. But one thing she knows is that she will take some little houses back to her house.
Absence becomes remembrance in this soothing book that offers tender ways to pay tribute throughout daily life to a loved one who is not around. The narration encourages thoughtful reflection on empty speces, while the gentle scenses inspire recovery from sadness and honor those who are absent. This lyrical, heartful story provides comfort and gently encourages readers to remember. >>> Illustrator, Joanne Lew-Vriethoff’s books in SHI collection.
By Karen Hesse, Illustrated by G. Brian Karas (Candlewick Press -2018 )
On Friday nights, when the sun goes down, a boy climbs onto the back of his father’s bike. His father’s night shift as a school custodian is just beginning. The lyrical story of the boy and his father is tenderly brought life by night colored illustrations in the luminous tribute to a quietly powerful, everyday sort of love between father and son.