By Rachel Tawil Kenyon, Illustrated by Mary Lundquist ( Philomel Books – 2020 )
“It starts at the start when you can’t even talk. Before you stand up and learn how to walk. Deep in your heart, the knowing is there. You know how to love and you know how to care.” With warm, gentle rhymes and soft, sweet art, this book celebrates the power we all have to love, and to use that love to make the whole world a better, kinder, more welcoming place.>>>Mary Lundquist’s books in SHI collection.
Oscar loves Grandma, and their time together is always lots of fun. As she becomes less able to take care of herself, she has to go into a nursing home. More and more chilren are encountering dementia and its effects on their families. This touching story, told in Oscar’s own words, is a positive and practical tale about the experience. The factual page about dementia helps children talk about their feelings and fine new way to enjoy the changing relationship.
Tama works in the library at the Minidoka incarceration camp, where she has been imprisoned because she is Japanese American. Life in the Idaho camp is relentless, and getting through each day is hard. Tama prefers to escape into her books, with their stories of honor and adventure. But every day, George is there, too – with a smile, yet another stack of books, and his comforting presence. It is George who helps Tama understand that she isn’t alone, and in that realization, hope is found. >>> Based on the experience of the author’s own grandparents.
By Tami Shem-Tov and Rachella Sandbank, Illustrated by Avi Ofer (Kar-Ben Publishing – 2017)
Uri’s parents are busy with lots of construction workers who come in their delicatessen to buy sandwiches for lunch, so Uri’s parents don’t have time for him. But his grandmother has time. The problem is that his grandmother only speaks German and Uri doesn’t. His grandmother invites him to take a walk with her. Uri follows to her, but no idea where she wants to go. They walk together along a Tel Aviv street and they can communicate anyhow as Uri guesses well. But Uri never imagine that they encounter the conductor and musicians of the orchestra that become the Israel Philharmonic. >>> Including historical background of Israel Philharmonic Orchestra.
By Norma Simon, Illustrated by Sarah S. Brannen ( Albert Whitman & Company – 2016 )
Families come in all sizes, with all kinds of peoplel. Every family is different. And every family is special. But what makes a family special? It’s the feelings they have about each other – sharing good times and bad times, growing together. People who live together, love together. fight together and make up, work and play with each other, laugh, and cry…together…they are a family. The book reminds you how mch you mean to your family and how much your family means to you. >>> This is the 40th anniversary edition with fresh illustrations and updated text. Norman Simon’s books in SHI collection.
Because she has been ill and very weak, River cannot join in dancing at this year’s tribal Powwow, she can only watch from the sidelines as her sister and cousins dance the celebration – but as the drum beats she finds the faith to believe that she will recover and dance again. >>> Including information about Powwows.
Papi is a bricklayer. He works hard every day to help build the city, brick by brick. Luis is proud of his Papi, and he works hard, too – in school, book by book. And Luis like to create things – molding clay into tiny bricks to make buildings, just like Papi. Together, they dream big about their future. Their dream is to build a house of their own. >>>Heidi Woodward Sheffield’s books in SHI collection.
Luisの父親はレンガを積み上げる仕事をしている。町を建設する為に、一つ一つレンガを積み上げて、毎日一生懸命に仕事をしている。 Luis は、そんな父親を大変に誇りに思い、彼も学校で本から本へと一生懸命に勉強している。そして彼は、物を作るのが大好きであった。父親みたいに、粘土を小さなレンガにして建物を建てた。そして、Luisと父親は、一生に将来の大きな夢をもっていた。彼等の夢は、自分達の家を建てることであった。＞＞＞SHI コレクションにあるHeidi Woodward Sheffieldの作品。
By Tanu Shree Singh, Illustrated by Sandhya Prabhat ( Maginatin Press, an imprint of the American Psychological Association. – 2020 )
Ani’s stuck in a dark cloud because his mother hasn’t been home. His friends and family try to brighten his mood, but nothing helps. When Mama finally comes back, but with her hair missing, Ani’s light gets brighter and brighter, chasing away his darkness. The unconditional love between Ani and his mother shines through as the two enjoy their precious time together, whether it’s forever, or just for now. >>>The original version published in India in 2019. Includes a note from the author explaining way to help a child through a family crisis.
Jiva looks forward to a feast of peas from his garden, but when they are stolen at harvest time. Jiva sets out to catch the thief, and not a single precaution, he takes – a fence, a scarecrow – prevents the next theft. Finally Jiva catches the thief and it’s his friend Ruvji! Jiva gives Ruvji the punichment to cook a feast for him, so Ruvji are carefully prepared several dishes with peas. They are delicious! and Jiva celebrates a feast of peas with Ruvji together. ＞＞＞kashmira sheth’s books in SHI collection.
By Kabir Sehgal & Surishtha Sehgal, Illustrated by Jess Golden (Beach Lane Books – 2016)
Take a ride through an Indian town as the tuk tuk wheels go round and round! This delightful spin on “The Wheels on the Bus” brings a lively and colorful twist to a classic nursery rhyme. >>> In the last pages, found Authors’ Note and Glossary to help to learn Indian people and culture through this book and song.
Tuk Tuk (トークトーク)に乗ると、タイヤが回りながらインドの町を 走り回ってくれる！長年愛唱されている幼児用の歌”The Wheels on the Bus” (バスのタイヤ)の楽しいリズムに、生き生きとした色彩豊かなインドの町の光景や人々の様子がオリジナルの歌詞から置き換えられている。＞＞＞巻末に著者達(母と息子のチーム)からの説明や語彙の解説があり、この絵本のインド版の歌を歌いながらインドの人々や文化を知るのに役立つ。