A New Kind of WILD

By Zara González Hoang ( Dial Books for Young Readers – 2020 )

For Ren, home is his grandmother’s little wooden house and the rainforest that surrounds it. For Ava, home is a brick apartment building and the hustle and bustle outside her front door. When Ren moves to Ava’s city, he doesn’t find anything homey about it. After all, there’s no room in the city for your imagination to run wild…or is there? Bursting with warmth and imagination, this book celebrates the magic of friendship and all the different things that make a new place feel like home.


My America

By Karen Katz ( Henry Holt and company – 2020 )

Children come to live in America from many different counties. And for many different reasons. In this beautiful celebration of immigration, children from around the world tell their stories, sharing their love of where they’re from and where they live now. As they describe the foods they eat, the languages they’ve learned, the sports they play, and more, the differences and similarities that link us all are revealed. >>> Karen Katz’s books in SHI collection.

アメリカに住む子ども達は、異なる国から、様々な理由によってやって来た。移民達を祝福しているこの美しい絵本は、世界中からやって来た子ども達が、自分の以前いた国と新しい国への思いを込めて語っている。子ども達はそれぞれに食べ物を語り、学んだ言葉を語り、好むスポーツ等を語り、異なる点と共通点を、読者達に伝えてくれる。>>>SHIコレクションにあるKaren Katzの作品

Shape Capers

By Cathryn Falwell ( Greenwillow Books – 2007 )

Five little children present the shapes; Circles, Squares, Triangles, Semicircles, and Rectangles. And they start to play with each shape, and they build their imagination with using five different shapes. With simple text and beautiful colored illustration, this picture book is full with lovely five children’s smiles.


As We Grow

By Libby Walden, Illustrated by Richard Jones (tiger tales – 2019 )

In this stunning picture book, lyrical text and enchanting illustrations beautifully depict each stage of life and the journey of transformation that we experience as we grow up.


Pitter Pattern

By Joyce Hesselberth (Greenwillow Books – 2020 ) 

As spending a week with Lu, readers can help her spot as many patterns as possible before the week is through. This is a playful picture book about patterns and to enjoy discovering many different kind pattern everywhere. >>>At the end, included the explanation of different kinds of patterns.


Tilly’s Staycation

By Gillian Hibbs (Child’s Play Inc. – 2014)

Tilly’s friends are all going to exciting places for their vacations, but she is staying at home. Mom says they’ll have a great time together, but Tilly thinks it’s impossible to have any fun on vacation at home! Or is it? Let’s find out exactly what Tilly’s mom has in her mind.


Best-Ever Big Sister

By Karen Katz ( Grosset & Dunlap – 2006 )

This is a lift-the-flap book by Karen Katz who creates a lot of children’s picture books. Each page of the book says ” I’m a big sister. My baby sister…..” and the following page ” But I can….”, and then flap the page up to show what/how her big sister does. It will be helpful to establish understanding of new big sister’s role.>>>Other books by Karen Kate in SHI collection.

児童絵本を数多く制作しているKaren Katzによる、飛び出す仕掛けの絵本。各ページは” I’m a big sister. My baby sister…..”と書かれ、反対のページには” But I can….”, となり、そのページを持ち上げると赤ちゃんより自分が出来ることを絵とテキストで示している。幼い妹への姉の役割を理解するのに、役立つ絵本である。>>>SHEのコレクションにある同作者の作品

Ways to say I LOVE YOU

By Marilyn Singer, Illustrated by Alette Straathof (Words & Pictures ~ 2020)

The book begins that a young lady gifts a flower to a young man. It’s the true that every creature wants a mate. From huddling garter snakes to wooing whales, celebrate all the way earth’s creatures say “I love you!” A beautiful poem about love and all the different ways it is shown throughout nature.>>>In the last pages, found the natural scientific information of different animals’ courtship.

絵本の冒頭は、若い女性が青年に花をプレゼントすることから始まる。どの生物も連れ合いを求めることは事実である。ガーターヘビ(北米に多い蛇)の絡み合いもクジラの求婚の歌も、この地球上には様々な生物によって多様なるI LOVE YOUの表現があることを祝福している。愛を語る美しい詩も、自然界で繰り広げられる異なる求愛表現も。>>>巻末ページに、異なる動物による求愛の自然科学的解説あり。

Little Ree

By Ree Drummond, Illustrated by Jacqueline Rogers (HARPER – 2017)

Littel Ree used to be a city girl. Now she and her parents move to the ranch and lives with her grandparents. Little Ree loves cooking with Grandma. But soon Little Ree discovers that ranch life can be tough. With warmth and humor, the author shows that being a country girl isn’t about right pair of boots, it’s about the right attitude.


Numero Uno

By Alex Dorros and Arthur Dorros, Illustrated by Susan Guevara (Abrams Books for Young Readers – 2007)

In a small village, Hercules is known for his great strength and Socrates for his keen intelligence. Whenever the village have a problem, they need one or the other for help. Each man argues that he is the most important person in the village. >>> With characteristic mix of Spanish and English, the author, Arthur Dorros inspired the story which his son, Alex Dorros wrote as being at twelve years old.

小さな村に、力持ちのヘラクレスと頭の良いソクラテスがいた。村で問題が起こると、どちらかに解決を村人たちは期待した。しかし、二人は互いに、村で一番重要な人物は自分だとばかりに口論ばかりしていた。>>>英語の中にスペイン語もちらつくこの話は、作者Aurhur Dorrosが、息子のAlex Dorrosが12歳の時に書いた話を基にして制作した。