Milly’s Dad has been sent to prison, and at first Milly feels angry and confused. But soon she, Mum and her brother, Sam, go to visit Dad and afterwards a surprise package arrives at home. It’s a cd of all Milly’s favourite animal stories, read specially for her by Dad. At Christmas there’s a party at the prison, with Father Christmas, and in the spring comes the best surprise of all….>>>This story for younger children shows how one family comes through a difficult time of separation, by an author and illustrator with extensive experience of working with prisoners and their families.＞＞＞＞Karin Littlewood’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.
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.
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.
By Tasha Spillett-Summer, Illustrated by Slini Perera (Owlkids Books – 2022 )
Why does Izzy’s skin look different from her mama’s ? And why does hair Izzy’s have swirls and curls that jump out from her braids, while her mama’s hair is smooth and straight with a braid that hanging right down the middle of her back? “You are part of me, and I am part of you. I am beautiful like me, and you are beautiful like you.” A timeless story celebrating how beauty and belonging come in all shapes and sizes.
When May comes to live with Grama, they become an unstoppable team. Together they create art, birdwatch, and prepare inventions for the annual space fair. And they never, ever say goodbye without a hug. But when May wins the opportunity of a lifetime and gets ready to take off – literally – on her own, Grama worries: will May leave on her longest adventure yet without a hug?
By Diane O’Neill, Illustrated by Brizida Magro (Albert Whitman & Co. – 2021 )
Molly has never been to a food pantry before. It’s different from a grocery store: Molly and her mom have to sign in to enter, and there are limits on what they can buy. Then Molly sees her classmate Caitlin. But Caitlin isn’t happy to see Molly – she doesn’t want anyone to know she gets food from the pantry. Molly begins to wonder if there’s something wrong with accepting help. >>> One the last page, more details about Food Insecurity in the US.
The bond between a boy and his father is profound. This book explores it from the point of view of the child, depicting in simple words and deeply moving pictures the wealth of feeling evoked by everday events like Daddy doing to work, jogging, mowing the lawn, and telling a bedtime story. In a perfet union of words and picture, this book celebrate this complex and wonderful relationship. >>> Susan Paradis’s books in SHI collection.
A young girl celebrates how her mother, just like the animals that always seem near, expresses her love through such daily activities as eating, playing and snuggling together. From morning to bedtime, this book portrays in simple words and deeply resonant pictures the breadth and depth of little girl’s feeling for her mother. >>> Susan Paradis’s books in SHI collection.