In South Africa, there is a belief called UBUNTU-the idea that we are all connected. No matter where we’re from, what we like to do, or who we are, a person is a a person through their connections to other people. With simple, lyrical text and charming artwork, this lively picture book is the perfect introducing to the concept of UBUNTU for young kids. A celebration of friendship and kindness, the book shows children the many ways that we are all one.>>> First published in South Africa is in 2020 and the title was “We are one”.
南アフリカにはUBUNTUと呼ばれる信念があり、これは私達総てが繋がっているという信念である。何処から来た人であれ、何をする人であれ、誰であれ、あらゆる人が人として互いに結ばれている。この絵本は、優しい軽快な言葉と魅力あるイラストで、子ども達にUBUNTUの紹介を解かり易くしている。友情と親切心を共有することによって、人類の一体化を謳歌している。＞＞＞南アフリカで初版が出版されたのは2020年で、その時のタイトルは”We are One”。
By Beth Ferry, Illustrated by Joseph Kuefler ( Abrams Books for Young Readers – 2019)
When caveboy Neander meets cavegirl Neanne, he’s head-over-heels crushed. She is short, she is hairy. She is perfect! Determined to win her over, he brings her gift after gift – each one grander than the last. But Neanne remains unimpressed. When Neander comes up with the grandest gesture of all, it’s Neanne’s turn to do some crushing. >>> Beth Ferry’s books in SHI collection.
By Tom Percival ( Bloomsbury Children’s Books – 2019 )
Ravi never minded being the smallest in his family until….one day, Ravi’s short arms can’t reach the monkey bars, he can’t find anyone during hide-and-seek. And he’s too little to ride the big slide. Ravi is so mad-so ferocious, roaring Tiger! Tigers can do anything they want! But who want to play with someone who won’t share or behave? Ravi is about discover something very important about voicing his feelings. >>>On the last page, found advices from the author. Tom Percival’s books in SHI collection.
By Tom Percival ( Bloomsbury Children’s Books – 2018 )
Ruby is a happy, curious, imaginative girl. But one day, she finds something unexpected : a Worry. It’s not a very big Worry at first. But every day it grows a little bigger…and the Worry is enormous and is all she can think about. But when Ruby befriends a boy she discovers that everyone has Worries, and not only that, there’s great way to get rid of them too. >>>Tom Percival’s books in SHI collection.
By Shannon Anderson, Illustrated by Hiroe Nakata ( Magination Press, American Psychological Association – 2021 )
School is coming up and Shelli really wants to be less shy. At home, she relates more to her bashful pet fish who hides in his cave than she does to her outgoing dog, who wants to greet everyone in sight. Shelli wants to make new friends and meet new people, but she is just too shy to say hi. This book shows the readers how Shelli takes small steps toward overcoming her shyness. >>> On the last pages, includes a note about shyness and social anxiety.
By Todd Parr (Hachette Book Group, Inc.‐2019） ” Sometimes you worry. You might worry when you have too much to do. Or when you have to go somewhere new.” Todd Parr’s kid-friendly text and pictures reassure readers that when you worry, there are many ways to feel better! >>> Todd Parr’s books in SHI Collection.
By Elizabeth Verdick, Illustrated by Marieka Heinlen (Free Spirit Publishing – 2015)
As every grown-up knows, yelling comes naturally to children. This friendly, encouraging book introduces and reinforces where and when to use an “indoor voice” or an “outdoor voice”. Simple words and vivid illustrations show the places and times for an indoor voice, the way people ask us to speak more quietly and situations when yelling might occur. >>> On the last pages, found a special section for adults offers activities and discussion starters, This book is one of “Free Spirits’s award-winning Best Behaviors” series. ”Words are not for Hurting” is also in the series.
大人が良く知っているように、子ども達はつい大声を張り上げてしまう。この絵本は”屋内の声”と”屋外の声”をいつどこで使うのかを解説し、教えてくれる。子ども達に解かり易い言葉と、明るいイラストが”屋内の声”を使う具体例を示し、大声が起こりそうな時や静かに話してほしい時の振舞い方を紹介している。＞＞＞巻末には大人向けに、この絵本のテーマに関する練習や話し合いを進めるための指導書がついている。この絵本はF.S.出版社が受賞した”最良の行動を促すシリーズ本”の一冊。他の作品にWords are not for Hurtingもある。
By Deborah Marcero ( Little, Brown and Company – 2018 )
Rose’s heart is set on discovering something completely new. She just doesn’t know where to find it….So Rose sets off on a wondrous journey, bounding from one spectacular world to the next Her guides are a set of maps drawn from her own imagination and her heart’s desire to explore new and exciting worlds.
By Leslie Helakoski, Illustrated by Heidi Woodward Sheffield (Sterling Children’s Books – 2020)
Picture the wonderful colors you see every day and imagine how others experience them. No matter where you live, all children gaze at a blue sky, bask in the warmth of a golden sun, dig in rich brown dirt, and stare at white glowing stars. But do you think all of us, everywhere, share the very same colors of the world? This gentle, poetic read-aloud book encourages young children to consider how color is experienced all over the world.
By Marie Harris, Illustrated by Vanessa Brantley-Newton (Nancy Paulsen Books – 2013)
What color is a dog’s bark? The ring of a school bell? Or the pattern of falling rain? Just ask Jullian, because for every sound she hears, she sees a color! This eye-opening picture book introduces readers to their five senses and to something called synesthesia-in which one sense triggers a perception, usually color. And for others, even numbers and letters have colors. This book makes synesthesia easy to understand and celebrate each person’s own way of seeing the world.