By James Patterson, Illustrated by Elizabet Vukovic, Jeff Ebbeler, Louise Forshaw, Tracy Dockray, Cori Doerrfeld, Jennifer Zivoin, Jordan Wray, Ryan Wheatcroft, Kate Babok, John Nez, Donald Wu, Chelen Ecija, Bao Luu, Luck Flowers, Ruth Galloway, Julia Kuo, Jomike Tejido, Julie Robine, Alejandro O’Kif, Cori Doerrfeld. (Jimmy Partterson Books-2017)
Saying “Thank you” can be something that children do automatically without thinking much about what it means. This book shows how we can feel gratitude for so many things – not just for birthday presents, but even for the simplest things in our lives. Kids know when to say thank you – this book will tell them why with presenting different illustrator’s art works on page to page.
” I have big feelings. You have them too. How can I help? What can we do? ” What should we do when things don’t go according to plan? We may feel mad, frustrated, or overwhelmed, but by talking it through, compromising, and seeing another point of view, we can start fresh, being anew. The author and the illustrator help children navigate the emotional challenges they face in their daily lives in this gentle and reassuring read-aloud. >>>Alexandra Penfold’s books and Suzanne Kaufman’s books in SHI collection.
Summer drags like a book that starts out good, then isn’t. A boy is bored, so he hops on his bike and heads for the playground, where he finds a girl on a swing. Soon they are having fun like best friends. This playful poem introduces young readers to similes and how they make our language more colorful. >>> Merrilee Liddiard’s books in SHI collection.
By Alice Walker, Illustrated by Quim Torres ( Tra. Publishing – 2021 )
Sweet people are everywhere! They are all over the globe. Sweet people can be found from Canada to Cong to Cuba, from Afghanistan to Australia, from Ireland to Iraqu…There are Sweet people in the thirty-seven places listed in these pages and everywhere else on the planet. Take a trip through the lines of this large-hearted poem by Alice Walker and meet some of them! >>> Alice Walker is the author of “The Color Purple” and activist. On the last pages, found “Talking with author Alice Walker, and Notes on the illustrations.
Coen is having a slumping, sighing, sobbing kind of day. Mum, Dad, and Coen’s little sister, Junie, each think they know how best to cheer him up, but none of the usual solutions are helping this time. So one by one, they get quiet and wait as Coen listens to his body. They waited because feelings cannot be rushed. They waited because it was okay that Coen felt blue. They waited because they knew that Coen’s blue feelings could not last forever. >>> On the last page, the author’s note found. The author is a registered psychologist.
By David Weinstone, illustrated by Vin Vogel ( Farrar Straus Giroux – 2015 )
As soon as the teacher starts to play his guitar and sing, the kids are whirling and twirling and having a blast. But for one hesitant little music maker, it is all a bit overwhelming at first. With energetic and bright illustrations, this reassuring story about courage it sometimes takes to try something new will resonate with children everywhere. >>> The author founded an interactive music class for preschoolers in 1997. Details : musicforaardvarks.com
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 Jim Helmore, Illustrated by Richard Jones ( Peachtree Publishing Company Inc. – 2020）
Mia and Ben are the very best friends, and they love making paper planes together. One day, maybe they will make a plane that can fly all away across the lake. But Ben moves far away, it seems that will never happen. With a little bit of hope, however, and a great big imagination, Mia learns her friendship with Ben isn’t over – no matter the distance between them.
By Nancy Hartry, Illustrated by Gabrielle Grimard (Second Story Press – 2020 )
This is a picture book without text, but readers can hear a lot of words from vivid illustrations. A boy has just arrived in new country. The snow piled up outside his window is a mysterious and, frankly, chilly surprise! A girl, his new neighbor, does not speak his language, but that does not stop them from communicating as the girl helps the boy overcome his fears. The two new friends get bundled up against the cold, and the boy discovers the magic of playing outside on a snow day.
By Sara O’Leary, Illustrated by Qin Leng ( Groundwood Books – 2021 )
“Being the new kid is hard,” a child in the school playground tells us. “I can think of better things to ask than if I’m a boy or a girl.” Another child is asked why she always has her nose in a book. Someone else is asked where they come from. One after another children share the questions they’re tired of hearing – as opposed to what they believe are the most important or interesting things about themselves! This book tells a triumphant story about children who are all different, all themselves, all just kids. >>> Sara O’Leary and Qin Leng’s another book in SHI collection : A Family is a Family is a Family.
「転校生は楽じゃない」校庭で一人の子が言った。「女の子か男の子と聞く以外他の質問が出来ないのかしら。」他の子は、どうしていつも本ばかり見ているのかと言われるし、また他の子はどこから来たのかばかリ尋ねられる。次々と子ども達が聞き飽きてげっそりしている質問を公表した。自分達にとって何が大事で何に関心があるのか尋ねることなく、何故同じ質問ばかりするのか。この絵本は子ども達は夫々異なり、自分自身の個性があり、そして子どもであることを、心から誇っていることを告げている。＞＞＞同じ制作者達による、A Family is a Family is a FamilyがSHIのコレクションにあり。