Of all the kids in her class, only one makes Violet’s heart skip : Mira, the girl with che cheery laugh who races like the wind. If only they could adventure together! But every time Violet tries to tell Mira how she feels, Violet goes shy. As Valentine’s Day approaches, Violet is determined to show Mira just how special she is.
Meet Hector and Louie. They do everthing together. They make funny drinks, they tell knock-knock jokes, and they even have pet fish both named Python. Louie and Hector are best friends in the universe, and they want to create a book to celebrate their friendship. But when a secret is revealed by Hector and a secret is revealed by Louis, it’s time for a Do-Over! Join in the hilarity as these two best friends discover the true meaning of friendship!
By Rosemary Wells, Illustrated by David McPhail ( Dial Books for Young Readers – 1994 )
Look. Listen. Open all your senses. Spring violets groｗ bright in the deep black earth. Summer rain patters on the leaves. Autumn brings the tastes and smells of a bakery shop. Winter’s icy wind is soferned by the warmth of an afternoon nap. Night Sounds, Morning Colors moves through the seasons of a child’s year to vividly evoke each of the senses. ＞＞＞Rosemary Wells’s books in SHI collection.
Change is all around our planet, but it can be overwhelming! Explore how change exists everywhere in a way that is natural, and even beautiful, in this vibrantly illustrated book with fun rhyming couplets. ”Everything changes, day to night/night to day. Everything changes, and that’s all right.”>>> From the Author’s Note : ” The Buddha taught that wanting things to stay the same causes us a lot of pain, but accepting that nothing lasts forever can lead to peace and happiness.”
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.
Henry’s life can get busy – sometimes too busy. When that happens, Henry gets wild, tearing around the house like a lemonade hurricane. But his big sister Emma has an idea. Maybe just maybe, she can help her brother learn to be still. This charming story tells how mindfulness and meditation can help calm even a hurricane like Henry. >>> On the last pages, simple instructions show how you can do it, too!
By Lou Peacock, Illustrated by Nicola Slater ( Nosy Crow – 2021 )
Charlie has a hard time choosing. It doesn’t matter if the choise is between flavors of ice cream, pairs of underwear, or whether to sleep with the lights on or off – the options are always overwhelming. In fact, it’s easier when Charlie doesn’t choose at all. Hawever, with Charlie’s birthday fast approaching, he is determined to choose the absolute best gift for himself: a dog! But with so many furry friends to pick from, how will Charlie choose who to bring home?
Charlie は、選ぶことが大変に苦手であった。アイスクリームのフレイバーであれ、下着であれ、寝る時に電気を消すか消さないかであれ関係なく、選ぶことはいつでも大変な仕事であった。実際、選ばずに済むことは、Charlie にとって大変楽であった。ところが、彼の誕生日が近ずくに連れて、Charlieは最も素晴らしい贈り物を選びたくなった。それは犬である。しかし、いろいろな犬の中から、家に連れて帰る一匹を彼は選ぶことができるのだろうか？
By Michael Parker, Illustrated by Judith Rossell ( Walker & Company – 2010 )
When it’s time to sleep, the night sky might seem scary. But if you take a journey out of this world, past the moon, and throught the universe, you ‘ll discover millions of stars. Once bright fires in space, those stars grew so hot they exploded into tiny pieces that flew around and came to rest in the place where Earth began, where animals, trees, and fruits would someday grow. All living things have a little bit of stardust inside them, and so do you!>>> Found “Star Facts” on the last page.
When a young child reminds her dad about the hike they planned, her father hesitant. But as the two climb on , her enthusiasm is contegious. This book captures the wonder of the trail, the special relationship between a parent and a child, and the power of a shared experience.
“Be who you are! Be proud of where you ‘re from. Be a different color. Speak your language. Wear everything you need to be you. ” Todd Parr’s bold messages and bright pictures encourage readers to embrace all their unique qualities. >>>Todd Parr’s books in SHI collection.