This lyrical and counting number picture book weaves together images of childeren, nature and architecture from around the world, both celebrating our diversity and showing how we are the same in so many ways. A peace anthem with a timely and important message that what we have in common is what is most important-family, laughter, love, nature, and 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.
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 Kabir Sehgal & Surishtha Sehgal, Illustrated by Jess Golden (Beach Lane Books – 2016)
Take a ride through an Indian town as the tuk tuk wheels go round and round! This delightful spin on “The Wheels on the Bus” brings a lively and colorful twist to a classic nursery rhyme. >>> In the last pages, found Authors’ Note and Glossary to help to learn Indian people and culture through this book and song.
Tuk Tuk (トークトーク)に乗ると、タイヤが回りながらインドの町を 走り回ってくれる！長年愛唱されている幼児用の歌”The Wheels on the Bus” (バスのタイヤ)の楽しいリズムに、生き生きとした色彩豊かなインドの町の光景や人々の様子がオリジナルの歌詞から置き換えられている。＞＞＞巻末に著者達(母と息子のチーム)からの説明や語彙の解説があり、この絵本のインド版の歌を歌いながらインドの人々や文化を知るのに役立つ。
By Fred Parqnuzzi, Illustrated by Mariana Ruiz Johnson ( Schiffer Kids – 2021 )
The book is almost wordless, but filled with many sounds of day. Each illustration, page after page, is crowded with all the noises and activity happening during a little kid’s daily routine. It’s a very unique picture book which toddlers will delight in recognizing the onomatopoeia.
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.
“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.
By Gabrielle Union, Illustrated by Ashley Evans ( Harper – 2020 )
There is a party happening for a sweet baby girl. Her parents roll out the red carpet, turn the music up high, and bring gifts of warmth and love. This book is a sweet love letter for parents everywhere who are excited to welcome their baby, bundle of joy, to the party that is a life. >>>The author is an award-winning actress, activist and a mother.
The first big snow of the season is here. Enjoy all the fun activities the snow brings. Bundle up and race outside to build a snowman, make snow angels, and go slendding with friends. At the end of the day, head back inside and warm up with hot chocolate. A perfect rhyming read-aloud for anyone who delights in snow.
A little girl’s urban neighborhood becomes a discovery ground of things round, square, and rectangular in this lyrical picture book. Most of the objects are Asian in origin, others universal: round rice bowls and a found pebble, square dim sum and the boxes that the pizzas come in, )rectangular Chinese lace and a very special pencil case. >>> On the last page, a short glossary add cultural significance to the objects featured in this book. Roseanne Thong’s books and Grace Lin’s books in SHI collection.