Sadie and her four mischievous younger brothers live in a small drafty cottage on the outskirts of tiny Russian village. They are very poor and always hungry. But on the first wintry night of Chanukah, Sadie is given a frying pan that cooks up sizzling-hot, delicious potato pancakes on command. When Sadie goes out on the last day of Chanukah, she warns her brothers not to touch the magic pan. But the minute she sets foot outside the door…>>> Sadie’s Latkes (recipe) and a Note about Chanukah are found on the last page.
By Mark Karlins, Illustrated by Nicole Wong ( Lee & Low Books inc. – 2021 )
As Kiyosh watches his grandfather compose a delicate haiku, he wonders out loud: “Where do poems come from?” His grandfather answers by taking him on a walk through their city, where what they see, hear, imagine, and feel inspires new poems at every step. As Kiyoshi discovers that poetry emerges from the way the world outside us meets the world within each of us, he also finds the courage to write a hakiku of his own. >>> On the last page, the author explains about Haiku (originated in Japan)in English.
(Based on the film) Written by Robert Mark Kamen, Directed by John G. Avildsen, Illustrated by Kim Smith ( Quirk Books – 2019 )
When young Daniel is targeted by bullies, his neighbor Mr. Miyagi agrees to train him for the upcoming karate tournament. But why is Mr. Miyagi making Daniel wax his cars, sand his deck, and paint his house? Actually Daniel had been learning karate moves-and getting stronger everyday! >>>The classic movie is now an illustrated storybook for the whole family.
By Susan Middleton Elya, Illustrated by Ana Aranda (Lee & Low Books Inc. – 2018 )
A Latino family joins the crowd headed for a summer celebración! They enjoy their town’s parade which include street foods, bands, a corn princess and fireworks. A brief rain shower does not dampen the Latino family’s excitement. >>> Spanish words, interspersed in the rhyming text, are defined in a glossary on the last page.
By Hena Khan, Illustrated by Mehrdokht Amimi ( Chronicle Books LLC – 2022 )
From one sun to countless stars, the gentle introduction to number also celebrates the many diverse traditions of the Muslim world, encouraging readers young and old to reflect upon – and count – their many blessings. >>> Glossary and Author’s note found on the last pages. Hena Khan’s books in SHI collection.
Diwali, the festival of lights, comes from India and Archie’s favorite holiday. She loves that is reminds people about light and hope and strength. This year, Archie has invited some school friends to her family’s party. She’s excited and worried at the same time – what if they don’t like the holiday as much as she does? >>> More information about Diwali found on the last pages.
By Michael Genhart, Illustrated by Loris Lora ( Cameron Kids – 2021 )
Every year on Christmas Eve, Rosie and her mama, tia, sister and cousins all gather together in Abuela’s kitchen to make tamales and to tell stories. Immersed in Abuela’s rich memories, Rosie learns not only how to make a delicious tamale, but how to make a delicious LIFE, one filled with love, lots of spice, and family. >>>Author’s and Illustrator’s notes are on the last pages.
By Allison Ofanansky, Illustrated by Rotem Teplow (Groundwood Books – 2020. First published in Hebrew in 2019 as “A sack of Luck: A Mimouna Night Tale” by Kinneret, Zmora, Dvir- publishing House Ltd.) It’s Mimouna-the Moroccan Jewish holiday that marks the end of Passover, when blessing are given for a year of prosperity and good luck. Miriam wants to help her mother make the sweet moufletot they always eat at their Mimouna party, but they don’t have any flour! (Note: Flour is not allowed in the house during Passover) Luckily, Miriam’s mother knows just what to do, and they set off to visit their Muslim neighbors. It’s a wonderful story featured a Jewish traditional festivity in Morocco, as well as friendship between a Jewish girl and a Muslim girl. >>> On the last pages, included an explanation of Mimouna and a recipe for making moufletot, the paper-thin pancakes enjoyed at Mimouna.
Donna Jo Napoli and Elena Furrow, Illustrated by Bronwyn Bancroft （Bloomsbury U.S.A. Children’s Books – 2009） Ally is so excited to be going on a trip with her mother, and she can’t wait to draw all the new animals that she’ll see. When she arrives in Australia she meets Pauline, and Aboriginal artist. The two soon become friends, and Pauline shows Ally that art isn’t always made with paint and paper-and that sometimes mistakes lead to the greatest discoveries.＞＞＞Elena Furrow is Donna Jo’s daughter, and Bronwyn Bancroft is an Aboriginal artist and designer.
Allyは母親と共に旅行に行き、初めて見る動物達を描くのを楽しみにしていた。オーストラリアに到着すると、AllyはPaulineというアボリジニーの芸術家と知り合いになった。二人は直に親しくなり、そしてPaulineはAllyに絵の具と紙だけが芸術を現す方法ではないと教えてくれた。紙に描くことばかりに集中していると、時として大事な発見を見落とすことがあると、彼女は説明をしてくれた。＞＞＞著者のlena Furrow は Donna Jo’s の娘であり, イラストレーターBronwyn Bancroft はアボリジニーの芸術家でありデザイナー。
This is an answering letter to his grandpa from a boy who loves Ice Cream so much, and in his head everything is related with Ice Cream. In his letter he shows a lots of information about Ice Cream based on its history, its invention, and even math practice of Ice Cream.