Moving from her native Japan to America, Sakura misses her grandmother and the cherry blossom trees under which they shared many happy hours, but a new friend and a springtime surprise help her adjust to her new home.
New Kids' Picture Books
When we take a Sunday car ride to the orchard that's nearby, and pick fruit for Daddy's applesauce, and more to bake a pie . . . Rosh Hashanah is on its way.
"One night they came ... The darkness grew colder, deeper, darker, and swallowed up everything ... Marwan is a young boy on a journey he never intended to take, bound for a place he doesn't know. On his journey, he relies on courage and memories of his faraway homeland to buoy him. With him are hundreds and thousands of other human beings, crossing the deserts and the seas, fleeing war and hunger in search of safety. He must take one step after another--bringing whatever he can carry, holding on to dreams. This is the journey of one boy who longs for a home, and we follow his path, walking hand in hand with him as he looks forward with uncertainty and hopes for a peaceful future. This beautiful, heartfelt story gives a human face to the plight of refugees all over the world. Marwan's journey is everyone's journey"--Jacket.
"Celebrates a diverse community on a Sunday morning at an inclusive church that welcomes all people regardless of age, class, race, gender identity, and sexual orientation. Come to the church for all!"-- Provided by publisher. Includes historical facts about Glide Memorial Church in San Francisco.
Prince Freddie is off to save a castle from a ferocious dragon, when he realises he really, REALLY needs a pee. But what with scary ogres, damsels in distress, and massive queues for the only toilet in the forest, it doesn't look like Freddie will ever get to go ... So when the dragon blocks his path, and accidentally sets fire to the castle, things don't look too good. Luckily, Prince Freddie is able to have a pee AND put out the fire in one go!
"A stranger carrying a bag of seeds comes to town and, with help from fairies, grows a tree that bears such "fruit" as toys and musical instruments for the townspeople." -- Provided by publisher.
A brother and sister spend an exciting day at the zoo where they find balloons, baboons, kangaroos, and more. Told entirely through illustrations and single words containing a double "O".
While Oliver prepares their picnic, Philbert sets sail on a pond, only to get caught in a sudden storm.
Yelfred and Omek are back and this time they're going to skrool in Best Frints at Skrool, the hilarious sequel to Best Frints in the Whole Universe by award-winning writer/artist Antoinette Portis.
A group of friends become less enthusiastic about their fishing trip the longer they go without catching a fish.
Future scientist Kimmy eagerly shares information about dinosaurs during a school field trip until classmate Jake tells her "girls aren't scientists," but Mr. Tiffin sets her straight.
How do you feel? Sometimes you feel happy, sometimes sad. Sometimes you even feel surprised. Supreme artist and Children's Laureate Anthony Browne brings all his understanding and skill to bear in this exploration of emotion for very young children.
Illustrations and simple, rhyming text introduce a school where diversity is celebrated and songs, stories, and talents are shared.
When a Princess learns from her Fairy Godmother that she is in last place in a car race against such fairy tale notables as Humpty Dumpty, the Three Bears, and Rumpelstiltskin, she boldly rebuffs defeat and steps on the gas.
"Manny and his friend Gertie join forces to clean up their local park--because every superhero needs a planet worth saving"-- Provided by publisher.
Pete the cat learns about the Pilgrims and the first Thanksgiving when he takes part in a school play on the topic.
Introduces the Muslim holiday, discussing the ways in which it is celebrated and why it is important.
Introduces young readers to motorcycles, discussing their parts, how they operate, and different types of motorcycles and their uses, including touring motorcycles, sport bikes, and dirt bikes.
Provides an introduction to pairs of homophones using illustrations featuring llamas.
Illustrations and simple, rhyming text follow a young girl as she makes a boat, splashes in puddles, and otherwise enjoys a rainy day.
George is a big, old dog who just likes to sit around, but when his family leaves the home, there is one secret way to make him move.
Curious George and his friends discover that shouting "Boo!" is one of the best parts of a spooky and fun-filled Halloween.
Little monsters prepare for bed by reading one last bed-tomb story, wrapping up tight, and howling a lullaby.
Rhyming text celebrates the people, places, and things that make up a town, from schools and shops to bicycles and community helpers.
Rhyming text celebrates the special touches that make a house a home.