CHILDREN BOOKS

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Voladores by Patricia Petersen No one knows the origin of this legend, one of the oldest in Mexico. The four voladores symbolize the sun's rays shining on the four corners of the world and the flight of the voladores insures the continuation of the seasons and the sacred cycles of life. Hardbound $14.95
We are Duckies by Min Kim This book is about a little girl, Duk-Hee, who immigrates to the U.S. with her family. Based on her own life, the author shares a typical experience of an English language learner by describing throughout the pages what Duk-Hee perceives, feels, and thinks as she gets adjusted to her new surroundings. At first, Duk-Hee feels anxiety and fear, but eventually she overcomes her linguistic and cultural barriers thanks to her teacher, parents, and, most of all, two wonderful girls in her class. Paperback Look Inside $16.95
What's the Big Idea? by Joan LoPresti and Bob Danner Wouldn't it be fun to read a book about how kids think using retro-like illustrations? What's the big idea? is meant to get young children thinking about where ideas come from and how we learn to place value on them. Each page is composed of opposite thoughts/ actions that are very relatable to the actual lives of children. The illustrations are multicultural and the photo realistic settings are varied to help the reader identify with each situation. For added fun, key words in the text graphically represent what they mean. In addition, there's a guide for parents and teachers with extended enriching activities. Look Inside $15.95
Where the Wild Things Aren't by Alex Trevisan From wild things under the bed to monsters behind the closet door, children are often scared by what is cooked up in their imaginations. This book strives to teach young children that many frightening situations they encounter are in fact nothing to worry about. paperback Look Inside $16.95
Why Did You Leave Us by Misty Woodard Hardison Benson is a very happy boy who enjoys spending time with his grandparents. He learns that in life we sometimes lose the people we love. He also learns that his grandparents will always be close to his heart by cherishing the memories they shared in the past. Talking to children about the loss of loved ones can be a sensitive topic to address. “Why Did You Leave Us, We Loved You So?” helps children understand that death is a natural complement to life. This book explores the meaning of life, death and heaven, as well as how to stay close in spirit with grandparents who have died. Look Inside $14.95
Will the Baby be Bigger than Me by Dr. J. Fallon and Dr. Feltenstein A boy's fears about the changes that might come with a new baby in the family are relieved when he sees that the new arrival looks just like him. A humorous situation delivered with mastery by Dr. J Fallon and Dr. A. Feltenstein. Hardbound $4.95