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Wilderness: An Interactive Atlas Of Animals

wilderness-an-interactive-atlas-of-animalsThis information book explores animals all over the world through the use of pop-ups and other movable pieces made of paper. The illustrations accurately depict animals through the use of digital illustrations. Moreover, the book features plenty of facts and explanations of animals from all over the globe. Content specific vocabulary within the text includes definitions and helpful examples. The maps, facts, and creative interactive pages make this book accessible for students doing a broad overview about animals in a research project. This atlas is truly a must have for those who are fans of all animals. ema

Title: Wilderness: An Interactive Atlas Of Animals
Author: Hannah Pang
Illustrator
: Jenny Wren
Publisher
: 360 Degrees; Ltf Pop edition
Copyright
: 2016
Original Language
: English
Original Publisher: 360 Degrees
Original Copyright: 2016
ISBN: 978-1944530037
Hardcover pages
: 16
Age range: 8-12
Genre
: Nonfiction Picture Book
Authors’ ethnicity: English
Authors’ residence: 
England
Illustrator’s ethnicity
: English 
Illustrator’s residence
: Birmingham, England
Subjects: Atlas, Creatures, Global, Maps

A Child Of Books

a-child-of-booksThe young girl is a child of books. She uses books and their words to go on adventures. On a journey after she crosses a sea of words, she meets a young boy at his house. The two go on an exploration into the worlds of words. The word artwork is amazing in this picture book. The background and landscape are made of words from classic novels and lullabies and the main characters interact with the text throughout the story. Moreover, the endpages of the book are packed with titles and authors of several classics of children’s literature. Readers can use the book as a game of trying to find quotes and classic titles on each page. This is a brilliant picture book that all bibliophiles must read.  ema

Title: A Child Of Books
Author: Oliver Jeffers
Illustrator
: Sam Winston
Publisher
: Candlewick Press
Copyright
: 2016
Original Language
: English
ISBN: 978-0-7636-9077-9
Hardcover pages
: 40
Age range: 4 and up
Genre
: Picture Book
Authors’ ethnicity: Irish
Authors’ residence
: Brooklyn, New York
Illustrator’s ethnicity
: English
Illustrator’s residence
: London
Subjects: Books, Classic Books, Readers, Words

The Sun Is Also A Star

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Natasha has hours left before she is deported to Jamaica. The logical aspiring scientist believes in facts and refuses to fall in love with someone she just met. Dreamer Daniel, who lives under the pressure of pleasing his Korean parents, believes Natasha is the one. That fate has made several events fall into place for them to meet.  With all of the possible futures there are, will their one day in New York City lead to a future together? Yoon’s multiple points of view in narration brings to light a variety of perspectives and emotions of the human experience. ema

 

Title: The Sun Is Also A Star
Author: Nicola Yoon
Publisher
: Delacorte Press
Copyright
: 2016
Original Language
: English
Original Copyright: 2016
ISBN: 978-0553496680
Hardcover pages
: 384
Age range: 14 and up
Genre
: Young Adult Contemporary Fiction
Authors’ ethnicity: American, Jamaican 
Authors’ residence
: Los Angeles
Awards: National Book Award finalist, Michael L. Printz Honor Book, and Coretta Scott King New Talent Award winner
Subjects: Immigration, Jamaican, Love, Multiple POVs, Poetry, Racism, Science, South Korean

 

La Madre Goose: Nursery Rhymes For Los Niños

la-madre-gooseClassic nursery rhymes are creatively reimagined in this bilingual picture book. The softly colored illustrations are absolutely adorable. Rhymes in this book include: “Mary Had a Little Lamb”, “Baa Baa Black Sheep”, “This Little Piggy Went to Market”, and other classics. This is perfect for teaching both English and Spanish. English Language Learners whose primary language is Spanish will be familiar with Spanish words while learners whose primary language is English will benefit from learning a second language. The book has a helpful glossary with definitions of Spanish words translated into English. It also includes explanations of how to pronounce the words. A great resource for teachers teaching the English or Spanish language to young students. ema


Title: La Madre Goose: Nursery Rhymes For Los Niños
Author: Susan Middleton Elya
Illustrator
: Juana Martinez-Neal 
Publisher
: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers
Copyright
: 2016
Original Language
: English and Spanish
Original Copyright: 2016
ISBN: 978-0399251573
Hardcover pages
: 32
Age range: 5-8
Genre
: Picture Book and Nursery Rhymes
Authors’ ethnicity: American
Authors’ residence
: California
Illustrator’s ethnicity
: Peruvian
Illustrator’s residence
: Arizona
Subjects: Bilingual, Nursery Rhymes

The Frog Prince

the-frog-princeIn this retelling of the classic fairytale, The Princess and the Frog, the prince and princess are great friends. The two have no worries in sight except the fact that a grumpy fairy placed a curse on the prince. The prince cannot have too much fun or misfortune will strike. Lovers of fairytales will enjoy noticing familiar fairytale characters in this beautifully illustrated story. The illustrations give a whimsical quality that sets the tone of how magical the gift of friendship can be. ema

Title: The Frog Prince
Author: Ulf Stark 
Illustrator
: Silke Leffler
Publisher
:  Kvack
Copyright
: 2014
Original Language
: Swedish
Original Publisher: TITEl Books AB for IKEA
Original Copyright: 2014
ISBN: 802-817-65
Hardcover pages
: 29
Age range: 4-9
Genre
: Fiction Picture Book
Authors’ ethnicity: Swedish
Authors’ residence
: Sweden
Illustrator’s ethnicity
: Swedish
Illustrator’s residence
: Sweden
Subjects: Fairies, Fairytales, Magic, Princes, Princesses, Retellings

First Snow

first-snowOne night a young imaginative Korean child is awakened by the “pit, pit, pit” sound of something hitting against their bedroom window. The first snow has fallen. The child bundles up to go outside to create a snowman. Readers will enjoy the delightful use of onomatopoeias and simple adjectives to describe the protagonist’s adventures in their backyard, hometown, and a dazzling place with several children making snowmen. This picture book’s stark black, white, and red palette and textured canvas artwork are simplistically beautiful. The book’s illustrations, text, and main character’s pure childlike awe of snow are absolutely heartwarming. ema

Title: First Snow
Author: Bomi Park
Illustrator
: Bomi Park
Publisher
: Chronicle Books
Copyright
: 2016
Original Language
: Korean 
Translator
: Chronicle Books
Original Copyright: 
2012
ISBN: 978-1-4521-5472-5
Hardcover pages
: 40
Age range: 2-5
Genre
: Picture Book
Authors’ ethnicity: South Korean
Authors’ residence
: Seoul, South Korea
Illustrator’s ethnicity
: South Korean
Illustrator’s residence
: Seoul, South Korea
Subjects: Landscapes, Snow, Snowmen, Winter

Lasso The Wind: Aurèlia’s Verses And Other Poems

Lasso-the-Wind-jacket-FINAL-copy-270x300Poet Laureate of Toronto George Elliott Clarke’s collection of lyrical poetry will captivate readers of all ages. His poetry touches a variety of subjects, such as animals, school, exploration, poverty, and nature. The poems also describe the joy he has for his smiling daughter, Aurèlia. The colorfully captivating illustrations pair perfectly with the poems. Though some of the poems cover adult concepts  that may be difficult for young readers to grasp, this collection is still great for emerging and early poets.   ema

 

Title: Lasso The Wind: Aurèlia’s Verses And Other Poems
Author: George Elliott Clarke
Illustrator
: Susan Tooke
Publisher
: Nimbus
Copyright
: 2013
Original Language
: English 
ISBN: 978-1-77108-050-7
Hardcover pages
: 64
Age range: 7-12
Genre
: Picture Book, Poetry Collection
Authors’ ethnicity: Canadian
Authors’ residence
: Toronto
Illustrator’s ethnicity
: Canadian
Illustrator’s residence
: Canada
Subjects: Insects, Music, Nature, Poetry, Poor,