Category Archives: White Raven

The Bathing Costume Or The Worst Vacation Of My Life

The Bathing Costume or the Worst Vacation of my Life Book Cover Parisian eight-year-old Ronnie, short for Myron, visits his grandparents and rowdy older cousins in England, while his parents move apartments. It is his first vacation away from his mama. There is a competition to see who can shower the least, a wild bike ride without helmets, the family tradition of jumping off the ten-foot diving board, and the shame of having his bathing suit slip off in the pool. This touching, funny story of Ronnie’s growth from timid mama’s boy to confidence and independence is written in journal format with energetic, expressive watercolor images. mjw
Title: The Bathing Costume Or The Worst Vacation Of My Life
Author: Charlotte Moundlic
Illustrator
: Oliver Tallec
Publisher
: Enchanted Lion Books
Copyright
: 2013
Original language
: French
Translator
: Claudia Zoe Bedrick
Original title
: Le Slip de Bain ou les pires vacances de ma vie
Original publisher
: Flammarion
Original copyright
: 2011
ISBN
: 978-1-59270-141-4
Hardcover pages
: 40
Age range
: 5-8
Genre
: Picture book
Book setting
: England
Author’s residence
: France
Illustrator’s residence
: France
Awards
: 2014 Mildred L. Batchelder Honor, 2014 USBBY Outstanding International Books List,  2013 White Raven Award
Subjects
: Adventure, England, Europe, Grandparents, Holiday, Humor, New experience, Western Europe

My Village: Rhymes From Around The World

My Village Rhymes from Around the World Book Cover Twenty-two nursery rhymes from around the globe are presented in English, the original language, and the original alphabet when appropriate. New Zealand, China, Australia, Norway, Ireland, Tonga, Jamaica, Japan, Zimbabwe, Fiji, Indonesia, Denmark, Iran, Germany, Samoa, Switzerland, Russia, Brazil, France, Holland, Iceland, and India are illustrated in bright collage and mixed-media artwork. Children’s Laureate Michael Rosen introduces the collection. Source notes are provided, but the name of the original language is not always given. mjw
Title: My Village: Rhymes From Around The World
Author: Danielle Wright
Illustrator
: Mique Moriuchi
Publisher
: Frances Lincoln Children’s Books
Copyright
: 2010
Original language
: English
Translator
: Aida Nofrita, Andrea Gardi, Anjana Mani, Carim Portella, Farideh Khalatbaree, Genia Gurarie, Hallberg Hallmundsson, Katrien Vander Straeten, Lisa Yanucci, Monique Palomares, Mavis Kumbala-Mutisi, Nora Yao, Paul Selver, Rob Amery, Sereima Lumelume, Wanda Cowley, Wilma van den Bosch, and Winifred Mahowa
Original publisher
: Gecko Press
Original copyright
: 2008
ISBN
: 978-84780-086-2
Hardcover pages
: 53
Age range
: 3-6
Genre
: Poetry
Author’s residence
: New Zealand
Illustrator’s residence
: England
Awards
: 2009 White Raven Award
Subjects
: Africa, Asia, Australia, Caribbean, Children’s poetry, Europe, New Zealand, Nursery rhymes, Oceania, South America