This story about the unconditional love that an Inuit mother has for her child speaks to parents and children of all cultures. Children will enjoy talking about the objects shown in the enticing illustrations.
Mama Provi carries a pot of arroz con pollo from her apartment on the first floor to her sick granddaughter on the eighth floor. Along the way, she stops to trade her dish for other foods from her neighbors. When she finally arrives at her granddaughter's apartment, she has an enormous meal.
Mama zooms across the lawn like a racehorse and zooms through puddles like a ship. She zooms all around on her zooming machine-- her wheelchair. This simple, yet poignant story shows a mother and young child enjoying their time together.
Lisa's class is learning how to make maps in school. For a homework assignment, she decides to make a map of her dog Penny's world. She includes the places where Penny likes to hide her toys and the best walking routes. This fun story will also help your child learn about the important features of maps.
Your child will love this bilingual book about a budding friendship between an English-speaking girl and a Spanish-speaking girl who meet in a park. Although their mothers assume they cannot communicate, the girls communicate via gestures and words in their respective languages and become friends.
Preschooler, Kindergartner, First-grader
Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
by Doreen Rappaport
Young Martin Luther King vowed to find "big words" that would inspire and lead like his father. Through the use of striking collage work and quotations, Martin Luther King's work comes to life in this award-winning children's book.
Marvin agrees to take care of his teacher's dog while she is away, not knowing that he would have to cope with the unexpected death of the pet. Marvin is left feeling guilty, sad, and nervous about his teacher's return. This is a good book for beginning readers that will help them explore difficult emotions.
With his hallmark wit and humor, Dahl tells the tale of Matilda, a child prodigy who defends her sweet teacher against the terrible school principal, Mrs. Trunchbull. Children will love learning about Matilda and her extraordinary powers.