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2012–2013 School & Library Catalog

LEE & Low books About Everyone ~ for everyone Our new Children’s Book Press imprint see page 26

Science fiction and fantasy from Tu Books see page 9


CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR NEWEST WINNERS! MARISOL MCDONALD DOESN’T MATCH / MARISOL MCDONALD NO COMBINA i Pura Belpré Illustrator Award Honor i ALA Notable Children’s Book i Junior Library Guild Selection i Tejas Star Book Award List i Skipping Stones Honor Award i International Latino Book Award Finalist

THE MANGROVE TREE: Planting Trees to Feed Families i A LA Notable Children’s Book i Jane Addams Children’s Book Award i Orbis Pictus Award Honor Book i Eureka! Nonfiction Award i Green Earth Book Award i Notable Books for a Global Society

HOT, HOT ROTI FOR DADA-JI i Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature,

Picture Book Honor i Best Children’s Books of the Year, Bank Street College ★ Starred review, Kirkus Reviews

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UNDER THE MESQUITE i Pura Belpré Author Award i William C. Morris YA Debut Award Finalist i Top Ten Best Fiction for Young Adults i A LA Notable Children’s Book i Top 10 Can’t Miss Fall Books for Teens,

Kirkus Reviews i Notable Books for a Global Society

IT JES’ HAPPENED: When Bill Traylor Started to Draw ★ Starred review, Kirkus Reviews ★ Starred review, Booklist ★ Starred review, School Library Journal i Lee & Low New Voices Award Honor

A FULL MOON IS RISING i Lasting Connections Title, Book Links i Chicago Public Library Best of the Best Books i Best Children’s Books of the Year,

Bank Street College

AUNTIE YANG’S GREAT SOYBEAN PICNIC ★ Starred review, Kirkus Reviews ★ Starred review, Booklist ★ Starred review, School Library Journal


Dear Friends, This year represents another milestone for LEE & LOW BOOKS. With the addition of Children’s Book Press (CBP) as our latest imprint, 2012 officially became a “building” year for the company. What does this mean? First, we established relationships with CBP’s talented authors and illustrators to assure them that the future of their books was a priority. Second, the inventory of CBP was vastly depleted, so gradually replenishing stock of popular titles was crucial. Third, inserting the CBP titles into our website and catalog was necessary—a time consuming but rewarding task. And fourth, there were a host of other little details to attend to that are too numerous to list here. As of this writing, we have accomplished all of these things to varying degrees, and we are continuing to work diligently to bring CBP into the Lee & Low family. It has been an exciting year so far and we are proud to reintroduce a collection of Children’s Book Press titles to our customers. Look for the CBP icon on pages 14–36 to see what’s available. The stars have been shining for some of our new releases. It Jes’ Happened: When Bill Traylor Started to Draw, one of our 2005 New Voices Award Honor winners, was published this spring, along with Auntie Yang’s Great Soybean Picnic. Both books have received rave reviews, including starred reviews from Booklist, School Library Journal, and Kirkus! See the facing page for more award news. Our Tu Books imprint continues to tackle the big ideas and “what ifs” for which science fiction and fantasy are known. Vodník, by first-time novelist Bryce Moore, takes place in Slovakia and conjures a world where creatures like fire vilas, water ghosts, and Death herself can hold serious grudges, making things extremely uncomfortable for a Roma teenager who gets on their bad side. Cat Girl’s Day Off, by Kimberly Pauley (Sucks to Be Me), imagines a world where people are born with special Talents, which is great for some, but not for Asian American teen Natalie, whose Talent is the ability to talk to and understand cats. By the time you read this, we will be on the verge of welcoming more new books into the world (see page 10 for a sneak peek). And while our work never slows, we must also stop and take a moment to thank all of you for supporting our mission of publishing diverse books for children. The importance of our mission has not lessened over the years. It has, in fact, grown even more relevant as our country and the world continue to evolve ethnically and ponder issues of race. Our passion for creating opportunities for all children to see themselves in the pages of books is as strong as ever, and our enthusiasm for stories about all of us never grows old.

Tom Low Jason Low Craig Low and the rest of the LEE & LOW staff

Contents Recent Awards and Honors . . . . . . . . Inside Front Cover From the Publisher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 New for Spring 2012  Baby Flo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . It Jes’ Happened . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Auntie Yang’s Great Soybean Picnic. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Silent Star . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Puffling Patrol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tu Books . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Coming Soon Upcoming Titles, Fall 2012. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Other Highlights Books for Older Readers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 New Voices and New Visions Awards. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Vanishing Cultures Series. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Diversity Collections African/African American Interest . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14–20 Asian/Asian American Interest. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21–26 Latino/Hispanic Interest. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26–31 Middle Eastern Interest. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Multiethnic Interest. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32–35 Native American Interest. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35–36 Libros en español / Spanish Editions . . . . . . . . . . . . 37–38 Resources for Educators Teacher’s Online Resource Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Author Events and Virtual Visits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Indexes and Ordering Order Form. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Title Index. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42–43 What’s Inside/Ordering Information. . . . . . . Back Cover

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NEW THIS SPRING

Reading Level: Grade 3 Ages 6–11, Interest Level: Grades 1–6 $18.95, Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-60060-410-2 8-1/2 x 10-3/4, 40 pages DRA: 38, Guided Reading: P

BABY FLO: Florence Mills Lights Up the Stage By Alan Schroeder Illustrated by Cornelius Van Wright and Ying-Hwa Hu

Themes: Biography, Music, Dance, African American Interest

“A stirring picture-book biography.”  —Booklist

Straight up: Florence was a remarkable child, and that’s a fact.

Pint-sized dynamo “Baby Florence” Mills was singing and dancing just about as soon as she

could talk and walk. She warbled a tune while her mama did

laundry. Everywhere Flo went, she strutted through the streets of Washington, D.C., with a high-steppin’ cakewalk. Flo’s mama and daddy knew they had a budding entertainer in the family, so they entered Florence in a talent contest. Baby Flo went on to become an international superstar during the Harlem Renaissance—but first she had to overcome a case of stage fright and discover that winning wasn’t everything. Here is the spirited story of that spunky young girl learning to chase her dreams with confidence. A sensation in her time, Baby Flo is back, dancing and singing her way into hearts and history.

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Other biographies: Frederick Douglass: The Last Day of Slavery, p. 18 Howard Thurman’s Great Hope, p. 19 I and I Bob Marley, p. 20 Love to Langston, p. 14

Alan Schroeder is the author of several acclaimed picture books that capture the early lives of notable African Americans. His work has earned ALA Notables and has been honored among TIME magazine’s Best Children’s Books of the Year. Schroeder lives in Alameda, California. Cornelius Van Wright and Ying-Hwa Hu have illustrated dozens of award-winning books. Their illustrations have been praised by Kirkus Reviews as “bright, detailed and dynamic, vividly depicting . . . characters’ facial features and personalities.” The husband-and-wife team live in New York City.


NEW THIS SPRING

Reading Level: Grade 3

IT JES’ HAPPENED: When Bill Traylor Started to Draw

Ages 6–11, Interest Level: Grades 1–6 $17.95, Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-60060-260-3 10-1/2 x 8-3/4, 32 pages DRA: 34, Guided Reading: O

By Don Tate Illustrated by R. Gregory Christie ★ “[A] refreshing reminder that artistic talent is not limited by age or formal training.” —School Library Journal, starred review ★ “Astonishing in both its biographical facts and how they are depicted in Christie’s beautiful illustrations.” —Booklist, starred review ★ “An important picture-book biography that lovingly introduces this ‘outsider’ artist to a new generation.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review DON TATE makes his debut as an author with the publication of It Jes’ Happened. He has also illustrated more than forty trade and educational books for children, including the highly praised Summer Sun Risin’ and Black All Around!, published by Lee & Low Books; She Loved Baseball; and Ron’s Big Mission. Tate and his family live in Austin, Texas. R. GREGORY CHRISTIE is a three-time winner of the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award Honor. His work for Lee & Low includes two books that won this award: The Palm of My Heart and Brothers in Hope. Christie has also been twice recognized on The New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Books list. He currently paints in the evenings while traveling around the country for school visits.

Themes: Art, Biography, Dreams and Aspirations, African American Interest

Other books about artists:

A story about finding your talent—at any age.

Growing up as an enslaved boy on an Alabama cotton farm, Bill Traylor worked all day in the

hot fields. When slavery ended, Bill’s family stayed on the farm as sharecroppers. There Bill grew to manhood, raised his own family, and cared for the land and his animals. By 1935 Bill was eighty-one and all alone on his farm. So he packed his bag and moved to Montgomery, the capital of Alabama. Lonely and poor, he wandered the busy downtown streets. But deep within himself Bill had a reservoir of memories of working and living on the land, and soon those memories blossomed into pictures. Bill began to draw people, places, and animals from his earlier life, as well as scenes of the city around him. Today Bill Traylor is considered to be one of the most important self-taught American folk

In Her Hands: The Story of Sculptor Augusta Savage, p. 19 The East-West House: Noguchi’s Childhood in Japan, p. 24 My Papa Diego and Me/ Mi papá Diego y yo, p. 30 The Pot That Juan Built, p. 28

artists. Winner of Lee & Low’s New Voices Award Honor, It Jes’ Happened is a lively tribute to this man who has enriched the world with more than twelve hundred warm, energetic, and often humorous pictures. To place an order see p. 41 or call 1-888-320-3190 x. 28 (9:30–5:30 EST) For individual orders, go to leeandlow.com

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NEW THIS SPRING

Reading Level: Grades 3–4

AUNTIE YANG’S GREAT SOYBEAN PICNIC

Ages 6–10, Interest Level: Grades 1–5 $18.95, Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-60060-442-3 10 x 10, 32 pages DRA: 40, Guided Reading: Q Themes: Childhood Experiences and Memories, Family Traditions, Food, Immigration, Asian American Interest

By Ginnie Lo Illustrated by Beth Lo

★ “This is a stellar title that will rest comfortably next to acclaimed picture-book memoirs by Allen Say, Peter Sís, and Uri Shulevitz.” —School Library Journal, starred review ★ “Historical fiction, at its best.” —Booklist, starred review ★ “The pleasure of finding unexpected links between a new country and the old suffuses this autobiographical outing.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

A delicious celebration of family traditions, culture, and community.

Other books about immigration:

Jinyi and her sister love visiting Auntie and Uncle Yang’s home, where they enjoy dumpling-eating

Coming to America: A Muslim Family’s Story, p. 31

cornfields near Chicago, Auntie Yang spots something she has never before seen in Illinois. Could it

Goldfish and Chrysanthemums, p. 21

contests and backyard adventures with their cousins. One weekend, on a Sunday drive among the be one of their favorite Chinese foods—soybeans? Excited by their discovery, the families have their very first soybean picnic. Every year after that, Auntie Yang invites more people to share the food and fun. Pretty soon more than two hundred friends and neighbors are gathering at the picnic to play games and eat soybeans together. Unique illustrations painted on ceramic plates lend a quirky charm to this lighthearted intergenerational story. Auntie Yang’s Great Soybean Picnic will soon have readers asking for seconds, thirds, and more.

Hot, Hot Roti for Dada-ji, p. 22 Only One Year, p. 22

GINNIE LO (right ) is a retired computer science professor who taught at the University of Oregon for many years. She enjoys hiking, international folk dancing, and traveling— especially taking family trips to China. The mother of two grown children, she lives with her husband in Eugene, Oregon. BETH LO (left) is an award-winning ceramic artist who has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and United States Artists. An art professor at the University of Montana, she also plays bass in two bands. She has one grown son, and she and her husband live in Missoula, Montana. The Lo sisters’ first book, Mahjong All Day Long, won the Marion Vannett Ridgway Award for an outstanding picture-book debut.

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NEW THIS SPRING

Reading Level: Grades 3–4

SILENT STAR: The Story of Deaf Major Leaguer William Hoy

Ages 6–11, Interest Level: Grades 1–6 $18.95, Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-60060-411-9 7-3/4 x 10-3/4, 40 pages DRA: 30, Guided Reading: N

By Bill Wise Illustrated by Adam Gustavson

Themes: Biography, Disability, Sports

“[A] rousing picture-book biography. . . . Gustavson demonstrates a gift for bringing a historical setting to life.” —Publishers Weekly “A fascinating introduction to a little-known hero.” —Kirkus Reviews

BILL WISE is the author of Lee & Low’s Louis Sockalexis: Native American Baseball Pioneer, winner of the Carter G. Woodson Book Award and the Children’s Book Award from the International Reading Association. An avid baseball fan, Wise first heard about William Hoy when he was a child. Years later, after further research, Wise was inspired to bring Hoy’s remarkable story to young readers. In addition to writing books, Wise teaches eighth-grade math and language arts. He and his family live in Gorham, Maine. ADAM GUSTAVSON has illustrated more than twenty highly praised books for children, among them The Yankee at the Seder, recipient of a Sydney Taylor Book Award Honor. In spite of his lack of baseball-playing skill, Gustavson enthusiastically embraced William Hoy’s story and spent months researching baseball rules, uniforms, and stadiums in use during Hoy’s lifetime. Gustavson is also a part-time art educator at the college level. He lives in West Orange, New Jersey, with his wife and their two sons.

June 19, 1889. From his center field position, Washington Nationals star William Hoy eyed the opposing team’s base runner.

William Hoy loved baseball. Growing up in the 1860s and ’70s, he dreamed of one day playing

in the major leagues. Fulfilling this dream, a far-off fantasy for many boys, was even more of a long shot for William, who was deaf. Striving to find his place in a hearing world, Hoy became a shoemaker. He took pride in his work, but baseball was still his real love. When an amateur team coach saw him playing behind the shoemaker’s shop, Hoy dazzled the coach with his hard-hitting skills. Moving from amateur clubs to the minor leagues and eventually to the majors, Hoy proved himself again and again— overcoming obstacles and becoming a star both on and off the baseball diamond. Silent Star: The Story of Deaf Major Leaguer William Hoy is a tribute to one of the most inspirational figures in baseball history. A talented player with a standout record, Hoy is a shining

Other books about sports: ¡Béisbol! Latino Baseball Pioneers and Legends, p. 28 Catching the Moon: The Story of a Young Girl’s Baseball Dream, p. 19 Game, Set, Match, Champion Arthur Ashe, p. 20 Louis Sockalexis: Native American Baseball Pioneer, p. 36

example that success in life should not be measured by differences but by drive and determination.

To place an order see p. 41 or call 1-888-320-3190 x. 28 (9:30–5:30 EST) For individual orders, go to leeandlow.com

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NEW THIS SPRING

Reading Level: Grades 4–5 Ages 6–11, Interest Level: Grades 1–6 $19.95, Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-60060-424-9 9-1/4 x 11, 56 pages DRA: 40, Guided Reading: R

PUFFLING PATROL By Ted and Betsy Lewin

Themes: Animals, Environment/Nature

“As always, the Lewins combine their artistic and storytelling gifts, capturing the beauty of the landscape and the awkwardly amusing appeal of the birds.” —The Horn Book Magazine “Wonderfully vibrant and expressive.” —Booklist

Join Erna, Dáni, and the rest of The Puffling Patrol as they search for lost pufflings and return them to the sea.

Every April, the Westman Islands off the coast of Iceland become home to hundreds of thousands of puffins. They spend the summer on the rocky cliffs of the islands, caring for their newly hatched

chicks. By the middle of August, it is time for the young puffins, called pufflings, to make their way to the sea. And that is when the children of The Puffling Patrol are called to action. Ted and Betsy Lewin journeyed to the Westman Islands to experience The Puffling Patrol’s endeavors firsthand. In the company of Erna, Dáni, and their father, they drive through town at night, carefully searching for confused little birds that have glided down onto the streets instead of out to sea. Will the children find the pufflings before the birds encounter danger? The fascinating story of this unique annual rescue, combined with Ted Lewin’s dramatic paintings and Betsy Lewin’s lively field sketches, is sure to make Puffling Patrol a hit with animal lovers of all ages.

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Other books about animals: Balarama: A Royal Elephant, p. 25 Buffalo Song, p. 35 Horse Song: The Naadam of Mongolia, p. 25

TED LEWIN and BETSY LEWIN have been traveling the world together for decades and have chronicled many of their wide-ranging adventures in books for young readers. In addition to Puffling Patrol, their most recent collaborations were Balarama: A Royal Elephant and Horse Song: The Naadam of Mongolia, both published by Lee & Low Books. Ted and Betsy have both won countless awards and honors for their books. Ted was awarded a Caldecott Medal Honor in 1994 for Peppe the Lamplighter and Betsy was the recipient of a Caldecott Medal Honor in 2001 for Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type. When not teaching, visiting with young fans, or traveling, the Lewins are usually drawing and painting in their Brooklyn, New York, home studios.


TU Books

Tu Books, an imprint of Lee & Low Books, publishes diverse middle grade and young adult science fiction, fantasy, and mystery.

CAT GIRL’S DAY OFF

VODNÍK

Nat Ng comes from a family of the super-Talented: levitation, lie-detecting, chameleon-like blending into one’s surroundings. In comparison, her own Talent of talking to cats doesn’t seem so great, until the desperate pleas of a cat on a viral YouTube video catapult Nat to the forefront of a celebrity kidnapping scandal.

When Tomas was six, someone—something —tried to drown him. And burn him to a crisp. Tomas survived, but whatever was trying to kill him freaked out his parents enough to convince them to move from Slovakia to the United States.

Kimberly Pauley Never trust a cat. That will only get you in trouble.

While trying to keep her secret Talent hidden from her secret crush, Nat and her friends race through Ferris Bueller’s Chicago trying to rescue the lives—human and feline—that are on the line. Perhaps Cat Girl will save the day after all! “Entertaining, hilarious, and exceptionally creative. Populated with wonderfully eccentric and endearing characters, this lighthearted comedy will be an instant hit, especially among teen and tween girls.” —School Library Journal “Has the light, buoyant humor of a Meg Cabot book, with the same blend of superpowers and high-school life that won Pauley many fans with Sucks to Be Me.” —Booklist

Reading Level: Gr. 5–6, Interest Level: Gr. 6 UP $17.95, Hardcover, ISBN: 978-1-60060-883-4 E-Book ISBN: 978-1-60060-884-1 5-1/2 x 8-1/4, 336 pages DRA: 50, Guided Reading: V

KIMBERLY PAULEY is the author of the award-winning Sucks to Be Me, and the sequel, Still Sucks to Be Me. Born in California, Pauley lives in London with her husband and their son.

Bryce Moore Teacups: great for tea. Really sucky as places-to-live-out-the-rest-ofyour-eternal-existence.

Now sixteen-year-old Tomas and his family are back in Slovakia, and that something still lurks somewhere. Nearby. Ready to drown him again and imprison his soul in a teacup. When he learns that his own cousin’s life is in danger, Tomas makes a deal with Death to save her – but can anyone cheat death forever? “A first encounter with racism blends well with a compelling fantasy adventure. . . . A shy boy blossoms in this surprisingly witty debut.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Crammed with action and humor, and likely to hook many reluctant readers.” — VOYA Magazine

Reading Level: Gr. 6 UP, Interest Level: Gr. 7 UP $18.95, Hardcover, ISBN: 978-1-60060-852-0 E-Book ISBN: 978-1-60060-881-0 6 x 9, 368 pages DRA: 60, Guided Reading: X BRYCE MOORE works as a librarian in western Maine. His wife is Slovak, and they are raising their children to be bilingual in English and Slovak. This is Moore’s first novel.

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Dreaming Up: A Celebration of Building Christy Hale

This collection of poems, images, and photographs from award-winning author/illustrator Christy Hale shows how children’s playtime explorations are reflected in notable works of architecture.

Ages 2–8 $18.95, Hardcover, 978-1-60060-651-9

Etched in Clay: The Life of Dave, Enslaved Potter and Poet Andrea Cheng

A middle-grade biography in verse that chronicles the extraordinary life of Dave, an enslaved potter who defied the anti-literacy laws against slaves by inscribing his works with sayings and poems.

Ages 9 UP $17.95, Hardcover, 978-1-60060-451-5 E-Book, 978-1-60060-893-3

Drummer Boy of John John Mark Greenwood, illus. by Frané Lessac

The story of a young boy in Trinidad who wins the Carnival band competition; inspired by the early life of Winston “Spree” Simon, a pioneer in the development of the steel drum.

Ages 5–10 $18.95, Hardcover, 978-1-60060-652-6 10

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l Fina Energies

Edited by Tobias S. Buckell and Joe Monti

In this dystopian YA anthology, eleven diverse authors explore the idea of a world gone wrong. Includes short stories from some of today’s most popular speculative fiction authors, including Ursula K. Le Guin, Paolo Bacigalupi, Malinda Lo, Cindy Pon, and Greg van Eekhout.

Ages 14 UP $17.95, Hardcover, 978-1-60060-887-2 E-Book, 978-1-60060-888-9

Summer of the Mariposas Guadalupe Garcia McCall

From the Pura Belpré Award–winning author of Under the Mesquite comes a magical YA retelling of The Odyssey set in Mexico.

Ages 12 UP $17.95, Hardcover, 978-1-60060-900-8 E-Book, 978-1-60060-901-5


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Middle Grade and YA

Middle Grade and YA

GradeS 4–5 Reading Level

GradeS 5–6 Reading Level

Grade 6 UP Reading Level

Chess Rumble G. Neri, illus. by Jesse Joshua Watson $18.95, HC, 978-1-58430-279-7 Interest Level: Grades 3–8 DRA: 44, Guided Reading: T

GALAXY GAMES

Greg R. Fishbone $15.95, HC, 978-1-60060-660-1 E-Book, 978-1-60060-877-3 Interest Level: Grades 3–7 DRA: 44, Guided Reading: U

Tofu Quilt

Ching Yeung Russell $16.95, HC, 978-1-60060-423-2 E-Book, 978-1-60060-650-2 Interest Level: Grades 3–7 DRA: 44, Guided Reading: T

Alicia Afterimage

TANKBORN

CAT GIRL’S DAY OFF

VODNIK

Lulu Delacre $19.95, HC, 978-1-60060-242-9 Interest Level: Grade 7 UP DRA: 60, Guided Reading: X

Kimberly Pauley $17.95, HC, 978-1-60060-883-4 E-Book, 978-1-60060-884-1 Interest Level: Grade 6 UP DRA: 50, Guided Reading: V

Under the Mesquite

Guadalupe Garcia McCall $17.95, HC, 978-1-60060-429-4 E-Book, 978-1-60060-875-9 Interest Level: Grade 7 up DRA: 60, Guided Reading: X

Karen Sandler $17.95, HC, 978-1-60060-662-5 E-Book, 978-1-60060-876-6 Interest Level: Grade 7 UP DRA: 80, Guided Reading: Z

Bryce Moore $18.95, HC, 978-1-60060-852-0 E-Book, 978-1-60060-881-0 Interest Level: Grade 7 UP DRA: 60, Guided Reading: X

WOLF MARK

Joseph Bruchac $17.95, HC, 978-1-60060-661-8 E-Book, 978-1-66060-878-0 Interest Level: Grade 7 UP DRA: 60, Guided Reading: Y

Yummy: The Last Days of a Southside Shorty G. Neri, illus. by Randy DuBurke $16.95, PB, 978-1-58430-267-4 Interest Level: Grade 5 UP DRA: 50, Guided Reading: V

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New Voices and New Visions Awards Established in 2000, the New Voices Award is given each year for a children’s picture book manuscript by a writer of color. The award encourages people who might not otherwise try writing for children to do so, and helps LEE & LOW discover and support talented authors new to the children’s book world.

GHOSTS FOR BREAKFAST

Stanley Todd Terasaki, illus. by Shelly Shinjo iNotable Books for Children,

Smithsonian magazine

$16.95, HC, 978-1-58430-046-5 8-1/2 x 10-1/2, 32 pp. Interest Level: Gr. K–3 DRA: 28, Guided Reading: M

RAYMOND’S PERFECT PRESENT

Therese On Louie, illus. by Suling Wang i “Choices,” CCBC $17.95, HC, 978-1-58430-055-7 8-3/4 x 10-7/8, 32 pp. Interest Level: Gr. 1–3 DRA: 28, Guided Reading: M NEW VOICES AWARD

This year, TU BOOKS, the science fiction, fantasy, and mystery imprint of LEE & LOW BOOKS, is pleased to announce the first annual New Visions Award. The award will be given for a debut middle grade or young adult science fiction, fantasy, or mystery novel by a writer of color. NEW VOICES AWARD

LOVE TWELVE MILES LONG Glenda Armand, illus. by Colin Bootman

“Tell[s] the family separation story in all its heartbreak and hope.” —Booklist $17.95, HC, 978-1-60060-245-0 10-1/2 x 8-3/8, 32 pp. Interest Level: Gr. 1–6 DRA: 40, Guided Reading: Q NEW VOICES AWARD

Grade 2 Reading Level

Grade 3 Reading Level

THE BLUE ROSES

BIRD

Linda Boyden, illus. by Amy Córdova i“Choices,” CCBC iPaterson Prize for Books for Young People $8.95, PB, 978-1-60060-655-7 9-1/8 x 8-7/8, 32 pp. Interest Level: Gr. 1–4 DRA: 30, Guided Reading: N

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GradeS 2–3 Reading Level

Zetta Elliott, illus. by Shadra Strickland iCoretta Scott King/John Steptoe Award for New Talent in Illustration iEzra Jack Keats New Illustrator Award $19.95, HC, 978-1-60060-241-2 7-3/8 x 9-1/2, 48 pp. Interest Level: Gr. 3–8 DRA: 40, Guided Reading: Q

IT JES’ HAPPENED: When Bill Traylor Started to Draw Don Tate, illus. by R. Gregory Christie

★ “An important picture-book biography that lovingly introduces this ‘outsider’ artist to a new generation.” —Kirkus Reviews $17.95, HC, 978-1-60060-260-3 10-1/2 x 8-3/4, 32 pp. Interest Level: Gr. 1–6 DRA: 34, Guided Reading: O

JANNA AND THE KINGS Patricia Smith, illus. by Aaron Boyd iBest Books About Real Life,

Family Fun magazine iChildren’s Book Award Notable, IRA $16.95, HC, 978-1-58430-088-5 8-1/8 x 10-1/2, 32 pp. Interest Level: Gr. 1–4 DRA: 30, Guided Reading: N

Seaside Dream

Janet Costa Bates, illus. by Lambert Davis

“A distinctive take on universal aspects of immigration.” —Kirkus Reviews $17.95, HC, 978-1-60060-347-1 8-1/2 x 10, 32 pp. Interest Level: Gr. 1–5 DRA: 40, Guided Reading: Q NEW VOICES AWARD

GRADE 4 Reading Level

SIXTEEN YEARS IN SIXTEEN SECONDS The Sammy Lee Story

Paula Yoo, illus. by Dom Lee iChildren’s Book Award Notable, IRA iA sian/Pacific American Award for Literature, Picture Book Honor, APALA $8.95, PB, 978-1-60060-453-9 8-1/4 x 11, 32 pp. Interest Level: Gr. 2–6 DRA: 40, Guided Reading: S

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Vanishing Cultures AMAZON BASIN

DOWN UNDER

FAR NORTH

FROZEN LAND

Inuit of the North American Arctic

Award-winning VANISHING CULTURES series Jan Reynolds iNotable Social Studies

Trade Books for Young People, NCSS/CBC iPick of the Lists, American Bookseller

Yanomami of South America

Aborigines of Australia

Sami of the European Arctic

$7.95, PB, 978-1-60060-125-5 $16.95 HC, 978-1-60060-140-8 8-1/2 x 11, 32 pp.

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HIMALAYA

MONGOLIA

SAHARA

Tibetans and Sherpas of Asia

Mongolians of Asia

Tuareg of Northern Africa

$8.95, PB, 978-1-60060-130-9 $16.95 HC, 978-1-60060-145-3 8-1/2 x 11, 32 pp.

$8.95, PB, 978-1-60060-131-6 $16.95 HC, 978-1-60060-146-0 8-1/2 x 11, 32 pp.

“Reynolds’s sensitive photography captures the beauty of these harsh landscapes as well as the dignity and humanity of their peoples.” —Publishers Weekly

$8.95, PB, 978-1-60060-128-6 $16.95 HC, 978-1-60060-143-9 8-1/2 x 11, 32 pp.

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Also by Jan Reynolds:

$8.95, PB, 978-1-60060-129-3 $16.95 HC, 978-1-60060-144-6 8-1/2 x 11, 32 pp.

The Perfect ComplEment to the Vanishing Cultures Series!

CULTURAL ADVENTURE WITH JAN REYNOLDS CELEBRATE! Connections Among Cultures See p. 34

CYCLE OF RICE, CYCLE OF LIFE: A Story of Sustainable Farming

ONLY THE MOUNTAINS DO NOT MOVE: A Maasai Story of Culture and Conservation

See p. 24

See p. 18

“Excellent video odyssey . . . highly recommended.” —Video Librarian Features maps, vocabulary, still photos, and live footage. $19.95, 978-1-60060-138-5 VHS video (approx. 40 mins.)

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African/African American Interest African/African American Interest

Grades 1–2 Reading Level

CHRISTMAS MAKES ME THINK

Tony Medina, illus. by Chandra Cox “The spunky young narrator is appealing, and newcomer Cox’s bright palette contrasts with the —Publishers Weekly usual holiday palette.” $8.95, PB, 978-1-60060-345-7 8-1/8 x 10-5/16, 32 pp., Interest Level: Gr. K–4 DRA: 18, Guided Reading: J .

DESHAWN DAYS

Tony Medina, illus. by R. Gregory Christie i“Choices,” CCBC “DeShawn Days is a charming, inspiring look at one resourceful boy’s life and his efforts to help others. . . . Christie’s striking expressive paintings capture the essence of city life.” — Multicultural Review $8.95, PB, 978-1-58430-228-5 8-3/8 x 10-1/2, 32 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 2–6 DRA: 28, Guided Reading: M . African/African American Interest

Grade 2 Reading Level BABU’S SONG

Stephanie Stuve-Bodeen, illus. by Aaron Boyd iChildren’s Africana Book Award,

African Studies Association

“The characters’ loving relationship and lean lifestyle are described with dignity and respect.” —School Library Journal $8.95, PB, 978-1-60060-275-7 10-1/8 x 8-1/4, 32 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 1–3 DRA: 24, Guided Reading: L .

THE BUS RIDE

William Miller, illus. by John Ward, intro. by Rosa Parks iUnited Methodist Reading Program Selection “Reimagines the story of Rosa Parks’s historic refusal to give up her bus seat . . . Readers will feel the winds of history rustle in these pages.” —Kirkus Reviews $8.95, PB, 978-1-58430-026-7 8-1/2 x 10, 32 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 1–5 DRA: 34, Guided Reading: O .

CHILDREN OF LONG AGO

Lessie Jones Little, illus. by Jan Spivey Gilchrist, intro. by Eloise Greenfield “A fine picture-book interpretation of poems that recall another time with precision and —Booklist sensitivity.” $7.95, PB, 978-1-58430-009-0 8 x 11, 32 pp., Interest Level: Gr. preK–4 DRA: 28, Guided Reading: M .

from Grandma’s Purple Flowers

GRANDMA’S PURPLE FLOWERS

MY STEPS

Adjoa J. Burrowes iKids’ Pick of the Lists, American Bookseller “The first person text is simple, moving, and —Booklist hopeful.” $8.95, PB, 978-1-60060-343-3 10 x 9, 32 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 1–4 DRA: 28, Guided Reading: M .

LOVE TO LANGSTON

Tony Medina, illus. by R. Gregory Christie iBest Books, School Library Journal H “A biography in verse pays homage to the life and art of Langston Hughes. . . . A splendid work.” —starred review, Kirkus Reviews $9.95, PB, 978-1-58430-283-4 8-1/8 x 10-3/4, 40 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 2–6 DRA: 40, Guided Reading: S

Sally Derby, illus. by Adjoa J. Burrowes iBest Books, Child magazine “The concreteness of the language and the occasional snatches of conversation bring the —Booklist first person text to life.” $8.95, PB, 978-1-880000-84-7 9 x 7-1/2, 32 pp., Interest Level: Gr. K–2 DRA: 18, Guided Reading: K ❖

THE PALM OF MY HEART: Poetry by African American Children

edited by Davida Adedjouma, illus. by R. Gregory Christie, intro. by Lucille Clifton iCoretta Scott King Illustrator Award Honor “Life-affirming . . . a celebration of African American culture.” —Kirkus Reviews $8.95, PB, 978-1-880000-76-2 8-1/4 x 10-1/4, 32 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 1–6 DRA: 28, Guided Reading: M .

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African/African American Interest THE PIANO

William Miller, illus. by Susan Keeter iNotable Books for a Global Society, IRA H “Music brings a young African American girl and an elderly white woman together.” —starred review, Kirkus Review s $8.95, PB, 978-1-58430-242-1 $16.95, HC, 978-1-880000-98-4 8-1/4 x 10-1/4, 32 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 1–4 DRA: 34, Guided Reading: O .

RAINBOW JOE AND ME

Maria Diaz Strom iChildren’s Books Mean Business, CBC “A blind musician shows a child new ways of creating colors in this exuberant debut.” —Booklist $8.95, PB, 978-1-58430-050-2 9 x 8-1/2, 32 pp., Interest Level: Gr. K–3 DRA: 20, Guided Reading: K ❖ .

SINGING WITH MOMMA LOU

Linda Jacobs Altman, illus. by Larry Johnson iBest Children’s Books of the Year,

Bank Street College

“The story is straightforward and inspirational.” — School Library Journal $16.95, HC, 978-1-58430-040-3 8-1/4 x 10-1/2, 32 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 1–4 DRA: 28, Guided Reading: M

STRONG TO THE HOOP

John Coy, illus. by Leslie Jean-Bart iALA Notable Children’s Book “Playground basketball is . . . a metaphor for life . . . in this well-realized picture book.” —Booklist $8.95, PB, 978-1-58430-178-3 10-3/4 x 8-1/4, 32 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 1–4 DRA: 30, Guided Reading: N ❖ .

African/African American Interest

GradeS 2–3 Reading Level ALLIE’S BASKETBALL DREAM

Barbara E. Barber, illus. by Darryl Ligasan “Repeatedly told that ‘basketball’s a boy’s game,’ a girl’s confidence falters and then rebounds in this encouraging tale.” —Publishers Weekly $8.95, PB, 978-1-880000-72-4 8-1/2 x 10, 32 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 1–4 DRA: 18, Guided Reading: J .

BLACK ALL AROUND!

Patricia Hubbell, illus. by Don Tate iChildren’s Crown Gallery Masterlist,

National Christian School Association

“The story-time crowd will enjoy the dreamy artwork and playful text. . . . A satisfying addition.” —School Library Journal $8.95, PB, 978-1-60060-643-4 8 x 10-5/8, 32 pp., Interest Level: Gr. K–3 DRA: 16, Guided Reading: I

DEAR MRS. PARKS:

A Dialogue with Today’s Youth

Rosa Parks, with Gregory J. Reed iNAACP Image Award, Outstanding Children’s

Literary Achievement

“This beautiful book contains the wisdom, courage, love, hope, and wit of one of the most remarkable women of our times.” —Marian Wright Edelman, President The Children’s Defense Fund $10.95, PB, 978-1-880000-61-8 5-1/2 x 8-1/4, 112 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 1–5 DRA: 38, Guided Reading: P .

ELIZABETI’S DOLL

Stephanie Stuve-Bodeen, illus. by Christy Hale iEzra Jack Keats New Writer Award H “This book is a splendid celebration of life and the power of a child’s imagination.” —starred review, School Library Journal $8.95, PB, 978-1-58430-081-6 8-1/2 x 9-1/2, 32 pp., Interest Level: Gr. preK–2 DRA: 18, Guided Reading: J ❖ .

ELIZABETI’S SCHOOL

Stephanie Stuve-Bodeen, illus. by Christy Hale iBest Children’s Books of the Year,

Bank Street College

“This first-day story is told with uncommon clarity and just the right amount of detail.” —Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books $8.95, PB, 978-1-60060-234-4 8-1/2 x 9-1/2, 32 pp., Interest Level: Gr. K–2 DRA: 24, Guided Reading: L ❖ .

GETTIN’ THROUGH THURSDAY

Melrose Cooper, illus. by Nneka Bennett iBest Children’s Books of the Year,

Bank Street College

“The authentic voices of [the] characters resonate in this heartwarming story about simple but meaningful gestures.” —Kirkus Reviews $8.95, PB, 978-1-58430-014-4 8 x 10, 32 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 1–4 DRA: 40, Guided Reading: Q .

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African/African American Interest IN DADDY’S ARMS I AM TALL: African Americans Celebrating Fathers

illus. by Javaka Steptoe iCoretta Scott King Illustrator Award H “There is much to celebrate in this elegant volume [about] the loving bond between father and child.” —starred review, Publishers Weekly $8.95, PB, 978-1-58430-016-8 9 x 9, 32 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 1–6 DRA: 40, Guided Reading: R .

THE JONES FAMILY EXPRESS

Javaka Steptoe iBest of the Best List, Chicago Public Library “This creative and expressive book will delight young readers.” — Multicultural Review $9.95, PB, 978-1-58430-262-9 11 x 9, 40 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 1–4 DRA: 38, Guided Reading: P .

JUNETEENTH JAMBOREE

Carole Boston Weatherford, illus. by Yvonne Buchanan “Weatherford does an excellent job of explaining what this holiday is, and what it means to African Americans.” —Booklist $8.95, PB, 978-1-60060-248-1 8 x 10, 32 pp., Interest Level: Gr. K–4 DRA: 34, Guided Reading: O ❖ .

KEEPERS

Jeri Hanel Watts, illus. by Felicia Marshall “The book’s theme of the loving, giving, and sharing between grandparent and child is universal. A warm, touching story.” — School Library Journal $8.95, PB, 978-1-58430-013-7 8-1/2 x 10, 32 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 1–4 DRA: 38, Guided Reading: P .

LOVE TWELVE MILES LONG

Glenda Armand, illus. by Colin Bootman i Honor Book, Paterson Prize for Books for

Young People

“The words and pictures tell the family separation story in all its heartbreak and hope.” —Booklist $17.95, HC, 978-1-60060-245-0 10-1/2 x 8-3/8, 32 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 1–6 DRA: 40 Guided Reading: Q

MAMA ELIZABETI

Stephanie Stuve-Bodeen, illus. by Christy Hale iOutstanding Merit, Best Children’s Books of the Year, Bank Street College H “Builds on the poignant themes of Elizabeti’s Doll while giving readers an expanded view of life in this African village.” —starred review, School Library Journal $8.95, PB, 978-1-58430-236-0 8-1/2 x 9-1/2, 32 pp., Interest Level: Gr. preK–2 DRA: 18, Guided Reading: J .

NIGHT GOLF

William Miller, illus. by Cedric Lucas iNotable Books for a Global Society, IRA “[This book] gracefully light[s] up an obscure corner of sports history.” —Kirkus Reviews $8.95, PB, 978-1-58430-056-4 8-1/2 x 11, 32 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 2–5 DRA: 34, Guided Reading: O .

NO MUSH TODAY

Sally Derby, illus. by Nicole Tadgell iBest Children’s Books of the Year,

Bank Street College

“This gentle story addresses the universal frustration older siblings often face at having a new baby in the family.” —School Library Journal $17.95, HC, 978-1-60060-238-2 8 x 10, 32 pp., Interest Level: Gr. preK–3 DRA: 16, Guided Reading: I

PAUL ROBESON

Eloise Greenfield, illus. by George Ford iCoretta Scott King Author Award Honor “As inspiring today as it was more than 30 years —School Library Journal ago.” $9.95, PB, 978-1-60060-262-7 $18.95, HC, 978-1-60060-256-6 8-1/2 x 10-1/4, 40 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 1–6 DRA: 40, Guided Reading: Q .

RAY CHARLES

Sharon Bell Mathis, illus. by George Ford iCoretta Scott King Author Award iCoretta Scott King Illustrator Award “[This] biography . . . details the heroism in Ray Charles’ life.” —The Horn Book $9.95, PB, 978-1-58430-018-2 8-1/2 x 10-1/4, 40 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 2–5 DRA: 40, Guided Reading: Q ❖ .

RENT PARTY JAZZ

William Miller, illus. by Charlotte Riley-Webb iNotable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, NCSS/CBC “A universal rewarding story of people reaching out to others in need.” — School Library Journal $7.95, PB, 978-1-60060-344-0 8-1/2 x 10-3/4, 32 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 1–4 DRA: 30, Guided Reading: N .

­ ICHARD WRIGHT AND R THE LIBRARY CARD

William Miller, illus. by R. Gregory Christie iNotable Books for Children,

Smithsonian magazine

“A suspenseful and gratifying story about the power of reading.” —Kirkus Reviews $8.95, PB, 978-1-880000-88-5 8-1/2 x 10, 32 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 2–5 DRA: 30, Guided Reading: N ❖ .

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African/African American Interest THE SECRET TO FREEDOM

Marcia Vaughan, illus. by Larry Johnson iTeachers’ Choices and Young Adult Choices, IRA/CBC “A story of the Underground Railroad as told by a former slave to her great-niece many years later. . . . Rich in color and emotion.” — School Library Journal $8.95, PB, 978-1-58430-251-3 8-3/8 x 10-5/8, 32 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 1–5 DRA: 28, Guided Reading: M .

SUMMER SUN RISIN’

W. Nikola-Lisa, illus. by Don Tate iBest Children’s Books of the Year,

Bank Street College

“A cheery introduction to farm life and simple poetry.” —Kirkus Reviews $8.95, PB, 978-1-58430-252-0 10 x 8-1/2, 32 pp., Interest Level: Gr. K–2 DRA: 16, Guided Reading: I

SWEET POTATO PIE

Kathleen D. Lindsey, illus. by Charlotte Riley-Webb “Hardship and loss yield sweet results in this homespun tale of a family’s collective efforts to save their farm from the auction block.” —Booklist $8.95, PB, 978-1-60060-277-1 10-1/2 x 8-3/8, 32 pp., Interest Level: Gr. K–3 DRA: 24, Guided Reading: L

UP THE LEARNING TREE

BIRD

Marcia Vaughan, illus. by Derek Blanks iHonor Book, Society of School

Librarians International

“The focus on one brave child will bring listeners close to the cruel historical facts and the message about the power of literacy.” —Booklist $8.95, PB, 978-1-60060-445-4 8-1/8 x 10-3/4, 32 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 1–4 DRA: 28, Guided Reading: M . African/African American Interest

BROTHERS IN HOPE:

Grade 3 Reading Level

The Story of the Lost Boys of Sudan

BABY FLO: Florence Mills Lights Up the Stage

Zetta Elliott, illus. by Shadra Strickland iCoretta Scott King/John Steptoe Award for New Talent in Illustration iEzra Jack Keats New Illustrator Award ★ “With unusual depth and raw conviction, Elliott’s child-centered narrative excels.” —starred review, Kirkus Reviews $19.95, HC, 978-1-60060-241-2 7-3/8 x 9-1/2, 48 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 3–8 DRA: 40, Guided Reading: Q

new in2012

Alan Schroeder, illus. by Cornelius Van Wright and Ying-Hwa Hu “Kids will be caught by the amazing story of child stardom.” —Booklist $18.95, HC, 978-1-60060-410-2 8-1/2 x 10-3/4, 40 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 1–6 DRA: 38, Guided Reading: P

Mary Williams, illus. by R. Gregory Christie iCoretta Scott King Illustrator Award Honor “This important profile in courage is one that belongs in most collections.” — School Library Journal $18.95, HC, 978-1-58430-232-2 10-7/8 x 8-7/8, 40 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 3–7 DRA: 40, Guided Reading: S .

FIRST COME THE ZEBRA

Lynne Barasch iNotable Books for Children,

Smithsonian magazine

“Successfully dramatizes a real-life conflict. . . . The resolution feels hopeful and realistic.” —The New York Times Book Review $18.95, HC, 978-1-60060-365-5 10 x 9-1/2, 40 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 1–5 DRA: 38, Guided Reading: P .

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African/African American Interest FREDERICK DOUGLASS:

JOSHUA’S MASAI MASK

The Last Day of Slavery

William Miller, illus. by Cedric Lucas iNotable Books for Children,

Smithsonian magazine

“This picture book centers on a crucial episode in the life of the great abolitionist Frederick Douglass.” —Booklist $8.95, PB, 978-1-880000-42-7 8-1/2 x 10, 32 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 2–5 DRA: 40, Guided Reading: R .

IT JES’ HAPPENED:

When Bill Traylor Started to Draw

new in2012

Don Tate, illus. by R. Gregory Christie ★ “An important picture-book biography that lovingly introduces this ‘outsider’ artist to a new generation.” —starred review, Kirkus Reviews $17.95, HC, 978-1-60060-260-3 10-1/2 x 8-3/4, 32 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 1–6 DRA: 34, Guided Reading: O

JANNA AND THE KINGS

Patricia Smith, illus. by Aaron Boyd iLEE & LOW New Voices Award iChildren’s Book Award Notable, IRA “[An] elegantly written tale about a girl who spends Saturdays with her grandfather, her king.” —Family Fun magazine $16.95, HC, 978-1-58430-088-5 8-1/8 x 10-1/2, 32 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 1–4 DRA: 30, Guided Reading: O

JOE LOUIS, MY CHAMPION

Dakari Hru, illus. by Anna Rich iPick of the Lists, American Bookseller “[This book’s] message is splendidly universal. . . . It urges us to make the best of our talents.” —The New York Times Book Review $8.95, PB, 978-1-880000-32-8 8 x 10, 32 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 1–4 DRA: 30, Guided Reading: N .

KNOCKIN’ ON WOOD: Starring Peg Leg Bates

Lynne Barasch iPaterson Prize for Books for Young People H “This inspiring biography of Clayton ‘Peg Leg’ Bates . . . chronicles the man’s amazing life . . . and his joyous love of dancing.” —starred review, School Library Journal $8.95, PB, 978-1-60060-980-0 $16.95, HC, 978-1-58430-170-7 9-1/4 x 10, 32 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 1–5 DRA: 34, Guided Reading: O .

THE LEGEND OF FREEDOM HILL

Linda Jacobs Altman, illus. by Cornelius Van Wright and Ying-Hwa Hu iNotable Children’s Book of Jewish Content,

Association of Jewish Libraries

“Children will identify with the spunky, resourceful girls and enjoy the expeditious resolution.” —Booklist $8.95, PB, 978-1-58430-169-1 8-1/2 x 10, 32 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 1–4 DRA: 40, Guided Reading: R .

THE MANGROVE TREE:

Planting Trees to Feed Families

Susan L. Roth and Cindy Trumbore, illus. by Susan L. Roth i Jane Addams Children’s Book Award H “[A] moving depiction of ecological innovation.” —starred review, Publishers Weekly $19.95, HC, 978-1-60060-459-1 10-7/8 x 8-7/8, 40 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 1–5 DRA: 40, Guided Reading: Q .

ONLY THE MOUNTAINS DO NOT MOVE:

A Maasai Story of Culture and Conservation Jan Reynolds iGreen Earth Book Award Shortlist, Newton

Marasco Foundation

“A revealing look at a vibrant and distinct culture.” —Kirkus Reviews $9.95, PB, 978-1-60060-844-5 $18.95, HC, 978-1-60060-333-4 10-1/4 x 8-3/4, 40 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 1–6 DRA: 40, Guided Reading: Q .

SEASIDE DREAM

Janet Costa Bates, illus. by Lambert Davis iLEE & LOW New Voices Award Honor “Moving. . . . A distinctive take on universal aspects of immigration.” —Kirkus Reviews $17.95, HC, 978-1-60060-347-1 8-1/2 x 10, 32 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 1–5 DRA: 40, Guided Reading: Q

William Miller, illus. by Rodney S. Pate iOutstanding Merit, Best Children’s Books of the Year, Bank Street College “[S]tirring . . . Its upbeat message is universal.” — School Library Journal $8.95, PB, 978-1-60060-426-3 8-1/2 x 10-1/2, 32 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 1–5 DRA: 34, Guided Reading: O .

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African/African American Interest African/African American Interest

GradeS 3–4 Reading Level

IN HER HANDS:

The Story of Sculptor Augusta Savage

CATCHING THE MOON:

Alan Schroeder, illus. by JaeMe Bereal iNotable Books for Children,

Crystal Hubbard, illus. by Randy DuBurke “Children, especially girls, will cheer for Marcenia as she . . . fiercely pursues her dream.” —Booklist $8.95, PB, 978-1-60060-572-7 8-1/2 x 10-3/4, 32 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 1–5 DRA: 40, Guided Reading: Q .

“Celebrates the determination of a young woman whose contributions should be remembered.” —School Library Journal $19.95, HC, 978-1-60060-332-7 8-1/4 x 10-7/8, 48 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 1–5 DRA: 40, Guided Reading: R

DESTINY’S GIFT

A Story of the Civil Rights Movement

The Story of a Young Girl’s Baseball Dream

Natasha Anastasia Tarpley, illus. by Adjoa J. Burrowes “A love letter—to all youngsters who embrace the world of words, and to the independent booksellers who nurture their passion.” —Publishers Weekly $8.95, PB, 978-1-60060-644-1 10 x 9, 32 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 1–4 DRA: 30, Guided Reading: N .

GEORGE CRUM AND THE SARATOGA CHIP

Gaylia Taylor, illus. by Frank Morrison iTexas Bluebonnet Award Masterlist “This zesty biography adds spice to library collections.” —Booklist $8.95, PB, 978-1-60060-656-4 8-3/8 x 10-1/2, 32 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 1–4 DRA: 40, Guided Reading: Q .

HOWARD THURMAN’S GREAT HOPE 

Kai Jackson Issa, illus. by Arthur L. Dawson iNotable Books for Children,

Smithsonian magazine

JOHN LEWIS IN THE LEAD:

Jim Haskins and Kathleen Benson, illus. by Benny Andrews iOutstanding Merit, Best Children’s Books of the Year, Bank Street College iCarter G. Woodson Award “The writing here is dramatic. . . . An attractive portrait of a ‘living legend.’” —Kirkus Reviews $9.95, PB, 978-1-60060-849-0 8-3/8 x 11, 40 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 3–8 DRA: 40, Guided Reading: S .

THE LAST BLACK KING OF THE KENTUCKY DERBY: The Story of Jimmy Winkfield

Crystal Hubbard, illus. by Robert McGuire iCelebrate With Books List,

Cleveland Public Library

“A celebration of racing and a snapshot of one —Kirkus Reviews determined man.” $9.95, PB, 978-1-60060-891-9 10-1/2 x 8-3/8, 40 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 1–6 DRA: 40, Guided Reading: R .

SATURDAY AT THE NEW YOU

Barbara E. Barber, illus. by Anna Rich iBest Children’s Books of the Year, Bank Street College “Kids will enjoy the bustle of the work day, the clowning around, and the intimacy between mother and daughter.” —Booklist $8.95, PB, 978-1-880000-43-4 8-3/8 x 10-5/8, 32 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 1–4 DRA: 28, Guided Reading: M .

SEEDS OF CHANGE:

Planting a Path to Peace

Jen Cullerton Johnson, illus. by Sonia Lynn Sadler iCoretta Scott King/John Steptoe Award for New Talent in Illustration H “Vibrant and accomplished.” —starred review, Kirkus Reviews $18.95, HC, 978-1-60060-367-9 9 x 10, 40 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 1–6 DRA: 40, Guided Reading: R .

SEVEN MILES TO FREEDOM: The Robert Smalls Story

Janet Halfmann, illus. by Duane Smith iBest Children’s Books of the Year,

Bank Street College

iHonor Book, Society of

School Librarians International

H “Inspirational. . . . A triumph.” —starred review, Kirkus Reviews $9.95, PB, 978-1-60060-986-2 $18.95, HC, 978-1-60060-232-0 9 x 10-3/4, 40 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 1–6 DRA: 40, Guided Reading: S .

Smithsonian magazine

“This important profile introduces young readers to a Civil Rights Movement figure who —Kirkus Review s should be better known.” $8.95, PB, 978-1-60060-890-2 8-3/8 x 10-1/2, 32 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 1–6 DRA: 40, Guided Reading: Q

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African/African AmericanInterest Interest Asian/Asian American SWEET MUSIC IN HARLEM

Debbie A. Taylor, illus. by Frank Morrison iChildren’s Book Award Notable, IRA “This dazzling tale is filled with energy, rhythm, and style. . . . A wonderful ode to the power of music and of family.” — School Library Journal $17.95, HC, 978-1-58430-165-3 8-3/8 x 10-1/2, 32 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 1–4 DRA: 34, Guided Reading: O

ZORA HURSTON AND THE CHINABERRY TREE

William Miller, illus. by Cornelius Van Wright and Ying-Hwa Hu iRecommended Book, Reading Rainbow “Emphasizes the awareness of family, nature, and community that is reflected in [Zora Hurston’s] writing.” —The New York Times Book Review $8.95, PB, 978-1-880000-33-5 $16.95, HC, 978-1-880000-14-4 8-1/2 x 10, 32 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 1–4 DRA: 18, Guided Reading: J ❖ African/African American Interest

Grade 4 Reading Level

CHESS RUMBLE

G. Neri, illus. by Jesse Joshua Watson iL ee Bennett Hopkins Promising Poet Award, IRA “A standby pick for reluctant readers.” —School Library Journal $18.95, HC, 978-1-58430-279-7 6-1/2 x 9-1/4, 64 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 3–8 DRA: 44, Guided Reading: T

DRUMBEAT IN OUR FEET

Patricia Keeler and Júlio Leitão, illus. by Patricia Keeler iSkipping Stones Award,

Skipping Stones magazine

“This well-designed, visually appealing book highlights the diversity of African peoples, cultures, and landscapes. . . . A fresh, uplifting, and captivating offering.” — School Library Journal $16.95, HC, 978-1-58430-264-3 10-7/8 x 8-7/8, 32 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 1–6 DRA: 40, Guided Reading: R

African/African American Interest

GradeS 5–6 Reading Level I SEE THE RHYTHM CBP

Toyomi Igus, illus. by Michele Wood iCoretta Scott King Illustrator Award ★ “Offers a sweeping visual history of African Americans through music.” —starred review, Publishers Weekly $9.95, PB, 978-0-89239-212-4 10-1/2 x 8-3/4, 32 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 3–8 DRA: 44, Guided Reading: T .

GAME, SET, MATCH, CHAMPION ARTHUR ASHE

Crystal Hubbard, illus. by Kevin Belford iNotable Books for Children,

Smithsonian magazine

“[A] crisply written story about facing challenges and following dreams.” —Publishers Weekly $19.95, HC, 978-1-60060-366-2 11 x 9-1/2, 48 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 2–6 DRA: 44, Guided Reading: U

I AND I BOB MARLEY

Tony Medina, illus. by Jesse Joshua Watson i100 Titles for Reading and Sharing,

New York Public Library

★ “[A] rare, soulful tribute.” —starred review, Booklist $19.95, HC, 978-1-60060-257-3 9 x 11, 48 pp., Interest Level: Grades 3–6 DRA: 40, Guided Reading: S

MAMA’S WINDOW

Lynn Rubright, intro. by Patricia C. McKissack “A strong sense of time and place are evident in both the lovely imagery of the narration and in the cadence and syntax of the character’s speech. . . . Uplifting.” —Kirkus Reviews $8.95, PB, 978-1-60060-335-8 5-1/2 x 8-1/2, 96 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 3–8 DRA: 40, Guided Reading: S

from I See the Rhythm

YUMMY:

The Last Days of a Southside Shorty

G. Neri, illus. by Randy DuBurke iCoretta Scott King Author Award Honor iTop Ten Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, YALSA H “A crucial meditation on right and wrong.” —starred review, Kirkus Reviews $16.95, PB, 978-1-58430-267-4 6-1/2 x 8-7/8, 96 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 5 up DRA: 50, Guided Reading: V .

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Asian/Asian American Interest Asian/Asian American INTEREST

Grades 1–2 Reading Level TODDLER TWO BILINGUAL

Anastasia Suen, illus. by Winnie Cheon iKids’ Pick of the Lists, American Bookseller

“Captures the ebullience of toddlerhood. A treat to be shared again and again.” —Kirkus Reviews

$9.95, English BB, 978-1-58430-052-6 $6.95, Bilingual BB, 978-1-58430-054-0 7 x 6-1/2, 22 pp., Interest Level: Gr. preK–1 DRA: 2, Guided Reading: B ❖ Asian/Asian American INTEREST

Grade 2 Reading Level BUTTERFLIES FOR KIRI

Cathryn Falwell iBest Children’s Books of the Year,

Bank Street College

“[Kiri’s] disappointments are realistically captured, as is her creative spirit.” — School Library Journal $8.95, PB, 978-1-60060-342-6 9-1/8 x 9-5/8, 32 pp., Interest Level: Gr. K–3 DRA: 24, Guided Reading: L

GHOSTS FOR BREAKFAST

Stanley Todd Terasaki, illus. by Shelly Shinjo iNotable Books for Children,

Smithsonian magazine

“A perfect blend of humor and suspense, with the added appeal of a Japanese-American setting.” —Kirkus Reviews $16.95, HC, 978-1-58430-046-5 8-1/2 x 10-1/2, 32 pp., Interest Level: Gr. K–3 DRA: 28, Guided Reading: M

GOLDFISH AND CHRYSANTHEMUMs

Asian/Asian American INTEREST

Grades 2–3 Reading Level

Andrea Cheng, illus. by Michelle Chang “The obvious affection among the various family members makes Nancy’s efforts both touching and credible, and the . . . conclusion is solidly satisfying.” —Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books $8.95, PB, 978-1-60060-889-6 8-1/4 x 10-3/8, 32 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 1–3 DRA: 30, Guided Reading: N

“More books of this caliber might help save the planet.” — Smithsonian magazine $8.95, PB, 978-1-58430-004-5 7-5/8 x 10-5/8, 32 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 1–4 DRA: 30, Guided Reading: N .

GRANDFATHER COUNTS

CARAVAN

Andrea Cheng, illus. by Ange Zhang iRecommended Book, Reading Rainbow “Conveying nuggets of Chinese culture as well as bits of the language, Cheng’s story hints honestly at the difficulties of resettling an aged, non-English-speaking relative.” —Booklist $8.95, PB, 978-1-58430-158-5 8-1/2 x 10-3/4, 32 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 1–3 DRA: 28, Guided Reading: M .

RAYMOND’S PERFECT PRESENT

Therese On Louie, illus. by Suling Wang i“Choices,” CCBC “A lovely tale of triumph over the adversity of illness and limited resources.” —School Library Journal $17.95, HC, 978-1-58430-055-7 8-3/4 x 10-7/8, 32 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 1–3 DRA: 28, Guided Reading: M

AANI AND THE TREE HUGGERS

Jeannine Atkins, illus. by Venantius J. Pinto iNotable Books for Children,

Smithsonian magazine

Lawrence McKay Jr., illus. by Darryl Ligasan iBest Children’s Books of the Year,

Bank Street College “Refreshing and unobtrusively instructive.” —School Library Journal $8.95, PB, 978-1-60060-346-4 8 x 10-3/4, 32 pp., Interest Level: Gr. K–4 DRA: 40, Guided Reading: Q

DIA’S STORY CLOTH:

The Hmong People’s Journey of Freedom

Dia Cha, stitched by Chue and Nhia Thao Cha (Published in cooperation with The Denver Museum of Natural History) iNotable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, NCSS/CBC “One of the most poignant, beautifully told family histories. This book brings alive the Hmong story as never seen before.” — San Francisco Chronicle $8.95, PB, 978-1-880000-63-2 8-3/8 x 11, 24 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 1–6 DRA: 40, Guided Reading: R .

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Asian/Asian American Interest THE HAPPIEST TREE: A Yoga Story

Uma Krishnaswami, illus. by Ruth Jeyaveeran i“Choices,” CCBC “[A] warm, encouraging story about overcoming challenges.” —Booklist $8.95, PB, 978-1-60060-360-0 10 x 8, 32 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 1–4 DRA: 40, Guided Reading: R .

HEROES

Ken Mochizuki, illus. by Dom Lee iTeachers’ Choices, IRA/CBC “This book . . . shows how subtly prejudice was passed on to . . . children.” —Kirkus Reviews $8.95, PB, 978-1-880000-50-2 10 x 8, 32 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 1–5 DRA: 34, Guided Reading: O .

HOT, HOT ROTI FOR DADA-JI

F. Zia, illus. by Ken Min H “A natural for reading aloud, laced with great tastes, infectious sound effects and happy feelings.” —starred review, Kirkus Reviews $17.95, HC, 978-1-60060-443-0 8-3/8 x 10-5/8, 32 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 1–5 DRA: 38, Guided Reading: P .

JOURNEY HOME

Lawrence McKay, Jr., illus. by Dom and Keunhee Lee iSelected as Outstanding, Parent Council “This enormously touching book from McKay tells the story of Mai and her mother’s journey to Vietnam in search of the mother’s birth family.” —Kirkus Reviews $8.95, PB, 978-1-58430-005-2 10 x 9, 32 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 1–5 DRA: 40, Guided Reading: Q .

NINE-IN-ONE GRR! GRR! CBP

TASHI AND THE TIBETAN FLOWER CURE

Blia Xiong, adapted by Cathy Spagnoli, illus. by Nancy Hom iALA Notable Children’s Book “This imaginative folktale provides a rare window into the lore of the Hmong people of Laos.” —Publishers Weekly $9.95, PB, 978-0-89239-110-3 9 x 8, 32 pp., Interest level: Gr. K–3 DRA: 20, Guided Reading: K

Naomi C. Rose iBest Children’s Books of the Year,

ONLY ONE YEAR

Matthew Gollub, illus. by Kazuko G. Stone “A humorous look at nighttime fears, a delightful counting book, and an appealing story poem.” — School Library Journal $16.95, HC, 978-1-58430-011-3 10-1/4 x 8-1/4, 32 pp., Interest Level: Gr. preK–2 DRA: 18, Guided Reading: J

Andrea Cheng, illus. by Nicole Wong i“Choices,” CCBC “Illuminates a family’s love and sibling dynamics and will be embraced by many young readers.” —School Library Journal $16.95, HC, 978-1-60060-252-8 5-1/2 x 7-1/4, 104 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 2–5 DRA: 24, Guided Reading: L .

PASSAGE TO FREEDOM: The Sugihara Story

Ken Mochizuki, illus. by Dom Lee, afterword by Hiroki Sugihara iALA Notable Children’s Book “This testament to one man’s courage should be read . . . across the nation and the world.” —Notable Books for Children, Smithsonian magazine $8.95, PB, 978-1-58430-157-8 10 x 8, 32 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 1–6 DRA: 40, Guided Reading: Q ❖ .

Bank Street College

“This upbeat story provides a rare look at Tibetan American culture.” —Booklist $18.95, HC, 978-1-60060-425-6 9 x 10-3/4, 40 pp., Interest level: Gr. 1–6 DRA: 38, Guided Reading: P

TEN ONI DRUMMERS

WHERE ON EARTH IS MY BAGEL?

Frances Park and Ginger Park, illus. by Grace Lin “With charming gouache illustrations that evoke the intricate and colorful patterns found in Korean fabrics, this story mixes up cultures quite nicely.” — School Library Journal $8.95, PB, 978-1-60060-981-7 9-1/2 x 8-1/2, 32 pp., Interest Level: Gr. K–3 DRA: 28, Guided Reading: M

WILLIE WINS

Almira Astudillo Gilles, illus. by Carl Angel iBest Children’s Books of the Year,

Bank Street College

“Show[s] the father-son bond close-up.” —Booklist $8.95, PB, 978-1-60060-237-5 8 x 10, 32 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 1–4 DRA: 28, Guided Reading: M ❖ .

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Asian/Asian American Interest FLOWERS FROM MARIKO

from Lakas and the Manilatown Fish Asian/Asian American INTEREST

Grade 3 Reading Level BASEBALL SAVED US

Ken Mochizuki, illus. by Dom Lee iPick of the Lists, American Bookseller “Effectively conveys the narrator’s sense of isolation . . . and the importance of baseball in his life.” —The Horn Book $8.95, PB, 978-1-880000-19-9 $17.95, HC, 978-1-880000-01-4 10 x 8, 32 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 1–6 DRA: 34, Guided Reading: O ❖ .

BRINGING ASHA HOME

Uma Krishnaswami, illus. by Jamel Akib iBest Children’s Books of the Year,

Bank Street College

“Arun’s tale . . . provides a fresh perspective in adoption stories.” —Booklist $17.95, HC, 978-1-58430-259-9 8 x 10-1/2, 32 pp., Interest Level: Gr. K–4 DRA: 28, Guided Reading: M

COOL MELONS—TURN TO FROGS! The Life and Poems of Issa

Matthew Gollub, illus. by Kazuko G. Stone iALA Notable Children’s Book H “This superb homage to the . . . haiku master is as elegant and spare as the poet’s form.” —starred review, Publishers Weekly $9.95, PB, 978-1-58430-241-4 8-1/4 x 10-1/4, 40 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 1–6 DRA: 38, Guided Reading: P .

Rick Noguchi and Deneen Jenks, illus. by Michelle Reiko Kumata i“Choices,” CCBC “[An] affecting tale . . . [about] a JapaneseAmerican girl whose family was forced to live in an internment camp.” —Publishers Weekly $16.95, HC, 978-1-58430-032-8 8-3/8 x 10-3/8, 32 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 1–4 DRA: 34, Guided Reading: O

GOING HOME, COMING HOME

CBP

BILINGUAL

Truong Tran, illus. by Ann Phong “In this intimate bilingual tale bridging two cultures, Tran and Phong . . . write and paint from the heart.” —Publishers Weekl y $8.95, PB, 978-0-89239-238-4 8 x 9-3/4, 32 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 1–5 DRA: 40, Guided Reading: Q *bilingual English/Vietnamese

THE HAVE A GOOD Day cafe

Frances Park and Ginger Park, illus. by Katherine Potter i“Choices,” CCBC “A gentle tale of how people can feel at home when they are able to contribute something to their family.” — School Library Journal $8.95, PB, 978-1-60060-358-7 8-5/8 x 10-1/8, 32 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 1–4 DRA: 30, Guided Reading: N .

HIROMI’S HANDS

Lynne Barasch iAmelia Bloomer Project H “An inspiring story of a young woman crossing a boundary . . . and a study in perseverance.” —starred review, School Library Journal $18.95, HC, 978-1-58430-275-9 9 x 10-1/2, 40 pp., Interest Level: Gr. K–6 DRA: 40, Guided Reading: Q

Two great bilingual adventures in English and Tagalog! LAKAS AND THE MAKIBAKA HOTEL

CBP

BILINGUAL

Anthony D. Robles, illus. by Carl Angel “A fun, engaging tale . . . [Robles and Angel] do a wonderful job of keeping alive the stories of struggle in the Filipino community.” —Publishers Weekly $16.95, HC, 978-0-89239-213-1 10-3/4 x 8-1/2, 32 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 1–3 DRA: 30, Guided Reading: N *bilingual English/Tagalog

LAKAS AND THE MANILATOWN FISH

CBP

BILINGUAL

Anthony D. Robles, illus. by Carl Angel “Kids [will be] captured by the loopy story and the rollicking, high-colored, bang-bang pictures.” —The Horn Book Magazine $16.95, HC, 978-0-89239-182-0 10-3/4 x 8-1/2, 32 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 1–3 DRA: 30, Guided Reading: N *bilingual English/Tagalog

THE MANGROVE TREE:

Planting Trees to Feed Families

Susan L. Roth and Cindy Trumbore, illus. by Susan L. Roth i Jane Addams Children’s Book Award H “[A] moving depiction of ecological innovation.” —starred review, Publishers Weekly $19.95, HC, 978-1-60060-459-1 10-7/8 x 8-7/8, 40 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 1–5 DRA: 40, Guided Reading: Q .

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Asian/Asian American Interest SAM AND THE LUCKY MONEY

Karen Chinn, illus. by Cornelius Van Wright and Ying-Hwa Hu iPick of the Lists, American Bookseller “The traditional message that it is better to give than to receive is handled in a genuine, thoughtful manner.” — School Library Journal $8.95, PB, 978-1-880000-53-3 8-1/2 x 10, 32 pp., Interest Level: Gr. K–4 DRA: 40, Guided Reading: Q: ❖ £ . Chinese: $6.95, PB, 978-1-58430-085-4 $16.95, HC, 978-1-58430-084-7 Asian/Asian American INTEREST

GradeS 3–4 Reading Level AUNTIE YANG’S GREAT SOYBEAN PICNIC

Ginnie Lo, illus. by Beth Lo ★ “The pleasure of finding unexpected links between a new country and the old suffuses this autobiographical outing.” —starred review, Kirkus Reviews $18.95, HC, 978-1-60060-442-3 10 x 10, 32 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 1–5 DRA: 40, Guided Reading: Q

BE WATER, MY FRIEND:

The Early Years of Bruce Lee

Ken Mochizuki, illus. by Dom Lee iOriginal Art Show, Society of Illustrators “Mochizuki deftly portrays Bruce’s conflict between wanting to follow his master’s teachings and wanting to fight when provoked.” —The Horn Book $16.95, HC, 978-1-58430-265-0 10 x 8-1/2, 32 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 1–6 DRA: 30, Guided Reading: N

THE EAST-WEST HOUSE:

CHACHAJI’S CUP CBP

Uma Krishnaswami, illus. by Soumya Sitaraman iBest Children’s Books of the Year,

Noguchi’s Childhood in Japan

“A beautifully written and illustrated story about the universal relationship between an elder and a young child.” — Multicultural Review $16.95, HC, 978-0-89239-178-3 8 x 9-3/4, 32 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 1–4 DRA: 30, Guided Reading: N .

Christy Hale iBest Books of 2009, Kirkus Reviews ★ “A welcome entrée to one artist’s inspiration, aspiration and imagination.” —starred review, Kirkus Reviews $17.95, HC, 978-1-60060-363-1 8-3/8 x 10-7/8, 32 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 2–8 DRA: 40, Guided Reading: Q

THE CLOSET GHOSTS CBP

HONDA: The Boy Who Dreamed of Cars

Bank Street College

Uma Krishnaswami, illus. by Shiraaz Bhabha “An upbeat story with a positive message.” — School Library Journal $16.95, HC, 978-0-89239-208-7 8-3/4 x 9-1/2, 32 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 1–3 DRA: 30, Guided Reading: N

COOPER’S LESSON CBP

BILINGUAL

Sun Yung Shin, illus. by Kim Cogan iNational Parenting Publications Award Honor ★ “An intimate look at a biracial child’s bewilderment, denial, anger, and, finally, acceptance about being ‘half and half.’” —starred review, Booklist $16.95, HC, 978-0-89239-193-6 8-1/2 x 10-3/4, 32 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 1–5 DRA: 34, Guided Reading: O . *bilingual English/Korean

CYCLE OF RICE, CYCLE OF LIFE:

A Story of Sustainable Farming

Jan Reynolds iNotable Books for a Global Society, IRA “A powerful reminder of essential blessings.” —The Boston Globe $19.95, HC, 978-1-60060-254-2 10-1/4 x 9-1/2, 48 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 2–8 DRA: 40, Guided Reading: S .

Mark Weston, illus. by Katie Yamasaki iBest Children’s Books of the Year,

Bank Street College

“A worthwhile introduction to a neglected —Kirkus Reviews subject.” $17.95, HC, 978-1-60060-246-7 9 x 10-1/2, 32 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 1–6 DRA: 40, Guided Reading: R .

SHINING STAR: The Anna May Wong Story

Paula Yoo, illus. by Lin Wang iCarter G. Woodson Award, NCSS “A fascinating account of the life of a determined —Publishers Weekly actress.” $17.95, HC, 978-1-60060-259-7 11 x 8-5/16, 32 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 1–6 DRA: 40, Guided Reading: R

A SONG FOR CAMBODIA

Michelle Lord, illus. by Shino Arihara iHonor Book, Society of School Librarians

International

“Amazing and inspiring, this biography is an excellent choice for multicultural studies.” —Booklist $16.95, HC, 978-1-60060-139-2 8-1/2 x 10-1/2, 32 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 1–6 DRA: 40, Guided Reading: Q

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Asian/Asian American Interest YASMIN’S HAMMER

A PLACE WHERE SUNFLOWERS GROW

Asian/Asian American INTEREST

Amy Lee-Tai, illus. by Felicia Hoshino iJane Addams Children’s Book Award “Lee-Tai’s tale, with its emphasis on the internees’ dignity and feelings, offers the gentlest introduction to this tragic episode.” — School Library Journal $17.95, HC, 978-0-89239-215-5 9-1/2 x 10-3/4, 32 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 2–5 DRA: 40, Guided Reading: R . *bilingual English/Japanese

SACRED MOUNTAIN: Everest

BALARAMA: A Royal Elephant

SHANGHAI MESSENGER

Andrea Cheng, illus. by Ed Young iNotable Books for a Global Society, IRA H “Wonderfully evocative.” —starred review, Kirkus Reviews $17.95, HC, 978-1-58430-238-4 7-3/8 x 9-1/2, 40 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 3–7 DRA: 40, Guided Reading: S

SU DONGPO: Chinese Genius

Ted and Betsy Lewin iTexas Bluebonnet Award Masterlist “The combination of compelling travelogue and images is immediate and dramatic.” —Booklist $19.95, HC, 978-1-60060-265-8 9-1/4 x 11, 56 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 1–6 DRA: 40, Guided Reading: R

HORSE SONG: The Naadam of Mongolia

SIXTEEN YEARS IN SIXTEEN SECONDS:

Ann Malaspina, illus. by Doug Chayka iNotable Books for Children, Smithsonian magazine “A bleak situation becomes a powerful tale of hope through Yasmin’s passion and determination.” — School Library Journal $18.95, HC, 978-1-60060-359-4 8-3/4 x 10-3/4, 40 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 1–6 DRA: 40, Guided Reading: R . Asian/Asian American INTEREST

Grade 4 Reading Level

Ted and Betsy Lewin iA LA Notable Children’s Book H “A celebration . . . [and] a heartfelt glimpse of a rarely explored culture.” —starred review, Booklist $19.95, HC, 978-1-58430-277-3 9-1/4 x 11, 56 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 1–5 DRA: 40, Guided Reading: S

Little SAP AND MONSIEUR RODIN Michelle Lord, illus. by Felicia Hoshino iBest Children’s Books of the Year,

Bank Street College

“The story presents a rare look at Cambodian culture through the eyes of a winning heroine.” —Publishers Weekly $16.95, HC, 978-1-58430-248-3 9 x 10-1/4, 32 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 1–5 DRA: 38, Guided Reading: P

CBP

BILINGUAL

The Sammy Lee Story

Paula Yoo, illus. by Dom Lee iTexas Bluebonnet Award Masterlist H “This picture book biography [is] humanizing and meaningful.” —starred review, Kirkus Reviews $8.95, PB, 978-1-60060-453-9 8-1/4 x 11, 32 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 2–6 DRA: 40, Guided Reading: S .

Grades 4–5 Reading Level

Christine Taylor-Butler iBest Children’s Books of the Year,

Barnes & Noble Review

“This mixture of science, geography, culture and the original extreme sport is irresistible.” —Kirkus Reviews $19.95, HC, 978-1-60060-255-9 10-1/2 x 8-1/4, 48 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 2–8 DRA: 40, Guided Reading: S . Demi iALA Notable Children’s Book “Beautifully designed and produced, the book features delicately limned, brilliantly colored paintings of scenes from Su Dongpo’s life.” —Booklist $24.00, HC, 978-1-58430-256-8 10 x 10, 56 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 2–8 DRA: 44, Guided Reading: T

SURFER OF THE CENTURY:

The Life of Duke Kahanamoku

Ellie Crowe, illus. by Richard Waldrep iA sian/Pacific American Award for Literature, Picture Book Winner, APALA iTexas Bluebonnet Award Masterlist H “Crowe depicts [Kahanamoku’s] encounters with racial discrimination with sensitivity. . . . Well researched and fact-filled.” —starred review, School Library Journal $19.95, HC, 978-1-58430-276-6 11 x 9-1/4, 48 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 2–8 DRA: 44, Guided Reading: T

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Asian/Asian American Interest GALAXY GAMES: THE CHALLENGERS

Greg R. Fishbone “Complemented by Beavers’s comic book-style artwork, Fishbone’s narrative is ripe with kidfriendly humor.” —Publishers Weekly $15.95, HC, 978-1-60060-660-1 E-book, 978-1-60060-877-3 5 x 7-1/2, 352 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 3–7 DRA: 44, Guided Reading: U

TOFU QUILT

Ching Yeung Russell iA sian/Pacific American Award for Literature, Youth Literature Honor, APALA iA LA Notable Children’s Book “Aspiring young authors will be encouraged and inspired by this patchwork of poetry.” — School Library Journal $16.95, HC, 978-1-60060-423-2 E-book, 978-1-60060-650-2 5-3/4 x 8, 136 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 3–7 DRA: 44, Guided Reading: T

Latino/Hispanic Interest

CBP

For more than thirty years, Children’s Book Press was a leading publisher of bilingual English-Spanish books. We’re proud to bring their expertise to our list by offering some of their most beloved and award-winning bilingual titles under our new Children’s Book Press imprint. I KNOW THE RIVER LOVES ME / YO SÉ QUE EL RÍO ME AMA CBP

Latino/Hispanic American Interest

Grades 1–2 Reading Level

MY COLORS, MY WORLD/ MIS COLORES, MI MUNDO CBP

BILINGUAL

Maya Christina Gonzalez ★ “Uses a brilliant palette to convey a girl’s lush landscape.” —starred review, Kirkus Reviews $7.99, BB, 978-0-89239-234-6 6-1/2 x 7, 18 pp., Interest Level: Gr. preK–K DRA: 12, Guided Reading: G

MY FIRST BOOK OF PROVERBS/ MI PRIMER LIBRO DE DICHOS

CBP

BILINGUAL

Ralfka Gonzalez and Ana Ruiz, intro. by Sandra Cisneros iAméricas Award Honor, CLASP “Brilliantly hued, precariously naïf paintings . . . illustrate this roundup of 27 Mexican American dichos.” —Publishers Weekly $8.95, PB, 978-0-89239-200-1 8-1/2 x 10-3/4, 32 pp., Interest Level: Gr. K–6 DRA: 14, Guided Reading: H Latino/Hispanic American Interest

Grade 2 Reading Level

ESTELA’S SWAP

Alexis O’Neill, illus. by Enrique O. Sanchez iBest Children’s Books of the Year,

Bank Street College

“All in all, a wonderful bargain.” — School Library Journal $8.95, PB, 978-1-60060-253-5 8-1/2 x 10, 32 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 1–4 DRA: 34, Guided Reading: O ❖ .

Spend some time with Quinito! QUINITO, DAY AND NIGHT / QUINITO, DÍA Y NOCHE CBP

BILINGUAL

Ina Cumpiano, illus. by José Ramírez iTexas 2x2 Reading List,

Texas Library Association

★ “Full of images and words that will engage preschoolers . . . works on multiple levels.” —starred review, The Horn Book $16.95, HC, 978-0-89239-226-1 9-3/4 x 8-1/2, 32 pp., Interest Level: K–2 DRA: 18, Guided Reading: J

QUINITO’S NEIGHBORHOOD / EL VECINDARIO DE QUINITO CBP BILINGUAL Ina Cumpiano, illus. by José Ramírez i Texas 2 x 2 Reading List,

Texas Library Association

★ “A place that youngsters will enjoy visiting.” —starred review, School Library Journal $9.95, PB, 978-0-89239-229-2 9-3/4 x 8-1/2, 32 pp., Interest Level: Gr. K–2 DRA: 20, Guided Reading: K

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BILINGUAL

Maya Christina Gonzalez iFinalist, ReadBoston Read Aloud Book Award “Inspiring and peacefully thought-provoking.” —Kirkus Reviews $8.95, PB, 978-0-89239-236-0 8 x 10, 24 pp., Interest Level: Gr. K–6 DRA: 20, Guided Reading: K

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Latino/Hispanic Interest WHEN THIS WORLD WAS NEW

D. H. Figueredo, illus. by Enrique O. Sanchez i“Choices,” CCBC “[A] poignant story of immigration.” —Book Links $8.95, PB, 978-1-58430-173-8 8 x 10, 32 pp., Interest Level: Gr. K–3 DRA: 18, Guided Reading: J ❖ . Latino/Hispanic American Interest

Grades 2–3 Reading Level

AMELIA’S ROAD

Linda Jacobs Altman, illus. by Enrique O. Sanchez iEditor’s Choice, San Francisco Chronicle “The yearning in the story is palpable.” —Booklist $8.95, PB, 978-1-880000-27-4 8 x 10, 32 pp., Interest Level: Gr. K–3 DRA: 30, Guided Reading: N ❖ .

ARRORRÓ, MI NIÑO: BILINGUAL

Latino Lullabies and Gentle Games

Lulu Delacre iPura Belpré Illustrator Award Honor,

ALSC/REFORMA

“Songs . . . tell about children who grow up ‘learning and loving two cultures and two languages.’” —Booklist $8.95, PB, 978-1-60060-441-6 $12.95, CD, 978-1-60060-123-1 9-1/4 x 8-1/2, 32 pp., Interest Level: Gr. K–4 DRA: 24, Guided Reading: L ❖

THE BIRTHDAY SWAP

Loretta Lopez i Américas Award Commended List, CLASP “Birthday stories are abundant, but this one is a worthy addition.” — School Library Journal $8.95, PB, 978-1-880000-89-2 8-7/8 x 9-1/2, 32 pp., Interest Level: Gr. K–3 DRA: 34, Guided Reading: O ❖ .

FEATHERLESS / DESPLUMADO

CBP

BILINGUAL

Juan Felipe Herrera, illus. by Ernesto Cuevas, Jr. iBest Books of the Year, Críticas Magazine ★ “Turns a sensitive subject into an enjoyable story both in words and images.” —starred review, Críticas Magazine $16.95, HC, 978-0-89239-195-0 8 x 9-3/4, 32 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 2–5 DRA: 28, Guided Reading: M

FIRST DAY IN GRAPES

L. King Pérez, illus. by Robert Casilla iPura Belpré Illustrator Award Honor,

ALSC/REFORMA

“Sheds light on the life of migrant children in a poignant, balanced manner.” — School Library Journal $17.95, HC, 978-1-58430-045-8 8-1/8 x 10-1/4, 32 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 2–5 DRA: 30, Guided Reading: N ❖ .

GRACIAS • THANKS BILINGUAL

Pat Mora, illus. by John Parra iPura Belpré Illustrator Award Honor,

ALSC/REFORMA

★“Mora has a keen sense of the concrete, childfriendly detail, and it’s put to splendid use here.” —starred review, Kirkus Reviews $17.95, HC, 978-1-60060-258-0 8-1/2 x 10-3/4, 32 pp., Interest Level: Gr. K–4 DRA: 18, Guided Reading: J

HOME AT LAST

Susan Middleton Elya, illus. by Felipe Davalos i Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, NCSS/CBC “Highlights a problem many immigrant children must deal with.” —Booklist $8.95, PB, 978-1-58430-272-8 8-1/2 x 9, 32 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 1–4 DRA: 34, Guided Reading: O ❖ .

from Let Me Help! / ¡Quiero ayudar!

I HAD A HIPPOPOTAMUS

Hector Viveros Lee i“Choices,” CCBC “The brilliantly colored art crackles with outlandish fun.” —Parenting magazine $8.95, PB, 978-1-880000-62-5 10 x 8, 32 pp., Interest Level: Gr. preK–2 DRA: 4, Guided Reading: D ❖

LET ME HELP! / ¡QUIERO AYUDAR!

CBP

BILINGUAL

Alma Flor Ada, illus. by Angela Domínguez “The bilingual text is fluid in both Spanish and English, and the subject is sure to spark interest in [Cinco de Mayo].” — School Library Journal $8.95, PB, 978-0-89239-239-1 $17.95, HC, 978-0-89239-232-2 9-1/4 x 10, 32 pp., Interest Level: Gr. K–3 DRA: 30, Guided Reading: N

MARISOL MCDONALD DOESN’T MATCH / MARISOL MCDONALD NO COMBINA

CBP

BILINGUAL

Monica Brown, illus. by Sara Palacios iPura Belpré Illustrator Award Honor,

ALSC/REFORMA

“Affirms our increasingly blended society and clearly celebrates independent thinking. Brava!” —Kirkus Reviews $17.95, HC, 978-0-89239-235-3 8-1/4 x 9-3/4, 32 pp., Interest Level: Gr. K–3 DRA: 24, Guided Reading: L

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Latino/Hispanic Interest MY COLORS, MY WORLD / MIS COLORES, MI MUNDO CBP BILINGUAL Maya Christina Gonzalez iPura Belpré Illustrator Award Honor,

ALSC/REFORMA

★ “This book can jump-start the world of imagination.” —starred review, Kirkus Reviews $16.95, HC, 978-0-89239-221-6 8 x 10, 24 pp., Interest Level: Gr. preK–2 DRA: 16, Guided Reading: I

POEMS TO DREAM TOGETHER/ Poemas para soñar juntos BILINGUAL

Francisco X. Alarcón, illus. by Paula Barragán iJane Addams Children’s Book Award Honor “The verses read aloud beautifully and the poetic images are at once accessible and inspiring.” — School Library Journal $8.95, PB, 978-1-60060-657-1 8-3/4 x 10-1/4, 32 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 2–7 DRA: 28, Guided Reading: M .

THE POT THAT JUAN BUILT

Nancy Andrews-Goebel, illus. by David Diaz iPura Belpré Illustrator Award Honor,

ALSC/REFORMA

H “This is a must purchase for all collections.” —starred review, School Library Journal $8.95, PB, 978-1-60060-848-3 $17.95, HC, 978-1-58430-038-0 10-7/8 x 8-7/8, 32 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 1–6 DRA: 38, Guided Reading: P ❖ .

THE ROAD TO SANTIAGO

D. H. Figueredo, illus. by Pablo Torrecilla iOriginal Art Show, Society of Illustrators “Present[s] a memorable slice of life from another time.” — School Library Journal $16.95, HC, 978-1-58430-059-5 8-1/2 x 10-1/2, 32 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 1–4 DRA: 40, Guided Reading: Q

UNCLE NACHO’S HAT / EL SOMBRERO DEL TÍO NACHO CBP BILINGUAL Adapted by Harriet Rohmer, illus. by Mira Reisberg iReading Rainbow Featured Title “[An] engaging fable . . . doubly useful in this bilingual edition.” —Kirkus Reviews $8.95, PB, 978-0-89239-112-7 8-1/4 x 9-1/2, 32 pp., Interest Level: Gr. K–3 DRA: 20, Guided Reading: K

UNDER THE LEMON MOON

Edith Hope Fine, illus. by René King Moreno iNotable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, NCSS/CBC “[This] moving tribute [shows] the need for compassion and forgiveness.” —Kirkus Reviews $8.95, PB, 978-1-58430-051-9 8 x 10-1/2, 32 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 1–3 DRA: 24, Guided Reading: L ❖ . Latino/Hispanic American Interest

Grade 3 Reading Level

ANTONIO’S CARD / LA TARJETA DE ANTONIO

CBP

BILINGUAL

Rigoberto González, illus. by Cecilia Concepción Alvarez iLambda Literary Award Finalist “The narrative captures the social worries and concerns that children in nontraditional families may experience.” — School Library Journal $16.95, HC, 978-0-89239-204-9 8-1/2 x 11, 32 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 2–5 DRA: 30, Guided Reading: N .

ARMANDO AND THE BLUE TARP SCHOOL Edith Hope Fine and Judith Pinkerton Josephson, illus. by Hernán Sosa iBest Children’s Books of the Year, Bank Street College

“Armando’s story shows what poverty means and the hope that things can change.” —Booklist $17.95, HC, 978-1-58430-278-0 8-1/2 x 10-1/2, 32 pp., Interest Level: Gr. K–3 DRA: 34, Guided Reading: O ❖

¡BÉISBOL! : Latino Baseball Pioneers and Legends

Jonah Winter, intro. by Bruce Markusen Rodríguez i40 Recommended Books About Sports, CCBC “Presents fourteen early Latin American baseball superpowers who collectively clawed their way to U.S. recognition, respect, and finally, acclaim.” —Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books $8.95, PB, 978-1-58430-234-6 $16.95, HC, 978-1-58430-012-0 8-1/4 x 10-7/8, 32 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 1–6 DRA: 40, Guided Reading: R ❖ .

BIRTHDAY IN THE BARRIO / CUMPLEAÑOS EN EL BARRIO CBP BILINGUAL

Mayra L. Dole, illus. by Tonel “The warmth of family and community suffuses the tale and crosses all cultural boundaries.” —Kirkus Reviews $16.95, HC, 978-0-89239-194-3 8-3/4 x 9-1/2, 32 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 1–4 DRA: 28, Guided Reading: M

CONFETTI:

Poems for Children

Pat Mora, illus. by Enrique O. Sanchez iNotable Books for a Global Society, IRA “This collection of poems is as much fun to look at as it is to read.” —Booklist $8.95, PB, 978-1-880000-85-4 8-1/2 x 10, 32 pp., Interest Level: Gr. K–4 DRA: 30, Guided Reading: N ❖ .

LOVE TO MAMÁ:

A Tribute to Mothers

edited by Pat Mora, illus. by Paula Barragán iOutstanding Merit, Best Children’s Books of the Year, Bank Street College H“This is that rare book that will resonate across age ranges and cultures.” —starred review, School Library Journal $8.95, PB, 978-1-58430-235-3 9-1/4 x 10, 32 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 1–6 DRA: 40, Guided Reading: R .

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Latino/Hispanic Interest A MOVIE IN MY PILLOW / UNA PELÍCULA EN MI ALMOHADA CBP BILINGUAL

Jorge Argueta, illus. by Elizabeth Gómez iAméricas Award, CLASP “Will add multicultural depth and historical authenticity to any poetry collection.” —Booklist $8.95, PB, 978-0-89239-219-3 8 x 9-3/4, 32 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 2–6 DRA: 34, Guided Reading: O

THE UPSIDE DOWN BOY / EL NIÑO DE CABEZA CBP BILINGUAL

Juan Felipe Herrera, illus. by Elizabeth Gómez iTexas Bluebonnet Award Masterlist “A celebration of family, and of the importance of a frank dialogue between parents and children.” —Newsweek en Español $8.95, PB, 978-0-89239-217-9 8 x 9-3/4, 32 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 1–5 DRA: 30, Guided Reading: N

YUM! ¡MMMM! ¡QUÉ RICO! Americas’ Sproutings

GET SET! SWIM!

Jeannine Atkins, illus. by Hector Viveros Lee i“Choices,” CCBC

“A winning story of . . . perseverance, and pride in accomplishment.” — School Library Journal

$8.95, PB, 978-1-60060-336-5 8-1/4 x 10-1/4, 32 pp., Interest Level: Gr. K–3 DRA: 30, Guided Reading: N . ❖

IT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE THIS WAY: A BARRIO STORY / NO TIENE QUE SER ASÍ: UNA HISTORIA DEL BARRIO CBP BILINGUAL Luis J. Rodríguez, illus. by Daniel Galvez i Américas Award Commended List, CLASP “Rodríguez’s personal experience, as a teenage gang member . . . gives the story immediacy.” —Booklist $8.95, PB, 978-0-89239-203-2 8-1/2 x 10-3/4, 32 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 2–6 DRA: 38, Guided Reading: P

MY DIARY FROM HERE TO THERE / MI DIARIO DE AQUÍ HASTA ALLÁ

Pat Mora, illus. by Rafael López iTexas Bluebonnet Award Masterlist H “This inventive stew of food haiku . . . will

CBP

$17.95, HC, 978-1-58430-271-1 $8.95, PB, 978-1-60060-892-6 8-3/4 x 10-1/4, 32 pp., Interest Level: Gr. K–6 DRA: 38, Guided Reading: P ❖ .

★“Captures the essence of the trauma of moving to a new place.” —starred review, Kirkus Reviews $8.95, PB, 978-0-89239-230-8 8-1/4 x 9-3/4, 32 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 2–5 DRA: 30, Guided Reading: N

provide lots and lots of lip-smacking fun.” —starred review, Booklist

Latino/Hispanic American Interest

GradeS 3–4 Reading Level

ABUELA’S WEAVE

Omar S. Castañeda, illus. by Enrique O. Sanchez iNotable Books for Children,

Smithsonian magazine

BILINGUAL

Amada Irma Pérez, illus. by Maya Christina Gonzalez iPura Belpré Author Award Honor,

ALSC/REFORMA

Read them together!

Two award-winning dance books from veteran photo-essayist George Ancona

CAPOEIRA: Game! Dance! Martial Art! George Ancona iBest Children’s Books of the Year,

Bank Street College

H “Action-packed pictures of capoeiristas . . . make this an eye-catching title.” —starred review, School Library Journal $18.95, HC, 978-1-58430-268-1 10-1/2 x 8-1/4, 48 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 2–7 DRA: 40, Guided Reading: S

¡OLÉ! FLAMENCO

George Ancona iPura Belpré Author Award Honor,

ALSC/REFORMA “The clear text and stunning photography shine.” —The Horn Book $19.95, HC, 978-1-60060-361-7 8 x 10-7/8, 48 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 2–6 DRA: 40, Guided Reading: S

MY VERY OWN ROOM / MI PROPIO CUARTITO CBP BILINGUAL

Amada Irma Pérez, illus. by Maya Christina Gonzalez iTomás Rivera Mexican American Children’s Book Award, Texas State University “Realistically portrays a child who can take charge and make changes.” —The Horn Book $8.95, PB, 978-0-89239-223-0 8-1/4 x 9-3/4, 32 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 2–5 DRA: 34, Guided Reading: O

“Effectively evokes the harmonious way of life of many Indian communities in Latin America.” — School Library Journal $8.95, PB, 978-1-880000-20-5 8 x 10, 32 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 1–4 DRA: 28, Guided Reading: N ❖ . To place an order see p.41 or call 1-888-320-3190 x. 28 (9:30-5:30 EST) • For individual orders, go to leeandlow.com

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Latino/Hispanic Interest THE STORYTELLER’S CANDLE / LA VELITA DE LOS CUENTOS CBP BILINGUAL Lucía González, illus. by Lulu Delacre iPura Belpré Author Award Honor and Illustrator Award Honor, ALSC/REFORMA ★“[T]his simple and affectionate story . . . broadcast[s] Belpré’s welcome message to new generations of immigrants.” —starred review, Publishers Weekly $18.95, HC, 978-0-89239-222-3 $9.95, PB, 978-0-89239-237-7 9-1/2 x 11, 32 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 1–6 DRA: 34, Guided Reading: O .

Latino/Hispanic American Interest

Grade 4 Reading Level

ANGEL’S KITE / LA ESTRELLA DE ANGEL

CBP

BILINGUAL

Alberto Blanco, illus. by Rodolfo Morales iAméricas Award Commended List, CLASP “Resonant imagery and glowing illustrations give this quiet tale a potent folkloric aura.” —Kirkus Reviews $9.95, PB, 978-0-89239-156-1 9 x 8, 32 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 1–5 DRA: 40, Guided Reading: S 

Celebrate the seasons! ANGELS RIDE BIKES AND OTHER FALL POEMS / LOS ÁNGELES ANDAN EN BICICLETA Y OTROS POEMAS DE OTOÑ

CBP

BILINGUAL

Francisco X. Alarcón, illus. by Maya Christina Gonzalez iNotable Books for a Global Society, IRA “An impressive assortment of bilingual verses and brilliant art.” — Oakland Tribune $8.95, PB, 978-0-89239-198-1 8 x 10-3/4, 32 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 2–6 DRA: 34, Guided Reading: O .

FROM THE BELLYBUTTON OF THE MOON AND OTHER SUMMER POEMS / DEL OMBLIGO DE LA LUNA Y OTROS POEMAS DE VERANO CBP BILINGUAL Francisco X. Alarcón, illus. by Maya Christina Gonzalez iPura Belpré Author Award Honor,

ALSC/REFORMA

“Ideal for summer story hour or warm reminiscing all winter long.” —Kirkus Reviews $8.95, PB, 978-0-89239-201-8 8 x 10-3/4, 32 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 2–6 DRA: 34, Guided Reading: O .

IGUANAS IN THE SNOW AND OTHER WINTER POEMS / IGUANAS EN LA NIEVE Y OTROS POEMAS DE INVIERNO

CBP

BILINGUAL

Francisco X. Alarcón, illus. by Maya Christina Gonzalez iPura Belpré Author Award Honor,

CALLING THE DOVES / EL CANTO DE LAS PALOMAS CBP BILINGUAL

Juan Felipe Herrera, illus. by Elly Simmons iEzra Jack Keats New Writer Award “A welcome alternative to the usually bleak portrayal of the migrant farmworker experience.” —Booklist $8.95, PB, 978-0-89239-166-0 8 x 9-3/4, 32 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 2–5 DRA: 38, Guided Reading: P

MY PAPA DIEGO AND ME / MI PAPÁ DIEGO Y YO CBP BILINGUAL

Guadalupe Rivera Marín, illus. by Diego Rivera iInternational Latino Book Award,

Latino Literacy Now

★ “[A] delightfully accessible personal appreciation of a famous, larger-than-life man.” —starred review, Kirkus Reviews $17.95, HC, 978-0-89239-228-5 8-3/4 x 10-1/4, 32 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 1–5 DRA: 38, Guided Reading: P 

ALSC/REFORMA

“Gonzalez’s illustrations are bright and busy, catching the playful cadence of the words.” — School Library Journal $8.95, PB, 978-0-89239-202-5 8 x 10-3/4, 32 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 2–6 DRA: 34, Guided Reading: O .

LAUGHING TOMATOES AND OTHER SPRING POEMS / JITOMATES RESUEÑOS Y OTROS POEMAS DE PRIMAVERA CBP BILINGUAL Francisco X. Alarcón, illus. by Maya Christina Gonzalez iPura Belpré Author Award Honor,

ALSC/REFORMA

“Illustrated with bold, primitive paintings, [it] carves a lighthearted niche all its own.” — School Library Journal $8.95, PB, 978-0-89239-199-8 8 x 10-3/4, 32 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 2–6 DRA: 34, Guided Reading: O .

from Angels Ride Bikes and Other Fall Poems / Los ángeles andan en bicicleta y otros poemas de otoñ

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Middle Eastern Interest Read them together! FAMILY PICTURES / CUADROS DE FAMILIA CBP BILINGUAL

Carmen Lomas Garza iPura Belpré Illustrator Award Honor,

ALSC/REFORMA

“A visual feast, and an aural delight.” —School Library Journal $9.95, PB, 978-0-89239-207-0 11-1/2 x 9-1/2, 32 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 2–6 DRA: 40, Guided Reading: Q

IN MY FAMILY / EN MI FAMILIA

CBP

BILINGUAL

Carmen Lomas Garza iPura Belpré Illustrator Award Honor,

ALSC/REFORMA

“Lovingly shares the artist’s memories of the Hispanic cultural experience as lived in the Southwest.” —Booklist $9.95, PB, 978-0-89239-163-9 9-3/4 x 8-1/2, 32 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 2–6 DRA: 40, Guided Reading: Q

THE WOMAN WHO OUTSHONE THE SUN / LA MUJER QUE BRILLABA AÚN MÁS QUE EL SOL

CBP

BILINGUAL

Alejandro Cruz Martinez, illus. by Fernando Olivera iALA Notable Children’s Book “An excellent addition to any folklore collection.” —Kirkus Reviews $7.95, PB, 978-0-89239-126-4 8-3/4 x 8, 32 pp., Interest Level: Gr. K–3 DRA: 34, Guided Reading: O Latino/Hispanic American Interest

Grade 5 up Reading Level

ALICIA AFTERIMAGE

Lulu Delacre iBest Children’s Books of the Year,

Bank Street College

“With its messages about healing . . . this is an excellent title for grief counseling.” —Booklist $19.95, HC, 978-1-60060-242-9 6-1/4 x 9-1/8, 144 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 7 UP DRA: 60, Guided Reading: X

UNDER THE MESQUITE

Guadalupe Garcia McCall iPura Belpré Author Award,

ALSC/REFORMA iWilliam C. Morris YA Debut Award Finalist, YALSA ★ “The author effectively captures the complex lives of teenagers in many Latino and/or immigrant families.” —starred review, Kirkus Reviews $17.95, HC, 978-1-60060-429-4 E-book, 978-1-60060-875-9 5-1/2 x 8-1/4, 240 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 7 UP DRA: 60, Guided Reading: X .

Middle eastern Interest

GRADEs 2–3 Reading Level

CARAVAN

Lawrence McKay Jr., illus. by Darryl Ligasan iBest Children’s Books of the Year,

Bank Street College “Refreshing and unobtrusively instructive.” —School Library Journal $8.95, PB, 978-1-60060-346-4 8 x 10-3/4, 32 pp., Interest Level: Gr. K–4 DRA: 40, Guided Reading: Q Middle eastern Interest

Grade 3 Reading Level

COMING TO AMERICA:

A Muslim Family’s Story

Bernard Wolf iNotable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, NCSS/CBC “Wolf portrays the Mahmouds as individuals . . . pointing out that differences of religion do not signify differences in humane behavior, love of family, or appreciation for hard work.” — School Library Journal $10.95, PB, 978-1-58430-177-6 10-1/2 x 8-7/16, 48 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 1–5 DRA: 40, Guided Reading: S . Middle eastern Interest

GradE 4 Reading Level

SHARING OUR HOMELAND:

Palestinian and Jewish Children at Summer Peace Camp Trish Marx, photographs by Cindy Karp iSydney Taylor Notable Book, Association of

Jewish Libraries

iTop 10 Religion Books for Youth, Booklist “An informative, uplifting portrait of —Publishers Weekly friendships.” $19.95, HC, 978-1-58430-260-5 10-1/2 x 8-3/4, 48 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 1–6 DRA: 40, Guided Reading: S

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Multiethnic Interest Multiethnic Interest

Grades preK–K Reading Level

MY TEACHER CAN TEACH . . . ANYONE!

W. Nikola-Lisa, illus. by Felipe Galindo “A fun peek at careers that are just right for young children.” —Booklist $8.95, PB, 978-1-60060-276-4 9-1/8 x 9-3/8, 32 pp., Interest Level: Gr. preK–2 DRA: 16, Guided Reading: I .

AMERICA:

My Land, Your Land, Our Land

W. Nikola-Lisa, illus. by 14 American artists “Gives children the opportunity to extend the varied images with their own poems, essays, stories, and drawings.” — School Library Journal $17.95, HC, 978-1-880000-37-3 9 x 10-3/4, 32 pp., Interest Level: Gr. K–4 DRA: 6, Guided Reading: C

DAVID’S DRAWINGS

WAVE GOODBYE

Rob Reid, illus. by Lorraine Williams iChildren’s Book Award,

Wisconsin State Library Association “Will tempt kids to jump up and join right in.” —Publishers Weekly

$8.95, PB, 978-1-60060-341-9 8 x 8-1⁄2, 24 pp., Interest Level: preSch–preK DRA: 4, Guided Reading: D . Multiethnic Interest

Grades 1–2 Reading Level

AMERICA:

A Book of Opposites / Un libro de contrarios BILINGUAL

W. Nikola-Lisa, illus. by 10 American artists “This eclectic book hints at the country’s immense range of landscape and . . . people.” —Publishers Weekly $8.95, BB, 978-1-58430-028-1 5-5/8 x 6-5/8, 24 pp., Interest Level: Gr. preK–2 DRA: 3, Guided Reading: C

Cathryn Falwell iBest Children’s Books of the Year,

Bank Street College

Andrea Cheng, illus. by Ange Zhang i50 Multicultural Books Every Child Should Know, CCBC iRecommended Book, Reading Rainbow “[The] story hints honestly at the difficulties of resettling an aged, non-English-speaking relative.” —Booklist $8.95, PB, 978-1-58430-158-5 8-1/2 x 10-3/4, 32 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 1–3 DRA: 28, Guided Reading: M .

JAZZ BABY

“This story has the gentleness of a lullaby [and] . . . could well ease the process of making a home in a new school.” —Kirkus Reviews $8.95, PB, 978-1-58430-261-2 $17.95, HC, 978-1-58430-031-1 8 x 10, 32 pp., Interest Level: Gr. K–2 DRA: 16, Guided Reading: I ❖ .

Carole Boston Weatherford, illus. by Laura Freeman “Energetic, ethnically diverse children cavort through this . . . lively celebration that toddlers will dance for.” — School Library Journal $6.95, PB, 978-1-58430-273-5 7-1/8 x 7-1/4, 24 pp., Interest Level: Gr. preK–2 DRA: 14, Guided Reading: H

Multiethnic Interest

MY STEPS

Grade 2 Reading Level

BABY BORN

Anastasia Suen, illus. by Chih-Wei Chang iNotable Books for Children,

Smithsonian magazine

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A Unique Book for Children With Developmental and Learning Disabilities JAY AND BEN

GRANDFATHER COUNTS

by Lulu Delacre and Katharine Swanson, illus. by Lulu Delacre “One of the finest concepts that I have seen over the years.” —Artie Kempner, Autism Speaks $20.00, BB, 978-1-60060-460-7, 11-1/4 x 11-1/4, 18 pp. For more information, visit jayandbenbooks.com.

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THE PIANO William Miller, illus. by Susan Keeter iNotable Books for a Global Society, IRA H “Music brings a young African American girl and an elderly white woman together.” —starred review, Kirkus Reviews $8.95, PB, 978-1-58430-242-1 $16.95, HC, 978-1-880000-98-4 8-1/4 x 10-1/4, 32 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 1–4 DRA: 34, Guided Reading: O .

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BEIN’ WITH YOU THIS WAY

W. Nikola-Lisa, illus. by Michael Bryant iPick of the Lists, American Bookseller “[A] fast-paced, cheerful, rap story.” — Child magazine $8.95, PB, 978-1-880000-26-7 $17.95, HC, 978-1-880000-05-2 10-1/4 x 8-3/8, 32 pp., Interest Level: Gr. preK–3 DRA: 20, Guided Reading: K ❖ .

THE CAN MAN

Laura E. Williams, illus. by Craig Orback iNotable Books for Children,

Smithsonian magazine

“A humanizing story that reaches beyond easy —Booklist messages.” $18.95, HC, 978-1-60060-266-5 10-1/4 x 9-1/4, 40 pp., Interest Level: Gr. K–5 DRA: 28, Guided Reading: M . Multiethnic Interest

Grade 3 Reading Level

The LEGEND OF FREEDOM HILL

Linda Jacobs Altman, illus. by Cornelius Van Wright and Ying-Hwa Hu iNotable Children’s Book of Jewish Content,

Association of Jewish Libraries

“Children will identify with the spunky, resourceful girls and enjoy the expeditious resolution.” —Booklist $8.95, PB, 978-1-58430-169-1 8-1/2 x 10, 32 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 1–4 DRA: 40, Guided Reading: R .

THE MANGROVE TREE : Planting Trees to Feed Families

Susan L. Roth and Cindy Trumbore, illus. by Susan L. Roth iJane Addams Children’s Book Award H“[A] moving depiction of ecological innovation.” —starred review, Publishers Weekly $19.95, HC, 978-1-60060-459-1 10-7/8 x 8-7/8, 40 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 1–5 DRA: 40, Guided Reading: Q .

WHEN THE HORSES RIDE BY: Children in the Times of War

Eloise Greenfield, illus. by Jan Spivey Gilchrist iNotable Books for a Global Society, IRA “The rhythmic connections in words and pictures will move peace activists, old and young.” —Booklist $9.95, PB, 978-1-60060-454-6 10-7/8 x 8-7/8, 40 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 2–6 DRA: 40, Guided Reading: Q

YUM! ¡MMMM! ¡QUÉ RICO! Americas’ Sproutings

Pat Mora, illus. by Rafael López iALA Notable Children’s Book H “This inventive stew of food haiku . . . will

provide lots and lots of lip-smacking fun.” —starred review, Booklist

$8.95, PB, 978-1-60060-892-6 $17.95, HC, 978-1-58430-271-1 8-3/4 x 10-1/4, 32 pp., Interest Level: Gr. K–6 DRA: 38, Guided Reading: P ❖ . Multiethnic Interest

GradeS 3–4 Reading Level

AMAZING FACES

AROUND THE WORLD

Selected by Lee Bennett Hopkins, illus. by Chris Soentpiet iTexas Bluebonnet Award Masterlist H“A fitting celebration of Americans in all their diversity.” —starred review, Publishers Weekly $18.95, HC, 978-1-60060-334-1 11 x 9-3/4, 40 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 1 up DRA: 38, Guided Reading: P

John Coy, illus. by Antonio Reonegro and Tom Lynch “A real slam dunk.” —Kirkus Reviews $17.95, HC, 978-1-58430-244-5 9 x 11, 32 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 3–8 DRA: 38, Guided Reading: P

EVERGLADES FOREVER:

Restoring America’s Great Wetland

Trish Marx, photographs by Cindy Karp iLasting Connections Title, Book Links “A great way to encourage environmental awareness and responsibility.” — School Library Journal $8.95, PB, 978-1-60060-339-6 10-1/2 x 8-1/4, 40 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 3–7 DRA: 40, Guided Reading: S .

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Multiethnic Interest CELEBRATE!

Connections Among Cultures

Jan Reynolds iOutstanding Merit, Best Children’s Books of the Year, Bank Street College “Promote[s] the theme: ‘We are one human family celebrating life on Earth!’” — School Library Journal $8.95, PB, 978-1-60060-452-2 $17.95, HC, 978-1-58430-253-7 10 x 8, 32 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 1–5 DRA: 40, Guided Reading: R .

A FULL MOON IS RISING

Marilyn Singer, illus. by Julia Cairns iLasting Connections Title, Book Links “The breadth of perspectives creates a stirring portrait of a familiar but no less marvelous sight.” —Publishers Weekly $19.95, HC, 978-1-60060-364-8 8-3/4 x 11, 48 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 1 up DRA: 40, Guided Reading: R

HOW WE ARE SMART

W. Nikola-Lisa, illus. by Sean Qualls iChristopher Award, Books for Young Readers “This handsome picture book is valuable and thought-provoking.”  —The New York Times Book Review $8.95, PB, 978-1-60060-444-7 9-1/4 x 10-1/2, 32 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 2–8 DRA: 44, Guided Reading: T .

IRENA’S JARS OF SECRETS

Marcia Vaughan, illus. by Ron Mazellan iSydney Taylor Book Award Honor,

Association of Jewish Libraries

“A definition of quiet heroism.” —Kirkus Reviews $18.95, HC, 978-1-60060-439-3 11 x 9, 40 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 2–7 DRA: 40, Guided Reading: R .

SILENT STAR: The Story of Deaf Major

Leaguer William Hoy

new

in

2012

Bill Wise, illus. by Adam Gustavson “A fascinating introduction to a little-known hero.” —Kirkus Reviews $18.95, HC, 978-1-60060-411-9 7-3/4 x 10-3/4, 40 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 1–6 DRA: 30, Guided Reading: N

STEEL DRUMMING AT THE APOLLO: The Road to Super Top Dog

Trish Marx, photographs by Ellen B. Senisi “Inspiring reading for young performers.” —Kirkus Reviews $22.00, HC with Audio CD, 978-1-60060-124-8 8 x 10, 56 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 3 up DRA: 40, Guided Reading: S

TAN TO TAMARIND CBP

Malathai Michelle Iyengar, illus. by Jamel Akib iA sian/Pacific American Award for Literature, Picture Book Honor, APALA “This exploration of the diversity within the spectrum of brown is a lovely tribute to the color.” — School Library Journal $16.95, HC, 978-0-89239-227-8 8-1/4 x 9-3/4, 32 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 1–6 DRA: 38, Guided Reading: P .

WE

Alice Schertle, illus. by Kenneth Addison H “A compelling work that celebrates humankind’s shared beginnings as much as its diversity and achievements.” —starred review, Publishers Weekly $16.95, HC, 978-1-58430-060-1 9 x 10-3/4, 32 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 1 up DRA: 40, Guided Reading: S

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JUST LIKE ME CBP

Edited by Harriet Rohmer, written and illus. by 14 artists iCalifornia Collection Title, California Reading

Association

“An excellent teaching tool.” — School Library Journal $16.95, HC, 978-0-89239-149-3 8-1/2 x 10-3/4, 32 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 2–6 DRA: 34, Guided Reading: O .

ON MY BLOCK CBP

Edited by Dana Goldberg, written and illus. by 15 artists “A loving, wonderfully illustrated homage to the neighborhood of place, family, heart and mind.” —Kirkus Reviews $8.95, PB, 978-0-89239-240-7 8-3/4 x 10-3/4, 32 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 2–6 DRA: 40, Guided Reading: R

PUFFLING PATROL

Ted and Betsy Lewin “Wonderfully vibrant and expressive.” — Booklist $19.95, HC, 978-1-60060-424-9 9-1/4 x 11, 56 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 1–6 DRA: 40, Guided Reading: R Multiethnic Interest

GradeS 5–6 Reading Level

CAT GIRL’S DAY OFF

new in2012

Kimberly Pauley “Entertaining, hilarious, and exceptionally creative. . . . Will be an instant hit.” — School Library Journal $17.95, HC, 978-1-60060-883-4 E-Book, 978-1-60060-884-1 5-1/2 x 8-1/4, 336 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 6 up DRA: 50, Guided Reading: V

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Native AmericanMultiethnic Interest Interest GALAXY GAMES: THE CHALLENGERS

Greg R. Fishbone “Fishbone’s narrative is ripe with kid-friendly humor.” —Publishers Weekly $15.95, HC, 978-1-60060-660-1 E-Book, 978-1-60060-877-3 5 x 7-1/2, 352 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 3–7 DRA: 44, Guided Reading: U Multiethnic Interest

Grade 6 up Reading Level

TANKBORN

Karen Sandler “Both chilling and thought provoking.” — School Library Journal $17.95, HC, 978-1-60060-662-5 E-Book, 978-1-60060-876-6 5-1/2 x 8-1/4, 384 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 7 UP DRA: 80, Guided Reading: Z .

VODNÍK

new in2012

Bryce Moore “A first encounter with racism blends well with a compelling fantasy adventure. . . . Surprisingly witty.” —Kirkus Reviews $18.95, HC, 978-1-60060-852-0 E-Book, 978-1-60060-881-0 6 x 9, 368 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 7 up DRA: 60, Guided Reading: X

Native American Interest

Native American Interest

THE BLUE ROSES

BUFFALO SONG

Linda Boyden, illus. by Amy Córdova iLEE & LOW New Voices Award i“Choices,” CCBC “A quietly respectful book about loss, survival, and legacy.” —Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books $8.95, PB, 978-1-60060-655-7 9-1/8 x 8-7/8, 32 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 1–4 DRA: 30, Guided Reading: N

Joseph Bruchac, illus. by Bill Farnsworth iWilliam Allen White Children’s Book Award Masterlist “The gentle narrative eloquently conveys the beauty and importance of this animal.” — School Library Journal $18.95, HC, 978-1-58430-280-3 9 x 10-3/4, 40 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 1–6 DRA: 40, Guided Reading: R

Native American Interest

GEORGE CRUM AND THE SARATOGA CHIP

Grade 2 Reading Level

Grade 3 Reading Level BABY RATTLESNAKE CBP

Te Ata and Lynn Moroney, illus. by Mira Reisberg “Fast moving, dramatic, and economically told.” — School Library Journal $9.95, PB, 978-0-89239-216-2 11-1/4 x 9-1/4, 32 pp., Interest Level: Gr. K–3 DRA: 20, Guided Reading: K

CRAZY HORSE’S VISION

Joseph Bruchac, illus. by S. D. Nelson iALA Notable Children’s Book H “Inspirational reading [that] affords a glimpse into the heart of a renowned American leader.” —starred review, Kirkus Reviews $9.95, PB, 978-1-58430-282-7 9 x 10-3/4, 40 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 1–5 DRA: 38, Guided Reading: P .

Grades 3–4 Reading Level

Gaylia Taylor, illus. by Frank Morrison iTexas Bluebonnet Award Masterlist “This zesty biography adds spice to library collections.” —Booklist $8.95, PB, 978-1-60060-656-4 8-3/8 x 10-1/2, 32 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 1–5 DRA: 40, Guided Reading: Q .

GIVING THANKS:

A Native American Good Morning Message

Chief Jake Swamp, illus. by Erwin Printup, Jr. iReading Rainbow Featured Title ★ “A simple, tender celebration of good fortune.” —Kirkus Reviews $8.95, PB, 978-1-880000-54-0 $17.95, HC, 978-1-880000-15-1 7-1/2 x 11, 24 pp., Interest Level: Gr. K–6 DRA: 28, Guided Reading: M v .

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Native American Interest JIM THORPE’S BRIGHT PATH

Joseph Bruchac, illus. by S. D. Nelson iTeachers’ Choices, IRA/CBC “[An] inspiring American portrait.” —Kirkus Reviews $9.95, PB, 978-1-60060-340-2 $18.95, HC, 978-1-58430-166-0 9 x 10-1/4, 40 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 1–6 DRA: 40, Guided Reading: S .

LOUIS SOCKALEXIS:

Native American Baseball Pioneer

Bill Wise, illus. by Bill Farnsworth iChildren’s and Young Adult Book Award, Primary Nonfiction, IRA iNotable Books for a Global Society, IRA “[A] rousing introduction to the life of ‘the first Native American to play major league baseball.’” — School Library Journal $8.95, PB, 978-1-60060-428-7 8-1/4 x 10-1/2, 32 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 1–6 DRA: 40, Guided Reading: Q .

A MAN CALLED RAVEN CBP

Richard Van Camp, illus. by George Littlechild “The style successfully captures both the magical element of the raven and the strong presence of the storyteller.” — School Library Journal $15.95, HC, 978-0-89239-144-8 8-1/2 x 10-3/4, 32 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 2–5 DRA: 30, Guided Reading: N

SKY DANCERS

Connie Ann Kirk, illus. by Christy Hale i“Choices,” CCBC “A true-to-life portrait of family life and [Native] traditions.” —Kirkus Reviews $17.95, HC, 978-1-58430-162-2 7-3/4 x 11, 32 pp., Interest Level: Gr. K–4 DRA: 38, Guided Reading: P .

Native American Interest

Grade 4 Reading Level KIKI’S JOURNEY CBP

Kristy Orona-Ramirez, illus. by Jonathan Warm Day iBest Children’s Books of the Year,

Native American Interest

Grade 6 up Reading Level

BOWMAN’S STORE: A Journey to Myself

“Authentic . . . will open up discussion about cultural stereotypes.” —Booklist $16.95, HC, 978-0-89239-214-8 9-3/4 x 8-1/2, 32 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 2–5 DRA: 40, Guided Reading: R

Joseph Bruchac iNotable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, NCSS/CBC “This is not just the story of one life, but the story of a nation.” — School Library Journal $12.95, PB, 978-1-58430-027-4 5-1/4 x 8, 328 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 4–12 DRA: 60, Guided Reading: Y .

QUIET HERO:

WOLF MARK

Bank Street College

The Ira Hayes Story

S. D. Nelson “A satisfying read for . . . families looking for a patriotic story, and students seeking material on minority Americans.” — School Library Journal $8.95, PB, 978-1-60060-427-0 9 x 10-3/4, 32 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 2–8 DRA: 38, Guided Reading: P .

Joseph Bruchac i Westchester Young Adult Fiction Award “A fun twist on werewolf stories mixed with some mad science and espionage.” —Publishers Weekly $17.95, HC, 978-1-60060-661-8 E-book, 978-1-60060-878-0 5-1/2 x 8-1/4, 392 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 7 UP DRA: 60, Guided Reading: Y

Native American Interest

Grades 5–6 Reading Level

RATTLESNAKE MESA:

Stories from a Native American Childhood

EdNah New Rider Weber, photographs by Richela Renkun iNotable Books for a Global Society, IRA iSpur Award, Western Writers of America “An unusually compelling memoir.” —The Horn Book $14.95, PB, 978-1-60060-874-2 $22.00, HC, 978-1-58430-231-5 7-1/2 x 9-1/4, 144 pp., Interest Level: Gr. 4–12 DRA: 60, Guided Reading: W .

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GRADES 1–2 Reading Level LOS DIBUJOS DE DAVID (David’s Drawings)

Cathryn Falwell

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DOS AÑOS

(Toddler Two)

Anastasia Suen, illus. by Winnie Cheon

$6.95, BB, 978-1-58430-053-3 Interest Level: Gr. preK–1 DRA/EDL: 3, Guided Reading: C

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GRADE 2 Reading Level DIRECTO AL ARO (Strong to the Hoop)

John Coy, illus. by Leslie Jean-Bart $8.95, PB, 978-1-58430-083-0 $16.95, HC, 978-1-58430-082-3 Interest Level: Gr. 1–4 DRA/EDL: 38, Guided Reading: P .

ESTELA EN EL MERCADO DE PULGAS (Estela’s Swap)

Alexis O’Neill, illus. by Enrique O. Sánchez

$8.95, PB, 978-1-58430-246-9 Interest Level: Gr. 1–4 DRA/EDL: 30, Guided Reading: N .

JOE ARCO IRIS Y YO (Rainbow Joe and Me)

María Díaz Strom

$7.95, PB, 978-1-60060-278-8 Interest Level: Gr. K–3 DRA/EDL: 20, Guided Reading: K .

MI ESCALERA

EL CAMINO DE AMELIA

PASAJE A LA LIBERTAD:

Sally Derby, illus. by Adjoa J. Burrowes

Linda Jacobs Altman, illus. by Enrique O. Sánchez

(Passage to Freedom)

(My Steps)

$8.95, PB, 978-1-880000-75-5 Interest Level: Gr. K–2 DRA/EDL: 18, Guided Reading: J

UN MUNDO NUEVO

(When This World Was New)

D. H. Figueredo, illus. by Enrique O. Sánchez

$8.95, PB, 978-1-58430-007-6 Interest Level: Gr. K–3 DRA/EDL: 28, Guided Reading: M .

RECIÉN NACIDO (Baby Born)

Anastasia Suen, illus. by Chih-Wei Chang

$8.95, BB, 978-1-880000-87-8 Interest Level: Gr. preK–1 DRA/EDL: 20, Guided Reading: K

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GRADES 2–3 Reading Level LA ALEGRÍA DE SER TÚ Y YO (Bein’ with You This Way)

W. Nikola-Lisa, illus. by Michael Bryant

$8.95, PB, 978-1-880000-36-6 Interest Level: Gr. preK–3 DRA/EDL: 18, Guided Reading: J .

BAJO LA LUNA DE LIMÓN (Under the Lemon Moon)

Edith Hope Fine, illus. by René King Moreno

$8.95, PB, 978-1-880000-91-5 Interest Level: Gr. 1–3 DRA/EDL: 24, Guided Reading: L .

(Amelia’s Road)

$8.95, PB, 978-1-880000-10-6 Interest Level: Gr. K–3 DRA/EDL: 38, Guided Reading: P .

¡CELEBREMOS Juneteenth! (Juneteenth Jamboree)

Carole Boston Weatherford, illus. by Yvonne Buchanan

$7.95, PB, 978-1-60060-247-4 Interest Level: Gr. K–4 DRA/EDL: 34, Guided Reading: O .

LA ESCUELA DE ELIZABETI (Elizabeti’s School)

Stephanie Stuve-Bodeen, illus. by Christy Hale

$7.95, PB, 978-1-60060-235-1 Interest Level: Gr. K–2 DRA/EDL: 20, Guided Reading: K .

AL FIN EN CASA (Home at Last)

Susan Middleton Elya, illus. by Felipe Davalos

$8.95, PB, 978-1-60060-654-0 Interest Level: Gr. 1–5 DRA/EDL: 30, Guided Reading: N .

La historia de Chiune Sugihara Ken Mochizuki, illus. by Dom Lee, afterword by Hiroki Sugihara

$8.95, PB, 978-1-880000-82-3 $16.95, HC, 978-1-880000-81-6 Interest Level: Gr. 1–6 DRA/EDL: 40, Guided Reading: S .

PREPARADAS . . . LISTAS . . . ¡YA! (Get Set! Swim!)

Jeannine Atkins, illus. by Hector Viveros Lee

$7.95, PB, 978-1-880000-78-6 Interest Level: Gr. K–3 DRA/EDL: 38, Guided Reading: P .

PRIMER DÍA EN LAS UVAS (First Day in Grapes)

L. King Pérez, illus. by Robert Casilla iPura Belpré Illustrator Award Honor, ALSC/REFORMA $7.95, PB, 978-1-58430-240-7 $16.95, HC, 978-1-58430-239-1 Interest Level: Gr. 2–5 DRA/EDL: 38, Guided Reading: P .

LA MUÑECA DE ELIZABETI (Elizabeti’s Doll)

Stephanie Stuve-Bodeen, illus. by Christy Hale

$8.95, PB, 978-1-58430-001-4 $16.95, HC, 978-1-58430-000-7 Interest Level: Gr. preK–2 DRA/EDL: 18, Guided Reading: J .

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ARMANDO Y LA ESCUELA DE LONA AZUL

(Yum! ¡Mmmm! ¡Qué rico! Americas’ Sproutings)

Edith Hope Fine and Judith Pinkerton Josephson, illus. by Hernán Sosa

$8.95, PB, 978-1-60060-268-9 $17.95, HC, 978-1-60060-430-0 Interest Level: Gr. K–6 DRA/EDL: 40, Guided Reading: Q

(The Birthday Swap)

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RAY CHARLES (en español) (Ray Charles)

Sharon Bell Mathis, illus. by George Ford

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RICHARD WRIGHT Y EL CARNÉ DE BIBLIOTECA (Richard Wright and the Library Card)

William Miller, illus. by R. Gregory Christie

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LA VASIJA QUE JUAN FABRICÓ (The Pot That Juan Built)

Nancy Andrews-Goebel, illus. by David Diaz iPura Belpré Illustrator Award Honor, ALSC/REFORMA $8.95, PB, 978-1-58430-230-8 Interest Level: Gr. 1–6 DRA/EDL: 40, Guided Reading: S .

YO TENÍA UN HIPOPÓTAMO (I Had a Hippopotamus)

Héctor Viveros Lee

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(Armando and the Blue Tarp School)

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EL BÉISBOL NOS SALVÓ (Baseball Saved Us)

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¡BÉISBOL! Pioneros y leyendas del béisbol Latino (¡Béisbol! )

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YUM! ¡MMMM! ¡QUÉ RICO! Brotes de las Américas

Pat Mora, illus. by Rafael López iA méricas Award, CLASP

ZORA HURSTON Y EL ÁRBOL SOÑADOR

(Zora Hurston and the Chinaberry Tree)

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Susan Middleton Elya, illus. by Loretta Lopez

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SAY HOLA TO SPANISH AT THE CIRCUS Susan Middleton Elya, illus. by Loretta Lopez

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SAY HOLA TO SPANISH, OTRA VEZ (AGAIN!)

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Susan Middleton Elya, illus. by Loretta Lopez

(Giving Thanks)

Chief Jake Swamp, illus. by Erwin Printup, Jr.

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EL TAPIZ DE ABUELA

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(Abuela’s Weave)

Pat Mora, illus. by Enrique O. Sánchez

Omar S. Castañeda, illus. by Enrique O. Sánchez

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SAM Y EL DINERO DE LA SUERTE

(Sam and the Lucky Money)

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Title Index A Aani and the Tree Huggers * ✎ 21 Abuela’s Weave * ❖ ✎ 29 Al fin en casa * 37 alegría de ser tú y yo, La * 37 Alicia Afterimage 11, 31 Allie’s Basketball Dream * ✎ 15 Amazing Faces 33 Amelia’s Road * ❖ ✎ 27 America: A Book of Opposites / Un libro de contrarios 32 America: My Land, Your Land, Our Land 32 Angel’s Kite / La estrella de Angel 30 Angels Ride Bikes / ángeles andan en bicicleta, Los * ✎ 30 Antonio’s Card / tarjeta de Antonio, la ✎ 28 Armando and the Blue Tarp School ❖ 28 Armando y la escuela de lona azul * 38 Around the World 33 Arrorró, mi niño * 27 Auntie Yang’s Great Soybean Picnic 2, 6, 24

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Babu’s Song * ✎ 14 Baby Born ❖ 32 Baby Flo 4, 17 Baby Rattlesnake * 35 Bajo la luna de limón * ✎ 37 Balarama 25 Baseball Saved Us * ❖ ✎ 23 Be Water, My Friend 24 Bein' with You This Way * ❖ ✎ 33

¡Béisbol! * ❖ ✎ 28 ¡Béisbol! Pioneros y leyendas del béisbol latino * ✎ 38 béisbol nos salvó, El * 38 Bird 12, 17 Birthday in the Barrio / Cumpleaños en el barrio 28 Birthday Swap, The * ❖ ✎ 27 Black All Around! * 15 Blue Roses, The * 12, 35 Bowman’s Store * ✎ 36 Bringing Asha Home 23 Brothers in Hope ✎ 17 Buffalo Song 35 Bus Ride, The * ✎ 14 Butterflies for Kiri * 21

C Calling the Doves / canto de las palomas, El * 30 camino de Amelia, El * ✎ 37 Can Man, The ✎ 33 Capoeira 29 Caravan * 21, 31 Cat Girl’s Day Off 9, 11, 34 Catching the Moon * ✎ 19 Celebrate! * ✎ 13, 34 ¡Celebremos Juneteenth! * ✎ 37 Chachaji’s Cup ✎ 24 Chess Rumble 11, 20 Children of Long Ago * ✎ 14 Christmas Makes Me Think * ✎ 14 Closet Ghosts, The 24 Coming to America * ✎ 31 Confeti: Poemas para niños * ✎ 38 Confetti: Poems for Children * ❖ ✎ 28 Cool Melons—Turn to Frogs! * ✎ 23

Cooper's Lesson ✎ 24 Crazy Horse’s Vision * ✎ 35 Cycle of Rice, Cycle of Life ✎ 13, 24

From the Bellybutton of the Moon / Del ombligo de la luna * ✎ 30 Full Moon is Rising, A 2, 34

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David’s Drawings * ❖ ✎ 32 Dear Mrs. Parks * ✎ 15 DeShawn Days * ✎ 14 Destiny’s Gift * ✎ 19 Dia’s Story Cloth * ✎ 21 dibujos de David, Los * ✎ 37 Directo al aro * ✎ 37 Diverse Energies 10 Dos años 37 Dreaming Up 10 Drumbeat in Our Feet 20 Drummer Boy of John John 10

E East-West House, The 24 Elizabeti’s Doll * ❖ ✎ 15 Elizabeti’s School * ❖ ✎ 15 escuela de Elizabeti, La * ✎ 37 Estela en el mercado de pulgas * ✎ 37 Estela’s Swap * ❖ ✎ 26 Etched in Clay 10 Everglades Forever * ✎ 33

F Family Pictures / Cuadros de familia * 31 Featherless / Desplumado 27 First Come the Zebra ✎ 17 First Day in Grapes ❖ ✎ 27 Flowers from Mariko 23 Frederick Douglass * ✎ 18

Galaxy Games 11, 26, 35 Game, Set, Match, Champion Arthur Ashe 20 George Crum and the Saratoga Chip * ✎ 19, 35 Get Set! Swim! * ❖ ✎ 29 Gettin' Through Thursday * ✎ 15 Ghosts for Breakfast 12, 21 Giving Thanks * ❖ ✎ 35 Going Home, Coming Home * 23 Goldfish and Chrysanthemums * 21 Gracias • Thanks 27 Gracias te damos * ✎ 38 Grandfather Counts * ✎ 21, 32 Grandma's Purple Flowers * ✎ 14

H Happiest Tree, The * ✎ 22 Have a Good Day Cafe, The * ✎ 23 Heroes * ✎ 22 Hiromi's Hands 23 Home at Last * ❖ ✎ 27 Honda ✎ 24 Horse Song: The Naadam of Mongolia 25 Hot, Hot Roti for Dada-ji ✎ 2, 22 How We Are Smart * ✎ 34 Howard Thurman’s Great Hope * 19

I I and I Bob Marley 20 I Had a Hippopotamus * ❖ 27 I Know the River Loves Me / Yo sé que el río me ama 26

I See the Rhythm ✎ 20 Iguanas in the Snow / Iguanas en la nieve * ✎ 30 In Daddy’s Arms I Am Tall * ✎ 16 In Her Hands 19 In My Family / En mi familia * 31 Irena’s Jars of Secrets ✎ 34 It Doesn’t Have to Be This Way / No tiene que ser así * 29 It Jes’ Happened 2, 5, 18

J Janna and the Kings 12, 18 Jay and Ben p. 32 Jazz Baby * 32 Jim Thorpe’s Bright Path * ✎ 36 Joe Arco iris y yo * ✎ 37 Joe Louis, My Champion * ✎ 18 John Lewis in the Lead * ✎ 19 Jones Family Express, The * ✎ 16 Joshua’s Masai Mask * ✎ 18 Journey Home * ✎ 22 Juneteenth Jamboree * ❖ ✎ 16 Just Like Me ✎ 34

K Keepers * ✎ 16 Kiki’s Journey 36 Knockin’ on Wood * ✎ 18

L Lakas and the Makibaka Hotel 23 Lakas and the Manilatown Fish 23 Last Black King of the Kentucky Derby, The * ✎ 19 Laughing Tomatoes / Jitomates resueños * ✎ 30 Legend of Freedom Hill, The * ✎ 18, 33


Title Index Let Me Help! / ¡Quiero ayudar! * 27 Little Sap and Monsieur Rodin 25 Louis Sockalexis * ✎ 36 Love to Langston * ✎ 14 Love to Mamá * ✎ 28 Love Twelve Miles Long 12, 16

M Mama Elizabeti * ✎ 16 Mama’s Window * ✎ 20 Man Called Raven, A 36 Mangrove Tree, The ✎ 2, 18, 23, 33 Marisol McDonald Doesn’t Match / Marisol McDonald no combina 2, 27 Mi escalera * 37 Movie in My Pillow, A / película en mi almohada, Una * 29 mundo nuevo, Un * 37 muñeca de Elizabeti, La * 37 My Colors, My World / Mis colores, mi mundo 26 My Colors, My World Board Book 28 My Diary from Here to There / Mi diario de aquí hasta allá * 29 My First Book of Proverbs / Mi primer libro de dichos * 26 My Papa Diego and Me / Mi papá Diego y yo 30 My Steps * ❖ 14, 32 My Teacher Can Teach. . . Anyone! * ✎ 32 My Very Own Room / Mi propio cuartito * 29

N Night Golf * ✎ 16 Nine-In-One, Grr! Grr! * 22

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O ¡Olé! Flamenco 29 On My Block * 34 Only One Year ✎ 22 Only the Mountains Do Not Move * ✎ 13, 18

P Palm of My Heart, The * ✎ 14 Pasaje a la libertad * 37 Passage to Freedom * ❖ ✎ 22 Paul Robeson * ✎ 16 Piano, The * ✎ 15, 32 Place Where Sunflowers Grow, A ✎ 25 Poems to Dream Together / Poemas para soñar juntos * ✎ 28 Pot That Juan Built, The * ❖ ✎ 28 Preparadas . . . Listas . . . ¡Ya! * 37 Primer día en las uvas * 37 Puffling Patrol 8, 34

Q ¡Qué sorpresa de cumpleaños! * 38 Quiet Hero * ✎ 36 Quinito, Day and Night / Quinito, día y noche 26 Quinito’s Neighborhood / vecindario de Quinito, El * 26

R Rainbow Joe and Me * ❖ ✎ 15 Rattlesnake Mesa* ✎ 36 Ray Charles * ❖ ✎ 16 Ray Charles en español * 38 Raymond’s Perfect Present 12, 21 Recién nacido 37

Rent Party Jazz * ✎ 16 Richard Wright and the Library Card * ❖ ✎ 16 Richard Wright y el carné de biblioteca * 38 Road to Santiago, The 28

S Sacred Mountain: Everest ✎ 25 Sam and the Lucky Money * ❖ ✎ 24 Sam y el dinero de la suerte * 38 Saturday at the New You * ✎ 19 Say Hola to Spanish at the Circus * ✎ 38 Say Hola to Spanish Otra Vez (Again!) * ✎ 38 Say Hola to Spanish * ✎ 38 Seaside Dream 12, 18 Secret to Freedom, The * ✎ 17 Seeds of Change ✎ 19 Seven Miles to Freedom ✎ 19 Shanghai Messenger 25 Sharing Our Homeland 31 Shining Star 24 Silent Star 7, 34 Singing with Mama Lou 15 Sixteen Years in Sixteen Seconds * ✎ 12, 25 Sky Dancers ✎ 36 Song for Cambodia, A 24

Steel Drumming at the Apollo 34 Storyteller’s Candle, The / velita de los cuentos, La * ✎ 30 Strong to the Hoop * ❖ ✎ 15 Su Dongpo 25 Summer of the Mariposas 10 Summer Sun Risin’ * 17 Surfer of the Century 25 Sweet Music in Harlem 20 Sweet Potato Pie * 17

T Tan to Tamarind ✎ 34 Tankborn ✎ 11, 35 tapiz de Abuela, El * 38 Tashi and the Tibetan Flower Cure 22 Ten Oni Drummers 22 Toddler Two ❖ 21 Tofu Quilt 11, 26

U Uncle Nacho's Hat / sombrero del Tío Nacho, El * 28 Under the Lemon Moon * ❖ ✎ 28 Under the Mesquite ✎ 2, 11, 31 Up the Learning Tree * ✎ 17 Upside Down Boy, The / niño de cabeza, El 29

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V Vanishing Cultures Series * 13 vasija que Juan fabricó, La * 38 Vodník 9, 11, 35

W Wave Goodbye * ✎ 32 We 34 When the Horses Ride By * 33 When This World Was New * ❖ ✎ 27 Where on Earth Is My Bagel? 22 Willie Wins * ✎ 22 Wolf Mark ✎ 11, 36 Woman Who Outshone the Sun, The / mujer que brillaba aún más que el sol, La * 31

Y Yasmin’s Hammer ✎ 25 Yo tenía un hipopótamo * 38 Yum! ¡Mmmm! ¡Qué Rico! Americas’ Sproutings * ❖ ✎ 29, 33 Yum! ¡Mmmm! ¡Qué rico! Brotes de las Américas * 38 Yummy* ✎ 11, 20

Z Zora Hurston and the Chinaberry Tree* ❖ ✎ 20 Zora Hurston y el árbol soñador * ✎ 38

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