2012–2013

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

School & Library Catalog

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 ALA 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

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 ALA Notable Children’s Book i Top 10 Can’t Miss Fall Books for Teens,

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,

Kirkus Reviews i Notable Books for a Global Society

Bank Street College

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

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

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

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

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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.

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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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 4 5 6 7 8 9

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

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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 Themes: Biography, Music, Dance, African American Interest

NEW THIS SPRING

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

“A stirring picture-book biography.”  —Booklist

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

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

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

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.

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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Reading Level: Grade 3 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 Themes: Art, Biography, Dreams and Aspirations, African American Interest

IT JES’ HAPPENED: When Bill Traylor Started to Draw
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.

Other books about artists:

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

A story about finding your talent—at any age.

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

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Reading Level: Grades 3–4 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

NEW THIS SPRING

AUNTIE YANG’S GREAT SOYBEAN PICNIC
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

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.

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

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

Other books about immigration: Coming to America: A Muslim Family’s Story, p. 31 Goldfish and Chrysanthemums, p. 21 Hot, Hot Roti for Dada-ji, p. 22 Only One Year, p. 22

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

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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Reading Level: Grades 3–4 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 Themes: Biography, Disability, Sports

SILENT STAR: The Story of Deaf Major Leaguer William Hoy
By Bill Wise Illustrated by Adam Gustavson

“[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.

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

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

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

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

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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 Themes: Animals, Environment/Nature

NEW THIS SPRING

PUFFLING PATROL
By Ted and Betsy Lewin

“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

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 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. chicks. By the middle of August, it is time for the young puffins, called pufflings, to make their way

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

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.

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

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

CAT GIRL’S DAY OFF

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

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. 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

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.

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.

from Vodník myth guide on leeandlow.com

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COMING IN FALL

2012

FROM TU BOOKS
No ver t l Fina Energies
Diverse
Edited by Tobias S. Buckell and Joe Monti

NEW

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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.

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.

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

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

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.

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 5–10 $18.95, Hardcover, 978-1-60060-652-6 10
All prices are subject to change upon publication.

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

Middle Grade and Young Adult Titles
Middle Grade and YA Middle Grade and YA Middle Grade and YA

GradeS 4–5 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

GradeS 5–6 Reading Level
Alicia Afterimage
Lulu Delacre $19.95, HC, 978-1-60060-242-9 Interest Level: Grade 7 UP DRA: 60, Guided Reading: X

Grade 6 UP Reading Level
TANKBORN
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

GALAXY GAMES

CAT GIRL’S DAY OFF

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

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

VODNIK

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

Tofu Quilt

Under the Mesquite

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

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

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. 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

GHOSTS FOR BREAKFAST
Smithsonian magazine

Stanley Todd Terasaki, illus. by Shelly Shinjo iN  otable Books for Children,
$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

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

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

JANNA AND THE KINGS
Patricia Smith, illus. by Aaron Boyd i Best 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

GradeS 2–3 Reading Level
LOVE TWELVE MILES LONG
Glenda Armand, illus. by Colin Bootman

NEW VOICES AWARD

“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

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 2 Reading Level
THE BLUE ROSES
Linda Boyden, illus. by Amy Córdova i “Choices,” CCBC i Paterson 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

Grade 3 Reading Level
BIRD
Zetta Elliott, illus. by Shadra Strickland i Coretta 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

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 i A 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

Award-winning VANISHING CULTURES series
Jan Reynolds
i Notable Social Studies

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

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

Aborigines of Australia
$7.95, PB, 978-1-60060-126-2 $16.95 HC, 978-1-60060-141-5 8-1/2 x 11, 32 pp.

Sami of the European Arctic
$7.95, PB, 978-1-60060-127-9 $16.95 HC, 978-1-60060-142-2 8-1/2 x 11, 32 pp.

Inuit of the North American Arctic
$8.95, PB, 978-1-60060-128-6 $16.95 HC, 978-1-60060-143-9 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
VANISHING CULTURES collections:
PAPERBACK: 7 PB, $59.65 List, Discount $54.00, 978-1-60060-147-7 paperback + video: 7 PB + VHS video, $79.60 List, Discount $72.00, 978-1-60060-148-4 HARDCOVER: 7 HC, $118.65 List, Discount $107.00, 978-1-60060-149-1 HARDCOVER + VIDEO: 7 HC + VHS video, $138.60 List, Discount $125.00, 978-1-60060-150-7

HIMALAYA

MONGOLIA

SAHARA

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

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

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

Also by Jan Reynolds:

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
See p. 24

ONLY THE MOUNTAINS DO NOT MOVE: A Maasai Story of Culture and Conservation
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
Grades 1–2 Reading Level
African/African American Interest

THE BUS RIDE

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 .

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 . 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 .

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 .

CHILDREN OF LONG AGO

from Grandma’s Purple Flowers

GRANDMA’S PURPLE FLOWERS

MY STEPS

Grade 2 Reading Level
BABU’S SONG

African/African American Interest

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

African Studies Association

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 .

“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 .

LOVE TO LANGSTON

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 ❖

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

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 .

GradeS 2–3 Reading Level
ALLIE’S BASKETBALL DREAM

African/African American Interest

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 .

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 DOLL

RAINBOW JOE AND ME

ELIZABETI’S SCHOOL
Bank Street College

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 ❖ .

BLACK ALL AROUND!

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

Stephanie Stuve-Bodeen, illus. by Christy Hale iB  est Children’s Books of the Year, “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 ❖ .

National Christian School Association

SINGING WITH MOMMA LOU
Bank Street College

“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

GETTIN’ THROUGH THURSDAY
Bank Street College

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

DEAR MRS. PARKS:

A Dialogue with Today’s Youth Literary Achievement

Melrose Cooper, illus. by Nneka Bennett iB  est Children’s Books of the Year, “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 .

Rosa Parks, with Gregory J. Reed iN  AACP Image Award, Outstanding Children’s “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 .

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 ❖ .

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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 .

LOVE TWELVE MILES LONG
Young People

Glenda Armand, illus. by Colin Bootman i Honor Book, Paterson Prize for Books for “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 Stephanie Stuve-Bodeen, illus. by Christy Hale i Outstanding 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 .

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 .

THE JONES FAMILY EXPRESS

MAMA ELIZABETI

RAY CHARLES

Javaka Steptoe iB  est 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 .

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 ❖ .

JUNETEENTH JAMBOREE

RENT PARTY JAZZ

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 ❖ .

NIGHT GOLF

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 .

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 .

William Miller, illus. by Charlotte Riley-Webb iN  otable 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 .

NO MUSH TODAY

­ ICHARD WRIGHT AND R THE LIBRARY CARD
Smithsonian magazine

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

William Miller, illus. by R. Gregory Christie iN  otable Books for Children, “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 ❖ .

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

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African/African American Interest
Marcia Vaughan, illus. by Larry Johnson i Teachers’ 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 .

THE SECRET TO FREEDOM

UP THE LEARNING TREE
Librarians International

Marcia Vaughan, illus. by Derek Blanks iH  onor Book, Society of School “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

BIRD

Zetta Elliott, illus. by Shadra Strickland i Coretta 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

SUMMER SUN RISIN’
Bank Street College

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

Grade 3 Reading Level

BROTHERS IN HOPE:
The Story of the Lost Boys of Sudan
new in2012

BABY FLO:
Florence Mills Lights Up the Stage
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

SWEET POTATO PIE

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 .

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

FIRST COME THE ZEBRA
Smithsonian magazine

Lynne Barasch iN  otable Books for Children, “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 .

from Baby Flo
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African/African American Interest
FREDERICK DOUGLASS:
The Last Day of Slavery Smithsonian magazine
William Miller, illus. by Cedric Lucas iN  otable Books for Children, “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 .

JOSHUA’S MASAI MASK

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 .

THE MANGROVE TREE:

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 .

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 .

Planting Trees to Feed Families

IT JES’ HAPPENED:

ONLY THE MOUNTAINS DO NOT MOVE:

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

When Bill Traylor Started to Draw

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

new in2012

Marasco Foundation

JANNA AND THE KINGS

“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 .

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

THE LEGEND OF FREEDOM HILL

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

SEASIDE DREAM

Association of Jewish Libraries

JOE LOUIS, MY CHAMPION

“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 .

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 i Outstanding 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 .

from It Jes’ Happened
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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
Alan Schroeder, illus. by JaeMe Bereal iN  otable Books for Children,

SATURDAY AT THE NEW YOU

CATCHING THE MOON:

The Story of a Young Girl’s Baseball Dream

Smithsonian magazine

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

Barbara E. Barber, illus. by Anna Rich iB  est 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:

DESTINY’S GIFT

JOHN LEWIS IN THE LEAD:

A Story of the Civil Rights Movement

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

Jim Haskins and Kathleen Benson, illus. by Benny Andrews i Outstanding 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 .

Jen Cullerton Johnson, illus. by Sonia Lynn Sadler i Coretta 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 .

Planting a Path to Peace

SEVEN MILES TO FREEDOM:
The Robert Smalls Story Bank Street College
Janet Halfmann, illus. by Duane Smith iB  est Children’s Books of the Year,
iH  onor Book, Society of

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 .

THE LAST BLACK KING OF THE KENTUCKY DERBY:
The Story of Jimmy Winkfield Cleveland Public Library
Crystal Hubbard, illus. by Robert McGuire i Celebrate With Books List, “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 .

School Librarians International

HOWARD THURMAN’S GREAT HOPE 
Smithsonian magazine

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 .

Kai Jackson Issa, illus. by Arthur L. Dawson iN  otable Books for Children, “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 American Interest Asian/Asian American Interest
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

DRUMBEAT IN OUR FEET

Patricia Keeler and Júlio Leitão, illus. by Patricia Keeler i Skipping Stones Award,

Skipping Stones magazine

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

“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

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 .

GradeS 5–6 Reading Level I SEE THE RHYTHM CBP

African/African American Interest

GAME, SET, MATCH, CHAMPION ARTHUR ASHE
Smithsonian magazine

Crystal Hubbard, illus. by Kevin Belford iN  otable Books for Children, “[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

Grade 4 Reading Level

I AND I BOB MARLEY

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

Tony Medina, illus. by Jesse Joshua Watson i1  00 Titles for Reading and Sharing,

New York Public Library

from I See the Rhythm

★ “[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

YUMMY:

The Last Days of a Southside Shorty

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

G. Neri, illus. by Randy DuBurke i Coretta Scott King Author Award Honor i Top 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 .

Graphic novel!

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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
$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

GOLDFISH AND CHRYSANTHEMUMs
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

Grades 2–3 Reading Level
AANI AND THE TREE HUGGERS
Smithsonian magazine
Jeannine Atkins, illus. by Venantius J. Pinto iN  otable Books for Children, “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 .

Asian/Asian American INTEREST

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

Grade 2 Reading Level
BUTTERFLIES FOR KIRI
Bank Street College

Asian/Asian American INTEREST

GRANDFATHER COUNTS

Cathryn Falwell iB  est Children’s Books of the Year, “[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

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 .

CARAVAN

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

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

RAYMOND’S PERFECT PRESENT

DIA’S STORY CLOTH:

GHOSTS FOR BREAKFAST
Smithsonian magazine

Stanley Todd Terasaki, illus. by Shelly Shinjo iN  otable Books for Children, “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

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

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) iN  otable 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 .

NINE-IN-ONE GRR! GRR! CBP

TASHI AND THE TIBETAN FLOWER CURE
Naomi C. Rose i Best Children’s Books of the Year,

HEROES

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

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 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

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 . 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 .

ONLY ONE YEAR

TEN ONI DRUMMERS

HOT, HOT ROTI FOR DADA-JI

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 .

WHERE ON EARTH IS MY BAGEL?

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 ❖ .

JOURNEY HOME

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

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 .

WILLIE WINS

Almira Astudillo Gilles, illus. by Carl Angel iB  est 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
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

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

from Lakas and the Manilatown Fish

Grade 3 Reading Level
BASEBALL SAVED US

Asian/Asian American INTEREST

CBP

GOING HOME, COMING HOME
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

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 ❖ .

CBP

LAKAS AND THE MANILATOWN FISH
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 HAVE A GOOD Day cafe

BRINGING ASHA HOME
Bank Street College

Uma Krishnaswami, illus. by Jamel Akib iB  est Children’s Books of the Year, “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

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 . 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

THE MANGROVE TREE:

HIROMI’S HANDS

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 .

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 .

Planting Trees to Feed Families

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Asian/Asian American Interest
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

SAM AND THE LUCKY MONEY

CHACHAJI’S CUP CBP
Bank Street College

THE EAST-WEST HOUSE:

Uma Krishnaswami, illus. by Soumya Sitaraman i Best Children’s Books of the Year, “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

Noguchi’s Childhood in Japan

THE CLOSET GHOSTS CBP

HONDA: The Boy Who Dreamed of Cars
Mark Weston, illus. by Katie Yamasaki iB  est Children’s Books of the Year,

GradeS 3–4 Reading Level
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

Asian/Asian American INTEREST

AUNTIE YANG’S GREAT SOYBEAN PICNIC

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 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

Bank Street College

COOPER’S LESSON CBP

BILINGUAL

“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

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

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

CYCLE OF RICE, CYCLE OF LIFE:

A SONG FOR CAMBODIA
International

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 .

Michelle Lord, illus. by Shino Arihara iH  onor Book, Society of School Librarians “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
Ann Malaspina, illus. by Doug Chayka iN  otable 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 .

CBP

A PLACE WHERE SUNFLOWERS GROW
BILINGUAL
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

Asian/Asian American INTEREST

Grades 4–5 Reading Level

SACRED MOUNTAIN: Everest
Barnes & Noble Review

Christine Taylor-Butler iB  est Children’s Books of the Year, “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 .

Grade 4 Reading Level

Asian/Asian American INTEREST

BALARAMA: A Royal Elephant

SHANGHAI MESSENGER

Ted and Betsy Lewin i Texas 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

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

HORSE SONG: The Naadam of Mongolia

SIXTEEN YEARS IN SIXTEEN SECONDS:
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 .

Ted and Betsy Lewin i A 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

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

Little SAP AND MONSIEUR RODIN
Michelle Lord, illus. by Felicia Hoshino iB  est 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

Ellie Crowe, illus. by Richard Waldrep i A sian/Pacific American Award for Literature, Picture Book Winner, APALA i Texas 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

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
BILINGUAL BILINGUAL

TOFU QUILT

Latino/Hispanic American Interest

Ching Yeung Russell i A sian/Pacific American Award for Literature, Youth Literature Honor, APALA i A 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

Grades 1–2 Reading Level

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 COLORS, MY WORLD/ MIS COLORES, MI MUNDO CBP

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

CBP

MY FIRST BOOK OF PROVERBS/ MI PRIMER LIBRO DE DICHOS
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

Spend some time with Quinito!
QUINITO, DAY AND NIGHT / QUINITO, DÍA Y NOCHE CBP
Texas Library Association
BILINGUAL
Ina Cumpiano, illus. by José Ramírez iTexas 2x2 Reading List,
★ “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

Grade 2 Reading Level

ESTELA’S SWAP

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

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

Bank Street College

Texas Library Association

“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 ❖ .

★ “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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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

CBP

FEATHERLESS / DESPLUMADO
BILINGUAL

Grades 2–3 Reading Level

AMELIA’S ROAD

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

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 ❖ .

FIRST DAY IN GRAPES
ALSC/REFORMA

from Let Me Help! / ¡Quiero ayudar!
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 ❖

L. King Pérez, illus. by Robert Casilla i Pura Belpré Illustrator Award Honor, “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 ❖ .

I HAD A HIPPOPOTAMUS

ARRORRÓ, MI NIÑO: BILINGUAL

Latino Lullabies and Gentle Games ALSC/REFORMA

Lulu Delacre i Pura Belpré Illustrator Award Honor, “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 ❖

GRACIAS • THANKS BILINGUAL
ALSC/REFORMA

Pat Mora, illus. by John Parra i Pura Belpré Illustrator Award Honor,
★“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

CBP

LET ME HELP! / ¡QUIERO AYUDAR!
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

THE BIRTHDAY SWAP

HOME AT LAST

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 ❖ .

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 ❖ .

CBP

MARISOL MCDONALD DOESN’T MATCH / MARISOL MCDONALD NO COMBINA
BILINGUAL
Monica Brown, illus. by Sara Palacios i Pura 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 i Pura Belpré Illustrator Award Honor,

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

¡BÉISBOL! : Latino Baseball Pioneers
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 ❖ .

and Legends

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

UNDER THE LEMON MOON

Francisco X. Alarcón, illus. by Paula Barragán iJ  ane 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 .

Edith Hope Fine, illus. by René King Moreno iN  otable 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

BIRTHDAY IN THE BARRIO / CUMPLEAÑOS EN EL BARRIO CBP BILINGUAL

THE POT THAT JUAN BUILT
ALSC/REFORMA

Grade 3 Reading Level
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

Nancy Andrews-Goebel, illus. by David Diaz i Pura Belpré Illustrator Award Honor,
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 ❖ .

CBP

ANTONIO’S CARD / LA TARJETA DE ANTONIO
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 .

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 ❖ .

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

LOVE TO MAMÁ:

A Tribute to Mothers

ARMANDO AND THE BLUE TARP SCHOOL
Edith Hope Fine and Judith Pinkerton Josephson, illus. by Hernán Sosa iB  est 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 ❖

edited by Pat Mora, illus. by Paula Barragán i Outstanding 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 GET SET! SWIM!
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

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

Read them together!

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

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

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

Bank Street College

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

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

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 iP  ura Belpré Author Award Honor,

YUM! ¡MMMM! ¡QUÉ RICO!
Americas’ Sproutings
Pat Mora, illus. by Rafael López iTexas Bluebonnet Award Masterlist H “This inventive stew of food haiku . . . will
$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 ❖ . Latino/Hispanic American Interest

CBP

MY DIARY FROM HERE TO THERE / MI DIARIO DE AQUÍ HASTA ALLÁ
BILINGUAL
Amada Irma Pérez, illus. by Maya Christina Gonzalez i Pura 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

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

ALSC/REFORMA

GradeS 3–4 Reading Level

★“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

MY VERY OWN ROOM / MI PROPIO CUARTITO CBP BILINGUAL

ABUELA’S WEAVE

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

Smithsonian magazine

Amada Irma Pérez, illus. by Maya Christina Gonzalez i Tomás 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 ❖ .
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Latino/Hispanic Interest
THE STORYTELLER’S CANDLE / LA VELITA DE LOS CUENTOS CBP BILINGUAL
Lucía González, illus. by Lulu Delacre i Pura 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
BILINGUAL

CBP

ANGEL’S KITE / LA ESTRELLA DE ANGEL
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 

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
Latino Literacy Now

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

Guadalupe Rivera Marín, illus. by Diego Rivera i International Latino Book Award,
★ “[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 

CBP

CBP

IGUANAS IN THE SNOW AND OTHER WINTER POEMS / IGUANAS EN LA NIEVE Y OTROS POEMAS DE INVIERNO
BILINGUAL
Francisco X. Alarcón, illus. by Maya Christina Gonzalez i Pura Belpré Author Award Honor,

ALSC/REFORMA

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 i Pura Belpré Author Award Honor,

“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 i Pura 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 .

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
ALSC/REFORMA
Carmen Lomas Garza i Pura Belpré Illustrator Award Honor, “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

CBP

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

Middle eastern Interest

GRADEs 2–3 Reading Level

CARAVAN

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

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

CBP

IN MY FAMILY / EN MI FAMILIA
BILINGUAL
Carmen Lomas Garza i Pura Belpré Illustrator Award Honor,

Grade 5 up Reading Level

ALICIA AFTERIMAGE
Bank Street College

Grade 3 Reading Level

ALSC/REFORMA

Lulu Delacre iB  est Children’s Books of the Year, “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

COMING TO AMERICA:

A Muslim Family’s Story

“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

UNDER THE MESQUITE

Guadalupe Garcia McCall i Pura Belpré Author Award,

ALSC/REFORMA i William 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 .

Bernard Wolf iN  otable 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 i Sydney Taylor Notable Book, Association of

Jewish Libraries

i Top 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

AMERICA:

My Land, Your Land, Our Land

GRANDFATHER COUNTS

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 .

MY TEACHER CAN TEACH . . . ANYONE!

W. Nikola-Lisa, illus. by 14 American artists “Gives children the opportunity to extend the varied images with their own poems, essays, — School Library Journal stories, and drawings.” $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

WAVE GOODBYE

DAVID’S DRAWINGS
Bank Street College

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

Cathryn Falwell iB  est Children’s Books of the Year, “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 ❖ .
Multiethnic Interest

Andrea Cheng, illus. by Ange Zhang i5  0 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 . 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

JAZZ BABY

$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

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

Grades 1–2 Reading Level

AMERICA:

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

A Book of Opposites / Un libro de contrarios BILINGUAL

Grade 2 Reading Level

MY STEPS

BABY BORN

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

Smithsonian magazine

“The soothing verse follows a year in the life of a newborn.” —Kirkus Reviews $8.95, BB, 978-1-880000-95-3 5-1/2 x 6, 18 pp., Interest Level: Gr. preK–1 DRA: 8, Guided Reading: E ❖

Sally Derby, illus. by Adjoa J. Burrowes iBest Books, Child magazine “Children . . . may end up wishing for a stoop of —Booklist their own.” $8.95, PB, 978-1-880000-84-7 9 x 7-1/2, 32 pp., Interest Level: Gr. K–2 DRA: 20, Guided Reading: K ❖

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 .

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

Grades 2–3 Reading Level

The LEGEND OF FREEDOM HILL

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 ❖ .

BEIN’ WITH YOU THIS WAY

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

WHEN THE HORSES RIDE BY:
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

Children in the Times of War

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 CAN MAN

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 .

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
$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

Laura E. Williams, illus. by Craig Orback iN  otable 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

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

Grade 3 Reading Level

AMAZING FACES

GradeS 3–4 Reading Level

Selected by Lee Bennett Hopkins, illus. by Chris Soentpiet i Texas 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

AROUND THE WORLD

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 i Outstanding 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 .

Leaguer William Hoy

SILENT STAR: The Story of Deaf Major
new
in

Multiethnic Interest

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

2012

GradeS 4–5 Reading Level

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

JUST LIKE ME CBP

Association

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

A FULL MOON IS RISING

“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 .

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

ON MY BLOCK CBP

TAN TO TAMARIND CBP

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 .

Malathai Michelle Iyengar, illus. by Jamel Akib i A 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 .

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

IRENA’S JARS OF SECRETS

Marcia Vaughan, illus. by Ron Mazellan i Sydney 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 .

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

WE

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

new in2012

GradeS 5–6 Reading Level
new in2012

CAT GIRL’S DAY OFF

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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GALAXY GAMES: THE CHALLENGERS
Native American Interest

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 2 Reading Level

Native American Interest

Grades 3–4 Reading Level

THE BLUE ROSES

BUFFALO SONG

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 .

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 i William 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

Grade 3 Reading Level BABY RATTLESNAKE CBP

Native American Interest

GEORGE CRUM AND THE SARATOGA CHIP

VODNÍK

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

new in2012

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 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 .

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 .

CRAZY HORSE’S VISION

GIVING THANKS:

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 .

A Native American Good Morning Message

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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 .

Grade 4 Reading Level KIKI’S JOURNEY CBP
Bank Street College

Native American Interest

Native American Interest

Grade 6 up Reading Level

BOWMAN’S STORE:
A Journey to Myself
Joseph Bruchac iN  otable 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 .

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

LOUIS SOCKALEXIS:

Native American Baseball Pioneer

Bill Wise, illus. by Bill Farnsworth i Children’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 .

QUIET HERO:

The Ira Hayes Story

WOLF MARK

A MAN CALLED RAVEN CBP

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 .
Native American Interest

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

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

Grades 5–6 Reading Level

RATTLESNAKE MESA:

Stories from a Native American Childhood

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 .

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)

Libros en español

MI ESCALERA
(My Steps)

EL CAMINO DE AMELIA
(Amelia’s Road)

PASAJE A LA LIBERTAD:
(Passage to Freedom)

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

Linda Jacobs Altman, illus. by Enrique O. Sánchez

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

Cathryn Falwell

$8.95, PB, 978-1-58430-258-2 Interest Level: Gr. K–2 DRA/EDL: 14, Guided Reading: H .

UN MUNDO NUEVO

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

(When This World Was New)

¡CELEBREMOS Juneteenth!
(Juneteenth Jamboree)

DOS AÑOS

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

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

Anastasia Suen, illus. by Winnie Cheon

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

Carole Boston Weatherford, illus. by Yvonne Buchanan

$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 .

RECIÉN NACIDO
(Baby Born)

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

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

Jeannine Atkins, illus. by Hector Viveros Lee

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

Libros en español

LA ESCUELA DE ELIZABETI
(Elizabeti’s School)

Anastasia Suen, illus. by Chih-Wei Chang

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 .

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

Stephanie Stuve-Bodeen, illus. by Christy Hale

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

GRADES 2–3 Reading Level
LA ALEGRÍA DE SER TÚ Y YO
(Bein’ with You This Way) $8.95, PB, 978-1-880000-36-6 Interest Level: Gr. preK–3 DRA/EDL: 18, Guided Reading: J .

Libros en español

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

PRIMER DÍA EN LAS UVAS
(First Day in Grapes)

AL FIN EN CASA
(Home at Last)

L. King Pérez, illus. by Robert Casilla i Pura 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 .

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

W. Nikola-Lisa, illus. by Michael Bryant

Susan Middleton Elya, illus. by Felipe Davalos

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

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

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

BAJO LA LUNA DE LIMÓN
(Under the Lemon Moon)

LA MUÑECA DE ELIZABETI
(Elizabeti’s Doll)

JOE ARCO IRIS Y YO
(Rainbow Joe and Me)

Edith Hope Fine, illus. by René King Moreno

María Díaz Strom

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

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

$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 .

Stephanie Stuve-Bodeen, illus. by Christy Hale

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¡QUÉ SORPRESA DE CUMPLEAÑOS!
(The Birthday Swap)

GRADE 3 Reading Level
ARMANDO Y LA ESCUELA DE LONA AZUL
(Armando and the Blue Tarp School)

Libros en español

YUM! ¡MMMM! ¡QUÉ RICO!
Brotes de las Américas
(Yum! ¡Mmmm! ¡Qué rico! Americas’ Sproutings)

Loretta López

$8.95, PB, 978-1-880000-56-4 Interest Level: Gr. K–3 DRA/EDL: 38, Guided Reading: P .

Pat Mora, illus. by Rafael López i A méricas Award, CLASP
$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

Learn Spanish with Say Hola
SAY HOLA TO SPANISH
Susan Middleton Elya, illus. by Loretta Lopez
$8.95, PB, 978-1-880000-64-9 Interest Level: Gr. K–5 DRA/EDL: 16, Guided Reading: I .

RAY CHARLES (en español)
(Ray Charles)

Edith Hope Fine and Judith Pinkerton Josephson, illus. by Hernán Sosa
$8.95, PB, 978-1-60060-449-2 Interest Level: Gr. K–4 DRA/EDL: 34, Guided Reading: O

Sharon Bell Mathis, illus. by George Ford

$7.95, PB, 978-1-58430-281-0 Interest Level: Gr. 2–5 DRA/EDL: 40, Guided Reading: S .

EL BÉISBOL NOS SALVÓ
(Baseball Saved Us)

ZORA HURSTON Y EL ÁRBOL SOÑADOR

(Zora Hurston and the Chinaberry Tree)

SAY HOLA TO SPANISH AT THE CIRCUS
Susan Middleton Elya, illus. by Loretta Lopez
$6.95, PB, 978-1-58430-042-7 $16.95, HC, 978-1-880000-92-2 Interest Level: Gr. K–5 DRA/EDL: 16, Guided Reading: I .

Ken Mochizuki, illus. by Dom Lee
$8.95, PB, 978-1-880000-22-9 Interest Level: Gr. 1–6 DRA/EDL: 38, Guided Reading: P .

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

William Miller, illus. by Cornelius Van Wright and Ying-Hwa Hu
$8.95, PB, 978-1-58430-030-4 Interest Level: Gr. 1–4 DRA/EDL: 28, Guided Reading: M .

William Miller, illus. by R. Gregory Christie

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

GRADES 3–4 Reading Level
GRACIAS TE DAMOS
(Giving Thanks)

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SAY HOLA TO SPANISH, OTRA VEZ (AGAIN!)
Susan Middleton Elya, illus. by Loretta Lopez
$8.95, PB, 978-1-880000-83-0 $16.95, HC, 978-1-880000-59-5 Interest Level: Gr. K–5 DRA/EDL: 16, Guided Reading: I .

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(The Pot That Juan Built)

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

Nancy Andrews-Goebel, illus. by David Diaz i Pura Belpré Illustrator Award Honor, ALSC/REFORMA
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CONFETI:
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Poemas para niños
Pat Mora, illus. by Enrique O. Sánchez

EL TAPIZ DE ABUELA
(Abuela’s Weave)

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

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SAM Y EL DINERO DE LA SUERTE

(Sam and the Lucky Money)

Karen Chinn, illus. by Cornelius Van Wright and Ying-Hwa Hu
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vAvailable in Spanish edition | £Available in Chinese edition | . Teacher’s Guide online | PB Paperback | HC Hardcover | BB Board Book

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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 ¡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 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 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

D
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

G
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

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

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

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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

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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

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

B
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

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

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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

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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

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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 No Mush Today 16 Rent Party Jazz * ✎ 16 Richard Wright and the Library Card * ❖ ✎ 16 Richard Wright y el carné de biblioteca * 38 Road to Santiago, The 28 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

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

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

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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

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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

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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

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

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

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

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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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¡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

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

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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

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

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