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Daddy Christmas and Hanukkah Mama

By: Selina Alko

I am a mix of two traditions. From Daddy Christmas and Hanukkah Mama. How lucky am I? Holiday time at Sadie's house means golden gelt sparkling under the Christmas tree, candy canes hanging on eight...

The House of Djinn

By: Suzanne Fisher Staples

Mumtaz, daughter of Shabanu, has lived with her father's traditional Muslim family for 10 years, enduring the scorn of her auntie Leyla day in and day out. Her only protectors are her uncle Omar and Baba,...

Growing Up Muslim

By: Sumbul Ali-Karamali

Author Sumbul Ali-Karamali offers her personal account, discussing the many and varied questions she fielded from curious friends and schoolmates while growing up in Southern California—from diet,...


A Song for My Sister

By: Lesley Simpson
illustrated by: Tatjana Mai-Wyss

WAAAAA!  When Mira's wish for a sister at long last comes true, she's thrilled—but the new baby isn't exactly what she expected. Who knew someone so little could make so much noise! No matter...

Magic Tree House Fact Tracker #13: Pilgrims

By: Mary Pope Osborne and Natalie Pope Boyce
Illustrated by: Sal Murdocca

Track the facts with Jack and Annie!   When Jack and Annie got back from their adventure in Magic Tree House #27: Thanksgiving on Thursday, they had lots of questions. What was it like to...

Magic Tree House Fact Tracker #14: Ancient Rome and Pompeii

By: Mary Pope Osborne and Natalie Pope Boyce
Illustrated by: Sal Murdocca

Track the facts with Jack and Annie!   When Jack and Annie got back from their adventure in Magic Tree House #13: Vacation Under the Volcano, they had lots of questions. How did ancient...


The Jade Notebook

By: Laura Resau

Down-to-earth Zeeta and her flighty mom, Layla, have spent years traveling the globe and soaking up everything each new culture has to offer. Now they've settled in the beachside town of Mazunte, Mexico,...

Andrew Zimmern's Bizarre World of Food: Brains, Bugs, and Blood Sausage

By: Andrew Zimmern

Have you ever thought about eating giant flying ants? Or raw camel kidneys? Well, read on to watch Andrew Zimmern not only eat these unique and gross foods, but live to tell the tale about the people,...