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Dim Sum For Everyone!

By: Grace Lin
illustrated by: the author

In English, dim sum means "little hearts," or "touches the heart," but to this young girl, dim sum means delicious. On a visit to a bustling dim sum restaurant, a family picks their...

Fortune Cookie Fortunes

By: Grace Lin

Crack, crack, crack! The cookies snap open and the family’s fortunes are revealed. Mei Mei wants to know how hers will come true. Jie Jie scoffs—they never come true. But Pacy isn’t so...

Dim Sum for Everyone!

By: Grace Lin

In English, dim sum means “little hearts,” or “touches the heart,” but to this young girl, dim sum means delicious. On a visit to a bustling dim sum restaurant, a family picks their...


Kite Flying

By: Grace Lin

The family from Dim Sum for Everyone! is back for a new outing– building and flying their own kite! The wind is blowing. It is a good day for kites! The whole family makes a trip to the local craft...

Fortune Cookie Fortunes

By: Grace Lin

Crack, crack, crack! The cookies snap open and the family’s fortunes are revealed. Mei Mei wants to know how hers will come true. Jie Jie scoffs—they never come true. But Pacy isn’t so...

Hooray for Halloween! (Barbie)

By: Diane Wright Landolf
illustrated by: Random House

Barbie and Kelly are throwing a Halloween party—but their guests aren’t the only ones who are in for a spooky surprise! Join in the fun as they put on their costumes, decorate the house, and...


Storm Boy

By: Paul Owen Lewis

An American Indian prince is flung from his canoe during a storm. Washed ashore in the mysterious world of the Killer Whale people, the boy finds himself in an unfamiliar village, being welcomed by a strange...

The Easter Rabbit's Parade

By: Lois Lenski

Easter is coming! The farmyard animals are planning a surprise for Ann Eliza, the little girl who takes care of them. Everyone contributes—Little Brown Hen lays the eggs, the chicks and goslings...

Gauchada

By: C. Drew Lamm
illustrated by: Fabian Negrin

The gauchada offered in this story is a necklace—a token made by a gaucho’s own hand and given with love. First it is given to a grandmother, who cherishes it until she feels moved to give...


Resources

The Friendship Doll

By: Kirby Larson

Book Talk
Meet Miss Kanagawa, a hand-crafted doll sent from Japan as an ambassador of friendship with fifty-seven other Japanese dolls in 1927, traveling across the United States to visit museums...

Alvin Ho: Allergic to Babies, Burglars, and Other Bumps in the Night

By: Lenore Look
illustrated by: LeUyen Pham

BOOK TALK
Poor Alvin! Misunderstandings abound in Alvin’s latest adventures as he faces daunting life events that test his nerves. Alvin’s mom is expecting a baby and when he shows “sympathetic”...