The Chinese New Year is a time to celebrate renewal and fresh beginnings. In America, this holiday has become an important and exciting cultural tradition. Lively illustrations and informative text teach readers about the history and pastimes associated with the Chinese New Year, as well as what they can do to commemorate the day.
In her first picture book, Newbery Medalist Kate DiCamillo reunites with acclaimed artist Bagram Ibatoulline, illustrator of "The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane," to offer readers a timeless holiday story of compassion and joy.
Every February 2nd, people all across the country turn their eye toward Pennsylvania, home to the groundhog Punxsutawney Phil. They wonder if he will see his shadow that day. This book offers information about Groundhog Day, its origins, and information about the animal at the center of this delightful event.
Could the story of the long-ago victory of the Jews against the Greeks have led to George Washington's success at Valley Forge? Krensky's fictionalized version of a poignant historical anecdote is brought vividly to life in Harlin's brilliant watercolor illustrations.
Julie knows the holidays will be difficult this year, but when her sister refuses to go to Dads house for Christmas, Julie feels as if her family is falling apart. Julie finds comfort with her best friend, Ivy Ling, whose Chinese-American family is getting ready for Chinese New Year.
Whether marching, speaking, or simply going to school, brave men and women fought to advance social justice so that others could enjoy their rights. Adler's moving profiles and Farnsworth's evocative paintings honors these Americans who risked their own lives for freedom.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., is one of the most celebrated figures of the twentieth century. A crusader for nonviolent social justice, he led African Americans in their demands for equality through peaceful protests during one of the most tumultuous times in recent history. Set against key moments in the civil rights movement, here is the story of the powerful, eloquent spiritual leader and his belief that nonviolence could be used to overcome racial discrimination.