Category Archives: culture

Sing to the Moon by Nansubuga Nagadya Isdahl, and Sandra Van Doorn

Sing to the Moon by Nansubuga Nagadya Isdahl, and Sandra Van Doorn is a wonderful A rhyming story with a nice cadence. This book is about the loving relationship between a boy and his Jjajja (grandfather) and how stories can make … Continue reading

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National Parks of the USA by Kate Siber

National Parks of the USA by Kate Siber is a visually stunning guide for young readers. It is a wonderful collection of facts and detailed  illustrations highlighting some of the more popular national parks in the United States. The parks … Continue reading

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Ten Cents a Pound by Nhung N. Tran-Davies and Josée Bisaillon (Illustrator)

Ten Cents a Pound by Nhung N. Tran-Davies is a short, poetic, back-and-forth conversation between a mother and daughter. This is the story of a unnamed young girl whose mother is working hard so that her daughter may have a better life. … Continue reading

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Home Sweet Home by Mia Cassany

Home Sweet Home by Mia Cassany is a non-fiction book that involves a trip around the world peeking inside people’s homes and yards. Whether they live in a house or an apartment we get to see their homes through the eyes … Continue reading

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The Lost History of Stars by Dave Boling

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The Lost History of Stars by Dave Boling is a powerful and shocking story about a family during The Second Anglo-Boer War during the early part of the 20th century in Africa. It’s a historical fiction story that is inspired … Continue reading

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How Different It Was: Canadians at the Time of Confederation

How Different It Was: Canadians at the Time of Confederation is a wonderful book that focuses on the who, the why, and the how as it pertains to the Confederation in Canadian history. The book gives the reader a glimpse into Canadian confederation … Continue reading

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A Different Pond by Bao Phi

A Different Pond by Bao Phi is a children’s book about a family who came to America (Minnesota) from Vietnam as refugees. The story is mainly about Bao and his father’s trip to the pond to fetch dinner. During the trip, Bao … Continue reading

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Spork by Kyo Maclear

Spork by Kyo Maclear is a picture book dealing with multi-race or multi-ethnic families. In this book they use cutlery to present this notion. Spork has part of his mom, a spoon, and his dad, a fork. He is never … Continue reading

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Hand Over Hand by Alma Fullerton and illustrated by Renne Benoit

Hand Over Hand by Alma Fullerton and beautifully illustrated by Renne Benoit stresses gender equality. Girls can do anything boys can do. What a delightful, early reader book. Nina lives in a Filipino fishing village. Lolo, her grandfather, fishes in … Continue reading

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Annie’s Recipe by Lisa Jones Baker

Annie’s Recipe by Lisa Jones Baker is the second book in the Hope Chest of Dreams series. Annie Mast and Levi Miller were childhood best friends. Then one day Levi was gone. Levi’s father, John, had broken the rules of … Continue reading

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