Around the World (Picture Books)

I Know Here


by Laural Croza


A little girl lives in a trailer near a forest in Saskatchewan, where her father is building a dam. She knows and loves everything about the place, but the dam is nearly finished, and when summer comes the family will move to Toronto, a city marked by a big red star on the map at school. With her teacher's help, she finds a way to keep everything she loves about home. 
PB Croza

Martina the Beautiful Cockroach: A Cuban Folktale


by Carmen Agra Deedy


In this humorous retelling of a Cuban folktale, a cockroach interviews her suitors in order to decide whom to marry.
JN 398.2087 Deedy

Soccer Star


by Mina Javaherbin


Dreaming of becoming a soccer star so that his mother won't have to work so hard, Paulo helps care for his little sister and prepares for his soccer game, but when a teammate is injured, Paula's sister may be just who the team needs to win. 
PB Javaherbin

Tsunami


by Kimiko Kajikawa


A wealthy man in a Japanese village, who everyone calls Ojisan, which means grandfather, sets fire to his rice fields to warn the innocent people of an approaching tsunami. 
JN 398.2095 Kajikawa

Crescent Moons and Pointed Minarets


by Hena Khan


In a simple rhyming text, a young Muslim girl guides the reader through the traditions and shapes of Islam.
PB Khan

The Story of Ferdinand


by Munro Leaf


Story of a gentle bull that refuses to participate in a bullfight.
PB Leaf

La Cucaracha Martina: A Cuban Folktale


by Daniel Moreton


While searching for the source of one beautiful sound, a ravishing cockroach rejects marriage proposals from a menagerie of city animals which woo her with their noises.
SP JN 398.2 Moreton

Silent Music: A Story of Baghdad


by James Rumford


As bombs and missiles fall on Baghdad in 2003, a young boy uses the art of calligraphy to distance himself from the horror of war.
PB Rumford