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.
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
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.
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.
The Story of Ferdinand
by Munro Leaf
Story of a gentle bull that refuses to participate in a bullfight.
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.