Around the World (Picture Books)

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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The Story of Ferdinand

by Munro Leaf

Story of a gentle bull that refuses to participate in a bullfight.
PB Leaf  and  SP J BC Leaf
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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
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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