It is very hard for a sighted person to imagine what it is like to be blind. This groundbreaking, award-winning book endeavors to convey the experience of a person who can only see through his or her sense of touch, taste, smell or hearing. Raised black line drawings on black paper, which can be deciphered by touch, complement a beautifully written text describing colors through imagery. Braille letters accompany the text so that the sighted reader can begin to imagine what it is like to use Braille to read. A full Braille alphabet at the end of the book can be used to learn more. A New York Times Book Review choice as one of the 10 Best Illustrated Children's Books of 2008.
Part of the DK Braille series of books for young readers. Explore the fun on the farm in this first custom braille LEGO® book for readers with visual impairment. A high-quality LEGO DUPLO book with braille and tactile images for blind and partially sighted parents and children to share with their sighted family members. Produced in consultation with braille experts, this board book explores farm animals such as pigs and cows, and vehicles, such as tractors. It combines high-contrast colors with embossed images of the models for children to feel. Large-size text is printed alongside the braille, enabling sighted children to share the bonding experience of reading with their visually impaired parents, or for sighted parents to share with their visually impaired children.
Published by Seedlings Braille Books for Children. Beverly Cleary's final book in the Ramona series has all of the warmth, realism, and humor of its predecessors. Ramona Quimby can't wait to start fourth grade. With a new baby sister to brag about, new calluses to show off, and a new best friend to get to know, everything's going to be great! Or is it? When Ramona's spelling is atrocious, her teacher, Mrs. Meacham, is firm about her needing to improve. Then a scary incident at a friend's house leaves Ramona feeling at fault. Who knew growing up could be filled with such complicated situations?
From the creative team of Ruby's Chinese New Year, Chinese medicine practitioner Vickie Lee and illustrator Joey Chou present this bilingual baby picture book introducing Chinese characters through the animals of the Chinese zodiac. The adventure loving Dragon, the carefree Horse, and the artistic Goat are just three of the 12 Lucky Animals to be found in the Chinese zodiac, rendered here in bright illustrations. Use the wheel on the back cover to help little readers discover who their lucky animal is and how to pronounce its name in Chinese and English.
In Chinese and English. Also available in VOX book format (ISBN 9781954635500). Learn how the clever Little Rat earned his place as one of the Chinese Zodiac Animals. This adorable bilingual children's book tells the story of the Little Rat and the Grandpa--unlikely allies who embark on an adventure to find a golden seed. They encounter rough seas, fierce guards and tall mountains, but--in the end--bring home a golden rice seed and save the village from going hungry. Illustrated with unique Chinese ink paintings, this book also includes a "cultural explanation" section. Readers can reference a chart to learn the years of the rat and read more about common characteristics of people born then. Birth years include 2008 and 2020.
In English and Chinese. Also available in Vox book format (ISBN: 9781602204584). A sweet story that shows how one small act of kindness can help those around you. Little Mo and her family always compete in their village's annual lantern competition, but this year she has no new ideas and doesn't know where to begin. Little Mo finds herself wishing for help in front of a lamp post, when a thunderstorm suddenly rolls in. Worried that the rain will put the lamp's flame out, Little Mo uses her own umbrella to cover the lamp. Little did she know, an unexpected recipient of her selfless act would guide Little Mo to victory in the lantern competition in return. Children and parents will love learning about Chinese New Year's Lantern Festival and Mid-Autumn Festival.
Children and their parents can learn to count to ten in both English and Mandarin in this fun bilingual counting book of food. This book features traditional Chinese food items paired with numbers in both English and Chinese. Illustrated by Rich Lo, you'll learn two is for chopsticks, five is for egg rolls, and nine is for sweet buns, and since the numbers are shown in both simplified and traditional Chinese and English, learning is both easy and fun. A perfect book for summer reading.
This bilingual English/Mandarin counting book uses a stroll through Chinatown to introduce readers to the numbers one through ten in Chinese. As Mia and her uncle Eddie travel the ten blocks from their apartment to the Big Wok restaurant, Mia spies one giant panda ride, two lion statues, three swimming turtles, four bonsai trees, five tai chi practitioners ... There are so many things to see in Chinatown! And when they reach the Big Wok, they find ten yummy dim sum dishes to eat. But what route should they take back home? This sweet story about a girl, her uncle, and a little cat they meet on the way accomplishes multiple fun and useful aims: It's a fully bilingual counting book that teaches readers the numbers one through ten in both simplified Mandarin and English. It provides a fun tour of a typical Chinatown--a beloved neighborhood in many cities around the world. Children will enjoy spotting the kitten in every illustration as it trails Mia and Uncle Eddie through the streets. And with each item that Mia encounters on her walk, the book introduces a new aspect of Chinese culture or myth, as explained in the friendly backmatter.
A lighthearted collection of sing-along songs in French featuring irresistible animal characters, including cuddly cats and dogs who just want to be your friend, even on a rainy day! Share an umbrella with a heartbroken pooch who sings the blues, a tomcat who has a soft spot for sour cream and a rumbunctious little kitty who snores and growls. It's full of good cheer thanks to the playful, heartwarming illustrations and an accompanying CD comprised of ten catchy songs recorded by accomplished singers and skilled musicians.
Since she was little, Gallia, daughter of a pirate, prefers gardening to wielding a sword -- to the great despair of her warrior dad. But when the Bearded Barbarians show up on the bridge and threaten their plantations, Gallia suddenly becomes the most formidable opponent...in her own way! Can a battle be won without losers? For Gallia, who likes to do things differently, anything is possible.
Everyone is invited to take a tour of the alphabet and discover the many powers of reading! Secret island castaways, space explorers, funny superheroes: let yourself be bewitched by the magic of words. What is a book? Is it a key? A garden? A light? Take a breath of imagination and dare to open this book... about books.
Eight American high school students debate the morality of the atomic bomb blast on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Japanese-American May leads the discussion with youth Irish, Chinese, Jewish and African descent. How will their debate go and what kind of conclusion will they reach? -- adapted from Amazon
The latest installment of a popular middle grade series about a magical candy shop that clings to the wall of the alley, like it's hiding from the shopping district. However, you can see colorful sweets lined up at the storefront. The candy shop is a crossroads of happiness and misfortune.
"Based on a bestselling anthology book series that has sold over 4.3 million copies in total. The collection of very short stories that can each be read in about five minutes. Sci-fi, horror, comedy, fantasy, and more.... The stories cover a wide variety of genres. Each story ends with an unexpected twist. Stories that will surprise you, make you laugh or move you to tears in a matter of minutes!" - YTV
"YA with light sci-fi elements. Set in the near future with robots and holograms, the Korean government has passed a policy in which abandoned and orphaned children are raised in state-run child centers. When the children become teenagers, they have the opportunity to choose their own parents from a pool of qualified candidates. Our main character is a seventeen-year-old boy named Jenu 301. Unlike his peers, he seems uninterested in finding a new family, rejecting all the candidates that have come his way, somehow unsatisfied with the whole process. Then he meets a pair of intriguing new candidates, unlike any others he’s seen before, and wonders for the first time if he’s met his match." -- Speechling
Yunjae was born with a brain condition called Alexithymia that makes it hard for him to feel emotions like fear or anger. He lives with his mother and grandmother above their used bookstore, decorated with colorful post-it notes that remind him when to smile, when to say "thank you," and when to laugh. When a shocking act of random violence shatters his world, it leaves him alone and on his own. Yunjae retreats into silent isolation, until troubled teenager Gon arrives at his school and begins to bully Yunjae. After learning they have more in common than they realized, the two strike up a surprising friendship. English translation by Sandy Joosun Lee is also available (ISBN: 9780062961372) and was selected as a 2021 GLLI Translated YA Honor Book.
"You don't have to be an adult to make discoveries. Urry Wolf, the boy inventor, knows this for sure. More than anything, Urry dreams of building a high-speed spacecraft so that the journey to the moon and back takes no more than an hour. And he needs to get to the moon by all means. After all, his dad is waiting for him there. Will Urry be able to realize his dream? Or will the difficulties he faces cause him to back down? Let's wait and see. In the meantime, he has to help his friend Fabby find his missing dog. To do this, Urry creates a robot with an ultra-sharp sense of smell, a microphone for listening and an another gadget that will find the dog "fast". In general, Urry is deeply convinced that in the near future the world will be inhabited by robots. Machines will heal people, protect the Earth from collisions with meteorites, and nanorobots will fight viruses. His bold thoughts cause laughter in some, admiration in others. Most consider him an eccentric. So who is Urry Wolf really?
Lida Roshchina, a student of the Lyceum for gifted children, does not watch TV, she is not interested in computer games. She loves to read more than anything in the world. A dream for parents, a joy for teachers! But why does she tear illustrations out of books? Why can she faint right in the reading lesson? Why is she in mortal danger because of the book that her loving grandfather sent her as a gift? After all, Lida was so lucky in life! She was given a unique gift from birth -- to read with the 3D effect. This is happiness! Or a curse? And what does the purple elephant have to do with it?
Little Tod lives among huge robots. He dreams of helping everyone, but only hears from the rest "step away!" And "don't bother!" Then Tod goes on a trip. On the way, he meets an old man and repairs his broken bicycle. Thus begins a real story of friendship between the robot and the old man. The robot teaches the man to repair broken equipment, helps paint his house and ride a bicycle to the store for purchases. And the man teaches Tod to play "rock, paper, scissors", start an air snake, joke and laugh. However, in the rain, the robot stops working. To save him, the old man goes to a big city. After all, only scientists from a secret robot laboratory can help Tod.
The most mysterious time is between childhood and adult life. The heroes of these stories still like games and fiction, they are not averse to misbehaving and are still attached to their parents.... simultaneously they are already trying to break away from their parents, to do their first independent actions, to take responsibility for those who are younger or weaker, to find a life's work, and maybe even fall in love.
The first in the Emma Every Day series of of early chapter books. Fall is Emma's favorite season. She loves the weather, the leaves, and most of all, the apples! Every fall, Emma's dad takes Emma and her best friend, Izzie, to the apple orchard. But this year, things don't go as planned at the orchard. Emma is Deaf and often uses sign language to communicate, and each book includes an ASL fingerspelling chart, a sign language guide, a glossary, and content-related questions.
Read the world to change the world! This artful picture book about friendship and sign language, originally published in the Philippines in concert with nonprofit Room to Read, is beautifully revised for this global edition. Sam's new neighbors' hands make graceful movements she doesn't recognize, and she wonders what they are saying. Soon she meets her new neighbor, Mai, who teaches Sam some Filipino Sign Language. Along the way, they both discover the joys of making a new friend, a best friend. With playful illustrations that celebrate the beautiful movements of sign language, back matter discussing sign languages around the world, and endpapers teaching all the signs used in the book. SIGN LANGUAGE IN A STORY: One of the only children's books about sign language that is not centered on instruction, this beautifully illustrated friendship story is the perfect way to introduce kids to topics around deafness, hearing or speech impairment, and global sign languages. PROMOTES EMPATHY: As readers follow Mai and Sam's blossoming friendship, they will be encouraged to be open to new experiences. This thoughtful book emphasizes the importance of trying to understand each person we encounter and the beautiful connections we can form when we overcome perceived barriers. EDUCATIONAL EXTRAS: The book includes additional content that speaks to the history of Filipino and American sign languages, as well as sign languages around the world. Perfect for: A book for Deaf children and families who speak sign language Gift or self-purchase for anyone interested in picture books that center Deaf characters, storytime or classroom resource for teachers and librarians looking for books about disability, new friendships, sign language, or the Philippines AAPI audiences and Tagalog speakers.
In an emotionally compelling tale crackling with originality, when a teen musician goes deaf, his quest to create an entirely new form of music brings him to a deeper understanding of his relationship to the hearing world, of himself, and of the girl he meets along the way. Music is Simon's life--which is why he is devastated when a stroke destroys his hearing. He resists attempts to help him adjust to his new state, refusing to be counseled, refusing to learn sign-language, refusing to have anything to do with Deaf culture. Refusing, that is, until he meets G, a tough-as-nails girl dealing with her own newly-experienced deafness. In an emotionally engaging tale crackling with originality, Simon's quest to create an entirely new form of music forces him into a deeper understanding of his relationship to the hearing world, of himself, and of the girl he meets along the way.
Baby sign language makes it easy to communicate with your child, and Nita makes it fun! Nita's First Signs teaches ten essential signs for every parent and child to know, including eat, more, hungry, milk, all done, ball, play, love, please, and thank you. A simple story about Nita and her parents teaches each sign in context, and repetition throughout each story makes them easy to practice. Even better, each page slides open to reveal accurate instructions on how to make each sign, plus tabs on the side of each page make it simple to locate every sign for later reference.
A riveting standalone companion to the Schneider Family Book Award winner, Show Me a Sign by Deaf author and librarian, Ann Clare LeZotte. "Instantly captivating...will keep readers hooked until the very end...A simultaneously touching and gripping adventure." -- Kirkus Reviews "Full of adventure and twists...a gripping tale of historical fiction." -- Booklist "Mary seems set to become a true hero-adventurer, an almost larger-than-life sleuth, teacher, and woman of action; and while the story's subject matter is serious in its engagement with history's ills, LeZotte conveys a sense of real enjoyment in having Mary disrupt...the prejudices and expectations of the status quo." -- The Horn Book
Now in Spanish, this award-winning title from Pura Belpré Award-winning author Guadalupe Garcia McCall's magical retelling of The Odyssey stars fifteen-year-old Odilia, the reluctant leader of her four younger sisters as they set off on a fantastical road trip.
From the award-winning author and illustrator of The Capybaras (Aldano Libros, 2021) comes a perfect gift for little ones eager to learn a new language. Featuring a series of sixteen two-tone animal illustrations, I Am an Animal / Soy un animal humorously and expressively enhances routine actions and attitudes like eating, laughing, playing, singing... and even dreaming and forgetting.
A Newbery Honor Book How do you speak up when it feels like no one is listening? In this moving novel in verse that Printz Honor-winning author Lisa Fipps calls "powerful," one girl takes on seventh grade while facing mental health challenges, and must find her voice to advocate for the help and understanding she deserves. Powerful and compassionate, Andrea Beatriz Arango's debut navigates mental health, finding your voice, and discovering that those who really love you will stay by your side.
Six kids are ready to play: three speak English, y tres hablan español--and three speak Spanish . But all of them laugh alike and together! This clever playground adventure weaves together bilingual Spanish and English conversations, so two groups of children can express similar thoughts in their own languages. A brand new barrier-breaking and friendship-affirming bilingual picture book from award-winning author Carmen T. Bernier-Grand (Diego- Bigger than Life).