Your search returned 29 results in the Theme: advanced picture book.

Book cover of 14 COWS FOR AMER
14 COWS FOR AMER
By: carmen deedy | Published: August 2009

In June of 2002, a very unusual ceremony begins in a far-flung village in western Kenya. An American diplomat is surrounded by hundreds of Maasai peop...

In June of 2002, a very unusual ceremony begins in a far-flung village in western Kenya. An American diplomat is surrounded by hundreds of Maasai people. A gift is about to be bestowed upon the American men, women, and children, and he is there to accept it. The gift is as unexpected as it is extraordinary. A mere nine months have passed since the September 11 attacks, and hearts are raw as these legendary Maasai warriors offer their gift to a grieving people half a world away. Word of the gift will travel newswires around the globe, and for the heartsick American nation, the gift of fourteen cows emerges from the choking dust and darkness as a soft light of hope?and friendship. This New York Times best seller recounts the true story from Wilson Kimeli Naiyomah of a touching gift bestowed on the United States by a tribe of Maasai Warriors in the wake of the September 11th attacks. With the stunning paintings of Thomas Gonzalez, master storyteller Carmen Agra Deedy hits all the right notes in this elegant story of generosity that crosses boundaries, nations, and cultures.

Theme: Advanced Picture Book, Big Ideas

  • ISBN
    9781561454907
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Social Studies - Issues (economic, Political And Social)
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$23.95
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Book cover of ARRIVAL
ARRIVAL
By: shaun tan | Published: October 2007

In a heartbreaking parting, a man gives his wife and daughter a last kiss and boards a steamship. He's embarking on the most difficult journey he's le...

In a heartbreaking parting, a man gives his wife and daughter a last kiss and boards a steamship. He's embarking on the most difficult journey he's leaving home to build a better future for his family. In this wordless graphic novel, Shaun Tan captures the immigrant experience through clear, mesmerizing images. The reader enters a strange new world, participating in the main character's isolation and ultimately his joy.

Theme: Wordless, Immigration, Character Education, Advanced Picture Book

  • ISBN
    9780439895293
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Graphic Novel Children's
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$26.99
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Book cover of BLACK BOOK OF COLORS
BLACK BOOK OF COLORS
By: menena cottin | Published: June 2008

A New York Times Book Review choice as one of the 10 Best Illustrated Children's Books of 2008 It is very hard for a sighted person to imagine what i...

A New York Times Book Review choice as one of the 10 Best Illustrated Children's Books of 2008 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.

Theme: Advanced Picture Book, Special Needs, Diversity

  • ISBN
    9780888998736
  • Binding
    Hardcover Canadian
  • Category
    Picture Book - Advanced
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$17.95
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Book cover of C'EST QUOI UN REFUGIE
C'EST QUOI UN REFUGIE
By: elise gravel | Published: November 2019

Un album pour expliquer simplement aux enfants la situation complexe des réfugiés. Qui sont les réfugiés? Pourquoi doivent...

Un album pour expliquer simplement aux enfants la situation complexe des réfugiés. Qui sont les réfugiés? Pourquoi doivent-ils quitter leur pays? Que viennent-ils faire chez nous? Dans cet album tout à fait d'actualité, Elise Gravel explique de manière simple et claire, ce que ça signifie d'être réfugié. Elle rappelle que toutes ces personnes déracinées sont avant tout des êtres humains comme chacun d'entre nous. Un documentaire accessible qui permet aux enfants de mieux comprendre le monde dans lequel ils vivent.

Theme: Advanced Picture Book

  • ISBN
    9782897742577
  • Binding
    Hardcover French
  • Category
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$18.95
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Book cover of CHILDREN GROWING UP WITH WAR
CHILDREN GROWING UP WITH WAR
By: jenny matthews | Published: October 2014

Through personal narrative and candid photographs, a photojournalist chronicles young lives upended by violence and strife. The right to adequate n...

Through personal narrative and candid photographs, a photojournalist chronicles young lives upended by violence and strife. The right to adequate nutrition and medical care. The right to free education. The right to a name and nationality. The right to affection, love, and understanding. In conflict zones around the world, children are denied these and other basic rights. Follow photographer Jenny Matthews into refugee camps, overcrowded cities, damaged villages, clinics, and support centers where children and their families live, work, play, learn, heal, and try to survive the devastating impact of war. This moving book depicts the resilience and resourcefulness of young people who, though heavily impacted by the ravages of war, search for a better future for themselves, their families, and their cultures.

Theme: War/Children and War, Gr.7-12, Advanced Picture Book

  • ISBN
    9780763669423
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Social Studies - Issues (economic, Political And Social)
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$20.00
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Book cover of COMPOSITION
COMPOSITION
By: a skarmeta | Published: September 2003

Winner of the UNESCO Tolerance Awarda and the Jane Addams Children's Book Award, and an Americas Award Commended Title Life is simple for Pedro -- he...

Winner of the UNESCO Tolerance Awarda and the Jane Addams Children's Book Award, and an Americas Award Commended Title Life is simple for Pedro -- he goes to school, does his homework and, most importantly, plays soccer. But when the soldiers come and take his friend Daniel's father away, things suddenly become much more complicated. Why, for instance, do Pedro's parents secretly listen to the radio every evening after dinner? And why does the government want Pedro and his classmates to write compositions about what their parents do in the evening? Humorous, serious and intensely human, this powerful picture book by Chilean writer Antonio Skarmeta presents a situation all too familiar to children around the world. And for children it provides food for thought about freedom, moral choices and personal responsibility.

Theme: Advanced Picture Book

  • ISBN
    9780888995506
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Social Studies - Issues (economic, Political And Social)
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$7.95
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Book cover of EMPTY FRIDGE
EMPTY FRIDGE
By: gaetan doremus | Published: June 2013

A quirky picture book that taps into strong themes in children's lives: the love of food and cooking, sharing, and the importance of good friends and ...

A quirky picture book that taps into strong themes in children's lives: the love of food and cooking, sharing, and the importance of good friends and neighbors It seems everyone in Andrew's building has been so busy during the day, they've forgotten to buy anything for dinner. Their fridges are all empty—well almost. With only three carrots to eat, Andrew decides to go upstairs to ask his neighbor Nabil if he's got anything in his fridge. Nabil's not doing much better: he only has two eggs and small piece of cheese. Together, they decide to try the family on the second floor. As they ascend each floor of their apartment building, they gather more ingredients from more neighbors until they reach the top floor and everyone finally has enough for a meal. But now the question is what to cook?

Theme: Advanced Picture Book

  • ISBN
    9780987109934
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Traditional Single Stories - Fractured Fairy Tales
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$21.99
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Book cover of FIREBOAT
FIREBOAT
By: maira kalman | Published: August 2005

The John J. Harvey fireboat was the largest, fastest, shiniest fireboatof its time, but by 1995, the city didn't need old fireboats anymore. So the Ha...

The John J. Harvey fireboat was the largest, fastest, shiniest fireboatof its time, but by 1995, the city didn't need old fireboats anymore. So the Harvey retired, until a group of friends decided to save it from the scrap heap. Then, one sunny September day in 2001, something so horrible happened that the whole world shook. And a call came from the fire department, asking if the Harvey could battle the roaring flames. In this inspiring true story, Maira Kalman brings a New York City icon to life and proves that old heroes never die.

Theme: Advanced Picture Book, Global Issues

  • ISBN
    9780142403624
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Picture Book
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$8.50
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Book cover of GENERAL
GENERAL
By: janet charters | Published: February 2010

Can a general who was once ruthless learn to spread peace and love? A stunning edition of Michael Foreman’s debut picture book. There once wa...

Can a general who was once ruthless learn to spread peace and love? A stunning edition of Michael Foreman’s debut picture book. There once was a general who fell off his horse, only to discover the beauty of flowers and nature. From that day on, he vowed to change the world around him by embracing peace. Created in 1961 — and retaining the essence of that decade — this picture book illustrated by three-time Kate Greenaway Medal winner Michael Foreman is lovingly restored in a beautiful edition sure to appeal to longtime fans and new readers alike.

Theme: Advanced Picture Book

  • ISBN
    9780763648756
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Picture Book - Advanced
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$22.00
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Book cover of GIFT OF DAYS - GREATEST WORDS TO LIVE BY
GIFT OF DAYS - GREATEST WORDS TO LIVE BY
By: stephen alcorn | Published: September 2009

The society in which we live has been, and continues to be, inspired by visionaries and heroes from all walks of life: activists and artists, athletes...

The society in which we live has been, and continues to be, inspired by visionaries and heroes from all walks of life: activists and artists, athletes and writers, inventors and explorers, healers and politicians, musicians and moguls. Our world's visionaries and heroes challenge assumptions, push boundaries, and inspire the ordinary to become extraordinary, thereby shaping our world each and every day. Starting with January 1 and arranged by birth date, A Gift of Days highlights the words and ideas of 366 noteworthy figures -- including Shakespeare and Steve Jobs, Jackie Robinson and Billie Jean King, Beethoven and Buzz Aldrin, Abraham Lincoln and Maya Angelou, Blessed Mother Teresa and Oprah, Martin Luther King Jr. and Mahatma Gandhi -- to motivate and inspire readers of all ages to become heroes and mentors themselves, the kind of people who nurture and shape the very best of our culture and society. With resounding words of wisdom, a stunning selection of portraits, short informative biographies of the visionaries, and an illustrator's note, A Gift of Days celebrates the society of which we're all a part and reminds us that we each have the potential to change the world every day of the year.

Theme: Big Ideas, Advanced Picture Book

  • ISBN
    9781416967767
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Social Studies - General
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$28.99
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Book cover of GOAL
GOAL
By: mina javaherbin | Published: April 2012

Celebrate soccer—and the World Cup! “Uplifting and inspiring, this beautifully written and illustrated book reminds us of the joys and ...

Celebrate soccer—and the World Cup! “Uplifting and inspiring, this beautifully written and illustrated book reminds us of the joys and saving grace of friendship and sport.” — Archbishop Desmond Tutu In a dusty township in South Africa, Ajani and his friends have earned a brand-new, federationsize soccer ball. They kick. They dribble. They run. They score. These clever boys are football champions! But when a crew of bullies tries to steal their ball, will Ajani and his friends be able to beat them at their own game?

Theme: Bullying issues, Advanced Picture Book

  • ISBN
    9780763658229
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Picture Book - Advanced
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$10.99
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Book cover of GOOD GARDEN
GOOD GARDEN
By: katie milway | Published: September 2010

After Maria Duartes' father leaves the farm to find work and she must plant next year's crop, her teacher instructs her on how to terrace the land and...

After Maria Duartes' father leaves the farm to find work and she must plant next year's crop, her teacher instructs her on how to terrace the land and use compose to improve her garden so that her family can have enough food for the coming year.

Theme: Activism, Diversity, Advanced Picture Book, Citizen Kid Series

  • ISBN
    9781554534883
  • Binding
    Hardcover Canadian
  • Category
    Social Studies - Issues (economic, Political And Social)
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$19.95
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Book cover of GOOD NIGHT COMMANDER
GOOD NIGHT COMMANDER
By: ahmad akbarpour | Published: May 2010

This extraordinary little book gives us a glimpse into the world of a young boy who has lost his mother and one of his legs in the Iran-Iraq war. We m...

This extraordinary little book gives us a glimpse into the world of a young boy who has lost his mother and one of his legs in the Iran-Iraq war. We meet the boy in his room, where he recreates the conflict with an imaginary enemy and soldiers, trying to avenge his losses. The boy's father urges him to take off his artificial leg when he is at home, to join his uncles and aunties who have arrived for dinner. But when he does, he finds out that they are all about to go off to meet his new mother. Back in his room he meets an enemy soldier who is also missing a limb. Identifying with this soldier, the boy offers him his artificial leg. And as he does, his mother smiles down on him from her picture on the wall, acknowledging his hurt and giving him comfort.

Theme: Special Needs, IRAN, War/Children and War, Advanced Picture Book

  • ISBN
    9780888999894
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Picture Book - Advanced
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$17.95
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Book cover of LIBRARIAN OF BASRA
LIBRARIAN OF BASRA
By: jeanette winter | Published: February 2005

In the Koran, the first thing God said to Muhammad was 'Read.'"* - Alia Muhammad Baker Alia Muhammad Baker is a librarian in Basra, Iraq. ...

In the Koran, the first thing God said to Muhammad was 'Read.'"* - Alia Muhammad Baker Alia Muhammad Baker is a librarian in Basra, Iraq. For fourteen years, her library has been a meeting place for those who love books. Until now. Now war has come, and Alia fears that the library - along with the thirty thousand books within it - will be destroyed forever. In a war-stricken country where civilians - especially women - have little power, this true story about a librarian's struggle to save her community's priceless collection of books reminds us all how, throughout the world, the love of literature and the respect for knowledge know no boundaries. Illustrated by Jeanette Winter in bright acrylic and ink. Includes an author's note. *From the New York Times, July 27, 2003"

Theme: War/Children and War, Global Issues, Advanced Picture Book

  • ISBN
    9780152054458
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Picture Book - Advanced
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$25.99
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Book cover of LOST & FOUND
LOST & FOUND
By: shaun tan | Published: April 2011

A girl finds a bright spot in a dark world. A boy leads a strange, lost creature home. And a group of peaceful creatures cedes their home to cruel inv...

A girl finds a bright spot in a dark world. A boy leads a strange, lost creature home. And a group of peaceful creatures cedes their home to cruel invaders. Shaun Tan, with his understated voice and brilliant draftsmanship, has proved that he has a unique imaginative window to our souls, and an unparalleled ability to share that opening with pictures and narratives that are as unexpected as they are deeply true. Originally published in Australia, these three beloved and acclaimed tales were never widely available in the U.S. Now for the first time, The Red Tree, The Lost Thing, and the John Marsden classic The Rabbits are presented in their entirety with additional new artwork and author's notes. Together they tell a tale that will leave no reader unmoved, about how we lose and find what matters most to us.

Theme: Advanced Picture Book

  • ISBN
    9780545229241
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Graphic Novel Children's
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$34.99
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