Newly arrived from their faraway homeland, a child and his family enter into the lights, noise, and traffic of a busy American city. The language is unfamiliar. Food, habits, games, and gestures are puzzling. The child clings tightly to a special keepsake from home and wonders how he will find his way. Walk in his shoes as he takes the first tentative steps toward discovering joy in his new world. Recommended for grades 2nd - 5th.
Plum, an adorable black shaggy dog, is back again in this sweet picture book by Emma Chichester Clark. Plum's best friends, the kids next door, bring home a cat named Binky and Plum is afraid that there won't be enough love to go around! Plum's annoyance changes to jealousy, but when Binky helps rescue him he realizes that, of course, there is enough love to go around. This humorous picture book delivers a very reassuring message. Recommended for Pres-Gr 1.
Eve Bunting’s heartfelt story and David Diaz’s dramatic illustrations create a compelling child’s-eye view of urban violence.A young boy and his mother are forced to flee their apartment during a night of rioting in Los Angeles. Fires and looting force neighbors—who have always avoided one another—to come together in the face of danger and concern for their missing pets. Ages 5+.