Bridges to Understanding: Envisioning the World through by Linda M. Pavonetti

By Linda M. Pavonetti

This can be the fourth quantity subsidized through the USA Board on Books for kids, following kid's Books from different international locations (1998), the realm via kid's Books (2002), and Crossing barriers (2006). This most modern quantity, edited by way of Linda M. Pavonetti, comprises books released among 2005 and 2009.This annotated bibliography, equipped geographically by means of global area and state, with descriptions of approximately seven hundred books representing greater than 70 international locations, is a worthy source for librarians, academics, and a person else trying to advertise foreign knowing via kid's literature. Like its predecessors, it is going to be a major software for offering tales that may support young children comprehend our transformations whereas at the same time demonstrating our universal humanity.

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This collection of poems celebrates the verdant lushness and vibrant life of the Amazon River and surrounding rain forests. Through the use of richly descriptive language and visual imagery, the poems explore the interconnectedness of plants, animals, and humans in the ecosystem. Poems range from serious and insightful, such as considering the commonalities of humans in “Face of the Amazon,” to playfully humorous in “Lost in Translation,” in which the poet decides that he simply can’t muster the courage to swim amid piranhas.

Si Author lives in Mexico. mx/ k PERU Krebs, Laurie. Up and Down the Andes: A Peruvian Festival Tale. Illustrated by Aurélia Fronty. Cambridge, MA, Barefoot Books, 2008. ISBN 978-1-84686-203-8, 1-84686-203-5. p. (4–8). Picture book. Children travel from near and far to Cusco’s central square to offer thanks and praise in honor of the Sun God. They bring their traditional hats, capes, and costumes along with multicolored corn to celebrate the Incan festival of Inti Raymi with laughter, song, and dancing to the lively beat of the music.

They live in Seattle, Washington. Competition, Jealousy, Humorous Stories, Mexico, Fiction Gusti. Half of an Elephant. Illustrated by the author. La Jolla, CA, Kane/ Miller Books, 2006. Originally published in Spanish by Ediciones Serres Mexico, in 2004. ISBN 978-1-933605-09-8, 1-933605-09-X. 32 p. (6 up). Picture book. An elephant loses his back half when the world suddenly splits in two. indb 39 7/12/11 8:55 AM 40 k Chapter Three missing halves. After unsuccessful matching attempts, the elephant decides that living as a half might not be so bad.

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