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"African is a children's book featuring lyrics by Peter Tosh and illustrations by Jamaican artist Rachel Moss. The song "African" by Peter Tosh was originally released in 1977 on his second solo record, Equal Rights. He wrote the song during a time of civil unrest in Jamaica as a reminder to all black people that they were part of the same community. The album is considered one of the most influential reggae works of all time." -- publisher
"I am brown. I am beautiful. I am perfect. I designed this computer. I ran this race. I won this prize. I wrote this book. A joyful celebration of the skin you're in—of being brown, of being amazing, of being you." -- publisher
Takes children on a culinary journey around the world, teaching them about new cultures and landscapes through different foods. This illustrated non-fiction book explains facts with interesting references and stories that spark curiosity about the different history and cultures of the world. As children learn about foods, they also understand how the environment and cultural practice can shape the way we eat. By the end, they will have learned about different cuisines and cultures with a thought about how we all share these widely today
"Celebrate the holidays in vibrant color with Crayola®. Dazzling photos and engaging text explore each holiday’s traditions. A back matter feature correlates the colors in the photos to Crayola colors, and each book includes a reproducible coloring page." -- publisher
"Glowing oil lamps, brown henna designs, colorful rangoli artwork—colors are everywhere during Diwali! Explore the colors of Diwali through eye-catching photos and engaging text. Back matter features the Crayola® colors used throughout the book and includes a reproducible coloring page." -- publisher
"Five mermaids guide children on a whimsical singalong journey through the world's oceans, counting down from 5 to 0. Includes educational notes about mermaid legends, marine animals, and the five oceans, as well as a catchy song and video animation to reinforce STEM learning."--publisher
Illustrations and easy-to-read text reveal lessons that nature teaches, such as how, like the sun, one can bring warmth to others by smiling and shining even when things look dim.
"Illuminates a new understanding of the story of Babel in the book of Genesis, revealing God's design for wonderful diversity throughout the world." -- inside cover
"Lyrical text and sweet illustrations highlight children from all around the world engaging in many of the same activities to get ready for bed: taking a bath, brushing teeth, cleaning up toys, and sharing a story before hearing “Good night!” Young readers will learn how to say “Good night” in several different languages, including Mandarin, Italian, Finnish, Swahili, and French." -- publisher
"Mummies can't talk; but with modern scientific tools, we can still discover what a mummy has to tell us. Read the stories of mummified Egyptian pharaohs and priestesses, baby elephants, pampered pets, and even a prehistoric bison. Uncover clues to centuries-old murder mysteries and human sacrifices, and even find out what a person or animal had for their last meal! Information from real scientists explains how we know what we know about each mummy. So what do these mummies have to say? Lots, it turns out!"--