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Sarah is upset because she cannot find an Eid gift for her mother. She decides to take a walk along her secret path in the woods. There, she not only finds the perfect gift, but also learns to appreciate nature. A Perfect gift would only be suitable for someone as special as a mother. Read about the creativity of a young girl and how, with a little imagination she finds a gift that is just perfect! --publisher
Sophia wants to fast for Ramadan this year. She tries to keep busy throughout the day so she won’t think about food. But when the smell of cookies is too much, she breaks her fast early. How can she be part of the festivities now? -- publisher
Mimi is disappointed when she learns that her family won't make their annual trip to Puerto Rico. She doesn't want to miss her parranda, but her friends have a plan.
Young Julia struggles with the steps to the Afro-Puerto Rican dance known as bomba, but when she stops trying so hard and listens and feels the beat of the drums, she is able to relax, enjoy herself, and do the steps perfectly.
Every Saturday in the apartment building, Goldie Simcha welcomes everyone in for her famous cholent and Shabbat meal. What happens when Goldie is feeling too sick on Friday to cook?
After the shepherds leave and while Joseph sleeps, Mary holds her baby boy, Jesus, rejoicing and marveling over her role in his nativity.
"Sumo Joe and his friends pretend to be sumo wrestlers, but when his little sister who takes Aikido wants to join them, Sumo Joe must choose between his friends and his sister. Includes author's note about sumo and aikido, and illustrated glossary"--
Illustrations and rhyming text reveal a young girl's view of her town's big Independence Day parade, and the family and friends participating in it, as seen from her father's shoulders.
Who Counts? is a creative retelling of three popular parables: the lost sheep, the lost coin, and the prodigal son. As young readers count to help the characters find what's missing, Who Counts? teaches that every one of us counts in God's eyes and that everyone should feel counted.
Snow is falling on Christmas Eve and everyone is quiet. The stars are out, we're all in bed, but who will visit you in the night... Follow the story of a little girl, boy and their dog on their countdown to Christmas Day. Along the way you'll find 25 flaps (one for every day of advent), each introducing a new word in this magical Christmas book. Sing carols in a busy square, watch ballerinas spin and twirl, bake Christmas cookies, look out for reindeer and pick the perfect tree.