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"In this important and moving true story of reconciliation after war, beautifully illustrated in watercolor, a Japanese pilot bombs the continental U.S. during WWII--the only enemy ever to do so--and comes back 20 years later to apologize."--Provided by publisher
New neighbors are moving in across the street, and Ben can't wait to go say hello and make friends. That is, until he notices that this family has a pet dog. Ben isn't so sure around dogs. The big jaws and big teeth make him nervous. But what Ben doesn't realize is that Max is an "old scaredy-dog" who feels nervous too. Can Ben overcome his fear and come to see eye-to-eye with a new kind of friend?
Young Yao Bai suggests a plan to outwit the pirates coming to steal the seabird eggs he, his father, and his uncle have gathered from an island near San Francisco.
In Little Tokyo, Los Angeles, in 1942, after Sam's Japanese neighbor, Keiko, is sent to an internment camp with her family, he makes a special effort to send her a gesture of friendship.
"Poor Harry can't get rid of his hiccups in this charming picture book written by Jean Little."--|cProvided by publisher
"An elderly piano teacher takes a young music student under his wing and changes her life. This story is inspired by events in the life of Daniel Mergler - a wonderful musician who loved to teach and whose generous spirit inspires author and journalist David Gutnick to this day.
Franny takes her time saying goodbye to the only school she has ever attended, remembering everything that has made it special.
"What rules do I need to follow at school? In Schools Have Rules, young readers learn that being part of a strong, diverse school community means raising your hand, taking turns, being kind, listening ... Paired with playful yet realistic illustrations, a 1st-person student narrator shows kids best practices, focusing on character education aspects"--|cProvided by publisher
As little girls, Lottie, Leela, Sasha, and Alice share friendship and support in the shade of an apple tree, which last even after they grow to be adults.
Missy is trying to decide what to buy during her weekly Daddy Day when she meets a new friend and learns she can buy pizza for people who cannot afford a slice. Includes facts about Rosa's Fresh Pizza in Philadelphia.