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Aleeya, concerned when her beloved mother becomes sick, remembers and returns the promise Mommy has made to her-- that she will always be by her side.
Beauregard has always had big dreams. He wanted to travel the world and see all the sites, but how could he possibly go around the globe if he was too scared to fly? With the help of one cardboard box and some amazing new friends, Beauregard goes on the adventure of a lifetime and realizes he is actually pretty brave after all!
Leslie, a young girl who plans to be a dragon hunter one day, becomes pen pals with Komo, a Komodo dragon who tells her all about himself and dangers to his species. Includes a section with additional facts.
Set in the Philippines, this picture book is about a very magical dugong who thinks she's a mermaid.
Kaya is looking for her heart song - the song that happy hearts sing. Her search takes her on a journey deep into the jungle where a broken down carousel waits for a very special song to make it turn again.--Page  of cover
"Mela ends up in trouble when her little boat is swept into the dense jungle. She offers each animal she meets a prize for helping her find her way home, but the animals take their rewards without helping--then an elephant shows Mela that kindness is its own reward. Includes facts about Thailand."--|cProvided by publisher
Eight year old Jade likes spending time with her grandfather. But she senses a sadness in him which has something to do with a war in Vietnam. When she has the courage to ask him about his experiences, he tells her about his time and actions in combat. Includes brief historical note.
A young girl is torn between her desire to stay home with her family and her desire to go to school and discover the world beyond the mountains that surround them
"Who says girls can't fish? When Nina asks her grandfather to take her fishing with him on his old banca boat, his answer is always the same: "A boat is not the place for a girl." But Nina is determined to go. She knows that if her lolo will show her how to jig the lines, to set the hook, and to pull in a fish, hand over hand, she can prove to everyone in their Filipino fishing village that she deserves her turn in the boat, girl or no!"--|cPublisher's website
My First Book of Vietnamese Words is a beautifully illustrated book that introduces Vietnamese language and culture to young children through everyday words