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Spring
2016
Table of Contents
NEW for Spring 2016 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1–15
Picture Books . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1–9
Never Insult a Killer Zucchini! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Breaking News: Bears to the Rescue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
Will’s Words: How William Shakespeare Changed the Way You Talk . . .3
Living Fossils: Clues to the Past . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Now You See Them, Now You Don’t: Poems About Creatures That Hide . .5
Kenya’s Art . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
To the Stars!: The First American Woman to Walk in Space . . . . . . . . .7
Teddy Bear Subtraction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Animals That Make Me Say Ewww! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Every Breath We Take: A Book About Air . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
Middle Grade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10–12
Science Stunts: Fun Feats of Physics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
Samurai Rising: The Epic Life of Minamoto Yoshitsune . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Gabe: A Story of Me, My Dog, and the 1970s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
Once Upon a Masterpiece . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
Haydn’s Farewell Symphony
Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition
Board Books . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14–15
Alphabet Trucks—New Board Book Edition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
Hello, Baby Beluga—New Board Book Edition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
Hello, Bumblebee Bat—New Board Book Edition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
Take Me Out to the Ball Game—New Board Book Edition . . . . . . . . .15
New in Paperback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
War Dogs: Churchill & Rufus—New Paperback Edition . . . . . . . . . . .15
Yes! We are Latinos: Poems and Prose About the Latino Experience
—New Paperback Edition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
Fall 2015 Round Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Cover illustrations © 2016 by Tim Nihoff from Teddy Bear Subtraction; David Clark from Never Insult a Killer Zucchini!; Nicole Wong from To the Stars!; Marc Scheff from
Gabe; David Biedrzycki from Breaking News: Bears to the Rescue; Giles Laroche from Now You See Them, Now You Don’t; and Gareth Hinds from Samurai Rising. Catalog
copyright © 2016 by Charlesbridge Publishing. All rights reserved. Printed in Canada.
Never Insult a
Killer Zucchini!
Elana Azose and Brandon Amancio
Illustrated by David Clark
This is one science fair
you’ll never forget!
Hilarious havoc ensues as the entire science
fair is destroyed by his wrath.
Engaging backmatter provides the science
behind the science fair entries created by the
characters in the story.
ELANA AZOSE lives in Rodondo Beach in Southern California where
she works with students at El Camino College. This is her first
picture book.
BRANDON AMANCIO develops software and designs his own video
games. He lives in Kirkland, WA. This is his first picture book.
DAVID CLARK is the illustrator of more than fifteen books for
children, including Fractions in Disguise, What’s for Dinner? Quirky,
Squirmy Poems from the Animal World, and Pirate Bob. David lives
in Luray, Virginia.
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When Mr. Farnsworth, the science-fair judge,
declares that he loves zucchinis, the Killer
Zucchini is smitten. As the judge makes his
way through the exhibits the Killer Zucchini
tries to show his affection. But when Mr. F
admits he loves to eat zucchini with ranch
dressing, the Killer Zucchini gets steamed and
attempts to exact his revenge on the snackloving judge using the other science-fair
projects as his means to an end.
Breaking News
Bears to the Rescue
David Biedrzycki
A missing cub, a carnival,
and a gang of cat burglars . . .
Hold on to your hats!
Best-selling author David Biedrzycki brings
back the hilarious bears from Breaking News:
Bear Alert, but now they have a sleepy bear cub
in tow.
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When the cub goes missing, Mama and Papa
Bear go on the hunt. Their search takes them to
the town carnival where the whole family rides
the Ferris wheel, rocks the roller coaster, and
inadvertently foils another dastardly plot by
the persistent cat burglars from Bear Alert.
Covering the story is the intrepid—but
bumbling —reporter Chad Newsworthy and
the rest of the crew at Channel 3 News.
DAVID BIEDRZYCKI is the author and illustrator of Breaking News: Bear
Alert; Me and My Dragon; Santa’s New Jet; Santa Retires; and the Ace
Lacewing, Bug Detective series. He has also illustrated many picture
books, including The Beetle Alphabet Book and Dory Story. David
lives in Medfield, Massachusetts.
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Will’s Words
How William Shakespeare
Changed the Way You Talk
Jane Sutcliffe
Illustrated by John Shelley
“Speak the speech, I pray you,
as I pronounced it to you,
trippingly on the tongue . . .”
—from Hamlet, Act III, Sc. ii
Jane, however, embraces her dilemma, writing
about Shakespeare, his plays, and his famous
phrases with glee. What better words are there
to use to write about the greatest writer in the
English language than his very own? As readers
will discover, “the long and the short of it” is
this: Will changed the English language forever.
Backmatter includes an author’s note, a
bibliography, and a timeline.
2016 commemorates the 400th anniversary
of Shakespeare’s passing.
JANE SUTCLIFFE is author of Stone Giant: Michelangelo’s David and
How He Came to Be, The White House Is Burning: August 24, 1814,
and more than two dozen other books for children. Jane lives in
Tolland, Connecticut.
JOHN SHELLEY grew up near Shakespeare’s birthplace at Stratfordupon-Avon. He has illustrated more than forty children’s books,
including Stone Giant: Michelangelo’s David and How He Came to Be
and Family Reminders. John lives in Norwich, England.
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When Jane Sutcliffe sets out to write a book
about William Shakespeare and the Globe
Theatre, in her own words, she runs into a
problem: Will’s words keep popping up all over
the place! What’s an author to do? After all,
Will is responsible for such familiar phrases as
“what’s done is done” and “too much of a good
thing.” He even turned “household words” into
household words.
Living Fossils
Clues to the Past
Caroline Arnold
Illustrated by Andrew Plant
You haven’t changed a bit!
Picture Books • Spring 2016
Living fossils are modern-day animals that
very closely resemble their ancient relatives.
Discover why animals like the dragonfly and
the nautilus have changed so little over time,
while other animals evolved or went extinct.
Contrasting “then” and “now” illustrations
alternate profiles between a prehistoric creature
in its native environment and its contemporary
living-fossil counterpart. An amazing way to
experience the ancient past!
Back matter includes a time line, additional
information about the six living fossils, a
glossary, and suggestions for further reading.
CAROLINE ARNOLD is the author of more than one hundred books
for children, including Too Hot? Too Cold? Keeping Body
Temperature Just Right and A Warmer World. Caroline lives in
Los Angeles, California.
ANDREW PLANT has illustrated more than one hundred books for
children, including Ancient Animals: Saber-toothed Cat and Ancient
Animals: Terror Bird and A Platypus, Probably. Andrew lives in
Melbourne, Australia.
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Now You See Them,
Now You Don’t
Poems About Creatures That Hide
David Harrison
Illustrated by Giles Laroche
Find me
if you can . . .
Giles Laroche’s intricate cut-paper illustrations
are so life-like readers will have to look carefully
or run the risk of a hunter sneaking up on them.
Back matter offers additional information about
each of the nineteen animals.
DAVID HARRISON’s first book for children, The Boy with a Drum
(Golden Press, 1969), has sold millions of copies. David has since
published more than eighty books, which have earned numerous
honors, and lives in Springfield, Missouri.
GILES LAROCHE has illustrated many children’s books, including
Down to the Sea in Ships (Putnam), and wrote and illustrated If You
Lived Here: Houses of the World (Houghton Mifflin). Giles lives in
Salem, Massachusetts.
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Animals and insects use camouflage to hide
from hunters or to ambush prey. In this fun
and informative collection of poems, meet the
polar bear and the octopus, the ghost crab and
the copperhead snake, and many more that hunt
or hide with stealth.
Kenya’s Art
Linda Trice
Illustrated by Hazel Mitchell
Recycle! Reuse! Make Art!
Picture Books • Spring 2016
Kenya’s class is on spring vacation and their
teacher asked them to write a report about how
they spend their time. But vacation is almost
over and Kenya hasn’t done anything worth
noting. A late visit to a museum’s recycling
exhibit and a walk through her neighborhood
with her daddy inspire Kenya to use her old,
broken toys and other neglected items to make
art with her family. Now she’s prepared to
teach her whole class how to Recycle! Reuse!
Make Art!
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LINDA TRICE is an author, professor, and professional speaker. Her
books include Kenya’s Song and Charles Drew: Pioneer of Blood
Plasma (McGraw-Hill). She lives in the Bronx, New York.
HAZEL MITCHELL has illustrated several books for children, including
Imani’s Moon, Hidden New Jersey, and One Word Pearl. Hazel lives
in Detroit, Maine.
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Praise for Kenya's Song:
“Kenya’s appreciation for the music around her and her loving
relationship with her father make this an appealing story.”
—School Library Journal
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To the Stars!
The First American Woman
to Walk in Space
Carmella Van Vleet and Dr. Kathy Sullivan
Illustrated by Nicole Wong
For the child who says,
“I wonder . . .”
Kathy Sullivan wanted to go everywhere. She
wanted to explore and do exciting things that
girls weren’t supposed to be able to do.
Backmatter includes further information about
Dr. Sullivan and her career, as well as other
famous firsts made by women astronauts.
CARMELLA VAN VLEET is the author of many hands-on science and
history books and the middle-grade novel Eliza Bing Is (Not) a Big,
Fat Quitter (Holiday House). She lives in Columbus, Ohio.
DR. KATHY SULLIVAN was one of the first six women selected to join
the NASA astronaut corps and holds the distinction of being the
first American woman to walk in space. She lives in Washington, DC.
NICOLE WONG has illustrated many books, including No Monkeys,
No Chocolate; Maxwell’s Mountain; Wild Rose’s Weaving
(Tanglewood Press); and “L” Is for Library (Upstart Books). Nicole
lives in Fall River, Massachusetts.
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She liked fishing and swimming; flying planes
and studying science. That’s what she liked and
that’s what she decided to do with her life. She
eventually became a NASA astronaut and the
first woman to walk in space. Kathy wanted to
see the whole world and so she did: from space!
Teddy Bear Subtraction
Barbara Barbieri McGrath • Illustrated by Tim Nihoff
One less teddy leaves how many?
Subtraction is simple when big bears count, sort, and take away
tiny teddies. The familiar bear counters will appeal to young
readers just learning basic math concepts.
Praise for Teddy Bear Math:
“Young readers should find it easy yet gratifying to count
the chunky, colorful bears.”
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Teddy Bear Addition
Teddy Bear Counting
Teddy Bear Math
Teddy Bear Patterns
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear School Day Math
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Praise for Teddy Bear Addition:
“[A] solid introduction to addition.”
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BARBARA BARBIERI MCGRATH was a nurseryschool teacher before she dedicated herself to
writing children's books full time. She is the
author of The Little Red Elf, The Little Green
Witch, and many bestselling math concept
books. Barbara lives in Natick, Massachusetts.
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(Candlewick). He is also a graphic designer.
Tim lives on Peaks Island, Maine.
Animals That Make Me Say Ewww!
Dawn Cusick
That’s so gross!
Prepare to be repulsed by an engaging and unique look at some of the
more disgusting survival techniques from the animal kingdom.
From blood-squirting reptiles to blood-sweating mammals to nosepicking primates, these animals will make you say “Ewww!” Author
Dawn Cusick and the National Wildlife Federation compile a volume
as attractive as its subject is disgusting.
Official book of the National Wildlife Federation,
dedicated to protecting all earth’s creatures.
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DAWN CUSICK is the author of Animals That Make
Me Say OUCH!, Animal Snacks (EarlyLight), and
Animal Tongues (EarlyLight). She lives in Asheville,
North Carolina.
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Every Breath We Take
A Book About Air
Maya Ajmera and Dominique Browning
Foreword by Julianne Moore
“If I told you that everybody in all the
world shares ONE invisible thing that keeps
us all alive, would you believe me?”
—From the foreword by Julianne Moore, actor, children’s
book author, and spokesperson for Moms Clean Air Force
Moms Clean Air Force is a
national movement of more
than one hundred thousand
moms—and dads—who are
protecting the right of every
child to breathe clean air.
The first step to cherishing something is recognizing its
importance and understanding why it is necessary.
A portion of the proceeds from the sales of this book will be donated to
Moms Clean Air Force.
MAYA AJMERA is the Chief Executive Officer and President of the Society for
Science and the Public as well as Publisher of its award-winning magazine,
Science News. Maya is the author of Global Baby Boys and Global Baby Bedtimes.
She lives in Washington, DC.
DOMINIQUE BROWNING is the co-founder, senior director, and lead blogger for
Moms Clean Air Force and the author of three memoirs. She has worked with
and written for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, New York Magazine, and
O, the Oprah Magazine, among others. Dominique lives in New York City.
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This joyful and empowering book is a celebration of
clean air. Photographs of children, animals, and plants
from around the world underscore the importance of
clean air to all life on earth.
Science Stunts
Fun Feats of Physics
Jordan D. Brown
Illustrated by Anthony Owsley
DO try this at home!
Astound your friends and family with twenty-five
entertaining and safe physics experiments to try at
home.
Middle Grade • Spring 2016
Science Stunts will start a chain reaction of fun and
experimentation outside the lab. Readers will be
amazed and delighted by magic tricks that are
based on important physics concepts such as
gravity, inertia, magnetism, sound vibrations,
and more.
An appendix and short bios of the physicists
featured provide fascinating facts about the
scientists’ lives and achievements.
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JORDAN D. BROWN’s works include Micro Mania and Crazy
Concoctions. He has served as Educational Consultant for a
variety of preschool children’s shows, including The Mr.
Men Show (Cartoon Network), Dinosaur Train (PBS), My
Friend Rabbit (NBC), and Miss Spider’s Sunny Patch Friends
(Nickelodeon). He lives in upstate New York.
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Samurai Rising
The Epic Life of Minamoto Yoshitsune
Pamela S. Turner
Illustrated by Gareth Hinds
Minamoto Yoshitsune should not have
been a samurai. But his story is legend in
this real-life saga.
This epic tale of warriors and bravery, rebellion and
revenge, reads like a novel, but is the true story of the
greatest samurai in Japanese history.
“A rollicking loose-cannon actionhero story, rich with epic battles and
vivid details of samurai life.”
—Steven Sheinkin,
author of Bomb and
The Notorious Benedict Arnold
“Ho-hum history? Hardly! Here is
an exhilarating, wild-ride of an
adventure story. And it’s all true.”
PAMELA S. TURNER is the author of Life on Earth—and Beyond, The Dolphins of
Shark Bay (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), and the Orbis Pictus Honor Book The
Frog Scientist (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt). Pamela lives in Oakland, California.
Back in college GARETH HINDS sketched legendary scenes from Yoshitsune’s
life—just for fun. Today he is the creator of highly acclaimed graphic-novel
adaptions of Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, The Odyssey, Beowulf, and other
classics (Candlewick). Gareth lives in Washington D.C.
—Candace Fleming,
author of The Family Romanov and
Amelia Lost
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A Junior Library Guild Selection
When Yoshitsune was just a baby, his father went to
war with a rival samurai family—and lost. His father
was killed, his mother captured, and his brothers sent
away. Yoshitsune was raised in his enemy’s household
until he was sent to live in a monastery. He grew up
skinny and small. Not the warrior type. But he did
inherit his family pride and when the time came for the
Minamoto to rise up against their enemy once again,
Yoshitsune was there. His daring feats—such as
storming a fortress by riding on horseback down the
side of a cliff—and his glorious victory at sea, secured
Yoshitsune’s place in history and his story is still being
told centuries later.
Gabe
A Story of Me, My Dog, and the 1970s
Shelley Gill
Illustrated by Marc Scheff
Coming of age in the Age of Aquarius.
Middle Grade • Spring 2016
Author Shelley Gill was seventeen-years-old in 1972 and a
free spirit protesting the Vietnam War, marching for civil
rights, and finding her way in a changing world. While
volunteering in the medical tent at a gathering, Shelley met
Gabe—an abandoned blue merle-husky-mix puppy. Gabe
quickly became Shelley’s best friend and protector. They
traveled the country together, hitchhiking to New Orleans,
Indiana, New York City, the Rocky Mountains, and
eventually to Alaska, where they stayed.
Shelley Gill has lived full-force, and her spirit and attitude
are ever-present in this autobiography—a snapshot of a
turbulent time in American history, as well as a love-letter
to a cherished dog.
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SHELLEY GILL is the author of many children’s books,
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Big Blue. Shelley lives in Homer, Alaska.
MARC SCHEFF works as an illustrator, art director,
curator, educator, and art evangelist. Marc lives in
Brooklyn, New York.
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A new format for a new generation!
Once Upon a Masterpiece is a series dedicated to bringing the story behind great
compositions to young readers. Visit www.charlesbridge.com/AnnasMusicSpot
for Anna Celenza’s personally curated links to recordings of these great compositions.
Haydn’s Farewell Symphony
Anna Harwell Celenza • JoAnn E. Kitchell
Anna Harwell Celenza’s engaging fictionalized telling of the story behind this
famous symphony is a perfect introduction to classical music and its power.
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“. . . intriguing . . .“
—Publishers Weekly
“. . . delightful . . .”
—School Library Journal
Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition
Anna Harwell Celenza • JoAnn E. Kitchell
Modest Mussorgsky and Victor Hartmann are close friends and fellow
artists dedicated to creating an art movement based on traditional Russian
culture. When Victor dies suddenly, Mussorgsky is devastated. A
memorial exhibition of Victor’s works forces the reclusive Mussorgsky to
go out again. Wandering among the artwork, Mussorgsky is awakened
from his grief and finds his dear friend very much alive in his memory.
He rediscovers his inspiration and builds a monument to Victor in music.
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“. . . new gem for music lovers.”
—School Library Journal
Back matter in each book includes an author’s note with further historical and biographical information.
ANNA HARWELL CELENZA is a musicologist and author. Her children’s
JOANN KITCHEL has illustrated many books for children,
books include Sans Saëns’s Danse Macabre, Gershwin’s Rhapsody in
Blue and Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. Anna is a professor of music at
Georgetown University and lives in Baltimore, Maryland.
including Sans Saëns’s Danse Macabre, Gershwin’s Rhapsody
in Blue, and Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. JoAnn lives in Mt. Vernon,
New Hampshire.
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Once Upon a Masterpiece • Spring 2016
Franz Joseph Haydn and his orchestra are kept very busy by the
blustery, bellowing Prince Nicholas who entertains hundreds of guests
at his rural retreat. Months pass and the musicians long to return to
their homes and families. Haydn composes a symphony that beautifully
expresses their anger, frustration, and sadness, convincing the prince
that it is time to go home.
Alphabet Trucks
Samantha R. Vamos • Illustrated by Ryan O’Rourke
Everyone’s heard of a tow truck. And a pickup truck? Of course!
But what about a quint truck? A lowboy truck? A knuckle-boom truck?
Readers will learn about these kinds of trucks—and many more—
while learning the alphabet.
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Board Books • Spring 2016
Hello, Baby Beluga
Darrin Lunde • Illustrated by Patricia J. Wynne
Pre-readers and beginning readers meet the adorable, playful baby
beluga whale. The questions that kids have about baby belugas are
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“A solid addition for the
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Hello, Bumblebee Bat
Darrin Lunde • Illustrated by Patricia J. Wynne
A series of questions and answers introduce children to the life
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The picture book edition is a
Theodor Seuss Geisel Award
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Take Me Out to the Ball Game
Jack Norworth • Illustrated by Amiko Hirao
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H “Joyous fun for all.”
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War Dogs
Churchill & Rufus
Kathryn Selbert
Follow the friendship of Winston Churchill and his constant companion,
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II—from the bombings of London and the invasion of Normandy to
post-war reconstruction.
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Yes! We Are Latinos
Poems and Prose About the Latino Experience
Alma Flor Ada and F. Isabel Campoy • Illustrated by David Diaz
Juanita lives in New York and is Mexican. Felipe lives in Chicago and is
Panamanian, Venezuelan, and Black. Michiko lives in Los Angeles and is
Peruvian and Japanese. Each of them is also Latino. This collection celebrates
the rich diversity of the Latino and Latina experience in the United States.
Caldecott Medalist David Diaz’s hand-cut illustrations are bold and striking,
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“An eye-opening and thoughtful
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formatting. Below is a key which should be useful.
All Common Core Standards listed adhere to the following format:
Anchor Standard. Grade Level. Standard addressed
RL.3-6.1
Reading Literature. Grades 3 to 6. Standard 1.
All abbreviations listed translate as follows:
CCSS: Common Core State Standards
ELA: English Language Arts
RL: Reading Literature
RI: Reading Informational
RF: Reading Foundational Skills
RH: Literacy in History/Social Studies
SL: Speaking and Listening
M: Mathematics
NF: Numbers and Operations—Fractions
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