Hoping for a better life after the Taliban are driven from her Afghanistan home, Zulaikha dreams of getting along better with her difficult stepmother and having her cleft palate fixed before encountering intimidating changes in the form of a poetry teacher and American visitors.
Mr. Fred and young Pierrot sat together on a park bench every day to read from Mr. Fred's invisible book of storiesNtales that he had shared with his son years before. One day, Mr. Fred isn't on the bench. Pierrot learns Mr. Fred wrote the stories down and left them for him to share. Years later,... More Info
In this irresistibly charming chapter book, the charismatic Violet Mackerel knows how to stay upbeat—even when her throat feels as if there’s a cactus in it! Seven-year-old Violet Mackerel has a new theory: If someone has a problem and you give them something small, like a feather, or a pebble,... More Info
In his new cooking poem for young children, Jorge Argueta encourages more creativity and fun in the kitchen as he describes how to make tamalitos from corn masa and cheese, wrapped in cornhusks. The book opens with an homage to corn ? white, yellow, blue, purple, red and black ? in Maya mythology... More Info