The Name Jar

The Name Jar
Author: Yangsook Choi
Publsiher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2013-10-30
ISBN 10: 0307793443
ISBN 13: 9780307793447
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Name Jar Book Review:

A heartwarming story about the new girl in school, and how she learns to appreciate her Korean name. Being the new kid in school is hard enough, but what happens when nobody can pronounce your name? Having just moved from Korea, Unhei is anxious about fitting in. So instead of introducing herself on the first day of school, she decides to choose an American name from a glass jar. But while Unhei thinks of being a Suzy, Laura, or Amanda, nothing feels right. With the help of a new friend, Unhei will learn that the best name is her own. From acclaimed creator Yangsook Choi comes the bestselling classic about finding the courage to be yourself and being proud of your background.

The Name Jar

The Name Jar
Author: Yangsook Choi
Publsiher: Dragonfly Books
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 0440417996
ISBN 13: 9780440417996
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Name Jar Book Review:

After Unhei moves from Korea to the United States, her new classmates help her decide what her name should be.

The Name Jar

The Name Jar
Author: Yangsook Choi
Publsiher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 30
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 037580613X
ISBN 13: 9780375806131
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Name Jar Book Review:

After Unhei moves from Korea to the United States, her new classmates help her decide what her name should be.

My Name Is Elizabeth

My Name Is Elizabeth
Author: Annika Dunklee
Publsiher: Kids Can Press Ltd
Total Pages: 22
Release: 2011-01-09
ISBN 10: 1554538637
ISBN 13: 9781554538638
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Name Is Elizabeth Book Review:

Elizabeth is tired of everyone shortening her first name and calling her Lizzie, Liz, or Beth, but suffers in silence, until one autumn day when her impatience gets the best of her and she learns an important lesson about tact and grace.

The Change Your Name Store

The Change Your Name Store
Author: Leanne Shirtliffe
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2014-05-20
ISBN 10: 1628739487
ISBN 13: 9781628739480
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Change Your Name Store Book Review:

Who am I? It’s a question a lot of children seem to ask themselves, at which point being “them” simply isn’t enough. They want to be someone better. Many kids want to change their names. This is what happened to Wilma Lee Wu. One day, Wilma decides she no longer likes her name, and she sets off for the Change Your Name Store to find a new one. Once at the store, the possibilities seem endless. Mrs. Zeena McFooz, the store-owner, says that Wilma can try out any new name she wants with one catch: she must “go for a ride” to discover what it means to be that name. Will being Babette Bijou from France be better than Wilma Lee Wu? What about Dominga Delfino from Belize? Featuring an exciting story of discovery from author and humor blogger Leanne Shirtliffe (of IronicMom.com), and fun, simple illustrations by Tina Kügler, The Change Your Name Store takes children on a journey to find their true identity and to celebrate who they are—name and all. Children ages 3 to 6 will be able to relate to Wilma's search for who she really is. The book promotes diversity, which is an important topic to kids to understand at an early age, and will be a good addition to preschool classrooms and urban homes in particular. Zeena McFooz is gentle and matter-of-fact, and the tone of the book is one of exploration and celebration of our individuality. The illustrations are sure to captivate kids' attention while helping to bring this important message to life. Sky Pony Press, with our Good Books, Racehorse and Arcade imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of books for young readers—picture books for small children, chapter books, books for middle grade readers, and novels for young adults. Our list includes bestsellers for children who love to play Minecraft; stories told with LEGO bricks; books that teach lessons about tolerance, patience, and the environment, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Names in a Jar

Names in a Jar
Author: Jennifer Gold
Publsiher: Second Story Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2021-09-14
ISBN 10: 1772602086
ISBN 13: 9781772602081
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Names in a Jar Book Review:

Twelve-year-old Anna Krawitz is imprisoned in the Warsaw Ghetto with her older sister, Lina, and their father. Happy days spent reading about anatomy and science in Papa’s bookshop are long gone, and the knowledge they have is used to help their neighbors through the illnesses caused by starvation and war. With no hope in sight and supplies dwindling, Anna finds herself taking care of an orphaned baby. With a courage she didn’t know she had, Anna and the baby leave behind all they know and go into hiding with a Catholic family, changing their names to hide their identity, but Lina is not so lucky and winds up in the infamous Treblinka Camp. Can Lina survive and find her way back to Anna? Will the two sisters even recognize each other after such a long time? A story filled with hope, courage and reconciliation.

My Name Is Yoon

My Name Is Yoon
Author: Helen Recorvits
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2014-06-10
ISBN 10: 9780606355223
ISBN 13: 0606355227
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Name Is Yoon Book Review:

Disliking her name as written in English, Korean-born Yoon wants to use a different name to help her feel more comfortable in her new school and new country.

A Bad Case of Stripes

A Bad Case of Stripes
Author: David Shannon
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2016-08-30
ISBN 10: 1338113151
ISBN 13: 9781338113150
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Bad Case of Stripes Book Review:

"What we have here is a bad case of stripes. One of the worst I've ever seen!" Camilla Cream loves lima beans, but she never eats them. Why? Because the other kids in her school don't like them. And Camilla Cream is very, very worried about what other people think of her. In fact, she's so worried that she's about to break out in...a bad case of stripes!

Each Kindness

Each Kindness
Author: Jacqueline Woodson
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2012-10-23
ISBN 10: 0593353757
ISBN 13: 9780593353752
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Each Kindness Book Review:

WINNER OF A CORETTA SCOTT KING HONOR AND THE JANE ADDAMS PEACE AWARD! Each kindness makes the world a little better This unforgettable book is written and illustrated by the award-winning team that created The Other Side and the Caldecott Honor winner Coming On Home Soon. With its powerful anti-bullying message and striking art, it will resonate with readers long after they've put it down. Chloe and her friends won't play with the new girl, Maya. Every time Maya tries to join Chloe and her friends, they reject her. Eventually Maya stops coming to school. When Chloe's teacher gives a lesson about how even small acts of kindness can change the world, Chloe is stung by the lost opportunity for friendship, and thinks about how much better it could have been if she'd shown a little kindness toward Maya.

Teach Us Your Name

Teach Us Your Name
Author: Huda Essa
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2016-05-03
ISBN 10: 9780692695326
ISBN 13: 069269532X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Teach Us Your Name Book Review:

Grades 1 - 5 Written by a teacher, this fun yet meaningful story was created to empower children to teach others how to pronounce their names correctly. Perfect start of the school year book, children and teachers alike will enjoy this story that promotes invaluable discussions about diversity and inclusion.

School s First Day of School

School s First Day of School
Author: Adam Rex,Christian Robinson
Publsiher: Roaring Brook Press
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2016-06-28
ISBN 10: 1626728364
ISBN 13: 9781626728363
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

School s First Day of School Book Review:

It's the first day of school at Frederick Douglass Elementary and everyone's just a little bit nervous, especially the school itself. What will the children do once they come? Will they like the school? Will they be nice to him? The school has a rough start, but as the day goes on, he soon recovers when he sees that he's not the only one going through first-day jitters.

My Name is Blessing

My Name is Blessing
Author: Eric Walters
Publsiher: Tundra Books (NY)
Total Pages: 28
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 1770493018
ISBN 13: 9781770493018
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Name is Blessing Book Review:

A young Kenyan boy with disabilities named Muthini lives with his grandmother and eight cousins, but when his grandmother is no longer able to take care of him the two set out on a journey that will change the young boy's life, and his name, forever.

The Bell Jar

The Bell Jar
Author: Sylvia Plath
Publsiher: e-artnow
Total Pages: 179
Release: 2018-07-29
ISBN 10: 8026896556
ISBN 13: 9788026896555
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bell Jar Book Review:

This carefully crafted ebook: "The Bell Jar" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Esther Greenwood, a young woman from the suburbs of Boston, gains a summer internship at a prominent magazine in New York City, under editor Jay Cee; however, Esther is neither stimulated nor excited by either the big city or the glamorous culture and lifestyle that girls her age are expected to idolize and emulate. She instead finds her experience to be frightening and disorienting. From hereafter her mental state keeps deteriorating until she starts feeling helpless as if being kept inside a glass bell jar! The Bell Jar is the only novel written by the American writer and poet Sylvia Plath. Originally published under the pseudonym "Victoria Lucas" in 1963, the novel is semi-autobiographical, with the names of places and people changed. The book is often regarded as a roman à clef because the protagonist's descent into mental illness parallels Plath's own experiences with what may have been clinical depression or bipolar II disorder. Plath died by suicide a month after its first UK publication. The novel was published under Plath's name for the first time in 1967 and was not published in the United States until 1971, in accordance with the wishes of both Plath's husband, Ted Hughes, and her mother.

My Two Blankets

My Two Blankets
Author: Irena Kobald
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2015-09-01
ISBN 10: 0544432282
ISBN 13: 9780544432284
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Two Blankets Book Review:

Moving is hard--but friends make it easier. In this stunning multicultural picture book illustrated by Kate Greenaway Medalist Freya Blackwood, a young girl has moved to a new country with her auntie, and misses all she's ever known. Everything in her new country feels so strange: the animals, the plants--even the wind. To comfort herself, she creates a safe place under her old blanket, which is made out of memories, thoughts, and reminders of home. After meeting a new friend in the park, the girl begins to weave a new blanket--one made of friendship, new words, and a renewed sense of belonging. It's very different from the old blanket, but it eventually becomes just as warm and familiar--and one to share with her new friend. Fans of Tricia Tusa, Helen Oxenbury, Marla Frazee, and Matt Phelan will delight in reading this warm story alongside Blackwood's artwork."

You re Finally Here

You re Finally Here
Author: Mélanie Watt
Publsiher: Kids Can Press Ltd
Total Pages: 48
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 1554535905
ISBN 13: 9781554535903
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

You re Finally Here Book Review:

A zany picture book that will resonate with anyone who's ever been kept waiting. The latest from the creator of the best-selling Scaredy Squirrel series stars a hilariously needy and impatient bunny. This is no ordinary picture-book character, and it will quickly become clear that this is no ordinary picture book ? namely because you, the reader, are on the spot. You're late! At first, this little bunny is deliriously excited by your arrival, but now that you're finally here, he wants to know: where were you? He's been waiting long enough to learn an accordion solo, among other time-consuming pursuits. After he's shown you how it feels to be kept waiting and just when he's finally satisfied that you're a good steady page-turner who's here to stay, something happens to turn the tables. The result is an off-beat ending worth waiting for!

Music Class Today

Music Class Today
Author: David Weinstone
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2015-09-15
ISBN 10: 1466894709
ISBN 13: 9781466894709
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Music Class Today Book Review:

Hooray! Music class is underway! As soon as the teacher starts to play his guitar and sing, the kids are whirling and twirling and having a blast. But for one hesitant little music maker, it is all a bit overwhelming at first. With energetic and bright illustrations, this reassuring story about the courage it sometimes takes to try something new will resonate with children everywhere. From David Weinstone, the creator of the wildly popular Music for Aardvarks program, and the pitch-perfect Vin Vogel comes this infectious celebration of music class that will make you want to sing and dance with your own little ones!

Maddi s Fridge

Maddi s Fridge
Author: Lois Brandt
Publsiher: Flashlight Press
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2014-11-01
ISBN 10: 1936261383
ISBN 13: 9781936261383
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Maddi s Fridge Book Review:

With humor and warmth, this children's picture book raises awareness about poverty and hunger!--?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /--Best friends Sofia and Maddi live in the same neighborhood, go to the same school, and play in the same park, but while !--?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /--Sofia's fridge at home is full of nutritious food, the fridge at Maddi's house is empty. Sofia learns that Maddi's family doesn't have enough money to fill their fridge and promises Maddi she'll keep this discovery a secret. But because Sofia wants to help her friend, she's faced with a difficult decision: to keep her promise or tell her parents about Maddi's empty fridge. Filled with colorful artwork, this storybook addresses issues of poverty with honesty and sensitivity while instilling important lessons in friendship, empathy, trust, and helping others. A call to action section, with six effective ways for children to help fight hunger and information on antihunger groups, is also included.

The Proudest Blue

The Proudest Blue
Author: Ibtihaj Muhammad
Publsiher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2019-09-10
ISBN 10: 0316518980
ISBN 13: 9780316518987
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Proudest Blue Book Review:

THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! A powerful, vibrantly illustrated story about the first day of school--and two sisters on one's first day of hijab--by Olympic medalist and social justice activist Ibtihaj Muhammad. With her new backpack and light-up shoes, Faizah knows the first day of school is going to be special. It's the start of a brand new year and, best of all, it's her older sister Asiya's first day of hijab--a hijab of beautiful blue fabric, like the ocean waving to the sky. But not everyone sees hijab as beautiful, and in the face of hurtful, confusing words, Faizah will find new ways to be strong. Paired with Hatem Aly's beautiful, whimsical art, Olympic medalist Ibtihaj Muhammad and Morris Award finalist S.K. Ali bring readers an uplifting, universal story of new experiences, the unbreakable bond between siblings, and of being proud of who you are.

Alma and How She Got Her Name

Alma and How She Got Her Name
Author: Juana Martinez-Neal
Publsiher: Candlewick Press
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2018-04-10
ISBN 10: 1536205303
ISBN 13: 9781536205305
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Alma and How She Got Her Name Book Review:

A 2019 Caldecott Honor Book What’s in a name? For one little girl, her very long name tells the vibrant story of where she came from — and who she may one day be. If you ask her, Alma Sofia Esperanza José Pura Candela has way too many names: six! How did such a small person wind up with such a large name? Alma turns to Daddy for an answer and learns of Sofia, the grandmother who loved books and flowers; Esperanza, the great-grandmother who longed to travel; José, the grandfather who was an artist; and other namesakes, too. As she hears the story of her name, Alma starts to think it might be a perfect fit after all — and realizes that she will one day have her own story to tell. In her author-illustrator debut, Juana Martinez-Neal opens a treasure box of discovery for children who may be curious about their own origin stories or names.

My Name is Bilal

My Name is Bilal
Author: Asma Mobin-Uddin
Publsiher: Astra Publishing House
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2021-09-14
ISBN 10: 1635925134
ISBN 13: 9781635925135
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Name is Bilal Book Review:

Featured in a New York Times article titled "Teach Your Kids to Resist Hatred Toward Asians" A young boy wrestles with his Muslim identify until a compassionate teacher helps him to understand more about his heritage. After a family move, Bilal and his sister Ayesha attend a new school where they find out that they may be the only Muslim students there. Bilal sees his sister bullied on their first day, so he worries about being teased himself, thinking it might be best if his classmates didn't know that he is Muslim. Maybe if he tells kids his name is Bill, rather than Bilal, then they will eave him alone. But when Bilal's teacher Mr. Ali, who is also Muslim, sees how Bilal is struggling. He gives Bilal a book about the first person to give the call to prayer during the time of the Prophet Muhammad. That person was another Bilal: Bilal Ibn Rabah. What Bilal learns from the book forms the compelling story of a young boy grappling with his identity.