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Ruby's School Walk
Audience: Preschool - 1st Grade
It's the first day of school and Ruby has to pass many scary obstacles along the way. There's a bridge of a crocodile filled river, a haunted house, a wild tiger and a deep, dark forest. But could the scariest obstacle be school itself? Ruby's mom is right by her side to support her. She remind's Ruby that her imagination is her greatest strength and with it she can conquer anything.
Date read: 10/29/2010
Audience: Preschool - 4th Grade
In the story 'Ruby's Wish' by Shirin Yim Bridges, we get a small glimpse into the Chinese culture through the eyes of a little girl who loved the color red. Ruby always dressed in red because in China, red is the color of celebration. She lived in the house that Grandfather built. It was a huge home because he had many wives, who had many sons, who had many children. So at one time, Grandfather's house overflowed with the laughter of over 100 children. He loved and cared for them all. He even noticed little Ruby's thirst for knowledge and was impressed at how hard she worked on her lessons. Ruby was permitted to continue in school while most Chinese girls left the schoolroom to learn how to keep house. But Ruby knew that the day would come when she would have to marry and end her dreams of going to the University. But Grandfather had other plans for Ruby. His plans were all wrapped up in the color red. Read this beautifully illustrated story to see if Ruby finally gets her wish.
Similar authors: Andrea Cheng; Yong Chen
Similar books: Sivu's Six Wishes : a Taoist Tale by Jude Daly;
Orange Peel's Pocket by Rose A. Lewis;
The Umbrella Queen by Shirin Yim Bridges
Date read: 7/1/2011
Audience: K - 3rd Grade
A miller's daughter, trapped by her father's boasting, will die unless she spins straw into gold for the king. When a tiny man appears and offers to help, she has no choice but to accept his terms. When he comes to collect the debt, her first-born child, she must use all her wits to save her son. This retelling of the Grimm Brothers' tale is rendered in beautiful oil paintings. With rich colors, these paintings convey the nuances of the story of the miller's daughter and her dilemma.
Similar books: Rapunzel by Paul O. Zelinsky
Awards won: Caldecott Honor Book 1987
Date read: 7/22/2010
Run, Jump, Whiz, Splash
Audience: Preschool - Preschool
Follow the fast-paced adventures of two friends as they run, jump, whiz and splash through the four seasons.
Date read: 4/28/2009
Ruth and the Green Book
Audience: 2nd Grade - 5th Grade
Ruth is excited to travel with her Mama and Daddy by car from Chicago to visit her Grandmother in Alabama. But she soon learns that African Americans are not welcome in most restrooms, hotels, and restaurants. When a friend guides them to an Esso service station they find The Green Book, a guide to businesses welcoming black people. This is an interesting story about a little-known piece of African American history.
Similar books: Freedom on the Menu: The Greensboro Sit-ins by
Fishing Day by Andrea Davis Pinkney;
The Other Side by Jacqueline Woodson
Awards nominated: 2013 Bluestem Nominee
Date read: 4/23/2012
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