The United States, Haiti & The Dominican Republic, and Mexico & Honduras
How to Make a Cherry Pie and See the U. S. A.
by Marjorie Priceman (Illustrator)
Publication Date: 2008-10-14
IN THIS EXUBERANT companion story toHow to Make an Apple Pie and See the World,our young baker sets her sights on a cherry pie. She heads off on a round-the-U.S.A. journey to find all the materials she needs to stock her kitchen: New Mexico for clay (mixing bowl), Washington for wood (rolling pin), Hawaii for sand (sand? to make the glass for her measuring cup, of course). In joyful art filled with small vignettes and sly humor, two-time Caldecott Honor winner Marjorie Priceman takes us on a cross country journey by riverboat, taxi, bus, train, plane—all in search of the natural resources of our country. Includes a brightly painted endpaper map of the U.S.A.—and a recipe for cherry pie, of course!
Tulip Sees America
by Cynthia Rylant; Lisa Desimini (Illustrator)
Publication Date: 1998-03-01
A young man and his dog, Tulip, engage in a great adventure across the United States in this tale that pays a joyful tribute to America's beauty and bounty.
by Edwidge Danticat; Alix Delinois (Illustrator)
Publication Date: 2010-09-01
In Edwidge's story, Junior is trapped under his pancaked house for eight whole days. After he is saved, people ask him repeatedly: "What did you do all this time? Were you scared? Did you cry?" "I played," he answers/ And so with each page, we see how he played his mind every day he was trapped--how he played marbles with his friends, won the beset solo part in the choir, biked through St. Marc with his little sister, and ate the sweetest mango. Hope, love, and warmth dance across each page, reminding us that sometimes it is the simplest beauties that help us find our strength. This timely, beautiful book is the perfect tool to help parents talk with their children about tragedy and hope. Based on a true story, author Edwidge Danticat, a Haitian-American, weaves a story that is truly from the heart.
The Secret Footprints
by Julia Alvarez; Fabian Negrin (Illustrator); Andrea Cascardi (Editor)
Publication Date: 2000-09-19
A story based on Dominican folklore, about the ciguapas, a tribe of beautiful underwater people whose feet are attached backwards, with their toes pointing in the direction from which they have come.
Valdir in Honduras shows what life is like for a typical village boy living in the Central American country of Honduras.
Juan Bobo Goes to Work
by Marisa Montes; Joe Cepeda (Illustrator)
Publication Date: 2000-10-31
1, 2, 3 Suddenly in Mexico
by Cristina Falcon Maldonado; Marta Fabrega (Illustrator)
Publication Date: 2011-03-01
Young Martin's grandfather was once a world explorer, and now he has given Martin a key that opens the door to his secret storeroom. That's where Grandpa keeps a very special travel album and a magic necklace that can transport Martin to different faraway places. On Martin's arrival in each country, he is greeted by friendly hosts who show him important places to visit, introduce him to the local culture, and teach him several simple phrases in the country's language. The color-illustrated books in the 1, 2, 3 series offer kids fascinating reading experiences while also introducing them to different people and cultures around the world. In this book, Martin visits Mayan ruins in Teotihuacan, climbs the Pyramid of the Sun, and sees the Temple of the Feathered Serpent. In modern Mexico City, he watches a parade in which the men dress in fantastic animal costumes, and then he rides a boat through canals decorated with floating gardens that were originally created by the Aztecs. He also learns about the Day of the Dead celebration and visits a rain forest, where ancient Mayan ruins stand amid luxuriant tropical surroundings. Companion volumes to this fascinating book take Martin on exciting journeys to several other countries.