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Kole’s Nana is definitely a little bit magic: at her house, the Tooth Fairy always visits, Santa eats all the cookies, and the Easter Bunny leaves huge eggs. So when Nana cooks her special green-dyed, dinosaur-shaped pancakes for breakfast, Kole knows something amazing will happen.
This innovative story infuses Clement C. Moore’s classic poem with traditional Gullah folklore and characters. Traveling through a coastal South Carolina town, Buh Rabbit delivers his presents to all of the good boys and girls.
This is the only Christmas book written for children in Gullah, an English-derived Creole language spoken primarily by African-Americans along the South Carolina and Georgia coasts. Gullah continues to gain both national and international attention and appreciation as people are exposed to its rich language and the folklore and customs associated with it.
Through the thorough research of author and vivandière Stephanie Ford comes a compelling collection of stories of remarkable women from both sides of the American Civil War.
Illustrated by whimsical pastel drawings, this book sweeps readers up into Gwendolyn’s journey. Through her story, children will understand the importance of personal development and individual expression.
A is for apple, B is for bat, and C is for cat in this beautifully illustrated ABC book that celebrates the traditions of the year’s spookiest holiday. Each letter of the alphabet represents another aspect of Halloween lore, so readers learn that jack-o’-lanterns have their origins in an old Irish myth and the harvest festival Nutcrack Night was a precursor to Halloween. Paperback.
Hattie Marshall, a young girl from the Texas countryside, is just getting used to having a room of her own when, surprisingly, her sister returns home in tears a month after her wedding. Worn out by a meddling mother-in-law, Rosalie is determined to move back home, and Hattie has a strong mind not to share her room again.
Hattie Marshall, a thirteen-year-old girl from the Texas countryside, lives through a hurricane and finds that some things are more precious than gold in this story of adventure and danger on the south Louisiana coast. Paperback.
Life on the frontier is one adventure after another for twelve-year-old Hattie Marshall. She enjoys the excitement, but sometimes things get scary, like when she gets swept away on a flooded river and has to save herself, or when a black panther keeps coming to her family’s farm, hunting for its next meal.
As the children drift off to sleep, visions of what Santa might bring fill their dreams. While Mama and Papa watch as Santa, known as Kanakaloka, comes drifting in with his net full of toys. He surfs to the island on his outrigger canoe led by his majestic sea turtles.
How important is loyalty in a friendship? Baku the crocodile finds out in this charming fable set in Kenya. Children will learn the need for trust between friends as they enjoy this delightful tale with its brilliantly colored illustrations. The Heart of a Friendship can be used to teach children problem-solving and critical-thinking skills. Hardcover.
Beginning in 1812, this fictional biography follows the life of Henriette Delille, a free woman of color who founded the Sisters of the Holy Family. This examination recounts her spiritual journey and struggle to break free from French Quarter society, despite her family’s protests. Instead, she chose to focus on the needs of the less fortunate, teaching such principles as chastity and obedience, until her death in 1862.
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Being a ghost isn’t easy. . . even if you have a PhD in haunting! Henry Hamilton is a Civil War ghost with a dream of traveling in outer space. Little does he know when he stows away on the space shuttle as the first ghost in outer space that keeping incognito isn’t as easy as it is on earth. Hardcover.
Imagine being a certified, summa cum laude graduate of Spiritual Specter University, looking forward to your first job as a bona fide ghost, only to discover that through a computer error you have been assigned to a brand-new house in a modern subdivision. Not only is the place devoid of cobwebs and creaking doors, but it is occupied by Jean-Paul Landry, an absent-minded professor, his unflappable wife, their twelve noisy, rambunctious children ranging in age from fifteen down to less than one year, and a docile dachshund. Paperback.
In this twisted retelling, Hercules ends up in the swamplands of Louisiana growing up in the home of Claude and Claudette. Stirring together myth, Cajun culture, and Louisiana legends, award-winning children’s educator Connie Collins Morgan presents a fresh tale sure to captivate. She transforms the twelve labors of Hercules into four mini pourquoi tales brimming with elements unique to Louisiana culture.
Casimir Pulaski was a Polish patriot who came to America to help the colonists win the American Revolution. An expert horseman from childhood, Pulaski gained battle experience trying to defend his homeland against the Russians. When both his father and brother were lost to the war, Pulaski left Poland looking for assistance in raising another army.
Twelve-year-old Fiona is not looking forward to traveling to California with her parents to clean out her recently deceased grandmother’s house. But when she finds a secret love letter from her grandfather to her grandmother containing mysterious symbols, she’s suddenly keen on exploring every nook and cranny of the abandoned house.
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