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Family Meals

by Vera Peterson

NIMAC-sourced textbook

Family Pictures / Cuadros de Familia

by Carmen Lomas Garza

Family Pictures is the story of Carmen Lomas Garza's girlhood: celebrating birthdays, making tamales, finding a hammerhead shark on the beach, picking cactus, going to a fair in Mexico, and confiding to her sister her dreams of becoming an artist. These day-to-day experiences are told through fourteen vignettes of art and a descriptive narrative, each focusing on a different aspect of traditional Mexican American culture. The English-Spanish text and vivid illustrations reflect the author's strong sense of family and community. For Mexican Americans, Carmen Lomas Garza offers a book that reflects their lives and traditions. For others, this work offers insights into a beautifully rich community. [This text is listed as an example that meets Common Core Standards in English language arts for K-1 at http://www.corestandards.org.]

Fancy Nancy: The 100th Day of School

by Jane O'Connor

Ages 4-8. With the 100th day of school just around the corner, Nancy finds herself utterly stumped. She can't think of anything exciting, special, or imaginative enough to bring in to class to commemorate the day. Just as Nancy begins to lose hope, she finds inspiration from an unexpected source--and learns that even sad events can bring with them a glimmer of beauty.

Fancy Nancy and the Delectable Cupcakes

by Jane O'Connor

Ages 4-8. Nancy has been having a little trouble paying attention in class--but when it's time to get ready for the school bake sale, she is all ears. With Mom's help, Nancy remembers to follow all of the directions for a delectable batch of cupcakes . . . except for one very important detail! Young readers will laugh out loud at Nancy's cupcake calamity in this funny I Can Read story!

Fancy Nancy and the Mermaid Ballet

by Jane O'Connor

Ages 4-7 Fancy Nancy is ready for the spotlight! Fancy Nancy and her best friend, Bree, couldn't be more excited about their upcoming dance show. After all, it's all about mermaids--and who knows how to be a fancy, glamorous mermaid better than Fancy Nancy herself? But when another ballerina wins the coveted role of the mermaid, Nancy is stuck playing a dreary, dull tree. Can Nancy bring fancy flair to her role, even though it isn't the one she wanted? And when disaster strikes right before the big ballet, who will step in to steal the spotlight? From bestselling duo Jane O'Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser comes a fancy, frilly ballet story with a lot of heart. Tiny fans will shout "Encore!" Picture descriptions present.

Fancy Nancy: Stellar Stargazer!

by Jane O'Connor

Ages 4-7 Fancy Nancy thinks that everything in the sky is simply stellar, from the sun and the moon to the stars -and their constellations (that's 'a fancy word for the shapes that stars make!). So nothing could make her happier than a special sleepover under the stars with her dad and her little sister, JoJo. Together Nancy and JoJo wish on stars, moon bathe, and even eat astronaut ice cream! But when rain clouds cover up the stars, what's a stellar stargazer to do? Picture descriptions present.

Fanny

by Stephen Cosgrove Robin James

Fanny, the cat, has only three legs on which she manages just fine. She is normal as normal can be. Sadly, the other animals on the Serendipity Farm won't befriend her because they are afraid she will feel uncomfortable since after all she has but three legs. A little dog named Ruby learns that handicap is just a state of mind. Ages 5-9.

The Fantastic Jungles Of Henri Rousseau

by Amanda Hall Michelle Markel

Henri Rousseau wanted to be an artist. But he had no formal training. Instead, he taught himself to paint. He painted until the jungles and animals and distant lands in his head came alive on the space of his canvases.<P> Henri Rousseau endured the harsh critics of his day and created the brilliant paintings that now hang in museums around the world. Michelle Markel's vivid text, complemented by the vibrant illustrations of Amanda Hall, artfully introduces young readers to the beloved painter and encourages all readers to persevere despite all odds.

Faraway Friends

by Russ Cox

This is the story of the adventure of a little boy named Sheldon and his dog, Jet. When Sheldon's best friend moves away, Sheldon spies the word "Jupiter" painted on the side of the moving truck. Sheldon feels sad at first, but realizes that this is a sign--what he needs is a rocket ship! So Sheldon and Jet do some sketching and some scrounging, and, with a wagon full of equipment and supplies, the two future astronauts head to the backyard. With a glop and a wham, piece by piece the ship begins to take form, and soon it's Commander Sheldon A. Flyer and Space Cadet Jet ready for takeoff! The duo jets around satellites, zooms by planets, speeds through space storms, and zips past other flying saucers . . . until plop, they've arrived, somewhere with a green, alien life-form and a furry black blob. This book encourages children to channel loneliness and boredom with creativity and imagination, and ultimately it is a story of new friendship. Featuring vibrant illustrations by debut author and illustrator Russ Cox, this action-packed story is sure to appeal to young readers in search of something that is out of this world!

Fast and Faster!

by Alan Rubin

Describes how animals and vehicles move in different ways and at different speeds.

Fasting and Dates: A Ramadan and Eid-ul-Fitr Story

by Jonny Zucker

Here is a simple and delightful introduction to the Islamic festival of Ramadan and Eid-ul-Fitr suitable for even the youngest child. Follow a family as they fast each day, go to the mosque on the Night of Power, and enjoy a delicious feast.

Father Bear Comes Home

by Maurice Sendak Else Holmelund Minarik

Little Bear's father is finally coming home from a long fishing trip. Little Bear is very excited to see him--even if he doesn't bring the mermaid Little Bear has been hoping for!

Father's Chinese Opera

by Rich Lo

The Chinese opera is anything but boring. Songs, acrobatics, acting, and costumes make the opera a truly spectacular show to behold. Spending a summer backstage at his father's Chinese opera, a young boy is instantly enamored with the performers and works hard to be a part of the show. Rehearsing the moves day and night with the show's famous choreographer, the boy thinks he is soon ready to perform with the others. But the choreographer doesn't agree. In fact, he laughs at the boy when asked to join the others in the acrobatics part of the opera. Upset, the boy runs home to sulk. What will he do next? Will he give up, or will he persevere and work his way up in the show?In an exotic and intriguing story that draws on author Rich Lo's personal life, and features his own bright, mesmerizing illustrations, Father's Chinese Opera teaches children about hard work, patience, and the commitment needed to achieve an important goal, while introducing them to an important part of Chinese culture.Preschool-aged children will be drawn to the bright, vibrant illustrations and the main character's determined spirit, while parents and educators will love the author's note in the back about the history of the Chinese opera and the author's father's experiences in it. This will give parents and educators something to discuss with children and help them expose kids to a different and rich culture. The theme of never giving up and practices makes perfect will be sure to inspire kids to work hard for their dreams.

Faux Paw's Adventures In The Internet: Keeping Children Safe Online

by Laura Bush Jacalyn Leavitt Sally Linford J. Chad Erekson

"I encourage all adults to teach children the basic principles of online safety that are found in this book. " --First Lady Laura Bush, from the Foreword <P><P> Wait 'til you hear what almost happened to me! The Internet is like a big city with great places to go, but you have to be careful! I know. I had a REAL adventure on the Internet, and it wasn't the fun kind. When I tell you what almost happened, you'll see why it's so important to follow the rules for online safety! Read this book and you'll find out what I'm talking about. Keep safe, okay? G2G (that's "got to go" online--but you knew that!) These "3 KEEPs" help me keep safe online I KEEP SAFE all my personal information I KEEP AWAY from online strangers I KEEP TELLING my parents or a trusted adult what I see on the Internet <P> A word to adults If there's a child in your life who uses the Internet, it's your job to help them keep safe from online predators. <P> Created for the Internet Keep Safe Coalition, Faux Paw--an adventurous, six-toed, Web-surfing cat--is here to help! With a foreword by First Lady Laura Bush, this colorful book and animated movie will give kids wise advice and you a place to start talking to them.

Favorite Children's Stories from China & Tibet

by Lotta Carswell-Hume Koon-Chiu Lo

Here is a world where humans and animals switch places, a captivating world where magic can be both good and evil. This is the world of Favorite Children's stories from China and Tibet. These unique stories are fresh and charming, filled with humorous insights into Chinese life and culture, including the power and influence of the moon and the importance of festivals. Some tales, such as "Chinese Cinderella," touch on themes we already know, while all of them sparkle with wit and fantasy.

Fearless Firemoose! (Rocky & Bullwinkle)

by Golden Books

Kids ages 2 to 5 and collectors of all ages are sure to love this Rocky & Bullwinkle Little Golden Book reissue--out just in time for the release of DreamWorks Animation's Mr. Peabody & Sherman film, with characters also created by Jay Ward. This classic Little Golden Book captures the magic and humor of Jay Ward's original series and features all the hilarious characters. What will happen when Bullwinkle decides to become a firemoose? Tune in to this exciting Little Golden Book to find out! From the Hardcover edition.

Feel This!

by Claire Murray

NIMAC-sourced textbook

Feeling Things

by Allan Fowler

Touch, sight, hearing, taste and smell -- learn about your five senses and how they help you explore the world.

Field Trips: Out and About at the Newspaper

by Kitty Shea Zachary Trover Jill Kalz

A group of children go on a field trip for a guided tour of a newspaper, where they learn how reporters, photographers, and other staff members work together to publish a newspaper. Includes an activity.

Fiesta Babies

by Carmen Tafolla

"Fiesta Babies go out on the town right-side up and upside down!"

Fifty Cents and a Dream

by Jabari Asim Bryan Collier

Booker dreamed of making friends with words, setting free the secrets that lived in books. Born into slavery, young Booker T. Washington could only dream of learning to read and write. After emancipation, Booker began a five-hundred-mile journey, mostly on foot, to Hampton Institute, taking his first of many steps towards a college degree. When he arrived, he had just fifty cents in his pocket and a dream about to come true. The young slave who once waited outside of the schoolhouse would one day become a legendary educator of freedmen. Award-winning artist Bryan Collier captures the hardship and the spirit of one of the most inspiring figures in American history, bringing to life Booker T. Washington's journey to learn, to read, and to realize a dream.

Filipino Celebrations

by Liana Romulo Corazon Dandan-Albano

Brimming with vivid illustrations and rich cultural background, Filipino Celebrations brings to life the festivals and celebrations of this diverse island nation. Each chapter discusses the history of the holiday; its cultural influences; how certain holidays are celebrated differently in different regions of the Philippines; special customs, foods, key words and phrases associated with the festivals; and more.Perfect for families looking to share the unique culture of the Philippines and educators interested in promoting multiculturalism in the classroom, Filipino Celebrations includes activities such as games, songs, crafts and recipes which encourage children to participate and learn while having fun.

Filipino Celebrations

by Liana Romulo Corazon Dandan-Albano

Brimming with vivid illustrations and rich cultural background, Filipino Celebrations brings to life the festivals and celebrations of this diverse island nation. Each chapter discusses the history of the holiday; its cultural influences; how certain holidays are celebrated differently in different regions of the Philippines; special customs, foods, key words and phrases associated with the festivals; and more.Perfect for families looking to share the unique culture of the Philippines and educators interested in promoting multiculturalism in the classroom, Filipino Celebrations includes activities such as games, songs, crafts and recipes which encourage children to participate and learn while having fun.

Filipino Children's Favorite Stories

by Liana Romulo Joanne Deleon

From "The Prince's Bride" to "The Magic Lake" to "The Deer and the Snail", the classic Filipino children's stories have amused, inspired, and taught millions of children throughout the centuries with poignant, universal life lessons. Now they're gathered together--many for the first time--in this gorgeous volume. Selected and retold by Liana Elena Fomulo, augmented with whimsical watercolor illustrations by award-winning artist Joanne De Leon, this precious collection of adored Filipino myths and stories is sure to become a Western classic.

Filipino Children's Favorite Stories

by Liana Romulo Joanne Deleon

From "The Prince's Bride" to "The Magic Lake" to "The Deer and the Snail", the classic Filipino children's stories have amused, inspired, and taught millions of children throughout the centuries with poignant, universal life lessons. Now they're gathered together--many for the first time--in this gorgeous volume. Selected and retold by Liana Elena Fomulo, augmented with whimsical watercolor illustrations by award-winning artist Joanne De Leon, this precious collection of adored Filipino myths and stories is sure to become a Western classic.

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