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Sewing the rainbow : the story of Gilbert Baker and the rainbow flag

Sewing the rainbow : the story of Gilbert Baker and the rainbow flag
Pitman, Gayle E.

"SewingtheRainbow is the powerful story of Gilbert Baker and the creation of therainbow flag. This book takes readers from Gilbert's childhood in a small town in Kansas where he didn't fit in, to his historic artistic career in San Francisco.


Thank you, baobab tree!

Thank youbaobab tree!
Joo, Mi-hwaGlobal kids. Madagascar

There are eight species of baobabtree and all are found in Madagascar which is called the 'home of the baobab'. This story is about a family who get their daily needs from baobab trees. To the people of Madagascar, baobab trees really are the 'trees of life'.


Chandani and the ghost of the forest

Chandani and the ghost of the forest
Hawke, Rosanne

In the snow-capped Himalayan Mountains, monkeys flitted from tree to tree and fish shone silver in the stream. Hidden there lived a beast that villagers rarely saw: theGhost of theForest. Once, the slave girl Chandani lived near the mysterious forest, dreaming of kindness...


The peace tree from Hiroshima : the little bonsai with a big story

The peace tree from Hiroshima : the little bonsai with a big story
Moore, Sandra, 1955-

"This true children's story is told by a little bonsai tree, called Miyajima, that lived with the same family in the Japanese city of Hiroshima for more than 300 years before being donated to the National Arboretum in Washington DC in 1976 as a gesture of friendship between America and Japan


Between us and Abuela : a family story from the border

Between us and Abuela : a family story from the border
Perkins, Mitali

When Maria, Juan, and their mother go to the border between California and Mexico to visit their grandmother at Christmas, Maria must devise a way to get Juan's gift over the fence.


Baby business

Baby business

BabyBusiness tells the story of the baby smoking ceremony that welcomes baby to country. The smoke is a blessing - it will protect the baby and remind them that they belong. This beautiful ritual is recounted in a way young children will completely relate to.


My country

My country
KwaymullinaEzekielPremiers' Reading Challenge Early Childhood to Year 2Premiers' Reading Challenge Years 3 and 4



All are welcome

All are welcome

No matter how you start your day, What you wear when you play, Or if you come from far away, Allarewelcome here. Follow a group of children through a day in their school, where everyone is welcome. A school where children in patkas, hijabs, baseball caps and yarmulkes play side by side.


The proudest blue : a story of hijab and family

The proudest blue : a story of hijab and family
Muhammad, Ibtihaj

Asiya's hijab is like the ocean and the sky, no line between them, saying hello with a loud wave. It's Faizah's first day of school, and her older sister Asiya's first day of hijab - made of a beautiful blue fabric. But not everyone sees hijab as beautiful.


The Chinese emperor's new clothes

The Chinese emperor's new clothes
Compestine, Ying Chang

A young emperor, whose advisors have taken advantage of him, enlists the help of honest tailors to reveal their misdeeds in this retelling of the classic fairy tale. Includes historical notes and instructions for making a robe.


Gusto & gecko travel to China

Gusto & gecko travel to China
Han, LongyThe curious travels of Gusto & Gecko

Best friends GustoandGecko are itching to go back into the Rombom, their travel machine. This time they have a surprise encounter with a giant panda in China! The panda wants to take part in the '12 Zodiacs Challenge' but he lacks self-confidence.


How to catch a dragon

How to catch a dragon
Wallace, Adam, 1972-

The HowtoCatch kids are off again, this time trying tocatchadragon as they chase him through Chinese New Year celebrations! Set in China during the Spring Festival, otherwise known as Chinese New Year, the wily dragon will have to avoid trap after trap...


Spain : world adventures

Spain : world adventures
Cavell-Clarke, SteffiWorld adventures

Travel through Spain and learn about weather, landscapes and everyday life. This exciting series explores aspects of human and physical geography via accessible text and engaging images.


Canada. World adventures

CanadaWorld adventures
Brundle, HarrietWorld adventures

Travel through the countries of the world and learn about weather, landscapes and everyday life.


The king with dirty feet

The king with dirty feet
Clayton, Sally Pomme

There once was a king who hated bath time so much that he never washed. He was a very smelly kingTheking finally consents to bathe in the river but no matter how clean he is, his feet stay dirty.


My culture and me

My culture and me
Dreise, Gregg

"Feel the rhythm of the music, from your heart down to your feet. Enjoy the movements of melodies, as clapsticks keep a strong beat. This is myculture. This is me



JonesGraceFestivals around the world

Learn about the diverse and vibrant festivals that are celebrated around the world. This series encourages children to consider religious beliefs and cultural practices via easy to read text and informative, full colour images.


Mango trees

Mango trees
Kim, Tae-YeonGlobal kids storybooks

MangoTrees is the story of important trees growing in the Philippines. These trees greatly influence the lifestyle and culture of the Philippine people.


My two blankets

My two blankets
Kobald, IrenaWinner CBCA Picture Book of othe Year 2015CBCA short listed book for Picture Book 2015



Up! : how families around the world carry their little ones

Up! : how families around the world carry their little ones
Hughes, Susan, 1960-
Around the worldlittle ones are carried in many different ways: in slings, on shoulders, in backpacks, on hips, in baskets, and in loving arms. Up! Depicts ten places around the world, from Afghanistan to northern Canada, Peru to West Africa.