Lots to learn and share with young readers!
The book begins with a brief explanation of how the Hawiian islands were formed, and of Kamehameha becoming their great leader. It then jumps ahead to 2009, when a group of students worked to have the Kamehameha Butterfly named the state insect. And then how the students, citizens and scientists worked to save the butterfly that lives only in Hawaii. Beautiful illustrations and an afterward with facts and photos.
The book begins by asking readers to look at their skin and the skin of those in their family. It gives a scientific explanation of melanin and then begins to talk about race and racism. The authors use direct, child appropriate language to discuss many topics. A “Continue the Conversation” section offers advice for caregivers. Also available as a board book. Part of the “First Conversations” series.
Part of a new series that also includes tea, sugar and salt. In each book, the narrator has a food truck and runs out of a key ingredient, and takes readers around the world to see how the item is grown and makes it’s way to us. Photographs as well as illustrations. A fun way to learn about our place in global food production, and about how rice is enjoyed around the world.
Kadence tells readers a bit about her life, her school, her friends and, her blindness. Told in a child friendly, straightforward manner. Part of a series that also includes, My Life with ADHD, My Life with Autism, My Life with Deafness, My Life with Down Syndrome, and My Life with Dyslexia.