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We are an independent publisher and distributor of multicultural and bilingual books. Our quality books are supplemental reading titles for language arts, social studies and history curricula. And our bilingual books are available in 40 + languages including English with Albanian, Arabic, Armenian, Bengali, Bulgarian, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Farsi, French, German, Greek, Gujarati, Hindi, Hmong, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Kurdish, Panjabi, Patois, Portuguese, Polish, , Romanian, Russian, Serbo-Croatian, Shona, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Tamil, Thai, Turkish, Tagalog, Twi, Urdu, Vietnamese, Yoruba, etc.
DADDY, MY FAVORITE GUY New!!
By Icy Smith and Crystal Smith

Daddy, My Favorite Guy is a beautiful and poignant reassurance of a father’s unconditional love. Daddy cooks, cleans, reads, and plays with his children. He is funny, caring, and understanding. This heartfelt story is told in warm and fun verse, rhyming in English, Spanish and Chinese.

Hardcover, ages 3-5, 28 pages, 8.75” w x 8.75” h
Bilingual English/Spanish, 9780985623777, $16.95
Bilingual English/Chinese, 9780985623791, $16.95

ENDEAVOUR’S LONG JOURNEY New!!
By John D. Olivas

Space shuttle Endeavour brings its fascinating history to life through a journey to space with a young boy Jojo. Exploring space with the shuttle, Jojo learns about Endeavour’s extraordinary contribution to space science, and its famous service missions including the Hubble Space Telescope. The book also features stunning NASA photos, fun facts, famous firsts and quizzes to inspire kids in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Hardcover, ages 7+, ISBN 9780985623722, $19.95


GRASSHOPPER BUDDY New!!
By Michael Smith

A companion book to the award-winning My Ducky Buddy/Mi Amigo El Pato, young readers will love to explore a bouncy grasshopper buddy in this warm and colorful concept book. With clever rhyming text in English and Spanish, little ones will learn opposites, directions and new words in this playful bedtime story.

Hardcover, ages 3-5, English/Spanish, 9780985623708, $14.95
Paperback, ages 3-5, English/Spanish, 9780985623715, $7.95


HALF SPOON OF RICE: A SURVIVAL STORY OF THE CAMBODIAN GENOCIDE
By Icy Smith; Illustrated by Sopaul Nhem

Benjamin Franklin Silver Award; Society of School Librarians International Honor Award; Skipping Stones Honor Award; Moonbeam Children's Book Award, C

Nine-year-old Nat is forced out of his Cambodian home and marched into the countryside when the Khmer Rouge comes into power. Nat is separated from his family and endures forced labor in rice fields from dawn to midnight with little food. Over the next four years, Nat confronts starvation, fear, and brutality. With the help of his friend Malis, Nat finds hope and the strength to escape, eventually reuniting with the family he loves.

"Half Spoon of Rice" is based on true stories of courage, friendship, survival, and the triumph of the human spirit. The book features vivid illustrations and historical photographs documenting the Cambodian genocide from 1975 to 1979.

Ages 7+, 10.5” x 11”, 44 pages
English, ISBN 9780982167588, $19.95
New Bilingual Eng/Chinese, ISBN 9780983227816, $19.95

MEI LING IN CHINA CITY
By Icy Smith; Illustrated by Gayle Garner Roski

Chinese American Librarians Association Best Children's Book Award, Moonbeam Children's Book Award & Independent Publisher Book Award

Based on a true story of events during World War II in Los Angeles China City, a 12-year-old Chinese American girl named Mei Ling Lee loses her best friend Yayeko Akiyama when she and her family were interned in the Manzanar War Relocation Center. By writing letters to each other, both young girls recount their painful separation and their lives in China City and Manzanar. The vivid watercolor paintings warmly portray the real scenes of the forgotten China City in Los Angeles and Manzanar. This unprecedented children's book depicts the hardships and cross-cultural experiences of Americans of Chinese and Japanese ancestry during the war years. Close to 50 never-before-published paintings and historical photographs of China City are presented for the first time.

Ages 6+, 10" x 11", 44 pages, available in English only, Bilingual English/Chinese and English/Japanese editions

Hardcover, ISBN: 9780970165480-English, 2008, $19.95
MY DUCKY BUDDY
By Michael Smith; Illustrated by Octavio Oliva

Mom's Choice Award, Moonbeam Children's Book Award, Creative Child Magazine's Best Book of the Year

With fun rhyming text and warm illustrations, this buoyant story goes to the heart of what being a kid is all about. A story of love and friendship between a boy and his rubber ducky.

Ages 1-5, 8” x 8”, 24 pages
Hardcover, ISBN 9780982167540, English, $12.95
Hardcover, ISBN 9780982167557, Eng/Spanish, $12.95
Paperback, ISBN 9780982167564, Eng/Spanish, $6.95
Hardcover, ISBN 9780982167571, Eng/Chinese, $12.95

RELATIVITY
By Michael Smith; Illustrated by Octavio Oliva

Junior Library Guild 2011 Fall Selection, International Latino Book Award - Best Children’s Picture Book

A charming rhyming story that is not Einstein’s theory of relativity, but something just as important. Relativity is an engaging book designed to inspire children to start thinking comparatively and analytically.

Hardcover, ages 5-7, 32 pages, 8.25” w x 9.75” h”, $16.95
Bilingual Eng/Spanish, 9780983227830
English only, 9780979933981
Paperback, ISBN: 9780983227892, $8.95


THOMAS THE T. REX
By Michael Smith; Illustrated by Gayle Garner Roski

Outstanding Science Trade Book K-12, Mom's Choice Award, Creative Child Magazine Book of the Year

Nine-year-old Thomas and his cousin Rita embark on a journey to Montana for a fossil hunting and study expedition with the Junior Scientist Club of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles. Thomas discovers a 66-million-year-old dinosaur nicknamed Thomas—one of the 10 most complete T. rex skeletons in the world.

Through the eyes of Thomas and Rita, young readers learn about the T. rex and how dinosaurs lived, as well as the basics of excavation and the preparation of fossils for their public debut at the museum.

The book features vibrant watercolor paintings and actual photographs from the 2003 to 2005 excavation of Thomas. Thomas is on display at the new Dinosaur Hall of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles.

“Discovering the ancient remains of dinosaurs is a remarkable experience. This contagious story gives a glimpse of such experience
and a source of inspiration to children who aspire to one day find
their own dinosaur.”
—Dr. Luis M. Chiappe, Director of the Dinosaur Institute
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

Hardcover, ages 7+, 9.25” x 10.5”, 44 pages, $19.95
Thomas the T. rex, 9780982167533

Hardcover, ages 4-6, 9.25” x 10.5”, 40 pages, $19.95
Thomas the T. rex, Young Reader’s Edition, 9780983227847
Thomas el T. rex, Bilingual Eng/Spanish Young Reader’s Edition, 9780983227823



THREE YEARS AND EIGHT MONTHS New!!
By Icy Smith

Based on true events during World War II, Three Years and Eight Months tells a compelling journey of hardships and human endurance of ordinary people in Hong Kong during the Japanese occupation. A 10-year-old Chinese American boy secretly joins the Chinese war resistance group to help save the lives of thousands of prisoners of war, as well as allied American, British, and Canadian forces. The book features extensive historical notes and photographs documenting the Japanese occupation in Hong Kong from 1942 to 1945.

Hardcover, ages 9+, ISBN 9780985623784, $20.95


WHAT IN THE WORLD!
By Michael Smith

Moonbeam Children's Book Gold Award & National Parenting Publications Awards Gold Winner

Captivated, melancholy and shock are emotions stirred in this remarkable global adventure. Through short vignettes, Michael Smith narrates his personal experiences while offering glimpses of many different cultures around the world. Readers will see budget travel in a whole new light, through the eyes of a man with a small backpack and a big curiosity.

Ages 12+, 6” x 9”, 248 pages

Hardcover, ISBN: 9780966943740, , $19.95
 
 
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