June 7, 2017 | strande
Look through another's eyes with a book translated from another language. Scroll to the bottom for chapter books and teen fiction.
A young girl gazes out over the horizon, and wonders what lands lie beyond the ocean, and what the people are like who live in those lands.
A steamship makes a journey across time from luxury and exclusivity, industry and abandonment, to stewardship and inclusion as we see the evolving functions of the ship and the changing faces of the people who cherish it most of all.
Eddie is five and a half and things she is the only one in her family without a special talent. So when she hears her sister say "birthday-Mommy-fluffy-little-squishy," she worries that her sister will give Mom the better present.
On his first vacation without his parents, eight-year-old Myron faces a scary grandfather, teasing older cousins, his first dive off the ten-foot board, and his grandmother's encouragement to write his mother daily, telling her of his adventures.
Follow the number trail from one to one hundred as hunters pursue some bears from between two mountains, through the city, and into the forest in a silly bear tale.
An ugly duckling spends an unhappy year excluded by the other animals before he grows into a beautiful swan.
When Big Wolf decides to surprise Little Wolf in the dead of winter by fetching a little leaf from an otherwise bare tree, both of them are rewarded in different ways by Big Wolf's effort.
Sent outside by their mother on a rainy day, a child is dismayed when their handheld game falls into the pond before they encounter giant snails, wet mushrooms, and other elements that awaken them to the sensory aspects of nature.
Describes how a young Pakistani activist was violently targeted by the Taliban for her efforts to secure educational rights for girls.
A grandmother shares the story of her experiences in WWII with her grandchild in this graphic novel for young readers.
When Henrietta's mother gives her a box of colored pencils, she sets out to draw a terrifying and fantastic adventure.
Follows Zaina in the city of Beirut during the civil war in Lebanon.
Words taken from a diary by an unknown French soldier are paired with illustrations depicting the action.
A young wolf, on a journey to bring his grandmother a rabbit, is charmed by the nice little girl who offers to help him...but nice is not the same as good. A haunting fairy tale for children and adults alike.
When Vladimir the squirrel's stockpile of nuts disappears, the portly Detective Gordon deputizes his young, enthusiastic friend Buffy the mouse to help him discover the identity of the thieves.
Minou, formerly a cat but now a woman with many cattish ways, helps Tibbs, a newspaper reporter, with information she gets from her many feline friends.
An orphaned Syrian brown bear cub is adopted by Polish soldiers during World War II and serves for five years as their mischievous mascot in Iran and Italy. Based on a true story.
Having left Nazi-occupied Vienna a year ago, thirteen-year-old Jewish refugee Stephie Steiner adapts to life in the cultured Swedish city of Gothenburg, where she attends school, falls in love, and worries about her parents who were not allowed to emigrate.
When his village is destroyed by the torrential waters, Yorsh finds himself suddenly orphaned and alone - the earth's last elf. But he soon learns he is part of a ancient prophecy: When the last dragon and the last elf break the circle, the past and the futhre will meet, and the sun of a new summer will shine in the sky. Now he must find the last dragon and save the world from the Dark Age that has begun.
In 1939 Sweden, two Jewish sisters wait for their parents to flee the Nazis in Austria, but while eight-year-old Nellie settles in quickly, twelve-year-old Stephie feels stranded at the end of the world, with a foster mother who is as cold and unforgiving as the island on which they live.
Ten-year-old Franziska Mangold escapes Nazi Germany on the kindertransport she boards in Berlin, and when she arrives in London, she takes on the name Frances and struggles with her identity as she pieces together a new life without her family.
Taken in by a poor family in a rural village after the death of her father, Sunflower bonds with the family's only child, Bronze, who has not spoken since being traumatized by a terrible fire.
When her best friend, the sailor Henry Koskela, is falsely accused of murder, a gorilla named Sally Jones visits the run-down docks of Lisbon, embarks on a dizzying journey across the seven seas, and calls on the Maharaja of Bhapur's magnificent court--all in an attempt to clear Henry's name.
This poetry collection explores important concepts such as friendship, fear, and loneliness.
Teen and Young Adult
Having arrived in Candeia, Brazil, starving and footsore, after walking sixteen days to fulfill his dying mother's last wishes, young Samuel takes up residence in an enormous, broken statue of Saint Anthony and finds that he can hear the prayers of the townspeople, despite his lack of faith.
When seventeen-year-old loner Lumikki finds a stash of blood-soaked money in her school's dark room, she is swept into a whirlpool of events involving dirty cops and a notorious drug kingpin known for brutality.
On the night of his final vigil before being knighted, Tiuri agrees to deliver an urgent letter to a distant kingdom across the Great Mountains--a journey that will threaten his life and teach him the true meaning of what it is to be a knight.
Becoming a fugitive when he is wrongly accused of murder, an aspiring young priest embarks on a transcontinental journey by train, boat, and airship in search of answers about his shrouded past.
Mike Klingenberg is a troubled fourteen-year-old from a dysfunctional family in Berlin who thinks of himself as boring, so when a Russian juvenile delinquent called Tschick begins to pay attention to him and include Mike in his criminal activities, he is excited-- until those activities lead to disaster on the autobahn.
Written by Naoki Higashida, a very smart, very self-aware, and very charming thirteen-year-old boy with autism, it is a one-of-a-kind memoir that demonstrates how an autistic mind thinks, feels, perceives, and responds in ways few of us can imagine.
When fourteen-year-old Irene Sauvelle moves with her family to Cape House on the coast of Normandy, she's immediately taken by the beauty of the place--its expansive cliffs, coasts, and harbors. There, she meets a local boy named Ismael, and the two soon fall in love. But a dark mystery is about to unfold, involving a reclusive toymaker who lives in a gigantic mansion filled with mechanical beings and shadows of the past.
All she wanted was to get away from her parents, her problems, her life . . . and when the storm hits and the power goes out, Emilia feels farther from home than she could have imagined.