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2013 International Children’s Book Day Selections: A day dedicated to the love of reading and to children’s books from all over the world. more lists in this category
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Title: Arroz Con Leche: Un Poema Para Cocinar, Rice Pudding: A Cooking Poem
Author: Argueta , Jorge, and Fernando Vilela
Publisher: Groundwood Books (2010)
ISBN: 9780888999818
Format: Hardback
Reading Level: Kindergarten-Grade 2.
32 pgs.
Notes: Canada. Provides a poetic recipe for rice pudding that not only offers instructions for making the treat but highlights the ways in which it can delight all the senses.

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Title: The Enemy: A Book About Peace
Author: Cali, Davide
ISBN: 9780375845000
Format: Hardback
Reading Level: Grades 3-5.
Notes: France. After watching an enemy for a very long time during an endless war, a soldier finally creeps out into the night to the other man's hole and is surprised by what he finds there.

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Title: Minji's Salon
Author: Choung, Eun-hee, and Proiti Roy
ISBN: 9781933605678
Format: Hardback
Reading Level: Kindergarten-Grade 2.
Notes: South Korea. While her mother is getting her own hair done, Minji tries out every step of the process on the dog, using the articles at hand--including ice cream for hair dye.

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Title: My Name Is Parvana
Author: Ellis, Deborah
ISBN: 9781554982974
Format: Hardback
Reading Level: Grades 6-8.
Notes: Canada. Found wandering alone in a bombed-out Afghan school, 15-year-old Parvana mystifies American military forces by remaining silent, while spending her time remembering the past four years of her life, having been reunited with her mother and sisters and living in a village where her mother's finally managed to open a school for girls.

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Title: A Bus Called Heaven
Author: Graham, Bob
ISBN: 9780763658939
Format: Hardback
Reading Level: Kindergarten-Grade 2.
Notes: Australia. An abandoned bus appears in front of Stella's house one day, with a sign on front marked "Heaven", and it brings positive changes in the outlook of Stella and all who pass by in the community.

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Title: The Midnight Zoo
Author: Hartnett, Sonya
ISBN: 9780763653392
Format: Hardback
Reading Level: Grades 6-8.
Notes: Australia. Twelve-year-old Andrej, nine-year-old Tomas, and their baby sister Wilma flee their Romany encampment when it is attacked by Germans during World War II, and in an abandoned town they find a zoo where the animals tell their stories, helping the children understand what has become of their lives and what it means to be free.

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Title: Out of the Way! Out of the Way!
Author: Krishnaswami, Uma
ISBN: 9781554981304
Format: Hardback
Reading Level: Kindergarten-Grade 2.
Notes: India. When a boy spots a young tree in the middle of the path that runs through the village, he puts rocks around the base of the tree to protect the tree from being trampled.

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Title: Anton Can Do Magic
Author: Könnecke , Ole, and Catherine Chidgey
ISBN: 9781877467370
Format: Hardback
Reading Level: Kindergarten-Grade 2.
Notes: Germany. Anton uses his red hat to perform magic tricks for his friends.

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Title: Lulu and the Duck in the Park
Author: McKay, Hilary
ISBN: 9780807548080
Format: Hardback
Reading Level: Grades 3-5.
Notes: UK. Lulu, who loves animals, brings an abandoned duck egg to school, even though her teacher has banned Lulu from bringing animals to school ever again.

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Title: How To Make A Bird
Author: Murray, Martine
ISBN: 9780439669511
Format: Hardback
Reading Level: Grades 9-12.
Notes: Australia. When seventeen-year-old, small-town Australian girl Manon Clarkeson leaves home in the middle of the night, wearing her mother's long, inappropriate red silk dress and riding her bike, she is heading for Melbourne, not exactly sure what she is looking for but not wanting to stay at home alone with her father anymore.