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Around the World

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Around the World: Celebrations

Around the World: Christmas

Around the World: Cinderella

Around the World: Crafts & Games

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Around the World: Tales & Stories

Around the World: Water


IndyPL Kids’ Booklist: Fairy Tales with a Latino or Hispanic Twist

Homework Help: Countries of the World

Getting to Know New Neighbors from Around the World

Immigrant Stories

Their Great Gift: The Immigrant Experience


Belpre Medal – The Pura Belpré Award, established in 1996, is presented annually to a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth. The Medal is named after Pura Belpré, the first Latina librarian at the New York Public Library.


Coretta Scott King Award – The Coretta Scott King Award is given in January each year to one African American author and one African American illustrator for outstanding books that promote understanding and appreciation of the culture of all peoples.




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The Lost Hero

The Lost Hero

LostHero2I really like the new characters: Jason and Piper and Leo. (Especially Leo!)  I lovedEspanolIcon the mechanical dragon Festus. Personally, I’d rather ride a mechanical dragon than a hippogrif, I mean, if anybody ever gives me the choice.

This one opens with Jason, Piper and Leo on a bus on a field trip. Jason has amnesia and doesn’t even know who Leo and Piper are. Monsters attack (of course!) and hey, don’t you know, these three are demi-gods and their teacher is their satyr/guardian. If you don’t have the book yet look inside at the first few chapters and then take a look at what other kids have to say about it. (Although beware spoilers!) Author: Rick Riordan


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