When the Troublesome Triplets–Mr. Omi, Mr. Omaye, and Mr. Ono–complain that they have seen ghosts in Farmer Tanaka’s field, Papa sets off with his son to hunt the ghosts. Set in California in the 1920s, this delightful father-son story speaks to all young children who yearn to overcome their fears. Readers also come to realize
It’s Saturday morning and Iris is expecting a visit from her Aunt Mary, who she likes to call “Plant Mary” because she’s a plant scientist. Today Aunt Mary wants to experiment with making whole wheat sourdough bread from scratch! As the family kitchen transforms into a bread lab, Iris is surprised that bread needs only
Auntie Mabel and her family and friends have gathered for their big Sunday dinner and can’t wait to dig into a delicious, mouthwatering meal. Before they can begin, Auntie Mabel starts—and doesn’t stop—blessing everyone and everything! Author and illustrator Vanessa Brantley Newton’s delectable celebration of food and family is a joyous appreciation of how traditions and
Young Kunu has watched his dad and grandfather make many beautiful baskets, but when he tries to make one of his own, he discovers that it’s much more difficult than he thought. With his grandfather’s help he finally completes a fine-looking basket, learning much about patience, perseverance, and family traditions along the way.
Real-life Santa Fe painter Maria Hesch (1909-1994) painted innocent narratives of her life as a young girl growing up along the river and next to her grandfather’s alfalfa field that linked the family to the nearby church. In Maria Paints the Hills, acclaimed writer Pat Mora imagines the story of the young Maria revealed in
In this allegorical picture book, a young rabbit named Pancho eagerly awaits his papa’s return. Papa Rabbit traveled north two years ago to find work in the great carrot and lettuce fields to earn money for his family. When Papa does not return, Pancho sets out to find him. He packs Papa’s favorite meal—mole, rice