The Storyteller

Title: The Storyteller Author: Evan Turk Genre: Picture Book / Fiction Publisher: Atheneum Release Date: 2017 Pages: Unpaged Source: ISBN: 978-1-48143-518-5 “From Ezra Jack Keats 2015 New Illustrator Honor recipient Evan Turk comes his debut work as author-illustrator: an original folktale that celebrates the power of stories and storytelling. Long, long ago, like a pearl…

Zeraffa Giraffa

Title: Zeraffa Giraffa Author: Hofmeyr, Dianne ; Jane Ray (illus.) Genre: Historical Fiction, Picture Book, Elementary Publisher: Frances Lincoln Release Date: 2014 Pages: Unpaged Source: ISBN: 9781847803443 Dianne Hofmeyr recounts the true story about a giraffe that was given from the ruler of Egypt to “my friend, the King of France,” in 1827. The giraffe’s…

The Amazing Travels of Ibn Battuta

Title: The Amazing Travels of Ibn Battuta Author: Fatima Sharafeddine and Intelaq Mohanned Ali (Illus.) Genre: Picture Book, Biography Release Date: 2014 Pages: Unpaged Source: ISBN-13: 978-1-55498-480-0 “In 1325, when Ibn Battuta was just 21, he bid farewell to his parents in Tangier, Morocco, and embarked on a pilgrimage to Mecca. It was 30 years…

Lost Girl Found

Title: Lost Girl Found Author: Bassoff, Leah and Laura DeLuca Genre: Fiction, Middle, High School, Young Adult Publisher: Groundwood Books/House of Anansi Press, Release Date: 2014 Pages: 212 pp. Source: ISBN: 978-1-55498-416-9 When war comes to a small village in southern Sudan, young Poni must run for her life and begins a long and dangerous…

The Compassionate Warrior : Abd El – Kader of Algeria

Title: The Compassionate Warrior Author: Marston, Elsa Genre: Biography, Non Fiction. Middle and High School Publisher: Wisdom Tales Release Date: 2013 Format: Paperback ISBN 978-1-937786-10-6 Pages: 162 pp. “Kindness and generosity towards one’s enemies is not common in today’s world. For “the compassionate warrior,” Abd el-Kader (1808-1883), they were among his most recognizable traits. A…