Book List:37 titles
  • Many children and youth have big dreams. Dreams of being a scientist, a doctor, a pilot or an engineer. But where do they go to see these dreams go? Read along to find out how to grow YOUR dreams. Ready Set Go Books, an Open Hearts Big Dreams Project...


  • In this story, a hungry frog tries to outgrow an Elephant! Ethiopia is home to frog species that don’t live anywhere else on Earth. One of them has the interesting name of the Ethiopian snout-burrower, which spends most of its time underground. Ano...


  • In this story based on an Ethiopian proverb, a village learns the importance of quality over speed. This book is for practice in reading Amharic and English. Ready Set Go Books, an Open Hearts Big Dreams Project, is focused on increasing the literacy...


  • Fire is a good servant but a bad master! This colorful nonfiction book--with scenes showing life in rural Ethiopia--is based on an Ethiopian proverb for practice in reading in Tigrinya and English. Ready Set Go Books, an Open Hearts Big Dreams Projec...


  • A cheeky mouse learns a valuable lesson in this fable based on an Ethiopian proverb for practice in reading Tigrinya and English. Ready Set Go Books, an Open Hearts Big Dreams Project (http://openheartsbigdreams.org/book-project/), is focused on incr...


  • Jupiter is used to being a planet of one, and she likes it that way. But then a cousin, who Jupiter never even knew existed, comes from Ethiopia to stay for the summer, and Jupiter is put in charge of taking care of her. A lyrical and memorable story...


  • Say hello to Mr. Geo, everybody's favorite geography teacher! Today he's visiting Colorado, the Centennial State. He's going to explore four gorgeous national parks, participates in daring sports, visit a dude ranch,  climb to the top of Pikes Pea...


  • Say hello to Mr. Geo, everybody's favorite geography teacher! Today he's visiting Louisiana, the Pelican State. His first stop is New Orleans for the Mardi Gras parade.  He's going to sample Cajun cooking, listen to jazz, ride riverboats and ...


  • Say hello to Mr. Geo, everybody's favorite geography teacher! Today he's visiting Ohio, the Buckeye State. His first stop is the fun-filled Ohio State Fair. He'll visit the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Wright Brothers bike shop and workshop,...






  • Say hello to Mr. Geo, everybody's favorite geography teacher! Today he's visiting New Jersey, the Garden State. His first stop is the Jersey Shore to explore boardwalks,  beaches, and amusement parks. Then he'll visit northern New Jersey whe...


  • Join Mr. Geo on his whirlwind tour ofGeorgiain thisLevel 3 Green Light Reader.Like the other books in the 50 States to Celebrate series, Celebrating Georgia combines travel with social studies in a way that's entertaining and educational.The fun s...


  • “The titles in this series are perfect for reports on the fifty states.” —Kiss the Book blog Say hello to Mr. Geo, everybody's favorite geography teacher! He loves to explore new places. Today he's visiting Pennsylvania. His first stop is Phi...


  • Ten-year-old Anna Nickel is moving from Colorado to Kansas, and she is not happy about leaving her friends behind! This is a moving, often humorous coming-of-age story about family, faith, God's love, and the meaning of home, perfect for fans of Kath...


  • Dakar is scared. When her family left East Africa to spend a year or two in Cottonwood, North Dakota, Dakar's older sister, Jakarta, was adamant about staying behind. Now Jakarta is all by herself in Kenya...and she's missing. It's terrible to go ...



  • Lanie is an "outside" girl who is stuck with an "inside" family. She longs to go camping, explore the outdoors, and have real adventures, but no one else in her family is interested. To make matters worse, Lanie's best friend is far away and living o...


  • Lanie is delighted that her aunt has returned and her wild garden is taking off--but her next door neighbor is not happy that Lanie is growing a "weed garden" right in their suburban neighborhood, next to her prize roses. She threatens to report Lani...


  • In 1963 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave a speech that proclaimed that it was time - long overdue - for all men to be treated as equals. Today his beliefs are more important than ever, and author Jane Kurtz explains Dr. King's words in language even t...


  • Combining simple text with bright illustrations, this early reader presents little-known facts about Columbus and his historic voyage in 1492 where he stumbled upon the New World--and pumpkins! Simultaneous....


  • This warm and whimsical picture book opens with a little boy eagerly anticipating a trip to the zoo as his mother straps him into his car seat. Like most toddlers, he would rather run free than wear a seat belt, ride in a stroller, hold Mommy's hand,...


  • In the middle of the night the world can seem huge andfrightening, especially when you've just moved far from home. On Abena and Kofi's first night in America, it is late and it is dark and they are up worrying. What if a giant lizard or a slender-sn...


  • Offers young readers an illustrated biography about the life of Barnum Brown, a skilled dinosaur bone hunter who made great discoveries through his patience, persistence, and continuous curiosity of the dinosaur era....


  • Twice, on the last day of her childhood, Moralin sees death coming straight at her. The first time, in the fighting yard, she saves herself. But the second time, outside the city walls . . . Moralin is captured by the Arkera, age-old enemies of h...


  • What is it like to grow up in different parts of Africa today? And what's it like to be a child of two cultures -- an American living in Africa, or an African living in America? In South Africa visit the Bushman Farm, where a lonely girl meets a gro...



  • After being kidnapped and brought to the emperor's palace in Gondar, Ethiopia, twelve-year-old Saba discovers that she and her brother are part of the emperor's desperate attempt to consolidate political power in the mid-1840s. Simultaneous. 75,000 f...


  • On a gray day the heroine of this book feels every bit as grouchy as the cloudy, rainy, windy sky outside her bedroom window. There is no way that her all-too-cheerful Mom and Dad are going to convince her to get out of bed. Or is there?How do you tr...


  • It's a hot day on the savanna. The sun sizzles, bristles, and bakes. A young monkey wants to drink at the water hole.But wait!Blocking the way are irritable hippos, sharphoofed zebras, a toothy lion, huge elephants, and a lurking crocodile. Will Monk...


  • As her father prepares for a trip back to his childhood home in Ethiopia, Desta begins to worry. Where does her father truly belong--in the village of his youth or here in America with her? What was growing up in Ethiopia like? And will her father's ...






  • This winter was snowy, this spring brought a terrible blizzard, and now the river is rising. Sandbags don't stop it, the dikes don't stop it, and late one night sirens warn everyone to evacuate. A girl and her family don't expect to be gone more th...




  • A slave accepts his master's bet to spend a cold and lonely evening in the mountains, but when he returns, the master does not set him free and so the boy must outwit him by using the master's own tricks. Reprint....


  • Ondu-ahlem thinks of his favorite bird, Chinkay, as more than just a pigeon, and when the young Ethiopian boy sets the bird free, he learns that the pigeon represents everything that is proud, beautiful, and free....


  • Tekleh is curious. Tekleh likes adventure. And trouble always seems to find him, no matter how hard he tries to avoid it. One day Tekleh’s father decides that a gebeta (also known as mancala) board will help keep Tekleh occupied--and out of trouble...