Aliki

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Best Friends Together Again

By: Aliki
Age Level: 6-9
Ever since Peter moved away (We Are Best Friends, 1982), he and his best friend Robert have kept in touch. Now that they’re together during Peter’s visit, the boys learn that while some things have changed, others, happily, have stayed the same.

Corn Is Maize: The Gift of the Indians

By: Aliki
Age Level: 6-9
Did you know that corn is a grass? Early American Indian farmers figured out how to cultivate corn and shared their knowledge with the European settlers. Easy to read language and crisp illustrations provide a glimpse into the importance of corn throughout history.

My Five Senses

By: Aliki
Age Level: 3-6
Children are encouraged to explore their world and their five senses in this informative and engaging introduction to sight, smell, touch, taste, and sound.

Painted Words

By: Aliki
Age Level: 6-9

Product Description: In Painted Words, Marianthe's paintings help her to become less of an outsider as she struggles to adjust to a new language and a new school. Under the guidance of her teacher, who understands that there is more than one way to tell a story, Mari makes pictures to illustrate the history of her family, and eventually begins to decipher the meaning of words.

Push Button

By: Aliki
Age Level: 0-3
A little boy loves to push buttons and they're everywhere: on the telephone, on his umbrella, on toys, and more. But when his finger is sore, he discovers books and blocks don't involve buttons! Signature illustrations are used in this rhythmic book.

Quiet in the Garden

By: Aliki
Age Level: 3-6
A child goes quietly out to the garden where he can almost hear the creatures respond to his curiosity about their actions. The narrator then gathers food for a picnic with "my friends." Suggestions for making a "quiet garden" conclude this tranquil book.

The Gods and Goddesses of Olympus

By: Aliki
Age Level: 6-9
Brief retellings of Greek myths and a brief introduction to the gods and goddesses are presented in this thin, attractive volume. Though not as comprehensive as the d'Aulaires book, this is a useful beginning point.

The Story of Johnny Appleseed

By: Aliki
Age Level: 6-9
Once, long ago, a young man named John Chapman traveled the United States. Not only did he like being with his own thoughts, he liked apples and so helped plant apple trees wherever he traveled gaining a nickname and planting seeds for an orchard of stories. Johnny Appleseed comes alive in simple but expressive illustrations showing how one person can change the look of a country.