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How Do Dinosaurs Play With Their Friends?

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How Do Dinosaurs Play With Their Friends?

Rhyming text and illustrations present some of the ways dinosaurs can play with their friends, from hogging the swings to sharing toys.

Viva Colores: A Salute To The Indomitable People Of Guatemala

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Viva Colores: A Salute To The Indomitable People Of Guatemala

The joyful cacophony of color that envelops visitors to Guatemala may seem misplaced at first. After all, the nation has only recently emerged from a 36-year civil war that destroyed its infrastructure and claimed more than a million lives. But to the authors of Viva Colores!: A Salute to the Indomitable People of Guatemala, it is a vivid expression of a 1,500-year-old spirit that refuses to die. Photographer Paola Gianturco and writer David Hill offer inspirational profiles of a people who have endured and, indeed, gained strength, thanks to the bounty of their land, their beliefs, traditions, and kinship with one another. People like Luis. Luis was orphaned as a small child. The aunt and uncle who took him in sent him into the streets to hawk trinkets and cadge pesos from tourists. He quickly figured out that he could do better if he learned the tourists’ language, so he taught himself English. At 18, he became a licensed tour guide. Five years later, he was begging again, a homeless panhandler, brought low by demon rum. Then he found AA, which helped him get sober and gave him a reason to live. He traveled his country, launching AA programs. Today, he’s a doting grandfather and popular tour guide. Luis’ story is but one of many Gianturco and Hill have discovered in their travels through Guatemala. Readers of their book will enjoy–and be inspired by–many more.

The World Is Flat

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The World Is Flat

In this important socioeconomic study, a follow-up to 1999’s The Lexus and the Olive Tree, the three-time Pulitzer Prize winner argues persuasively that globalization, with all its attendant geopolitical effects, is the single most significant trend of our day. Offers a concise history of globalization, discussing a wide range of topics, from the September 11 terrorist attacks to the growth of the middle class in both China and India.

Hielito, the Little Penguin

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Hielito is a little penguin that feels like he doesn’t fit in because he doesn’t like the cold, so he sets off on a trip to a warmer land, but when the summer comes, he realizes that he might need a cold home after all. Hielito, who lives with his family near the South Pole, longs for warmer places and soon meets and joins a sailor, and together they reach warmer lands, but when summer starts he is forced to live inside the refrigerator of the family that welcomes him.

The Tekum Mask

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The Tekum Mask

Examines Tekum Umam, the Mayan chief purported to have faced Pedro de Alvarado’s forces at the beginning of his conquest of Guatemala, and the impact of his legend on Guatemalan history. Seeks to debunk the legend of a dead hero that does not die, but who has continued to die in millions of religious ceremonies for over four and a half centuries and was officially declared a National Hero of Guatemala by the Congress of the Republic on March 22, 1960.

The End of Poverty

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The End of Poverty

When Tino Lost his Other Half

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A blue sock loses his mate and will have to spend his days in the lonely-sock drawer or abandoned under the bed unless his other half returns. Tino the blue sock is having problems with his partner Tom, but when Tom goes missing, Tino begins to realize that it’s hard being a sock without a partner.

Don’t Laugh at Me

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Offers a message of acceptance and pride for kids to create a ridicule-free environment, complemented by rich, emotionally engaging illustrations.

Good Dog!

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Good Dog!

Presents information about dogs and the kind of work that they do for people, from helping to herd sheep to serving as guide dogs for the blind.

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