1) Strega Nona
This wordless picture book follows the trials of a little old lady who attempts to make pancakes for her breakfast.
"The optimistic determination of the woman and the gentle humor of the illustrations make this an appealing book for the very young." —School Library Journal
This title has been selected as a Common Core Text Exemplar (Grades K-1, Stories).
Strega Nona (Grandma Witch) has cures for warts and headaches, even lovesickness. She uses old-fashioned potions and magic and the villagers in Calabria flock to her door. But when her friend Strega Amelia comes over the mountain for a visit, she brings more than just gossip. Soon she's set up her own shop,...
Tony likes to cook. Tiny likes to read. And both twins like to eat . . . POPCORN!
So while Tiny cooks it, Tony reads about it: what popcorn is, how it's stored and prepared, legends and stories about it, and its history in Europe and North America.
A favorite since its original release in...