The 2003 Skipping Stones Honor Awards
Educational, Entertaining & Exceptional!
Contact: Arun Toke, editor; e-mail: ; tel. (541) 342-4956
Looking for exceptional multicultural and nature books? Each year Skipping Stones recognizes outstanding books, teaching resources and educationalEcology and Nature Books
videos from both large and small publishers and producers.
Titles selected for our 2003 awards encourage close relationships with nature and promote respect and understanding of cultural diversity in our world. They are bound to provide a great reading adventure!
The selection committee was comprised of over 20 reviewers: editors, librarians, parents, students and teachers. Reviews of the Tenth Annual Skipping Stones Award winners appear in the summer issue (Vol. 15, no. 3).
Promoting an understanding of natural systems, specific species or habitats, human, plant and animal relationships, resource conservation, environmental protection and restoration efforts, community projects and sustainable living.
by Annette LeBox and Karen Reczuch.
Elem. grades. $16.95.
Groundwood Books, www.groundwoodbooks.com.
by Dana Lyons, illustr. David Danioth.
Picture book. $16.95.
Illumination Arts. www.illumin.com.
Encantado: Pink Dolphins of the Amazon
by Sy Montgomery, illustr. Dianne Taylor-Snow.
Middle grades. $18.00.
Houghton Mifflin, www.houghtonmifflinbooks.com.
Multicultural and International Books:
Focusing on ethnic diversity and intercultural or global relationships,
these books build bridges of communication, understanding, social justice
All Kinds of Friends, Even Green!
by Ellen B. Senisi.
Elem. grades. $14.95.
Woodbine House, www.woodbinehouse.com.
by Jacqueline Woodson, illustr. James Ransome.
Picture book. $15.95.
Confucius: The Golden Rule
by Russell Freedman, illustr. Frederick Clement.
Middle and upper grades. $15.95.
Too Young for Yiddish
by Richard Michelson, illustr. Neil Waldman.
Elem. and middle grades,$15.95.
íSi, Se Puede! / Yes, We Can!
by Diana Cohn, illustr. Francisco Delgado.
Bilingual. Middle grades. $15.95.
Cinco Puntos, www.cincopuntos.com.
A Basket of Bangels: How A Business Begins
by Ginger Howard, illustr. Cheryl Kirk Noll.
Elementary grades. $21.90.
The Millbrook Press, www.millbrookpress.com.
Meet Naiche: A Native Boy from the Chesapeake Bay Area
by Gabrielle Tayac, photos by John Harrington.
Elem. and middle grades. Also useful as a teaching resource. $15.95.
Beyond Words, www.beyondword.com
Grandma and Me at the Flea / Los Meros Meros Remateros
by Juan Felipe Herrera, illustr. Anita De Lucio-Brock
Bilingual Spanish/English. Elem. grades. $15.95.
Children's Book Press, www.childrensbookpress.org.
Juneteenth: A Celebration of Freedom
by Dr. Charles Taylor, illustr. Charles Taylor II.
All grades, teaching resource. $19.95.
Open Hand Publishing, LLC., www.openhand.com.
Exploring Chinatown: A Children's Guide to Chinese Culture
by Carol Stepanchuk, illustr. Leland Wong.
All grades, teaching resource. $22.95.
Pacific View, www.pacificviewpress.com.
My Crazy Life: How I Survived My Family
by Allen Flaming and Kate Scowen.
Upper grades and parents/teachers. Pb $9.95/hc $18.95.
Annick Press, www.annickpress.com.
by Deborah Ellis.
Middle and upper grades. $5.95.
Groundwood Books; www.groundwoodbooks.com.
Educators will find these books extremely helpful in their work with students and children to develop multicultural and nature awareness.
The Seventh Generation: Native Students Speak about Finding the Good Path
by Amy Bergstrom, Linda M. Cleary and Thomas D. Peacock.
Upper grades. $20.00.
ERIC Clearinghouse on Rural Education and Small Schools, www.ael.org/eric.
Lessons from Turtle Island: Native Curriculum in Early Childhood Classrooms
by Guy W. Jones and Sally Moomaw.
Elementary grades. $29.95.
Redleaf Press, www.redleafpress.org.
These Hands I Know: African-American Writers on Family
edited by Afaa Michael Weaver, illustr. Charles Martin Graphics.
Upper grades. $16.95.
Sarabande Books, www.sarabandebooks.org.