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Block Party

By Gwendolyn Hudson Hooks
Illustrated by Shirley Ng-Benitez

Hardcover: $14.95

Paperback: $7.95

Six Pack: $47.70

The neighborhood is having a block party where everyone is responsible for bringing a food dish. Padma is excited about the party until she learns that her mother is planning to bring lentil soup. Padma thinks soup is so boring! Everyone else will bring fun things like pizza or hot dogs. Plus Padma worries that her friends won’t like the soup—but to her delight, she discovers that they not only like the soup, they want to learn how to make it.

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About the Creators

Thumb_gwendolyn_hooks_photo_small Gwendolyn Hudson Hooks - Author

was born in Savannah, Georgia. Her father was in the Air Force, so Gwen and her family moved a lot when she was a child. Her first stop in every new city was the local library where she got her new library card. Gwendolyn is the author of many books, including Bebop Books’ Can I Have a Pet? and Lee & Low's Tiny Stitches. Gwen now lives in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, with her husband and their three children. Visit her online at gwendolynhooks.com.

Thumb_shirley_ng-benitez_small Shirley Ng-Benitez

is a children’s book illustrator who creates with watercolor, gouache, pencil, and digital techniques. She also loves to create 3-D creatures from clay and fabric. She lives in the Bay Area of California with her husband, their two daughters, and their pup.

About This Title

ISBN

Hardcover: 9781620143414

Paperback: 9781620143421

Six Pack: 9781620144657

Awards

Choices
Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC)

Guided Reading:

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Interest Level:

Grades K - 2

Reading Level:

Grades 1 - 2

Themes

Asian/Asian American Interest, Childhood Experiences and Memories, Collaboration, Cultural Diversity, Families, Food, Friendship, Multiethnic interest, Realistic Fiction, Courage, Home, Identity/Self Esteem/Confidence, India, Mothers, Neighbors, New York, Pride

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