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15 Children’s Books About Africa (Updated!)

I am starting to update the Read Around the World booklists that I first published a couple of years ago. In the coming months, I will consider whether any newly published books should be added to the lists. Here is … Continue reading

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Read Around the World: Highlights

It has been great to hear from those of you who have read around the world with your kids this summer! To wrap up this summer’s Read Around the World event, I wanted to highlight the very best resources my … Continue reading

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16 Books From 16 Countries

This booklist –¬†inspired by the 2011 World Cup — is a collection of wonderful picture books from (or set in) the 16 countries participating in the 2011 World Cup. I selected books to appeal to kids ages six to nine … Continue reading

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Read Around the World This Summer!

This past spring my kids and I took an imaginary trip around the world. Every couple of weeks, we chose a new continent and read books set in that continent. We had fun. I compiled booklists of the very best … Continue reading

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6 Children’s Books About Australia

We have come to the final stop on our Read Around the World adventure — Australia. I have six fantastic books to share with you! This booklist includes gorgeous Aboriginal artwork by Bronwyn Bancroft, humorous tales of childhood adventures from … Continue reading

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18 Children’s Books About Asia

Asia is a vast and culturally diverse continent that includes the Middle East (e.g. Afganistan, Iraq, and Lebanon) and¬†Southeast Asia (e.g. India, Thailand, and Indonesia) as well as China, Japan, Korea, and Russia. For our Read Around the World adventure, … Continue reading

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10 Children’s Books About the Arctic

It is hard for adults, let alone kids, to imagine life in the Arctic. These ten books provide a fascinating introduction to how people survive in the Arctic and to the culture of the Inuit and Inupiat people. The kids … Continue reading

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