I wanted to share some of the great multicultural books from the last Kid Lit Blog Hop.
Multicultural Books for Kids from the Kid Lit Blog Hop
Sam and the Lucky Money from Randomly Reading
Sam and the Lucky Money is is a wonderful read aloud for kids. It is not so much about teaching young readers about the Lunar New Year, as it is about helping them to understand the importance of being thankful for what they have. Besides gratitude, Sam also learns about compassion and generosity. The nice part about all that is it comes in the form of a lovely story that young readers will no doubt enjoy.
Books for Kids: Architecture and Building from Growing Book by Book
Dreaming Up: A Celebration of Building by Christy Hale received a 2013 Horn Book Nonfiction Honor Award. The left side of each picture spread uses a mixed-media collage to showcase children’s building with different play materials. The right side of each picture spread showcases a photograph of an iconic building. For example, a pillow fort is paired with Frank Gehry’s Bilbao Guggenheim.
1960’s Children’s Picture Books from What Do We Do All Day?
The pourquoi tale, Why the Sun and the Moon Live in the Sky (1968), is also on my list of African folktales for kids. Water wonders why he is never invited to Sun’s house. Sun replies that his house is not large enough and sets out building a new one to accommodate his friend. But when water comes to visit, he fills the entire house and there is no longer room enough for Sun and his spouse, Moon. Can you guess where they found a new home? I particularly like the illustrations, with their emphasis on the mask.
9 Books for 9 Year Olds from What Do We Do All Day?
Last month Kiddo came home from school to tell me his 3rd grade teachers were reading In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson aloud to the class. This is a really wonderful story about a 10 year old who moves with her family from China to Brooklyn. In her attempt to understand American culture and be accepted, she focuses on baseball as an entry point, making new friends along the way.
Bringing stories to life in 3D: Mini-interview with Jo Litchfield from Write Kids Books
The other day in a bookstore, a book caught my eye: Deganit the Doctor. The name of the illustrator didn’t ring a bell, because it’s written in Hebrew. At home, I sounded it out: “Joe Litchfield”? (Hebrew is a phonetic language, so a silent E can’t be transcribed.) Hmm… sounded familiar, but I wasn’t sure from where.
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