Discover Your World Picture Book GIVEAWAY!

Discover Your World Picture Book GIVEAWAY!

What does it mean to children to discover the world around them? I’m taking the view that it’s a full body experience from bathing to world religion to the natural world. The commonality: discovering children from around the world and finding similarities. If your kids want to take this path of discovery, I’m jump starting this by giving away two books. Please fill out the Rafflecopter at the bottom to win 2 books, one to each winner. Please leave a comment about your first choice.

Picture Books to Discover Your World

My First Book About the Qur’an: Teachings for Toddlers and Young Children by Sara Khan, illustrated by Ali Lodge

The Qur’an is the holy book of Islam and this board book is a great introduction to children of any age who want to learn about the Muslim faith. This is a great book to include in teach kids about world religions. [board book, ages 1 and up]

Beautiful Rainbow World by Suzee Ramirez and Lynne Raspet

Daria: World Music for Children sings this song. Now the lyrics make up the test for this beautiful photo-illustrated book to celebrate diversity around the world through images of children at play.

Around the World in a Bathtub: Bathing All Over the Globe by Wade Bradford, illustrated by Micha Archer

Do kids around the world try to avoid bath time, only to never want to leave once they are immersed in water? It would seem so! This book on bathing is a fun way to show children how they are the same as other kids around the world, while exposing them to different cultures. [picture book, ages 4 and up]

This is How We Do It: One Day in the Lives of Seven Kids from around the World by Matt Lamothe

Seven kids from Italy, Japan, Iran, India, Peru, Uganda, and Russia share their lives with their families in a peek in a day-in-their-life including what they eat for breakfast to where they sleep. The appealing illustrations also convey a charming realism that makes you feel like you are right there with them. My only criticism is that none of the families include multi-generational or extended families which would further illustrate realistic portrayals of life in some of these countries. Instead the families are limited to male/female parents and siblings. [nonfiction picture book, ages 5 and up]

Talking Walls: Discover Your World by Margy Burns Knight, illustrated by Anne Sibley O’Brien

From ancient walls to modern monuments, walls are revealed to be illuminations of culture, politics, and diversity. This book delves into who created the walls and the story they quietly communicate. The pastel drawing lend a softness to the book though I would have preferred more realistic images or even photographs. This would be a good book to use in a Social Studies class. [nonfiction picture book, ages 6 and up]

The Barefoot Book of Children by Tessa Strickland, Kate DePalma and David Dean

Pair this book with THIS IS HOW WE DO IT to compare everyday moments of kids around the world. It’s a good resource to converse about the lives of kids around the world and to find more similarities than differences. [nonfiction picture book, ages 5 and up]

Natural Wonders of the World by DK

This is a beautiful encyclopedic resource that you will want to have in your home if your kids like to flip through gorgeous photography to dream about travel to far away places or just like to learn about the natural world. As an educational bonus, your kids will learn about the continents and the plants, animals, and ecosystems within them. [nonfiction encyclopedia, ages 8 and up]

Botanicum: Welcome to the Museum curated by Katie Scott and Kathy Willis

Budding botanists will appreciate the botanical art and information about each type of plant. You might also be tempted to cut out some of the stunning illustrations and frame them. [nonfiction, ages 9 and up]

Discovering Your World 2 Book GIVEAWAY to 2 Winners!

I’m giving away these two books to two winners. Please leave a comment about your first choice and fill out the Rafflecopter below to enter. I can only mail to U.S. addresses.

Natural Wonders of the World by DK

Talking Walls: Discover Your World by Margy Burns Knight, illustrated by Anne Sibley O’Brien

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Discover Your World Picture Book GIVEAWAY!

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By Mia Wenjen, PragmaticMom


  1. John Smith

    My first choice would be “Natural Wonders Of the World.” We just checked out National Geographic’s “Destinations Of a Lifetime,” and it’s great to learn about amazing places.

  2. John Smith

    “What are your favorite books for kids to explore the world around us?” DK and Nat. Geo. books! I love how DK books have all sorts of cool infographics!

  3. What a great assortment! I particularly am interested in Natural Wonders.

  4. Julie R

    I like the This is How We Do It

  5. Lisa Melara

    I like the book “Talking Walls” looks interesting.

  6. Lisette

    Definitely Talking Walks. My students would love it!

  7. Beth T.

    I would love “Talking Walls”–I can imagine the wonderful conversations it would kick off. (No pun intended.)

  8. Alyssa Annico

    I haven’t read ‘Botanicum’ yet, but I love Historium and Animalium!

  9. Haley C

    I love the DK books 🙂

  10. Bianca Munoz

    The silver dolphin are awesome books!

  11. Heidi

    Talking Walls would be my first choice.
    DK books are fabulous for exploring the world around us.

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