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Asian Drumming Crafts, Recipes & Books for Kids

Asian Drumming Crafts, Recipes & Books for Kids

Author Debbi Michiko Florence and I will be making some noise with our February offering in our Asian Culture series. This month we explore Asian drumming through books, crafts and recipes. We will be learning about Japanese Taiko and Chinese Lion Dance which also has drummers.

This is part two of our 6 Part Asian Craft and Culture Series:

 

Asian Drumming Crafts, Recipes & Books for Kids

Recipe: Almond Cookies (adapted from Allrecipes)

almond cookies and tea

I’m lucky that Debbi is a talented baker! She says, “The cookies didn’t brown as much as I had hoped, but they are absolutely DELICIOUS!”

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Diverse Children's Books

#DiverseKidLit and #ReadYourWorld Multicultural Children Book Day

Welcome to #DiverseKidLit ! Please join us in sharing your diverse children’s book links and resources, as well as visiting other links to find great suggestions and recommendations.

Did you miss celebrating Multicultural Children’s Book Day on January 27th? Never fear! You can check out all the highlights of the Twitter party and conversation, as well as check out 100s of diverse book recommendations here.

What Is #DiverseKidLit?

Diverse Children’s Books is a book-sharing meme designed to promote the reading and writing of children’s books that feature diverse characters. This community embraces all kinds of diversity including (and certainly not limited to) diverse, inclusive, multicultural, and global books for children of all backgrounds.

We encourage everyone who shares to support this blogging community by visiting and leaving comments for at least three others. Please also consider following the hosts on at least one of their social media outlets. Spread the word using #diversekidlit and/or adding our button to your site and your diverse posts.

DiverseKidLit

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Free Books from Multicultural Children's Book Day!

Welcome to Our 5th Multicultural Children’s Book Day!

Welcome to our 5th Multicultural Children’s Book Day!

Here’s how to celebrate:

  1. Link up your diversity book reviews!
  2. Win diversity book bundles at our Twitter Party tonight! We’re giving away 100+ children’s books from 9pm to 10pm EST. RSVP here. Use hashtag: #ReadYourWorld.

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Miss Panda Chinese and I Talk Multicultural Children's Book Day and More!

Miss Panda Chinese and I Talk Multicultural Children’s Book Day and More!

A huge thank you to Amanda of Miss Panda Chinese for interviewing me on her channel. We talk about Multicultural Children’s Book Day, Chinese versus Japanese New Year Books for Kids, and more! Her post is here.

Her interview is here:

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Year of the Dog Chinese New Year GIVEAWAYS!

Year of the Dog Chinese New Year GIVEAWAYS!

Chinese New Year is Friday, February 16, 2018 and it’s The Year of the Dog!

the Year of the Dog

You are born in the Year of the Dog if your birthday falls in these periods:

  • Jan.28,1922-Feb.15,1923
  • Feb.14,1934-Feb.3,1935
  • Feb.2,1946-Jan.21,1947
  • Feb.18,1958-Feb.7,1959
  • Feb.6,1970-Jan.26,1971
  • Jan.25,1982-Feb.12,1983
  • Feb.10,1994-Jan.30,1995
  • Jan.29,2006-Feb.17,2007
  • Feb.16,2018-Feb.4,2019
  • Feb.3,2030-Jan.22,2031
  • Jan.22,2042-Feb.9,2043
  • Feb.8,2054-Jan.27,2055

According to the Chinese Zodiac, people born in the Year of the Dog are usually independent, sincere, loyal and decisive according. They are not afraid of difficulties in daily life, and tend to have harmonious relationships.

To celebrate Chinese New Year, The Year of the Dog, I am giving away four picture books AND 2 sets of Chinese Red Envelopes. Please enter by using the Rafflecopter below.

p.s. Related posts:

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15 Wonderful Chinese New Year Picture Books

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Asian New Year Crafts and Books

Year of the Dog Chinese New Year GIVEAWAYS!

The Nian Monster by Andrea Wang, illustrated by Alina Chau

The ancient legend of the Nian monster is the backstory to Chinese New Year and explains why this holiday is celebrated with the color red, loud noises and fire. XingLing knows about the Nian Monster but is shocked to see it appear in Shanghai, ready to devour her and her city. She uses her wits to outsmart iut. The special foods used to celebrate Chinese New Year also have a role to play in defeating the Nian monster. This is a charming picture book to read anytime of the year, but especially for Chinese New Year celebrations! [picture book, ages 4 and up]

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Multicultural Children’s Book Day Twitter Party

Multicultural Children’s Book Day Coming Up!

Multicultural Children’s Book Day is coming up on January 27, 2018. Wondering how to participate?

Free Books from Multicultural Children's Book Day!

Here’s how:

1. Link up your diversity children’s book reviews. I’ll have a post with a linky on January 27th and you can add your link there. The review can be on a blog post, Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest or YouTube.

2. Join us for our 5th Twitter Party where we will be giving away hundreds of multicultural children’s books. RSVP here. (Winners need to be registered so we know where to send your book bundle.) Read more…

Meet Yasmin!

Meet Yasmin! Cover Reveal!!

I’m thrilled today to do a very special cover reveal for Saadia Faruqi’s debut children’s book series, Yasmin.

Meet Yasmin! by Saadia Faruqi, illustrated by Hatem Aly 

Yasmin Ahmad is a spirited second-grader who’s always on the lookout for those “aha” moments to help her solve life’s little problems. Taking inspiration from her surroundings and her big imagination, she boldly faces any situation―assuming her imagination doesn’t get too big, of course! A creative thinker and curious explorer, Yasmin and her multi-generational Pakistani American family will delight and inspire readers. [easy reader, for ages 5 and up]

Meet Yasmin!

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#ReadYourWorld Twitter Party: 13 Book Bundle GIVEAWAY!

#ReadYourWorld Twitter Party: 13 Book Bundle GIVEAWAY!

Join us for Multicultural Children’s Book Day Twitter Party on Saturday, Jan 27th from 9:00pm to 10pm EST.

Multicultural Children’s Book Day Twitter Party

Use hashtag: #ReadYourWorld to win 13 book packages! Pre-register here for the Twitter Party.

This Twitter Party is hosted by me and my other co-founders Valarie Budayr of Jump Into a Book.

Here are the questions that we will be discussing along with each book bundle prize. We will be giving out the book prizes IN REAL TIME during the Twitter Party. Read more…

Diverse Children's Books

What Is #DiverseKidLit?

Happy New Year and welcome to #DiverseKidLit ! Please join us in sharing your diverse children’s book links and resources, as well as visiting other links to find great suggestions and recommendations.

What Is #DiverseKidLit?

Diverse Children’s Books is a book-sharing meme designed to promote the reading and writing of children’s books that feature diverse characters. This community embraces all kinds of diversity including (and certainly not limited to) diverse, inclusive, multicultural, and global books for children of all backgrounds.

We encourage everyone who shares to support this blogging community by visiting and leaving comments for at least three others. Please also consider following the hosts on at least one of their social media outlets. Spread the word using #diversekidlit and/or adding our button to your site and your diverse posts.

DiverseKidLit

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