Open a book, get ready for an adventure! We can learn and teach our children about the world through children’s literature. Sometimes our world doesn’t collide with other cultures so let’s bring the world into our home by reading a multicultural book. These are also great books to add to your classroom library.
We are also giving away a signed copy of the wonderful Children’s book author, Rene Colato Lainez!
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Rene Colato Lainez book that we thoroughly enjoyed is “The Tooth Fairy meets El Raton Perez.” This book really got me thinking about how I can teach my boys about our culture and the world I grew up in through books. I share 12 Tooth Fairy Traditions from Around the World and Ideas to go with the book and Tooth “Fairy” receipts in different languages.
Another great book of his that I will be sharing on our Live Video Hang Out today March 7th, at 2:30p.m. EST is, “Rene Has Two Last Names,” it’s based on his story as a child. You can stop by and check out all of his wonderful books here. Join us here, myself and some other children’s book lovers, we will be chatting about how to use children books as a bridge for cultural and language experiences. Tips, activity and book giveaway! ~Update~ If you missed the hangout here’s the link to watch the Live Video it’s only 10 minutes long.
Here’s a great list of books about Children Around the World, Culture and Traditions. Enjoy Your Travels! There’s actually more than 15 I just couldn’t stop.
- The First Bear in Africa by Satomi Ichikawa
- The Great Kapok Tree by Lynne Cherry
- Playing Loteria by Rene Colato Lainez here are some printables to go with a game.
- Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters by John Steptoe
- Throw Your Tooth on the Roof: Tooth Traditions from Around the World by Selby Beeler and Brian Karas Here are more Tooth traditions.
- Polina’s Day: From Dawn to Dusk in a Russian City by Andry Ilyin
- Cora Cooks Pancit
- While You Are Sleeping by Durga Bernhard
- The Runaway Wok by Ying Chang Compenstine
- Monsoon by Uma Krishnaswami
- Great Wall of Lucy Wu by Wendy Wan-Long Shang
- The Cazuela that the Farm Maiden Stirred by Samantha R Vamos
- Tomas and the Library Lady by Pat Mora
- Apple Pie 4th of July by Janet S. Wong
- Rechenka’s Eggs by Patricia Polacco
- Olivia Goes to Venice by Ian Falconer
- Are We There Yet by Alison Lester
- The Greatest Skating Race by Louise Borden
- Up and Down the Andes by Laurie Krebs and Aurelia Fronty
- What Can You Do with a Paleta by Gary Soto
- My Shoes and I by Rene Colato Lainez
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