Kids Read: Russia

We will definitely look for more books from Russia in the future. Last week and this week we read primarily folktales because of #folktaleweek on Instagram. Artists from around the world shared their work centered around several themes. A few #bookstagram accounts and I joined together to highlight folktales from around the world using the… Continue reading Kids Read: Russia

Chickens Around the World (and in Our Backyard)

In August, after a year and a half of planning (and building), we took the plunge and got three hens. I decided to search and see how many countries I could represent with children's books about chickens. There are a surprising number of great chicken books around! I would love to find some books set… Continue reading Chickens Around the World (and in Our Backyard)

Books Worth Checking Out

After we read books from Germany a few weeks ago someone suggested I look up the German author Sebastian Messcenmoser. Luckily our local library had two of his books.  They are absolutely adorable. Waiting for Winter, published by Kane Miller, tells the story of a  squirrel, who is quite perplexed when his friend Deer mentions the possibility… Continue reading Books Worth Checking Out

Upper Elementary Books Update

There are a few upper elementary/middle school books I am adding to my lists for countries we have already visited using books. Working with primarily 4th graders this year, I am now also looking to diversify my classroom library. Australia - Bindi by Aboriginal Australian writer Kirli Saunders and Aboriginal Australian illustrator Dub Leffler, published by Magabala Books, is… Continue reading Upper Elementary Books Update

Picture Book Update

Today I'm sharing four picture books that have popped up on my radar since reading books from those countries. Somalia - The Travels of Igal Shidad: A Somali Folktale, retold by Kelly Dupre, illustrated by Somali-Canadian Amin Amir, translated into Somali for this bilingual book, and published by the Minnesota Humanities Center is the story of… Continue reading Picture Book Update

Kids Read: Germany

We have been reading books from Germany for the past few weeks. I was waiting for some of them to come in from the library and abroad, and am working on figuring out our new back-to-school schedule. We also just love Grimm's Fairy Tales, so we lingered reading them. You can look further down this… Continue reading Kids Read: Germany

Kids Read: France

This week we read books from France. There seem to be more and more picture books coming to the market in the United States from France, some that have been translated, and some that were written in English. We even found a wordless book, which was fun! While we were housebound because of flooding nearby,… Continue reading Kids Read: France