This is how we do it – A book review

This is How We Do It - One Day in the lives of Seven Kids Around the World by Matt Lamothe (2017) Recommended for: Kindergarten through Third Grade This informative and eye-catching picture book follows the daily lives of real kids in seven different countries through the globe: Italy, Japan, Iran, India, Uganda and Russia. … Continue reading This is how we do it – A book review

Books on moving and transitions for TCKs (newly updated)

Moving is part of the package (no pun intended) of a third culture kid. Boxes, crates, suitcases, packing and unpacking were all fixtures of my childhood experience. By the time I was 13,our family had moved 9 times. Move back to France - Fall 1970Each place has special memories, each new home or apartment has … Continue reading Books on moving and transitions for TCKs (newly updated)

Book of A Thousand Days by Shannon Hale – a book review

I can’t tell you how much I enjoy reading ANYTHING by Shannon Hale. My favorites are Princess Academy (nothing girly about this one), Book of A Thousand Days and Goose Girl. Although I would love to talk about all three books, today I want to focus on Book of A Thousand Days since it is … Continue reading Book of A Thousand Days by Shannon Hale – a book review

Benjamin’s Box – a book review and activity leading up to Easter

Easter is two weeks away. In the Western part of the world, Spring is either here or just around the corner. We are uncertain here in the US if we will be able to meet together on Easter Sunday as the Coronavirus continues to spread. Wherever you are and whatever your situation, I highly recommend … Continue reading Benjamin’s Box – a book review and activity leading up to Easter

When Christmas Feels Like Home – a book review

When CHRISTMAS feels like HOME by Gretchen Griffith Illustrated by Carolina Farias (2013) When Christmas feels like Home will definitely resonate with third culture kids. Even reading it as an adult, it brought back memories of Christmas’ in new places, far from the home(s) I just moved from, when there was that deep longing for … Continue reading When Christmas Feels Like Home – a book review

Time Zones – picture book reviews

Time Zones - picture book reviews Every third culture kid should own a book about time zones. I love that there are so many available now. The following books are my top picks. They explain the concept well, some at a level even preschool kids can understand. Wherever you are, your child will get a … Continue reading Time Zones – picture book reviews

Forward Me Back to You by Mitali Perkins – a YA book review

Forward Me Back to You by Mitali Perkins - a YA book review Published: 2019 For grade 9 and up From the first pages of this book, I plunged right into the heart and lives of the two main characters of Mitali Perkins’ most recent YA novel and didn’t want to resurface until the book … Continue reading Forward Me Back to You by Mitali Perkins – a YA book review

Heidi’s Third Culture Kids Picture Book Top Picks

Heidi’s Top Picks - Third Culture Kids Picture books I had the opportunity to chat with Heidi recently on email. We discovered we both share a passion for children’s books, specifically third culture kids books. Heidi collects third culture kid books and has created multiple boards on her pinterest site with lists of books that … Continue reading Heidi’s Third Culture Kids Picture Book Top Picks

Tell Me About Heaven – review of children’s books about Heaven

Heaven - a booklist As I mentioned in my last blog post, my mom went to heaven in early April. As I walk through this journey of grief I have been reading Randy Alcorn’s book Heaven. It has comforted me and given me hope. It has offered me a glimpse of heaven that I have … Continue reading Tell Me About Heaven – review of children’s books about Heaven