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

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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

Books on moving and transitions for TCKs

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. Each place has special memories, each new home or apartment has its own stories. I remember the … Continue reading Books on moving and transitions for TCKs

Besos For Baby – guest book review by Elise Varella

For today’s post, I have a special guest - Elise Varella. She is a third culture kid who grew up in Mexico. Her mom, Vicki, was a former college roommate and friend of mine. Vicki and her husband, Art, who is Hispanic American dated at the same time as my husband, Tim and I, and … Continue reading Besos For Baby – guest book review by Elise Varella

Peanut Butter Friends in a Chop Suey World – a book review

Peanut Butter Friends in a Chop Suey World byDeb Brammer (1994) For ages 8-12 Although a bit dated, this is a one-of-a-kind book for older third culture kids who is adjusting to life overseas, written from a Christian perspective. Summary Peanut Butter Friends in a Chop Suey World is a novel about a family who … Continue reading Peanut Butter Friends in a Chop Suey World – 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. I wanted to mention this book, Benjamin's Box. It is currently available as an ebook for just $1.99 on Amazon (and includes the audio). It is a great way to reflect on the resurrection … Continue reading Benjamin’s Box – a book review and activity leading up to Easter

What Then, Raman? – a book review

What then Raman? by Shirley L. Arora (1960) For ages 8-12 Every now and then I come across an older children’s book that in my opinion, should be listed as a children’s classic. This book is one of those. Although it is relatively unknown, I think it should stand along side of Frances Hodgson Burnett's … Continue reading What Then, Raman? – a book review