Katherine Paterson – part 7 of my series on Third Culture Kids children’s authors

Katherine Paterson - Part 7 in the series on third culture kid children’s authors Today, I’m continuing my series on third culture kid children’s authors. If you have not read my previous posts in this series, here are the TCK authors I’ve blogged about so far - you can scroll back through my older posts … Continue reading Katherine Paterson – part 7 of my series on Third Culture Kids children’s authors

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Adoption books for third culture kids

I have received many inquiries from families living overseas asking for children’s book recommendations on the theme of adoption. Since we do not have adopted children, I asked for advice from several families I know who have, as well as researched and read stacks of adoption books on my own. I am thankful to Cindy … Continue reading Adoption books for third culture kids

Library Lions – 6 pictures books about libraries around the world

  I recently visited New York city. The highlight of our trip was a stop at the New York Public Library. I was thrilled to finally meet the famous lion sculptures. Edward Clark Potter’s lions have stood proudly at the entrance of the New York Public Library since it’s opening in 1911. Their names have … Continue reading Library Lions – 6 pictures books about libraries around the world

Anne Sibley O’Brien – Part 5 on Third Culture Kids Children’s authors

Anne Sibley O'Brien - Part 5 of series on third culture kid children's book authors Wow, I can't believe how long it's been since I last posted a blog entry!!! These last few months have been a whirlwind of book orders going out around the world. In 2016, Kids Books Without Borders has sent out … Continue reading Anne Sibley O’Brien – Part 5 on Third Culture Kids Children’s authors

Mikis and the Donkey by Tak – a book review

Mikis and the Donkey by Bibi Dumon Tak, illustrated by Philip Hopman - a book review I sat down and read this book in one sitting. It's hard to put down - not because it's an edge-of-your-seat adventure or a nail-biting suspense but because of the simplicity of the story. In this short novel, the … Continue reading Mikis and the Donkey by Tak – a book review

Let’s Eat! Picture books about food around the world

Advocates of multicultural children's literature critique the fact that children's books that highlight other cultures and diversity often center around the four Fs: food, festivals, fashion and folklore. I agree that authors, educators, and parents need to delve deeper into other aspects of culture, issues such as identity and belonging, but as someone who grew … Continue reading Let’s Eat! Picture books about food around the world

Rickshaw Girl and Tiger Boy – Mitali Perkins

Mitali Perkins A friend of mine in Romania recently mentioned these books by Mitali Perkins to me - I had previously read Bamboo People by her and loved it, so I checked these two books: Rickshaw Girl (2008) and Tiger Boy (2015) from the library. I devoured Rickshaw Girl in one sitting, and read Tiger Boy … Continue reading Rickshaw Girl and Tiger Boy – Mitali Perkins