Grandmother and I – 16 picture books about grandparents

We often forget of the great sacrifice that grandparents too have to make when their children and grandchildren leave to move overseas or if you are a grandparent living overseas. My mom will never forget that moment, years ago, as they prepared to return overseas. As we reached their front door, Laura, her granddaughter, then … Continue reading Grandmother and I – 16 picture books about grandparents

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You’ve Got Mail! 10 picture books about letters and mail

I realize handwritten letters is not as popular anymore and have largely been replaced by electronic mail but I still think a handwritten letter, or drawings is a very personal and warm way to communicate love and thoughts. When I was eight years old, my classmates and I attended a month long ski camp in … Continue reading You’ve Got Mail! 10 picture books about letters and mail

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

Sally Lloyd-Jones – Part 4 of my series on third culture children’s authors

Sally Lloyd-Jones - Part IV in my series on Third Culture Kid Children's authors I'm so excited to introduce you to yet another third culture kid children's author: Sally Lloyd-Jones. Sally is a New York Times bestselling children’s book writer. Her books include How To Be A Baby… By Me, the Big Sister’, Gold Book … Continue reading Sally Lloyd-Jones – Part 4 of my series on third culture children’s authors

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

Anna’s Summer Songs – poems by Mary Steele

April Showers Brings May Flowers - poetry Monday Lena Anderson is a Swedish author and an illustrator of children's and young adult books. Some of her most popular books translated from Swedish include Hedge Hog, Pig, and the Sweet Little Friend, Hedgehog's Secret, Linnea in Monet's Garden, Tick-Tock, Tea for Ten, Stina series and Bunny … Continue reading Anna’s Summer Songs – poems by Mary Steele