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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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

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

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I realize handwritten letters is not as popular anymore and have largely been replaced by electronic mail but I still think a handwritten letter, or drawings is a very personal and warm way to communicate love and thoughts.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

Bloomability- a book review

Bloomability by Sharon Creech Sharon Creech (born July 29, 1945) is an American writer of children’s books. Sharon has written over 20 books for children and young adults. She is the first writer to win both the American Newbery Award (for Walk Two Moons) and the British *Carnegie Medal (Ruby Holler). *note: The Carnegie Medal … Continue reading Bloomability- a book review

Magi From The East – Epiphany

Today, January 6th, is epiphany. Epiphany or Three Kings' Day is a Christian feast day that celebrates the revelation of God. In Western Christianity, the feast commemorates principally the visit of the Magi to the Christ child. A group of Kings (no where in the New Testament does it say there were three!) arrived from … Continue reading Magi From The East – Epiphany

Boarding Pass – children’s books on planes and air travel

  For many of you, flying with kids in tow is now as common as hopping in the car. Families living overseas seem to fly even more often then when I was a child. For our family, the first trip across the Atlantic was actually by boat, on the Queen Mary, which took 6 days … Continue reading Boarding Pass – children’s books on planes and air travel

Christmas Around The World – New Mexico

Christmas Around The World Today, let’s leave snow drifts behind and head down to Northern New Mexico to a Hispanic community in the village of San Juan. The Farolitos of Christmas by Rudolfo Anaya, illustrated by Edward Gonzales (1990) For ages 5-9 Luz, is a young Hispanic girl, living with her mother and grandfather, during … Continue reading Christmas Around The World – New Mexico