2020 Global Children’s Book Club: Diverse Chapter Books

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It’s here – the list of diverse chapter books for the Global Children’s Book Club!

You guys have been SO anxious and excited over on Instagram. It just gives me all the feels knowing there are so many families who are committed to providing their kids with diverse perspectives and stories from around the globe. If you’re not sure how it all works, go read this intro post about the Global Children’s Book Club.

For this virtual summer book club, we’ll focus on 3 globally inspired children’s chapter books. We’ll read one each for the months of June, July, and August. We’ll also have 26 picture books based on 26 different countries – one for each letter of the alphabet – go see that list of diverse picture books here!

Get your FREE Alphabet Printable Passport here!

 

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Global Children’s Book Club Chapter Chapter Book Age Ranges

I’ve had a lot of questions about what age the books will reach. I wanted to make this program accessible to as many families as possible. Because of that, I’ve chosen one primarily aimed at early elementary schoolers (age 5-8), one aimed at middle elementary schoolers (age 7-9), and one aimed at older elementary/early middle schoolers (age 9-12).

While these are the recommended ages, I’ve tried hard to choose books that will appeal to a wide variety of ages. It’s my goal that the “younger” books will still be plenty interesting for older kiddos, and that the “older” books won’t be far too complex or intense for younger families.

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Where To Participate in Diverse Chapter Books Discussions

I’ll be leading weekly discussions over on my Instagram. I’ll also send out weekly emails with discussion prompts/questions, author insights, and more. Be sure to sign up below to receive the emails!

Here’s the 2020 Global Children’s Book Club discussion schedule!

 

How Much Does It Cost?

The program is completely free both here on the blog and on Instagram!

It’s also really important to me to allow as many families as possible access to the program. So for each book, I’m providing a list of locations for purchase, several of which are cheap or free.

 

 

Without further ado, here are the 3 chapter books for the 2020 Global Children’s Book Club! And if you’re looking for all of them in one place, here’s a printable book list!

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2020 Global Children’s Book Club: Diverse Chapter Books

 

JUNE: Juana and Lucas by Juana Medina

Target Age Range: 4-8
Number of Pages: 96
Author: Juana Medina was born in Bogota, Colombia, and has earned a number of awards for her writing and illustrations. She currently resides in Washington DC.
About the book: Juana is a spunky and smart Colombian girl who loves her dog, Lucas, and hates learning English. Funny and sweet with delightful illustrations, this book will charm readers of a variety of ages.

Where to find it:
Amazon for $7.59
Bookshop.org for $7.35 (you can support local bookstores and still shop online here!)
Discoverbooks for $4.29 (their mission is to keep books out of landfills and promote global literacy; you can use this link for 15% off)
Audible for $13.99 (or you can get one free book with the free trial)
Libro.fm for $19.49 (audiobooks that support local bookstores; get your first month free with this link)

 

JULY: Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin

Target Age Range: 7-10
Number of Pages: 278
Author: Author Grace Lin has written and illustrated a number of books for young readers, including picture books and chapter books. She lives in Massachusetts.
About the book: An Asian-inspired fantasy based on Chinese folk tales. After hearing the folktales from her father, Minli heads off on a journey of her own. Also includes beautiful illustrations by the author.

Where to find it:

Amazon for $9.95
Bookshop.org for $11.03 (you can support local bookstores and still shop online here!)
Abebooks for $6.95
Audible for $14.95
Libro.fm for $19.60 (audiobooks that support local bookstores; get your first month free with this link)

 

AUGUST: The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind Young Readers Edition by William Kamkwamba (Author), Bryan Mealer (Author), Anna Hymas (Illustrator)

Target Age Range: 9-12
Number of Pages: 304
About the book: When William was a boy, his village in Malawi experienced a severe drought, leaving them unable to grow crops. After doing some research, he figured out how to build a windmill. He was then able to create electricity to pump water into the village. (Nonfiction)

Where to find it:

Amazon for $8.19
Bookshop.org for $8.27 (you can support local bookstores and still shop online here!)
Abebooks for $2.92
Audible for $14.95
Libro.fm for $12.99 (audiobooks that support local bookstores; get your first month free with this link)

 

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