A-Z Global Children’s Book Club: 26 Diverse Picture Books

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Get ready for the A-Z Global Children’s Book Club! 26 picture books for 26 letters of the alphabet from A-Z, along with global learning the whole family will enjoy!
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It’s here! I’m thrilled to announce the 26 diverse picture books that are part of the A-Z Global Children’s Book Club.

What is the A-Z Global Children’s Book Club?

This is the perfect summer program if you love exploring the world because it helps you and your kids do exactly that…right from the comfort of home! It’s a wonderful way to open our minds and hearts to new perspectives and experiences, and to start the journey of becoming more inclusive and antiracist.

The book club highlights 26 different countries, one for each letter of the alphabet. Each country has a picture book read aloud and a number of other activities – crafts, recipes, music and dance, and lots more. It’s perfect as a homeschool social studies curriculum or just to do some really fun supplemental learning. You can find the resources for each country linked below!

Plus, every single one of our families needs diversified education to foster curiosity, compassion, and empathy. I hope this helps you and your families start doing so.

You can learn more about how and why I started the GCBC right here!

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How I Chose the Diverse Picture Book Titles

In choosing the diverse picture book titles, I tried my best to include as many own voices authors as I could, based on my searches and availability. When own voices books were not available, I tried to find well-reviewed authors who perform extensive research and who strive to avoid both stereotypes and cultural appropriation.

Where to Follow Along with the Diverse Picture Books and Global Children’s Book Club

In the past, I’ve shared more activities and discussions over on my Instagram as well as here on the blog. You can also follow along with your own printable coloring passport booklet that is completely FREE! Here’s where to get it:

Get your FREE Alphabet Printable Passport here!

Be sure to sign up for the Global Children’s Book Club email list below to get all the country info directly to your inbox!

Do I have to have all the books to participate?

No! I pinky promise the book club will be fun and enriching even if you don’t have a single physical copy.

That said, I’ve listed several inexpensive and free sources for each book in an effort to make these books accessible to as many families as possible. Of course, always check your library’s physical and e-collection (Libby is my favorite!).

How long will the virtual field trips be available?

The virtual field trips and educational guides to each country of the book club will be available on my blog indefinitely so you can go at your own pace! I’ve linked each of them to each country name below.

And if you’re looking for the monthly 2021 Global Children’s Book Club, you can go right here!

Read on for all 26 diverse picture books for the 2020 Global Children’s Book Club! And if you’re looking for everything on one page, here’s a printable book list!

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Global Children’s Book Club: Diverse Picture Books for Families

June 8th-July 3rd, 2020

A is for Australia

Book: Diary of a Wombat by Jackie French

Where to find it:
Amazon for $7.19
Bookshop.org for $7.35 (you can support local bookstores and still shop online here!)
Abebooks for $4.71
Discoverbooks for $4.49 (their mission is to keep books out of landfills and promote global literacy; you can use this link for 15% off)

B is for Brazil

Book: Fuzz McFlops by Eva Furnari

Where to find it:
Amazon for $11.10
Bookshop.org for $12.95 (you can support local bookstores and still shop online here!)
Abebooks for $6.62

C is for Cambodia

Book: The Cambodian Dancer by Daryn Reicherter

Where to find it:
Amazon for $$7.79
Kindle for $7.40
Bookshop.org for $7.35 (you can support local bookstores and still shop online here!)
Abebooks for $3.75

D is for Dominican Republic

Book: Islandborn by Junot Diaz

Where to find it:
Amazon for $11.69
Kindle for $10.99
Bookshop.org for $16.54 (you can support local bookstores and still shop online here!)
Abebooks for $3.19
Audible for $5.95 (or you can get one free book with the free trial)

E is for Ethiopia

Book: Fire on the Mountain by Jane Kurtz

Where to find it:
Amazon for $8.99
Bookshop.org for $8.99 (you can support local bookstores and still shop online here!)
Abebooks for $3.96
Discoverbooks for $4.49 (their mission is to keep books out of landfills and promote global literacy; you can use this link for 15% off)

F is for France

Book: The Little Prince Read-Aloud Storybook based on the book by Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Where to find it:
Amazon for $9.08
Kindle for $6.99
Bookshop.org for $11.95 (you can support local bookstores and still shop online here!)
Abebooks for $2.50

G is for Greece

Book: Sky Cloud City by Maria Kamoulakou

Where to find it:
On the author’s website
Amazon for $18.95
Bookshop.org for $17.43 (you can support local bookstores and still shop online here!)
Abebooks for $4.48

H is for Hungary

Book: Roses in the Snow: A Tale of Saint Elizabeth of Hungary by Dessi Jackson

Where to find it:
Amazon for $9.99
Abebooks for $30.75

I is for India

Book: 10 Gulab Jamuns by Sandhya Acharya

Where to find it:
Amazon for $14.95
Kindle for $6.99
Abebooks for $21.40

J is for Japan

Book: Grandfather’s Journey by Allen Say

Where to find it:
Amazon for $7.99
Kindle for $5.99
Bookshop.org for $7.35 (you can support local bookstores and still shop online here!)
Abebooks for $2.59
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 $9.95 (or you can get one free book with the free trial)
Available on Freetime Unlimited

K is for Kenya

Book: Seeds of Change: Wangari’s Gift to the World by Jen Cullerton Johnson

Where to find it:
Amazon for $14.28
Bookshop.org for $18.35 (you can support local bookstores and still shop online here!)
Abebooks for $12.95

L is for Latvia

Book: Queen of Seagulls by Ruta Briede

Where to find it:
Amazon for $23.07
Abebooks for $3.14

M is for Morocco

Book: The Storyteller by Evan Turk

Where to find it:
Amazon for $13.69
Kindle for $10.99
Bookshop.org for $17.46 (you can support local bookstores and still shop online here!)
Abebooks for $3.00

N is for Navajo Nation

Book: Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story by Kevin Noble Maillard

Where to find it:
Amazon for $12.99
Kindle for $9.99
Bookshop.org for $17.47 (you can support local bookstores and still shop online here!)
Abebooks for $13.66

O is for Oman

Book: The Adventures of Chee and Dae in Majlis Jinn by Saniya Chughtai

Where to find it:
Amazon for $14.99
Kindle for $9.99
Available on Kindle Unlimited
Bookshop.org for $14.99 (you can support local bookstores and still shop online here!)
Abebooks for $14.53

P is for Peru

Book: Kusikiy a Child from Taquile, Peru by Mercedes Cecilia

Where to find it:
Amazon for $35.00
Kindle for $7.99
Abebooks for $43.07

Q is for Qatar

Book: Hamda and Fisaikra by Kaltham Al-Ghanem

Where to find it:
Amazon for $8.86
Abebooks for $3.98
Discoverbooks for $4.10 (their mission is to keep books out of landfills and promote global literacy; you can use this link for 15% off)

R is for Russia

Book: The Noisy Paint Box: The Colors and Sounds of Kandinsky’s Abstract Art by Barb Rosenstock

Where to find it:
Amazon for $13.79
Kindle for $10.99
Bookshop.org for $16.55 (you can support local bookstores and still shop online here!)
Abebooks for $12.08

S is for South Korea

Book: The Name Jar by Yangsook Choi

Where to find it:
Amazon for $6.99
Kindle for $7.99
Bookshop.org for $7.35 (you can support local bookstores and still shop online here!)
Abebooks for $4.00
Audible for $ (or you can get one free book with the free trial)

T is for Thailand

Book: Hush! A Thai Lullaby by Minfong Ho

Where to find it:
Amazon for $6.49
Bookshop.org for $6.43 (you can support local bookstores and still shop online here!)
Abebooks for $3.97
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)

U is for Ukraine

Book: Enough by Marsha Skrypuch

Where to find it:
Amazon for $9.95
Bookshop.org for $9.95 (you can support local bookstores and still shop online here!)
Abebooks for $9.74

V is for Venezuela

Book: Wings and Dreams: The Legend of Angel Falls by Irania Patterson

Where to find it:
Amazon for $17.58
Abebooks for $27.73
Discoverbooks for $ (their mission is to keep books out of landfills and promote global literacy; you can use this link for 15% off)

W is for Wales

Book: Slop! A Welsh Folktale by Margaret Read MacDonald

Where to find it:
Amazon for $35.00
Abebooks for $5.28
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)

X is for MeXico

Book: What Can You Do With a Paleta? by Carmen Tafolla

Where to find it:
Amazon for $6.19
Kindle for $4.99
Bookshop.org for $7.35 (you can support local bookstores and still shop online here!)
Abebooks for $6.06

Y is for Yemen

Book: The Enchanted Lake by Leena Jamil

Where to find it:
Amazon for $10.79
Abebooks for $2.13

Z is for Zimbabwe

Book: Zandi Finds Ubuntu by Tererai Trent

Where to find it:
Amazon for $12.95
Kindle for $4.99
Bookshop.org for $12.95 (you can support local bookstores and still shop online here!)
Abebooks for $14.50

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