2020 Global Children’s Book Club: Diverse Picture Books

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Get ready for the 2020 Global Children’s Book Club! 26 days of A-Z countries, diverse picture books, and global learning the whole family will enjoy!

 

It’s here! I’m thrilled to announce the 26 diverse picture books that are part of the 2020 Global Children’s Book Club.

If you’d like to learn more about the book club, you can read all the details right here.

Starting on Monday, June 8th, we’ll do a virtual global alphabet countdown. We’ll spend 26 days (one for each letter of the alphabet) learning about a different country each day, and will discuss a picture book to go along with each. I’m thrilled!

Get your FREE Alphabet Printable Passport here!

 

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Why We’re Reading Diverse Picture Books

There is still hate and bias in the world and in each of us. It’s our job and our work to stop it. Though we’ve been culturally conditioned with implicit bias and systemic/individual racism, we can each do something about that. We can be actively anti-racist. We can work to change our homes and our hearts, as well as those of our children.

Diverse global learning is a wonderful starting point, especially for children, to connect with the world and its people. I hope that by planting seeds of understanding, appreciation, and respect through diversity education, that we can foster empathy and compassion in our families and in our communities. Please join it. Every single one of our families needs it.

You can read more about the reasons we work to connect our kids to the world.

How I Chose the Titles

Today I’m sharing the 26 global picture books we’ll discuss through the 2020 program. (I previously shared the 3 diverse chapter books we’ll read.)

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 were researched and who strive to avoid both stereotypes and cultural appropriation.

We’ll also have a special Juneteenth day in the middle of the book club! I’m thrilled to be able to take that day to honor this special holiday. You can find the information for the Juneteenth book for kids here.

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

I’m thrilled that we’ll have activities both on Instagram as well as here on the blog. For over half of the books, we’ll have interviews and virtual read alouds from the authors themselves!! (I’ve placed an asterisk* after the names of the authors who are participating. While I hope this is mostly finalized, it is subject to change.) We’ll also have discussion each day on Instagram stories.

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

Here, I’ll be sharing fun facts, activities, recipes, and other book suggestions. Be sure to sign up for the Global Children’s Book Club email list below so you can get the info in advance of each week (helpful if you want to plan a recipe!).

I’ll also be sharing some fun extras on there and keeping you up to date with all the happenings from the book list, so you don’t want to miss it!

 

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 can’t read a single one on your own. Plus, we’ll have plenty that will be read aloud!

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

What are the dates?

You can find the full schedule here!

Can I join late or start on a different date?

Of course! You’re more than welcome to join anytime. Just sign up to make sure you receive all the resources, and you can check the highlight bubbles on my Instagram page.

Do be aware that many of the author read alouds/discussions will only be live for a short period of time (some only 24 hours) due to copyright restrictions, but the other materials will have a permanent home.

 

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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