I’m thrilled you’re ready to join in on the Global Children’s Book Club by reading some incredible and diverse multicultural children’s literature with us this year.
What Kinds of Multicultural Children’s Books Will We Read?
We’ll be reading books from 12 different countries over the course of the year. Each month/country will have one chapter book and 4 picture books (roughly one for each week). Additionally, each country will have a family learning guide with crafts, recipes, videos, and more to learn about the country in addition to the books. Feel free to participate in as much or as little as you’d like!
If you’re joining late, all the resources will remain available, so you can access and learn at any time – for FREE!
In choosing the books, I’ve heavily prioritized own voices authors whenever possible. I’ve included books that provide insight into local cultures, thought, challenges, and people.
What Ages for the Multicultural Children’s Literature Chapter Books and Picture Books
The Global Children’s Book Club is designed to be a connective and educational experience for families of all ages. The picture books are generally aimed at children ages 3-8, but older kids often love them, as well. I find that older children often still love read alouds and illustrations, even when they are strong readers themselves!
A few chapter books are aimed at slightly younger audiences (5-8), while some are geared to kids up to age 10 or 12. I recommend doing a bit of your own research to ensure the content is age-appropriate (and on par for maturity) for your children.
How does the book club work?
You can find all the details on this FREE virtual global book club for families right here! We’ll have discussions, storytimes, crafts, recipes, and much more. In the meantime, you can sign up to stay up to date by entering your email below. Be sure to follow along on Instagram for the discussions and additional updates!
How do I keep track of my reading?
How do I join the Global Children’s Book Club?
You can pop in your email below to make sure you stay up to date on all the details! And please follow along on Instagram for updates!
Multicultural Book List for Kids: Travel The World Through Books
Here’s the 2021 multicultural children’s book list – 1 chapter book per month and 4 picture books per month (roughly one per week). I can’t wait to read and discuss them with you!
Philippines Chapter Book for Kids
Philippines Picture Books
Journey for Justice: The Life of Larry Itliong: Available on Amazon
February: US Black History
Black History Month Chapter Book for Kids
Black History Month Picture Books. . .
March: United Kingdom
United Kingdom Chapter Book for Kids
- Find it on Amazon, Bookshop.org, Abebooks, Thriftbooks, Target, Walmart, Barnes & Noble, Kindle (free with a Kindle Unlimited free trial)
- Available on Audible (free with an Audible Plus free trial)
United Kingdom Picture Books. . .
Chile Chapter Book for Kids
Chile Picture Books
Vietnam Chapter Book for Kids
Vietnam Picture Books
Botswana Chapter Book for Kids
Botswana Picture Books
Iran Chapter Book for Kids
Iran Picture Books
Somalia Chapter Book for Kids
Somalia Picture Books
Haiti Chapter Book for Kids
Haiti Picture Books
Pakistan Chapter Book for Kids
Pakistan Picture Books
November: US/Canada Indigenous Peoples
Native American Chapter Book for Kids
Native American Picture Books
Sweden Chapter Book for Kids
Sweden Picture Books
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