Multicultural Children's Book Day

Spotlight On A Sponsor: Wisdom Tales Press

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Wisdom Tales Press


It’s almost time!

Our much-anticipated Multicultural Children’s Book Day is TOMORROW {January 27, 2014} and we can’t wait to share this event with you!

As you know Jump Into a Book along with PragmaticMom has been busily working on our upcoming national event Multicultural Children’s Book Day.  Despite census data that shows 37% of the US population consists of people of color, only 10% of children’s books published have diversity content. We want to change that. Our mission is to not only raise awareness for the kid’s books that celebrate diversity, but to get more of these types of books into classrooms and libraries.

To achieve this, Jump into a Book and Pragmatic Mom has organized and is presenting this first-ever event to celebrate diversity in children’s literature. We have several wonderful sponsors (Wisdom Tales Press, Author Susan Daniel Fayad, Chronicle Books and LEE and Low Books) along with generous publishers and authors who have all agreed to donate books to be reviewed in honor of this event.

BUT FIRST, we want to help you get to know MCCBD’s Platinum Sponsor, Wisdom Tales Press.

Wisdom Tales is a children’s book imprint of the award-winning publishing house, World Wisdom.  Wisdom Tales launched in May 2012 and it publishes both children’s and young adult titles.

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Wisdom Tales was created for the purpose of sharing the wisdom, beauty and values of traditional cultures and people from around the world with young readers and their families.

Top Titles from Wisdom Tales Press

Children of the Tipi

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Custer’s Last Battle

Custer's Last Battle

The Knight, the Princess and the Magic Rock

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Fantastic Adventures of Krishna

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The Otter, the Spotted Frog and the Great Flood

The Otter The Spotted Frog and The Great Flood


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Wisdom Tales Press Award Winners:

Compassionate Warrior: The USA Book News 2013 Best Books 2013 Multicultural Non-Fiction Finalist

Knight, the Princess & the Magic Rock: The ForeWord Magazine 2012 Book of the Year Award Picture Books Finalist,The (MIPA) Midwest Independent Publishers Association 2012 Book Achievement Award Illustration: Graphic Silver Medal,The (MIPA) Midwest Independent Publishers Association 2012 Book Achievement Award Interior Layout Silver Medal, The USA Book News 2012 Best Books 2012 Children’s Picture Book: Hardcover FictiFoninalist Finalist USA Book News,The USA Book News 2012 Best Books 2012 Best New Children’s Picture Book Finalist

Otter, the Spotted Frog & the Great Flood: The USA Book News 2013 Best Books 2013 Children’s Picture Book: Hardcover FictiFoninalist

Angels:  USA Book News 2013 Best Books 2013 Children’s Novelty & Gift Book Finalist

Get to Know Wisdom Tales Press:

  1. Why do you think reading to our kids is so important?

Reading to children is fundamentally important, not only for their education, but also as part of their growth as individuals.  Books represent the possibility of bringing different cultures, perspectives and possibilities to young minds in a fun, safe and entertaining way.  Through exposing our children to quality books, whether they are fiction or non-fiction, historical or present day, we offer them the opportunity to experience the entire world from the safety of their own home, and to spark their imagination in new and inviting ways.

2. What has been one of the biggest successes of 2013 for your company?

It would be easy to say that Wisdom Tales’ biggest successes of 2013 was receiving numerous book awards. However, another important success came through attending the National Council of Social Studies conference in St. Louis in November.  During the two days of the conference, we spoke with hundreds of teachers, librarians and teacher-educators. It offered us a chance to engage with our audience in a meaningful and hands-on way. The praise and support that we received from the people we spoke to was overwhelming and encouraging. Our message of multiculturalism, respect and tolerance resonated with many of the attendees. It proved to us that the books that we produce mean as much to their readers as they do to us.


3. What do you look for in quality books to publish?

Wisdom Tales strives to produce exceptional books which will spark the imagination, encourage the development of good character, and help facilitate cross-cultural understanding and awareness. Our books reflect our commitment to help others appreciate the beauty and sacred ways of diverse cultures and traditions. We also try to be as respectful as possible to the artistic traditions of the various cultures we depict.

Once we have decided to publish a particular story, we have a creative team which spends many hours trying to match the best illustrator for each particular book. Most of us at Wisdom Tales have read hundreds, if not thousands, of children’s books; the process can be quite intuitive in some cases and more methodical in others. Since each book is unique, we spend a lot of time deciding on the illustrator, who can bring the book to life in the best possible way.

4. What would you like readers to know about your company?

We believe reading and learning can be fun, even when the moral and educational lessons for children are quite explicit. We will continue to publish beautiful, meaningful, multicultural children’s books and fairy tales which expose young children and teens to different people and cultures. We celebrate this diversity and believe children can learn about tolerance and respect at a young age.


5. What attracted you to the Multicultural Children’s Book Day event?

Multicultural Children’s Book Day really speaks to the heart of all that Wisdom Tales and its books represent.  Created for the purpose of sharing the wisdom and beauty of cultures and people from around the world with young readers and their families, Wisdom Tales focuses on themes of tolerance, diversity, and cross-cultural understanding.


6. Anything else you’d like to add?

All of us at Wisdom Tales are committed to producing beautiful, compelling and qualitative books. Each of us believes deeply in our mission and we invite readers to experience our array of multicultural possibilities that embrace diversity. Exposing young children and teens to different cultures can expand their horizons and help foster understanding and tolerance.

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Pay a Visit to our Multicultural Children’s Book Day Review Bloggers!

These wonderful bloggers all stepped forward and offered to review multicultural children’s books for this event. Please stop by their blogs, review their reviews and say “thank you” for helping us making this event a huge success!

2GirlsLostInaBook · 365 Days of Motherhood · A Bilingual Baby · A Simple Life, Really? · Africa to America · After School Smarty Pants · All Done Monkey · Andi’s Kids Books · Anita Brown Bag  · Austin Gilkeson · Barbara Ann Mojica ·  Books My Kids Read · Bottom Shelf Books · Cats Eat Dogs · Chasing The Donkey · Children’s Book-a-Day Almanac · Children’s Books Heal · Church o Books · CitizenBeta · Crafty Moms Share · Discovering The World Through My Son’s Eyes · Early Words · Flowering Minds · Franticmommy · Gathering Books · GEO Librarian · Gladys Barbieri · Going in Circles · Growing Book by Book · iGame Mom · I’m Not The Nanny · InCulture Parent · Itsy Bitsy Mom · Kid Lit ReviewsKid World Citizen · Kristi’s Book Nook · Mama Lady Books · Mama Smiles · Mission Read · Mother Daughter Book Reviews · Mrs AOk · MrsTeeLoveLifeLaughter · Ms. Yingling Reads · Multicultural Kids Blog · One Sweet World · Open Wide The World · P is for Preschooler · Rapenzel Dreams · School4Boys · Sharon the Librarian · Spanish Playground · Sprout’s Bookshelf · Squishable Baby · Stanley and Katrina · Teach Mama · The Art of Home Education · The Brain Lair · The Educators’ Spin On It · The Family-Ship Experience · The Yellow Door Paperie · This Kid Reviews Books  · Trishap’s Books · Unconventional Librarian · Vicki Arnold · We3Three · World for Learning · Wrapped in Foil 

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