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Weekend Links: The Thrill of Multicultural Children’s Book Day

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Of course the big news this week was the occurrence and success of Multicultural Children’s Book Day on 1/27. This huge online nation event continues to grow and be successful beyond our wildest dreams. As you can imagine, it is a monumental amount of work for myself, co-founder Mia Wenjen and our support team of Becky and Susan M. It is such an important event and such a rewarding project. Read more about our mission here.

I love this wonderful video that Platinum Sponsor StoryQuest Books was kind enough to create for the event.

There were SO MANY amazing book review with activities offered up by our review bloggers in honor of this event. In fact, if you visit our MCCBD Link-up, you’ll see over 250 multicultural book reviews from several hundred reviewers.

Here are some of my top picks.


Trinitoga: Stories of a Life in a Roughed Up Tough Love No Good Hood Shout Mouse Press book review from Squishable Baby


I love the graffiti project that Lisa did as a book extension with this review to help her kids understand the complex characters in the book.


Drum Dream Girl: A Book Review and fun drum-making craft from Here Wee Read


Do You Have a Thinking Girl or Boy? It’s time for a Goosebottom Booklist

The Thinking Girl's Treasury of Dastardly Dames
Picture Books About Japan from Mama Smiles

picture books about Japam

Hot Air Balloon Craft For Kids Inspired By The Stories I’ll Tell from Playdough & Popsicles


I also adore this delightful hot air balloon craft that goes along with the book!

book extension

Spanish Places Vocabulary: Book and Writing Activity from Spanish Playground


The Case of the Missing Museum Archives by Capstone Young Readers review and companion activities from Wise Old Owl Factory


Feb 8th, Year of the Monkey! Chinese New Year Crafts, Books and More from Pragmaticmom

books for Chinese New Year

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