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Welcome to Weekend Links! This is my once-a-week round up of the children’s books and kidlit that has crossed my path during my online travels. With Multicultural Children’s Book Day just around the corner (1/27/18 to be exact), as you can imagine my world is filled with eye-catching and relevant book titles that are a perfect fit for our diverse kids’ books online holiday.
There are many, many standouts…too many to mention in one blog post, but for now I’d like to share my recent list of Diverse Books Recommendations. Enjoy!
Tessie Tames Her Tongue by Melissa Martin, Ph.D.
Tessie is bright and eager to share all the stories about her life. She talks to her parents, her little brother, the bus driver, her teacher, and her classmates. But when she gets chatty, she’s loud . . . and talks with her mouth full of food . . . and doesn’t give anyone else a chance to say what’s on their minds. After her little brother complains and her classmates ignore her, Tessie knows it’s time to tame her talkative tongue. With help from her school counselor, Tessie learns to talk less and listen more.
This colorful and well written diverse picture book is just as impress as the person who wrote it! Melissa is Ohio Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC-S), Registered Play Therapist (RPT-S) and this book is a “must read” for 2018.
Titles from Tuttle
Tuttle Publishing always has beautiful diverse books for kids and the ones that I’ve seen for 2017/2018 do not disappoint.
My First Book of Korean Words is a beautifully illustrated book that introduces young children to Korean language and culture through everyday words.
My First Book of Vietnamese Words: This Vietnamese children’s book teaches in a playful way—combining the familiar ABC rhyming structure with vivid illustrations to encourage young children’s natural language learning abilities. Words kids use every day in English are joined by words unique to Vietnamese culture to give kids a glimpse of Vietnamese life and to show how, despite cultural differences, children all over the world have a lot in common.
My First Book of Chinese Words introduces young children to basic words and concepts in the Chinese language through colorful rhymes and beautiful imagery.
Tales Our Abuelitas Told: A Hispanic Folktale Selection by Isabel Campoy and Almo Flor Ada
If I could sum up the books from both of these authors in one word it would be enchanting.
Both of these amazing author have a multitude of beautiful diverse pictures books and this pair has done several collaborative books as well. Tales Our Abuelitas Told: A Hispanic Folktale Selection is one of those books.
On Your Mark, Get Set, Go! by Alva Sachs
Justin, Mario, and Marcus are best friends. Saturday is their favorite day! They wait all week to hang out together, but this Saturday is different. What happened? It takes all three of them and their dads to make this Saturday the best ever.
Anyone who has boys will read this book and smile 🙂
What Amazing Diverse Books Recommendations do YOU have to share?