The Reading Corner
Infant/Toddler: Babies around the World by Puck (Author), Violet Lemay (Illustrator)
Babies around the World: Dancing by Tamara Barker (Author), Violet Lemay (Illustrator)
Bonjours! Ça va? Say hello to international babies as you tour the world from morning to nighttime. The journey starts on a sunny day in New York City and ends on a beautiful San Francisco night, with stops in Mexico City, Rio de Janeiro, London, Paris, Cape Town, Cairo, Beijing, and Tokyo. These friendly babies welcome us to their cities with delightful greetings in their original languages (with English translations) in a simple narration that will appeal to any global mini citizen.
Samba, hip-hop, and tango. Dance away with an international lineup of babies in this fantastic follow-up to Babies Around the World. The journey takes us from the Bollywood dancers in India to the dragon dancers in China, with stops in Brazil, South Africa, the United States, and many more countries. These friendly babies welcome us to their homes with lots of rhythm and uplifting dance moves. Let’s boogie with them all around this musical planet.
Preschool: Celebrate! The Holidays by Sophia Day
Experience the wonder and delight of the winter holidays! With a universal spirit of giving, celebrate holidays from a variety of cultural backgrounds. Come along and see how experiencing others’ traditions can deepen friendships and promote empathy and understanding. Holidays illustrated in this book include Christmas, Hanukkah, Ramadan, Kwanzaa, New Year’s Eve and Asian New Year (Lunar New Year or Spring Festival).
This book showcases diversity in positive ways with characters that span various cultures, ethnicities, family situations, physical challenges, and more. Readers of all backgrounds will see themselves in these pages while learning to value the diversity within their own community and being exposed to differences from around the world.
School-Age: Say Something by Peter H. Reynolds
In this empowering new picture book, beloved author Peter H. Reynolds explores the many ways that a single voice can make a difference. Each of us, each and every day, have the chance to say something: with our actions, our words, and our voices. Perfect for kid activists everywhere, this timely story reminds readers of the undeniable importance and power of their voice. There are so many ways to tell the world who you are...what you are thinking...and what you believe. And how you'll make it better.