Books are a wonderful way to expand your child's world. Through books we have traveled to places we will probably never visit.
The following list is picture books we have enjoyed. Families preferences vary and you may want to pre-read them first to check the modesty in photos and references to idol worship.
Children Just Like Me by Barnabas Kindersley
All around the world are children who live in homes, do their chores, play games and enjoy their families.
People by Peter Spier
Celebrate the differences in people around the world with Spier's wonderful drawings.
One World, One Day - by Barbara Kerley
Photos of children around the world doing things every child does.
Nine O'Clock Lullaby by Marilyn Singer
Introduction to the time zones.
How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World by Marjorie Priceman
Look at the ingredients on your shelf in a whole new way.
From Arapesh to Zuni by Karen Lewis
An alaphbet book from Wycliffe sharing a short description of a people group who does not have a Bible in their own language. Last year we read one page a week and gathered some ideas from Mother's Bible to learn more about the people or country.
What the World Eats by Peter Menzel
I don't consider this a children's book but found it in the children's department of our library. I brought it home just for the photos but ended up reading most of it. Families around the world are photographed with the food they eat for one week. The contrast between refugees in Chad and middle class America is startling. This book prompted a lot of conversations on nutrition. If you like this book, look for Material World by the same author.
Have fun with your world travels from the couch!
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