Thursday, May 27, 2010

Around the World: One Picture Book at a Time


Reading books about other places and cultures opens up a previously unknown world for children and adults alike.

Picture books have an added dimension: a visual feast within their illustrations.

Sunny, colorful worlds. Quiet, dramatic worlds. Peaceful worlds. Chaotic worlds.

As I mentioned in a previous post, Giving Our Children the World, I want my children to be world travelers, even when we don’t have the ability to go far from home.

Travel is available to anyone with a library card.

The following is a list of beautiful picture books to help you get started on your journey.

I'm over at Simple Homeschool, today. Head on over to read the rest.


Anonymous said...

heidi, thank you for compiling your lists. i'm wondering if you have a list you refer to for your picture and chapter books for geography? I'd love to check out some other titles for other countries.


Camden said...

Thank you for this! How did you know I was thinking, "I wonder if she will do picture book recommendations for a variety of countries..."? I love your blog and have been reading for a while now as we're starting kinder in the fall with my oldest. Thanks for sharing!!!

pragmaticmom said...

Thanks for the book intro. I wanted to share my list of Favorite Picture Books You've Never Heard of at

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