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5 Best Kids' Books About Families All Over The World

It’s a great big world — but it helps us to feel part of a bigger whole when we see what we all have in common. These books show routines from day-to-day life all around the world so children can see the differences, and more importantly the similarities. Ages 4 — 8.

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5 Best Philosophical Picture Books

From the idea of infinity, to the connection we feel to the earth and our place in it, these philosophical books — with their engaging illustrations and intriguing ideas — will give little ones big ideas to ponder…or possibly to talk about with you. Ages 4 — 10.

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5 Best Picture Books About Africa & African Culture

From ancient folk tales, to stories that show the reality of working to have fresh drinking water, these books beautifully and respectfully bring African culture to life in a relatable way. For children with little prior exposure. Ages 4 — 8.


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5 Best Picture Books About Asia & Asian Culture

These books are based on Japanese and Chinese culture, and bring aspects of each culture to life through the stories of interesting and engaging characters. Worth close consideration. Ages 4 — 8.

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5 Best Picture Books About Diversity for Children Ages 4 to 8

Some strong picks here. Marisol McDonald is a mixed-race character, and The Colors of Us talks about the different skin tones that we see in people, described in a disarming way by comparing them to foods — like toasted coconut and peaches and cream. Our other selections are more generally about acceptance and celebration of diversity of appearance and culture. Ages 4 — 8.

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5 Best Picture Books About Native American Culture

Beautiful representation of Native American culture. We Are Grateful is a newer arrival and tells of honoring the seasons, while 13 Moons On Turtle’s Back is an ancient story brought to life in a picture book. All are solid choices and great additions to any home library. Ages 4 — 8.


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5 Best Picture Books About Outer Space

This collection of books about outer space includes inspiring stories like Earthrise — about the effects of the Apollo 8 mission — a child-like version of a checklist for going into outer space yourself, and also a sweet fiction story about a boy who takes a trip to the moon one night and unexpectedly makes a friend. A super worthwhile grouping. Ages 4 — 8.

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5 Best Picture Books for Traveling From Home!

So vacations have been postponed, and there’s not a lot of traveling for pleasure going on right now. It’s a good thing we know how to go anywhere in the world using our imaginations! Enjoy these five picks — as sweet little travel guides, as part of a lesson or just for fun. In this curation, we travel with our littles to England, Africa, Japan and Australia. At the Same Moment, Around the World, shows people doing things at the same time everywhere, and helps children understand the idea of time zones. Ages 4 — 8.

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5 More Best Picture Books for Traveling From Home!

Buckle up! We don’t need an airplane to explore new lands right now. We’ve found five wonderful books that take us to Peru, France, Hawaii, Iran and India. All of these are fun stories to read on their own but also include more information in afterwords to help children learn about the place they’ve just “visited.” Ages 4 — 8.


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5 Best Picture Books About American Frontier Days

From the journal of a young girl whose family of pioneers is moving west, to tales of rough weather and dark nights — any of these five picks is a great way to bring this part of history to life for our little ones. Ages 4 — 10.

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