Around the World through Children’s Books

World Map

This is a list of children’s books that I have read that are based in countries other than the United States (that take me from Here to There) or that reflect intercultural themes (that show a new perspective of “Here” through someone from “There”-otherwise known as from There to Here). I have noted at the end which category the book falls into. The list is ongoing and is open to include everything from picture books to young adult writing. Your recommendations in the comments sections are greatly appreciated.

Here to There

Brazil – The Sock Thief by Ana Crespo (PB)

Cambodia – Running Shoes by Frederick Lipp (PB)

China – Noodle Magic by Greenfield Thong (PB)
The Seeing Stick by Jane Yolen (PB)

Cuba – The Surrender Tree: Poems of Cuba’s Struggle for Freedom by Margarita Engle (YA/Poetry)

India – My Mother’s Sari by Sandy Rao (PB)
The Story of Little Babaji by Helen Bannerman (PB)

Ireland – Fiona’s Luck by Teresa Bateman (PB)

Japan – Little Kunoichi: The Ninja Girl by Sanae Ishida (PB)

Kenya – First Come the Zebra by Lynne Barasch (PB)

Nigeria – Amadi’s Snowman by Katia Novet Saint-Lot (PB)

Pakistan – King for a Day by Rukhsana Khan (PB)

There to Here

My Two Blankets by Irena Kobald (PB)

One Green Apple by Eve Bunting (PB)

I’m New Here by Anne Sibley O’Brien (PB)