Today’s picture books are sweet, inspiring, and powerful reads; each of which show in their own ways how all people around the world are beautiful! About how it is really okay to be different, and how each one of us is uniquely us! So read on for more about these books that are sure to warm your heart and bring a smile to your face.
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Today’s Featured Books
All People Are Beautiful
Title: All People Are Beautiful
Author: Vincent Kelly
Illustrator: Cha Consul
Length: 32 pages
Genre: Children’s Multicultural Books (4 – 8 years, and up)
Publisher: Greater You Books (April 2, 2021)
Source: e-ARC from NetGalley
My Quick Thoughts: A fantastic concept that is executed in an innovative fashion! Children learn to embrace diversity in this narrative that is warm, wonderful, and straightforward. Readers discover – delightfully – that no matter our differences, there is one thing we all have in common – we are all beautiful in our own way!
The illustrations accompanying the narrative are vibrant and adorable illustrations and sure to leave you with a smile on your face. And as a bonus, there are two quick and simple activities for its young readers at the end of the book.
A great book for parents explaining differences to their children, and for use in classrooms everywhere!
Around the World in 18 Ways
Title: Around the World in 18 Ways
Author: Kristin Blackwood ,Vanita Oelschlager
Illustrator: Mike Blanc
Length: 44 pages
Genre: Children’s Nonfiction/Travel, Diversity (4 – 6 years)
Publisher: Vanita Books (May 1, 2021)
Source: Digital review copy from NetGalley
My Quick Thoughts: A wonderful way to take a virtual vacation!! Travel around the world using this sweet informative read, and learn how to say four much-needed friendly phrases in 18 different languages. Fun and colorful illustrations give additional glimpses into each featured country; I love that we have a look at some iconic locations (like the Statue of Liberty or the Eiffel Tower), colorful costumes and other recognizable symbols (like the kangaroo, or the dragon, and so many more). Backmatter includes a brief description about the countries (numbered for easy reference).
So once again bonjour dear readers! Palun pick up this book today, and you can say gracias later.. Kwa heri until then!
Additional Reads Reviewed Earlier
- Going Up
- Love Your Body
- One World, Many Colors
- Flash and Gleam: Light in Our World
- Antiracist Baby
- Mixed: A Colorful Story
- Not Like the Others
- Peace and Me
And Now, the End of This Post
As always, a question for you, dear reader. Have you read any of these books, or similar books? I would love to hear your thoughts and share your favorites with me so I can add them to my reading list.
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