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Books for Kids about Other Cultures and Countries

These books contain photos, stories, crafts and activity ideas to help children celebrate diversity. Many are secular books and some may contain activities which are not appropriate in a faith setting.

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Can You Count Ten Toes?
by Denis Roche and Lezlie Evans
Houghton Mifflin Co.
This delightful book teaches your child how to count from 1 to 10 in ten different languages: Spanish, French, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Tagalog, Russian, Hindi, Hebrew, and even Zulu!

Let's Make Music!
An Interactive Musical Trip Around the World
by Jessica Baron Turner
Paperback and CD

The Usborne Book of Peoples of the World
by Gillian Doherty, Anna Claybourne, Felicity Brooks
Usborne Books, 2001

Children Just Like Me
by Susan Elizabeth Copsey
Barnabas Kindersley and Anabel Kindersley (Photographers)
DK Publishing. Reading level: Ages 9-12

Children Just Like Me: Celebrations!
by Anabel Kindersley (Contributor)
Barnabas Kindersley (Photographer)
DK Publishing. Reading level: Ages 9-12

Children Just Like Me: Our Favorite Stories
by Jamila Gavin and Amanda Hall (Illustrator)
Barnabas Kindersley (Photographer)
DK Publishing. Reading level: Ages 4-8

Children Just Like Me Sticker Book
by Barnabas Kindersley
DK Publishing, Inc. Reading level: Ages 4-8

Children from Australia to Zimbabwe:
A Photographic Journey Around the World

by Maya Ajmera
Anna Rhesa Versola (Contributor) and Marian Wright Edelman
Charlesbridge Publishing. Reading level: Ages 9-12

Eyewitness: Bible Lands
by Jonathan N. Tubb
Alan Hills (Photographer)
Barbara Winter (Illustrator)
DK Publishing. Reading level: Ages 9-12

Circling the Globe:
A Young People's Guide to Countries and Cultures of the World

by Sue Grabham (Editor)
Larousse Kingfisher Chamers Inc. Reading level: Ages 9-12

Chopsticks from America
by Elaine Hosozawa-Nagano
Polychrome Pub Corp
A charming book about Asian-American children who move to Japan with their family.

Grandfather's Journey
by Allen Say
Houghton Mifflin Co (Juv)
Excellent children's book about a family that loves two countries.

Hands On Crafts For Kids:
Crafts Around the World

edited by Kathie Stull, Julie McGuffee and Katherine Stull

The Multicultural Game Book
More Than 70 Traditional Games from 30 Countries
by Louise Orlando
Scholastic. Grades 1-6

Kids Around the World Create!:
The Best Crafts and Activities from Many Lands

by Arlette N. Braman, Jo-Ellen Bosson (Illustrator), and Ariette Braman
John Wiley & Sons.

Hands Around the World:
365 Creative Ways to Encourage Cultural Awareness and Global Respect

by Susan Milord
Williamson Publishing.

The Kids' Multicultural Cookbook:
Food & Fun Around the World

by Deanna F. Cook
Michael P. Kline (Illustrator)
Williamson Publishing.

The Kids' Multicultural Art Book:
Art & Craft Experiences from Around the World

by Alexandra M. Terzian
Williamson Publishing.

Multicultural Religious Education
Edited by Barbara Wilkerson
Religious Education Press.

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