Monday, December 17, 2007

Books that give kids a taste of another culture

My Father's Shop, from France and written by Satomi Ichikawa, was included in a recent article in the L.A. Times travel section a few days ago but of course we feel that there are several more that could work from our list:

From South Korea

New Clothes for New Year's Day
by Hyun-Ju Bae

From the Netherlands

Little Fish
by Sanne te Loo

From Japan

Girl Fom the Snow Country
by Masako Hidaka

From Taiwan

On My Way to Buy Eggs
by Chih-Yuan Chen

From India

Kali and the Rat Snake
Written by Zai Whitaker
Illustrated by Srividya Natarajan

From Ghana

Sosu's Call
by Meshack Asare

From Australia

Ziba Came on a Boat
Written by Liz Lofthouse
Illustrated by Roberg Ingpen

From Belgium

The Nights of the World
Written by Corrine Albaut
Illustrated by Arno

From England

This is the Oasis

This is the Tree
Written by Miriam Moss
Illustrated by Adrienne Kennaway
Happy Travels!

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