Book Review: Pepe Builds a Nest

Pepe Builds a Nest by Theodore Jerome Cohen is a wonderful book to share with young children that deals with the issue of bullying.  A conflict between two penguins leads to learning important values and life lessons including honesty, hard work, persistence, standing up for yourself and others, friendship, and forgiveness.  Written in rhyme, it makes for a fun…

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A China Odyssey

A China Odyssey is a guest post by Jennifer DeCristoforo, the author of Lucky Bamboo Book of Crafts.  Be sure to scroll to the bottom, and enter our GIVEAWAY of this book and more! I’m so pleased to be invited to do a guest post for Globe Trottin’ Kids. For many years I have devoted a…

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Grow Your Own Musical Instrument

Grow Your Own Musical Instrument a guest post by Daria – World Music for Children **  Don’t miss our amazing giveaway at the end of this post!  **   All over the world people use the most amazing natural objects as part of their music-making traditions. In Latin America and Africa, you can find shakers made from the…

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The Magical Adventures of Sophie Sue – Book 1: Robbie the Rhino

The Magical Adventures of Sophie Sue is a new series of children’s books written and illustrated by Stef Albert. Described as a “rescue mission with a positive message,” a dachshund named Sophie Sue and her animal friends travel around the globe (land, air, and sea) to help other animals in need.  During each adventure, the reader is…

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If You Were Me and Lived in… #ReadYourWorld

Our mission at Globe Trottin’ Kids is teaching children about world geography and cultures, so we were thrilled to receive these four books from author Carole P. Roman to review for Multicultural Children’s Book Day If You Were Me and Lived in… Carole P. Roman‘s new series explores civilizations throughout history.  The format is engaging, as she places the reader back in time and…

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The Barefoot Book of Children

“Children’s books should reflect their readers and the world they live in.  We live in a world full of all different kinds of people, and if we want to educate children meaningfully and completely, we have to be teaching them about all different kinds of people.” – Kate DePalma, co-author of The Barefoot Book of…

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Product Review: Culture Chest

Culture Chest is a new subscription box service that introduces children to different cultures every month.  Each box contains 1-2 diverse picture books based on a common theme like music or food and an activity such as a craft or recipe to do together.  Board books are available for ages 0-2 and picture books for ages…

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Games Around the World

Bring world geography, cultural awareness, and lots of fun into your classroom or home all year long with Games Around the World. Children all over the world enjoy playing traditional games like tag, hopscotch, tic-tac-toe, and dominoes.  However, the names of the games, how they are played, and the materials they use may be different.  This…

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40 Ways to Go Global in the Elementary Classroom

40 Ways to Go Global in the Elementary Classroom This post is part of a 40 Favorite Things Blog Hop.  Scroll down for more information, links to other posts, and a chance to win a $250 PayPal cash giveaway!!  Closes at midnight Pacific Time on September 19, 2016.  Children need lots of opportunities to learn about the diverse world around them.  Exploring world geography,…

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What Does It Mean To Be Global?

  What does it mean to be global? Rana DiOrio’s book will help you start this important conversation in your home or classroom.  Through simple text and beautiful illustrations, young learners will discover that being global means being a citizen of the world. Read Aloud & Discussion * This book doesn’t have page numbers, so for the purpose…

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