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5 Important Book Categories for Classroom Library and Why Kids Need Them

5 important books categories for classroom library

Books play a powerful role in teaching, connecting, and inspiring students and the importance of including diverse books in a classroom library cannot be overstated.  Diverse books offer multiple perspectives, promote understanding, develop an awareness of the world, and encourage engagement in solving local and global issues.  We use 5 categories for classroom library to support…

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Multicultural Versions of The Twelve Days of Christmas

12 Days of Christmas

Multicultural versions of the holiday classic, The Twelve Days of Christmas, provide a fun glimpse into different cultures. Many of us are familiar with a partridge in a pear tree, but have you ever heard of a stork in a baobab tree or a pukeko in a ponga tree? Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. By…

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Lin Yi’s Lantern A Moon Festival Tale

Lin Yi's Lantern A Moon Festival Tale

Follow a boy’s trip through a market as he bargains for the list of items his family needs for an important celebration. And cheer him on as he tries to have enough money left to buy the red rabbit lantern he so desperately desires for the festival. Lin Yi’s Lantern – A Moon Festival Tale…

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Global Kids Activity Deck

Global Kids Activity Deck

The Global Kids activity deck is a helpful tool for raising the next generation of global citizens in the home, classroom, and beyond! Engage kids with more than 50 crafts, food, recipes, games, festivals, and community service activities from around the world. Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. By clicking through and making a purchase,…

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Let’s Celebrate Holi! India’s Festival of Colors


Join Maya, Neel, and their pet squirrel, Chintu for an adventure in India and an introduction to the story and traditions of the Holi festival. Let’s Celebrate Holi! India’s Festival of Colors is the third book in the Maya and Neel’s India Adventure Series – a collection of children’s books sharing the beautiful cultural diversity of…

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Freedom Soup: A Taste of Haitian Independence

Freedom Soup

Step into Ti Gran’s kitchen for a taste of Freedom Soup, rich with Haitian history and tradition. Disclosure: We received a complimentary copy of this book for review purposes; however, all opinions are our own. This post contains affiliate links. By clicking through and making a purchase, we receive a small commission at no extra…

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Map the Story: A World of Cookies for Santa

A World of Cookies for Santa

Follow Santa’s Christmas Eve journey to visit children around the world, and learn about a variety of holiday traditions and the sweet treats that await his arrival. A World of Cookies for Santa: Follow Santa’s Tasty Trip Around the World by M.E. Furman is a fun mix of geography and culture with beautiful digital collages…

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Runaway Dreidel! Book Review & Activities

Runaway Dreidel

“‘Twas the first night of Chanukah and on the fifth floor, There was holiday hustling and bustling galore.” With chocolate babkas, latkes, and soup on the stove, traditions have begun for the whole family to enjoy. Surrounded by the sounds and smells of this wonderful day, a little boy plays with his dreidel while he…

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Holiday Songs and Stories That Celebrate Global Light

Holidays CD

Hunk-Ta-Bunk-Ta…wait, what?! That’s a fun saying, but what does it mean? We were curious about this phrase from the moment we saw Katherine Dines’ Holidays CD. And come to find out, the meaning behind the saying is just as fun as the stories and songs she shares in her new album for children and families.…

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