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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…

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…

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…

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…

Games Around the World

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…

40 Ways to Go Global in the Elementary Classroom

40 Ways to Go Global in the Elementary Classroom

40 Ways to Go Global in the Elementary Classroom Children need lots of opportunities to learn about the diverse world around them.  Exploring world geography, reading multicultural literature, researching world cultures, playing traditional games, and being involved in service to others are just some of the 40 Ways to build your classroom community of global learners. Disclosure: This post…

What Does It Mean To Be Global?

  What does it mean to be global? Start this important conversation in your home or classroom with the help of Rana DiOrio’s book, What Does it Mean to be Global? Through simple text and beautiful illustrations, young learners will discover that being global means being a citizen of the world. Literature Discussion Guide This book doesn’t…

A Review: I Am Malala- How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World

2013:  On her 16th birthday, Malala spoke at the United Nations (UN) to call for worldwide access to education.  The UN declared the event “Malala Day” which is now celebrated every year on her birthday – July 12. Malala and her father, Ziauddin, started the Malala Fund with the goal of helping all girls get 12 years of…

Diversity Calendar

Did you know that there is a festival in Spain in which thousands of people gather in the streets to throw tons of over-ripe tomatoes?  It is called La Tomatina, and it is held on the last Wednesday of August every year. Did you know that World Wildlife Day, World Day of Prayer, and World Poetry Day…

Ladysmith Black Mambazo

They have been performing for the past 50 years, and have been nominated for Grammy, Tony, Emmy, and Academy awards.  Nelson Mandela called them “South Africa’s cultural ambassadors.” They are Ladysmith Black Mambazo, a male a cappella choral group from South Africa that performs all around the world teaching about their country and culture.   In 1960 Joseph…

South Africa’s Flag: A Symbol of Unity and Progress

South Africa was at a major turning point in the early 1990s. Apartheid was coming to an end, a democratic government was being formed, and Nelson Mandela was about to become the first black president of South Africa.  The country needed a new flag to represent its new vision. A public competition was held for the design of the…

A Journey in South Africa

by Jill Bob  Africa is pretty huge. In fact, Africa is the second largest continent both based on size and population. Therefore, as you can probably imagine there is a very wide range of culture, climate, landscape, and development across the nearly twelve million square mile place. However, for the sake of saving you from a…