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  • Around the World: Connecting Cultures through Books for Children

    All of the following books are available in the Curriculum Materials Center at MSUM. This bibliography focuses on the customs, celebrations, games, and the way of life for children and families from countries around the world. Excluded from this bibliography are examples of folktales, poetry, riddles, and stories from around the world and books about the various countries themselves.

    Ajmera, Maya. Children from Australia to Zimbabwe: A Photographic Journey Around the World. Watertown, Mass.: Charlesbridge, 1997. (Curriculum 305.23 A312c)

    Ajmera, Maya. Music Everywhere! Washington DC: Global Fund for Children, 2014. (Curriculum 781.17 A312m)

    Allen, Ashley, et al. We Are All Related: A Celebration of Our Cultural Heritage. Vancouver: Geroge T. Cunningham Elementary School, 1996. (Curriculum 704 W3611)

    Ancona, George. Come and Eat! Watertown, MA: Charlesbridge, 2011. (Curriculum 394.1 A542c)

    Arlon, Penelope. How People Live.New York: DK Pub., 2003. (Curriculum 306 A725h)

    Baer, Edith. This Is the Way We Go to School: A Book about Children Around the World. New York: Scholastic, 1990. (Curriculum 629.04 B141t)

    Baumann, Hans. What Time Is It Around the World? New York: Scroll Press, 1976. (Curriculum 529 B347w)

    Beeler, Selby. Throw Your Tooth on the Roof: Tooth Traditions from Around the World. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1998. (Curriculum 398 B4148t)

    Bernhard, Emery. A Ride on Mother’s Back: A Day of Baby Carrying around the World. San Diego: Gulliver Books, 1996. (Curriculum 392 B527r)

    Burningham, Hohn .Around the World in Eighty Days. London: Jonathan Cape, 1972. (Curriculum 910.4 B966a)

    D’Aluisio, Faith. What the World Eats. Berkeley: Tricycle Press, 2008. (Curriculum 641.3 M5513w)

    Copsey, Susan Elizabeth. Children Just Like Me. New York: Dorling Kindersley, 1995. (Curriculum 305.23 C785c)

    Dorros, Arthur. This Is My House. New York: Scholastic, 1992. (Curriculum 728 D716t)

    Erlbach, Arlene. Sidewalk Games Around the World. Brookfield, CT: Millbrook, 1997. (Curriculum 796.1 E69s)

    Feldman, Eve. Birthdays!: Celebrating Life Around the World. Mahwah, NJ: BridgeWater Books, 1995.(Curriculum 793.2 F312b)

    Fisher, Leonard Everett. Alphabet Art: Thirteen ABCs from Around the World.New York: Four Winds Press, 1978. (Curriculum 745.6 F535a)

    Fisher, Leonard Everett. Number Art: Thirteen 123s from Around the World.New York: Four Winds Press, 1982. (Curriculum 415 F534n)

    Floethe, Louise Lee. Fishing Around the World.New York: Scribner, 1972. (Curriculum 639 F628f)

    Goldberg, Dana, ed. On My Block: Stories and Paintings by Fifteen Artists. San Francisco: Children’s Book Press, 2007. (Curriculum 704 O5818)

    Grossman, Rena D. Carry Me. New York: Star Bright Books, 2009. (Curriculum Easy G8788c)

    Gryski, Camilla. Super String Games.N ew York, NY: Morrow Junior Books, 1987 .(Curriculum 793.9 G895s)

    Gustafson, Angela. Imagine a House: A Journey to Fascinating Houses around the World. Minneapolis: Out of the Box, 2003. (Curriculum 392.36. G9824i)

    Kerley, Barbara. You and Me Together: Moms, Dads, and Kids Around the World.Washington, D.C.: National Geographic, 2005. (Curriculum 306.874 K395y)

    Knight, Margy Burns. Welcoming Babies. Illus. Anne Sibley O’Brien. Gardiner: Tillbury House, 1994. (Curriculum 392 K71w)

    Lankford, Mary D. Christmas Around the World.New York: Morrow Junior Books, 1995. (Curriculum 394.2 L289c)

    Lankford, Mary D. Hopscotch Around the World. New York: Morrow, 1992. (Curriculum 796.2 L289h)

    Lankford, Mary D. Jacks Around the World. New York: Morrow, 1996. (Curriculum 796.2 L289j)

    Laroche, Giles. If You Lived Here: Houses of the World. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2011. (Curriculum 392.36 L326i)

    Leventhal, Debra. What Is Your Language? New York: Dutton, 1968. (Curriculum 418 L657w)

    Oakley, Ruth. Chanting Games.New York: Marshall Cavendish, 1989.(Curriculum 796.1 O11c)

    Ogburn, Jacqueline K. Little Treasures: Endearments from Around the World. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, 2011. (Curriculum 808.88 O343L)

    Perrin, Clotilde. At the Same Moment, Around the World. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 2014.(Curriculum E P4581a)

    Reynolds, Jan. Celebrate! Connections among Cultures. New York: Lee & Low Books, 2006. (Curriculum 394.26 R463c)

    Ruurs, Margriet. My Librarian is a Camel: How Books are Brought to Children Around the World. Honesdale, PA: Boyds Mills Press, 2005. (Curriculum 027.4 R982m)

    Ruurs, Margriet. My School in the Rainforest: How Children Attend School Around the World. Honesdale, PA: Boyds Mills Press, 2009. (Curriculum 371 R982m)

    Singer, Marilyn. On the Same Day in March: A Tour of the World’s Weather. New York: HarperCollins, 2000. (Curriculum 551.6 S61729o)

    Smith, Penny. A School Like Mine: A Unique Celebration of Schools around the World. New York: DK, 2007. (Curriculum 305.23 S6566s)

    Steele, Philip. World of Festivals. Skokie, IL: Rand McNally, 1996. (Curriculum 394.2 S814w)

    Vezza, Diane Simone. Passport on a Plate: A Round-the-World Cookbook for Children. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1997. (Curriculum 641.59 V597w)

    Walker, Barbara K. Laughing Together: Giggles and Grins from Around the Globe.New York: Four Winds Press, 1977. (Curriculum 808.87 L374)

    Wilson, Robina Beckles. Merry Christmas: Children at Christmastime Around the World. New York: Philomel Books, 1983. (Curriculum 394.2 W742m)

    Wolf, Robert L. & Diane. Holiday Cooking Around the World.Minneapolis: Lerner Publications Co., 1988. (Curriculum 641.5 W855h)

    Around the World

    Compiled by Carol H. Sibley, Curriculum Librarian, MSU Moorhead (8/12).

    Updated and revised by Pam Werre, Curriculum Librarian, MSU Moorhead 3/2015