For our family, summer means lots of time spent reading books and playing outside. Here are a few worldview expanding picture books we LOVE for you to add to your family's summer reading list!
1. Owl Bat Bat Owl by Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick
"Can two very different families find their space in the world together? A warm and clever tale celebrating tolerance and friendship."
I just adore the message of this book! It's a wordless picture book, so best suited for pre-readers, but even my 7 year old was engaged by this one.
2. Priya Dreams of Marigolds and Masala by Meenal Patel
"A celebration of the threads that connect each of us to our heritage, the power of sharing our traditions with others, and the special bond between grandparents and grandchildren."
The illustrations in this book are so gorgeous! It's a sweet story about a family who immigrated from India and how they stay connected to Indian culture and each other through sharing food and traditions from their homeland.
3. This is How We Do It by Matt Lamothe
"Follow one day in the real lives of seven kids from around the world—Italy, Japan, Iran, India, Peru, Uganda, and Russia! While the way they play may differ, the shared rhythm of their days—and this one world we all share —unites them."
My kids were captivated by this book and even I found it incredibly interesting! Very cool to see the similarities and differences in cultures and routines of families around the world!