Every Sunday, we share the books that found their way into our hands through covert or legitimate means – from libraries, book sales, or given to us by kind souls.
This week is extra special as we are launching our new reading theme for May-June: The Universal Republic of Childhood.
This widget was created by the talented artist and graphic designer Iphigene. This is acrylic on Canvas and the text was added via Photoshop.
This is inspired by a book I read a few years ago written by Frenchman Paul Hazard. Here was my Facebook Status Update four years back:
Essentially, we are looking for the following titles to celebrate the Universal Republic Of Childhood:
- Books that show the universality of childhood experiences
- Stories about children coming from various parts of the globe – distinct stories that highlight unique authentic experiences
- Stories that embrace the world – showing how we are all global citizens and are inherently interconnected
- Tales that highlight diversity and inclusivity – global-themed books.
Library Finds: PictureBooks!
Naturally, the first thing I do each time we are about to launch a reading theme is to hit the library and borrow as many relevant titles as I can.
Same Same But Different by Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw, One World One Day by Barbara Kerley
You Are Stardust by Elin Kelsey and Art by Soyeon Kim
Goran’s Great Escape by Astrid Lindgren and illustrated by Marit Törnqvist
Issun Bôshi: The One Inch Boy by Icinori
The Wonder by Faye Hanson, Star Girl by Karin Littlewood
Once Upon A Memory by Nina Laden and illustrated by Renata Liwska, What There Is Before There Is Anything There by Liniers
Frankencrayon by Michael Hall, It’s an Orange Aardvark! by Michael Hall
April the Red Goldfish by Marjolaine Leray, Soon by Timothy Knapman and Patrick Benson, Pongo by Jesse Hodgson
An Armadillo in Paris by Julie Kraulis, The Bear and the Piano by David Litchfield