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[BHE 211] Picturebooks on Race, Friendship, Houses around the World and a few more Random Finds from the Library


Myra here.

Every Sunday, we are excited to share the books that found their way into our hands. It is easy for us to come up with bimonthly reading themes, primarily because we have such wonderful libraries here in Singapore where we can hunt down books that are in keeping with our theme.


Picturebooks that Celebrate the Universality of the Human Experience


All The Way to America: The Story Of A Big Italian Family And A Little Shovel by Dan Yaccarino, The Skin You Live In by Michael Tyler and illustrated by David Lee Csicsko


The Seeds Of Friendship by Michael Foreman


If You Lived Here: Houses Of The World by Giles Laroche


Let’s Talk About Race by Julius Lester and illustrated by Karen Barbour, This Child, Every Child: A Book About the World’s Children by David J. Smith and illustrated by Shelagh Armstrong


I’m New Here by Anne Sibley O’Brien


Tree Of Life: The Incredible Biodiversity of Life on Earth by Rochelle Strauss and Margot Thompson, Planet Ark: Preserving Earth’s Biodiversity by Adrienne Mason and Margot Thompson


The Good Garden: How One Family Went from Hunger to Having Enough by Katie Smith Milway and illustrated by Sylvie Daigneault, One Hen: How One Small Loan Made A Big Difference by Katie Smith Milway and illustrated by Eugenie Fernandes

Middle Grade/YA Novels


Safekeeping by Karen Hesse, Pax by Sara Pennypacker and Illustrated by Jon Klassen


We Are All Made Of Molecules by Susin Nielsen, Same Sun Here by Silas House and Neela Vaswani

Other Books Borrowed Just Because…


How To Build Your Own Country by Valerie Wyatt and illustrated by Fred Rix, If… A Mind-Bending New Way Of Looking At Big Ideas and Numbers by David J. Smith and illustrated by Steve Adams


A River by Marc Martin, Snappsy the Alligator Did Not Ask To Be In This Book! by Julie Falatko and Pictures by Tim Miller.

How about you? What are the books that found you this week? Do you have recommended titles for our reading theme?

1 comment on “[BHE 211] Picturebooks on Race, Friendship, Houses around the World and a few more Random Finds from the Library

  1. Lots of book to love here in your list of ‘finds’, Myra. I’ve been rearranging my books over the past week, and while I have others to add, how about Whoever You Are by Mem Fox, loving and including kids from everywhere? Thanks for sharing these books!


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