One World, Many Stories
Start your search here for great books about people and places around the globe. Don't forget to check out the Summer Reading Club booklists too and remember to visit your local library. Whether you're looking for adventure, information, happy endings or new beginnings, librarians are happy to offer directions wherever you want to go.
Whose Toes Are Those?
Children are invited to explore their toes by playing "This Little Piggy."
As letters flow back and forth--between the prairies of Illinois and the mountains of Afghanistan, across cultural and religious divides--sixth-grader Abby, ten-year-old Amira, and eleven-year-old Sadeed begin to speak and listen to each other.
The Thief Lord
Two brothers, having run away from the aunt who plans to adopt the younger one, are sought by a detective hired by their aunt, but they have found shelter with--and protection from--Venice's "Thief Lord." Welcome to the magical world of Venice, Italy, where hidden canals and crumbling rooftops shelter runaways and children with incredible secrets.
Explores ways that babies are carried in various countries of the world.
Welcome to My Neighborhood!: A Barrio ABC
A young girl takes a walk through her urban neighborhood, observing items representing every letter of the alphabet, from her abuela to loud, zooming cars.
Judy Moody: Around the World in 8 1/2 Days
Judy Moody's new friendship with Amy Namey causes problems with her old friends and the school project they are working on together.
Laurie is a special girl. She doesn't hear well and that can be hard sometimes. She doesn't always understand what other people say and playing with other children can be difficult. Luckily there's the ear doctor. He examines Laurie's ears and gives her hearing aids.
A child, eager for a favorite meal, helps with the shopping, food preparation, and table setting.
If America Were a Village: A Book about the People of the United States
This book uses a simple metaphor to create a snapshot--past, present and future--to help readers imagine America as a village of 100 people, exploring their lives to help children and readers of all ages to discover a whole new vision of America.
Four Feet, Two Sandals
Two young Afghani girls living in a refugee camp in Pakistan share a precious pair of sandals brought by relief workers.