June Children’s Multicultural Book Round-Up

I hope you’re not tired of book talk yet because I have this month’s multicultural kid lit round up for you. This month’s unintentional theme turns out to be color.  We found half of these books at our library, but I might have add some of these to our permanent collection. (Book links are affiliate links. Thanks for your support!)

Spicy Hot Colors: Colores Picantes (August House) by Sherry Shahan is Jaxson’s new favorite book. At one point we had two copies out from the library at the same time. This book of colors is vividly illustrated by Paula Barragan as the text describe its colors with a Latin flair and a smattering of Spanish.

How Far Do You Love Me? (Lee and Low) by Lulu Delacre is perfect for preschoolers. Travel around the word to different colorful landscapes like Vietnam, Tanzania, and Puerto Rico as each page answers the title’s question. At the end of the book is a world map showing all the countries mentioned in the picture book. I received a review copy of this book.

Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns: A Muslim Book of Colors (Chronicle Books) by Hena Khan teaches more than just colors, but shares a slice of life into a small Muslim girl’s culture. This book is as beautifully illustrated (Mehrdokht Amini) as it is written. We have friends who are Muslim, so this was a good introduction to Muslim culture for the kids.

Rainbow Stew (Lee and Low) by Cathryn Falwell is a perfect book to pull out on a rainy day. The kids in the book love visiting their Grandpa because he lets them run outside all day. Even when the rain dampers their plan, Grandpa has a brilliant idea: make a rainbow stew from his garden’s bounty! I received a review copy of this book.

For those of you with older kids, I promise to share books geared towards their age for next month’s round up! If you have any suggestions, of course, feel free to leave them in the comments.