September Multicultural Book Round Up

It’s a new month and new list of multicultural books you can read with your kids! This month I’ve even included a chapter book that’s gotten rave reviews from Sophia. (Book titles are affiliate links. Thanks for your support!)

I’ve been holding on to my a copy of Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin for a year now, knowing Sophia would love this book once she was able to read it on her own. With the feel of a folk tale and the magic of a fantasy, the story follows Minli and her quest to find the Old Man on the Moon. Her adventures are peppered with folk tales about Chinese dragons that Minli heard from her father. Not only has Sophia read this book twice, she’s even read passages out loud to me.
If you have younger ones, definitely check out Grace Lin’s picture books too.
For my musical boy, Squeak, Rumble, Whomp! Whomp! Whomp!: A Sonic Adventure by Wynton Marsalis was the perfect picture book to get him dancing. It’s full of onomatopoeias, that will introduce your kids to the sound around them and the music they can make.

Fire! Fuego! Brave Bomberos by Susan Middleton Elya cleverly incorporates Spanish words in this rhyming picture book about firefighters. This book was a pleasure to read out loud to Jaxson with its rhythm and exciting actions.

Nightime Ninja by Barbara DaCosta might be sparse on words, but illustrator Ed Young captures the story quietly (like a ninja) and beautifully. Late into the night, a little ninja creeps through the house in search for treasure, but not the kind you’re thinking of. The surprise ending was a hit with Jaxson!
What have you been reading with your kids?

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