Sunday, June 24, 2007

Kids books

by Peter Spier

This book has illustrations of all the different kinds of people of the world, where they live and what they live in. As a kid I'd spend hours flipping through these pages, it is facinating.

A Rainbow of Friends
By P.K. Hallinan

This simple, colorful book carries a lovely sentiment and charming illustrations of children getting along and playing nicely, regardless of color, personality, physical handicaps, etc.

~It's okay to be different
by Todd Parr

From the sensitive ("It's okay to be adopted"--the accompanying illustration shows a kangaroo with a puppy in her pouch) to the downright silly ("It's okay to eat macaroni and cheese in the bathtub"), kids of every shape, size, color, family makeup, and background will feel included in this gentle, witty book.

Whoever You Are
Written By Mem Fox
Illustrated by Leslie Staub

This book shows different cultures and touches on how we are all the same inside.

~Children Just like Me
by Anabel Kindersley

The candid, approachable text, accompanying quotes, and nuggets of information make the lives of these children as vivid as a friend's.

~Children Around the World
By Donata Montanari

This book offers a light introduction to different cultures around the world. Includes colorful paper-craft type illustrations.

~A Life Like Mine
By Unicef

This book gives a good feel for the lives of children around the world by using lots of evocative photos. The many details
offered of the children's lives make this book a little more sophisticated than those geared for very young children.

~Hungry Planet
by Peter Menzel

Hungry Planet: What the World Eats, a comparative photo-chronicle of their visits to 30 families in 24 countries for 600 meals in all.

~Material World
by Peter Menzel

Peter Menzel brought together 16 of the world's leading photographers to create a visual portrait of life in 30 nations. Material World tackles its wide subject by zooming in, allowing one household to represent an entire nation. Photographers spent one week living with a "statistically average" family in each country, learning about their work, their attitudes toward their possessions, and their hopes for the future. Then a "big picture" shot of the family was taken outside the dwelling, surrounded by all their (many or few) material goods.