Curious kids want to know what life is like in other countries. And parents, of course, want to help. When learning about Russia for kids, the kids are bound to ask – what’s life like there? To help answer that question, here are some children’s books about living in Russia.
Ready to Read: Living in Russia
by Jesse Burton (Author), Tom Woolley (Illustrator)
I’m starting with the very popular Living In series because families just love it. We own all of them, I believe. I think the reason these appeal to so many people is because they are very approachable for new readers, but packed with enough information to satisfy older readers. Not to mention, the colorful images will attract non-readers.
Each book has a host who takes you through their day showing life, in this case, in Russia. It includes details about the culture, the history, and more.
If you were me and lived in… Russia
by Carole P. Roman
This award-winning book is part of the If You Were Me and Lived In… series by children’s book author Carol P. Roman. Ms. Roman’s books are often geared towards teaching kids about cultures around the world and I’ll always appreciate that. In this book and series, she shows kids living in other countries. In Russia, she tells kids where they could live, what they could be called, and what they would see.
I See the Sun in Russia
by Dedie King (Author), Judith Inglese (Illustrator), Irina Ossapova (Translator)
The I See the Sun series is close to my heart. The first book I ever added to the Kids Travel Books Global Bookshelf was from this series (specifically I See the Sun in Afghanistan). In this book, we follow Anton, a Russian boy living in St. Petersburg, as he goes about his day. In addition to the details about his day and the information about Russia provided, the book is also written in both English and Russian. So it’s a good next step for kids after checking out children’s books about learning Russian.