I come across so many children’s books and I just can’t keep up with updating the Global Bookshelf, unfortunately. Below are some of the books I “found” in October. They aren’t all new, in fact, I only think one or two of them are – but they crossed my path this month and so I’m putting them here. Read below!
Related: September book finds
What we found in October
Along the Tapajós
by Fernando Vilela (Author, Illustrator), Daniel Hahn (Translator)
Have you heard of Amazon First Reads? This was a recent First Reads. I then saw it included in a roundup of translated books on the Children’s Book Review. Check out the post for more details about this book and four other translated books (a Spanish book set in an unnamed African country, Japan, Italy, and Spain).
Biblioburro: A True Story from Colombia
by Jeanette Winter (Author, Illustrator)
This book has been on the Global Bookshelf here for quite a while. It’s also a pretty popular book among our readers. But, I wanted to include it this month because I was excited to see it live and in use. I went to my son’s elementary school curriculum night and saw that the teacher was using this book for the class. She was going into it in depth. Pretty cool.
Brave with Beauty: A Story of Afghanistan
By Maxine Rose Schur (Author), Patricia Dewitt-Grush (Illustrator), Robin Dewitt (Illustrator), Golsa Yaghoobi (Illustrator)
From what I can tell, Afghanistan is a popular children’s book destination for my readers. So, I was excited to see this new book release in October. This is about “Queen Goharshad, a 15th-century monarch, who many historians now believe was the most powerful woman in world history.” Love stories about strong women in history.
Monsters Don’t Ride on Airplanes
by Hilarye Fuller (Author), Hazel Quintanilla (Illustrator)
I’ve been looking for this book. I remember when Hilarye Fuller first mentioned her ideas behind this book and I was on-board. Unfortunately, I couldn’t remember the name when I started this site. That only made all the more EXCITING when I came across it again this month. I think books are the key to so many things, and teaching kids how to behave on airplanes is the perfect reason to use this book. And, please know that the book is available in e-book format – so if you find yourself stressed before a flight, download it really quick and read it to your kids.
The Great American Dust Bowl
Setting: The United States
by Don Brown (author)
This well-researched, wonderfully illustrated book is packed with details about history that, to overuse the phrase, makes history come alive. Kids will love a children’s book that doesn’t talk down to them and answers all of the difficult questions. And if they like this one, they should also consider other books by Don Brown.
Those are our finds, please let me know of any book finds you’ve had this month in the comments.
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