“The Magic Moonlight Flower and Other Enchanting Stories” by Satyajit Ray features various stories that kids would enjoy because they all involve some form of adventure. The original novel was written in Bengali the version I read was translated by…

Growing up I was always under the impression that the entire continent of Africa was considered third world. However, that is not the case. There are many beautiful places throughout Africa and there are places where schooling is common and…

The purpose of the assignment was to find a children’s book aimed at children in grades K-5. This was a challenge because the stipulations of that goal included an international writer requirement. What I found when I was searching for…

The topic of my blog post is the presence of international books on the topic of disability. I am a differently abled person myself so I wanted to see if I could find books that I could possibly read to…

Book: Swami and Friends Author: RK Narayan      Swami and Friends is the story of the tumultuous friendship of Swaminathan, his four childhood friends, and a new boy named Rajam. It takes place in British-colonial India in the year…

La Llorona, or The Weeping Woman, is a popular legend in Mexican folklore that has been around since the conquistadores (Weiser). There are different variations of the story, but one notable version is where La Llorona is described as a…

While searching for international children’s literature to review, I noticed that many of the most popular children’s books in a given country were not available in English. This made me realize how many good books are out there that neither…

The Dolphin: Story of a Dreamer is an anthropomorphic novel following Daniel Alexander Dolphin on his pursuit to find his true purpose in life. The story begins with Daniel in a conversation with his best friend Michael, a dolphin from…

For my lesson plan I have incorporated the book Are we there yet? A journey around Australia by Alison Lester into a reading/writing subject lesson. By using this book that was published in Australia it will incorporate international children literature into…

Playing Beatie Bow is an Australian Children’s book written by Ruth Park. The story takes place in Sydney, Australia where Park had spent most of her adult years living. As I began reading this novel, I did not know what to…