World of Cultures

CULTURES/REGIONS

AFRICAN
52 Days by Camel: My Sahara Adventure
Africa is My Home (Sierra Leone)
Africa is Not a Country
All Aboard for the Bobo Road (Burkina Faso)
Anna Hibiscus (Nigeria)
At the Crossroads (South Africa)
Be Patient, Abdul (Sierra Leone)
Beatrice’s Dream: A Story of Kibera Slum (Kenya)
Beatrice’s Goat (Uganda)
The Best Beekeeper of Lalibela (Ethiopia)
Bintou’s Braids (Burkina Faso)
The Bitter Side of Sweet (Cote d’Ivoire)
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (Malawi)
Brothers in Hope (Sudan)
The Butter Man (Morocco)
Cartwheeling in Thunderstorms (Zimbabwe)
Catch That Goat!: A Market Day in Nigeria
Chike and the River (Nigeria)
Child Soldier: When Boys and Girls Are Used in War (Democratic Republic of Congo)
The Children of Mauritania
A Country Far Away (West Africa)
The Day of Ahmed’s Secret (Egypt)
Deep in the Sahara (North Africa)
Elizabeti’s Doll (Tanzania)
Emmanuel’s Dream (Ghana)
The Fastest Boy in the World (Ethiopia)
Galimoto(Malawi)
Go Well, Anna Hibiscus! (Nigeria)
Goal! (South Africa)
The Great Cake Mystery: Precious Ramotswe’s Very First Case (Botswana)
Gugu’s House (Zimbabwe)
Hands Around the Library (Egypt)
Herd Boy (South Africa)
Home of the Brave (Sudan)
I Lost My Tooth in Africa (Mali)
In a Cloud of Dust (Tanzania)
Kele’s Secret (Tanzania)
A Long Walk to Water (Sudan)
Mama Elizabeti (Tanzania)
Mansa Musa: The Lion of Mali (Mali Empire)
Mimi’s Village And How Basic Health Care Transformed It (Kenya)
Mirror (Morocco)
Monkey For Sale (Democratic Republic of the Congo)
Muktar and the Camels (Somalia/Kenya)
My Father’s Shop (Morocco)
My Heart Will Not Sit Down (Cameroon)
My Name is Sangoel (Sudan)
Mysterious Traveler (West Africa)
The No. 1 Car Spotter (Nigeria)
One Hen: How One Small Loan Made a Big Difference (Ghana)
Only a Pigeon (Ethiopia)
Only the Mountains Move (Kenya)
Planting the Trees of Kenya
Rain School (Chad)
Real Stories from Street Children Across the World (Mozambique)
The Red Bicycle (Burkina Faso)
The Red Pencil (Sudan)
Son of a Gun (Liberia)
A Song for Jamela (South Africa)
Sosu’s Call (Ghana)
A South African Night
Splash, Anna Hibiscus! (Nigeria)
A Stork in a Baobab Tree (multiple African cultures)
The Storytellers (Morocco)
Sundiata: Lion King of Mali( Mali Empire)
Torina’s World (Madagascar)
Trouble (Eritrea)
Tsion’s Life (Ethiopia)
The Village of Round and Square Houses (Cameroon)
A Walk Through the Rain Forest (Democratic Republic of the Congo)
Welcome, Dede: An African Naming Ceremony (Ghana)
Where Are You Going, Manyoni? (Zimbabwe)

ARCTIC/ANTARCTIC
Arctic Lights: Arctic Nights
Baseball Bats for Christmas
Black Whiteness: Admiral Byrd Alone in the Antarctic
Bo at Ballard Creek
The Great Serum Race: Blazing the Iditarod Trail
An Inuksuk Means Welcome
Over the Top of the World: Will Steger’s Trek Across the Arctic
Shackleton: Antarctic Odyssey
Shackleton’s Journey
Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World: The Extraordinary True Story of Shackleton and the Endurance
Snow Baby: The Arctic Childhood of Admiral Robert E. Peary’s Daring Daughter
Sophie Scott Goes South
Survival at 40 Below

ASIAN
Adrift at Sea: A Vietnamese Boy’s Story of Survival
Afghan Dreams (Afghanistan)
All About China
All About Indonesia
All About the Philippines
All About Thailand
Anno’s China
Ayu and the Perfect Moon (Bali)
B is for Bangladesh
Balarama: A Royal Elephant (India)
Bee-Bim Bop
The Bicycle Man (Japan)
Brush of the Gods (China)
The Caged Birds of Phnom Penh (Cambodia)
Caravan (Kyrgyzstan)
Catch That Crocodile! (India)
Chandra’s Magic Light (Nepal)
The Chiru of High Tibet
Cloud Tea Monkeys (India)
Crane Boy (Bhutan)
Crow Boy (Japan)
A Day I Remember: An Indian Wedding
Dia’s Story Cloth: The Hmong People’s Journey of Freedom (Laos)
Dumpling Soup (multiple cultures)
The Emperor’s Silent Army (China)
Everybody Says Shalom (Israel)
Four Feet Two Sandals (Afghanistan/Pakistan)
Geeta’s Day: From Dawn to Dusk in an Indian Village
Good Morning, China
Goodbye 382 Shin Dang Dong (Korea)
Grandfather’s Journey (Japan)
Happy Belly Happy Smile (Asian-American)
Happy New Year (China)
Heart of a Samurai (Japan)
Hokusai: The Man Who Painted a Mountain (Japan)
Horse Song: The Naadam of Mongolia
The House Baba Built: An Artist’s Childhood in China
The House of Sixty Fathers (China)
How My Parents Learned to Eat (Chinese American)
I Am a Little Monk (Thailand)
I Live in Tokyo
I See the Sun in India
I See the Sun in Myanmar
In Andal’s House (India)
In the Village of Elephants (India)
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson (China)
Inside Out & Back Again (Vietnam)
Jamal’s Journey (United Arab Emirates)
Kami and the Yaks (Nepal)
King for a Day (Pakistan)
Leopard Boy (Oman)
The Life of Rice (Thailand)
Listen to the Wind: The Story of Dr. Greg and Three Cups of Tea (Afghanistan)
Little Leap Forward: A Boy in Beijing
Little Pear: The Story of a Little Chinese Boy
Lon Po Po: A Red Riding Hood Story from China
A Long Pitch Home (Pakistan)
Long-Long’s New Year: A Story about the Chinese Spring Festival
Lost and Found: Adele and Simon in China
M is for Myanmar
Malala: Activist for Girls’ Education (Pakistan)
Mali Under the Night Sky (Laos)
Manjhi Moves a Mountain (India)
Marco Polo
Mei Mei Loves the Morning (China)
Monsoon (India)
Monsoon Afternoon (India)
Mrs. Harkness and the Panda (China)
My Awesome Japan Adventure
My Father’s Boat (Vietnam)
My Little Round House (Mongolia)
Mystery Bottle (Iran)
Nasreen’s Secret School: A True Story from Afghanistan
New Clothes for New Year’s Day (Korea)
A New Year’s Reunion (China)
Nu Dang and His Kite (Siam/Thailand)
Once Upon a Full Moon (China)
One Year in Beijing
Oranges in No Man’s Land (Lebanon)
Our Journey from Tibet
The Pai-Pai Pig (Taiwan)
The Peace Tree of Hiroshima
Razia’s Ray of Hope: One Girl’s Dream of an Education (Afghanistan)
Red Butterfly (China)
Rice is Life (Bali)
Rickshaw Girl (Bangladesh)
Sacred River: The Ganges of India
Saluki, Hound of the Bedouin (Arabia)
Seesaw Girl (Korea)
Sharing Our Homeland (Israel/Palestine)
Silent Music: A Story of Baghdad (Iraq)
A Single Shard (Korea)
Take Me Out to the Yakyu (Japan)
Tales of a Lost Kingdom: A Journey into Northwest Pakistan
Tasting the Sky: A Palestinian Childhood
This Truck has Got to be Special (Pakistan)
The Three Lucys (Lebanon)
Tiger Boy (Sunderbans/India)
Ting Ting (China)
Tree Matters (India)
Tree of Cranes (Japan)
The Turtle of Oman
The Umbrella Queen (Thailand)
Water Buffalo Days: Growing Up in Vietnam
When the Rain Comes (Sri Lanka)
Who Wants Candied Hawberries? (China)
Yoon and the Christmas Mitten(Korean-American)
Yuki and the One Thousand Carriers (Japan)

AUSTRALIA/NEW ZEALAND/OCEANIA
Are We There Yet?
Audrey of the Outback
Big Rain Coming
The Biggest Soap
Bilby: Secrets of an Australian Marsupial
Bob, the Railway Dog: The True Story of an Adventurous Dog
The Complete Adventures of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie
Dreamtime: Aboriginal Stories
Elizabeth, Queen of the Seas (New Zealand)
Emu
Ernie Dances to the Didgeridoo
Jirrbal: Rainforest Dreamtime Stories
A Kiwi Year
Land of the Long White Cloud
The Magic Pudding
Mirror
My Place
Not for Parents: Australia
Sand Swimmers: The Secret Life of Australia’s Desert Wilderness
Seven Little Australians
This is the Reef

CANADA
Canada in Words
Carson Crosses Canada
Eh? to Zed
Fishing with Grandma (Nunavut)
A Happy New Year’s Day (Quebec)
Hey Canada!
I is for Inuksuk
I Know Here
That’s Very Canadian
Ting Ting (Vancouver)
Town is By the Sea (Nova Scotia)

EUROPE (SCANDINAVIA is separately listed)
All Aboard the London Bus
Books! Books! Books!: Explore the Amazing Collection of the British Library
Breaking Stalin’s Nose
The Bumper Book of London
Charlotte in London
A Child’s Christmas in Wales
The Christmas Carp (Prague)
The Christmas Eve Ghost (Liverpool)
Crossing the Gotthard (Switzerland)
An Elephant in the Garden (Dresden, Germany)
Father May I Come? (Netherlands)
Flowers for Sarajevo
A Giraffe Goes to Paris
The Golden Basket (Belgium)
The Great Trouble: A Mystery of London, the Blue Death and a Boy Called Eel
Greyfriars Bobby (Edinburgh, Scotland)
Hamzat’s Journey: A Refugee Diary (Chechnya)
The High World (Austria)
The Hollow Land (Cumbria, UK)
I See the Sun in Russia
Island Summer (Greece)
Katie Morag and the Birthdays (Scotland)
A Lion in Paris
The Little Riders (Netherlands)
London Calls
The London Eye Mystery
Lucy and Tom’s Christmas (UK)
The Magic Meadow (Switzerland)
The Matchbox Diary (Italy)
Megan’s Year: An Irish Traveler’s Story
Mikis and the Donkey (Corfu)
Olivia Goes to Venice
Orani: My Father’s Village (Sardinia)
The Orphan Singer (Venice)
Pancakes-Paris
Pippo the Fool (Florence, Italy)
Puffling Patrol (Iceland)
R is for Russia
Swallows and Amazons series(England)
T is for Turkey
This is Rome
The Three Golden Keys (Prague)
Through Time: London
Tobias Has a Birthday (Greenland)
The Tower of London
Twenty and Ten (France)
A Walk in London
A Walk in Paris
The Wheel on the School (Netherlands)
Zeraffa Giraffa (Paris)

ISLAMIC
A list of 18 picture books for understanding Islam and Islamic cultures
A Long Pitch Home
Mabrook! A World of Muslim Weddings

CARIBBEAN ISLANDS
All the Way to Havana (Cuba)
Caribbean Dream
Drum Dream Girl (Cuba)
Drummer Boy of John John (Trinidad and Tobago)
Haiti My Country
An Island Christmas(Trinidad)
La Isla
La Noche Buena: A Christmas Story (Cuban culture in Little Havana)
Little Man (Caribbean)
Malaika’s Costume
My Havana: Memories of a Cuban Boyhood
My Little Island (Montserrat)
Painted Dreams (Haiti)
Running the Road to ABC (Haiti)
Salsa Stories (Cuba, Puerto Rico)
Tap Tap (Haiti)

MEXICO/CENTRAL&SOUTH AMERICA/LATINO
Abuela’s Weave (Guatemala)
Abuelo (Argentina)
Amazon Boy (Brazil)
And Now Miguel (New Mexico)
Armando and the Blue Tarp School (Mexico)
Becoming Naomi Leon (California/Mexico)
Biblioburro: A True Story from Columbia
Bravo!: Poems About Amazing Hispanics
Calling the Doves
The Cazuela that the Farm Maiden Stirred
Clemente!
Dear Primo: A Letter to My Cousin (Mexico)
Dia de los Muertos (Mexico)
Dolores Huerta: A Hero to Migrant Workers
The Dreamer (Chile)
The Fabulous Fireworks Family (Mexico)
The Fiesta of the Tortillas (El Salvador)
Funny Bones: Pasada and his Day of the Dead Calaveras
Hands of the Maya (Belize)
Hands of the Rain Forest (Panama)
Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez
Juana and Lucas (Columbia)
Julio’s Magic
A Kite for the Day of the Dead (Guatemala)
M is for Mexico
Mama and Papa Have a Store (Guatemala)
Maria Had a Little Llama (Peru)
Martin de Porres: The Rose in the Desert (Peru)
Mayeros: A Yucatec Maya Family (Mexico)
Nine Days to Christmas (Mexico)
Niño Wrestles the World (Mexico)
On the Pampas (Argentina)
The Quest for Z: The True Story of Explorer Percy Fawcett and a Lost City in the Amazon
Rainbow Weaver (Guatemala)
Salsa Stories (multiple regions)
Saturday Market (Mexico)
Saturday Sancocho (Columbia)
Sawdust Carpets (Guatemala)
Separate is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation (California)
The Streets are Free (Venezuela)
Tito Puente: Mambo King (Spanish Harlem)
Tonight is Carnaval (Peru)
Up and Down the Andes (Peru)
Welcome to My Neighborhood: A Barrio ABC (Puerto Rican-American)
When the Slave Esperanca Garcia Wrote a Letter (Brazil)

MULTIPLE CULTURES
All in a Day
Around the World
Around the World Right Now
Around the World with Mouk: A Trail of Adventure
At the Same Moment Around the World
Atlas of Adventures
Atlas of Miniature Adventures
Atlas of Oddities
By Day By Night
Children Around the World: A Photographic Treasury of the Next Generation
City Atlas
The Hello Atlas
Houses and Homes
How Hippo Says Hello
How People Live
If America Were a Village/If the World Were a Village
If You Lived Here: Houses of the World
I’m New Here
Is Anybody Up?
Let’s Eat: What Children Eat Around the World
Little Treasures: Endearments from Around the World
Maps
My Librarian is a Camel: How Books are Brought to Children Around the World
Off to Class: Incredible and Unusual Schools Around the World
On the Same Day in March
One World, One Day
Our Grandparents: A Global Album
Our World of Water: Children and Water Around the World
Pedal It: How Bicycles Are Changing the World
People
Playground
A Ride on Mother’s Back: A Day of Baby Carrying Around the World
School Days Around the World
A School Like Mine
Take Shelter: At Home Around the World
Their Great Gift: Courage, Sacrifice, and Hope in a New Land
This Child, Every Child: A Book About the World’s Children
This is How We Do It:One Day in the Lives of Seven Kids from around the World
Traveling Man: The Journey of Ibn Battuta 1325-1354
The Travels of Benjamin Tudela
Walk This World at Christmastime
We Came to America
Where Children Sleep
Yum! Yuck! A Foldout Book of People Sounds

NATIVE AMERICAN/FIRST PEOPLES
Bo at Ballard Creek
The Birchbark House (Anishinabe)
Buffalo Bird Girl (Hidatsa)
Canoeing with the Cree
The Christmas Coat: Memories of My Sioux Childhood(Rosebud Sioux)
Doesn’t Fall Off His Horse (Kiowa)
Dragonfly Kites (Cree)
Dreamcatcher (Ojibwe)
Fatty Legs (Inuit)
Grandpa’s Girls (Interior Salish)
If You Were At…The First Thanksgiving
In the Footsteps of Crazy Horse (Lakota)
Jim Thorpe: Original All-American (Sac and Fox)
King Island Christmas(King Island Eskimo)
The Navajo Code Talkers
Nickommoh! A Thanksgiving Celebration
The Night the Grandfather’s Danced (Ute)
On Mother’s Lap (Inuit)
Paiute Princess: The Story of Sarah Winnemucca (Paiute)
Sacagawea (Shoshone; Hidatsa)
Squanto and the First Thanksgiving (Patuxet)
Squanto’s Journey
Taku Wadaka He? (Dakota)
The Unbreakable Code (Navajo)
We Rode the Wind: Recollections of Native American Life
When the Shadbush Blooms (Lenni Lenape)
Who Was First?: Discovering the Americas (Iroquois, Aztec, Inca, Mayan)
Wild Berries = Pikaci-Minisa (Cree)
The Year of Miss Agnes (Athabascan)

REFUGEES
Her Right Foot
Refugee — Alan Gratz
World Refugee Day: open your heart with these books

SCANDINAVIAN AUTHORS/STORIES
Adventures with Waffles
Bera the One-Headed Troll
Bicycling to the Moon
The Birthday Cake
The Children of Noisy Village
Children of the Forest
Christmas Eve at Santa’s
Christmas in Noisy Village
The Christmas Tomten
D’Aulaire’s Book of Trolls
The Ditch Picnic
Don’t Count Your Chicks
Eat Your Art Out
Elsa Beskow — elves among the birches
Elsa Beskow — gingerbread kindness
Erik and the Christmas Horse
Finn Family Moomintroll
Flicka, Ricka, Dicka and the Strawberries
Flicka, Ricka, Dicka, and their New Friend
Finn Family Moomintroll
Follow the Line Around the World
Gingerbread Baby
Hakon of Rogen’s Saga
The Heartless Troll
Hilda and the Stone Forest
In the Troll Wood
In Wintertime
Lotta on Troublemaker Street
Lotta’s Christmas Surprise
Lucia and the Light
Lucia Child of Light
My Happy Life
Odd and the Frost Giants
Ollie’s Ski Trip
Pelle’s New Suit
The Perfect Wizard: Hans Christian Andersen
Peter and Lotta’s Christmas
Pippi Longstocking
Pippi Longstocking’s After-Christmas Party
Pom and Pim
Rasmus and the Vagabond
A Ride on the Red Mare’s Back
Shadow on the Mountain
Sigurd and His Brave Companions
Snow Treasure
The Spettecake Holiday
Stina
Stina’s Visit
The Story of Rolf and the Viking Bow
The Terrible Troll-Bird
Tillie the Terrible Swede
The Tomten
The Tomten’s Christmas Porridge
The Troll with No Heart in His Body
Welcome Back Sun
Who Will Comfort Toffle?:A Tale of Moomin Valley

MISCELLANEOUS
Anno’s USA
All-of-a-Kind Family – Orthodox Jew
Appalachia: The Voices of Sleeping Birds
The Arrival
The Journey (Amish)
My Wilderness: An Alaskan Adventure (Fox Island, Alaska)
Sailing Home: The Story of a Childhood at Sea
When I Was Young in the Mountains (Appalachia)