Around the World in 5 Books for Kindergarteners

Written by Pat O’Neill

While your kindergartener is testing the limits of how many questions they can ask in a single day, you’re stocking their bookshelves with the resources they need to get the answers: books! They’re the best way to travel through space and time without leaving your living room.

We’ve gathered five of our favorite titles into a handy list for grown-ups looking to get their little readers a one-way ticket to literary love in a world so big and yet, in many ways, so small.

This Is How We Do It, by Matt Lamothe

What does one day have in store for seven kids from around the world? Follow these young people through a typical 24 hours in Italy, Japan, Iran, India, Peru, Uganda, and Russia. While the way they play may differ, the shared rhythm of these kids’ days unites them. Inspired by his own travels, author and illustrator Matt Lamonthe transports readers across the globe and back with this luminous and thoughtful picture book.

Love this book? Receive it in your first box along with the other books on this list when you sign up for Literati’s Club Nova.

Temple Cat, by Andrew Clements

Set in Ancient Egypt, Temple Cat tells the story of a special feline’s search for freedom. Andrew Clements contemporary classic is the perfect way for junior Egyptologists to learn the fascinating history of a bygone civilization.

Love this book? Receive it in your first box along with the other books on this list when you sign up for Literati’s Club Nova.

The Boy Who Spoke to the Earth, by Chris Burkard & David McClellan

Are you there, Earth? It’s me, a curious boy. This beautiful story follows one boy’s quest to find happiness on Earth with the help of Planet Earth herself. Together they see sweeping and scintillating landscapes, from tall mountains to coastal cliffs, but the boy has yet to find happiness. For that, he must look beyond geography in order to grasp the joy at the core of all of our natures.

Love this book? Receive it in your first box along with the other books on this list when you sign up for Literati’s Club Nova.

A Bike Like Sergio’s, by Maribeth Boelts &‎ Noah Z. Jones

Ruben knows his family can’t afford a new bike like his friend Sergio’s. So when Ruben sees a dollar bill fall out of someone’s purse, he picks it up and puts it in his pocket. But when he gets home, he discovers it’s not one dollar—it’s a hundred dollar bill, more than enough for a bike just like Sergio’s! But what about groceries for Ruben’s family and the woman who lost her money? A modern fable that will tug at your heartstrings.

Love this book? Receive it in your first box along with the other books on this list when you sign up for Literati’s Club Nova.

Circus Ship, by Chris Van Dusen

Legendary author Chris Van Dusen weaves an endearing story of unexpected friendship and solidarity told entirely in alliterative rhyme. Winsome visuals and thoughtful storytelling will give the Ringling Bros. a run for its money.

Love this book? Receive it in your first box along with the other books on this list when you sign up for Literati’s Club Nova.

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