Reading around the world: five wonderful picture books to celebrate other cultures

One of our favorite Rosemary Wells books, Yoko shows how opening yourself up to the foods of a new culture--Yoko's sushi lunch--can enrich your life.

Kids are eager to find out what makes us all the same as well as what makes us different. Quartz magazine recently recommended picture books from every continent, saying, “We…believe the future is more multicultural than the past, and that a world with lower borders is one worth working toward. To that end, there’s a danger in telling children stories with just one worldview.” We at SkipKid couldn’t agree more. One way to help your kids discover the diverse and wonderful world is through picture books. Here are five of our favorites:

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