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BKLYN BookMatch 2016 Challenge: Read Around the World Picture Books

Challenge yourself in 2016! Read around the world with these 7 picture books for 7 continents. This list was created by librarians with the Brooklyn Public Library as a 2016 Reading Challenge. Would you like your own personalized list of reading suggestions? Visit BKLYN BookMatch

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Monsoon afternoon /

written by Kashmira Sheth ; illustrated by Yoshiko Jaeggi. |

In south east Asia, a young boy and his grandfather find much they can do together on a rainy day during monsoon season in India.

When the shadbush blooms /

by Carla Messinger, with Susan Katz ; illustrated by David Kanietakeron Fadden. |

In North America, a young Lenni Lenape Indian child describes her family's life through the seasons.

The herd boy /

Niki Daly. |

While caring for his grandfather's sheep and goat on the grasslands of South Africa, young Malusi dreams of everything from owning his own dog to becoming president one day.

Gabriella's song /

by Candace Fleming ; illustrated by Giselle Potter. |

In Europe, we meet Gabriella, from Venice, Italy, who shares her song with everyone she meets.

Diary of a wombat /

by Jackie French ; illustrated by Bruce Whatley. |

This wombat sleeps, eats, and makes mischief Down Under.

Maria had a little llama /

Angela Dominguez = Marâia tenâia una llamita / Angela Dominguez. |

Enjoy Maria's take on the classic song set in South America in the mountains of Peru.

A penguin story /

Antoinette Portis. |

Set in Antarctica, Edna the penguin searches for some color in her black, white, and blue world.