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BKLYN BookMatch Read Around the World Challenge, 7 Continents, 7 Picture Books

Up for a challenge in 2016? Try reading around the world with your kids. These seven picture books are each set on a different on different continent. Have fun reading and traveling around the world together, all from the comfort of your couch!

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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.