Child’s Play is an independent publisher, specializing in whole child development, focused play, life skills and values. Child’s Play products bring out the best in children (and adults) of all levels of ability, enabling them to work and play together. Our program consists of books, games, toys and associated materials. [Read more…]
Capstone Young Readers is BACK as a Silver Sponsor MCBD2017!
Capstone is a long-time supporter of our initiative and we can’t say enough good things about them. Their team is wonderful to work with, their books are delightful, and Project Manager Becky is tickled that they are fellow Minnesotans to boot!
Inspired by imagination and curiosity, Capstone Young Readers creates entertaining and informative reading experiences that generate excitement and love for reading. Their products include Board books, young readers, middle readers, graphic novels, nonfiction/reference, craft, how-to, drawing, and seasonal titles. [Read more…]
My name is Yvette and I am the author and illustrator of 2 childrens’ books – Gus the Traveler & I Want To Be. As an educator by profession, I have also written short stories, poems & educational papers.
I am very happy and thankful to contribute with this post as a guest of MCBD blog.
There are many rich and beautiful multicultural books, all sharing wonderful, meaningful messages, and/or inspirational stories. As a book lover, I have created over the years my own personal home based library. Today I want to share with all of you 5 book suggestions which make up part of my treasured library.
1. Red is Dragon by Roseanne Thong – This beautiful book exposes kids to colors, where they can learn about the Chinese-American culture. This book can’t miss being part of your personal library.
(Guest post from The Pack-n-Go Girls’ Janelle Diller)
Several years ago I was working on Mystery of the Thief in the Night, our Pack-n-Go Girls adventure about a girl from Seattle who sails to Mexico. Lisa, my business partner, and I had just made a conscious decision to make sure our American characters were as diverse as our international ones. And so I turned to my friend Angela, a first generation Chinese-American woman, for help in creating an Asian American character as the American girl in the story. She helped me, of course, with language and cultural details that I didn’t know. But the most important thing she did for me was to give me perspective. As we were winding down the conversation, she said, “Janelle, I’m so excited that you’re adding a Chinese American girl to your story. I can’t tell you how much it would have meant to me as a child to read a book that had a girl who looked like me in it.” [Read more…]