Worldwide Buddies is a series of fictional, educational stories with characters from different countries that allow readers to imagine a more beautifully complex world. Stories are designed to promote cultural awareness and introduce little ones to diverse realities and wonders of the world, early on.
Each story explores a different underlying social, cultural, or political concept. This is done through simple plots and characters who face everyday challenges that are universal and relevant to every child. The stories tackle serious topics in a light-hearted, funny and positive way.
We are a group of adult-looking, curious thinkers (but still children at heart), who came together wanting to create books that encourage children to also become curious thinkers. Thinkers that question, explore and accept, whatever that may be.
Our aim is to give children friends from different parts of the world and help them grow into open-minded, 21st-century individuals that embrace diversity.
Stories will be available individually, or through a subscription model, so that children can receive a new story in the mail every 8 weeks. Books will be sold as a standalone product, or as part of a story box, with activities and souvenirs inspired by the story, access to digital experiences, and props for story time.
Join our Wait List for our first story & story box, A Marvelous Mexican Misunderstanding (for ages 6-10). Discover Mexico’s marvelous wonders and follow Adri while he uncovers the biggest misunderstanding…in the history of misunderstandings! The book will become available for purchase this February!
ONE MORE THING:
The 5th Annual Twitter Party is coming! Join us for great conversations, fun prizes and the chance to # ReadYourWorld on 1/27/18!
Join us on Jan 27th, 9pm EST for 5th annual Multicultural Children’s Book Day Twitter Party! We promise it will be a fun and fast-paced hour of great book conversations, sharing of diverse book ideas and lots of prizes. Follow the hashtag #ReadYourWorld to join the conversation and to also win one of 12-5 book bundles and one Grand Prize Book Bundle (12 books) that will be given away at the party!
We will be giving away Book Bundles every 6 minutes!
Twitter Party Details:
When: Saturday, January 27th
Time: 9 pm to 10 pm EST
Where: On Twitter!
Sponsored By: Scholastic Reading Clubs
Hosted by: Co-Founders Valarie Budayr of Jump Into a Book and Mia Wenjen from PragmaticMom!
We will be discussing the state of children’s book publishing and giving away diversity book bundles every six minutes! We invite EVERYONE to join us: authors, publishers, parents, caregivers, librarians, KidLit lovers. You don’t have to be an author or publisher sponsor to join us! Let’s talk about our favorite multicultural and diverse children’s books, authors, and illustrators!