SC and WS created a display to showcase the books that are related to the UN Global Goal #9 - Industry, Innovation, & Infrastructure. Here is what they have to say about their work:
"We didn’t know that much about our goal except that it had something to do with technology & buildings. We like our display because it is big it is unique and because no one has done our global goal before! And guess what, we do not not like our display at all! The thing that most people notice about our display is how many books are on it and all the tech that people take for granted!"
I think this book is very interesting and hilarious. The book is about a pigeon that doesn't want to take a bath. The flies stat following him, but then they left because they thought that he smelt bad. My favorite part of the book was when the flies started following him and then they flew away. I recommend this book to anyone who likes picture books and likes drawings. ~Review by KEM
This book holds many epic stories of gods and goddesses, titans and monsters!! These stories start with Geae (Mother Earth ) and ending with the story of Helen (the lethal beauty). My personal favorite part of the book the story of Hermes, but guess what? I'm not telling why! (hee hee) I think this book is great for people who are interested in Greek Mythology. ~Review by WS
This book is extraordinary. It holds secrets you never knew, a new world only unexplored by you, stories so real you are inside along with others who have read before you. My favorite part of the book is the part when they talk about Poseidon the god of the sea and earthquakes. This book contains facts about Gaia, Uranus, Cronus, Zeus and more. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is a fan of Greek Mythology and bad pictures. ~Review by SC
This book will blow you away because of it’s drawings. To summarize the book, it is about a boy who has never had a Christmas. One day, the boy got sick. When he was in bed, his mom got him a baby tree. They got a lot of cranes and candles. The boy made a wish for a samurai kite. My favorite part of the book was when they decorated the tree. Just because it looked so astonishing. I recommend this book to young kids who like reading simple books. ~ Review by LS
This is one of my favorite poem books. Under the Quilt of the Night is a picture book written in poem format. A conductor is running with a group of slaves through water, woods, and finally, a house. They stay there for one night but have to keep running because the slave owners have found the house while searching for the missing slaves. My favorite part is when the group of slaves reach a house of runaways and they use the patterns on the quilt to let people know they hide runaways. I would recommend this book to people who like reading about history, equality, and good endings. ~Review by DH
This book is a great book. The family learns that the relatives are coming. They started to clean around the house the house then they started cook. When it was time to clean up they swipe trash under the bed and they put anything in the closet and in the dresser. I think they had a great day. The dog and Bubba got in the mud so dad came to get them and made them take a bath. Then family came over. The ending was my favorite part because they got to go in the back of the truck with water and they were talking. And well the story is mostly about Bubba and Beau but it is so great. You should read it. I know you will enjoy it. It might well be your favorite book. I like it. Hope you like it. ~Review by DJ
I think this is a great book because it is funny and talks about a cat. Bandit's owners were moving. Bandit was wondering why they were moving boxes. Then Bandit runs away from the new house. My favorite part is when Bandit ran away from his new house. If you're like me who loves cats I totally recommend this book to you because Bandit is a cat. ~Review by ISB
The book Bad Kitty helps you learn your ABCs. Bad Kitty is about a kitty that turns from being a good kitty to a bad kitty because the owners ran out of kitty food. My favorite part of the book is when the owner didn’t have kitty/cat food and the cat wasn’t happy. I recommend this book to anyone who likes cats and I also recommend this book to people whose cat started to be mean when you were out of food. ~Review by DG
I am also reviewing The Rock Maiden: A Chinese Tale of Love to celebrate Multicultural Children’s Book Day. This is a retelling of an old Chinese legend surrounding the Amah rock in Hong Kong. Ling Yee is a beautiful young woman who falls in love with the fisherman Ching Yin. Eventually they are married and have a young son. When Ching Yen’s boat disappears after a storm, Ling Yee waits at the top of the cliff everyday waiting for his ship to return. Tin Hau, the Goddess of the Heavens is touched by Ling Yee’s devotion and turns her into stone. Does Chin Yee ever return? The author’s note gives more information on this unique land formation that is the inspiration from the tale. I really enjoyed this story. I love discovering new legends and folk tales and this one does not disappoint. The soft illustrations really convey the beauty and wistfulness of the tale.
About Multicultural Children’s Book Day:
Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2017 (1/27/18) is in its 5th year and was founded by Valarie Budayr from Jump Into A Book and Mia Wenjen from PragmaticMom. Our mission is to raise awareness of the ongoing need to include kids’ books that celebrate diversity in home and school bookshelves while also working diligently to get more of these types of books into the hands of young readers, parents and educators.
Current Sponsors: MCBD 2018 is honored to have some amazing Sponsors on board. 2018 MCBD Medallion Sponsors
HONORARY: Children’s Book Council, Junior Library Guild
PLATINUM:Scholastic Book Clubs
GOLD:Audrey Press, Candlewick Press, Loving Lion Books, Second Story Press, Star Bright Books, Worldwide Buddies
SILVER:Capstone Publishing, Author Charlotte Riggle, Child’s Play USA, KidLit TV, Pack-n-Go Girls, Plum Street Press
BRONZE: Barefoot Books, Carole P. Roman, Charlesbridge Publishing, Dr. Crystal Bowe, Gokul! World, Green Kids Club, Gwen Jackson, Jacqueline Woodson, Juan J. Guerra, Language Lizard, Lee & Low Books, RhymeTime Storybooks, Sanya Whittaker Gragg, TimTimTom Books, WaterBrook & Multnomah, Wisdom Tales Press
2018 Author Sponsors
Honorary Author Sponsors: Author/Illustrator Aram Kim and Author/Illustrator Juana Medina
Author Janet Balletta, Author Susan Bernardo, Author Carmen Bernier-Grand, Author Tasheba Berry-McLaren and Space2Launch, Bollywood Groove Books, Author Anne Broyles, Author Kathleen Burkinshaw, Author Eugenia Chu, Author Lesa Cline-Ransome, Author Medeia Cohan and Shade 7 Publishing, Desi Babies, Author Dani Dixon and Tumble Creek Press, Author Judy Dodge Cummings, Author D.G. Driver, Author Nicole Fenner and Sister Girl Publishing, Debbi Michiko Florence, Author Josh Funk, Author Maria Gianferrari, Author Daphnie Glenn, Globe Smart Kids, Author Kimberly Gordon Biddle, Author Quentin Holmes, Author Esther Iverem, Jennifer Joseph: Alphabet Oddities, Author Kizzie Jones, Author Faith L Justice , Author P.J. LaRue and MysticPrincesses.com, Author Karen Leggett Abouraya, Author Sylvia Liu, Author Sherri Maret, Author Melissa Martin Ph.D., Author Lesli Mitchell, Pinky Mukhi and We Are One, Author Miranda Paul, Author Carlotta Penn, Real Dads Read, Greg Ransom, Author Sandra L. Richards, RealMVPKids Author Andrea Scott, Alva Sachs and Three Wishes Publishing, Shelly Bean the Sports Queen, Author Sarah Stevenson, Author Gayle H. Swift Author Elsa Takaoka, Author Christine Taylor-Butler, Nicholette Thomas and MFL Publishing Author Andrea Y. Wang, Author Jane Whittingham Author Natasha Yim
We’d like to also give a shout-out to MCBD’s impressive CoHost Team who not only hosts the book review link-up on celebration day, but who also works tirelessly to spread the word of this event. View our CoHosts HERE.
TWITTER PARTY Sponsored by Scholastic Book Clubs: MCBD’s super-popular (and crazy-fun) annual Twitter Party will be held 1/27/18 at 9:00pm.
Join the conversation and win one of 12-5 book bundles and one Grand Prize Book Bundle (12 books) that will be given away at the party! http://multiculturalchildrensbookday.com/twitter-party-great-conversations-fun-prizes-chance-readyourworld-1-27-18/
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Free Empathy Classroom Kit for Homeschoolers, Organizations, Librarians and Educators: http://multiculturalchildrensbookday.com/teacher-classroom-empathy-kit/
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