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Explore Other Cultures Through Reading

These books and activities will inspire kids interested in different cultures.
on July 04, 2013

Fact: Building reading into kids' schedules and regularly bringing additional books into the home for children positively impact kids' reading frequency. (The Kids and Family Reading Report™4th edition, conducted by Harrison Group and Scholastic, 2012.)

I leave books lying around the house for my kids to find on their own. It's fun to watch them discover the little book treats I display for them.  Because I work at Scholastic, it's easy to get my hands on new books regularly, but library books work, too. Just keep new books coming into the house regularly. For kids interested in other cultures, these books and activities should do the trick.

  1. World Refugees Book List. While it's impossible to truly imagine what it is like to be a refugee, reading age-appropriate books can help children get a better understanding of what life is like for a refugee child. Here are some amazing books to get them started.
  2. Taj Mahal Fun Facts. Did you know these true facts about the domed wonder in Agra, India?
  3. The 39 Clues. Read The 39 Clues books to follow Amy Cahill and her brother Dan as they travel the world to hunt for Clues. Each book takes readers to a different part of the world for an action-filled spy adventure.
  4. Harry Potter Sweepstakes. From 7/1 – 7/31, kids can enter for a chance to win a Harry Potter Hardcover Box Set including all 7 books. 

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