In Because You Are My Teacher, a group of students visit the wonders of the world. Author Sherry North recommends other books to take kids around the world--and beyond!
The Fortune-Tellers by Lloyd Alexander This clever tale about making your own fate is one of my favorite picture books. Kids will love the sly sense of humor and vivid illustrations of Cameroon, West Africa.
The Woman Who Outshone the Sun by Alejandro Cruz Martinez This ancient Mexican folktale explores how villagers treat an unusual newcomer--a theme that remains highly relevant today.
Bloomability by Sharon Creech Middle-grade readers will appreciate this novel set in a Swiss boarding school. I was drawn in by the intriguing setting and memorable, multicultural characters.