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Best Multicultural Baby Books

July 13, 2016

Best Multicultural Baby Books

Best Multicultural Baby Books
 Introducing your child to new cities, countries, and cultures, these books will help your child become curious, open-minded, and considerate.Best Multicultural Baby Books

Help your little one learn about the world beyond their front door with these incredible books about our global community! Introducing your child to new cities, countries, and cultures, these books will help your child become curious, open-minded, and considerate.

The tension between the Star-Belly Sneetches and the Plain-Belly Sneetches is a wonderful metaphor which teaches the importance of tolerance and acceptance in a globalized world. This is one of the famous Dr. Seuss’s most compelling treatments of social issues.

The Sneetches and Other Stories


Photos of babies from seventeen cultures around the world, woven together by simple narration. A big hit with babies because (true story) they like to look at other babies.

Global Babies


Your little one will love to look at these pictures of baby animals from around the world.

Baby Animals Of The World


Adults and children alike will enjoy the London facts in this book; it’s especially delightful to read books in this series about cities you are likely to visit.

This Is London


You can’t beat this book’s message which reads for example, “Shouldn’t it be that you just try your best? / And that’s more important than beating the rest?” Teach baby to be a good global citizen!

Is There Really a Human Race?


Learn to count with this beautifully illustrated book full of iconic San Francisco landmarks. The author lives in San Francisco and was inspired by her explorations there.

San Francisco: A Book of Numbers


There is nothing a baby likes better than to see another baby’s face, and your child will find it fascinating to see how other children around the world are carried!

Carry Me


A sleeping pastry chef dreams of bonbons and crêpes flying over the streets of Paris?! Seriously, what could be better than that?

Frere Jacques


This simple yet charming book will teach your baby shapes as well as familiarity with Asian culture.

Round is a Mooncake: A Book of Shapes


Get baby started on their career as a diplomat by teaching them how to say hello in ten different languages!

Hello, World!


A book that deals realistically and humorously with themes of sibling rivalry and togetherness.

Julius, the Baby of the World


Not only does this book teach your child about Alaskan Inuit culture, it also shares a reassuring and beautiful message about a parent’s unconditional love for a child.

Mama, Do You Love Me?


This Caldecott honor book (based on a folktale from the African Ashanti people) is a wonderful, fun, and age-appropriate way to introduce your little one to a mythical hero from a far-away country’s culture.

Anansi the Spider


The story of a little Japanese girl named Momo can’t wait to use the red boots and umbrella she received on her birthday. So she waits eagerly for a rainy day.



This bilingual, easy-to-read book gives a tour of a Mexican neighborhood through the eyes of a child who is incredibly excited about a paleta (a Mexican popsicle).

What Can You Do With a Paleta?


The story of the elephant-headed Ganesha from India when he was a baby with a sweet tooth: sure to charm your child with its unique illustrations.

Ganesha’s Sweet Tooth


This is a really beautiful book about growing up biracial: it describes good times with a Japanese mother and an African American grandmother.

Two Mrs. Gibsons


This tells the heartwarming story of two children living on opposite sides of the southern US border who become unlikely friends. This bilingual book not only teaches culture, but kindness and bravery.

Friends From the Other Side


A Native American girl worries about her beloved good-luck cat as he keeps getting into scrapes and adventures: a touching tale of pet ownership.

The Good Luck Cat


A mother begs the animals of Thailand not to wake her baby. Not only will this soothe your baby to sleep, you will get to find out the different noises animals make in Thailand (for example, the lizard says “Tuk-ghaa! Tuk-ghaa!”).

Hush! A Thai Lullaby


The Best Multicultural Books for Babies

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