Baby Books Featuring Different Countries and Cultures

Best Multicultural Baby Books

October 24, 2019

Best Multicultural Baby Books

Best Multicultural Baby Books
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 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

Whoever said babies are too young to learn about different cultures? Here at Babylist, we love celebrating the diversity of Planet Earth, and with countless, beautifully varied cultures around the globe, we think it’s never too early to learn about and appreciate other people and their traditions.

At the same time, some concepts will forever be universal. No matter where in the world they are, kids will always play, families and friends will always love each other and babies will always be adorable (obviously).

So we’ve gathered a list of books that can help teach little ones both of these important concepts: we should celebrate our differences and respect each others’ cultures, and also remember that we humans are all the same in so many ways.

Meet seven children from around the world: there’s Kian from Iran, Daphine from Uganda, Romeo from Italy, and several others. We see where they live; we meet their parents; we spend a day in their shoes. The takeaway? The games we play may be different, but all over the world, kids are kids and people are people—and we are all beautiful.

This Is How We Do It: One Day in the Lives of Seven Kids from around the World

$10.89

Friends don’t have to be exactly alike, and this book encourages us to celebrate our differences. Friends can have different personalities, appearances, talents and cultures, and inclusivity makes everything more fun!

A Rainbow of Friends

$4.99

Filled with gorgeous, emotive illustrations, this book celebrates all babies all over the world. Babies are born every day, and they’re not only adorable, but splendidly diverse as well.

Everywhere Babies

$5.99

Whoever you are, there are other little ones out there just like you. They may not look the same as you, or talk the same as you, or have the same life as you, but inside we’re all the same.

Whoever You Are

$3.99

Join Carmelita as she walks through her neighborhood and greets all her neighbors in their languages, including Spanish, French, Japanese and Swahili. This book is a fun and easy way to introduce babies and toddlers to basic greetings in multiple languages.

Say Hello!

$13.59

Babies love to look at other babies. With photos of babies from 17 cultures around the world, this book is a perfect introduction to diversity and culture.

Global Babies

$5.99

The market is a very exciting place! As baby secretly collects food in mama’s basket, little ones will love learning about the culture of this Nigerian marketplace.

Baby Goes to Market

$12.88

Little Yoko has brought her favorite sushi lunch to school today—yum! But when the other students think her lunch looks gross, their teacher finds a way to celebrate cultural foods in a fun and inviting way. And maybe Yoko can get a classmate to like sushi after all.

Yoko

$6.64

This simple yet charming book will teach your baby to find shapes in their daily activities through examples both familiar and new. While the round moon will be familiar to all little ones around the world, the rectangular lucky money envelopes will be new to those learning about Asian culture.

Round is a Mooncake: A Book of Shapes

$7.99

There are two Mrs. Gibsons: a Japanese mother and an African-American grandmother. They may be very different people, but the love they give to one little girl is the same. This sweet book is a beautiful introduction to growing up biracial and the merging of two family cultures.

Two Mrs. Gibsons

$8.00

A mother begs the animals of Thailand not to wake her baby. As you hear the different sounds animals make in Thailand (animals sound different in other languages!), the gentle rhyming and soft-colored illustrations might just soothe your own baby to sleep.

Hush! A Thai Lullaby

$6.52

Beautifully detailed with glimpses of Alaskan Inuit culture, this story shares a reassuring and universal message about a parent’s unconditional love for a child.

Mama, Do You Love Me?

$5.99

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

What Can You Do With a Paleta?

$7.08

What toddler doesn’t love “Wheels on the Bus”? Now you can take the beloved song to another part of the world and help your little one learn about India—from tuk tuks (rickshaw taxis) to elephants to rupees.

The Wheels on the Tuk Tuk

$10.98

If there really is a human race, why are we racing? Are there winners and losers? As one child wonders about the goal of the human race, a very important message is brought forward: “Shouldn’t it be that you just try your best? And that’s more important than beating the rest?” Through clever wordplay, your toddler can learn what it means to be a good global citizen.

Is There Really a Human Race?

$12.29
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