Multicultural Kids Holiday Gift Ideas: Books & Magazines

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Aisha The Indian Princess

Aisha the Indian PrincessOur children are our future and if we can help to make the world a friendlier and more peaceful place by encouraging them to embrace differences at an early age this can only help.

A teacher writes: “Each of the stories are lovely and I am going to enjoy reading them to my class.”

Aisha the Indian Princess*****


Jennifer of Spanish Playground says: “ArteKids is a series of beautiful bilingual books. They introduce kids to basic concepts like colors and numbers in Spanish and English. They also introduce them to art by incorporating works from the San Antonio Museum of Art.”

Leanna of All Done Monkey says: “These innovative, bilingual books are a fun way to introduce your children to classical and traditional art, at the same time as they learn concepts like numbers and shapes.”


Barefoot Books

Barefoot BookDiscount for MKB readers: MULTICULTURAL, 25% off, one time use only, everything at Barefoot Books Shop (valid through 12/14/13).

Stephanie of InCultureParent says: “Barefoot Books is a fantastic publisher of multicultural kids books. They feature stories from around the world with beautiful illustrations. Some of my kids favorite books are Barefoot titles like The Story Tree, The Real Princess, Tenzin’s Deer and LinYe’s Lantern. They also have a good selection of bilingual books as well in French and Spanish.”

Jennifer of Spanish Playground says: “Barefoot Books has a wonderful selection of books for children learning Spanish. They are beautiful and many are culturally relevant.” (Read her review).

Barefoot Books*****

Be Bilingual

Be BilingualLeanna of All Done Monkey says: “This book is an amazing resource for any family considering raising their children to be bilingual.  It has advice from both linguistic experts as well as bilingual families.”


Best4Future Bilingual/Chinese Bookstore

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Discount for MKB readers: holiday15, 15% off everything
(valid 11/25/2013 – 12/31/2013)

This Chinese/bilingual bookstore provides quality Chinese/bilingual books, textbooks, dictionaries, CDs, DVDs, softwares and games for children and parents.

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Bilingual Is Better

Bilingual Is BetterJennifer of Spanish Playground says: “This book is a great resource for anyone raising kids with two or more languages. It is practical, readable and full of valuable perspective.” (Read her review).

Ashley of Family on the Loose says: “This thought-provoking book provides readers with a combination of research, politics, and personal anecdotes to support bilingualism. While the book emphasizes Latino families in the United States, the ideas and stories are relevant and exciting for all families hoping to give their children the gift of two languages.”

Bilingual Is Better was also the first book discussed in Multicultural Kid Blogs’ Book Club!


Carole P. Roman

Carole P. RomanJennifer of Spanish Playground says: “These books introduce kids to other cultures by describing daily activities they can relate to. The pictures are full of cultural references and avoid stereotypes. There are books for South Korea, Mexico and Norway.”  (Read her review).



CricketGiselle of Kids Yoga Stories says: “It’s exciting to receive our Baby Bug magazine through the mail slot. We run to the couch and snuggle up to read together. Our 2-year-old daughter loves the songs, poems, and stories. Always a treat!”

Leanna of All Done Monkey says: “My son loves his Baby Bug magazine!  This year we are graduating to Lady Bug – en español!”


Daria – World Music for Children

Daria - In the AndesDiscount code for MKB readers: Use the code “HAPPYHOLIDAYS” to get 10% off on all items from DARIA’s Little Village Store

Jennifer of Spanish Playground says: “Daria’s music is a wonderful introduction to world cultures. Her ebook about Peru is great for any child learning Spanish!” (Read her review).

Carrie of Crafty Moms Share says: “Daria’s music is wonderful. We love all the CD’s we have by her and listen to them all the time. Her craft ideas as well as products are always great quality and original. It is the perfect place to find a gift that is not available everywhere and that will have some educational value to it.” (Read her review).


Family on the Loose

From “It’s not only a guide to family travel – it’s a complete guide to being an interesting, engaged, and intercultural family.” (Read the review).

From MidWest Book Review: “Point-by-point advice along with reproducible checklists and activity sheets enrich this “must-have” reference and resource for family vacations! … Now you have an excuse to put fun first: it’s for the kids!” (Read the review).

Family on the Loose*****

Heritage Language

Jennifer of Spanish Playground says: “Heritage Language publishes bilingual picture books in Spanish and English. The books come with an audio CD and are wonderful resources for learning language and culture.”  (Read her review).


Kids Yoga Stories

Kids Yoga StoriesAmanda of The Educators’ Spin On It says: “Kids Yoga Stories have provided my family an easy way to introduce Yoga into our daily routine. They are excellent books to get kids moving and learning about the world at the same time.”

Jennifer of Spanish Playground says: “Kids Yoga Stories has several Spanish language books. These stories weave yoga poses into the narration. They are a wonderful resource for children learning Spanish.” (Read her review).

Leanna of All Done Monkey says: “My active preschooler adores these books.  They engage his body, mind, and spirit.”  (Read her review).

Sofia Spanish - Kids Yoga Stories - Hispanic Heritage Month Blog Hop*****

LA librería

LA LiberiaCarrie of Crafty Moms Share says: “This is the perfect place to find a book in Spanish for your child aged 1-16. La Libreria will help your Spanish book shelf grow!”

Cosas que pasan - LA Libreria - Multicultural Kid Blogs First Anniversary - Another Giveaway!


Lee and Low Books

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Discount for MKB readers: MKB2013, 25% off (valid through 12/15/2013).

Erica of What Do We Do All Day says: “Lee and Low are committed to publishing quality multicultural books. They have a range of titles for children of all ages featuring contemporary stories, biographies and folktales from around the world.”

Leanna of All Done Monkey says: “Lee and Low is dedicated to producing storybooks that all children can relate to and enjoy.  Their books are always high quality and engaging.”  (Read her review).

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National Geographic Kids

Amanda of The Educators’ Spin On It says: “Their books are colorful and well written for the fact loving kid and encompass a vast array of topics. A favorite of all of my children ages 1, 3 and 7 years old.”

National Geographic Kids - Egyptian Mythology - MKB Birthday Party Giveaway*****

Stress Free Kids

Jennifer of Spanish Playground says: “These books and CDs help children relax and manage stress. Several are available in Spanish for native speakers. They can also be used with children learning Spanish.”  (Read her review).

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