Why is it called Red Square?
Ben Franklin said, “Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.” These stories have a way of whisking your child away to a place not yet experienced or even imagined. Reading these stories allows your child’s imagination to fly...even through a sock with a friendly fox in the Into the Sock with Philip Fox series by Rosemary High. In A Trip to London, our fox friend Philip takes readers on a tour of London, England in a truly unique way. Through the magic of his sock, we experience the beauty of London from high atop the London Eye, the hustle and bustle of the streets, the contemplative quiet of St. Paul’s Cathedral, and much more. These imaginative experiences can transfer from the book into your child’s small world play, which is wonderful for building language skills!
Learning about and celebrating global diversity can make a lifelong impact on a child. Global awareness and compassion can begin at an early age - using fun, creative books like these that your child will love!
Rosemary is from Southeast England, and from a very young age has always loved to read and create stories with fantastical characters. After spending a couple of years teaching, she received her Masters in Creative Writing from the University of Lincoln, and was then promptly whisked away by her Texan husband to the Lone Star State where they currently live. They have two glorious children who Rosemary hopes will grow up to enjoy her stories and maybe even create some of their own.
A TRIP TO LONDONWritten by: Rosemary High Illustrated by: Laura Cianfriglia
Philip Fox has a magical green sock that transports him to wonderful places! In this book, he takes young readers on a trip to London, where he introduces them to wonderful places, including the Tower of London, St. Paul’s Cathedral, and Big Ben.
THABO AND THE LIONWritten by: Bronwyn S. Minnie Illustrated by: Daren Margarette P. Ramoran
Thabo is the five-year-old son of a Zulu chief in South Africa. He is going with the warriors on a hunt, and he wants to prove to them that he is brave. But when they hear the roar of a mighty lion, will Thabo be able to face his fears?
VASYA AND MASHA VIST RED SQUAREWritten by: Uliana Zharnikova Illustrated by: Natalia Fomina
Vasya and Masha are visiting Red Square in Moscow, Russia. There’s so much to see, like the Kremlin, the Czar Bell, and Saint Basil’s Cathedral. Vasya loves looking at it all until he gets lost. Where can he be?
CAT’S CROOKED TAIL AND THE LEANING TOWERWritten by: Silvia Sigorini Illustrated by: Charity Russell
Cat is a nice orange cat with an unusual crooked tail. The other cats make fun of Cat’s tail, so he feels very sad. But one day, Cat’s friend Stefano shows him a special tower in Italy which has something in common with Cat. What could it be?
BERND THE BEARWritten by: Miriam Betz Illustrated by: Malgorzata Godziuk
Bernd the bear lives in the Berlin Zoo in Germany, but life is boring there. Time to take a trip! Bernd discovers that there are many places to see in Berlin, but the people at each place run away as if they had never seen a bear before. Such a trip is not so easy for a bear in Berlin!
WALKING AROUND ROMEWritten by: Marilisa and Marco Bragazzi Illustrated by: Charity Russell
Marco and Maria are going on a family trip to Rome, Italy. They can’t wait to visit the sights of the city, especially the Colosseum! Will the family be able to enjoy the history of Rome, or will Marco’s hungry belly put an end to their family fun?
THE BEST PLACE IN LVIVWritten by: Olena Radova Illustrated by: Ivan Svibovich
Nikita, a six-year-old boy from Lviv, Ukraine, has an important homework assignment. He needs to visit his favorite place in Lviv and write about it, but Nikita doesn’t know which place to choose. Luckily, his older brother has a great idea!
THE CHOCOLATE BARS’ BIG ADVENTUREWritten by: Jane Chen Illustrated by: Yohanes Cokbun
Auntie Carry is going on a trip to Japan and China before visiting her nephew, Aaron. She buys Aaron a bag of chocolate bars as a gift, but she doesn't realize how much these chocolate bars love to travel!