Readers go around the world

Book List

November 14, 1999

Throughout his school years, your child will be exploring other lands and other cultures. Rosemarie Clark, Donna Hawkins and Beth Vachon, authors of "The School-Savvy Parent," offer these resources to supplement this experience.

* "A Child's Celebration of the World," (Music for Little People, Warner Bros. Records, 1998): Older and younger kids will enjoy the multicultural songs performed by a variety of musicians. Check your local children's book or toy store or write to Music for Little People, P.O. Box 1460, Redway, Calif. 95560-1460. Call 800-346-4445 or e-mail the company at

* "The Kingfisher Young People's Atlas of the World," by Philip Steele (New York: Kingfisher, 1997): A good resource that includes lands, peoples and customs from around the globe.

* "People" by Peter Spier (New York: Doubleday, 1988): A wonderful introduction for younger kids to the ways that people are alike and different.

* "Traditions Around the World: Games," by Godfrey Hall (New York: Thomson Learning, 1995): Describes and gives the rules for many of the world's most popular games.

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