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Children of the World Book

Children of the World Book

Introducing your children to the similarities and wonderful differences of kids around the world.

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Barefoot Books Children of the World depicts kids of a wide range of shapes, sizes, races, abilities and lifestyles from countries and cultures all over the world. From enjoying special days to trying on silly hats, this award-winning picture book celebrates the big ideas and everyday moments that all children share.

A simple narrative and stunning hand-painted illustrations invite both small children and independent readers to think about their own experiences while providing a window into the experiences of others.

At the end, 15 pages of notes explain the detailed illustrations, encouraging meaningful conversations about diversity and inclusion. Older children will be empowered to explore these important issues on their own.


  • develops language skills
  • develops reading skills 
  • introduces diversity and inclusion around the world 
  • opens your child’s mind to different cultures
  • offers an opportunity to bond and have meaningful conversations with you child


Recommended Age

3-10 years

Product Details

- Page count: 64 including 15 pages of notes to help you get the most out the book
- Dimensions: 25.5 x 29cm

Awards, Accolades & Media Reviews

- Gold Medal Winner, Moonbeam Awards, 2016
- Brain Child Award Winner, Tillywig Toy & Media Awards, 2016
- Silver Award for Juvenile Nonfiction, Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Award, 2016
- Featured on The Today Show, 2016
- Children’s Nonfiction Picture Book Gold Winner, NAPRA Nautilus Awards, 2017
- Multicultural Book of the Month, Colours of Us Blog, 2016
- Books That Bring People Together, School Library Journal, 2018
- 111 of Our Favorite Kids Books in 2021, PBS, 2021

"[Children of the World] takes its readers on a visual trek across the globe, where they discover that — despite our different clothes and homes and languages — we are more alike than different" — Caryl Stern, President & CEO, U.S. Fund for UNICEF

"A wonderful resource for igniting a spirit of wonder, appreciation, and belonging in children representing a beautiful variety of geographic places, cultures, and experiences" – Daydreamers Press

"An ambitious book that succeeds in capturing all manner of diversity of the human species" – Booklist Review

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