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

Hardcover, 52 pages
Expected publication: May 2nd 2017 by Chronicle Books
Source: Raincoast Books

As the tag line of this book states, This is How We Do It illustrates a day in the lives of seven different children from around the world. These kids hail from different financial situations, some of them are from more affluent families than others and this is reflected in their daily lives and activities. On the whole, I found this picturebook very interesting as it gave me glimpses of 7 real children around the world who, the author is sure to specify, do not represent any culture wholly but are expressions of their own families and circumstances.

I think This is How We Do It will be invaluable as a tool to widen the horizons of kids who are just beginning to be understand how the world works. I also appreciate the photographs included at the end of the book that show the children with their families and reiterate their ‘realness.’ This picturebook would be an excellent introduction to social studies and world studies.

Recommended.

If My Love Were a Fire Truck: A Daddy’s Love Song by Luke Reynolds

If My Love Were a Fire Truck: A Daddy’s Love Song by Luke Reynolds

Hardcover, 32 pages Published April 18th 2017 by Doubleday Books for Young Readers Source: Publisher Ugh, this was so sweet. A father’s ode to his son, each verse dripping with feeling and promise. The art is just as uplifting. For all those dads who don’t have the words, Luke Reynolds has solved your problem. Express […]

The Cover Wars

The Cover Wars

I wonder if for the rest of my life, I’ll be haunted by beautiful days. On one cloudless, radiant summer afternoon, Lake Devereaux lost everything. The car crash claimed the lives of her best friend and boyfriend, the people who had become her family after her own fell apart. But she doesn’t have to lose […]