Around the World Reads

There’s a little less than a month left in the library’s summer reading program for kids, Around the World in 30 Days of Reading. The travel theme encourages participants to look outside their own experience and read more widely and diversely. The library is here to help you on your journey, if you’re having trouble finding a story set in or from a different country – check out the list below! There are stories from almost every continent in a variety of levels and genres. Start in the rolling hills of Scotland, take a peek at life in Pakistan, imagine yourself in the middle of the Amazon.

You never know what you might discover about the world in a good book!



The Red Pencil by Andrea Davis Pinkney – Sudan

Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor- Nigeria

Auma’s Long Run by Eucabeth Odhiambo – Kenya

Baby Goes to Market by Atinuke – Nigeria

The Water Princess by Susan Verde – Burkina Faso

My Painted House, My Friendly Chicken and Me by Maya Angelou – South Africa



A Crack in the Sea by H.M. Bouwman- Vietnam

Amal Unbound by Aisha Saeed- Pakistan

Bronze and Sunflower by Cao Wenxuan- China

Escape from Aleppo by N. H. Senzai- Syria

The Night Diary by Veera Hiranandani- India



The Mad Wolf’s Daughter by Diane Magras- Scotland

Hero on a Bicycle by Shirley Hughes – Italy

The Mysterious Howling by Maryrose Wood – England

Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans – France

West of the Moon by Margi Preus – Norway

Breaking Stalin’s Nose by Eugene Yelchin- Russia

North America


Parrots over Puerto Rico by Susan L. Roth – Puerto Rico

Ghost Boys by Jewell Parker Rhodes – US

Front Desk by Kelly Yang – California

The Parker Inheritance by Varian Johnson – South Carolina

Julián is a Mermaid by Jessica Love – New York

South America

Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan – Mexico

Caminar by Skila Brown – Guatemala

Serafina’s Promise by Ann E. Burg – Haiti

Journey to the River Sea by Eva Ibbotson – Amazon Rainforest

Biblioburro by Jeanette Winter – Colombia

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