children's books about India

August 30, 2013

We've been choosing one country a week to learn about (we're using the Eat Your Way Around the World) and last week we "went" to India. 

I'm always a little worried about the menu--since these are all recipes we've never tried before, but everything was delicious! I really recommend this book if you have a kid who is interested cooking or about different cultures. 

I've been trying to gather up some books about the country we are studying and these are the ones we liked the best: 

Elephants Never Forget! This is a great read aloud for all ages, but my 2 year old especially loved it. We read it over and over. The illustrations are fantastic. I'd like to own this one. 

One Grain Of Rice: A Mathematical Folktale I've mentioned this one before, but it's worth mentioning again. Such a great lesson and always fun to read stories about clever girls. 

Baya, Baya, Lulla-by-a We learned a lot about the baya bird--my kids were fascinated by the nest and the tradition of making a lantern out of it after the bird is finished with it. 

Monsoon Afternoon Beautifully written and universally appealing--the story of a young boy and his grandfather playing in the rain together. 

The Monkey and the Crocodile: A Jataka Tale from India  I love Paul Galdone. This is one you can read over and over again. 

As always, I welcome any suggestions for other books to check out on this topic or any topic! Just leave me a comment! :) 

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