Give Your Child the World: Raising Globally Minded Kids One Book at a Time

Give Your Child the World: Raising Globally Minded Kids One Book at a Time

Give Your Child the World: Raising Globally Minded Kids One Book at a Time

Give Your Child the World: Raising Globally Minded Kids One Book at a Time


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Young children live with awe and wonder as their daily companions. But as they grow, worries often crowd out wonder. Knowing this, how can parents strengthen their kids' love for the world so it sticks around for the long haul?

Thankfully, parents have at their fingertips a miracle vaccine—one that can boost their kids' immunity to the world's distractions. Well-chosen stories connect us with others, even those on the other side of the globe. Build your kids' lives on a story-solid foundation and you'll give them armor to shield themselves from the world’s cynicism. You'll give them confidence to persevere in the face of life's conflicts. You'll give them a reservoir of compassion that spills over into a lifetime of love in action.

Give Your Child the World features inspiring stories, practical suggestions, and carefully curated reading lists of the best children's literature for each area of the globe. Reading lists are organized by region, country, and age range (ages 4-12). Each listing includes a brief description of the book, its themes, and any content of which parents should be aware.

Parents can introduce their children to the world from the comfort of home by simply opening a book together. Give Your Child the World is poised to become a bestselling family reading treasury that promotes literacy, develops a global perspective, and strengthens family bonds while increasing faith and compassion.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780310344131
Publisher: Zondervan
Publication date: 06/07/2016
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 781,370
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Jamie Martin is a highly sensitive, introverted mama of three, who loves books, tea, and people (not always in that order) and avoids answering the phone when possible. Author of Give Your Child the World, she shares thoughts on parenting and personality over at She lives with her family in Connecticut.

Table of Contents

Foreword Tsh Oxenreider 11

"The World in Our Homes" 13

Part 1 Falling in Love With the World

1 The Good Earth: A Love Story 17

2 Practical Ways to Invite the World into Your Home 25

3 The Power of Story 35

Part 2 Read the World

4 The Joy of Other Lands: How to Use the Reading Lists 45

5 Children Just Like Me: Multicultural Books 49

6 Bring the Rain: Africa 65

7 Number the Stars: Europe 81

8 The Weaving of a Dream: Asia 101

9 Silent Music: Middle East 123

10 Wagon Wheels: North America 131

11 A Harvest of Hope: Latin America 155

12 Sailing Off: Australia, Oceania, and the Polar Regions 173

"How to Raise a World-Changer" 189

Acknowledgments 191

Notes 193

Author Index 195

Country/Region Index 199

Historical Index 211

Title Index 217

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