Diverse Chapter Book Your Imaginative Kids Will Love
Looking for a great diverse chapter book for your elementary aged child? Here is a wonderful new title that imaginative kids will love! And don’t miss details at the end of this post on Multicultural Children’s Book Day!
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Diverse Chapter Book Your Imaginative Kids Will Love
Do your kids love pretend play as much as mine do? Every time I turn around it seems I face a ninja, a storm trooper, or a pair of puppies! Now kids can read a diverse chapter book with a hero that also enjoys imaginative play: Pedro really is Pedro the Great, since in each chapter he explores a different persona, from a pirate to a ninja.
I was so excited for the opportunity to review the early chapter book Pedro the Great from Capstone Publishing, a Silver Medallion sponsor of Multicultural Children’s Book Day (see below for more details!). I was familiar with the popular Katie Woo series, so I was eager to read a book that focused on one of its supporting characters.
As a mom of Latino boys I was thrilled, of course, to see such a great book that features a brown-skinned boy named Pedro who liked to do the same things that my boys do, like play pirates or pretend to be a star of a ninja movie.
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I also appreciated that the themes of Pedro the Great are problem-solving and friendship. When Pedro and his friends all want to be the captain of the pirate ship, they have to work together to come up with a solution. And when Pedro gets lost on his school field trip, he uses quick thinking to make his way back to his classmates.
This diverse chapter book is great for kids ages 6 – 8 who are just starting to read more “grown up” books but aren’t ready for the topics often covered in books for older kids. This book manages to be full of action and surprises without being too mature for younger readers.
I highly recommend Pedro the Great for anyone looking for a diverse chapter book that will capture their child’s imagination!
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I am proud to once again be a co-host for Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2017 (1/27/18). It is in its 5th year and was founded by Valarie Budayr from Jump Into A Book and Mia Wenjen from PragmaticMom. Our mission is to raise awareness of the ongoing need to include kids’ books that celebrate diversity in home and school bookshelves while also working diligently to get more of these types of books into the hands of young readers, parents and educators.
Current Sponsors: MCBD 2018 is honored to have some amazing Sponsors on board.
2018 MCBD Medallion Sponsors
HONORARY: Children’s Book Council, Junior Library Guild
PLATINUM:Scholastic Book Clubs
GOLD:Audrey Press, Candlewick Press, Loving Lion Books, Second Story Press, Star Bright Books, Worldwide Buddies
SILVER:Capstone Publishing, Author Charlotte Riggle, Child’s Play USA, KidLit TV, Pack-n-Go Girls, Plum Street Press
BRONZE: Barefoot Books, Carole P. Roman, Charlesbridge Publishing, Dr. Crystal Bowe, Gokul! World, Green Kids Club, Gwen Jackson, Jacqueline Woodson, Juan J. Guerra, Language Lizard, Lee & Low Books, RhymeTime Storybooks, Sanya Whittaker Gragg, TimTimTom Books, WaterBrook & Multnomah, Wisdom Tales Press
2018 Author Sponsors
Honorary Author Sponsors: Author/Illustrator Aram Kim and Author/Illustrator Juana Medina
Author Janet Balletta, Author Susan Bernardo, Author Carmen Bernier-Grand, Author Tasheba Berry-McLaren and Space2Launch, Bollywood Groove Books, Author Anne Broyles, Author Kathleen Burkinshaw, Author Eugenia Chu, Author Lesa Cline-Ransome, Author Medeia Cohan and Shade 7 Publishing, Desi Babies, Author Dani Dixon and Tumble Creek Press, Author Judy Dodge Cummings, Author D.G. Driver, Author Nicole Fenner and Sister Girl Publishing, Debbi Michiko Florence, Author Josh Funk, Author Maria Gianferrari, Author Daphnie Glenn, Globe Smart Kids, Author Kimberly Gordon Biddle, Author Quentin Holmes, Author Esther Iverem, Jennifer Joseph: Alphabet Oddities, Author Kizzie Jones, Author Faith L Justice , Author P.J. LaRue and MysticPrincesses.com, Author Karen Leggett Abouraya, Author Sylvia Liu, Author Sherri Maret, Author Melissa Martin Ph.D., Author Lesli Mitchell, Pinky Mukhi and We Are One, Author Miranda Paul, Author Carlotta Penn, Real Dads Read, Greg Ransom, Author Sandra L. Richards, RealMVPKids Author Andrea Scott, Alva Sachs and Three Wishes Publishing, Shelly Bean the Sports Queen, Author Sarah Stevenson, Author Gayle H. Swift Author Elsa Takaoka, Author Christine Taylor-Butler, Nicholette Thomas and MFL Publishing Author Andrea Y. Wang, Author Jane Whittingham Author Natasha Yim
We’d like to also give a shout-out to MCBD’s impressive CoHost Team who not only hosts the book review link-up on celebration day, but who also works tirelessly to spread the word of this event. View our CoHosts HERE.
TWITTER PARTY Sponsored by Scholastic Book Clubs: MCBD’s super-popular (and crazy-fun) annual Twitter Party will be held 1/27/18 at 9:00pm.
Join the conversation and win one of 12-5 book bundles and one Grand Prize Book Bundle (12 books) that will be given away at the party! http://multiculturalchildrensbookday.com/twitter-party-great-conversations-fun-prizes-chance-readyourworld-1-27-18/
Free Multicultural Books for Teachers: http://bit.ly/1kGZrta
Free Empathy Classroom Kit for Homeschoolers, Organizations, Librarians and Educators: http://multiculturalchildrensbookday.com/teacher-classroom-empathy-kit/
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This sounds like a great book. So excited to read it. Thank you for joining us for MCBD. Welcome.
Thanks so much! It is such a pleasure to participate each year!