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Written by Jamie C. Martin of Simple Homeschool
So, how to convey in writing the culmination of something you’ve been working and dreaming toward for five years?
Instead today, on launch day for Give Your Child the World, I decided to say it to you:
Head here for the 2 minute video (& get a little tour of one of my favorite spots, too!)
Give Your Child the World: Raising Globally Minded Kids One Book at a Time is a reading treasury for the book lovers, the map lovers, and the wanderers-at-heart among us. It’s a tool for those who want their kids to grow up loving the neighbor next door as well as the one on the other side of the globe.
It’s for parents who hope to raise book lovers and world-changers.
More than just a title to read once and return to the shelf, this resource includes over 600 hand-picked children’s book recommendations, organized by region, country, and age range (ages 4-12).
I’ve never been more proud of anything I’ve had the privilege to write and create. Because this book is so useful, I feel like I can shout about it until the cows come home!
For the cost of a single paperback, it gives you a geography/history/literature resource you can use for up to 8 YEARS with multiple kids of varying ages.
I’m so thrilled to finally get it into your hands, just in time for summer reading!
Video watchers, guess where I snapped this pic?!
A few questions, answered:
Is the book just for Christian families?
Give Your Child the World shares our family’s personal story of becoming a global family, which includes our faith journey as Christians. But it was important to me that the book be accessible to families of any faith–so the reading lists (the bulk of the book) are mostly secular. Any religious content within titles in the booklists is noted.
I’d guess that a spiritually-minded person would love it, but if someone doesn’t want any spiritual references at all it wouldn’t be for them.
Is the book just for homeschoolers?
No, no, and no! (Did I mention no?!)
It’s definitely perfect for homeschooling families, but it’s meant for anyone who wants to use books to give children a vision for the world beyond their borders–anyone who wants to raise kids who love books and love others.
Is the book available overseas?
The book is available via Amazon in Canada today, and is also available on Kindle in many other countries. One reader told me about Book Depository, which seems like a terrific place to order for international readers since they offer free worldwide shipping!
I do want to mention, though, that when creating the booklists I was obviously using an American library system to find and review titles, so I can’t promise how that will translate in your neck of the woods. I’d recommend taking a peek at the titles in the excerpt to see if they are accessible in your locale.
Why should I order now?
I can’t spill the beans just yet, but something is coming up that’s going to make you want to have your book in hand ASAP!!
Look for all the details here next Monday, but for a sneak peek check out my podcast with the lovely Sarah Mackenzie of the Read-Aloud Revival, live today, where we chat about all things book related.
Find out more about the book, read an excerpt, and buy your copy here, or wherever books are sold:
Beyond grateful for all your support. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
As your book arrives in the mail, I’d love to see you and yours beginning to use it. Use the hashtag #GiveYourChildtheWorld on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram so we can all keep in touch!