Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2018 | Baby Goes to Market Review

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I received a complimentary book in exchange of an honest review. All thoughts are my own.

Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2018 (1/27/18) is in its 5th year and was founded by Valarie Budayr from Jump Into A Book and Mia Wenjen from Pragmatic Mom. 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. 

Everything You Should Know about Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2018

Multicultural Children's Book Day 2018 | MommyWifeLife

This is my third year participating as a blogger in the Multicultural Children’s Day. Each year I work with great authors and publishers who celebrate diversity. Below are some of the best publishers and authors of celebration.

MCBD 2018 is honored to have some amazing Sponsors on board.

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 BoweGokul! 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

Multicultural Children's Book Day 2018 | MommyWifeLife

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!

Free Multicultural Books for Teachers

Get a copy here!

Free Empathy Classroom Kit for Homeschoolers, Organizations, Librarians and Educators

Click here to grab a kit!

Follow Along on Social Media

Don’t forget to connect with us on social media and be sure and look for/use our official hashtag #ReadYourWorld.

Baby Goes to Market Book Review

Baby Goes to Market Book Review #ReadYourWorld | MommyWifeLife

I remember going to the grocery store as a child with my mother. My mother knew my sister and I well, so before we entered the store she would tell us, “Don’t ask for anything”. We were typical kids. We wanted everything we saw in the store and would continuously beg for various items–mainly snacks. The Candlewick Press published story, Baby Goes to Market, reminded me of those moments.

Baby Goes to Market Book Review #ReadYourWorld | MommyWifeLife

Baby Goes to Market, a story written by Atinuke and illustrated by Angela Brooksbank, is a cute story about a baby boy who went to the market with his mother in South West Nigeria. He goes on this journey while being carried in a wrap on his mother’s back. Like most moms on a mission, the mother in this story is focused on filling the basket on her head with fruit, vegetables and other items while baby secretly has a little fun of his own. Unbeknownst to his mom, sellers at the market were handing the baby goodies to munch on during his ride through the market. 

Baby Goes to Market Book Review #ReadYourWorld | MommyWifeLife

This book is the perfect addition to the Multicultural Children’s Book Day celebration. The Nigerian people are beautifully depicted, through both words and illustrations. Each page of Baby Goes to Market colorfully depicts what a day at a busy South West Nigerian market looks life. Women are shown with braids, head wraps, and baskets upon their heads. Families are shown shopping and selling fresh produce. The story provides giggles and grins and readers will naturally find themselves cheering for the little guy, hoping he too fills his basket.

You can learn more about this fun story here. Learn more about MCBD2018 by following the official hashtag, #ReadYourWorld, on social media. 

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  1. This looks lovely! What an excellent way to introduce children to the sights and sounds of an open air market. It would make an excellent baby gift. Candlewick Press publishes some of my favorite books!