Children of the World

Author: Strickland, Tessa
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Children of the World

Barefoot Books Children of the World depicts kids of a wide range of shapes, sizes, races, abilities and lifestyles from countries and cultures all over the world. From enjoying special days to trying on silly hats, this ground-breaking picture book celebrates the big ideas and everyday moments that all children share.

A simple narrative with stunning hand-painted illustrations by award-winning Barefoot Books World Atlas artist David Dean invites both small children and independent readers to think about their own experiences while providing a window into the experiences of others. A full 15 pages of educational endnotes explain the detailed illustrations, encouraging meaningful conversations about diversity and inclusion. Older children will be empowered to explore these important issues on their own. 

  • Hardcover, 64 pages
  • 10" x 12"
  • Gold Medal Winner, Moonbeam Awards, 2016
  • Brain Child Award Winner, Tillywig Toy & Media Awards, 2016
  • Featured on The Today Show, 2016
  • Children’s Nonfiction Picture Book Gold Winner, NAPRA Nautilus Awards, 2017
  • Multicultural Book of the Month, Colours of Us Blog, 2016
  • Books That Bring People Together, School Library Journal, 2018


Kate DePalma was born and raised outside Nashville, TN, USA. As Senior Editor at Barefoot Books, she has helped develop dozens of picture books, as well as authoring her own, including those published under her pseudonym, Sunny Scribens. She holds an M.A. in Classics from the University of Texas and is also a published poet and scholar. Kate lives with her husband and daughter in Pennsylvania, USA.



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