Letterbox Library is a not-for-profit social enterprise and co-operative that has been running for nearly 30 years and specialises in multicultural and inclusive children’s books. Their books are sourced from a range of UK and overseas publishers and
What makes a good global read?
A beautiful, vibrant story following 15 different children from around the world through a 24 hour period. Readers find out all about their different families, homes, schools, meals and much more. They also discover how time zones work, and what’s happening on one side of the world while the other side sleeps.
This pack focuses on Kochi, a city situated in Kerala, southern India. The city is home to a diversity of people. The stories in the pack draw on real people and settings, thus allowing children to appreciate the lifestyles of the people of Kochi, their city and its surrounding area.
These African folktales and stories from various countries are a joy to read and reveal a great deal about aspects of the culture where they originate from. They can be used in Literacy lessons to highlight writing styles and narrative forms
One in eight children in the UK speaks a language other than English as their first language. This website is a growing collection of short stories, both new and traditional, from all around the world. The stories are available in English, plus their
This is a very simple story, about a small creature who does his best to join in with the others. But he’s different. No matter how he tries, he just doesn’t belong.
Waiting for the land to spring to life again after a terrible flood in the Valley of a Thousand Hills, Lindi and her grandmother try to earn a living selling their beautiful beadwork to tourists in Durban.They’re finding it hard going. Then one day
The word ‘hero’ is often used to describe people who fight with weapons. This inspirational book introduces us to another type of hero, a peaceful hero. Fourteen of these heroes are described and illustrated, people from the past and present who may
Raya is a little girl living in California. As she plays with her new globe a friend asks her: ‘Where are you from?’ Raya has Palestinian parents, she was born in the Lebanon, brought up in Dubai and now lives in America, so how does she answer that question?