Beem Explores Africa

This is a beautifully illustrated book from a Nigerian publisher. In it, we are introduced to a young Nigerian girl called Beem, and we follow her as she explores the continent of Africa, meets its people and animals, and visits its key geographical

The Silence Seeker

When a new family moves in next door, Joe’s mum explains that they are “asylum seekers”. Joe hears that they are “silence seekers”, especially as Mum adds that they need peace and quiet. When he sees a young boy from the family sitting disconsolately

One Hen

This beautifully illustrated book is a great way to introduce children to ideas around sustainable development. It tells the story of Kojo, a young Ghanaian boy who uses a micro loan to buy a chicken, so he can sell the eggs to make money.

Our World of Water

Wherever we live in the world – rich or poor – water is vital to our survival. This book follows the daily lives of six children from Peru, Mauritania, Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Tajikistan and California and explores what water means to them.

Who Will Save Us?

Flip and Flap, Waddle, Splash and Littlest are a group of young penguins discovering their wonderful world, only to find it is changing at the hands of the humans. However, there is hope in store. Their teacher, Old Wise, explains that humans are

We Are Britain!

Written by renowned poet and performer Benjamin Zephaniah, this book describes the lives of 12 children living around the UK, from different ethnic and cultural backgrounds. It describes their activities, the kind of food they eat at home, and what

A Long Way to Cherry Time

Through learning about prisoners of conscience and the ‘disappeared’, students can explore basic human rights, including the right to assembly, the right to a fair trial, and the right to freedom of speech and religious expression.

Chaga and the Chocolate Factory

We all know the story of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, but this version of the tale turns out a little different. Set in Mali, Chaga, from a poor family, is invited to go to a chocolate plantation where he dreams of having his own bicycle, eatin

Pa Pa Paa

The activities on the Papapaa website explore six main areas: what goes into a chocolate bar; where it is grown (with a focus on Ghana); the trade system and benefits of fair-trade; shopping choices in the UK; tasks to consolidate what students have

Growing Up Global

This comprehensive handbook has a range of activities that can be used in nurseries, toddler groups and by childminders. The first section focuses on themes such as food, family and the environment and the second uses six countries as starting points for activities.