Celebrate! Connections among cultures

This book shows how different cultures around the world celebrate. It draws out comparisons between cultures, and shows how many cultures celebrate similar things, such as being thankful, marking changes, or important people and events.

Reel Lives Kolkata

This DVD pack has several films about life in Kolkata, India. The films show the lives of two children growing up in Kolkata: Sagari who is 12, and Liril who is 11. There are also short films about Hinduism, transport, the silk industry, and clips of children asking questions of those watching the film.

So much

Everybody wants to squeeze the baby, everybody wants to kiss the baby, everybody loves the baby… so much! A tender and funny look at an Afro-Caribbean family as they gather for a surprise party.

Abuela’s Weave

In Guatemala, Abuela teaches her granddaughter Esperanza traditional weaving, but will their colourful clothers be able to compete with manufactured materials for sale at the city market?

An angel just like me

It is nearly Christmas, and Tyler’s family are putting up the decorations. But when Tyler picks up the broken Christmas-tree angel, he can’t help asking, “Why are they always pink? Aren’t there any black angels?” It’s a question no one can answer.

The Colour of Home

Everything looks grey and brown to Hassan – he’s in a cold, rainy country and people speak a language he doesn’t understand. At school he paints the sun-splashed colours of his Somalian home, covering it with the harsh reds and blacks of war

Rama and the Demon King

This is the story of the brave and good prince Rama and his battle against Ravana, the evil ten-headed king of all the demons. When Rama is wrongfully banished to the forest, Ravana uses a fiendish trick to kidnap the prince’s beautiful wife, Sita.

Sosu’s Call

This illustrated book tells the story of Sosu, a young boy who cannot walk. He is unable to go to school like his brother and sister, and stays at home every day with his dog Fusa, dreaming of life outside the compound.

Tale of Tamari

This coming-of-age story from the celebrated Zimbabwean writer Shimmer Chinodya gives a moving account of growing up as an orphan.

Start with a Difference

This resource introduces anti-racist and multi-cultural teaching approaches to early years practitioners. The colourful book gives lots of practical activity ideas, alongside background about the importance of this teaching approach.