Book of the Month

This month’s BIG WORLD Book Club pick is Big Red Lollipop written by Rukhsana Khan and illustrated by Sophie Blackall. This engaging and relatable book tells the story of Rubina, an older sister who is trying hard to fit in with her friends, and Sana, her pesky younger sister whose tantrums and antics make things harder for Rubina. The sibling rivalry culminates in a stolen … Continue reading Book of the Month

Soccer Star Book Club Discussion Questions

What’s better than reading books? Talking about books! I hope you enjoyed reading Soccer Star with kids around the world this month. Here are some questions to spark discussion at your BIG WORLD Book Club meeting. Feel free to follow and share your comments on BIG WORLD Book Club’s Facebook and Instagram pages. What did you like most about this book? How is your family like the one in the book, … Continue reading Soccer Star Book Club Discussion Questions

Book of the Month

This month’s BIG WORLD Book Club pick is Soccer Star written by Mina Javaherbin and illustrated by Renato Alarcão. This upbeat book follows Paolo, a young Brazilian boy who dreams of becoming a soccer star. We see him go about his day–walking his little sister Maria to school, chatting with friends, fishing to earn money, and finally playing an evening soccer match with friends. But … Continue reading Book of the Month

Ling and Ting Book Club Discussion Questions

What’s better than reading books? Talking about books! I hope you enjoyed reading Ling and Ting: Not Exactly the Same! with kids around the world this month. Here are some questions to spark discussion at your BIG WORLD Book Club meeting. Feel free to follow and share your comments on BIG WORLD Book Club’s Facebook and Instagram pages. What did you like about this book? Did you have a favorite chapter? … Continue reading Ling and Ting Book Club Discussion Questions

Grace Lin

Grace Lin is the author/illustrator of this month’s book club pick Ling and Ting: Not Exactly the Same! Grace is a bestselling author and illustrator and an advocate for diversity. She has written a dozen books and won numerous awards including the Newbery Honor and the Theodore Geisel Honor. Grace is Taiwanese-American and grew up in Upstate New York. She now lives in Florence, Massachusetts with her husband and daughter. Click here to … Continue reading Grace Lin