Sophie Blackall

Sophie Blackall is an award-winning illustrator, who recently won the 2016 Caldecott Medal for Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear. She has illustrated over 30 books, and she has even authored a few of her own! Originally from Australia, Sophie now lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Gaze at this gorgeous Subway Poster that Sophie illustrated. Visit Sophie’s website here:   … Continue reading Sophie Blackall

Rukhsana Khan

Rukhsana Khan is an award-winning author and story teller. She has written twelve picture books, which she hopes will “help create some cross-cultural understanding” in a diverse world. Rukhsana was born in Pakistan, but immigrated to Canada at age three. She now lives in Toronto with her husband. She has four grown children and ten grandchildren. Watch Rukhsana expertly tell the true story that inspired Big … Continue reading Rukhsana Khan

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