Around the World in 80 Books

Travel the world from your sofa with this superb list of 80 books (.pdf file) covering every geographic region. The bibliography is curated by Kathleen T. Horning of the Cooperative Children's Book Center, and includes contemporary and historical books published here and in other countries between 2001 and 2011. K.T.'s goal is to "give readers here a glimpse not only of life in or the history of other parts of the world, but also of what children and teens elsewhere may be reading." (Full disclosure: My Bamboo People made the list.)