All Kinds of Children

Norma Simon uses both the neighborhood and the international stage to celebrate children. Each carefully chosen example and comparison will help to forge a connection to friends and neighbors, other cultures, and faraway lands. As children enjoy this book, the world will grow a little smaller while understanding and acceptance will grow larger.

  • 32 Pages
  • 10.75" x 8.5"
  • 9780807502815
  • January 1999

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  • January 1999

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  • Each two-page spread, executed in watercolor and ink, is bursting with children of all races from all countries. Depicted at work, at play, and with family and friends, the children exemplify both their uniqueness and their universality.

    - Booklist

  • Simon shows that while there are many differences among people and cultures, all children have the same needs and desires…The simple text, enhanced by Paterson’s large, clear watercolor-and-pencil cartoons, imparts the message in an age-appropriate manner. Large enough for group sharing, the detailed pictures also beg poring over.

    - School Library Journal

Awards & Accolades

  • 2000 CBC/NCSS Notable Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies


    Common Core

    RI.K-1.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10 SL.K.1a,1b,2,3,4,5 SL.1.1a,1b,1c,2,3,4,5