The Children’s Book Review | November 15, 2017
If You Were Me and Lived In series, written by award-winning author Carole P. Roman
The holidays are a great time to celebrate your family and your neighbors—and we don’t just mean your next-door neighbors. This season of celebrations is a wonderful time to encourage diversity, knowledge, interest, and mutual respect. Whether you observe Christmas, Hanukkah, Bodhi Day, Kwanzaa, the Winter Solstice, or any other celebration, we’re thrilled to share these books that allow young readers an opportunity to appreciate differences and see commonalities . . .
Age Range: 4-10
About the Books
It’s never too early to start teaching children about the world around them. Embraced by educators, parents, and children, the series gently and respectfully introduces the subjects of cultures and customs. Parents, grandparents, and teachers alike will love opening their children’s eyes to the world around them in a fun and easy way—and they’ll be happily surprised when they end up learning a few things themselves. It is the simplistic and positive way that award-winning author Carole P. Roman, a former social studies teacher, delivers the text, that makes this series appealing. The books are short and to the point and just what you want when you’re introducing geography and culture to the youngest reading set.
Ages 4-8 | CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
“Every book in the If You Were Me and Lived in … series is like a digestible and kid-friendly piece of Wikipedia, great for kids ages 4-10.” —Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
About Carole P. Roman
Carole P. Roman is the award winning author of the nonfiction series of children’s books, If You Were Me and Lived in … . The first title in the collection, If You Were Me and Lived in…Mexico, won the Pinnacle Award for Best in Children’s Nonfiction in 2012. If You Were Me and Lived in…Russia and If You Were Me and Lived in…France were finalists in the Indie Fab Foreword Review Book of the Year. Norway and South Korea have also been named as Book of the Year with Rebecca’s Reads and Children’s Reader’s View Book of the Year. Roman has also found success with her Captain No Beard children’s books. Her debut, Captain No Beard: An Imaginary Tale of a Pirate’s Life, was named a Kirkus Best of 2012, received a Star of Exceptional Merit, and won the Pinnacle Award in 2012. Roman lives on Long Island with her husband and very near her children.
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I’m the aunt who gives books every year for Christmas gifts. This sounds like a wonderful choice for my nieces and nephews, who are already bright, sensitive kids.
Good on you! Me too…now I even have a great-nephew to buy for! Books really are the best presents. I’d also love to share this collection with my kindergarten class, as I believe there are at least 10 countries represented in our room!
My favourite gift to give (and receive) is a book. I’d love to win this for my granddaughter.
I want to win a amazon echo this holiday and my favorite thing about the holidays is the christmas music!
I want to win for my child.
I love these books that is why I want to win them. I have 5 grand kids. I go to my parents for the holiday and spend it with my family.
Will use this for presents.
Thanks for the contest.
I would like to win these books for my granddaughters.
I would love to win to help with buying Christmas gifts for my kids. We love to celebrate the holidays by having everyone over for dinner.
I would like to win for my daughter. She would love this collection.
I would love to win this for my nieces.
I sing carols and look at the holiday lights. My 5 year old grandson went to Russia for a month of preschool and visited his Russian grandfather. He likes to read and is enamored of commuter trains.
I could love to win this giveaway because I have a niece and nephew in the right age group to enjoy this prize. We spend the holidays together as a family.
Now, I spend it with my family – reading the story of the birth of Christ – opening presents one at a time – and listening to Christmas music. Christmas baking is important – especially treats my mother used to make. When I was teaching elsewhere, I made cookies with/for my students, put up my six inch tree, and spent the day with other Canadian, American, British, and Australian teachers.
We celebrate with family! We would love to win this series because we love learning about different countries and cultures!
My Grandson would love these!
I’d love to share these with my kiddos!
These books would be wonderful for my son and daughter during homeschool. I’m always looking for new books that are both interesting and teach us all something at the same time.
We have a multicultural family. It just happened naturally with whom my son’s married and our grandchildren became multicultural. People are really all just the same. We’ve traveled a lot internationally and yes there are cultural differences but people are still basically the same-love their families want to provide for them, etc. Want to teach my youngest grandchildren this.
the holidays mean so much to me- family is everything, to thank God for all he has given me
I think these would be great books for my grandkids
This set of books would be beneficial for my daughter’s homeschool experience. I enjoy spending the holidays baking tasty treats for friends and family.
My nieces love getting books as part of their Christmas gifts and it would be wonderful to win these for them!!
I want to win this giveaway because my grandsons would really enjoy these books. We celebrate Christmas by exchanging gifts with each other and eating a delicious Christmas meal.
I would like to win because I love reading to my children and it helps them learn and gow also helps use their imagination. And i celebrate holidays with family bascily holiday traditions we have a family feast for thanksgiving and presents and feast/dinner for Christmas.
Id love to win so my daughter can learn more about the world! this is a great way to do that. we love to spend time with family for the holidays
I host the holidays at my house for the whole family. Books make wonderful gifts that everyone loves. Keeps the kids happy too!
I spend the holidays with my mother & our 2 dogs 🙂
I WOULD LOVE TO WIN THIS FOR MY SON, HE LOVES STUDYING DIFFERENT CULTURES AND PARTS OF THE WORLD 🙂
Great books take kids places they never knew existed! I hope to win these books so my grandchildren and I can become armchair travelers together!
We love listening to Christmas music, looking a lights, watching Holiday movies, lots of baking and opening presents on Christmas morning and then I cook a big dinner.
i want to win because i think it’s important to learn about other cultures
My granddaughter Remy would cherish these books. We travel to visit family every Christmas and are thankful for Family, Friends, Food and Fun! (and presents! lol!)
I want to win because my 7 yr old granddaughter would love learning about all the countries & their customs. It was be a fun gift from grandma!
I want to win gifts to give this Christmas.
I want to win this giveaway so I can introduce my boys to different cultures around the world. We celebrate the holiday season by baking cookies together and listening to Christmas music.
These books would be perfect for my daughter who is just starting to study geography and to learn about other cultures.
I would like to win because I love books and am hoping to pass my love of reading on to my grandchildren and this would be for them. We celebrate the holidays by spending time together as a family.
We celebrate Christmas. Winning this giveaway would make an awesome gift for my daughters. They absolutely love to read. Plus, with the gift card I’d be able to purchase additional gifts for my daughters. They deserve to have a great Christmas & this would help A LOT. Thanks so much for the chance.
I want to Win this so that I can buy some toys for tots and donate them.
This would be a good teaching tool about diversity and other cultures.
my daughter loves to read. she’s only 2 and will give me a book every night! i have even seen her grab a book and start reading to herself! she may not be able to read but u can hear her mumbling to herself! this would be the perfect giveaway to win for her! thanks for the chance and good luck 🍀👍🏻 everyone
I celebrate by decorating and cooking up a storm for my friends and family! I also celebrate by attending church!
These books would be perfect for my niece & nephew.
I would love this! We are big readers in our family and this would make a great gift.
My family is bicultural and I feel it would be a wonderful addition to us all celebrating the holidays together.
These are so cool. Very thankful to you. Have a blessed Christmas!
I love these books and awareness it helps raise in the children
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I love this! My kids are really interested in geography andI’m always looking for ways to expose them to different cultures so this is great! In Iceland, they have a tradition of giving books to each other on Christmas Eve and then spending the night reading. Our family has kind of adopted the idea and it’s now our tradition too.
I think my niece would love this prize pack! And I could use the GC for a few more Christmas gifts! And we are celebrating the holidays this year in Myrtle Beach, SC for 8 nights… more like a family vacation! =)
I want to win this giveaway because my daughter loves to read about different cultures. These books look interesting and at her age level. Thanks.
I want to win for my family 🙂 On Christmas eve I always bake snowball cookies.
I celebrate by simply being with my family. We do exchange gifts, but the family time is what matters the most.
I want to win this for my family, so I can read these books to my nephews and nieces! We celebrate the holiday season by celebrating Christmas Eve’s at my in-laws and Christmas day at my grandparents! We eat great food, open presents, and have a wonderful time spending the day together.