Harmony Week Booklist

What is Harmony Week?

It is a time to celebrate Australian multiculturalism, and the successful integration of migrants into our community.

Australia is one of the most successful multicultural countries in the world and we should celebrate this and work to maintain it.

Harmony Week is about inclusiveness, respect and belonging for all Australians, regardless of cultural or linguistic background, united by a set of core Australian values.

This Harmony Week, to celebrate the multicultural world we live in, and the amazing books that are available for children to read that can help them understand another person’s perspective, the other countries around the world, or remind them that they are not alone, we have put together a list of some books that celebrate Harmony Week. This is not a comprehensive list, of the books available either in the library or the larger world, so we would love any recommendations for the list or our collection.

A child’s garden : a story of hope by Michael Foreman
A thirst for home : a story of water across the world by Christine Ieronimo and Eric Velasquez
A true person by Gabiann Marin and Jacqui F Grantford
Ali’s story…a real life account of his journey from Afghanistan by Salvador Maldonado and Andy Glynne
An Aussie Year by Tania McCartney and Tina Snerling
At The Same moment, Around The World by Clotilde Perrin
Australian Kids through the years by Tania McCartney
Dr. Coo and the pigeon protest by Sarah Hampson and Kass Reich
Grandma’s Treasured Shoes by Coral Vass
Hair Love by Matthew Cherry
Handa’s Surprise by Eileen Browne
Hello! by Tony Flowers
I am peace : a book of mindfulness by Susan Verde and Peter H. Reynolds
I’m Australian Too by Mem Fox
If the world were a village : a book about the world’s people by David J Smith and Shelagh Armstrong
I’m like you, you’re like me : a child’s book about understanding and celebrating each other by Cindy Gainer
Imagine by John Lennon and Jean Jullien
It’s Okay to be different by Todd Parr
Let’s Celebrate Multiculturalism by Jane Pearson (Me and My Community series)
Living in a foreign land : leaving Vietnam behind by Rita Faelli
Mirror by Jeannie Baker
Multicultural Me by Taku
My extended family : the Sudanese way of life by Rita Faelli
My First Chinese New Year by Karen Katz
My First Ramadan by Karen Katz
My Two Blankets by Irena Kobald and Freya Blackwood
My village : rhymes from around the world by Danielle Wright and Mique Moriuchi
New country, new school : so far from Iraq by Rita Faelli
Nonno and Nonna : my Italian grandparents by Rita Faelli
Our multicultural family : Kim-Thao and Nitan’s story by Gary Underwood and Shelly Underwood
Our world : Bardi Jaawi : life at Ardiyooloon by One Arm Point Remote Community School
Peace is an offering by Annette LeBox and Stephanie Graegin
Pinata : my Chilean birthday party by Gary Underwood and Shelly Underwood
Queen Celine by Matt Shanks
Room on our Rock by Kate and Jol Temple
Same, but little bit diff’rent by Kylie Dunstan
Speak Chinese, Fang Fang! by Sally Rippin
The Black and White Club by Alice Hemming
The colors of us by Karen Katz
The crayon box that talked by Shane DeRolf and Michael Letzig
The feather by Wild, Margaret, Blackwood, Freya
The Hello Atlas by Ben Handicott
The Little Refugee by An Doh
The Other Bears by Michael Thompson
The Prince’s Breakfast by Joanne Oppenheim
The sandwich swap by Queen Rania of Jordan and Kelly S. DiPucchio
The skin you live in by Michael Tyler and David Lee Csicsko
The sneetches and other stories by Dr Seuss
The three questions by Jon J Muth and Leo Tolstoy
The Wall by Giancarlo Macri and Carolina Zanotti
The Smeds and the Smoos by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler
This is how we do it : one day in the lives of seven kids from around the world by Matt Lamothe
This is my world : meet 84 kids from around the globe by
This Love A celebration of Harmony around the world by Isabel Otter
Under my Hijab by Hena Khan
We are all equal by P. Crumble and Jonathan Bentley
We’re all wonders by R.J. Palacio
We’re all equal by Georgia Amson-Bradshaw
Who we are! by Robie H Harris
Whoever you are by Mem Fox
Ziba came on a boat by Liz Lofthouse