Recently, Little Pickle Press caught my eye at Facebook just as owner, Rana DiOrio, was releasing the first title in her What Does It Mean To Be? series.
What Does It Mean to Be Global? is a book written for her children, and every other child whose parents want to instill strong social values about caring, diversity, and protecting the environment. This book is for children ages 4-7. Or is it? The questions and answers presented are actually quite relevant for anyone from ages 4-70.
Here are a few examples of text:
What does it mean to be global?
Does it mean being round? No!
Little Pickle Press takes a strong stand in the area of environmental impact. The book is printed on recycled paper using soy inks and distributed with green packaging. And 10% of the purchase price of each book is donated to Starlight Children's Foundation.
To buy copies for the little ones in your life (and why not donate a set to your library?) visit Little Pickle Press at their website. You'll find the other titles in the What Does It Mean to Be? series, too, so be sure and collect them all. Notice the foreign language editions as well.
Second in the series is What Does It Mean To Be Green?
Coming this Fall What Does It Mean To Be Present?
Highly recommended, and a fantastic example of simple but strong voice in kidlit.