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Ciao, Bambinos! I served up my go-to Pasta Putanesca with a smug smirk last night, because this week our What to Read Wednesday link-up is highlighting kids’ lit from another region of the world: Italy!

You’ll recall we’ve featured books from Mexico, France, Africa, and Japan already; and I recently shared how raising globally-minded, compassionate offspring is a guiding principle of our homeschool.

My favorite Italian kids books are from Tomie dePaola’s Strega Nona collection, with his subtle foreign language vocabulary lessons in the immersive flair of Skippy John Jones…

fact: it is an utter impossibility for me to read these WITHOUT an Italian accent

Strega Nona / Strega Nona, Her Story / Strega Nona’s Gift / Strega Nona Takes a Vacation / Strega Nona’s Harvest / Strega Nona Does it Again / Strega Nona’s Magic Lessons / Strega Nona & Her Tomatoes

And now for the link up!

What to Read Wednesday Blog Link-Up

Our hosts will still share a themed selection of our favorite books each week.

By linking up you agree that if your blog post is selected to be featured on any of our hosts’ blogs that we can use an image from your post with a link back to your post.

This list has our book themes, but you don’t have to stick to that to link up–any family-friendly posts are welcome. So, come on! Join in the fun!

If you’d like to join us as a co-host for What to Read Wednesday, please contact Anne.

What to Read Wednesday is hosted on these fabulous blogs:

Anne at Learning Table Natural Parent Guide

Crystal at Castle View Academy

If you’d like to link back to What to Read Wednesday, here is a pretty button for you!

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What to Read Wednesday

The most popular post from last week featuring all things Japan was:

Castle View Academy’s Recipes I’m Loving From My Japanese Table


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