Children’s Books from Dot-to-Dot Raise Global Awareness {Giveaway}

I’m always a big fan of books that showcase a particular cause or encourage world and social awareness. Books with a message can be powerful tools in reaching children. Dot-to-Dot Children’s Books is a non-profit organization that helps communities around the world to raise awareness for a variety of social and global causes. Dot-to-Dot works closely with the Wildlife Conservation Society and Facing the Future (an organization which provides educational resources that encourage global awareness). The books published through Dot-to-Dot Children’s Books are written in correlation with the organization and people the books are based on.

For example, we received two books from Dot-to-Dot to take a look at. The first, Sam Learns Some Lessons, is about a herd of elephants that is dealing with a water shortage. It’s a cute story that features one young elephant who learns very valuable lessons including the importance of family. The story was written by young women in Tanzania who are part of AfricAid, an organization that supports young women in Tanzania attend school. It’s an important charity, and by writing this story, these young women are spreading awareness about endangered animals as well as the struggle their peers experience while trying to get an education.

These books are so educational! They feature a fun and entertaining story with a message, PLUS they feature pages of educational resources in the back of each book. In Sam Learns Some Lessons, you will find pages on Tanzania, what it’s like to live there, the endangered African Elephant, the Wildlife Conservation Society, info about the actual young women who helped write the story, and information about AfricAid. There’s also a page about how your children can help the cause or spread awareness. It’s a wealth of educational resources perfect for teachers and homeschoolers, and you can find curriculum resources at www.facingthefuture.org that can be used alongside the books.

The second book we received is called The Snow Leopard Dream. Kylie loves snow leopard’s (she is always admiring the one at our local zoo), so this book was a hit with her.

It’s the story of a young girl who overcomes her fears and befriends a snow leopard. Written in partnership with Help The Afghan Children (HTAC), The Snow Leopard Dream also features a load of educational material at the back of the book. These two books have sparked fantastic discussions with the kiddos, and are available, as well as six others also in the Dot-to-Dot ‘Endangered Species, Empowered Communities Project’ (ESEC), online at www.dot-to-dot-books.org for $13.95 each. Find out more at the ESEC Facebook page!

Win It:

One lucky reader will win their own copy of both The Snow Leopard Dream and Sam Learns Some Lessons from Dot-to-Dot Children’s Books! For your first required entry, leave a comment below telling me country, or social cause you would like to see Dot-to-Dot publish a children’s book about! All entries must be received by 11:59 PM EST on April 23rd.


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Comments

  1. Marie Johnson says:

    I will love to see these type of books being given to Haiti’s children!! Thank you! :)

  2. there are so many hungry children in the world…maybe this would be a topic tuse-it’s very sad!
    pkeintz@gmail.com

  3. Zimbabwe would be of personal interest. Or Bangladesh – the country of my birth.

    janemaritz at yahoo dot com

  4. Farrah Shumway says:

    The Bald Eagle :)

    farrah_jo@yahoo.com

    • Dear Farrah,

      Thank you for the suggestion! (As mentioned below) we are planning on doing a series of creative writing activities with children across the U.S. to create a final book for this set that will be about an endangered species in the U.S., written based on the creativity of children from across the U.S., and sold to fund programs that help kids in the U.S. We love the idea of this book being inspired by the creativity of children from around the world. The bald eagle would be a great character for this book, especially since a bird was not featured on the other eight books.

      Good luck in the raffle and thank you again for your recommendation!

      Best,
      Kevin
      Founder, Dot-to-Dot Children’s Books

  5. Patricia says:

    Maybe one about becoming green or differences in people.

  6. Janet W. says:

    Definitely child hunger!

  7. The homeless.

  8. Children affected by illness

  9. Susan Smith says:

    Child hunger and lack of fresh water in some parts of the world.

  10. Christie says:

    Books concerning the rain forest (Brazil) would be excellent.

  11. Kelly Beam Brown says:

    I think more books on bullying need to be written;

  12. Wendy Rozema says:

    africa!

  13. I would love to see a story about saving the whales.

  14. I think one on bullying would be great

  15. Sylvia White says:

    Child hunger

  16. Saving the animals

  17. Patricia Wojnar Crowley says:

    I would like to see one about America!

    • Patricia,

      Thank you for the suggestion! We are actually planning on doing a series of creative writing activities with children across the U.S. to create a final book for this set that will be about an endangered species in the U.S., written based on the creativity of children from across the U.S., and sold to fund programs that help kids in the U.S. We love the idea of this book being inspired by the creativity of children from around the world.

      Good luck in the raffle and thank you again for your recommendation!

      Best,
      Kevin
      Founder, Dot-to-Dot Children’s Books

  18. Kimberly Schotz says:

    Children of Haiti
    Kims2312@verizon.net

  19. mrsshukra says:

    Child hunger!

  20. Julie Lynn Bickham says:

    Would love to see one about children in poverty to teach our children.

  21. Rawanda

  22. I think brazil would be awesome

  23. I’d like to see one highlighting hunger and homelessness among children in the United States.

  24. Definitely a book about bullying!

  25. I would say child hunger or homelessness

  26. Carrie Phelps says:

    I would love to see the Polar Bear crisis with the melting ice.

  27. I think child hunger would be a good cause.

  28. I would like to see a book about all the displaced children in refugee camps

  29. I want to quickly thank My Four Monkeys for sharing information about these books and I also want to thank everyone who has contributed suggested topics for Dot-to-Dot to explore in future books – many great suggestions that will help us as we plan for the future.

    We hope you enjoy the books!

    Best,
    Kevin
    Founder, Dot-to-Dot Children’s Books

  30. I’d like to see books about helping others who are hungry.
    These look like great books!

  31. Stephanie Hirsch says:

    I would say dealing with children’s hunger, or homelessness in the US.

  32. I’d like to see the Polar Bear. So sad the things I’ve read recently. They’re losing their fur, not enough ice left. Just a sad story. I’d also like to say to Kevin that I think it was a brilliant idea about Dot To Dot books. Awareness is so very important of these issues.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  33. Homeless people would be a good book to show children that not everyone is as lucky as they are.
    gourdsrmylife(at)yahoo(dot)com

  34. Carmen S. says:

    I would like to see a book about White Wolves, they are such gorgeous creatures.

  35. Debbie jackson says:

    endangered african animals

  36. nannypanpan says:

    how about alaska and polar bears
    nannypanpan@gmail.com

  37. I would like to see children with parents who have died from war

  38. I would like to see a book about global warming and how it affects the animals

  39. christine jessamine says:

    i would love to see a book on the importance of staying active and healthy

  40. Kathy Davis says:

    Ethiopia – The Horn of Africa

  41. Kathy Davis says:

    My FB name: Kathy Newsom Davis

  42. susan varney says:

    libya is my choice

  43. One about gamines in Latin America

  44. bald eagle.

  45. Karen Gonyea says:

    Hunger in America !!

  46. joanne major says:

    i dont know what other suggestions to make. i would love to see more books on stop bullying

  47. tamra childers says:

    love to see australia

  48. Paula Tavernie says:

    Id like to see a book about What and how to handle being bullied or teased! Children in this time and age really need to understand more about this problem!
    ptavernie at yahoo dot com

  49. Megan Earley says:

    I’d like to see books raise awareness of Fair Trade products.

  50. I would like a book about endangered Giant Pandas from China.

  51. Charity giving and visiting the sick.

  52. Syria

  53. Congo

  54. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says:

    helping the chimps
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  55. Angela Winesburg says:

    World Hunger

  56. DEBRA HALL says:

    i think endangered animals are very important

  57. Kat Emerick says:

    I would like to see one on the Polar Bears.

  58. I’d love to see one on manatees.

  59. kathy pease says:

    This may sound kind of crazy but I would love to see a book about lyme disease awareness and the importance of kids and parents checking themselves for ticks after being outdoors..I was just diagnosed last week with lyme disease and it is becoming epidemic in the research that I have done online

  60. Roxann Clark says:

    World hunger would be the topic of choice

  61. I would love to see a book about Bhutan.

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