We recently discovered the Anna Hibiscus book series. I checked out a couple of picture books in this series last week from our library. They both turned out to be great read-alouds with my boys.
Anna Hibiscus lives in Africa along with her parents, grand mother, uncles, aunts and cousins. This book series follows her adventures in the amazing Africa. The pictures depict everyday life in Africa. They are all bright, colorful and piqued my boys interest right away. I am always looking for diverse books from around the world to read to my children. This was a great find in that sense. We will be checking out more books from this series in future for sure.
On a side note, I learned from our librarian that there are two versions of this series. One is the early reader version, which is what we are reading. Then there is also another version available for older kids.