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People everywhere love Christmas – but we don’t all celebrate it the same way.

Mama Lisa’s Christmas Around The World is a celebration of the diversity and love with which many different cultures mark this joyful time of year. 

You’ll read about: 

  • How in Italy it’s not Santa Claus who gives gifts to all the children. It’s La Befana, a friendly witch! 
  • How Scandinavians mark the end of the season by “plundering” the Christmas Tree on St. Knut’s Day. That’s a fun way to get children to help with the post-holiday clean-up! 
  • How in Colombia, in the Southern Hemisphere, it’s usually warm in December. So Christmas is celebrated like a giant outdoor block party! 

The first part of the book covers some of the traditions that take place on days other than Christmas itself, like St. Nick’s Day and Epiphany. The history and meaning of these holidays is discussed, often with examples of traditional songs. 

The second part presents beloved traditions and songs from many different nations. The songs are given in the original languages and with English translations. 

What makes the book really special is the many comments from Mama Lisa’s correspondents who have shared stories and memories from their own lives. The memories of childhood touch us forever! 

Many of the songs featured also include links to the Mama Lisa website, where you can find recordings, videos and sheet music. 


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Kid Songs Around The World

In Kid Songs Around The World we've gathered 100 of our favorite songs and rhymes from all the continents of the globe.

This book includes:

  • 100 children's songs and rhymes from around the world
  • Full text of each in the original language
  • English translations
  • Most with sheet music
  • Links to web pages with recordings and videos, many by ordinary people who have contributed them
  • Commentary from our correspondents about what the songs and rhymes have meant to their lives
  • Illustrations

You'll find 100 Kid Songs and Rhymes from around the world, including:

  • Do do ki do (Fried Ripe Plantains), from Cameroon
  • Anile Anile Vaa Vaa Vaa (Chipmunk Chipmunk, Come Come Come), from India
  • Te aroha (Love), from New Zealand
  • Au clair de la lune (Under the Moonlight), from France
  • La Cucaracha (The Cockroach), from Mexico
  • Ciranda, Cirandinha (Circle, Little Circle), from Brazil
  • Fanga Alafia (Hello, Welcome), from Nigeria
  • Bangau Oh Bangau (Stork, Oh Stork), from Malaysia


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Kid Songs Around The World and Christmas Around The World are downloadable e-books, which you will gain access to immediately. (They are not physical books.)

We hope these books will help foster a love of international children's songs!