My Little Round House is a charming picture book about baby Jilu who recounts his first year of life in a Mongolian community. He remembers being cradled by his singing mother, the delicious smells from the cooking pot, his first meeting with his grandparents, and the family's exciting life with a camel caravan. They celebrate Tsagaan Sar, the new year, and later revel in the warmth and freedom of summer.
Mongolia: Vanishing Cultures is a new title from Lee and Low Publishers in their Explore Vanishing Cultures Series. Each title in the series examines an Indigenous culture as the people attempt to face the challenges of their changing environment. In this book, the author offers elementary readers an opportunity to see a contemporary Mongolian family through the eyes of two cousins. Dawa and Olana look forward to the day when they acquire their own hoses.
Horse Song: The Naadam of Mongolia is co-written and illustrated by Ted and Betsy Lewin and published by Lee and Low Books. The couple writes about their travels to Mongolia to visit the Indigenous people who continue to live with their beloved horses. The story begins with the description of the long ride from Ulaanbaatar airport with an interpreter and driver to the camp of the respected horse trainers. The couple arrives to observe the important celebration of Naadam with a family of Mongolian people.