An imprint of the educational nonprofit Institute for the Study of Human Knowledge, Hoopoe Books was founded on the principle that “Thinking children become thinking adults.” Our mission is to publish books that not only entertain but also help children and young adults understand themselves and their world.
Hoopoe’s teaching-stories uncover the ancient world of storytelling from a time before societies had formal schools – when stories were the way in which everyone learned the much-needed universal lessons of tolerance and appreciation of all cultures. Through these tales, children can develop higher-level thinking skills as well as an understanding of the universality of our natures, hopes and dreams, and an appreciation of the diverse ways in which they’re expressed.
As traditional tales from Central Asia and the Middle East, Hoopoe’s teaching-stories promote multicultural education, bridging cultures and encouraging tolerance among people of all backgrounds. These books are available in ten different languages and more than two dozen bilingual editions that are ideal for immigrants and refugees.
Hoopoe’s “All About Me” series provides good, solid, scientifically validated information to help young people understand the challenges they face as they move into adolescence and prepare for adulthood.
Hoopoe’s literacy outreach programs have donated millions of our books, along with teacher lesson plans and related material for parents, to underserved children around the world.
To read a description of any of our titles, and to preview them, select the reader’s age range at https://hoopoebooks.com/kids-and-teens/ and click on a cover.
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