Updated with French - so the app is now trilingual

2012 Appy Award Winner - Multi-cultural category
Bologna Children’s Book Fair's 2012 Ragazzi Digital Award Finalist for excellence in digital story publishing
Teacher With Apps: "This app could make the world a better place"
"What Does It Mean to Be Global" is a bilingual book app thinks like a classroom teacher." - Diane Darrow, 2011 Apple Distinguished Educator
"I like the "simplicity level it brings to the kids, the way teachers can "incorporate" these ideas to their students and help them to understand the differences!" - Cassie, Mom and App reviewer
Based on namesake children’s book that has won six book industry awards
App trailer:

An interactive, multi-media, and triilingual app kit for parents and educators to teach children about the goodness in exploring, appreciating, and respecting other children’s traditions, religions, and values the world over.

Have you ever visited the pyramids? Do you like sushi? Can you say hello in Swahili? Discover what it means to be global in this whimsically-drawn and thoughtfully-told animated and interactive story that also includes game play. Learn the goodness in exploring, appreciating, and respecting other children’s traditions, religions, and values the world over.

App Features:

-Award-winning content (for ages 4 & up): What Does It Mean To Be Global? book has won 6 industry awards
-Storybook available in Read To Me and Touch & Read formats – on each page the user can toggle between English and Spanish.
-Features 50+ animations and touch-based interactions that complement the key educational concepts within the book
-Read To Me includes word highlighting in sync with the voice narration, which helps kids with the pronunciation and spelling of new words
-A handson journal activity for kids to write, illustrate and share their own global experience – a great classroom activity
-Coloring activity enables kids to color a page within the book with paint brushes and color swatch. Once done, colored page can be saved to the photo library
-Touch-based quiz game that demonstrates how to say “hello” in multiple languages
-Story includes many cool sound effects that both kids & adults will enjoy
-Includes an award-winning, rhythmic Global song with animations that kids would love to sing-along with

About the media publisher: Little Pickle Press ( is a 21st century publisher of award-winning media for children. The Company is dedicated to helping parents and educators cultivate conscious, responsible little people by stimulating explorations of the meaningful topics of their generation through a variety of media, technologies, and techniques.

About KiteReaders (
Kite Readers, inspired by Benjamin Franklin’s love for books, publishing and penmanship as well as his prolific inventiveness, develops fun, educational and interactive children’s muli-media book apps for iOS.

KiteReaders is a member of Moms with Apps, a collaborative group of family-friendly developers seeking to promote quality apps for kids and families.

Privacy Policy: KiteReaders' takes app users' privacy seriously and only collects app usage data anonymously. View our privacy policy here:

What's New

Version 6.0

The French version of the app so the app is now trilingual

Ratings and Reviews

Great way to teach diversity


Wonderful book that explains global & diversity in a way a younger child (elementary age) can understand the terms. Love the interactive portions of the book (my daughter kept doing them over & over again) & the song is wonderful! Coloring pages, quiz & the lesson plans give it some extra reinforcement on how to teach global lessons. Only reason I did not give 5 star rating is because of when you touch the various interactive items sometimes the voice doesn't work or they don't come up at all unless touched in the correct order (ie the solar system with the various planets) and if you touch the 'music' sign during the song it stops & restarts the song. Get these items fixed & I'll definitely give it a 5.

Highly recommend it!


We live in increasingly global world with exposure to multiple cultures, languages and religions in our day to day life. We need an app like this to introduce kids the idea of being more appreciative, tolerant and accepting of all people in all instances! It is a helpful conversation starter for teachers and parents and makes a wonderful gift for children between the ages of 4 and 8. It has interactions, animations, music and activities that kids would find fun and engaging.

Be Global


Beautifully done. This is a wonderful way to introduce the fact to young ones that everyone on this planet is part of a big family and that we all need to know about all the members of this family.

Kindergarten and First Grade teachers, this is a great tool for you to use.

Well done to the developers of this app! Your creation has the potential to impact many young lives in a positive, constructive way.


SachManya LLC
91.1 MB
Requires iOS 5.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Little Pickle Press LLC


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