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That is a great list! As a retired children's librarian, I'd like to add a few titles that I used with kids.
"The Invention of Hugo Cabret" by Brian Selznik is a wonderful graphic-style novel set in a Paris train station. It was later developed into a movie of the same name.
"Nanette's Baguette," by Mo Willems, is a very funny picture book set in France. Nanette is sent by her mother to buy their daily baguette, but will Nanette succeed in her mission? I used this book in storytime to discuss French culture with the chilren.
The "Harry and Bella" picture series by Lisa Manzione was very popular in my library. Harry and Bella are cute dogs who travel all over the world and introduce young children to the cultures and traditions of other lands. I think there are about a dozen titles in this series.
I saw one title by Mem Fox on the NYPL list, but there are more titles that introduce children to the land down under. My favorite of Fox's is "Koala Lou," which depicts the challenges of a young koala competing in the Bush Olympics. I used the book to discuss the many animals shown in the book that are native to Australia, plus the themes of acceptance and unconditional love.