Our Big Home

Written by Linda Glaser 
Illustrated by Elisa Kleven

Millbrook Press,  2000


To see a lesson plan for this book, please click here.


Reading Rainbow Feature Book
NSTA/CBC Outstanding Science Trade Book
Neumann College Outstanding Merit Award 




“ Glaser’s joyous appreciation of the interconnectedness of all living things forms the heart of 
this celebratory picture book; Kleven’s brilliant, busy art gives it its soul.”
 -- School Library Journal



Reading Rainbow created four shows after 9/11 as an “Arc of healing.”  Our BigHome was featured on their  Global Unity Show.

The Our Big Home Reading Rainbow episode with LeVar Burton premiered at the United Nations on International Literacy Day.  It was fun

to share this honor with author and friend Linda Glaser.







Nobel Peace Prize recipient and UN Secretary General Kofi Annan and his wife Nane used the cover of OUR BIG HOME as their Holiday card.  Here is the lovely note that Mrs. Annan wrote to Linda Glaser and me.