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Our collection of children's picture books featuring Black and Indigenous people and People of Color (BIPOC) is available to the public. You can use the Search Tool below to find titles. *Inclusion of a title in the collection DOES NOT EQUAL recommendation.* See our related readings page for suggested tools for evaluating books.


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The remember balloons

2018

by Jessie Oliveros and Dana Wulfekotte

James has a bunch of balloons, each of which holds a special memory, but as his grandfather ages and loses his own balloons, James discovers that he is gaining new ones.

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Gator, gator, gator!

2018

by Daniel Bernstrom and Frann Preston-Gannon

"A fearless little girl takes off in search of a giant gator--but she's not going into that swamp alone! No way! She wants YOU, the reader, to come along. Off you go, peering through the lush landscapes, looking for that gator! But each time you think you see it? Oops! Just a fox. Or some ducks! Or a snake. Maybe you'll never find the gator, gator, gator...With stunning illustrations from Sendak Fellow Frann Preston-Gannon, readers experience the feeling of being on a real adventure deep in the swamp. Rhyming, repeating, and exhilarating, the text is a delightful read-aloud romp that will entertain and make everyone's heart skip a beat!" --|c(Source of summary not specified)

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Poppy & Sam and the leaf thief

2018

by Cathon and Karen Li

"It's a beautiful day in the garden when Poppy and her friend Sam (a panda bear) hear a commotion nearby. Basil is crying, for someone has nibbled the leaves of his crown! But not to worry - Poppy is on the case. Putting their detective skills to work, Poppy and Sam try to catch the thief red-handed, but the friends fall asleep during the stakeout. They attempt to trap the culprit by spreading a moat of honey around Basil, but the thief tunnels below it. Finally Poppy gets the idea to cover Basil in soap. It works! The next morning, Poppy and Sam follow a trail of bubbles to the hiccupping thief-it's Earwig! Very sweetly, Basil forgives Earwig, plucking a leaf from her crown for him. Poppy and Sam introduces a pair of characters with wide kid appeal. Set in a beautiful farmer's field filled with charming details - such as Poppy's hollowed-out pumpkin house - this young graphic novel from an up-and-coming Montreal artist is a delight from start to finish."--|cProvided by publisher

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B is for baby

2019

by Atinuke and Angela Brooksbank

"Atinuke and Angela Brooksbank, creators of the award- winning Baby Goes to Market, pair up again for a bright and beautiful first book of words. B is for Baby. B is for Brother. B is for going to see Baba! One morning after breakfast, Baby's big brother is getting ready to take the basket of bananas all the way to Baba's bungalow in the next village. He'll have to go along the bumpy road, past the baobab trees, birds, and butterflies, and all the way over the bridge. But what he doesn't realize is that his very cute, very curious baby sibling has stowed away on his bicycle. Little ones learning about language will love sounding out the words in this playful, vibrantly illustrated story set in West Africa"--Amazon.com

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