Our intention is to acquire and make available ALL picture books featuring indigenous people and people of color published in the U.S. since 2002, including reprints. Inclusion of a title in the collection DOES NOT EQUAL recommendation. See our related readings page for suggested links for evaluating books.
Torn paper collages and simple, rhyming text portray children interacting with family members, from Uncle Ray who teaches one about cars, to grandparents who love to go dancing. Includes a word list
The co-star of MTV's "Run's House" evaluates the positive role of prayer in a child's life, drawing on twelve areas of concern typically shared by today's young people to encourage children to turn to God for help with their problems
"When a teacher asks the children in her class to think about what makes their families special, the answers are all different in many ways -- but the same in the one way that matters most of all. One child is worried that her family is just too different to explain, but listens as her classmates talk about what makes their families special. One is raised by a grandmother, and another has two dads. One is full of stepsiblings, and another has a new baby"--Publisher
The story of Robert and Margarete and their children Johannes and Dorothea, who emigrate from Germany to the United States in 1850. After landing in New Orleans and joining a wagon train headed west to Nebraska, the family establishes a farm outside Omaha. The book ends with a switch to modern day with descendants of Robert and Margarete living on the same farm. They make the decision to investigate their roots and visit Germany, reversing the trip their ancestors made
Children whose parents no longer live together discover that although much has changed, and time spent with Mom is different than time spent with Dad, love is there no matter what
Silas' Seven Grandparents is a fun and loving story about having multiple sets of grandparents and stepgrandparents. When Silas' parents go away on a business trip, all seven grandparents invite Silas to stay with them....How can he choose one without hurting the others' feelings?
Illustrations and easy-to-read, rhyming text show what makes winter special, from snowflakes and sleds to cocoa and Christmas
Illustrations and easy-to-read, rhyming text show what makes summer special, from sunshine and sailboats to ice cream and picnics
Illustrations and easy-to-read, rhyming text show what makes autumn special, from colorful leaves and pumpkins to Halloween and Thanksgiving festivities
A small boy wonders what first grade will be like, but is not sure that he wants to find out