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Our collection of picture books featuring Black and Indigenous people and People of Color (BIPOC) is available to the public. *Inclusion of a title in the collection DOES NOT EQUAL a recommendation.* Click here for more on book evaluation.


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Boxitects

2020

by Kim Smith

"Meg is a brilliant and creative boxitect. She loves impressing her teacher and classmates with what she makes out of boxes. But there’s a new kid at Maker School: Simone. Simone is good at everything, and worst of all, she’s a boxitect too. When the annual Maker Match is held, Meg and Simone are paired as a team but can’t seem to stop arguing. When their extraordinary project turns into a huge disaster, they must find a way to join creative forces, lift each other up, and work together."--publisher

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From Nylon to Backpacks

2020

by Cari. Meister and Albert Pinilla

"Do you know how all your favorite things are made? This companion series to "Who Made My Lunch?" follows the journey that common household items make from raw materials to the factory and the store. With clear process explanations and charming illustrations, these books answer the question: who made my stuff? A child wonders where backpacks come from and learns about how nylon is made and woven into fabric, where it is sent to a backpack manufacturer. This illustrated narrative nonfiction book includes a map of what areas manufacture nylon, a glossary, and further resources." -- publisher

Incidental Informational

Green Machine

2020

by Rebecca Donnelly and Christophe Jacques

"From Cats Are a Liquid author Rebecca Donnelly comes a playful nonfiction picture book celebrating innovation in the energy cycle with food waste composting. Call it Peels on Wheels / Or a truck full of yuck: / It's a food scraps collection machine! / It takes all the waste/ (And some slime, and some muck)/ To a place where the garbage goes green. Composting is cool! Celebrate the innovation and science that helps humans transform food waste into green energy. See how food scraps are composted, collected, and processed, transforming trash into biogas and electricity. It’s a green machine! It’s a celebration of sustainability and the important role we humans play in the energy cycle." -- publisher

Informational

Grow

2020

by Nicola Davies and Emily Sutton

"Discover the wonders of DNA in a fascinating new book from the creators of the award-winning Tiny Creatures and Many. Earth is full of life! All living things grow—plants, animals, and human beings. The way they grow, whether it be fast or slow, enormous or not so big, helps them survive. But growing is also about change: when people grow, they become more complicated and able to do more things. And they don’t have to think about it, because bodies come with instructions, or DNA. With simple, engaging language and expressive, child-friendly illustrations, Nicola Davies and Emily Sutton provide an introduction to genetic code and how it relates to families to make us all both wonderfully unique and wholly connected to every living thing on earth." -- publisher

Informational

Handa’s Noisy Night

2020

by Eileen Browne

"A cast of nocturnal creatures are the surprise stars in a funny tale about nighttime fears, set in southwest Kenya. The latest tale in the best-selling Handa series. When Handa sleeps over at her friend Akeyo’s house, she hears lots of strange sounds in the night: snorts, chattering, rattling, squeaks, slurps, wails, a big thud. Akeyo says it’s just her family, laughing, talking, playing music, riding a bike, drinking their bedtime milk. Or maybe the baby crying. Or a door slamming. But is she right? Young readers will be happy to be in on the joke as a sequence of animals pay a visit on the facing pages: a pig, fox, porcupine, bat, pangolin, bush baby, owl, and woodpecker. Illustrated in luminous colors, Eileen Brown’s humorous take on things that go bump in the night includes endpapers picturing and naming all the nocturnal creatures." -- publisher

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