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.
Sophie and her best friend Bear are off to explore New York City through nearly twenty pairs of opposites.
Ramon loses confidence in his ability to draw, but his sister gives him a new perspective on things
"A grandma is a wonderful person to have in your life. Just follow these simple rules and you'll both be very happy. ... Don't hide an elephant in your grandma's bed, give her jelly beans for breakfast, or wear her underwear on your head. And never send her to the moon in a rocket!" --Back cover
Little Quinito and his family take the reader through a day filled with opposites, including short/tall, quiet/ loud, and rainy/sunny
After a young girl finds two old potatoes at her father's house, they plant and tend them to see if they will have new potatoes in September. Includes a recipe for mashed potatoes
A young boy doesn't want to go to bed. The hockey game is on! After his parents have tucked him in and turned out the light, he shines a flashlight on his prized hockey possessions around his room: the posters of his favorite players, the pennant for his favorite team, the puck
"Meet Josephine: a spirited and curious girl, a big sister, and a human being. She's also a mammal, an animal, and a living thing--all identities she explores with readers in this simple informational picture book. Josephine presents her family (and herself) as examples of human beings, and then familiar creatures like her dog and her mom (and herself) as mammals. Next, she adds whales, lobsters, hummingbirds, and elephants (and herself) as examples of animals. Finally, she shares examples of living things, including moose, foxes, butterflies, flowers, and bugs ... and, of course, herself!"--Amazon
Meet Ira Crumb. He's the new kid in town. He knows what that means: when the new school year starts, he'll play alone at recess, eat alone at lunch, and walk home alone at the end of the day. So Ira launches a whole-hearted campaign to befriend neighborhood kids before the first day. But his best-laid plans--a sandwich stand! a dance- off!--fall flat, and playing it cool doesn't seem to work either. Just as Ira decides school will be HORRIBLE, a comical misunderstanding connects him with Malcolm, who was the new kid last year and totally gets it--and who, it turns out, will make a pretty good friend. Full of comedic touches, comics-style storytelling, and a diverse cast of quirky characters, this hilarious debut picture book puts an endearing spin on the anxiety that accompanies change and making friends
Sophia tries varied techniques to get the giraffe she wants more than anything in this story about the nuances of negotiation. Sophia has one true desire for her birthday. But she has Four Big Problems in the way: Mom, Dad, Uncle Conrad ... and Grand-mama. Will her presentations, proposals, and pie charts convince them otherwise? Turns out, all it takes is one word
"No one understands the abstract pictures that Niko draws until a new friend sees the thought and feeling within his shapes and forms"--Provided by publisher