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.
""What is a school? Is it a building with classrooms? Or can it be any place where children learn?" The fascinating stories that follow will expand how young readers think of school, as they learn about the experiences of real children in thirteen different countries around the world" --Publisher's website
Illustrates many of the ways love is expressed by exploring children's relationships with parents, grandparents, and nature
Written from the table's point of view, this clever tale helps kids understand that table manners include not only table etiquette, but also being respectful, kind, and considerate to others--Publisher
Describes babies and the things they do from the time they are born until their first birthday
"Every child in the world has a birthday. But how children celebrate this occasion depends on where they live. In this latest addition to the Around the World series, award -winning author Margriet Ruurs explores the fascinating ways that children experience birthdays. You'll meet fourteen kids from different countries, each celebrating a birthday according to their local traditions. Bram from Belgium never gets to sleep in on his birthday - his family wakes him up by clanging pots and pans. For Ninoshka in India, it's important to give thanks to the Hindu gods and share sweets with her classmates. And some kids don't celebrate their birthdays at all. Instead, Phúc Khang in Vietnam celebrates Tet, when everyone in the country turns one year older. A world map that pinpoints the countries in the book, a Note to Parents and Teachers with interactive activities and a glossary of foreign words and phrases help to enrich the reading experience. Based on interviews with real people from each country, Birthdays Around the World is an invitation to experience a different culture, think about your own birthday celebrations and even learn how to say "Happy Birthday" in another language (like Hawaiian: "Hau oli la hanau" [ho-O- lee LA HA-now])!"--|cProvided by publisher
Word by word, sound by sound, sight by familiar sight, this is a book that evokes the spirit of Melbourne. Take a meander through Melbourne's iconic landmarks and hidden gems, and soak up the distinct Melbourne atmosphere, page by page. No ordinary word-book, and no ordinary city guide, Melbourne Word by Word is the celebration of a city, created by an illustrator who lives and works in the heart of it
"Word by word, sound by sound, sight by familiar sight, this is a book that evokes the spirit of Sydney, Australia. Open it anywhere for a taste of Sydney's iconic landmarks and hidden gems, and to soak up the vibrant Sydney atmosphere, page by page. No ordinary word-book, and no ordinary city guide, Sydney Word by Word is the celebration of a city, created by two people who live and work in the heart of it"--Publisher's website
Pets describe the different types of homes they live in with their owners, including a guesthouse in Cape Cod, a rowhouse in San Francisco, and an apartment in Hong Kong.
"Follows the journey of a pink hat that is swiped out of a knitting basket by a pesky kitten, blown into a tree by a strong wind, and used as a cozy blanket for a new baby, then finally makes its way onto the head of a young girl marching for women's equality"--Provided by publisher
A pampered queen sets out in a hot air balloon with her butler, James, in search of the perfect cup of tea and after stopping in Japan, India, and England, she returns home knowing exactly what she has been missing.