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.
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Dao, a red panda, guides Ethan and Emma, two school children, back into time to discover how gunpowder was created in China and how fireworks became popular worldwide. |cProvided by publisher
Jewish nursery rhymes, lullabies and songs originating from the Ashkenaze, Sephardic, and Yemenite communities. The lyrics in Hebrew, Judeo-Spanish, Yiddish and Arabic are reproduced in the original alphabets, transcribed into Roman characters and translated into English. Additional notes on the origin and cultural context of each song also included. Recipient of the prestigious Coup de coeur Charles Cros 2006 in France (originally published by Didier Jeunesse).--Publisher's website
This book sheds a surprising light on how seashells--the hard, protective outer layer that mollusks inhabit--serve tremendous purpose. This large group of marine animals needs shells for protection, feeding, transportation, anchorage, and more.--Provided by publisher
Using illustrations, full-color photographs and straightforward text, this nonfiction picture book introduces the topics of homelessness and poverty to young readers.
Introduces young children to the realities of natural disasters, terrorism and other forms of tragedy. Explains what tragedy is, the feelings it may create and how to manage those feelings. Emphasizes the good that can come out of tragedy, looking at how people help one another in caring, compassionate and heroic ways.
Have you ever wondered how bridges don't fall down? Or how really old buildings stay standing up? In the How Do series, readers are welcome to guess along with the rest of us-and then explore the science behind the right answers. Basic principles of architecture and engineering, including an introduction to bridges, locks, arches, columns, and skyscrapers are explored through diagrams, photos, and informative and engaging text.
The letters of the alphabet introduce facts about the Olympic movement and Olympic sports
"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
"Describes the emergence of humankind out of Africa, charting the course of human development from 7 million years ago to today, highlighting the development of diversity among peoples and our ability to invent and discover"--Provided by publisher
A look at various hairstyles for Black hair, and the history of these and other hairstyles. Includes glossary