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.
In this picture book with few words, three children find a typewriter on a carousel, and begin an adventure that helps them discover the wonder of words
"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
Children and their robot friend build a treehouse in a rhyme that fits the tune of "London Bridge is falling down." Includes facts about simple machines, jobs robots do, an activity, and musical notation
When Mr. Betts' pets develop spots, he takes them to Dr. Potts, who works to create the perfect medicine to cure them
Beauregard has always had big dreams. He wanted to travel the world and see all the sites, but how could he possibly go around the globe if he was too scared to fly? With the help of one cardboard box and some amazing new friends, Beauregard goes on the adventure of a lifetime and realizes he is actually pretty brave after all!
Billy and Bee have so much fun at playgroup! Everyone will want to go too! Bright and friendly illustrations and simple, gentle text capture the the range of emotions that come with new experiences
When Raymond's mother becomes sick, he remembers that she misses the living things of the country and, with the help of their neighbor, he tries to prepare the perfect present for her
"Ava's big move gives a voice to a bright eyed little girl as she is set to leave her home, and all of her favorite things, in preparation for her mom's new job. The book demonstrates the power of positive thinking, supports the notion that all things end well, and celebrates the peace that is found in forming new relationships. Join Ava as she navigates the complete series explaining life, and all the exciting adventures it offers, as only a child can"-- Amazon.com
A story about children working in the school garden teaches facts about the growth cycle, gardening, food supply, and working together. Includes other resources for those interested in starting a school garden
"Forgive and be forgiven. It sounds so appealing--why doesn't it happen every day? Finding herself forgiven on a rain-scrubbed morning after a difficult day, Melena seizes her fresh start and shares the song in her heart with her family and friends. It's a day of new beginnings. It's Melena's jubilee"--|cProvided by publisher