Our collection of children's picture books featuring Black and Indigenous people and People of Color (BIPOC) is available to the public. You can use the Search Tool below to find titles. *Inclusion of a title in the collection DOES NOT EQUAL recommendation.* See our related readings page for suggested tools for evaluating books.
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"Bartholomew Botts loves pets and doesn't want to go to school without one. Unfortunately, when Bartholomew brings his new frog to class, his teacher, Mr. Patanoose, declares: "No frogs in school!" So what happens when Bartholomew's beloved hoppy, hairy, and scaly creatures meet up with Mr. Patanoose's rules? Lots of fun!"--Page 2 of cover
"A child plants a mustard seed in an empty garden. It is an itty-bitty seed. It isn't anything very special-yet."-- Back cover
When Doug's friend Claire takes Otto to school, the rhyming parrot, whose words are magic, sends the two children to a fair where they end up with two baby bears.
Franny takes her time saying goodbye to the only school she has ever attended, remembering everything that has made it special.
"What's the first day of kindergarten like? Covering all the basics, from lockers and bathroom etiquette to playground rules and lunchtime, My First Day of School walks young readers through a typical first, first day of school, complete with kid-friendly, 1st-person narration and playful yet realistic illustrations that embrace diversity"--|cProvided by publisher
"What rules do I need to follow at school? In Schools Have Rules, young readers learn that being part of a strong, diverse school community means raising your hand, taking turns, being kind, listening ... Paired with playful yet realistic illustrations, a 1st-person student narrator shows kids best practices, focusing on character education aspects"--|cProvided by publisher
"Readers follow along on a day in the life of a librarian as a young girl pretends that the family den is a public library. Includes a glossary of library terms and a library scavenger hunt activity"--Provided by publisher
In the midst of a cold, gloomy winter day, Zainab and her classmates long for the full bloom and radiant warmth of summer. They all miss the hot sun, the full trees, and the outdoor adventures that summer brings. While they take turns describing their favourite trees and pastimes, Zainab listens attentively. She decides she has a completely different tree in mind – a tree unlike any other. A tree that can be found in only one place: Paradise. --publisher's site
A child recognizes his own humanity, his capacity for doing harm and being harmed, his ability to feel joy and sadness, and his belief in hope and promise to keep learning.
Carolyn is in a wheelchair, but she doesn't let that stop her! She can do almost everything the other kids can, even if sometimes she has to do it a little differently.--Provided by publisher