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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Expecting a dog for her birthday, a girl is upset and furious when she gets a tortoise instead, but soon learns that even a tortoise can be a good pet.
A valentine is all about sweetness and gooey love, but this book is about all the things you might give someone that are not exactly gifts, but that show that you care for them and for what they think--but is not that a kind of love?
Each day, rain or shine, Honey works in her garden, and each day, the little girl who lives next door is right by Honey's side. She hangs on the fence in the mornings. She watches from her window when it's raining. And on nice nights, when Honey eats in her garden, the girl goes over for dessert. Here's a heartwarming picture book that shows how friendship-- just like a garden-- grows. But ... what happens when one friend has to move away?
"Kimmy has gumption--not that she knows that. What Kimmy knows is she wants to make her very own kite, even though everyone around her says she can't do it. Kimmy cuts and pastes with paper and ribbons all morning long until at last her creation is complete. But will it fly? And what will her friends think if it doesn't? Despite any doubt, Kimmy sets her sights as high as the sky"--Book jacket
From the days she banged her rattle in the crib, Violet has been looking for friends to share her love of music.
"It's time to clean Adi's room! If only a computer could do it for her! That gives Adi and her best friend Gabi an idea-think like a coder! These scientific thinkers put on their computer coding caps and make cleaning up a snap by sorting with variables!"--
Red boots, green boots, swishing through the hay. Bee and Billy are so excited ... They're on the farm today! Join friends Billy and Bee in the second instalment of a brand- new "First Experiences" series set in the urban city centre. Today let's go to ... the farm! Billy and Bee are so excited to meet the animals. It's boots on quick, as there are lambs to be fed, piglets to be played with and hen's eggs to be hatched! An introduction to first animals and a lively celebration of a toddler's first farmyard experience, this delightfully rhythmical read-aloud text for the very youngest of readers is paired with gorgeously fresh artwork from Anna Hibiscus illustrator, Lauren Tobia.
Pilar has social anxiety, but when tryouts for her favorite ballet are held she uses the coping techniques she has learned and her love of dance to persevere.
Henry would like to find a friend at school, but for a boy on the autism spectrum, making friends can be difficult, as his efforts are sometimes misinterpreted, or things just go wrong--but Henry keeps trying, and in the end he finds a friend he can play with.
When the aroma of Omu's homemade stew fills the air, her neighbors arrive, one by one, for a taste until all is gone except for her generous spirit.