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Our collection of picture books featuring Black and Indigenous people and People of Color (BIPOC) is available to the public. *Inclusion of a title in the collection DOES NOT EQUAL a recommendation.* Click here for more on book evaluation.


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The Legend of the First Unicorn

2020

by Lari Don and Nataša Ilincic

"A unique origin story for one of the world's most famous magical creatures, with stunning illustrations. Once upon a time, a young prince lost his smile. It seemed nothing would make Prince Donald smile, not songs from the musician or cakes from the baker. The court magician tried to make a new magical beast for the prince, but it was so frightening he let it go. Still determined to help Donald, the magician's granddaughter, Hana, invents a majestic creature with the body of a horse and the horn of a gazelle, and calls him 'a unicorn'. Hana and Donald playfully chase the unicorn through the forest, and it seems that this magical animal might hold the key to the prince's smile. But then they discover a darker beast, lurking in the trees… This is a sparkling origin tale from the creators of The Treasure of the Loch Ness Monster." -- publisher

Cross Group Folklore

The Day Santa Stopped Believing In Harold

2020

by Maureen Fergus and Cale Atkinson

"A hilarious send-up of every kid’s moment of Santa doubt. Santa has a problem. This kid? Harold? Santa doesn’t think he’s real. He WANTS to believe in Harold—after all, Harold is one of the most magical parts of Christmas. Getting Harold’s letters, eating the cookies he leaves out, feeding his carrots to the reindeer…what would Christmas be without that? But Santa’s just not sure. Some of his friends are telling him they think Harold’s not real. And the Harold that sat on his knee last Christmas looked AWFULLY different. Santa comes up with a plan to find out once and for all if Harold really exists…with hilarious consequences." -- publisher

Any Child Folklore

This Is Not That Kind of Book

2019

by Christopher Healy and Ben Mantle

"This is a book that answers all the kids who have ever posed the question What kind of book is it? This clever alphabet book…Wait, that’s not right. This original fairy tale…Nope. Mystery? Joke book? Superhero story? Pirate adventure? This delightful mash-up features every kind of character found in the picture-book universe—all in one book. Just when the reader is convinced the story is going in one direction, it spins off in another. Ever-changing illustrations keep pace with the rapid reversals, and the setting shifts with nearly every turn of the page. Truly inventive, here’s a picture book that can be anything you want it to be!" -- publisher

Any Child Folklore

Reading Beauty

2018

by Kimberly Long Cockroft and Mary Grace Corpus

"There is a perfect read for every person if only you search for it! Gabe and Ellie love soccer, animals, games, and especially gum, but they hate to read! Upon telling Ms. Molly, the mysterious librarian, that "reading is boring," Ellie falls into a deep read! Gabe tries everything to break the curse, but only a read of true love can free Ellie. Determined to have his friend back, Gabe traverses the mountain of books surrounding Ellie to find the perfect book for him. Can he read a book cover to cover and truly love it? A masterful twist on an enchanting fairytale, this story shows children that there's a book for everyone! The magical library illustrations and hidden Pelican books propel readers and non-readers on an unforgettable adventure sure to help them find their very own "perfect read"." -- publisher

Any Child Cross Group Folklore

Little Red Riding Hood

2007

by Jerry Pinkney

"This spectacular reimagining of one of Grimm's most beloved cautionary tales is brought to life by Caldecott Medal-winning artist Jerry Pinkney. In this inspired rendering of the classic Grimm Brothers folktale, Caldecott Medal-winning artist Jerry Pinkney introduces two favorite children's characters to a new generation: the sly, scary wolf and the sweet little girl in her famous red hood. Readers will squeal with delight all over again during that most memorable scene when Little Red Riding Hood declares, "Oh, Grandmamma, what great teeth you have!" Pinkney's charming, masterfully-wrought illustrations--as warm and cozy as Little Red's cloak and as captivating as the clever wolf himself--are sure to lure you into the heart of this treasured tale." -- publisher

Cross Group Folklore

Cinderella of the Nile

2018

by Beverley. Naidoo and Marjan Vafaeian

"In this ancient version of Cinderella, a pair of beautiful slippers leads a rosy-cheeked girl to the King of Egypt. Beautifully retold by the award-winning author Beverley Naidoo, this earliest-known version of Cinderella is brought to life for the modern day reader. Rhodopis is a Greek girl who is sold into slavery by bandits and taken to Egypt. Along the way she becomes friends with the storyteller Aesop and a host of playful animals. Her master gives her a pair of beautiful rose-red slippers, making three other servants jealous. But when Horus, the falcon, sweeps in to steal her slipper, Rhodopis has little idea that this act will lead her to the King of Egypt." -- publisher

Cross Group Folklore Incidental

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