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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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That’s Life!

2020

by Ame Dyckman and Cori Doerrfeld

"From the New York Times bestselling author of Wolfie the Bunny comes a witty send-up of inspirational greeting card wisdom that reminds readers of life's unpredictability and messiness--and beauty. After Life literally knocks on their door, one kid discovers that Life is truly what you make it. It's weird and may not always cooperate, but Life's beauty becomes apparent when it's embraced for all of its quirks. This story is filled with tongue-in-cheek idioms that will appeal to readers of all ages and will impart deeper wisdoms about the many milestones and stages of life." -- publisher

Any Child

The Kite of Dreams

2020

by Pilar López Ávila, Paula Merlán and Concha Pasamar

"A kite trip that will take us around the world to meet the hopes and dreams of children around the world, from Bolivia to Nepal. If something is capable of bringing the children of the world together, that is the ability to dream and imagine a better world. Every single one of us has with them a kite of dreams, a flying kite sheltering our hopes and dreams. Through this kite trip, we will meet Mohesiwä, a boy who lives in the jungle, Amunet, who can’t stop but smiling when imagining a better future, Anja and his brother Tuvo, who rummage through the garbage to find something of value… The Kite of Dreams is an invitation to discover the different cultures of the world and to dream of a better world. A world with unpolluted air, where every child has access to education, a world with clean and uncontaminated waters, where biodiversity is preserved and forests are conserved. And more importantly, a world in which each child can be happy and reach out to those who need it." -- publisher

Incidental

The Great Big Book of Life

2019

by Mary Hoffman and Ros Asquith

"A celebration of human life from birth to death, the sixth book in the much-loved Great Big Book series from Mary Hoffman and Ros Asquith. The Great Big Book of Life a glorious, diverse celebration of human life, from birth to death, by Mary Hoffman and Ros Asquith. Featuring funny artwork and wonderfully sensitive and accessible text this book is a must have for children everywhere to learning everything they need to know about the story of life. The sixth title in the Great Big Book series explores every stage of human life. From birth to starting nursery, being a teenager to becoming an adult, from work to relationships, homes and jobs, to aging illness and death. This universal but challenging topic is dealt with Mary Hoffman and Ros Asquith's trademark sensitivity and humour and inclusivity. This is the perfect introduction for children to the huge topic of life and is sure to answer many of the question they have." -- publisher

Incidental

Old Enough to Save the Planet

2021

by Loll Kirby and Adelina Lirius

"An inspiring look at young climate change activists who are changing the world The world is facing a climate crisis like we’ve never seen before. And kids around the world are stepping up to raise awareness and try to save the planet. As people saw in the youth climate strike in September 2019, kids will not stay silent about this subject—they’re going to make a change. Meet 12 young activists from around the world who are speaking out and taking action against climate change. Learn about the work they do and the challenges they face, and discover how the future of our planet starts with each and every one of us." -- publisher

Biography

G My Name Is Girl

2021

by Dawn Masi

"Skip right into this joyful, diverse, alphabetic picture book celebrating girls around the world. Girls from 26 different countries—Argentina to Zambia—are beautifully and thoughtfully represented in this A to Z tribute to global girlhood. Children will enjoy reading about each girl’s name, empowering chracter trait, and country, while learning how we are all connected. Globally-minded kids can also find the countries on a map at the back of the book and dream of places they’d like to visit." -- publisher

Incidental

Children Around the World

2004

by Donata Montanari

"This informational picture book uses kids' own words to explore the commonality and diversity of children from around the world. No matter where they live, children are always curious about the world. But nothing proves more fascinating to them than other children. Exploring the themes of commonality and diversity, this informational picture book introduces young readers to 12 children from around the world. Speaking in the first person, the children briefly describe such things as the language, food, clothing, schooling and daily life of their region. One of the most appealing aspects of this book is the artwork, which features the use of fabric, paper, mesh, string and felt in multimedia collage. Through the use of colors and textures, each child emerges with a distinctive and endearing personality." -- publisher

Informational

If Animals Built Your House

2020

by Bill Wise and Rebecca Evans

"Discover the astonishing engineering feats animals accomplish when building their homes! Can you imagine moving into a tree squirrel's leafy house or a polar bear's Arctic cave? Now kids can learn the basics of animal habitats through gorgeously illustrated scenarios where the reader gets to live alongside animals in their wild and wacky homes. From foam-nest tree frogs and mound termites, to alligators and pack rats, readers can see how similar and very different animal and human homes can be. Backmatter perfect for extended learning includes a glossary and a STEM challenge activity—great for home or in the classroom!" -- publisher

Informational

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