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.
First time here? Start here!
Two young girls take a bicycle ride through the forest where they find a cafe to have tea and coffee, a bakery to enjoy a snack, and a hotel where they join in a concert with forest animals.
Tiny Chirri and Chirra explore tall grass, where they eat honey sponge cake with bumblebees, drink juice with beetles, help a lizard make candy, then pedal home by firefly light.
Behind a hole in their basement wall, Chirri and Chirra discover a network of tunnels. Join them as they visit moles, discover caves full of glowing flowers, poke at the roots of growing plants, traverse a subterranean lake, and spend the night with a family of badgers! The fourth book in the Japanese Chirri & Chirra series, this underground adventure is sure to charm and delight.
Welcome to Mermaid School! Starting school is always exciting, especially when you're a mermaid. In this alluring undersea classroom, students count clamshells in math, accompany trumpetfish in music class, and learn their A-B-Seas. They even enjoy story time about children who walk on land! After a wonderful day, it's time to sing the goodbye song and head home. But the fun's not over! Enjoy the Mermaid School Handbook at the back for more whimsical facts and tips.--Page 2 of cover
Princess Penelope Pineapple and her fellow princesses from the Fruit Nations are on a mission to rescue the Strawberry Kingdom's food from certain ruin, and surprisingly Penny's beloved bees are the key to saving the realm's produce.
Princess Pinecone would like a real war horse for her birthday, instead of which she gets a plump, cute pony-- but sometimes cuteness can be a kind of weapon, especially in a fight with dodgeballs and spitballs and hairballs and squareballs.
When Mr. Noah builds the ark he makes two lists - one for all the animals who will come on board and one for those troublesome creatures he plans to leave behind! Meanwhile Mrs. Noah gets out her sewing machine and makes a coat with very deep pockets. LOTS of pockets.--Page 4 of cover
Jack, Zack, and Caspar build a castle fort, then spend a day fighting dragons and beasts, but at day's end giants carry away first Sir Zack, then Caspar, and King Jack is left to face night creatures alone
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
When Princess Truly believes in herself, her curls begin to shine and can magically transport her to the distant past, on an underwater adventure, or to Mars.