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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"It's a beautiful day in the garden when Poppy and her friend Sam (a panda bear) hear a commotion nearby. Basil is crying, for someone has nibbled the leaves of his crown! But not to worry - Poppy is on the case. Putting their detective skills to work, Poppy and Sam try to catch the thief red-handed, but the friends fall asleep during the stakeout. They attempt to trap the culprit by spreading a moat of honey around Basil, but the thief tunnels below it. Finally Poppy gets the idea to cover Basil in soap. It works! The next morning, Poppy and Sam follow a trail of bubbles to the hiccupping thief-it's Earwig! Very sweetly, Basil forgives Earwig, plucking a leaf from her crown for him. Poppy and Sam introduces a pair of characters with wide kid appeal. Set in a beautiful farmer's field filled with charming details - such as Poppy's hollowed-out pumpkin house - this young graphic novel from an up-and-coming Montreal artist is a delight from start to finish."--|cProvided by publisher
"The story of a magical robe that goes missing, and the kingdom that hangs in the balance"--|cProvided by publisher
"In this wordless book, a young girl and her cat take an imaginative journey into another world"--|cProvided by publisher
"Inspired by Asian folklore, this is the magical tale of a young girl who befriends the giant rabbit who lives in the Moon and goes with it on a soothing, dreamlike adventure." --Page 4 of cover
Lucy is having a terrible day. She's falling down a mountain. As she passes various characters--a mountain man, a bungeeing duck, and a pile of shuffling bears--she tries to ask for help. But everyone misinterprets her requests. As Lucy gains velocity, the story grows in silliness. Ending eventually in a giant, rolling snowball that lands Lucy safely at a hot-chocolate chalet. No harm done!
"A little boy builds a ship to honor his late grandfather and sets sail for the magical place where ocean meets sky from his grandfather's stories"--|cProvided by publisher
"Rose wants to bring something truly unique for show-and-tell, so she creates maps to explore her imagination in search of something no one has ever seen before"-- |cProvided by publisher
"Join Ruby Roo and Barney Boo on an incredible jungle adventure. Just watch out for the ... tiger! Uh-oh! Quick, Barney ... RUN!"--Back cover
Come little bird person, come little bee person, come little tree person - little persons from all over the world join together to celebrate the dance of life and love in this stunning poem from John Agard.
Two shy children meet at a noisy pool and dive beneath the crowd into a magical undersea land, where they explore a fantastical landscape and meet various creatures.