Diverse Books: Picture Books and Easy Readers

Diverse books for kids age 0-8

I Promise Cover Image
By LeBron James, Nina Mata (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062971067
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Published: HarperCollins - August 11th, 2020

An Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller! An Instant Indie Bestseller! 

*An Amazon Best Book of the Year * A B&N Best Book of the Year*

A great gift for tiny go-getters and big dreamers!


Bedtime Bonnet Cover Image
By Nancy Redd, Nneka Myers (Illustrator)
$16.19
ISBN: 9781984895240
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - April 7th, 2020

This joyous and loving celebration of family is the first-ever picture book to highlight Black nighttime hair traditions--and is perfect for every little girl who knows what it's like to lose her bonnet just before bedtime.

In my family, when the sun goes down, our hair goes up!
My brother slips a durag over his locs.
Sis swirls her hair in a wrap around her head.


Alphabet of Black Cultures Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780976050827
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Published: Jeffrey Daniels - July 27th, 2020

From A to Z, Alphabet of Black Cultures is a picture book celebrating a world connected by African heritage. Using letters of the alphabet as a guide, learners of all ages are invited to explore inventions, music, games, customs, and more.


Sulwe Cover Image
By Lupita Nyong'o, Vashti Harrison (Illustrator)
$16.19
ISBN: 9781534425361
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - October 15th, 2019

A New York Times bestseller!
Featured in its own episode in the Netflix original show Bookmarks: Celebrating Black Voices!
Recipient of a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Award
Recipient of an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Children’s Literary Work

From Academy Award–winning actress Lupita Nyong’o comes a pow


Chocolate Me! book and CD storytime set Cover Image
By Taye Diggs, Shane W. Evans (Illustrator), Taye Diggs (Read by)
$11.69
ISBN: 9781250222565
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - January 15th, 2019

From author Taye Diggs and illustrator Shane W. Evans, Chocolate Me! is a timely book and CD set about how it feels to be teased and taunted, and how each of us is sweet and lovely and delicious on the inside, no matter how we look...

Unabridged story read by Taye Diggs. Read along, or just enjoy listening!
Ages 4 to 8
Full color paperback
Includes original music


Mixed Me! Cover Image
By Taye Diggs, Shane W. Evans (Illustrator)
$16.19
ISBN: 9781250047199
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - October 6th, 2015

Mom and Dad say I'm a blend of dark and light:
"We mixed you perfectly, and got you just right."

Mike has awesome hair. He has LOTS of energy! His parents love him. And Mike is a PERFECT blend of the two of them.


Little Black Girl Cover Image
By Fuuji Tashaki (Illustrator), Brittany M. Green
$11.99
ISBN: 9781720631705
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Published: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform - July 13th, 2018

Little Black Girl is a love letter to little black girls all around the globe to remind them who they are, where they come from, and what they can be.


Chocolate Me! Cover Image
By Taye Diggs, Shane W. Evans (Illustrator)
$7.19
ISBN: 9781250068019
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Published: Square Fish - October 6th, 2015

A timely book about how it feels to be teased and taunted, and how each of us is sweet and lovely and delicious on the inside, no matter how we look.

The boy is teased for looking different than the other kids. His skin is darker, his hair curlier. He tells his mother he wishes he could be more like everyone else. And she helps him to see how beautiful he really, truly is.


The Patchwork Quilt Cover Image
By Valerie Flournoy, Jerry Pinkney (Illustrator)
$16.19
ISBN: 9780803700970
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Published: Dial Books - March 29th, 1985

Twenty years ago Valerie Flournoy and Jerry Pinkney created a warmhearted intergenerational story that became an award-winning perennial. Since then children from all sorts of family situations and configurations continue to be drawn to its portrait of those bonds that create the fabric of family life.


Just Like Me Cover Image
$16.19
ISBN: 9780525582090
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - January 14th, 2020

An ode to the girl with scrapes on her knees and flowers in her hair, and every girl in between, this exquisite treasury will appeal to readers of Dear Girl and I Am Enough and have kids poring over it to find a poem that's just for them.

I am a canvas
Being painted on
By the words of my family
Friends


One Love (Music Books for Children, African American Baby Books, Bob Marley Book for Kids) Cover Image
$7.19
ISBN: 9781452138558
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Published: Chronicle Books - September 9th, 2014

Based on the timeless song by Bob Marley

Now available as a board book that is perfect for toddlers and preschoolers to learn about diversity, teamwork, and love.


Bubble Kisses [With CD (Audio)] Cover Image
$16.16
ISBN: 9781454938347
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Published: Sterling Children's Books - June 23rd, 2020

From singer, actress, and dancer Vanessa Williams comes a sweet, sparkling story (with a free downloadable song + bonus CD ) about a young girl whose beloved pet fish has wonderful, magical powers.

She gives me bubble kisses, bubble kisses as she swims by in the water.
She never misses with her bubble kisses. And I'm so glad I got her.


Jake the Fake Goes for Laughs Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780553523584
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Published: Yearling - January 7th, 2020

For fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Big Nate comes the second book in the side-splitting series about a class clown faking his way to comedy stardom from comedian and film star Craig Robinson, #1 New York Times bestselling author Adam Mansbach, and NAACP History Maker recipient and cartoonist Keith Knight.


Jake the Fake Keeps His Cool Cover Image
$15.29
ISBN: 9780553523591
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Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - June 16th, 2020

For fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Big Nate comes the third book in this laugh-out-loud series about a class clown faking his way through middle school from comedian and film star Craig Robinson, #1 New York Times bestselling author Adam Mansbach, and NAACP History Maker recipient and cartoonist Keith Knight.


Antiracist Baby Board Book Cover Image
$8.09
ISBN: 9780593110416
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Published: Kokila - June 16th, 2020

A #1 New York Times Bestseller!
Featured in its own episode in the Netflix original show Bookmarks: Celebrating Black Voices!
Featured on Good Morning America, NPR's Morning Edition, CBS This Morning, and more!


Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut (Denene Millner Books) Cover Image
By Derrick Barnes, Gordon C. James (Illustrator)
$17.06
ISBN: 9781572842243
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Published: Agate Bolden - October 10th, 2017

Winner of the 2018 Kirkus Prize for Young Readers
A Newbery Honor Book
A Caldecott Honor Book
A Coretta Scott King Author Honor Book
A Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Book
An Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Award Book
An Ezra Jack Keats New Illustrator Honor Book
A Society of Illustrators Gold Medal Book


Hair Love Cover Image
$16.19
ISBN: 9780525553366
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Published: Kokila - May 14th, 2019

"I love that Hair Love is highlighting the relationship between a Black father and daughter. Matthew leads the ranks of new creatives who are telling unique stories of the Black experience. We need this."
     - Jordan Peele, Actor & Filmmaker


Dreamers Cover Image
$17.09
ISBN: 9780823440559
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Published: Neal Porter Books - September 4th, 2018

We are resilience. We are hope. We are dreamers.
 
Yuyi Morales brought her hopes, her passion, her strength, and her stories with her, when she came to the United States in 1994 with her infant son. She left behind nearly everything she owned, but she didn't come empty-handed.


I Love My Hair! Cover Image
$8.09
ISBN: 9780316523752
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 1st, 2001

A modern classic, this whimsical story has been celebrating the beauty of African-American hair for 20 years!

In this imaginative, evocative story, a girl named Keyana discovers the beauty and magic of her special hair, encouraging black children to be proud of their heritage and enhancing self-confidence.



Let's Talk About Race Cover Image
By Julius Lester, Karen Barbour (Illustrator)
$7.19
ISBN: 9780064462266
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Published: HarperCollins - December 23rd, 2008

"This wonderful book should be a first choice for all collections and is strongly recommended as a springboard for discussions about differences.” —School Library Journal (starred review)


We're Different, We're the Same (Sesame Street) (Pictureback(R)) Cover Image
By Bobbi Kates, Joe Mathieu (Illustrator)
$4.49
ISBN: 9780679832270
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - October 13th, 1992

Who better than Elmo and his Sesame Street friends to teach us that though we may all look different on the outside—deep down, we are all very much alike?
 


Lift as You Climb: The Story of Ella Baker Cover Image
$16.19
ISBN: 9781534406230
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - June 9th, 2020

Learn about the civil rights activist Ella Baker in this inspiring picture book from Sibert Honor winner Patricia Hruby Powell and Caldecott Honor winner R.


The Undefeated Cover Image
By Kwame Alexander, Kadir Nelson (Illustrator)
$16.19
ISBN: 9781328780966
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Published: Versify - April 2nd, 2019

Winner of the 2020 Caldecott Medal
A 2020 Newbery Honor Book
Winner of the 2020 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award

The Newbery Award-winning author of THE CROSSOVER pens an ode to black American triumph and tribulation, with art from a two-time Caldecott Honoree.

Originally performed for ESPN's The Undefeated, this poem is a love letter to black life


Acoustic Rooster's Barnyard Boogie Starring Indigo Blume Cover Image
By Kwame Alexander, Tim Bowers (Illustrator)
$15.29
ISBN: 9781534111141
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Published: Sleeping Bear Press - August 15th, 2020

On the eve of singing at a community festival, a bout of stage fright threatens a little girl's confidence. As Indigo Blume drifts off to sleep, she isn't sure she's brave enough to take the stage. But once she falls asleep, Indigo finds herself in a dream world with the characters of her favorite book, Acoustic Rooster and his Barnyard Band.


Chicken in the Kitchen Cover Image
By Nnedi Okorafor, Mehrdokht Amini (Illustrator)
$16.19
ISBN: 9781911373155
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Published: Lantana Publishing - September 1st, 2017

What would you do if you woke up one night to find the shadow of a giant chicken passing your bedroom door? Go and investigate, of course When Anyaugo follows a giant chicken into her kitchen one warm night in Nigeria, she embarks on a fun-filled adventure where nothing is quite as it seems. Is the mischievous giant chicken a friend or a foe?


Love by Sophia (The Sophia Books) Cover Image
By Jim Averbeck, Yasmeen Ismail (Illustrator)
$16.19
ISBN: 9781481477901
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - June 16th, 2020

The precocious Sophia and her pet giraffe Noodle learn how to look at life, love, and art in this latest installment of the series that Kirkus Reviews calls “fun, clever, and empowering.”

Sophia loves her family and her wonderful pet giraffe Noodle, so when she gets an assignment to draw something she loves, she wants to make it extra special.


Ada Twist, Scientist (The Questioneers) Cover Image
By Andrea Beaty, David Roberts (Illustrator)
$17.09
ISBN: 9781419721373
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Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - September 6th, 2016

A #1 New York Times Bestseller
A Wall Street Journal Bestseller
A USA Today Bestseller

Inspired by real-life makers Ada Lovelace and Marie Curie, this beloved #1 bestseller champions STEM, girl power and women scientists in a rollicking celebration of curiosity, the power perseverance, and the importance of asking “Why?”  

Sofia Valdez, Future Prez (The Questioneers) Cover Image
By Andrea Beaty, David Roberts (Illustrator)
$17.09
ISBN: 9781419737046
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Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - November 5th, 2019

An instant #1 New York Times bestseller! 

An instant USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestseller!

The newest picture book from the creators of Iggy Peck, Architect; Rosie Revere, Engineer; and Ada Twist, Scientist stars Sofia Valdez, a community leader who stands up for what she believes in!


Black Women in Science: A Black History Book for Kids Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781641527071
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Published: Rockridge Press - October 8th, 2019

Learn about amazing Black women in science--15 fascinating biographies for kids 9 to 12


He's Got the Whole World in His Hands Cover Image
By Kadir Nelson, Kadir Nelson (Illustrator)
$16.19
ISBN: 9780803728509
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Published: Dial Books - September 8th, 2005

What began as a spiritual has developed into one of America’s best-known songs, and now for the first time it appears as a picture book, masterfully created by award-winning artist Kadir Nelson.Through sublime landscapes and warm images of a boy and his family, Kadir has created a dazzling, intimate interpretation, one that rejoices in the connectedness of people and nature.

Inspired by th


Rise!: From Caged Bird to Poet of the People, Maya Angelou Cover Image
By Bethany Hegedus, Tonya Engel (Illustrator)
$18.86
ISBN: 9781620145876
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Published: Lee & Low Books - August 13th, 2019

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the publication of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, this beautiful biography of Maya Angelou describes how she rose above a childhood of trauma and emotional pain to become one of the most inspiring voices of our lifetime.

Writer, activist, trolley car conductor, dancer, mother, and humanitarian--Maya Angelou's life was marked by transfor


Little Red Riding Hood Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316013550
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 1st, 2007

This spectacular reimagining of one of Grimm's most beloved cautionary tales is brought to life by Caldecott Medal-winning artist Jerry Pinkney.


The Grasshopper & the Ants Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316400817
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 7th, 2015

This magnificent rendition of a classic Aesop fable by a Caldecott Medal-winning artist teaches children: Don't put off for tomorrow what you can do today!


Max Found Two Sticks Cover Image
By Brian Pinkney, Brian Pinkney (Illustrator)
$7.19
ISBN: 9780689815935
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Published: Aladdin - June 1st, 1997

The story of a young boy’s introduction to the joys of making music, certain to get many a child’s foot tapping and many a youngster drumming.

One day when Max doesn’t feel like talking to anybody, he finds two sticks that make a perfect pair of drumsticks. He starts with a Pat…pat-tat on his thighs.


Alvin Ailey Cover Image
By Andrea Pinkney, Brian Pinkney (Illustrator)
$7.19
ISBN: 9780786810772
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 5th, 1995

Poetry for Young People: Langston Hughes Cover Image
By Benny Andrews (Illustrator), David Roessel (Editor), Arnold Rampersad (Editor)
$15.26
ISBN: 9781454903284
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Published: Sterling Children's Books - January 1st, 2013

WINNER OF THE 2007 CORETTA SCOTT KING ILLUSTRATOR HONOR AWARD A fresh design and appealing new cover enliven this award-winning collection in the acclaimed Poetry for Young People series. Showcasing the extraordinary Langston Hughes, it's edited by two leading poetry experts and features gallery-quality art by Benny Andrews that adds rich dimension to the words.


I, Too, Am America Cover Image
By Langston Hughes, Bryan Collier (Illustrator)
$16.19
ISBN: 9781442420083
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - May 22nd, 2012

Winner of the Coretta Scott King illustrator award, I, Too, Am America blends the poetic wisdom of Langston Hughes with visionary illustrations from Bryan Collier in this inspirational picture book that carries the promise of equality.


I, too, sing America.
I am the darker brother.
They send me to eat in the kitchen
When company comes,
But I laugh,
And ea


That Is My Dream!: A picture book of Langston Hughes's
By Langston Hughes, Daniel Miyares (Illustrator)
$16.19
ISBN: 9780399550171
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Published: Schwartz & Wade - October 3rd, 2017

“Dream Variation,” one of Langston Hughes's most celebrated poems, about the dream of a world free of discrimination and racial prejudice, is now a picture book stunningly illustrated by Daniel Miyares, the acclaimed creator of Float.

To fling my arms wide
In some place of the sun,
To whirl and to dance


Lullaby (For a Black Mother) Cover Image
By Langston Hughes, Sean Qualls (Illustrator)
$16.19
ISBN: 9780547362656
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - March 19th, 2013

“My little dark baby, / My little earth-thing, / My little love-one, / What shall I sing / For your lullaby?" With a few simple words as smooth as a song, the poet Langston Hughes celebrates the love between an African American mother and her baby.


Little Legends: Exceptional Men in Black History Cover Image
$16.19
ISBN: 9780316475143
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - November 19th, 2019

Author-illustrator Vashti Harrison shines a bold, joyous light on black men through history in this #1 New York Times bestseller.


Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History (Vashti Harrison) Cover Image
$15.29
ISBN: 9780316475112
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - December 5th, 2017

This beautifully illustrated board book edition of instant bestseller Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History showcases women who changed the world and is the perfect goodnight book to inspire big dreams.


28 Days: Moments in Black History that Changed the World Cover Image
$17.09
ISBN: 9781596438200
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - January 13th, 2015

Each day features a different influential figure in African-American history, from Crispus Attucks, the first man shot in the Boston Massacre, sparking the Revolutionary War, to Madame C. J. Walker, who after years of adversity became the wealthiest black woman in the country, as well as one of the wealthiest black Americans, to Barack Obama, the country's first African-American president.


Henry Louis Gates Jr. Cover Image
By J. P. Miller, Markia Jenai (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781731638779
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Published: Discovery Library - August 11th, 2020

LEADERS LIKE US: In this illustrated biography, elementary-aged readers will learn about the early life and greatest accomplishments of an important African American leader in the field of genealogy, Henry Louis Gates Jr.


Martin Luther King, Jr. (Little People, BIG DREAMS #33) Cover Image
$14.39
ISBN: 9780711245679
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Published: Frances Lincoln Children's Books - January 7th, 2020

Who Was Martin Luther King, Jr.? (Who Was?) Cover Image
By Bonnie Bader, Who HQ, Elizabeth Wolf (Illustrator)
$5.39
ISBN: 9780448447230
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Published: Penguin Workshop - December 27th, 2007

The story of one of the most influential civil rights activist of our time. 


I am Martin Luther King, Jr. (Ordinary People Change the World) Cover Image
$14.39
ISBN: 9780525428527
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Published: Dial Books - January 5th, 2016

We can all be heroes. That’s the inspiring message of this New York Times Bestselling picture book biography series from historian and author Brad Meltzer.
 


Red Shoes Cover Image
By Karen English, Ebony Glenn (Illustrator)
$16.19
ISBN: 9781338114607
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - September 15th, 2020

Red shoes glowing--
Perched on a pedestal in the shop window
as if on a throne.
"I want those, Nana," Malika says, as they pass the shop.
"We'll see," Nana says with a wink. "Looks like you could use a new pair."


Your Name Is a Song Cover Image
$15.29
ISBN: 9781943147724
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Published: Innovation Press - July 7th, 2020

Frustrated by a day full of teachers and classmates mispronouncing her beautiful name, a little girl tells her mother she never wants to come back to school. In response, the girl's mother teaches her about the musicality of African, Asian, Black-American, Latinx, and Middle Eastern names on their lyrical walk home through the city.


Daniela and the Pirate Girls Cover Image
By Susanna Isern, Gómez (Illustrator)
$15.26
ISBN: 9788417673277
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Published: Nubeocho - July 7th, 2020

Who hasn't heard of the legendary vessel, the Black Crock Other ships cower in fear as they gaze at it through their spyglasses. Its fearsome crew is known all over the Seven Seas. And their captain is Daniela, Daniela the Pirate.


Please, Baby, Please Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780689832338
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - November 1st, 2002

From moments fussy to fond, Academy Award–nominated filmmaker Spike Lee and his wife, producer Tonya Lewis Lee, present a behind-the-scenes look at the chills, spills, and unequivocal thrills of bringing up baby!

Go back to bed,
baby, please, baby, please.
Not on your HEAD
baby baby baby, please!

Vivid illustrations from ce