Diverse books for kids age 0-8
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!
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.
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.
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
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
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 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.
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.
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.
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
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.
$16.16ISBN: 9781454938347Availability: Available (Ships in 1-10 Days)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.Not AvailableISBN: 9780553523584Availability: Backordered-Not Available at this timePublished: 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.$15.29ISBN: 9780553523591Availability: Available (Ships in 1-10 Days)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.$8.09ISBN: 9780593110416Availability: Available (Ships in 1-10 Days)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!$17.06ISBN: 9781572842243Availability: Available (Ships in 1-10 Days)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$16.19ISBN: 9780525553366Availability: Available (Ships in 1-10 Days)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$17.09ISBN: 9780823440559Availability: Available (Ships in 1-10 Days)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.$8.09ISBN: 9780316523752Availability: Available (Ships in 1-10 Days)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.
$7.19ISBN: 9780064462266Availability: Available (Ships in 1-10 Days)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)$4.49ISBN: 9780679832270Availability: Available (Ships in 1-10 Days)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?
$16.19ISBN: 9781534406230Availability: Available (Ships in 1-10 Days)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.$16.19ISBN: 9781328780966Availability: Available (Ships in 1-10 Days)Published: Versify - April 2nd, 2019Winner 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$15.29ISBN: 9781534111141Availability: Available (Ships in 1-10 Days)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.$16.19ISBN: 9781911373155Availability: Available (Ships in 1-10 Days)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?$16.19ISBN: 9781481477901Availability: Available (Ships in 1-10 Days)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.$17.09ISBN: 9781419721373Availability: Available (Ships in 1-10 Days)Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - September 6th, 2016A #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?”$17.09ISBN: 9781419737046Availability: Available (Ships in 1-10 Days)Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - November 5th, 2019An 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!
$8.99ISBN: 9781641527071Availability: Available (Ships in 1-10 Days)Published: Rockridge Press - October 8th, 2019
Learn about amazing Black women in science--15 fascinating biographies for kids 9 to 12$16.19ISBN: 9780803728509Availability: Available (Ships in 1-10 Days)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$18.86ISBN: 9781620145876Availability: Available (Ships in 1-10 Days)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$17.99ISBN: 9780316013550Availability: Available (Ships in 1-10 Days)Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 1st, 2007This spectacular reimagining of one of Grimm's most beloved cautionary tales is brought to life by Caldecott Medal-winning artist Jerry Pinkney.Not AvailableISBN: 9780316400817Availability: Not AvailablePublished: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 7th, 2015This 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!$7.19ISBN: 9780689815935Availability: Available (Ships in 1-10 Days)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.$7.19ISBN: 9780786810772Availability: Available (Ships in 1-10 Days)Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 5th, 1995$15.26ISBN: 9781454903284Availability: Available (Ships in 1-10 Days)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.$16.19ISBN: 9781442420083Availability: Available (Ships in 1-10 Days)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$16.19ISBN: 9780399550171Availability: Available (Ships in 1-10 Days)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$16.19ISBN: 9780547362656Availability: Available (Ships in 1-10 Days)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.$16.19ISBN: 9780316475143Availability: Available (Ships in 1-10 Days)Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - November 19th, 2019Author-illustrator Vashti Harrison shines a bold, joyous light on black men through history in this #1 New York Times bestseller.$15.29ISBN: 9780316475112Availability: Available (Ships in 1-10 Days)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.$17.09ISBN: 9781596438200Availability: Available (Ships in 1-10 Days)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.Not AvailableISBN: 9781731638779Availability: Not AvailablePublished: 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.$14.39ISBN: 9780711245679Availability: Available (Ships in 1-10 Days)Published: Frances Lincoln Children's Books - January 7th, 2020$5.39ISBN: 9780448447230Availability: Available (Ships in 1-10 Days)Published: Penguin Workshop - December 27th, 2007
The story of one of the most influential civil rights activist of our time.$14.39ISBN: 9780525428527Availability: Available (Ships in 1-10 Days)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.
$16.19ISBN: 9781338114607Availability: Available (Ships in 1-10 Days)Published: Scholastic Inc. - September 15th, 2020Red 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."$15.29ISBN: 9781943147724Availability: Available (Ships in 1-10 Days)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.$15.26ISBN: 9788417673277Availability: Available (Ships in 1-10 Days)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.$17.99ISBN: 9780689832338Availability: Available (Ships in 1-10 Days)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