Cathy Camper and Kenard Pak$18.99 $17.66
Andrea Beaty and David Roberts$18.99 $17.66
Ahhh the latest from the makers of Iggy Peck!!
Matthew A. Cherry and Vashti Harrison$17.99 $16.73
This might be the cutest story I have EVER read.
Katie Yamasaki$17.95 $16.69
I'm a sucker for a good Dad story.
Andrea Beaty and David Roberts$19.99 $18.59
One of our all-time family favorites. Perfect to prompt some science-minded discussions (and experiments).
Ibtihaj Muhammad and Hatem Aly$17.99 $16.73
This one helped me confront my own biases as well. (Maybe even more than the kids.)
Naaz Khan and Mercè López$17.99 $16.73
The illustrations are so freaking fun.
Debbie Allen and Kadir Nelson$8.99 $8.36
Based on a true story!
Junot Díaz and Leo Espinosa$17.99 $16.73
In this book, a little girl is struggling to write about her own personal history. Not only is it a genuinely good story, but it sheds light (and opens some eyes) on why some had to flee countries for the US. But does so in a way that still celebrates those countries and cultures. I love this book.
Jason Rachel Brown, Karamo Brown, et al.$18.99 $17.66
Grace Byers and Keturah A. Bobo$18.99 $17.66
This one is a JOY to read. My sister's daughter loves shouting the refrain, "I. AM. ENOUGH!!"
Jacqueline Woodson and Rafael López$18.99 $17.66
Ooo...especially love this one for kids just starting school, or any kid moving to a new school. My kids still like to remark, "rice is the most-eaten food in the world!"
Yuyi Morales$18.99 $17.66
Another book that beautifully deals with immigration...AND the power of reading. The illustrations are gorgeous, the prose is gorgeous...this book is a gift.
Peter H. Reynolds$15.00 $13.95
I'm still reading (and quoting) this book to my perfectionist son...and he's NINE. It's beyond good. Such a classic.
Matt de la Peña and Christian Robinson$18.99 $17.66
"He wondered how his nana always found beautiful where he never even thought to look." Nuff said, I think. One of our favorites.
Vera B. Williams$9.99 $9.29
Ahhhh I LOVED reading this book to my guys when they were babies!! I credit this book with my boys learning baby sign language (we just made up our own signs...but 'more' was always the most helpful).
Mama, Do You Love Me? Board Book: (Children's Storytime Book, Arctic and Wild Animal Picture Book, Native American Books for Toddlers)
Barbara Joosse and Barbara Lavallee$7.99 $7.43
Another book that I STILL pull out and read whenever we've had one of those really tough days. It's a Mom reassuring her little one that no matter what, she will always love him (her)? The kid is basically drawn very gender neutral. And the kid comes up with the most delightfully horrible ways to act out...with the mom always replying something like, "I might be scared...but I will still love you." My boys just relax with relief when we read this book.
Lizzie McKnight and Candyce Marsh John$12.99
This one isn't coming out until July, but the front cover is so pretty, and it evokes the other Mama Do You Love Me so I have high hopes.
Susan Hood, Shadra Strickland, et al.$18.99 $17.66
This book of poems is shockingly well done - my kids love it. It includes the story of Ruby Bridges, Mae Jemison, Malala, Nellie Bly and others (some of whom are white).
Deborah Ellis$14.99 $13.94
One of my boys' favorite graphic novels of all time. After the arrest of her father, a girl disguises herself as a boy to move freely through the city to keep her family fed. She is also hunting for her father, and trying to raise enough money to get him released. It's...SO GOOD.
Malala Yousafzai and Kerascoët$17.99 $16.73
Malala's own words. Hard to beat.
Jeanette Winter$17.99 $16.73
I like this book because it not only introduced Malala to my boys...but learning about Iqbal, a boy who died for his bravery, is something my boys talked about for a long time after. They were so shocked (accustomed to a happy ending) that it prompted many good conversations. (But is also presented as delicately as possible.) Highly recommend.
Alexandra Penfold and Suzanne Kaufman$17.99 $16.73
This book *could* be cheesy, but instead, it's more celebratory. A fun one to read to littler kids.
Angela McAllister and Christopher Corr$22.99 $21.38
Oooo...we love this book. It's divided up by months, so the stories (retold from different cultures and religions) are pertinent - some stories are even associated with specific days. It's one we always have by the bed - it's fun to read the story associated with that day.
Robert Munsch and Michael Martchenko$2.49
Oooo...this girl is SO DARING. My kids love her. Other reviewers have complained that Angela doesn't learn a lesson at the end but that's part of the charm (at least for kids). This book would send my boys into FITS of DELIGHT. (The Munsch treasury that this story shows up in is also a family fav.)