Great picture books for kids and families to enjoy!
A story of the preparation and traditions a family practices as they prepare for Day of the Dead. Richly illustrated images and evocative words make this book a sensory feast for the reader.
A tiny owl finally achieves his dream of becoming a knight but notices that his human knight friends are disappearing. The brave owl, an unlikely hero, must his persuasive skills to save the humans from the dragon.
Multiple passers-by in a neighborhood find a kitten and provide food, a box, some milk. This is a sweet story about community care.
An Indigenous grandmother and granddaughter pair nurture the island they live on and enjoy the berries every season, celebrating the kinship they feel with the land.
When the granddaughters follow Grandma to her magical garden, the shells and rocks tell their fantastical origin stories. This is a tender intergenerational story about family and nature.
A bluesy trip through Mississippi as a family drives through looking for their dog, stopping at tamale stands and juke joints as music blasts through the entire trip. Raschka illustrates this book with fabric paint and embroidery, accentuating the creative and improvisational tone.
This the story of a turtle who was rehabilitated in South Africa and released to the wild after 20 years of captivity. Her tracker showed that she swam over 25,000 miles in 1,003 days and sent data back to marine biologists and sea turtle enthusiasts.
Based on Buffy Sainte-Marie’s song with the same title, this book depicts a Cree worldview of loss and of ancestors in beautiful illustrations and musical prose.
This hot dog has had enough of summer in the city! Enough of sizzling sidewalks, enough of wailing sirens, enough of people's feet right in his face. When he plops down in the middle of a crosswalk, his owner endeavors to get him the breath of fresh air he needs. She hails a taxi, hops a train, and ferries out to the beach.
Dat finds himself in a classroom of kids who only speak in gibberish- except for one girl, who finds other ways to communicate with him. Can she help him understand the gibberish?
As little Jay grows taller, his parents and grandmother tell him not to travel in big groups, how to act if he gets pulled over by the police. These are the types of conversations Black and Brown families have with their children, and this is something white children should be made aware of. Thoughtfully written with intentional pauses for reader input, this is a great tool for a tough conversation.