Own Voices: A Reading List for Children and Families

The #ownvoices hashtag was created by author Corinne Duyvis to spotlight books about characters with marginalized identities created by authors who share the same marginalized identity (or identities). The character Read more...

Posted by on July 2, 2020

Dreamers by Yuyi Morales

Yuyi and her son leave Mexico and travel to the United States. They are welcomed in a language not yet their own and have to learn and discover many new Read more...

Posted by on July 2, 2020

Race, Racism, and Black Lives: A Reading List for Children & Families

We hope these selections serve to educate and encourage a dialogue on topics of racial justice, especially centering Black lives, voices, and communities.

Posted by on June 9, 2020

Here We Go Digging for Dinosaur Bones by Susan Lendroth

This fun and interactive picture book depicts a fossil dig by four young paleontologists of varying gender and race. From beginning to search for bones, all the way to piecing Read more...

Posted by on April 22, 2020

Steam Train, Dream Train by Sherri Duskey Rinker

A train moves steadily through the night heading for a station. Once it arrives a fantastical crew of animals load each car with freight. This train is more than just Read more...

Posted by on April 16, 2020

Feathers for Lunch by Lois Ehlert

Favorite picture book author / illustrator Lois Ehlert introduces 12 backyard birds to young children through their adventure with a sneaky cat.

Posted by on April 2, 2020

People Share with People by Lisa Wheeler

Author Lisa Wheeler and illustrator Molly Idle’s address one of the building blocks of friendship in their new book, People Share with People. Using a lyrical rhyme scheme filled with humor, Read more...

Posted by on March 12, 2020

Grace Hopper: Queen of Computer Code by Laurie Wallmark

This book begins with Grace Hopper as a young girl who breaks clocks simply to put them back together and find what makes them tick. With her parents’ support, she Read more...

Posted by on March 4, 2020

Hawks Kettle, Puffins Wheel by Susan Vande Griek

Readers are introduced to unusual avian behavior with free-verse poetry and informative prose in this picture book that begs to be read aloud.

Posted by on February 27, 2020

Hats Are Not For Cats! by Jacqueline K. Rayner

A fancy dog with a strong sense of fashion etiquette teaches a cat a thing or two about hats. One thing he is very adamant about: hats are not for Read more...

Posted by on February 6, 2020

Keith Haring: The Boy Who Just Kept Drawing by Kay Haring by Kay Haring

Keith Haring: The Boy Who Just Kept Drawing is the story of the world famous pop artist. Written by his sister Kay Haring, the picture book takes a look at Read more...

Posted by on January 2, 2020

Louise and Andie: The Art of Friendship by Kelly Light by Kelly Light

Louise and Andie: The Art of Friendship tells a lighthearted story about the importance of respecting each other’s artistic perspectives, and finding the beauty in collaboration.  Louise is over the Read more...

Posted by on December 19, 2019

Luis and Tabitha by Stephanie Campisi

Two cats, one beautiful and sophisticated, the other handsome and daring, fall in love from far away. Through windows, impossible owners, and a big scary fire, their love for each Read more...

Posted by on October 17, 2019

Beauty and the Beak by Deborah Lee Rose

A terrific family read-aloud, Beauty and the Beak is more than a true animal tale - it's a story of science, and what can happen when dedicated people work together Read more...

Posted by on October 5, 2019

People Don’t Bite People by Lisa Wheeler

This book on manners tackles the issue of biting with a playful and positive approach that encourages young readers who are “tooth-inclined” to use their words and own their actions, Read more...

Posted by on March 19, 2019

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