Adoff, Arnold | McCully, Emily Arnold (illustrator) | 1973 & 2002
Black is brown is tan
Describes in poetic form a family with a brown-skinned mother, light-skinned father, two children, and their various relatives.

Aliki | 2009
Quiet in the garden
Sitting quietly in his garden, a little boy observes the eating habits of birds, bugs, butterflies, and other small animals. Includes instructions on how to make your own garden and a detailed illustration of plants typically found in a garden.

Ashman, Linda | Robinson, Christian (illustrator) | 2013
As an old man grumbles his way through a rainy morning, spreading gloom, his neighbor, a young child, spreads cheer while hopping through puddles in frog-themed rainwear.
(Note: This book appears on multiple lists!)

Bang, Molly | 2009
All of me! A book of thanks
From toes and elbows to kisses for Mommy and Daddy, colorful collages capture the curiosity and sense of wonder felt by young children as they discover themselves and the world around them (front jacket flap).

Benjamin, Floella | Chamberlain, Margaret (illustrator) | 2007
My two grannies
Alvina has two grannies who she loves with all her heart. Granny Vero is from Trinidad and Granny Rose is from England. So when her parents go on holiday, Alvina can't wait for her two grannies to take care of her. But the two grannies like different food, music and stories -- and they start getting crosser and crosser with each other. Can clever Alvina think of a way to help her two grannies to get along? (Front cover flap)

Emmett, Jonathan | Jobling, Curtis (illustrator) | 2001
Dinosaurs after dark
Sleepless Bobby hears noise outside his bedroom window, and when he follows it into the city he finds some dinosaurs to play with.
(note: because of the ambiguity of the origin of the protagonist of this book, this title appears on more than one list!)

Falwell, Cathryn | 2011
Pond babies
Examines some of the different animal babies at the pond, such as a duck, a turtle, and a loon. Includes note to parents on what to do at a pond.

Gershator, Phillis & David | Blackall, Sophie (illustrator) | 2006
Summer is summer
Presents a celebration of summer from a child's perspective.

Hammonds, Laura & Furnival, Keith (contributors) | Bonnet, Rosalinde (illustrator) | 2011
Usborne very first words: Bedtime
Presents simple words about bedtime that babies and toddlers can relate to. Illustrations portray a biracial family.

Igus, Toyomi | Wells, Daryl (illustrator) | 1995
Two Mrs. Gibsons
The biracial daughter of an African American father and a Japanese mother fondly recalls growing up with her mother and her father's mother, two very different but equally loving women.

Jafa, Manorama | Hoshina, Konomi (illustrator) | 2013
My mother taught me origami
This is the story of little Niko, a girl of Indo-Japanese origin, who lives with her sister Minu, her Indian father, and Japanese mother. The book narrates how Niko's mother teaches her and her sister the art of origami. (From

Juster, Norton | Raschka, Chris (illustrator) | 2005
The hello, goodbye window
The kitchen window at her grandparents' house is a magic gateway for one little girl. Caldecott Medal

Juster, Norton | Raschka, Chris (illustrator) | 2008
Sourpuss and Sweetie Pie
Nanna and Poppy aren't always sure who their granddaughter will be when she comes over for a visit: Sourpuss? Sweetie Pie? Both at once? She can change in the blink of an eye. (From the jacket flap)

Mora, Pat | Parra, John (illustrator) | 2009
Gracias thanks
A young multiracial boy celebrates family, friendship, and fun by telling about some of the everyday things for which he is grateful.

Munsch, Robert | Martchenko, Michael (illustrator) | 2002
More pies!
Samuel wakes up hungry and nothing satisfies him. Luckily, there's a pie eating contest in the park, where Samuel eats six pies: chuka chuka chomp! To everyone's surprise, he wins the contest without turning green and falling under the table. But what will happen when he discovers that his mother has made him yet another pie for lunch?
*Note: There is no indicator as to the racial or ethnic background of the main character - so this book appears in more than one list!

Scanlon, Liz Garton | Frazee, Marla (illustrator) | 2009
All the world
Following a circle of family and friends through the course of a day from morning till night, this book-poem affirms the importance of all things great and small in our world, from the tiniest shell on the beach, to warm family connections, to the widest sunset sky.

Smith, Dana Kessimakis | Freeman, Laura (illustrator) | 2005
A brave spaceboy
On moving day, an enterprising little boy bids farewell to his fears! In his hand-crafted rocket ship, this brave astronaut boldly sets a course for Mars through his imagination, making friends along the way.

Smith, Dana Kessimakis | Freeman, Laura (illustrator) | 2004
A wild cowboy
Grandma's babysitting today, and the frontier's best cowboy gathers his things for the long journey there. The wild cowboy tells his tale of adventure in rhyme.

Torres, Leyla | 1998
Liliana's grandmothers
Because one of her grandmothers lives down the street and the other in a faraway country, Liliana experiences two very different ways of life when she visits them.

Updike, John | Hyman, Trina Schart (illustrator) | 1999
A child's calendar
John Updike's poems from 1965 are newly illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman. This book of short, contemplative poems portrays a year in the life of a biracial family living in rural New Hampshire. Caledcott Honor book.