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 Amazon.com)
(Added to: Multiracial)

Thong, Roseanne Greenfield | Parra, John (illustrator) | 2013
Round is a tortilla: A book of shapes
In this lively picture book, a little girl discovers a world of shapes all around her: rectangles are ice-cream carts and stone metates, triangles are slices of watermelon and quesadillas....With rich, boisterous illustrations, a fun-to-read rhyming text, and an informative glossary, this playful concept book will reinforce the shapes found in every child's day!
(Added to: Latino/Latina)


Sheth, Kashmira | Ebbeler, Jeffrey (illustrator) | 2013
Tiger in my soup
Left in the care of his older sister, a boy begs her to read his favorite book but she is too absorbed in her own reading even to notice when a tiger comes to life in the steam from his soup.
(Added to: Asian, Pacific Islander & Asian American)

Hughes, Langston | Qualls, Sean (illustrator) | 2013
Lullaby (For a Black Mother)
Originally from The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes.
(Added to: African American, African & Caribbean)

Ashman, Linda | Robinson, Christian (illustrator) | 2013
Rain!
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!)

Paschkis, Julie | 2012
Apple cake: a recipe for love
Ida always has her nose in a book and Alfonso is unable to get her attention until he bakes a very special apple cake for her. Includes cake recipe.
(Added to: Racially diverse - preschool)

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.
(Added to: Multiracial)

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.
(Added to: Multiracial)

Fox, Mem | Staub, Leslie (1997)
Whoever you are
Despite the differences between people around the world, there are similarities that join us together, such as pain, joy, and love.
(Added to: Racially diverse - preschool)

Nichols, Grace | Taylor, Eleanor (2012)
(infant/toddler book)
Whoa, baby, whoa!
A baby finally finds something to do that does not make everyone in the family tell him "No."
(Added to: African American, African & Caribbean)

Meadows, Michelle | Litzinger, Rosanne (illustrator) | 2003
The way the storm stops
A mother soothes her child to sleep during a thunderstorm. (Out of print)
(Added to: African American, African & Caribbean)

Konagaya, Kiyomi | Saito, Masamitsu (illustrator) | 2012
Beach feet
Full of exuberance, Beach feet perfectly captures a young child's day at the beach.
(Added to: Asian, Pacific Islander & Asian American)

Yee, Wong Herbert | 2012
Summer days and nights
A little girl enjoys the activities of a warm summer day and night.
(Added to: Asian, Pacific Islander & Asian American)

Brooker, Marion | Brooker, Kyrsten (illustrator) | 2011
Tadeo's search for circles
A young boy's search for the perfect circle takes him on a fantastical journey around the world -- only to discover perfection in his own home.
(Added to: Latino/Latina)

Kostecki-Shaw, Jenny Sue | 2012
Same, same but different
Pen pals Elliot and Kailash discover that even though they live in different countries -- America and India -- they both love to climb trees, care for pets, and ride school buses.
(Added to: Racially diverse - preschool)

McQuinn, Anna | Beardshaw, Rosalind (illustrator) | 2012
Lola reads to Leo
Lola reads storybooks to her new baby brother, Leo, and even though Mommy and Daddy are busy, they still have time to read to Lola at bedtime.
(Added to: African American, African & Caribbean)


Johnson, Angela | Fischer, Scott M. (illustrator) | 2011
Lottie Paris lives here
Relates a day in the life of a little girl who lives with her Papa Pete in a house across from a park.
(Added to: African American, African & Caribbean)


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).
(Added to: Multiracial)

Yum, Hyewon | 2008
Last night
Sent to her room for refusing to eat her dinner, a little girl soon falls asleep and together with her bear friend begins a fantastic voyage deep into the forest where they dance and play all night.
(Added to: Asian, Pacific Islander & Asian American)

Yum, Hyewon | 2011
The twins' blanket
Two twin girls, who have always shared everything, sleep in separate beds with their own blankets for the first time.
(Added to: Asian, Pacific Islander & Asian American)

Taylor, Ann | van Heerden, Marjorie (illustrator) | 1999
(infant/toddler book)
Baby dance
Here's a playful poem that has father and child dancing lovingly across the pages. (From board book back cover)
(Added to: African American, African & Caribbean)

Katz, Karen | 2007
My first Ramadan
A boy observes the Muslim holy month of Ramadan with his family.
(Added to: Arab, Arab American & Western Asian countries)

Munshey, Sara | Salem, Eman (illustrator) | 2010
We're off to make 'Umrah
Discover the joys of 'Umrah when a brother and sister travel with their parents to the city of Makkah and perform this sacred ritual for the very first time. (from back cover)
(Added to: Arab, Arab American & Western Asian countries)

Gilani-Williams, Fawzia | Roy, Proiti (illustrator) | 2007
Nabeel's new pants
When buying gifts for his family to wear to the mosque on Eid a shoemaker is persuaded ot get new pants for himself, but the only pair available is too long and no one seems to have time to shorten them.
(Added to: Asian, Pacific Islander & Asian American)

Ashburn, Boni | Denos, Julia (illustrator) | 2011
I had a favorite dress
My favorite dress is the bestest dress. But even special dresses can't last forever. Neither can favorite scarves, or favorite bows. Whenever it looks like my favorite thing is gone for good, I ask my mama what to do. She always knows just how to fix up my old favorite into something new... (from the front jacket flap)
(Added to: African American, African & Caribbean)

Gerstein, Mordicai | 2011
Dear hot dog
Whether it's drifting off to sleep, soaking up some sun at the beach, or sluring up spaghetti at supper, everyday joys are celebrated in t his celverly crafted poetry collection. (From the front jacket flap; the cover of this book shows a brown boy sleeping peacefully).
(Added to: Racially diverse - preschool)


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.
(Added to: Multiracial)

Rotner, Shelley & Kelly, Sheila M. | 1996
Lots of moms
Photographs and brief text depict a variety of mothers engaged in different activities, with emphasis on the similarities of mothers everywhere.
(Added to: Racially Diverse: Preschool)

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.
(Added to: Biracial/Multiracial)

Kim, Sue | Tilde (photographs) | 2010
How does a seed grow? A book with fold-out pages
A near-perfect book for infants and toddlers: filled with bright colours and large, fold-out pictures of children; contains pithy text offering rhymes; makes use of repetition in the style of Bill Martin, and offers opportunities for a young audience and their caregivers to shout, "Hurray!" This attractive, interactive, multiracial book increases print motivation; the narrative style of repetition allows for the development of a toddler's understanding of cause and effect.
(Added to: Racially Diverse: Infants/Toddlers)

Raffi | Fernandes, Eugenie (illustrator) | 2004
Everything grows
Everything grows, anyone knows . . . So sings Raffi in his uplifting children's song that inspired this book. Accompanying Raffi's lyrics there are illustrations by Eugnie Fernandes, with subjects including children of different races, and various scenes from nature.

Cumberbatch, Judy | Wilson-Max, Ken (illustrator) | 2006
Can you hear the sea?
Sarah's grandpa gives her a special shell and says if she listens carefully she can hear the sea, but all she hears are everyday village noises.
(Added to: African American, African & Caribbean)

Clement, Nathan | 2011
Job site
A bulldozer, excavator, loader, and other heavy machinery have a job to do at the job site.
(Added to: African American, African & Caribbean)

Beaumont, Karen | Pham, LeUyen (illustrator) | 2011
Shoe-la-la
Four girls go in search of the perfect pair of party shoes.
(Added to: Racially Diverse: Infants/Toddlers)

Pinkney, Andrea Davis | Pinkney, Brian (illustrator) | 2004
Sleeping cutie
Cutie LaRue is perfect in nearly every way, but her sleeplessness causes problems for her parents until they send for a new toy that introduces Cutie to the Dreamland Nightclub.
(Added to: African American, African & Caribbean)


Hubbell, Patricia | Tate, Don (illustrator) | 2003
Black all around!
An African American girl contemplates the many wonderful black things around her, from the inside of a pocket, where surprises hide, to the cozy night where there is no light.
(Added to: African American, African & Caribbean)

Bryan, Ashley | 2010
All things bright and beautiful
Cecil Frances Alexander's poem is brilliantly illustrated by Ashley Bryan. The bold, double page spreads feature children from the world over, and vibrant paper cut-outs of all manner of creatures, fruits and veggies in colours of the rainbow.
(Added to: Racially Diverse: Preschool)

Woodson, Jacqueline | Blackall, Sophie (illustrator) | 2010
Pecan pie baby
When Mama's pregnancy draws attention away from Gia, she worries that the special bond they share will disappear forever once the baby is born.
(Added to: African American, African & Caribbean)

Walker, Rob D. | Dillon, Leo & Diane (illustrators) | 2009
Mama says: A book of love for mothers and sons
In simple words and stunning paintings, Mama Says captures the universal bond between mothers and their children. (front jacket flap)
(Added to: Racially Diverse: Preschool)