When I was a little girl, there were very few books illustrated with children that looked like me. But now there’s such a variety of beautifully illustrated diverse children’s books… enough to build a pretty great collection, but there’s going to always be a market for more.
Finding diverse books may take a little research, but thanks to today’s technology, those books can be found within a few strokes of a keyboard and a search via Google. Today, I want to share some of our favorite diverse books for preschoolers (titles 1-4) as well as some that we’ve added to our wishlist (titles 5-9).
1. Whose Toes are Those? is a cute little story of “This Little Piggy”.
2. Lola at the Library encourages reading through a story of an exciting Tuesday at the library.
3. I Love Mealtime encourages children to add a healthy variety of foods to their diets. Awesome for picky eaters.
4. Hooray for Hands! takes littles ones on a journey of all they can do with their two hands with ten fingers on top.
5. What I Like About Me! celebrates differences from braces to big feet to coiled hair and freckles!
6. We’re Different, We’re the Same celebrates also differences and racial harmony from our friends at Sesame Street.
7. A Ticket To… – Single Books take children on a journey of world culture that’s easy to understand. A great introduction to world travel.
8. Baby Born celebrates babies from many different races while chronicling the development of a newborn.
9. Girl of Mine tells a tale of daddy daughter storytime adventure before bed.
Do you have a collection of diverse children’s books? What are some of your favorites?