Booklists

Preschool Books

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good Very Bad Day

By: Judith Viorst

ISBN: 9781416985952

On a day when everything goes wrong for him, Alexander is consoled by the thought that other people have bad days too.

Awâsis and the World-Famous Bannock

By: Dallas Hunt

ISBN: 9781553797791

As young AwÒasis searches for the ingredients to make Kohkum's world-famous bannock recipe, they run into a variety of other-than-human relatives that help them along in their journey. Includes a pronunciation guide and Kohkum's world-famous bannock recipe at the back of the book."-- Provided by publisher.

Bedtime for Frances

By: Russell Hoban

ISBN: 9780060271060

Frances finds it difficult to go to sleep with the strange noises and menacing shapes that seem to fill her room after dark.

Bunnybear

By: Andrea J. Loney

ISBN: 9780807509388

Although Bunnybear was born a bear, he feels more like a bunny. He loves to bounce through the forest, wiggle his nose, and munch on strawberries. The other bears don't understand him, and neither do the bunnies. Will Bunnybear ever find a friend who likes him just the way he is? "-- Provided by publisher.

Caps for Sale

By: Esphyr Slobodkina

ISBN: 9780060257781

A band of mischievous monkeys steals every one of a peddler's caps while he takes a nap under a tree.

Corduroy

By: Don Freeman

ISBN: 9780140501735

A toy bear who is anxious to have a home is befriended by a little girl who is willing to spend her own money to buy him.

Dreamers

By: Yuyi Morales

ISBN: 9780823440559

"An illustrated picture book autobiography in which award-winning author Yuyi Morales tells her own immigration story"-- Provided by publisher.

Firebird

By: Misty Copeland

ISBN: 9780399166150

American Ballet Theater soloist Misty Copeland encourages a young ballet student, with brown skin like her own, by telling her that she, too, had to learn basic steps and how to be graceful when she was starting out, and that some day, with practice and dedication, the little girl will become a firebird, too. Includes author's note about dancers who led her to find her voice.

Froggy Gets Dressed

By: Jonathan London

ISBN: 9780670842490

Rambunctious Froggy hops out into the snow for a winter frolic but is called back by his mother to put on some necessary articles of clothing.

Imani's Moon

By: JaNay Brown-Wood

ISBN: 9781934133576

Little Imani of the Maasai people longs to do something great, like touching the moon, but the other children just laugh at her.

In My Anaana’s Amautik

By: Nadia Samuurtok

ISBN: 9781772272529

"Nadia Sammurtok lovingly invites the reader into the amautik--the pouch in the back of a mother's parka used to carry a child--to experience everything through the eyes of the baby nestled inside, from the cloudlike softness of the pouch to the glistening sound of Anaana's laughter."-- Provided by publisher.

Jabari Jumps

By: Gaia Cornwall

ISBN: 9780763678388

After he passes his swimming test, little Jabari decides he's ready to try jumping off the diving board, but when the big moment arrives, Jabari needs to work up the courage to jump

Make Way for Ducklings

By: Robert McCloskey

ISBN: 9780142413869

Mr. and Mrs. Mallard proudly return to their home in the Boston Public Garden with their eight offspring.

Martha Speaks

By: Susan Meddaugh

ISBN: 9780395633137

Problems arise when Martha, the family dog, learns to speak after eating alphabet soup.

Max and The Tag Along Moon

By: Floyd Cooper

ISBN: 9780399233425

When Max leaves his grandfather's house, the moon follows him all the way home, just as Grandpa promised it would.

Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel

By: Virginia Lee Burton

ISBN: 9780395169612

When Mike Mulligan and his steam shovel, Mary Ann, lose their jobs to the gasoline, electric, and diesel motor shovels, they go to a little country town where they find that one new job leads to another.

A Night Out with Mama

By: Quvenzhané Wallis

ISBN: 9781481458801

A picture book about a little girl who has a big night out with her mother at an awards show

Princess Hair

By: Sharee Miller

ISBN: 9780316562614

Little girls pretending to be princesses celebrate the different shapes, textures, and styles of their black hair.

Rosie’s Walk

By: Pat Hutchins

ISBN: 9780027458503

Although unaware that a fox is after her as she takes a walk around the farmyard, Rosie the hen still manages to lead him into one accident after another.

Trombone Shorty

By: Troy Andrews

ISBN: 9781419714658

A Grammy-nominated headliner for the New Orleans Jazz Fest describes his childhood in Tremé and how he came to be a bandleader by age six.

The Story of Ferdinand

By: Munro Leaf

ISBN: 9780448456942

Ferdinand likes to sit quietly and smell the flowers, but one day he gets stung by a bee and his snorting and stomping convince everyone that he is the fiercest of bulls.

Thunder Boy Jr.

By: Sherman Alexie

ISBN: 9780316013727

"Thunder Boy Jr. wants a normal name...one that's all his own. Dad is known as Big Thunder, but Little Thunder doesn't want to share a name"-- Provided by publisher.

Sam and The Lucky Money

By: Karen Chinn

ISBN: 9781880000137

Sam must decide how to spend the lucky money he's received for Chinese New Year.

Sulwe

By: Lupita Nyong'o

ISBN: 9781534425361

When five-year-old Sulwe's classmates make fun of her dark skin, she tries lightening herself to no avail, but her encounter with a shooting star helps her understand there is beauty in every shade.

Tar Beach

By: Faith Ringgold

ISBN: 9780517580301

A young girl dreams of flying above her Harlem home, claiming all she sees for herself and her family. Based on the author's quilt painting of the same name.

The Tale of Peter Rabbit

By: Beatrix Potter

ISBN: 9781557094124

Peter disobeys his mother by going into Mr. McGregor's garden and almost gets caught.

Two White Rabbits

By: Jairo Buitrago

ISBN: 9781554987412

A young child describes what it is like to be a migrant as she and her father travel north toward the U.S. border. They travel mostly on the roof of a train known as The Beast, but the little girl doesn't know where they are going. She counts the animals by the road, the clouds in the sky, the stars. Sometimes she sees soldiers. She sleeps, dreaming that she is always on the move, although sometimes they are forced to stop and her father has to earn more money before they can continue their journey

We Are Water Protectors

By: Carole Lindstrom

ISBN: 9781250203557

Water is the first medicine. It affects and connects us all... When a black snake threatens to destroy the Earth and poison her people's water, one young water protector takes a stand to defend Earth's most sacred resource. Inspired by the many indigenous-led movements across North America, this bold and lyrical picture book issues an urgent rallying cry to safeguard the Earth's water from harm and corruption.

Whistle for Willie

By: Ezra Jack Keats

ISBN: 9780670762408

Little Peter tries very hard to learn how to whistle for his dog.

Under My Hijab

By: Hena Khan

ISBN: 9781620147924

As a young girl observes that each of six women in her life wears her hijab and hair in a different way, she considers how to express her own style one day.