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The Best Children’s Books About Diversity

Discover a thoughtfully curated selection of the best children’s books about diversity, offering a range of perspectives and stories that celebrate the richness of our world. With engaging picture books and fabulous new stories, this collection is designed to foster understanding, empathy, and appreciation for diverse cultures, experiences, and backgrounds. Explore these books as a valuable resource for introducing young readers to the beauty of diversity and promoting inclusivity in their literary journey.

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Welcome to Our Table: A Celebration of What Children Eat Everywhere

Written by Laura Mucha & Ed Smith Illustrated by Harriet Lynas
2-5
Find out what children eat all around the world in this beautifully illustrated book, written by bestselling poet and author Laura Mucha, alongside acclaimed cookbook author Ed Smith. From pasta to passionfruit, baguettes to biryani, ramen to rambutan, there are so many different dishes and delicacies all around the world.…
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Let’s All Say Yes!

Written by Nia Roberts
2-5
A bright and engaging picture book that champions diversity and celebrates love in all its shapes and sizes. Sometimes a block might love a spot . . . and sometimes a spot might love another spot . . . and sometimes a block or a spot doesn't want to be…
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The Same But Different Too

Written by Karl Newson Illustrated by Kate Hindley
2-5
A brilliantly witty introduction to comparisons and opposites, illustrated by the winner of the Sainsbury's Children's Book Award. These children and animals are all very different to each other. Some are big, some are small. Some are gentle, some are rough. Everyone is playful, but who's the best at hiding?…
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Welcome to Our World: A Celebration of Children Everywhere!

Written by Moira Butterfield Illustrated by Harriet Lynas
2-5
Find out how children live all around the world in this beautifully illustrated book Children all over the world are very different, but they also have much in common. In this beautifully illustrated book, young children can learn all about what people in other countries eat, wear and play, and…
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Frank and Bert: The One Where Bert Learns to Ride a Bike

2-5
The hilarious fox and bear double act from bestseller Chris Naylor-Ballesteros is back for a second adventure in the Nottingham Children's Book Award winning series! Bert is CERTAIN he can ride his bike as well as Frank, but he is very wobbly! And even when they BOTH try riding Frank's…
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Nabil Steals a Penguin

Written by Nishani Reed Illustrated by Junissa Bianda
2-5
Get ready for this fast-paced and big-hearted rhyming adventure about a penguin who loves curry! When Pierre the penguin tries Nabil's delicious biriyani rice, Pierre decides to leave the zoo and go home with him! But Nabil will be in BIG TROUBLE if his mum finds out. And Pierre is…
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Lands of Belonging: A History of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Britain

Written by Donna Amey Bhatt & Vikesh Amey Bhatt Illustrated by Salini Perera
7-9
Publishing for the 75th anniversary of the Partition of India in August 2022, this book is a unique exploration of the rich and complicated history of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Britain. There are many ways of telling the same story, and how you tell it depends on your point of…
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I’m Going to Be a Princess

Written by Stephanie Taylor Illustrated by Jade Orlando
2-5
A warm and witty celebration of the lives of amazing Black women. What will Maya be when she grows up? A rocket scientist like Annie Easley? An Olympic athlete like Alice Coachman? A brain surgeon like Alexa Canady? In this heart-warming and funny story, Maya discovers the achievements of some…
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Granny Came Here on the Empire Windrush

Written by Patrice Lawrence Illustrated by Camilla Sucre
2-5
This heart-warming and heartfelt debut picture book from multi-award-winning author, Patrice Lawrence, will help ensure that the struggles and achievements of the Windrush generation are never forgotten. One day, Ava is asked to dress as an inspirational figure for assembly at school, but who should she choose? Granny suggests famous…
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Sometimes Babies

Illustrated by Charlotte Trounce
0-2
A book about babies for a new baby - with a mirror on the final page! Babies change and babies grow. They're different every day. But you're the baby I love best, in every single way. There are so many different kinds of babies in the world . . .…
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Out of Nowhere

2-5
A feel-good picture book about friendship and change, from the bestselling author of The Suitcase, translated into over 20 languages. Beetle and Caterpillar are best friends. Every day, they sit together on a big rock, sharing a picnic and looking out over the forest. But one day, Caterpillar goes missing…
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British Museum: Around the World

Written by Nosy Crow Ltd
0-2
With amazing objects from the British Museum, this book of first words from around the world is a treat for curious little ones! This series of captivating board books encourages children to engage with early learning concepts. Part of Nosy Crow's list of publishing in collaboration with the British Museum,…
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This Zoo is Not for You

Written by Ross Collins
2-5
A funny, rhyming picture book about the importance of tolerance and kindess, from the bestselling and award-winning author and illustrator, Ross Collins. When a small, friendly platypus arrives at the zoo, the animals assume he has come about the vacancy and are all keen to interview him. But the chameleons…
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