Discover our list of diverse children books! 

Trying to find books that keep your children interested can be a hard thing to do, especially finding books that engross them into the literary world and teach them about the diverse world we live in. We have made things easier for you by putting together a list of books which not only will keep them entertained, they will also broaden their minds and introduce them to diversity and what it means. 

Check out our diverse reading list below.

Nadia's Hands by Karen English

Karen English's loving story of a Pakistani-American girl, who comes to an understanding of the rich culture she has inherited and why she should be proud of her roots. 

When's my birthday by Julie Fogliano

This book is all things BIRTHDAY! The author captures the excitement and anticipation as she lists all the things that will make her birthday the BEST birthday.

What I like the most by Mary Murphy

An intimate story about the unwavering love a child has for their mother, this loving story is brought to life by the amazing illustrations by Zhu Cheng-Liang. 

Daddy, Pappa, and Me by Leslea Newman

Rhythmic text and illustrations with universal appeal show a toddler spending the day with its daddies. From hide-and-seek to dress-up, then bath time and a kiss goodnight, there's no limit to what a loving family can do together.

Where's Waleed Adventures (Puzzle Book)

This puzzle book is due to be released in the near future, you can check out updates on the 'Where's Waleed Adventures' Facebook page. 

My Friend Manny by Jodie Adams

My Friend Manny encourages acceptance and understanding for children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) through a beautiful friendship.

Kindness makes us strong by Sophie Beer

This bright book by the creator of Love Makes a Family celebrates acts of kindness big and small.

Bling Blaine: Throw glitter, not shade by Rob Sanders

A heartwarming picture book about the power of allies to lift others up and the sparkling magic of glitter! This positive story proves that anyone can love bling, and that happiness comes when allies band together to throw glitter, not shade.

Robo-Babies by Laura Gallagher

A book that celebrates all the ways babies come into families, whether that's through fostering, adoption, surrogacy, IVF, donation, fertility, premature babies, or even twins and triplets.

Aretha Franklin (Little people, Big dreams) by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara

This empowering series offers inspiring messages to children of all ages, in a range of formats. The board books are told in simple sentences, perfect for reading aloud to babies and toddlers. The hardback versions present expanded stories for beginning readers. 

What We Believe: BLM Activity Book by Lalena Garcia

Young people can explore these powerful principles in What We Believe: A Black Lives Matter Principles Activity Book. Created by two teachers with more than thirty-five years of educational experience between them, the book presents the guiding principles in down-to-earth, child-friendly language, with each principle accompanied by writing prompts, space for children or adults to create their own reflections, and a coloring page.

Midnight Magic by Michelle Harrison

In the middle of winter, three kittens are born in a barn. Two are ordinary, but the third, jet black and born on the stroke of midnight, is brimming with magic from whiskers to tail – even sparking life into a dusty old broomstick! While her siblings pounce at rats, Midnight perfects her flying skills on the broom, not noticing how her mother disapproves of her magical ways.

The Grumpy Fairies By Bethan Stevens

Deep in the depths of the forest, under rustling leaves, live the fairies. You probably think that fairies are good, kind and sweet. Well, a lot of them are. These helpful fairies take care of the forest and they're happy to do it. This wonderful, funny debut will bring a smile to the smallest (and grumpiest) of children. 

When Lola Visits by Michelle Sterling and Aaron Asis

 A Filipino-American girl savors the rich senses of summer with her visiting lola and finds a way to preserve their close grandmother-granddaughter bond after her lola returns to the Philippines. 

The Egyptians by Chaaya Prabhat

Readers can discover the truth behind some of the most incredible ancient Egyptian stories and superstitions and unearth the most fascinating aspects of an ancient culture in this immersive book. With flaps to lift on every page, there's plenty of history to uncover!

Coming to England by Baroness Floella Benjamin

A story about the triumph of hope, love, and determination, Coming to England is the inspiring true story of Baroness Floella Benjamin from Trinidad, to London as part of the Windrush generation, to the House of Lords.

The Blue Giant by Katie Cottle

A poignant and timely picture book that introduces children to the issues of pollution, waste management and the oceans, with suggestions of lifestyle changes to help the world become a better, cleaner place.

We're Off To Find A Fairy by Eloise White

A sequel to our title 'We're Off to Find a Unicorn', where our family search for the magical fairy. As their quest takes them north, south, east and west, they discover many endangered creatures along the way, that all have a magic of their own. That is until it's time for bed....

Maya Angelou (Little People, Big Dreams) by Lisbeth Kaiser

The book follows Maya Angelou, from her early traumatic childhood to her time as a singer, actress, civil rights campaigner and, eventually, one of America's most beloved writers. This inspiring and informative little biography comes with extra facts about Maya's life at the back.

Count on Me by Miguel Tanco

A young girl sees the world differently in this beautiful picture book celebration of math. Everyone has a passion. For some, it's music. For others, it's art. For our heroine, it's math. When she looks around the world, she sees math in all the beautiful things: the concentric circles a stone makes in a lake, the curve of a slide, the geometric shapes in the playground. 

The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats 

A picture book showing a small boy's adventures on a snowy day - making tracks in the snow, smacking snow-covered branches, getting into a snowball fight, making a snowman. The book has won the Caldecott Award.

Gender Swapped Fairy Tales by Karrie Fransman

People have been telling fairy tales to their children for hundreds of years. And for almost as long, people have been rewriting those fairy tales - to help their children imagine a world where they are the heroes. These fairytales have a twist....the genders have been switched!

Silent Night by Lara Hawthorne

Celebrate the magic of Christmas with this beautifully illustrated book, based on the world's best-loved carol, 'Silent Night'. Rediscover the nativity story in all its glory – from quaking shepherds to heaven-sent angels – as the song lyrics are brought to life on every spread. A gorgeous book for all the family to share during the festive season. 

The Wonderful Things You Will Be by Emily Winfield Martin 

Filled with beautiful, quirky illustrations and clever rhyme, grown-ups will love reading this book to their children at any age as they lovingly consider all the possibilities that lie ahead. Its enduring message of love and acceptance as children grow and change is both universal and poignant, and it one to share over and over again.

Jabari Tries by Gaia Cornwall 

Jabari is making a flying machine in his backyard! “It’ll be easy. I don’t need any help,” he declares. But it doesn’t work! Jabari is frustrated. Good thing Dad is there for a pep talk and his little sister, Nika, is there to assist, fairy wings and all. With the endearing father-child dynamic of Jabari Jumps and engaging mixed-media illustrations, Gaia Cornwall’s tale shows that through perseverance and flexibility, an inventive thought can become a brilliant reality.

Your Name Is a Song by  J Thompkins-Bigelow 

Frustrated by a day full of teachers and classmates mispronouncing her beautiful name, a little girl tells her mother she never wants to come back to school. In response, the girl's mother teaches her about the musicality of African, Asian, Black-American, Latinx, and Middle Eastern names on their lyrical walk home through the city.

The World Needs Who You Were Made to Be by Joanna Gaines

The book follows a group of children as they each build their very own hot-air balloons. As the kids work together, leaning into their own skills and processes, to fill the sky with beautiful colors, we discover that the same is true for life, it's more beautiful and vibrant when our differences are celebrated.

Binny's Diwali by Thrity Umrigar 

Binny is excited to talk to her class about her favorite holiday. But she struggles to find the words.Taking a deep breath, she tells them about the fireworks, the delicious pedras and jalebis, and the clay lamps called diyas, there are so many wonders to see! Her favourite holiday is the Hindu festival of lights called Diwali, and now that they know all about it, all her friends love it too!

Beautifully Me by Nabela Noor

When Zubi sees her mother frowning in the mirror and talking about being “too big,” she starts to worry about her own body and how she looks. Her family helps Zubi see that we can all make the world a more beautiful place by being beautifully ourselves

Coming to England by Baroness Floella Benjamin

A story about the triumph of hope, love, and determination, Coming to England is the inspiring true story of Baroness Floella Benjamin from Trinidad, to London as part of the Windrush generation, to the House of Lords.

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