Some books we love – 2020

with emphasis on diverse characters, perspectives and ideas

from publishers or authors that maybe you have not encountered

some we actively sought out a book on a topic that was relevant to us or to expand our universe

Audience: Baby – Kindergarten (and beyond!)

  • Raven: A Trickster Tale from the Pacific Northwest by Gerald McDermott
  • Rainbow Crow by Beatriz Vidal, Nancy Van Laan
  • Hush!: A Thai Lullaby by Minfong Ho
  • Mela and the Elephant by Dow Phumiruk
  • A Squiggly Story by Andrew Larsen, Mike Lowery
  • Every Little Thing  (and also One Love!) by Cedella Marley
  • What a Wonderful World by Bob Thiele
  • You Hold Me Up by Monique Gray Smith, Danielle Daniel
  • Ordinary ‘Ohana by Lee Cataluna
  • The Thankful Book  (and the other Todd Parr books) by Todd Parr
  • We Sang You Home By Richard Van Camp
  • The Great Big Book of Families by Mary Hoffman, Ros Asquith
  • What Makes a Baby By Cory Silverberg
  • What Do You Do With a Chance? by Kobi Yamada, Mae Besom
  • The Water Princess by Susan Verde, Georgie Badiel
  • The Tree Lady: The True Story of How One Tree-Loving Woman Changed a City Forever by H. Joseph Hopkins, Jill McElmurry
  • The Princess in Black   (it’s a whole series) by Shannon Hale, Dean Hale
  • My Heart Fills With Happiness by Monique Gray Smith, Julie Flett
  • Unlovable by Dan Yaccarino
  • Blue Sky White Stars by Sarvinder Naberhaus, Kadir Nelson

Not Included

  • Ones we enjoyed but I can’t remember (just keeping it real here)
  • Lots of other great books we haven’t read yet (feel free to drop in comments)
  • Many many other favorites that have also great messages, illustrations or story lines out there in the main stream of things
  • All the books about dinosaurs and lifty-flappy books that are a fave right now
  • All the reasons I love the books (just ask though 🙂 )

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