Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2018 Sponsors!
THANK YOU to Honorary Sponsors,Children’s Book Council and The Junior Library Guild
We’d also like to give an extra special nod to TheConsciousKid.org.
The Conscious Kid is an education, research and policy organization dedicated to reducing bias and promoting positive identity development in youth. We partner with organizations, children’s museums, schools and families across the country to promote access to children’s books centering underrepresented and oppressed groups. They also have been a wonderful advocate for diverse books and a huge supporter of MCBD.
For almost 70 years, Scholastic Book Clubs has provided generations of children with age-appropriate, high-quality books at affordable prices. Scholastic Book Clubs provides an important vehicle for parents and children to build home libraries, for teachers to build classroom libraries, and for children to develop a love of reading.
More than one million teachers receive Book Clubs’ flyers and pass them out to students who, with their parents, order books that are delivered to their classroom. Teachers receive Bonus Points that may be redeemed for Free Books and Classroom Resources. Last year, schools received millions of books from Book Clubs, absolutely free, as a result of their participation.
Scholastic Book Clubs site is also filled with amazing resources for teachers!
Loving Lion Books is a publishing house that creates and publishes gorgeous custom children’s books featuring and celebrating children and families of color. The books are sold exclusively on our website: www.LovingLionBooks.com.
Loving Lion Books and, very first book, Love Family, launched in June of 2017. The publishing house creates visually stunning and warm books that reflect families of color, multiracial families, adoptive families and generally families that are too often absent from children’s books.
Given the dearth of representation of families of color, we believe custom books allow families to create a library of books that more closely reflect their own family and world, than if we simply created a single book with a single family.
We are very proud of our first book, Love Family. We are also very excited that Love Family will have a choice for same-gendered parents in 2018. As we publish more and more books there will be more and more character options available to ensure all children see themselves, and their loved ones in our stories. So, we will add stories that include single parents, women, and girls who wear hijabs or chunnis, men who wear turbans and boys who wear patkas and kippahs. We will expand our selection of books for middle readers and advanced readers.
Candlewick Press is one of the fastest-growing children’s book publishers in the United States. Established in 1991, we are a progressive and creative company, with a steadfast commitment to the best, which is due in part to our rare independence–being 100 percent employee-owned gives us the freedom to publish only the books we believe in.
Our reputation for excellence in creating beautiful, high-quality children’s books is accomplished through a staff of dedicated, focused, and energetic individuals who enjoy an innovative, team-oriented work environment.
In 1992, Candlewick Press opened its doors as an independent children’s publisher, and we remain an independent publisher today. What does that mean? We are 100 percent owned and operated by our employees — who include our 85 staff members in Somerville and more than 155 authors and illustrators.
Candlewick Press arrived on the scene with some of the highest-quality picture books anywhere. And in the years since then, our offerings have grown to encompass all ages, from board books to e-books, high-end novelty to cutting-edge fiction. What hasn’t changed is our goal of excellence, our model of independence, and our commitment to the authors and illustrators who create our books and the readers who love them.
Their vast line-up of diverse books for all ages include notable titles like Baby Goes to Market, Martin Luther King : The Peaceful Warrior, 42 is Not Just a Number: The Odyssey of Jackie Robinson, American Hero, Pattan’s Pumpkin: An Indian Flood Story and Escalera a La Luna by Maya Soetoro-Ng and Yuyi Morales
Two decades and more than 2,000 awards and accolades later, we are as committed as ever to independent thinking and primed for a future that looks brighter than ever.
Second Story Press is a publisher of feminist-inspired books for young readers and adults. They are dedicated to publishing stories that feature strong female characters and explore themes of social justice, human rights, diversity, abilities, and children’s empowerment. Some of the many amazing diverse books from Second Story Press include titles like The Water Walker, Where Will I Live?, Hand Over Hand, Violet, Dear Baobab and I Am Not a Number.
Second Story Press was co-founded in 1988 by Margie Wolfe and three other women dedicated to publishing feminist-inspired books for adults and young readers. For 25 years this company has been publishing great books that matter; books that have been translated into over 50 languages, won many awards, and have been adapted for film and stage.
Since 2010 Audrey Press’vision is of a world filled with inspired reading based on the compelling truth that curiosity and discovery are two of our greatest life skills. This publishing house located in Maryville, TN is dedicated to creating beautiful books which inspire children, families, schools, and communities to experience, discover, and create a lifelong love of reading and exploring. Through the pages of our books, Audrey Press encourages others to Connect, Inspire, Teach, and Grow.
“Using beauty as our first ingredient, we plant the seeds of adventure, imagination, exploration, learning, and discovery.”
Aletha Press is the new YA imprint of Audrey Press. Not only are there titles for YA readers they are written by authors aged 16-26. Aletha is the Greek word for truth. Audrey Press CEO, Valarie Budayr, wants to give voice to the young writers of this generation.
Star Bright Books is an independent children’s book publishing house that was established in 1994. They are dedicated to producing great books for great kids—books for parents and children to discover together. Today, Star Bright Books’ high-quality hardcover, paperback, and board books are available in bookstores, schools, libraries, and literacy programs.
This growing publisher believes that all children should see themselves in print and they make a concerted effort to include children of all colors, ethnicities, nationalities, and abilities in their books. As Star Bright Books also believes that children should see and hear familiar language in their books, they publish books in 23 languages including Arabic, Chinese, Navajo, Spanish, and many more. Their vast catalogue of multicultural-themed children’s books include titles like Books and Bricks: How a School Rebuilt the Community (Ages 10-12), Carry Me (Birth to 3) Board Book (in multiple languages), Cradle Me (Birth to 3) Board Book (in English, Navajo/English, Ojibwe/English), Alicia’s Happy Day (Ages 4-8 also in Spanish/English), Papa Gave Me a Stick (Ages 4-8) Smelling Sunshine (Ages 4-8), Layla’s Head Scarf (Ages 5-8), Wash Day (Ages 5-12), A Fish to Feed (Ages 1-3) Board Book (also in Spanish/English),Red Socks (Birth to 2) Board Book (also in Spanish/English),The Barefoot Champion (Ages 8-11), Down in the Subway (Ages 4-8), Zachary’s Dinnertime (Ages 5-8), and Banana for Two.
Books Featuring diverse children include Babies, Babies (Birth to 2) Board Book (also in Spanish/English), My FaceBook (Birth to 2) Board Book (also in 18 languages) Brothers and Sisters (Ages 4-10) and Words Are Like Faces (Ages 4-8).
Worldwide Buddies is a series of fictional, educational stories with characters from different countries that allow readers to imagine a more beautifully complex world. Stories are designed to promote cultural awareness and introduce little ones to diverse realities and wonders of the world, early on.
Each story explores a different underlying social, cultural, or political concept. This is done through simple plots and characters who face everyday challenges that are universal and relevant to every child. The stories tackle serious topics in a light-hearted, funny and positive way.
We are a group of adult-looking, curious thinkers (but still children at heart), who came together wanting to create books that encourage children to also become curious thinkers. Thinkers that question, explore and accept, whatever that may be.
Our aim is to give children friends from different parts of the world and help them grow into open-minded, 21st century individuals that embrace diversity.
Stories will be available individually, or through a subscription model, so that children can receive a new story in the mail every 8 weeks. Books will be sold as a standalone product, or as part of a story box, with activities and souvenirs inspired by the story, access to digital experiences, and props for story time. Join our Wait List for our first story & story box, A Marvelous Mexican Misunderstanding (for ages 6-10). It will become available for purchase this January!
KidLit TV is a diverse group of parents, educators, librarians, kid lit creators, and award-winning filmmakers all working together to bring great books to kids! Their mission is to create fun new ways to reinforce an appreciation of reading that children will carry with them for the rest of their lives.
“Go on an adventure in the world of stories with us! KidLit TV is the place to discover great children’s books and learn more about the people who create them.”
StoryMakers: Our flagship series is an entertaining talk show highlighting bestselling authors and illustrators in the kid lit world. The series is hosted by Rocco Staino, Contributing Editor at School Library Journal, a contributing writer at The Huffington Post, and Director of Empire State Center for the Book!
FIELD TRIP – Our crew hits the road to explore the world of kid lit.
INSIDE SCOOP – Sneak a peek at bestselling authors’ new books.
READ OUT LOUD – Read your favorite books with your favorite authors!
Plus exclusive Red Carpet coverage of special literary events.
KidLit TV is very proud of their Read Out Loud and StoryMakers episodes, where they feature diverse authors and illustrators (listed below). We also have wonderful giveaways for the MCCBD audience including two books from best-selling author, Wes Moore.
Charlotte Riggle is a writer, a reader, and a passionate advocate of picture books. Her first book, Catherine’s Pascha, is as beautiful as Pascha itself, with words that sparkle and illustrations that glow with the joy of the feast.
That book took 20 years from start to finish. (You can read the story here.) Her most recent book, The Saint NicholasDay Snow, took less than two. It follows Catherine and her best friend Elizabeth during a surprise snowstorm on St. Nicholas Eve.
Catherine’s Pascha was a finalist in the 2015 Best Book Awards.
Charlotte lives with her husband in the Pacific Northwest, in a house full of books and music and a large fluffy white dog. She shares faith, hope, and picture books on her website, on Facebook and Pinterest, and on Instagram.
And she shares homemade cookies whenever she can. Sign up for her newsletter and get a dozen of her favorite cookie recipes!
Dreaming of true-blue friends, mysterious adventures, and faraway places? Pack-n-Go Girls take you there!
Winner of the 2014 Gold Medal, Best Children’s Chapter Book Series, Moonbeam Children’s Book Award
Helping children develop a love of reading and learning, no matter their ability level, is at the heart of what we do at Capstone. Our passion for creating inspired learning has made us the most trusted publisher of children’s books and digital solutions for libraries, classrooms, and consumers for more than 25 years.
Capstone is a trusted publisher of children’s media, including books, digital products, solutions and services, literacy programs, and K-12 professional development resources. Capstone creates content in a variety of print and digital formats for school libraries, classrooms, and at-home reading. Capstone ignites curiosity and imagination through the power of inspiring learning experiences. #CapstoneForAllKids
Capstone offers an amazing line-up of diverse books for young readers (for all age groups) including, A Different Pond by Bao Phi, illus. by Thi Bui ( for ages 6-8), Hidden Women: The African-American Mathematicians of NASA Who Helped America Win the Space Race by Rebecca Rissman (for ages 9-12), Katie Woo series by Fran Manushkin, illus. by Tammie Lyon (for ages 5-7), Pedro series by Fran Manushkin, illus. by Tammie Lyon (for ages 6-8), Sofia Martinez series by Jacqueline Jules, illus. by Kim Smith (for ages 6-8) and the Squishy Taylor series by Ailsa Wild, illus. by Ben Wood.
Child’s Play is an independent publisher, specializing in whole child development, focused play, life skills and values. Child’s Play products bring out the best in children (and adults) of all levels of ability, enabling them to work and play together. Our program consists of books, games, toys and associated materials.
Child’s Play is more than just a publishing program, it is a philosophy. We understand that a child’s early years are more important than any other. This is when children learn most about the world around them, and the language skills they need to survive and grow. Books play a vital role in building the foundations for learning, and exposure to quality books from an early age helps to develop an inquiring mind and a lifelong love of reading. For forty years, Child’s Play has put enormous thought and care into creating exactly the right sort of material for this all-important time.
Child’s Play has a history of creating innovative, award-winning books for children from birth to eight years that promote learning through play. Vibrant illustrations positively portray children of all cultures, nationalities, gender and abilities, helping children to develop an understanding of our diverse society. Non-stereotypical traditions and values are promoted as a matter of course. Inclusion and diversity have always played a large role in our publishing program.
Respected and loved by parents, educators, and most importantly, children, the Child’s Play program offers learning, fun and happiness to children from the very earliest age. It provides a wide range of formats and experiences that will enrich and empower every child’s life.
Since the company was founded in the UK in 1972, our program of books, games, Storysacks® and audio-visual material has enjoyed widespread international recognition, with a Head Office in the UK, offices in Australia, and distributors in many other countries.
Founded in 2015, Plum Street Press is a New Orleans-based boutique children’s book publisher who believes that all children should get to see themselves and their friends represented in the pages of books. “We believe that seeing all kinds of people in stories helps affirm and uplift our humanity. Historically, many groups of people have been underrepresented, and we believe that responsibly increasing that representation can only help us all. That is why, whether fantasy or reality, all of our books feature children of color just being kids.
The Plum Street Press family of published works include stand-out books like Jupiter Storm by Marti Dumas and the Swift Walker series by Verlyn Tarlton.
Swift Walker series by Verlyn Tarlton: Swift Walker loved to walk fast. His sister warned him, “One day, you’ll walk so fast you won’t be able to stop!” Sure enough, his speedy legs took him on a speedy journey to see all the oceans of the world. Swift Walker introduces kids to the continents, maps, and basic geography concepts with a fun character they can relate to.
Jupiter Storm by Marti Dumas: Middle-grade Fantasy. Ages 8-12. Ten-year-old Jackie excels at being in charge. So, when a curious chrysalis appears in Jackie’s front yard, she naturally decides to take charge of it. The creature that emerges is not like anything Jackie has ever seen, and she soon realizes that she must protect it at all costs, even from her own family. Dumas’ classic story-telling style is perfect for fans of Catherynne Valente, Gail Carson Levine. Kate DiCamillo, and the like, and the smart, female main character who loves who loves science and takes charge of her life, makes it a must-read.
WaterBrook & Multnomah, based in Colorado Springs, Colorado, are imprints of Penguin Random House publishing encouraging, biblical, trusted, and thoughtful Christian books. Two of their gorgeous book they are highlighting this year are When God Made Light by Matthew Paul Turner and When God Made You by Matthew Paul Turner.
Named to Kirkus Reviews Best of 2012 for her first book, Captain No Beard, award-winning author Carole P. Roman started writing as a dare from one of her sons. Her new nonfiction series, “If You Were Me and Lived in…” combines her teaching past with her love of exploration and interest in the world around us.
Writing for children has opened up a whole second act for her. While she is still working in her family business, this has enabled her to share her sense of humor as well as a love for history and culture with the audience she adores. Roman lives on Long Island with her husband and near her children.
- Back to Homeschool Resource Award
- New York Book Festival 2016 – Honorable Mention
- National Indie Excellence Awards Finalist 2016
- Shelf Unbound Award 2015 – Best Series
- Los Angeles Book Festival
- 2016 International Book Awards
Charlesbridge publishes high-quality books for children, with a goal of creating lifelong readers and lifelong learners. Our books encourage reading and discovery in the classroom, library, and home. We believe that books for children should offer accurate information, promote a positive worldview, and embrace a child’s innate sense of wonder and fun. To this end, we continually strive to seek new voices, new visions, and new directions in children’s literature.
Charlesbridge has many wonderful book titles including Waiting for Pumpsie,Lola Gets a Cat,Malala: Activist for Girls’ Education,Around the World in a Bathtub, Grandma’s Tiny House
The One Day House, The Language of Angels and The Princess and the Pea. They have also won countless awards for their work including Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor, Pura Belpre Honor, Robert F. Sibert Honor and more!
Jacqueline is an American writer of books for children and adolescents. She is best known for Miracle’s Boys, which won the Coretta Scott King Award in 2001, and her Newbery Honor-winning titles Brown Girl Dreaming, After Tupac and D Foster, Feathers, and Show Way.
“I am often asked what do I feel is the best way to teach my books in classrooms. I don’t really know the answer to this. I write because I have questions, not because I have answers and I am often encouraging young people to ask lots of questions. However, my publisher has some answers. They’ve come up with some Teaching Guides (pdf) for some of my books. These Teaching Guides are downloadable and can be used in the classroom setting. I hope this helps.”
Multicultural children’s book publisher Wisdom Tales Press is joining us again (for the 5th year!) as one of our Bronze Sponsors!
Wisdom Tales is the name of the children’s book imprint of the award-winning publishing house, World Wisdom, which was founded in 1980. Wisdom Tales publishes both children’s and teen titles and was created for the purpose of sharing the wisdom, beauty, and values of traditional cultures and people from around the world with young readers and their families. The content, illustrations, and production quality of these books is intended to assure them a lasting value for children, parents, teachers, and librarians.
Wisdom Tales New Releases:
Gwen Jackson graduated magna cum laude from Lincoln University with a B.A. in psychology. She won a Ford Foundation Fellowship and attended the University of Michigan, where she received an M.A. in psychology.
An avid lover of history, anthropology, and people, Gwen has traveled to Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, Spain, Portugal, Morocco, Sicily, Capri, the Greek Islands, Italy, Turkey, Israel, Jordan, Egypt, Singapore, Sri Lanka, the Philippines, Bali, Malaysia, Thailand, and India.
Lump Lump and the Blanket of Dreams
Inspired by Navajo Culture and Folklore
“Now we will weave a blanket of dreams.
May the white light of morning beautify this blanket.
May the red light of evening beautify this blanket.
May the falling rain beautify this blanket.
May the rainbow beautify this blanket.
May everyone sleep in beauty under a blanket of dreams.
May everyone sleep in beauty! May everyone sleep in beauty!”
Winter is coming, but the little black bear, Lump Lump, isn’t ready to go to sleep! With the help of his mother, the wise Blue Bird, and his forest friends, Lump Lump gathers materials for Spider Woman to weave him a Blanket of Dreams. Inspired by Navajo/Diné culture and folklore, and featuring the work of famed weaver Barbara Teller Ornelas, this beautiful tale of family and friends takes the reader on a journey through the spectacular traditions and landscapes of the Southwest.
RhymeTime Storybooks was officially launched October 2017 with five books. The author, Debora Emmert, and the two illustrators, Bonnie Murray and Joan Michelson, are grandmothers. They enjoyed creating large-print, rhyming storybooks to read to their grandchildren, great-nieces, and great-nephews.
Debora Emmert (Nonna Debora to her half-Italian grandchildren) developed RhymeTime storybooks for all young children (and grownups!) who think rhymes are both fun and important. Says Nonna Debora: “Lessons are learned from what your child hears . . . because story in verse is like music to ears.”
Her rhyming tales “Willie: Does it matter?” and “Willie: I know you are my friend,” were inspired by the life lessons she learned from her family. She enjoys creating stories based on the wisdom she learned from her mother and father, as well as from reading Aesop’s Fables during visits to her grandparents’ house as a child.
She grew up on a farm with cats and a dog, a pony and horse, sheep, cows, and pigs. She loved the dog and tolerated the cats. (She thought they were sneaky.) But then she met Jack. She thinks he’s the coolest cat ever, and sees him every chance she gets. Nonna Debora’s rhyming stories about Jack’s entertaining escapades include: “Jack the Cat: Christmas in Florida,” “Jack the Cat in Florida,” and “Jack the Cat on Chicory Ridge.”
Over her years of mothering and teaching and grandmothering, Nonna Debora has enjoyed reading to many little ones — and has learned a thing or two about what captures a child’s attention. Ms. Emmert holds a BA in English from Quincy University, and a Master of Education from the University of Wisconsin.
Lee & Low Books is the largest multicultural children’s book publisher in the United States. Our award-winning books are about everyone, for everyone.
LEE & LOW BOOKS is the largest multicultural children’s book publisher in the country, and one of the few minority-owned publishing companies in the United States. We offer books for all young readers, from leveled books for beginning readers through middle grade and young adult novels. We also publish several bilingual books, as well as books in other languages. Our books reflect the diversity and richness of the United States. LEE & LOW BOOKS is more than just a publisher: it is a leader in the movement for more diversity in literature.
TimTimTom is an independent publisher of bilingual, personalized books. It is a tech company started by Kat & Gaby after spending years with McKinsey and BBDO. Both moms share a passion for languages and reading and as they had trouble in finding bilingual books, that their kids enjoyed reading, an idea started to formulate. They noticed with their own kids – and then after thorough research – that children enjoy reading more and absorb more detail and words, when reading (or listening to) personalised stories or at least stories that have a close link to them.
Combining these two: 1)language learning and 2)inspiring kids to have more fun while reading is why TimTimTom.com was created.
Bilingual, Personalized Books – because reading in two language is twice the fun! With 10 languages and over 100 personalization possibilities to choose from, your child becomes the hero of any TimTimTom story, not only by name and appearance, but also in the languages he/she speaks or is learning in school.
Tim Tim Tom Books to watch for include Underwater Adventure and Swan Lake (coming soon!)
Language Lizard was founded in 2005 by Anneke Forzani to support parents raising bilingual children and educators working in culturally diverse classrooms.
Language Lizard provides educators, librarians and parents with resources that develop literacy skills among language learners, build inclusive classrooms and celebrate cultural diversity.
Language Lizard offers bilingual books in 50+ languages, multilingual audio products, multicultural book sets & posters, and other resources for diverse classrooms. Teachers may download free multicultural lesson plans at LanguageLizard.com/LessonPlans.htm. In addition, the company’s blog and free monthly Culture Connection newsletter provide valuable information and special offers to those working with diverse children (sign up at LanguageLizard.com/Newsletter).
The company offers occasional giveaways of bilingual and multicultural books to newsletter subscribers. Currently Language Lizard is giving away over $1000 in bilingual books with winners every month! Anyone interested in supporting multiculturalism can enter (through September 2018) at LanguageLizard.com/Win-Bilingual-Books.
Bilingual Books are available in English with Albanian, Arabic, Bengali, Bulgarian, Burmese, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Dari, Dutch, Farsi, French, German, Greek, Gujarati, Haitian-Creole, Hebrew, Hindi, Hmong, Hungarian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Karen (Sgaw), Korean, Kurdish, Latvian, Lithuanian, Malay, Malayalam, Nepali, Norwegian, Panjabi, Pashto/Pashtu, Patois, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Scottish Gaelic, Shona, Slovakian, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Tagalog, Tamil, Thai, Tigrinya, Turkish, Twi, Urdu, Vietnamese, Welsh, Yiddish and Yoruba.
English-only multicultural book sets are also available to help parents and teachers build award-winning diverse multicultural libraries.
Juan Guerra and The Little Doctor / El doctorcito
Inspired by his own experiences as a boy helping his El Salvadorian grandmother navigate the US health-care system, Juan J. Guerra’s insightful, bilingual account highlights the need for culturally sensitive medical practitioners, in The Little Doctor: El doctorcito. Notes of despair and hope shine through in the strikingly animated artwork from Victoria Castillo.
Salvador raced home from school to share exciting news with his abuela: he made an A+ on his science test! But at home, he learns that his grandmother needs his help. She is going to the doctor and wants her grandson to interpret for her. Abuela is nervous because she has never been to a doctor in the United States. In El Salvador, she either saw a curandera or drank te de manzanilla when she felt sick.
When he learns that none of the physicians speak Spanish, the boy realizes that he is completely responsible for making sure the doctor understands his grandmother and that she understands his instructions! But in spite of his help, the visit does not go well. The doctor rushes in and out. He doesn’t listen to Abuela. And he tells Salvador that she should not eat so much Mexican food! Abuela is so upset that she threatens not to take the medication the doctor prescribes! What can Salvador do to help her?
Gokul! World features the globe-traveling adventures of six culturally diverse friends who go on adventures, solve problems with their individual talents, celebrate holidays, explore traditions and embrace this big, bold, beautiful world.
First introduced as a book in 2017 and soon to include an animated series, interactive digital games, music, additional books and merchandise, Gokul! World bolsters children’s social emotional development through fun, relatable and interactive adventures that celebrate cultures around the world.
Gokul Village and The Magic Fountain is the beautifully illustrated first book in the Gokul! World adventures series of books for children ages 4-7. In every story, with the help of Friendship Fountain, six friends travel the world, explore and celebrate the festivals of different cultures and traditions, forge friendships for life, and save the day.
The joy of teamwork, friendship and curiosity about the world are at the heart of every Gokul! World story. We will be launching a second book in February of 2018. We will send more details as soon as possible. However, given the timing of this event, we’d like to lean into highlighting both stories as well as the promise of our third launching a few months after our Feb. book.
Sanya Whittaker Gragg has always wanted to make a difference in the lives of others. She worked nearly 10 years in marketing/PR and athletics, while volunteering with homeless families and advocating for foster children. After receiving her M.S.W., she worked in Tulsa Public Schools as a school based therapist and social worker.
She feels her most important jobs have been wife and mom. While raising two sons and talking to other parents, she realized “The Talk” was taking place in many families; especially those with boys. She wanted to help parents have that difficult conversation on what to do if approached by law enforcement.
Her debut book, “Momma, Did You Hear the News?”, is centered around ten-year old Avery who is in a panic over the shooting of another unarmed black man. His parents decide it is time to have “The Talk”. They teach him and his brother a catchy and easy way to remember what to do if approached by an officer, while also emphasizing that all policemen are not bad.
A to the L to the I-V-E… come home ALIVE…that is the KEY!
Dr. Crystal Bowe is a family medicine physician who has written 2 children’s books (Doc Like Mommy, The Patience Song) and published one coloring book (Doc Like Mommy Coloring Book)! Crystal pulled the inspiration for Doc, Like Mommy from her real life experiences and relation ship with her daughter.
Dr. Bowe is accomplishing her goals and dreams in the world of medicine, and she is modeling to her 2 children that women can have it all. Her lovely book was inspired by her kids to see a diverse and inclusive world where books are windows into the world.
Connect with Dr. Bowe on her Adventures of Doctor Mom website.
Green Kids Club is designed to teach young children the importance of environmental stewardship through picture books. The series was developed to teach children the importance of protecting habitats, to sustain ecosystems, animal and ultimately human life. Difficult environmental issues such as poaching, habitat, encroachment, etc. are part of our stories. Green Kids Club site is filled with kid-friendly tips for being green, activities, coloring pages and resources that help kids be better stewards of the world we live in.
Their books are best for ages 5-9 and the company won a Dr. Toy Green Award in 2015 and a Mom’s Choice Award in 2014. One of their many titles includes, The Elephant and the King.
Founded in 1992, Barefoot Books has published 600+ multicultural books for children that encourage discovery, imagination, creativity and global citizenship. Their first app, Barefoot World Atlas, has 4 million downloads, and their YouTube Channel has 80 million views. Most importantly, over nearly a quarter of a century, Barefoot has put more than 20 million books into the hands of children around the world. Now based in Cambridge, MA, Barefoot is leveraging its vibrant, timeless family brand with a social selling model that empowers women entrepreneurs. With a mission to “Share Stories, Connect Families, and Inspire Children,” Barefoot believes that sharing diverse and inclusive books nurtures compassion in our next generation, helping to create a kinder, more accepting world.
Empower tomorrow’s global citizens to grasp today’s critical social issues with The Barefoot Book of Children. Hand-painted illustrations and straightforward text directly engage the reader, inviting children to ask themselves: How do other children live? How are we different? And most importantly: How are we alike? The Barefoot Book of Children is a playful, powerful and thought-provoking celebration of both the big ideas and the everyday moments that reveal our common humanity and tie us all together.
Ages 3 – 10
64pp 10 x 11¾ IN
$19.99 USD / $24.99 CAD