New Multicultural Children’s Books May 2019

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New Multicultural Children's Books May 2019


A little late due to our whole family being sick but here are the new multicultural children’s books for May 2019! Our favourites this month include the supercute Nerdy Babies: Ocean, beautifully illustrated The Girls, and inspiring We Are The Change.

New Multicultural Children’s Books May 2019

Babies & Toddlers

Nerdy Babies: Ocean
by Emmy Kastner

New Multicultural Children's Books May 2019

Follow a bunch of adventurous babies as they explore the animals, plants, and fish that live in the ocean. With simple text in question and answer format and adorable illustrations, Nerdy Babies: Ocean teaches the tiniest readers about the unique ecosystem of our oceans. ~ Diverse – Babies & Toddlers

Also available: Nerdy Babies: Space



There’s Only One You
by K. Heling & D. Hembrock

New Multicultural Children's Books May 2019

“In all the world over, this much is true: You’re somebody special. There’s only one YOU.” Gorgeously illustrated There’s Only One You celebrates individuality and diversity. Expertly written to include all kinds of children and families, the book features a range of physical types, personalities, and abilities. A must-have! ~ Diverse – Preschool

You Made Me a Dad
by Laurenne Sala

New Multicultural Children's Books May 2019

“I loved you before I saw you. /  When you were just a heartbeat. / Then a picture. /Then a teeny-tiny kick…” Just in time for Father’s Day, You Made Me A Dad celebrates fatherhood with this heartwarming picture book about the joys, fears, and responsibilities of being a dad over the years. ~ Diverse – Preschool

More books about fathers: 40 Multicultural Children’s Books about Fathers

The Girls
by Lauren Ace

New Multicultural Children's Books May 2019

Meet Sasha, Lottie, Alice, and Leela – four best friends who spend their days playing beneath the branches of their favourite apple tree. As the tree grows tall and reaches across the sky, so do they . . . Through their shared secrets, dreams, worries, and schemes, their friendship grows stronger even when their adventures take them in different directions. Beautifully illustrated The Girls celebrates kindness and true friendship. ~ Diverse – Preschool

More books about friendship: 18 Multicultural Children’ss Books about Friendship

Grandpa Cacao: A Tale of Chocolate, from Farm to Family
by Elisabeth Zunon

New Multicultural Children's Books May 2019

As a little girl and her father bake her birthday cake together, Daddy tells the story of her grandfather, a cacao farmer from the Ivory Coast in West Africa. “Chocolate is a gift to you from Grandpa Cacao,” Daddy says. “We can only enjoy chocolate treats thanks to farmers like him.” And when the cake is baked, there’s a special surprise waiting at the front door . . . Grandpa Cacao is an expressively illustrated story about family and heritage. ~ African – Preschool

More books about grandparents: 40+ Multicultural Children’s Books about Grandparents





Elementary School

Serena: The Littlest Sister
by Karlin Gray

New Multicultural Children's Books May 2019

Serena Williams is one of the biggest names in sports, but she grew up the littlest of five sisters. While sharing a room and playing tennis with her older sisters, Serena had to figure out how to be her own person―on and off the court. Boldly illustrated Serena: The Littlest Sister is an inspiring biography about family, determination and finding your own path. ~ African – Elementary School

More books about siblings: 20 Multicultural Picture Books about new siblings

Polly Diamond and the Super Stunning Spectacular School Fair
by Alice Kuipers

New Multicultural Children's Books May 2019

Join Polly and her magic book, Spell, as they have all kinds of adventures together because whatever Polly writes in Spell comes true! But when Polly and Spell join forces to make the school fair super spectacular, they quickly discover that what you write and what you mean are not always the same. Polly Diamond and the Super Stunning Spectacular School Fair is the second book in a fun series sprinkled with magic. ~ African – Elementary School

More books series: 40+ Multicultural Book Series for Girls & Boys

Clue by Clue (Carmen Sandiego)
by Catherine Hapka

New Multicultural Children's Books May 2019

Crack the code with Carmen Sandiego! Inspired by the Netflix animated series, Clue by Clue follows the world’s greatest thief and her crew on a thrilling treasure hunt from the cobblestone streets of London to a sunken city in the Caribbean. A special clue-decoding wheel allows readers to help Carmen find the treasure. ~ Hispanic – Elementary School

Carmen Sandiego: The Sticky Rice Paper
by Houghtoun Mifflin Harcourt

New Multicultural Children's Books May 2019

In this graphic novel version of Carmen Sandiego’s adventures, the world’s greatest thief is headed to the island nation of Indonesia for her next caper! The Sticky Rice Paper is an action-packed packed story that introduces kids to the geography, culture, and history of Indonesia along the way. ~ Hispanic – Elementary School, Middle School





Middle School

The Usual Suspects
by Maurice Broaddus

New Multicultural Children's Books May 2019

Because of his disruptive antics and pranks, Thelonius Mitchell is in special ed, separated from the “normal” kids at school who don’t have any “issues.” When a gun is found at a neighbourhood hangout, Thelonius and his pals become instant suspects and they must find the real culprits in order to prove their innocence. The Usual Suspects is an engaging and honest middle-grade thriller that young readers won’t want to put down. ~ African & Middle School

More Middle-Grade Novels: 21 Multicultural Middle-Grade Novels for Summer Reading

Just Jaime (Emmie & Friends)
by Terri Libenson

New Multicultural Children's Books May 2019

Friends. Frenemies. Middle school… The last day of seventh grade has Jaime and Maya wondering who their real friends are. Just Jamie is another spot-on story of middle school drama and friendship from Terri Libenson, national bestselling author of Invisible Emmie and Positively Izzy. ~ African – Middle School

We Are the Change: Words of Inspiration from Civil Rights Leaders
by Harry Belafonte

New Multicultural Children's Books May 2019

With an introduction by Harry Belafonte, this gorgeous new release presents inspiring civil rights quotes with stunning illustrations by sixteen award-winning children’s book artists. We Are The Change features words from Eleanor Roosevelt, Maya Angelou, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and others, and illustrations by Selina Alko, Alina Chau, Lisa Congdon, Emily Hughes, Molly Idle, Juana Medina, Innosanto Nagara, Christopher Silas Neal, John Parra, Brian Pinkney, Greg Pizzoli, Sean Qualls, Dan Santat, Shadra Strickland, Melissa Sweet, and Raúl the Third.  ~ Diverse – Middle School

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