Here's some of my favorite picture books - filled with wonderful diverse characters - just like in real life. All kids need to see themselves included and positively reflected in literature. It fuels dreams and builds bridges. Let's embrace difference. It's who we really are. What book would you add to my list? Find more diversity book lists on my blog, Transmediakids.com.
RAD. How Many, How Many, How Many written by Rick Walton & illustrated by Cynthia Jabar & Published by Candlewick Press is in it's 16th printing. Publishers Weekly says it's "Bound to welcome budding mathematicians." I wish I had this book growing up. Rick Walton makes it fun with the call & response structure of the book.
I've been making stuff since I was a kid. My Dad used to say "Make Do," if we didn't have what we wanted or needed. Sometimes we would get mad but now I see the wisdom in it because it nurtured our creative thinking skills. Sign Up for my newsletter & receive #steam story making ideas I'm exploring with kids using analog & digital tools.
This craft project is full of shimmery fun! Decorate your butterfly wings with shiny foil stickers. Then string them through your ribbon to hang on the wall or in your doorway!
Put your paper engineering skills to test with this all-in-one craft kit includes everything a princess needs to build her own awesome castle. Pop open the castle, decorate with flags and glitter stickers.
Make new memories by making and sending cards to friends and family! This sticker activity book contains 18 different cards, including postcards, folded note cards, seal-with-a-sticker letters and little notes. Includes 145 glittery stickers to play & design with.
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- Girl Power 5 Minute Stories, Houghton Mifflin
- Hello, My New Baby…With Love From Your Big Brother Or Sister
- How Many, How Many, How Many, Candlewick Press
- Grace For An Island Meal, Farrar Straus & Giroux
- One Frog Sang, Candlewick Press
- The Frog Who Wanted To Be A Singer
- The Scrubbly Bubbly Car Wash, Harper Collins
- Rain Song, HMH & Scholastic Paperback
- Snow Dance, Lezlie Evans & Cynthia Jabar, HMH, Scholastic