CHILDREN'S BOOKS

 

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Book List of Children's Topics
 

BOOK

AUTHOR

TOPIC/ISSUE

GRADE LEVELS

 

 

 

 

Someone Special Just Like You

Fran Ortiz

Ability Differences

 

Knots on a Counting Rope

Bill Martin Jr., & John Archambault

Ability Differences

 

Thank You, Mr. Falker

Patricia Polacco

Ability Differences/Teasing/Illiteracy

K-3

Daddy and Me

Jeanne Moutous-Ashe

AIDS

 

Dinah’s Mad, Bad Wishes

Barbara Joose

Anger

 

When Sophie Gets Really Angry

Molly Bang

Anger

 

Elbert’s Bad Word

Audrey & Don Wood

Anger/Inappropriate word use

 

Howie Helps Himself

Joan Fassler

Bodies are Different

 

Bootsie Barker Bites

Barbara Bottner

Bullying

Pre-K-3

The Ant Bully

 

Bullying

 

Cory Coleman, Grade2

Larry Dane Brimner

Bullying

K-3

How to Lose All Your Friends

Nancy Carlson

Bullying

Pre-K-2

Bully

Judith Caseley

Bullying

Pre-K-3

Jake Drake: Bully Buster

Andrew Clements

Bullying

2-5

The Hundred Dresses

Eleanor Estes

Bullying

3-5

Chrysanthemum

Kevin Henkes

Bullying

Pre-K-3

Goggles!

Ezra Jack Keats

Bullying

Pre-K-3

Nobody Knew What to Do: A Story about Bullying

Becky Ray McCain

Bullying

1-4

The King of the Playground

Phyllis Reynolds

Bullying

Pre-K-3

Bullies Are a Pain in the Brain

Trevor Romain

Bullying

3-5

Six Crows

Leo Lionni

Conflict Resolution

 

Arthur’s Nose

Marc Brown

Conflict Resolution

 

Feathers and Fools

Mem Fox

Conflict Resolution

 

The Butter Battle Book

Conflict Resolution

 

Swimmy

Leo Lionni

Cooperation

 

Mr. Gumpy’s Motor Car

John Burningham

Cooperation

 

Owl and The Woodpecker

Brian Wildsmith

Cooperation

 

Ashok by Any Other Name

Sandra S. Yamate

Cultural Acceptance

K-3

Why am I Different

Norma Simon

Differences

 

Chester’s Way

Kevin Henkes

Differences

 

Brother Eagle, Sister Sky

 

Environmentalism

 

The Lorax

Environment

 

The World That Jack Built

Ruth Brown

Environment

 

Hey, Get Off Our Train

John Burningham

Environment

 

Professor Noah’s Spaceship

Brian Wildsmith

Environment

 

Wump World

 

Environment

 

All Kinds of Families

Norma Simon

Families

 

People in My Family

Bobbie Kalman

Families

 

Who’s in a family?

Robert Skutch

Families

 

Fathers, Mothers, Sisters, Brothers: A Collection of Family Poems

Mary Ann Hoberman

Families

 

A Chair For My Mother

Vera Williams

Families

 

Harry and the Terrible Whatzit

Marjorie Sharmot

Fear

 

Clyde Monster

Robert A. Crow

Fear

 

Switch On the Night

Ray Bradbury

Fear of the dark

 

Feelings

Aliki

Feelings

 

Sachikp Means Happiness

Kimiko Sakai

Feelings/Alzheimer’s

 

The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything

Linda Williams

Fear

 

The Hating Book

Charlotte Zolotow

Feelings/Friendship

 

Bill and Pete

Tomie de Paola

Friends

 

Chester’s Way

Kevin Henkes

Friends

 

Paper Bag Princess

Robert Munsch

Gender Equity

 

William’s Doll

Charlotte Zotolow

Gender Equity/Gender Stereotypes

 

Mommies at Work

Eve Merriam

Gender Equity

 

Daddies at Work

Eve Merriam

Gender Equity

 

Just Ella

Margaret Peterson

Gender Equity

7-12

Miss Tizzy

 

Helping Others/Elders

 

Wilfred Gordon McDonald Partridge

Mem Fox

Helping Others/Elders

 

Just Juice

Karen Hesse

Illiteracy/Poverty

3-5

Frederick

Leo Lionni

Individuality

 

Honey I Love

Leo and Diane Dillon

Individuality

 

Quick as a Cricket

Audrey Wood

Individuality

 

Butterflies and Bottlecaps

Vladyana Krykorka

Individuality

 

Crow Boy

Taro Yashima

Individuality

K-3

It’s Okay to Be Different

Todd Parr

Individuality

Pre-K-3

Staying with Grandma

Eileen Rose

Older Adults

 

Three Wishes

Lucille Clifton

Our Good Wishes Can Come True

 

Tico and the Golden Wings

Leo Lionni

Our Good Wishes Can Come True

 

Wilma Unlimited: How Wilma Rudolph became the World’s Fastest Woman

Kathleen Krull

Overcoming Disabilities

K-3

Whoever You Are

Mem Fox

People around the World

 

Somos Un Arco Iris, We are a Rainbow

Nancy Tabor

People around the World

 

Bread

Anne Morris

People around the World

 

Loving

Ann Morris

People around the World

 

Shoes, Shoes, Shoes

Ann Morris

People around the World

 

Hats

Ann Morris

People around the World

 

On the Go

Ann Morris

People around the World

 

Houses and Homes

Ann Morris

People around the World

 

Happy Birthday Dr. Martin Luther King

Jean Marzollo

People of All Colors are Important

 

Big Al

Andrew Clements

People of All Colors are Important

 

Straight From the Heart: Children of the World

Ethan Hubbard

People of All Colors are Important

 

Nobody Owns the Sky: The Story of “Brave Bessie” Coleman

Reeve Lindbergh

Racial Equality

K-3

Sister Anne’s Hands

Marybeth Lorbieki

Racial Equality

K-3

Richard Wright and the Library Card

William Miller

Racial Equality

1-4

All The Colors of the Earth

Sheila Hamanska

Racial/Ethnic Diversity

 

All The Colors are We

Katie Kissinger

Racial/Ethnic Diversity

 

Black is Brown is Tan

Arnold Adoff

Racial/Ethnic Diversity

 

Amazing Grace

Mary Hoffman

Racial/Ethnic Diversity

 

Virgie Goes to School with Us Boys

EB Lewis

Racial/Gender Equality

K-2

The Other Side

Woodson

Racial/Ethnic Diversity

 

It’s Mine

Leo Lionni

Sharing

 

Tilly and the Wall

Leo Lionni

Sharing/Breaking down barriers

 

Oliver Button is a Sissy

Tomie DePaoloa

Social Construction of Gender

Pre-K-3

Voices in the Park

Anthony Browne

Social Status

Pre-K-4

The Janitor’s Boy

Andrew Clements

Social Status

3-7

Crispin

Avi

Classism

 

Paul and Sebastian

Ulises Wensell

Stereotypes/exclusion of groups

 

This is Our House

Michael Rosen

Stereotypes/exclusion of groups

 

Horton Hears a Who

Dr. Seuss

Stereotypes/exclusion of groups

 

The Tenth Good Thing About Barney

Judith Viorst

We Remember What is Important to Us/Death

 

Helping

James Levin and Jackie Carter

Working Together

 

Is Your Family Like Mine?

Lois Abramchik

Non-Traditional Families

 

Why are All Families Different?

Mary Atkinson

Non-Traditional Families

 

Jenny Lives with Eric and Martin

Susanne Bosche

Non-Traditional Families

 

ABC A Family Alphabet Book

Bobbie Combs

Non-Traditional Families

 

123 A Family Counting Book

Bobbie Combs

Non-Traditional Families

 

Mama Eats Ants, Yuck

Barbara Lynn Edmonds

Non-Traditional Families

 

Asha’s Mums

Rosamund Elwin & Michele Paulse

Non-Traditional Families

 

The Sissy Ducklings

Harvey Fierstein

Non-Traditional Families

 

Jennifer has Two Daddies

Priscilla Galloway

Non-Traditional Families

 

Zack’s Story

Keith Elliot Greenberg

Non-Traditional Families

 

My House

Brenna and Vicki Harding

Non-Traditional Families

 

Celebrating Families

Rosemarie Hausherr

Non-Traditional Families

 

How Would You Feel if Your Dad was Gay?

Ann Heron & Meridith Maran

Non-Traditional Families

 

Best Best Colors

Eric Hoffman

Non-Traditional Families

 

Lucy Goes to the Country

Joseph Kennedy

Non-Traditional Families

 

Heather Has Two Mommies

L. Newman

Non-Traditional Families

 

Saturday is Pattyday

Leslea Newman

Non-Traditional Families

 

Gloria Goes to Gay Pride

Leslea Newman

Non-Traditional Families

 

All Families are Special

Norma Simon

Non-Traditional Families

 

Who’s In a Family?

R. Skutch

Non-Traditional Families

 

What Kind of Family Do You Have?

Gretchen Super

Non-Traditional Families

 

My Two Uncles

Judith Vigna

Non-Traditional Families

 

Anna Day and the O-Ring

Elaine Wickens

Non-Traditional Families

 

Daddy’s Wedding

Michael Willhoite

Non-Traditional Families

 

Uncle What-IS- IT is Coming to Visit!

Michael Willhoite

Non-Traditional Families

 

Daddy’s Roomate

Michael Willhoite

Non-Traditional Families

 

From Slave Ship to Freedom Road

 

Slavery

 

Whitewash

 

Racism

 

Your Move

 

Gangs

 

Sarah, Plain and Tall

 

Gender Equity

 

Journey to Freedom

 

Slavery

 

A Lion to Guard Us

 

Child Labor

 

Ida Early Comes Over the Mountain

 

Child Labor

 

Skylark

 

Child Labor

 

The Bobbin Girl

 

Child Labor

 

Bloomers

 

Dress

 

Ian’s Walk

 

Autism

 

Our Brother has Down Syndrome

 

Teasing

 

Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes

 

War

 

The Music of Dolphins

 

Gender Equity

 

Lost Star: The Story of Amelia Earhart

 

Gender Equity

 

The Day the Earth was Silent

 

Children and power

 

Yang the Youngest and his Terrible Ear

 

Gender Equity

 

One More Border

 

Religious Opression

 

Passage to Freedom: The Sugihara Story

 

Holocaust

 

Grandfather's Journey

 

Moving/ Racism

 

Charolette's Web

EB White

Fear of Death

 

Hooway for Wodney Wat

 

Children's Differences

 

Ira Sleeps Over

 

Overcoming Fears

 

The Giving Tree

 

Environment

 

Friends

 

Cooperation

 

Arthur Meet's the President

 

Important Issues

 

The Dream

Chris VansAllburg

Environment

 

 

 

 

 

Harry, The Farting Dog

 

Embarassing Issues

 

Theif Lord

 

Homelessness/Bullying

 

Faithful Elephants

 

War

 

The Other Side

 

Racism

 

Salt in your Shoes

 

Dreams

 

If this Bus could Talk

 

Discrimination

 

 

 

 

 

Children of Asian America

Asian American Coalition Staff

 

 

Clambake

Russell M Peters

 

 

Daniel’s Story

Carol Matas

 

 

Dave at Night

Gail Carson Levine

 

 

Dragonwings

Laurence Yep

 

 

Everybody Bakes bread

Norah Dooley

 

 

Felita

Nicholasa Mohr

 

 

Fly!

Christopher Myers

 

 

Frozen Noses

Jan Carr

 

 

Goin’ Someplace Special

Patricia McKissack

 

 

Going Home

Nicholasa Mohr

 

 

Going with the Flow

Claire Blatchford

 

 

Grandmother’s Dreamcatcher

Becky Ray McKain

 

 

Harry and Willy and Carrothead

Judith Caseley

 

 

Hats Off to Hair!

Virginia Kroll

 

 

Hiding from Nazis

David Adler

 

 

Hop Jump

Ellen Stoll Walsh

 

 

I Love My Hair

Natashia Anastasia Tarpley

 

 

I See the Rhythm

Toyomi Igus

 

 

I’m Like You, You’re Like Me

Cindy Gainer

 

 

It’s Okay to be Different

Todd Parr

 

 

Jefferson’s Children

Shannon Lanier

 

 

Journey Home

Yoshiko Uchida

 

 

Just Like Me

Tomiee Arai

 

 

Losing Uncle Tim

MaryKate Jordan

 

 

Mardi Gras

Diane Hoyt-Goldsmith

 

 

Mr/ Lincoln’s Way

Patricia Polacco

 

 

Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters

John Steptoe

 

 

New Kids in Town

Janet Bode

 

 

Nina Bonita

Ana Maria Machado

 

 

Now We Can Have a Wedding

Dyanne Di Salvo-Ryan

 

 

Parrot in the Oven

Victor Martinez

 

 

Passage to Freedom

Ken Mochizuki

 

 

Peace Tales

Margaret Read MacDonald

 

 

Rainbow Joe and Me

Maria Diaz Strom

 

 

Ramadan

Suhaib Hamid Ghazi

 

 

Reach for the Moon

Samantha Abeel

 

 

Silent Observer

Christy MacKinnon

 

 

Somewhere Today

Shelley Moore Thomas

 

 

Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt

Deborah Hopkinson

 

 

Sweet Whispers, Brother Rush

Virginia Hamilton

 

 

Terrible Things

Eve Bunting

 

 

The Brother’s Promise

Frances Harber

 

 

The Christmas Menorahs

Janice Cohn

 

 

The Devil’s Arithmatic

Jane Yolen

 

 

The Friendship

Mildred Taylor

 

 

The Keeping Quilt

Patricia Polacco

 

 

The Land

Mildred Taylor

 

 

The Meanest thing to Say

Bill Cosby

 

 

The Rag Coat

Lauren Mills

 

 

The Singing Man

Angela Shelf Medearis

 

 

The Sneetches & Other Stories

Dr. Seuss

 

 

The Trail of Tears

Joseph Bruchac

 

 

The Treasure Hunt

Bill Cosby

 

 

The Unbreakable Code

Sarah Hoagland Hunter

 

 

This is out Seder

Ziporah Hidebrandt

 

 

To Be a Drum

Evelyn Coleman

 

 

Two Mrs. Gibsons

Ana Sisnett

 

 

Voices From the Fields

Beth Atkin

 

 

Whale Talk

Chris Crutcher

 

 

White Lilacs

Carolyn Meyer

 

 

White Socks Only

Evelyn Coleman

 

 

Who Belongs Here?

Margy Burns Knight

 

 

Yoko

Rosemary Wells

 

 

Zebra and Other Stories

Chaim Potok

 

 

The Recess Queen

 

Bullying

 

Annie and the Old One

 

Death

 

Bud, Not Buddy

 

Living in Foster Core

 

Holes

 

Abandonment/ Illiteracy

 

Small Steps

 

Polio

 

Under the Blood Red Sun

 

Prejudice

 

Let's Read About...Rosa Parks

 

Prejudice

 

Let's Read About...Ruby Bridges

 

Diversity/Perseverance

 

Yellow Frisbee

 

 

 

Fly Away Home

Eve Bunting

Homelessness

 

Wednesday Surprise

Eve Bunting

Illiteracy

 

Letter's from Rifka

 

Immigration

 

Watson's Go to Birmingham

 

Civil Rights

 

Pink and Say

 

War

 

Two Homes

 

Divorce

 

Stellaluna

 

Adoption

 

Uncle Willie's Soup Kitchen

 

Poverty

 

Shiloh

 

Alcoholism/Animal Abuse

 

Ms. Katz and Tush

 

Death

 

The Christmas Angel

 

Homeless/Poverty

 

The Butterfly

 

Religious Oppression

 

Because of Winn-Dixie

 

 

 

A New Coat for Anna

Harriet Ziefert and Anita Lobel

War/ Poverty

 

Gandhi

Demi

Peace/Overcoming Oppression

 

Tigress

Helen Cowcher

Value of Life

 

Agatha's Feather Bed: Not Just Another Wild Goose Story

Carmen Agra Deedy

Responsible use of resources

 

Rain Forest

Helen Cowcher

Responsible use of resources

 

Howie Helps Himself

Joan Fassler

Disabilities

 

Be Good to Eddie Lee

 

Ability differences/ Physical disabilities

 

The Great Kapok Tree

Lynne Cherry

Preservation of /RainForests

 

When Marian Sang

Pam Muñoz Ryan

Perseverance

 

A River Ran Wild

Lynne Cherry

Culture

 

For Every Child

Caroline Castle

 

 

Wilford Gordon McDonald Partridge

Mem Fox

Ageism

 

Mrs. Katz & Tush

Patricia Polacco

Ageism

 

 


(From Dr. Kay Emfinger, UAB School of Education)

 

 


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