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Black and Asian Characters: Books for Babies and Toddlers -

Related categories: Childrens & Teenage Books / Black, Asian & Other Diasporas /
Related booklists: Baby and Toddlers' Books, Black and Asian Characters: Children's Picture Story Books,

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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 22 books in this booklist

  • Cover image of book Pink Is for Boys (Board book) by Robb Pearlman
    Pink Is for Boys (Board book) - by Robb Pearlman

    £6.99   hardback   (2021) - ISBN 13: 9780762475520 | ISBN 10: 0762475528

    Pink is for boys... and girls... and everyone!   This timely and beautiful board book rethinks and reframes the stereotypical blue/pink gender binary and empowers kids-and their grown-ups-to express themselves in every color of the rainbow.  F ... more

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  • Cover image of book Glow (Board book) by Ruth Forman
    Glow (Board book) - by Ruth Forman

    £5.99   hardback   (2021) - ISBN 13: 9781534446335 | ISBN 10: 1534446338

    A joyfully poetic board book that delivers an ode to the beautiful light of African American boys.   This simple, playful, and elegant board book stars a young boy who joyfully celebrates his dark skin with a bright moon at the end of a perf ... more

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  • Cover image of book Baby Young, Gifted, and Black (Board Book) by Jamia Wilson and Andrea Pippins
    Baby Young, Gifted, and Black (Board Book) - by Jamia Wilson and Andrea Pippins

    £7.99   hardback   (2021) - ISBN 13: 9780711261419 | ISBN 10: 0711261415

    "There are so many things I am and can be... There's a whole world waiting for me."   Introduce your baby to Black excellence with this lyrical board-book edition of Young, Gifted and Black. Includes a mirror at the back so young dreamers can s ... more

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  • Cover image of book Happy Hair (Board Book) by Mechal Renee Roe
    Happy Hair (Board Book) - by Mechal Renee Roe

    £5.99   hardback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9780593173336 | ISBN 10: 0593173333

    Mechal Renee Roe, illustrator of Vice President-elect Kamala Harris’s Super Heroes Are Everywhere, creates a joyful, positive, read-together book celebrating girls with natural black hair that will have kids everywhere chanting: “I love being me! ... more

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  • Cover image of book Mummy, What
    Mummy, What's in Your Tummy? (Board Book) - by Bernardita Romero

    £6.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781782859765 | ISBN 10: 1782859764

    What's that growing in Mummy's tummy? Could it be a rabbit or a crocodile?   With lyrical text, gentle humor, and a sweet representation of the mother-child relationship, this imaginative story is the perfect way to help older siblings prepare ... more

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  • Cover image of book My Hair (Board book) by Danielle Murrell Cox
    My Hair (Board book) - by Danielle Murrell Cox

    £6.99   hardback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9780062897657 | ISBN 10: 0062897659

    A fresh and fun celebration of natural hair for babies and toddlers! My Hair is the perfect introduction to an array of beautiful hairstyles for tiny naturalistas-in-training!   Known for her popular Black Queens and Black Kings coloring books for ... more

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  • Cover image of book Antiracist Baby (Board Book) by Ibram X. Kendi, illustrated by Ashley Lukashevsky
    Antiracist Baby (Board Book) - by Ibram X. Kendi, illustrated by Ashley Lukashevsky

    £6.99   hardback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9780593110416 | ISBN 10: 0593110412

    From the National Book Award-winning author of Stamped from the Beginning and How to Be an Antiracist comes a fresh new board book that empowers parents and children to uproot racism in our society and in ourselves.   Take your first steps with An ... more

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  • Cover image of book Hey Black Child (Board book) by Useni Eugene Perkins, illustrated by Bryan Collier
    Hey Black Child (Board book) - by Useni Eugene Perkins, illustrated by Bryan Collier

    £5.99   hardback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9780316360296 | ISBN 10: 0316360295

    Six-time Coretta Scott King Award winner and four-time Caldecott Honor recipient Bryan Collier brings this classic, inspirational poem to life, written by poet Useni Eugene Perkins.  Hey black child, Do you know who you are? Who really are ... more

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  • Cover image of book Once Upon a World: Snow White (Board Book) by Misa Saburi
    Once Upon a World: Snow White (Board Book) - by Misa Saburi

    £5.99   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781481471855 | ISBN 10: 1481471856

    The classic story of Snow White gets a fresh twist in this vibrant Japanese spin on the beloved fairy tale!  Once upon a time, there was a princess called Snow White. She lived in a magnificent castle with her stepmother, a beautiful but wicked ... more

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  • Cover image of book Rosa Loves Dinosaurs (Board Book) by Jessica Spanyol
    Rosa Loves Dinosaurs (Board Book) - by Jessica Spanyol

    £4.99   hardback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781786281241 | ISBN 10: 1786281244

    Let’s find out which toys Rosa and her friends are playing with today! An important series that celebrates inclusivity, promotes gender equality and embraces the uniqueness of every child. ... more

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  • Cover image of book Baby Loves Coding! by Ruth Spiro, illustrated by Irene Chan
    Baby Loves Coding! - by Ruth Spiro, illustrated by Irene Chan

    £6.99   hardback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781580898843 | ISBN 10: 158089884x

    Big, brainy science for the littlest listeners.   Accurate enough to satisfy an expert, yet simple enough for baby, this clever board book showcases the use of logic, sequence, and patterns to solve problems. Can Baby think like a coder to fix ... more

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  • Cover image of book Feminist Baby Finds Her Voice! (Board Book) by Loryn Brantz
    Feminist Baby Finds Her Voice! (Board Book) - by Loryn Brantz

    £10.99   hardback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781368022798 | ISBN 10: 1368022790

    Feminist Baby is learning to talk She says what she thinks and it totally rocks! Feminist Babies stand up tall “Equal rights and toys for all!”   Feminist Baby is back for more adventures - with new friends in tow! - in this refreshing, ... more

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  • Cover image of book Once Upon a World: Rapunzel (Board Book) by Chloe Perkins, illustrated by Archana Sreenivasan
    Once Upon a World: Rapunzel (Board Book) - by Chloe Perkins, illustrated by Archana Sreenivasan

    £8.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781481490726 | ISBN 10: 1481490729

    The classic tale of Rapunzel gets a fresh twist in this third book of a brand-new board book series, Once Upon a World.   With India as the backdrop, and vibrant artwork from illustrator Archana Sreenivasan, Rapunzel is still the same girl who le ... more

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  • Cover image of book Let
    Let's Go to Playgroup - by Pamela Venus

    £5.99   hardback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781911402046 | ISBN 10: 1911402048

    An early concept book that celebrates diversity. Rennai goes to playgroup and has fun painting, singing, playing with her friends...  A board book for early years with beautiful illustrations by Pamela Venus. ... more

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  • Cover image of book Let
    Let's Feed the Ducks - by Pamela Venus

    £5.99   hardback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781911402022 | ISBN 10: 1911402021

    An early concept book celebrating diversity. Max and his dad go up the hill, past the playground, around the corner... to feed the ducks.  A board book for early years with sumptuous illustrations by Pamela Venus. ... more

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  • Cover image of book Baby Loves Aerospace Engineering! by Ruth Spiro, illustrated by Irene Chan
    Baby Loves Aerospace Engineering! - by Ruth Spiro, illustrated by Irene Chan

    £8.50   hardback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781580895415 | ISBN 10: 1580895417

    Accurate enough to satisfy an expert, yet simple enough for baby, this book explores the basics of flight – from birds, to planes and rockets – and ties it all to baby’s world.  Beautiful, visually stimulating illustrations complement age- ... more

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  • Cover image of book Global Baby Bedtimes by Maya Ajmera
    Global Baby Bedtimes - by Maya Ajmera

    £5.99   hardback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781580897082 | ISBN 10: 1580897088

    Shhhhhhhh... the babies are sleeping. Babies all around the world cuddle, snuggle, and drift off to sleep.   From Panama to Peru, Argentina to Vietnam, and many stops in between, babies everywhere have their own bedtimes. The locations may be dif ... more

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  • Cover image of book I Know a Lot! by Stephen Krensky and Sara Gillingham
    I Know a Lot! - by Stephen Krensky and Sara Gillingham

    £4.99   hardback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781419709388 | ISBN 10: 1419709380

    This third book in Stephen Krensky and Sara Gillingham's empowerment series celebrates the feats of growing out of toddlerhood with increased knowledge.  Whether comparing heavy rocks to lighter flowers, or noting that the sunlight delineates th ... more

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  • Cover image of book Lulu Loves Stories by Anna McQuinn and Rosalind Beardshaw
    Lulu Loves Stories - by Anna McQuinn and Rosalind Beardshaw

    £4.99   hardback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781907825002 | ISBN 10: 1907825002

    Lulu and her daddy love to go to the library together. Each night Lulu reads a story and then next day she acts it out. She becomes... a fairy princess, a pilot, a farmer, a mummy and a tiger! What will Lulu be next? ... more

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  • Cover image of book Global Babies by Global Fund for Children
    Global Babies - by Global Fund for Children

    £5.99   hardback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781580891745 | ISBN 10: 1580891748

    Appealing photos of babies from seventeen cultures around the globe are woven together by simple narration. Global Babies presents children in cultural context.  Diverse settings highlight specific differences in clothing, daily life, and tradi ... more

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  • Cover image of book Shades of Black: A Celebration of Our Children by Sandra L Pinkney, with photographs by Myles C Pinkney
    Shades of Black: A Celebration of Our Children - by Sandra L Pinkney, with photographs by Myles C Pinkney

    £7.99   hardback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780439802512 | ISBN 10: 0439802512

    Using poetic language and stunning photographs, the Pinkneys create a remarkable affirmation of the beauty and diversity of African-American children in this board book edition of their bestselling picture book.  Full color. ... more

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  • Cover image of book I Love My Hair! by Natasha Anastasia Tarpley, illustrated by E. B. Lewis
    I Love My Hair! - by Natasha Anastasia Tarpley, illustrated by E. B. Lewis

    £5.99   hardback   (2004) - ISBN 13: 9780316525589 | ISBN 10: 0316525588

    First published in hardcover in 1998, and then in paperback in 2001, I Love My Hair! has sold remarkably well, and proved that there was indeed a demand for African-American children's books. Now in board book to reach an even younger audience! Now b ... more

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