CELEBRATING DIVERSITY BOOKS

Topic Books about Celebrating Diversity for Children in EYFS, KS1 & KS2

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Hello World: A Celebrations of Language and Curiosities

by Harry Styles

With pronunciation guides to saying hello in over 150 languages, facts about population size and delightful illustrations, this lift-the-flap book will make little eyes open in wonder at the richness and diversity of humankind.

All Are Welcome

by Alexandra Penfold

Follow a group of children through a day in their school, where everyone is welcome. A school where children in patkas, hijabs, baseball caps and yarmulkes play side by side. A school where students grow and learn from each other's traditions. 

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This Is How We Do It 

by Matt Lamonthe

Follow one day in the real lives of seven kids from around the world - Italy, Japan, Iran, India, Peru, Uganda, and Russia! Inspired by his own travels, Matt Lamonthe transports readers across the globe and back with this luminous and thoughtful picture book.

Children Around the World

by Donata Montari

Exploring the themes of commonality and diversity, this informational picture book introduces young readers to 12 children from around the world. Speaking in the first person, the children briefly describe such things as the language, food, clothing, schooling and daily life of their region.

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A Ticket Around the World

by Natalia Diaz 

Join a young boy as he hops around the globe, visiting children in 13 different countries spanning all 6 populated continents. He introduces us to each friend's environment and customs, and shares interesting facts about each country's culture, language, food, geography, wildlife, landmarks & more.

Not Like the Others: A Hidden Picture Book about Diversity

by Jana Broecker

This hidden picture book about diversity promotes acceptance, understanding, and kindness for all by showcasing that each of us, irrespective of our own unique qualities, is an essential part of a bigger picture.

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The Same but Different Too

by Karl Newson

These children and animals are all very different to each other. Some are big, some are small. Some are gentle, some are rough. Everyone is playful, but who's the best at hiding? The perfect picture book for little ones who are just beginning to make sense of their place in the world.

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The Smeds and the Smoos

by Julia Donaldson

The Smeds (who are red) never mix with the Smoos (who are blue). So when a young Smed and Smoo fall in love, their families strongly disapprove. But peace is restored and love conquers all in this happiest of love stories. 

Pink is for Boys 

by Eda Kaban 

This timely and beautiful picture book rethinks and reframes the stereotypical blue/pink gender binary. Pink Is for Boys invites and encourages girls and boys to enjoy what they love to do, whether it's racing cars and playing baseball, or loving unicorns and dressing up.

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My World, Your World 

by Melanie Walsh 

Pierre says 'bonjour'. George says 'hello'. But . . . they both say 'achoo!' when they sneeze. The world is full of all sorts of people, speaking different languages and living different kinds of lives, but deep down people are basically the same wherever they live.

Same, Same but Different

by Jenny Kostecki-Shaw

Elliot lives in America, Kailash lives in India. By exchanging letters, they learn that they both love to climb trees, have pets and go to school. Through an inviting point-of-view and bold illustrations, this story shows how two boys living oceans apart can be the best of friends.

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Welcome to Our World

by Moira Butterfield

In this beautifully illustrated book, young children can learn about what people in other countries eat, wear and play, how they speak and celebrate. There are so many differences, but uniting each one of them is a love of family, friends, food and fun. 

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What Do You Celebrate?

by Whitney Stewart

In this book, kids will get to experience 14 different countries through the incredible celebrations that each has to offer. Rooted in historical significance and traditions that have been passed down from generation to generation, it s no wonder that holidays are such an important aspect of culture.

Boogie Bear by David Walliams

Up at the North Pole, a big furry polar bear is swimming, fishing and eating. But when she nods off and finds herself far from home, she thinks things can’t get any worse.But they can…much worse! An outrageously funny picture book with an incredibly heartwarming message about celebrating difference – in all its forms.

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Mixed by Arree Chung

The Blues, Reds and Yellows lived in harmony. Reds were the loudest, Yellows the brightest and Blues were the coolest. However when one of the colours proclaims they are the best, discord breaks out and eventually the colours decide to live in different parts of the city. Mixed is a sweet tale of difference and acceptance. 

Amazing by Steve Antony

A little boy and his pet dragon are the very best of friends. They laugh, they sing, they dance, they snooze. They are both amazing - just like everyone else! A celebration of friendship and being yourself with a positive message about celebrating diversity. The ideal platform to start conversations about the importance of acceptance.

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