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Children’s Books « Irene’s Daughters

OK, I’m responding to the request for Children’s Books via trackback because I don’t know how this table will post in a comment. If any of my blog reader’s have some book recommendations, please share them here & over at at Irene’s Daughters.

It’s pretty old, but we started one of these in a very small yahoo group I was in seven years ago. We have more books now, but this list has more of the details about the books than the list I’ll handwrite while going through my bookcases 🙂 Also, Amy Hodgepodge is a must have!

Bill Marten Jr. & John Archambault Chicka Chicka Boom Boom ABC’s book, audio, VHS. audio tape features ray charles. silly song sang by several persons, makes the ABC’s too cool!
Cheryl Willis Hudson & Bernette G. Ford Bright Eyes, Brown Skin race beautiful and simple story featuring and celebrating the unique beauty of children with African heritage. a MUST HAVE for anyone with ethnic children.
Chief Jake Swamp Giving Thanks – A Native American Good Morning Message faith Mohawks traditionally begin the day by giving thanks to mother earth, known as the thanksgiving address.
Debra Frasier On The Day You Were Born Birth Great book that talks about many species and the wonders of our planet and the child’s place in that circle
Jane Kurtz Faraway Home Travel Desta’s father must visit his dying mother in Ethiopia – what if he never comes back?
L.T. Sparrow All My Relations, A Prayer faith/race An incredibly powerful poem embracing and honoring all forms of life and faith
Mem Fox Time For Bed bedtime cute little story featuring animals as mamas prepare their babies for bed. can be a great resource for teaching some of the proper names for animal babies
Mem Fox Sleepy Bears bedtime as this bear family settles in for hibernation, Mama bear gives each child a special ‘dram wish’. I especially like this book because the children’s names seem multi-ethnic, and it is not filled with sexual stereotypes of what boys and girls dream about.
Molly Bang When Sophie Gets Angry – Really Really Angry… Growing Up character goes through a tantrum… can be used to help a young child or toddler identify anger and what it feels like, and how to respond to those feelings.
Phil Mendez The Black Snowman race the story of a young boy finding pride in his heritage
Sylvia Long Hush Little Baby bedtime/song mama offers baby comfort in the Earth and immaterial things, vs promising to buy baby things… 4 stars!
  1. November 6, 2009 at 11:37 AM

    This is great! We’ll be adding some of these to the list, for sure! Thanks for the trackback. Molly Bang is at our house now in Ten Nine Eight.

    • November 6, 2009 at 1:19 PM

      Shoot… Molly Bang got read to my youngest (now 6) so much she fell apart years ago. Glad she peiced herself back together & made it to yours 😉

  2. Becky
    November 10, 2009 at 5:54 AM

    “Snowy Day” is also a great book featuring a little black boy, without any “reason” for him to be black, he just is. I like to find books like that. It was a favorite of Cole’s and is just a sweet, sweet book.

    And if you are looking for ways to talk about slavery & the underground railroad, I recommend “Almost to Freedom” which is told from the perspective of a little girl’s rag doll. It is fantastic, but pulls no punches.

  3. November 10, 2009 at 10:29 AM

    Becky :

    “Snowy Day” is also a great book featuring a little black boy, without any “reason” for him to be black, he just is. I like to find books like that. It was a favorite of Cole’s and is just a sweet, sweet book.

    I love books like that too… where kids are just being kids doing kid things. I need to get around to getting the rest of my book list together… *sigh* meant to do that this weekend.

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