So with the holidays around the corner, you might have small kids in your family to buy gifts for, right? And I know they’re probably asking for Trolls and Shopkins (what are the point of those) and Hot Wheels tracks, which is fine and good and all. But books are awesome and amazing, so I have some recommendations for some picture books that will diversify your shelves. I personally own all of these and have read them to my kids. Lots of thumbs up all around!
THUNDER BOY JR by Sherman Alexie
Illustrations are gorgeous and it’s a cute story about loving your family but also wanting to stand out.
HOW TO FIND A FOX by Nilah Magruder
This might be my personal favorite. Illustrations aren’t cluttered or too much and the message of not giving up is really clear.
DONOVAN’S BIG DAY by Leslea Newman
Super sweet story about a little boy who is getting ready to be the ring bearer as his two moms get married.
LITTLE RED AND THE VERY HUNGRY LION by Alex T. Smith
This book is so much fun! A retelling of Little Red Riding Hood with a smart Little Red who outwits the lion. I love this book.
WORM LOVES WORM by J.J. Austrian
Cute book about love spanning all genders with sweet ending.
I’M A GIRL by Yasmeen Ismail
Fun story that my kids love because I yell when I read it (you’ll see if you buy it) about kids not being restricted by stereotypes.