Diverse children’s books


As a new mum I’ve been on the lookout children’s books with diverse representation and messages to read to Sunny.

Most of my faves were presents from special honorary aunties and some I have ordered myself 👶🏼

children's books

A Ride on Mother’s Back by Emery Bernhard, Illustrated by Durga Bernhard (Gifted by my friend Tash at @42acresretreat)

Whoever You Are by Mem Fox, illustrated by Leslie Staub. (Gifted by Sadie and her mums @amyfirthmusic and @allamcharlotte)

Here we Are : Notes for Living on Planet Earth by @oliverjeffers, (Gifted by the lovely @sacredrebelion)

The Arabian Nights written by my friend @wafatarn Wafa’ Tarnowska illustrated by Carole Henaff.

Everywhere Babies by Susan Meyers illustrated by Maria Frazee (Sunny’s current fave, thick pages good for teething 🦷)

How Stars Came To Be by Poonam Mistry @poonammistryart (stunning art)

You Belong gifted by @rachelplatten illustrated by Marcin Piwowrski

Hello, Mr Whale by Sam Boughton @samboughton (Gifted by Katie Smith)

Two more I’ve preordered from overseas but haven’t arrived yet are:

Zara’s Big Messy Day @zarasbigmessybooks by @bexlife

And Our Home Our Heartbeat by @senatorbriggs (illustrated by @sar.ra_ and @kateemoon) 💛

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