Books should be representative of the wider community - showing children of all colours, abilities and backgrounds. Our inclusive collection of books include a wide range of children and characters that are inclusive and representative.
These books also teach children about other cultures, families, religions and races from across the globe.
We hope to continually add to and grow this collection. If you have any suggestions of books we should stock, please contact email@example.com
How to be Extra OrdinaryRegular price £6.99 Save Liquid error (product-template line 131): -Infinity%
Want to be EXTRAORDINARY?
This book will inspire you with the real-life stories of extraordinary people, showcasing a total variety of personalities and talents. Whoever you are, and whoever you want to be, read about the extraordinary stories of these 15 people, and decide how YOU can be extraordinary too!
From around the world and throughout history, discover unsung heroes - and some well-known faces - brought to life with astonishing story-telling and illustration.
Meet an artist, scientist, medic, environmentalist, musician, activist, writer, politician, and even a spy . . . above all, discover that there are MANY ways to be extraordinary and to make a real difference in the world.
Featuring the real-life stories of: Aeham Ahmad, David Attenborough, Mo Farah, Keiko Fukuda, Stephen Hawking, Frida Kahlo, Abdul Kalam, Judith Kerr, Wangari Maathai, Nelson Mandela, David Nott, Michelle Obama, Krystyna Skarbek, Alan Turing, Sau Lan Wu
- Imprint: Puffin
- Published: 01/08/2019
- ISBN: 9780241385401
- Length: 32 Pages
- Dimensions: 250mm x 3mm x 250mm
- Weight: 199g
Alastair Humphreys' Great Adventurers (Paper Back)Regular price £9.99 Save Liquid error (product-template line 131): -Infinity%
** WINNER OF THE ORDNANCE SURVEY CHILDREN'S TRAVEL BOOK OF THE YEAR 2019 **
A colourful showcase of daring feats and journeys undertaken by some of the most heroic explorers who ever lived, as hand-picked by Alastair Humphreys (National Geographic Adventurer Of The Year)
It features a wide-spread selection of explorers from young to old, male to female who crossed land, sea and sky in the name of adventure and it may just inspire readers aged 7+ to do the same.
- Author: Humphreys, Alastair
- Publisher: Bonnier Publishing
- Format: Paper Back
- Publication Date: 16/08/2018
- ISBN: 9781787416260
- Pages: 96
- Dimensions: 280x216mm
Tales of Super HeroesRegular price £12.99 Save Liquid error (product-template line 131): -Infinity%
Superheroes have always been around, from legendary gods with mighty powers to human heroes who use a disguises to save the day . . .
Join six iconic mythic and legendary heroes from around the world in this colourful, illustrated collection of Ladybird Tales.
Meet tricksters, fighters, shape-shifters and even people who save the day with just the power of speech:
- Anansi the Spider-Man
- Loki and the Magical Hammer
- Hanuman, Demon Fighter
- Inanna in the Underworld
- Shahrazad the Storyteller
- The Legend of Hua Mulan
Perfect for bedtime, to read aloud or enjoy alone, these gripping tales breathe marvellous life into ancient art of storytelling. Includes a special introduction from award-winning author David Solomons.
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Number of pages: 96
Weight: 553 g
Dimensions: 255 x 185 x 15 mm
All About FriendsRegular price £9.99 Save Liquid error (product-template line 131): -Infinity%
Why do we need friends? How do we make friends? And what makes a good friend?
This beautifully illustrated book explores how wonderful it is to have friends, looking at different types of friendships, and what happens when friends fall out and make up.
Includes helpful notes for grown-ups on talking to children about friendships, dealing with conflicts and imaginary friends.
290 x 240mm
Written by: Felicty Brooks
Illustrator: Mar Ferrero
We Rise, We Resist, We Raise our Voices (Paperback)Regular price £8.99 Save Liquid error (product-template line 131): -Infinity%
Fifty of the foremost diverse children’s authors and illustrators–including Jason Reynolds, Jacqueline Woodson, and Kwame Alexander–share answers to the question, “In this divisive world, what shall we tell our children?” in this beautiful, full-colour keepsake collection, published in partnership with Just Us Books.
What do we tell our children when the world seems bleak, and prejudice and racism run rampant? With 96 lavishly designed pages of original art and prose, fifty diverse creators lend voice to young activists.
Featuring poems, letters, personal essays, art, and other works from such industry leaders as Jacqueline Woodson (Brown Girl Dreaming), Jason Reynolds (All American Boys), Kwame Alexander (The Crossover), Andrea Pippins (I Love My Hair), Sharon Draper (Out of My Mind), Rita Williams-Garcia (One Crazy Summer), Ellen Oh (cofounder of We Need Diverse Books), and artists Ekua Holmes, Rafael Lopez, James Ransome, Javaka Steptoe, and more, this anthology empowers the nation’s youth to listen, learn, and build a better tomorrow.
Author: Hudson, Wade & Cheryl
Publisher: Publishers Group UK
Young, Gifted and BlackRegular price £9.99 Save Liquid error (product-template line 131): -Infinity%
"...to be revisited again and again...The candy-colored pages and straightforward stories are hard to resist..." -The New York Times
Meet 52 icons of colour from the past and present in this celebration of inspirational black achievement. This is a collection of stories about change makers to inspire and empower the next generation.
Jamia Wilson has carefully curated this range of black icons and the book is stylishly brought together by Andrea Pippins' colourful and celebratory illustrations.
Inspired by Nina Simone's song "To Be Young, Gifted, and Black," this beautiful book is a perfect introduction to both historic and present-day heroes.
Meet figureheads, leaders and pioneers such as Martin Luther King Jr., Nelson Mandela and Rosa Parks, as well as cultural trailblazers and athletes like Stevie Wonder, Oprah Winfrey and Serena Williams.
All children deserve to see themselves represented positively in the books they read. Highlighting the talent and contributions of black leaders and changemakers from around the world, readers of all backgrounds will be empowered to discover what they too can achieve. Strong, courageous, talented and diverse, these extraordinary men and women's achievements will inspire a new generation to chase their dream... whatever it may be.
The 52 icons:
Mary Seacole, Matthew Henson, Ava Duvernay, Bessie Coleman, Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Cathy Freeman, George Washington Carver, Malorie Blackman, Harriet Tubman, Mo Farah, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Jesse Owens, Beyonce Knowles, Solange Knowles, Katherine Johnson, Josephine Baker, Kofi Annan, Langston Hughes, Toni Morrison, Brian Lara, Madam C.J. Walker, Yannick Noah, Maurice Ashley, Alexandre Duma, Martin Luther King, Jr., Maya Angelou, Nina Simone, Simone Biles, Stevie Wonder, Esperanza Spalding, Sidney Poitier, Oprah Winfrey, Pele, Nelson Mandela, Louis Armstrong, Rosa Parks, Naomi Campbell, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, Muhammad Ali, Shirley Chisholm, Steve McQueen, Zadie Smith, Usain Bolt, Wangari Maathai, Mae Jemison, W.E.B. Du Bois, Nicola Adams, Serena Williams, Venus Williams, and Misty Copeland.
- Publisher: Wide Eyed Editions
- ISBN: 9781786039835
- Number of pages: 64
- Dimensions: 276 x 235 mm
Amazing Muslims Who Changed The WorldRegular price £16.99 Sale price £12.99 Save 24%
A treasure trove of pirate queens, athletes, warriors, scientists, actors, and mathematicians, as well as courageous ordinary men and women who did extraordinary things.
Do you think you know who first thought of the theory of evolution? Have you ever wondered who created the oldest university in the world? Is Joan of Arc is the only rebel girl who led an army that you've heard of?
If so, then you need this stunningly illustrated treasure trove of iconic and hidden amazing Muslim heroes!
You'll find people you might know, like Malala Yousafzai, Sir Mo Farah and Muhammad Ali, as well as some you might not, such as: Hasan Ibn Al-Haytham, the polymath whose pioneering work on optics predates Newton by hundreds of years; Sultan Razia, first female Muslim ruler of South Asia; and Noor Inayaat Khan, the Indian princess who became a British spy during WWII.
There are so many more amazing Muslim men and women who have changed our world, from pirate queens to athletes, to warriors and mathematicians. Who will your next hero be?
Author: Islam, Burhana
Publisher: Penguin Puffin
Illustrated: Colour illustrations
How to Make a Better WorldRegular price £10.99 Save Liquid error (product-template line 131): -Infinity%
This fun and empowering guide to making the world a better place is packed with inspiring ideas and tips for kids who want to make a difference.
Full of positive encouragement to find things they're passionate about and how to get started on making a big difference through small actions, this brilliant fact book for kids is a treasure trove of information and great advice.
There's a lot that can be changed by just one person, if you know what to do.
If you are a kid with big dreams and a passion for what is right, you just might be a world-changer in the making! Through ideas as small as creating a neighbourhood lending library to as important as public speaking and how to talk about politics, How to Make a Better World is a practical guide to activism for children.
Brightly illustrated inclusive art makes this fact book as visually appealing as its message.
If you want to create a better world that is equally awesome for everyone, this book is for you.
Authored by Kelly Swift, the Managing Editor of First News, an award-winning weekly newspaper for children.
Author: Swift, Keilly
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Publishers
Publication Date: 27/02/2020
Old Enough To Save The PlanetRegular price £12.95 Save Liquid error (product-template line 131): -Infinity%
Meet kids - just like you - taking action against climate change.
Learn about the work they do and discover how the future of our planet starts with the small changes you can make, inspire and provoke.
Foreword by the leaders of the school strike for climate change.
- Age 4-7
- Author: Taylor, Anna & Lirius, Adelina & Kirby, Loll
- Publisher: Abrams & Chronicle Books Ltd
- Format: Hardback
- ISBN: 9781916180529
- Illustrated: Colour illustrations
- Pages: 32
- Dimensions: 280x240mm
All About FamiliesRegular price £9.99 Save Liquid error (product-template line 131): -Infinity%
The beautifully illustrated book from Usborne helps children learn all about families and all the differences that may exist.
What do families look like? Who’s in your family? And how can families change?
With illustrations by Mar Ferrero, this delightful book celebrates family diversity, talks about lone-parent families, adoptive, foster, divorced, remarried, and mixed race families, and lots, lots more, showing little children that families come in all shapes and sizes.
A great way to help children understand and appreciate diversity.
- Age: 3+
- ISBN: 9781474949071
- 32 pages
- 290 x 240mm
- Written by: Felicty Brooks
- Illustrator: Mar Ferrero