Storytime Picture Books by Black Authors
Boy of Mine - Jabari Asim; illustrated by LeUyen Pham
An adorable little boy plays among the stars before his mommy tucks him in and wishes him sweet dreams.
Chocolate Me! - Taye Diggs ; illustrated by Shane W. Evans
Relates the experiences of a dark-skinned, curly-haired child who wishes he could look more like the lighter-skinned children in his community until his mother helps him realize how wonderful he is inside and out.
PICTURE BOOK Diggs, T.
Girl of Mine - Jabari Asim; illustrated by LeUyen Pham
A bedtime story about a dazzling little girl enjoying playtime in the moon's soft glow.
Brief text and illustrations trace the journey of a colorful train as it goes through tunnels, by cities, and over trestles.
Homemade Love - Bell Hooks; with pictures by Shane W. Evans
A girl who is Girlpie to her mama and Honey Bun Chocolate Dewdrop to her daddy savors the warmth and love of her family.
I Got the Rhythm - Connie Schofield-Morrison; illustrated by Frank Morrison
On a trip to the park with her mother, a young girl hears a rhythm coming from the world around her and begins to move to the beat, finally beginning an impromptu dance in which other childen join her.
Imani’s Moon - JaNay Brown-Wood ; illustrated by Hazel Mitchell
Little Imani of the Maasai people longs to do something great, like touching the moon, but the other children just laugh at her.
PICTURE BOOK Brown-Wood, J.
Jazz Baby - Carole Boston Weatherford; illustrated by Laura Freeman
A group of children move and play, hum and sleep to a jazz beat.
Presents an illustrated collection of twenty-four counting rhymes, from "Baa, baa black sheep" to "Wash the dishes, wipe the dishes."
Relates a child's activities in the heat of a summer day punctuated by a thunderstorm.
Please, Baby, Please - Spike Lee and Tonya Lewis Lee; illustrated by Kadir Nelson
A toddler's antics keep his mother busy as she tries to feed him, watch him on the playground, give him a bath, and put him to bed.
So Much - Trish Cooke; illustrated by Helen Oxenbury
Relatives arriving in succession give in to their desire to squeeze and kiss and play with the baby.
Takes readers (and listeners) on a rollicking, clanging, clapping tour through the many sounds that fill a neighborhood
Takes a loving look at knees from the vantage point of a mother's lap.
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