Representation in children’s books matters. A LOT. Seeing yourself reflected in books encourages a love of reading and learning to see the world from multiple viewpoints increases empathy. Today, I am discussing the highlights of the CLPE’s 2020 Reflecting Realities report as well as showcasing twenty picture books (fiction and non-fiction) that feature Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic main characters.
If you are looking for a beautiful keepsake compendium for someone who loves magic, fantasy and mythology, then look no further. The two books I’m showcasing today are gorgeously illustrated, magical books that you will want to keep forever.
The Spots and the Dots can be read front-to-back (from the point of view of the Spots) or back-to-front (from the point of view of the Dots). Both the Spots and the Dots have grown up fearing each other to be “bad through and through”.
One of my top picks for 2020! If You See a Lion is written by Karl Newson and illustrated by Andrea Stegmaier. Have you seen a lion? It’s hiding somewhere in this book. But you’ll have to take a closer look…
Ella is determined to do well at the school talent show. She tries and tries, but all her attempts to find a talent end in disaster. Or do they? Could Ella’s failed attempts to find a talent undercover the gift that makes her truly extraordinary?