chicago public library's "best of the best"

Picture Books & Books for Younger Readers

Books for Older Readers

diverse book titles

Dream Big, Little One by Vashti Harrison
Hair Love by Matthew A. Cherry
I Am Enough by Grace Byers
Leo Gets a Checkup by Anna McQuinn
The Man Who Built a Library by Carole Boston Weatherford

Cerca by Juan Felipe Herrera
Opuestos by Sandra Boynton

ABCs of Kindness by Samantha Berger
Be Kind by Pat Zietlow Miller
Bear Says Thank You by Michael Dahl
Should I Share My Ice Cream by Mo Willems

local business shoutout!

Young, Black & Lit is a Chicago-based non-profit working to increase access to children’s books that center, reflect, and affirm the experiences of Black children. The organization partners with schools in Cook County to distribute books to children in kindergarten through third grade with free books. They also run an online bookshop that is stocked with excellent titles!

diverse ability books