Children’s Book Guide

The Chicago Public Library creates “Best of the Best” book lists every year for board books, picture books, fiction for younger readers, and more!

The Young, Black & Lit is a nonprofit working to increase access to children’s books that center, reflect, and affirm the experiences of Black children.

Looking for children’s books best for children with ADHD, Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Hearing Loss/Deafness, Intellectual Disorder, Low Vision/Blindness or Speech & Language Impairment?

Books with Black Main Characters
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 Build a Library by Carole Boston Weatherford

Books in Spanish
Cerca by Juan Felipe Herrera
Opuestos by Sandra Boynton

Books with Hispanic Main Characters
Vamom ! Let’s Go to the Market by Raul the Third

Books about Embracing Differences
All Are Welcome by Alexandra Penfold
The Colors of Us by Karen Kotz
We’re Different, We’re the Same by Bobbi Janes Kates

Books about Kindness
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