The Ultimate List of Diverse Picture Books

(6 customer reviews)


Are you looking for diverse picture books to add to your classroom or home library?

Do you want to add diverse picture books to your collection, but you don’t have time to search for them?

Are you a teacher that wants to use more diverse texts but are unsure how they will fit in with your units or curriculum?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you need this list!

The Ultimate List of Diverse Picture Books contains 261 books that can be used throughout the entire year!

The books are categorized by themes to help you quickly find a book to fit your needs. The books are also labeled as fiction or nonfiction to help you find a book with the appropriate genre. 

Here are just a few of the themes you can find on the list:

  • STEM
  • Traditions & Holidays
  • Grief
  • Animals/Nature/Helping the Environment
  • Family
  • Being Kind & Helping Others
  • Make Believe
  • Gratitude & Mindfulness
  • And More…

Also included are several reading comprehension questions to help get kiddos thinking while they are reading. 



6 reviews for The Ultimate List of Diverse Picture Books

  1. Quinn PC

    I have been following Melissa for some time now on Instagram and LOVE the books she shares. Many of the books she has featured end up on our shelves. When this Ultimate List released, I knew we had to have it. It DID NOT disappoint. It is loaded with good books and broken down in a way that makes it easy for our family to select what we need at the right time. Thanks Melissa!

  2. TAREON FERNANDEZ (verified owner)

    Melissa consistently provides valuable content on her blog and Instagram account, so I knew The Ultimate List of Diverse Picture Books would be a goldmine. I like to give picture books to my nieces and nephews, but it grew increasingly difficult to find engaging, picture books that featured diverse characters. Now that I have The Ultimate List my problem is solved, because this useful resource makes gift-giving a breeze! An added bonus is that Melissa, who is an experienced teacher, has read ALL of the books, so I know that each and every book is a gem. Thank you for this amazing resource, Melissa!

  3. Rebecca Blackburn (verified owner)

    This is such a an amazing resource! I love that it is separated by topic and the Amazon links are included to easily view the books and add them to your cart! This is definitely a huge time saver for educators trying to diversify their classroom library !!

  4. Gwendolyn L

    I really love this resource. It’s what I didn’t know I needed. It made it so easy to find the perfect diverse book for a variety of teaching topics. Collecting and reading book like this was my goal this and this makes it 20xs better.

  5. Sarah Lindsey (verified owner)

    Melissa’s list is so thoughtfully curated and well organized! The Amazon links made it super easy to add books to my cart and teacher wish list. I plan on using these books as read alouds for the upcoming school year, and I just know my students will love them! Thank you for taking the time to put this together, it made my life easier!

  6. Ciarra BJ (verified owner)

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