Auckland Libraries: Top multicultural picture books

Top multicultural picture books

Ngā Tino pukapuka ā-iwi takitini pikitia

Read about the many cultures of the world in these beautiful picture books.

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Mirror

Jeannie Baker

Picture book

The image, juxtaposition, and contrast combine in this powerful wordless picture book showing that, although our external worlds and cultures may be different, we are have far more in common.

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Mere McKaskill's boil-up

Tracy Duncan

Picture book

New Zealand’s diverse community is highlighted in this warm and comforting story of friendship and community – and food!

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Whoever you are

Mem Fox

Picture book

We may live in different parts of the world, and have experiences, but we are all the same underneath it all. A lovely, warm story.

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Child of Aotearoa

Melanie Drewery

Picture book

A beautifully atmospheric exploration through New Zealand’s cultural identity, as expressed through the worlds of our children.

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Everywhere babies

Susan Meyers

Picture book

Babies around the world are all the same. They sleep, play, make noise, and are loved.

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We all sing with the same voice

J. Philip. Miller

Picture book

From its inception, Sesame Street has shown that children are the same – and all need to be heard. This title helps demonstrate their commitment to those ideas.

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Little treasures

Jacqueline K. Ogburn

Picture book

This is a treat and gives me warm-fuzzies. Children are treasures and often referred to as such, everywhere around the world.

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Watercress Tuna and the children of Champion Street

Patricia Grace

Picture book

The power of music and dance to unite us, is joyfully expressed in this classic New Zealand tale, set in Cannons Creek in Porirua (home of the late, great, Jerry Collins, All Black).

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At the same moment, around the world

Clotilde Perrin

Picture book

Hour by hour, according to the clock, but at the same moment, children around the world are living and enjoying life. A wonderful introduction to the sale of the Earth, time zones, and history.

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I am the world

Charles R. Smith

Book

Words and photos celebrate cultural differences and yet avoids falling into the pitfall of stereotyping. A powerful, yet approachable, book.

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Book list by:

Annie

LibrarianHelensville Library