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Black History Month: 10 Picture Books for Preschoolers and Kindergartners

These titles are filled with eye-grabbing illustrations, perfect for beginning readers.
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Amazing Grace
by Mary Hoffman Illustrated by Caroline Binch

Grace loves stories, whether they're from books, movies, or the kind her grandmother tells. When her school decides to perform Peter Pan, Grace longs to play the lead, but her classmates point out that Peter was a boy. Besides, he wasn't black.

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Boundless Grace
by Mary Hoffman Illustrated by Caroline Binch

In a vividly illustrated sequel to Amazing Grace, an irrepressible little girl goes to Africa to meet her father's new family. As enthusiastic and excited as she is in her new country, her loyalties are divided between her two families and she must find a way to belong to both.

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Peter's Chair
by Ezra Jack Keats Illustrated by Ezra Jack Keats

Peter is well aware that there is a new baby in the house. His mother shushes him when he makes his tower of blocks fall. And he's also well aware that the new baby's a girl. For everything that used to be Peter's has been painted pink!

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Coming on Home Soon
by Jacqueline Woodson Illustrated by E. B. Lewis
Ada Ruth's mama must go away to Chicago to work, leaving Ada Ruth and Grandma behind. It's war time, and women are needed to fill the men's jobs. As winter sets in, Ada Ruth and her grandma keep up their daily routine, missing Mama all the time.
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Just for You!: The Girls in the Circle
by Nikki Giovanni Illustrated by Cathy Ann Johnson
A great poet and lively art combine to tell this playful story of three little girls who love to play dress-up — and basketball, too!
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Hanging Out with Mom
by Sonia W. Black Illustrated by George Ford

A young boy and his working mother share an evening in the park: chasing kite tails, feeding ducks, and climbing the jungle gym.

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How Many Stars in the Sky?
by Lenny Hort Illustrated by James Ransome

Mama's away one night, and when her son can't sleep, he tries to relax by counting stars, but the more of them he sees, the more determined he is to count every single one. He finds that Daddy can't sleep either. Together, the two of them set off on an unforgettable all-night journey of discovery.

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Just for You!: Hurry Up!
by Bernette Ford Illustrated by Jennifer Kindert

An engaging story of a boy's day! Reading Level I (grades K-1). Includes tips for reading with a parent, plus after-reading activities!

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Lola at the Library
Series: Lola
by Anna McQuinn Illustrated by Rosalind Beardshaw

Lola has a big smile on her face. Why? Because it's Tuesday — and on Tuesdays, Lola and her mommy go to the library. Join Lola in this cozy celebration of books and the people who love them.

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Cherries and Cherry Pits
by Vera B. Williams
Bidemmi, a girl who loves to draw, makes up all kinds of imaginative stories about the fascinating people she creates in her artwork. Each story has something to do with cherries.

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