by Fausto Gilberti (2020) Yayoi Kusama creates mirrored rooms and fills them with glittering balls and lights, until there is an infinity of dots - just like in her paintings. Fausto Gilberti brings movement, life, and whimsy to the true life story of one of the most important contemporary Japanese artists of our time.
by Amy Novesky , Isabelle Arsenault (2016) Louise Bourgeois (1911–2010) was a world-renowned modern artist noted for her sculptures made of wood, steel, stone, and cast rubber. This book stunningly captures the relationship between mother and daughter and illuminates how memories are woven into us all.
by Keith Negley (2019) Inspired by the true story of Mary Edwards Walker, a trailblazing doctor who bucked the gender expectations of her time, this is a fresh, charming picture book about a young girl who decides to wear what she wants: pants!
by Liz Garton Scanlon, Lee White (2018) Award-winning author Liz Garton Scanlon presents a young, rhythmic read-aloud about a girl who solves a windy problem with an environmentally sound solution: planting trees.
by Lesley Barnes (2016) ‘And they all lived happily ever after.’ At least, that’s what Jill’s story book tries telling her. But Jill can’t help noticing that at the end of the story, one character looks far from happy.
by Jillian Tamaki (2018) Caldecott and Printz Honor-winning illustrator Jillian Tamaki brings us a poetic exploration of colour and nature from a young child’s point of view. They Say Blue follows a young girl as she contemplates colours in the known and the unknown, in the immediate world and the world beyond what she can see.
by Vashti Harrison (2017) Featuring forty trailblazing black women in American history, Little Leaders educates and inspires as it relates true stories of breaking boundaries and achieving beyond expectations.
by Malala Yousafzai, Kerascoët (Illustrator) (2017) This beautifully illustrated volume tells Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai's story for a younger audience and shows them the worldview that allowed Malala to hold on to hope even in the most difficult of times.
by Sally Deng (2018) Follow the adventures of these young female pioneers as they battle not only enemies in the skies but sexism and inequality in their own teams. Risking their lives countless times in feats of incredible bravery, the female air pilots--WASPS--of the Second World War are honored in this beautiful story.
by Bethan Woollvin (2017) From creator of Little Red, a New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book 2016, comes another witty twist on a favourite fairy tale. This bold and funny story removes the handsome prince altogether, making Rapunzel the mistress of her own destiny.
by Ashley Spires (2014) Award-winning author and illustrator Ashley Spires has created a charming picture book about an unnamed girl with a wonderful idea. She is going to make the most MAGNIFICENT thing! She knows just how it will look. She knows just how it will work. All she has to do is make it, and she makes things all the time.
by Sara Pennypacker, Yoko Tanaka (2009) Ming-Li wants to be a farmer, but no one takes such a small girl seriously. When everyone in her village sets out to drive the sparrows from the land, blaming them for eating too much seed, she decides to take a stand to save some birds. In the end, she proves she has the spirit and wisdom to be a true farmer.
by Andrea Beaty, David Roberts (2016) Scientist Ada has a boundless imagination and has always been hopelessly curious. Not afraid of failure, she embarks on a fact-finding mission and conducts scientific experiments, all in the name of discovery.
by Adam Hancher (2018) Children of all ages will be captivated by one brave girl's adventures come to life as she relates the challenges, excitement, and dangers of the American frontier.
by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, Paris Rosenthal, Holly Hatam (2017) Through Amy and Paris’s charming text and Holly Hatam’s stunning illustrations, any girl reading this book will feel that she's great just the way she is—whether she enjoys jumping in a muddy puddle, has a face full of freckles, or dances on table tops.
by Katie Harnett (2019) In this charming tale, a solitary raincloud finds a way to make a sad little girl happy again, by using the very thing that most people dislike about him—rain!
by Patricia Hruby Powell, Christian Robinson (Illustrator) (2014) Patricia Hruby Powell and Christian Robinson create an extraordinary portrait for young people of the passionate performer and civil rights advocate Josephine Baker, the woman who worked her way from the slums of St. Louis to the grandest stages in the world.
by Andrea Beaty, David Roberts (2013) Rosie Revere dreamed of becoming a great engineer. Where some people see rubbish, Rosie sees inspiration. The beloved New York Times bestselling picture book about pursuing one’s passion with persistence and learning to celebrate each failure on the road to achieving one’s dreams.
by Jess Keating, Marta Álvarez Miguéns (Illustrator) (2017) At 9 years old, Eugenie Clark developed an unexpected passion for sharks after a visit to the Battery Park Aquarium in New York City. Despite many obstacles in her path, Eugenie was able to study the creatures she loved so much.
by Aaron Becker (2017) An ordinary child steps through a portal into a luminous and magical landscape, beginning her quest toward an uncertain destiny. The three connected, wordless tales showcase the exquisite imagination and artistry of Aaron Becker, whose auspicious debut, Journey, was awarded a Caldecott Honor.
by Isabel Sánchez Vegara, Asun Amar (Illustrator) (2019) Part of the critically acclaimed Little People, BIG DREAMS series, Zaha Hadid tells the inspiring true story of the visionary Iraqi-British architect.
by Lisbeth Kaiser, Marta Antelo (Illustrations) (2017) In the Little People, Big Dreams series, discover the lives of outstanding people, from designers and artists, to scientists. Rosa Parks grew up during segregation in Alabama, but she was taught to respect herself and stand up for her rights.
by Jeanne Walker Harvey, Dow Phumiruk (Illustrator) (2017) From her first experiments with light and lines to the height of her success nationwide, this is the story of an inspiring American artist: the visionary artist-architect who designed the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
by Jeanette Winter (2011) Acclaimed picture book biographer Jeanette Winter has found her perfect subject: Jane Goodall, the great observer of chimpanzees. Young animal lovers and Winter's many fans will welcome this fascinating and moving portrait of an extraordinary person and the animals to whom she has dedicated her life.
by Juana Martinez-Neal (2018) Alma Sofia Esperanza José Pura Candela has way too many names: six! In her author-illustrator debut, Juana Martinez-Neal opens a treasure box of discovery for children who may be curious about their own origin stories or names.
by Laura Godwin, Julian Hector (2019) Young readers will delight in this step-by-step journey as a construction worker goes about her day on the job. With compelling details, vibrant color, and a driving rhythm, This is the Construction Worker builds up excitement as the high rise project in the illustrations grows taller and taller.
by Barbara Cooney (1982) Barbara Cooney's story of Alice Rumphius, who longed to travel the world, live in a house by the sea, and do something to make the world more beautiful, has a timeless quality that resonates with each new generation. Miss Rumphius received the American Book Award in the year of publication.