Children - Educational

Yumi's Extraordinary Collection

By Elsa Takaoka

Yumi’s Extraordinary Collection by Elsa Takaoka revolves around the Ozaki family where Grandpa Ozaki collected whirligigs and Grandma Ozaki collected and made intricate origami. They had a huge collection of children too; eleven boys and one girl. The Ozaki children collected everything from sticks to...

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You Are Wonderfully and Beautifully Made

By Lola Brooks

You are Wonderfully and Beautifully Made by Lola Brooks is an adorable story about how a daughter questions her mother why her hair is brown and not red like her mother’s, and why her eyes were brown and not green like her mother’s. The mother...

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Yetunde

The Life and Times of a Yoruba girl in London
By Segilola Salami

Yetunde: The Life and Times of a Yoruba girl in London by Segilola Salami is a West African folktale that highlights the love shared between a mother and daughter. Yetunde does not speak English very well - she is more familiar with Yoruba - and...

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You're a Bullied CrocaGator

By Kenny Rager

You're a Bullied CrocaGator by Kenny Rager revolves around the theme of bullying and addresses the issues of complex childhood and family issues. Twins CrocaSonny and GatorSissy are starting school and they are excited. Having a crocodile as a father and an alligator as a...

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You're White 'Cause You Don't Look Like Me

By Shanti Prem

In You're White 'Cause You Don't Look Like Me by Shanti Prem, Kenya has an important lesson to learn. But so does her sister, Sissy. Kenya has accused Sissy of being white and different. You see, Kenya’s skin is very dark and her sister’s skin...

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You Have To Be Smart If You're Going To Be Tall

By Jessica Tilley

In You Have To Be Smart If You're Going To Be Tall by Jessica Tilley, Ericka is a young girl who happens to be the tallest girl in her class. Because of this, her classmates tease her and make comments about what the weather is...

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You're a CrocaGator

By Kenny Rager

You’re a CrocaGator by Kenny Rager is one of the most delightful, socially relevant, and timely children’s tales imaginable. On its pages (beautifully illustrated by Patti Brassard Jefferson), Rager tackles the hot-button issue of the mixed family with humor, charm, and no small amount of...

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Yell and Shout, Cry and Pout

A Kid's Guide to Feelings
By Peggy Kruger Tietz

Yell and Shout, Cry and Pout: A Kid’s Guide to Feelings by Peggy Kruger Tietz, Ph.D. is invaluable educational reading. As the title suggests, the book discusses eight of our emotions in a friendly and easy way: anger, fear, shame, sadness, happiness, love, disgust, and...

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Young Voices of the Nile

By Jacinthe McCurdy

"Young people should always be committed to what their dreams are and to be good listeners so that they become good young people in the future." These are profound words of advice from a young Ugandan child of about twelve years of age. In so...

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Yummy Stories

Six Stories to Stimulate Your Mind and Appetite
By Lil L. Alexander

Yummy Stories: Six Stories to Stimulate Your Mind and Appetite is a children's book written by Lil L. Alexander and illustrated by Anda Cofaru. Each story is a fairy tale or fable. The Pea and the Princess may remind some readers of Jack and the...

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