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Hey there, I'm Kirsten - a book-loving librarian and educator who's completely obsessed with picture books!

My website, Children’s Library Lady, is all about sharing the best and most inclusive picture books for your classroom or school library. I’m all about spreading the joy of reading, and picture books are the perfect way to do it.

I get excited about books that effortlessly weave positive messages into their stories without feeling too forced or obvious.

And it’s important to me that the books I recommend reflect the diversity of cultures and families in our global communities.

That’s why I’m a big believer in using diverse literature to build empathy, tolerance, and understanding.

Here’s the thing – I’m not here to judge your taste in books. We all like what we like, and that’s totally cool.

When I recommend books, I’m just tossing them out there as options for you and your students. You know what works best for your class, and I’m here to help you find the books that will truly get your kids excited about reading.

As someone who has been a classroom teacher and teacher-librarian, I understand firsthand how tough it can be to find great literature. That’s why I’m here to make your life easier!

I can help you find diverse and inclusive books about positive values, behaviours, and attitudes. And I even create free picture book resources you can download and use in your classroom.

I’m always updating my lists to make sure they’re as inclusive as possible, and I’m always open to hearing your recommendations. If you’ve stumbled across a fantastic book that your students can’t stop raving about, let me know!

If you want to stay in the loop about my latest book lists and other cool stuff, sign up for my newsletter! If you sign up, you will get a free way to organise your own books – the There’s a Book for That database. 

You can also find me on Instagram, where I’m always sharing inspiring picture books and how you can use them in the classroom.

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