Differences Book List

Picture Books & Resources

Every individual matters. Every individual has a role to play. Every individual makes a difference.

Jane Goodall

We are all unique, but we often have to reassure children that it is okay to stand out from the crowd. Accepting our differences and those of others supports tolerance and and an open mind. Picture books are perfect conversation starters and these books are no exception.

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Differences Book List

Further Reading


These resources relate to the book, author and illustrator. The number of resources varies subject to subject. Please check they are appropriate for your specific needs before using them with children. If you have any suggestions please get in touch!

General Information

Colours of Us: Why are multicultural children’s books so important?
Early Years Matters: A Unique Child
Equality and Human Rights Commission: Challenging stereotypes and discrimination
Kids Count: Accepting Differences
Kids’ Health: What is diversity?
Kids Help Line: Cultural differences and conflict
Kids Matter: Why cultural identity matters to children’s wellbeing
Kids Matters Australia: Cultural Diversity and Children’s Wellbeing
Newsweek: Kids Need Diversity in Books to Prepare Them For the Real World
Scholastic: Multiculturalism and Diversity

Educational Articles and Lesson Plans
Equality and Human Rights Commission: Who Am I?
Teaching Tolerance: Questioning Identity, while Respecting Diversity. Learning Plan 
Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment: Family, Bullying, Friendship, Difference and Diversity
Northern Ireland Curriculum: Grace and Tracy unit

More Books to Explore

The Children’s Library Lady has over 450 picture books on large variety of topics. You will find specific book, author and illustrator information, as well as resources. You can also browse themed books lists and explore all the books on the website. Click on the book covers below to start exploring what the website has to offer.

Differences Book List

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