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Diversity and Difference

Colour Me Happy
by Shen Roddie

“When I am sunny, colour me yellow. When I am funny, colour me pink…”. This book explores a range of emotions through illustrations with which young readers will be familiar.

Age Range: Key Stage 1

Published by Children's Books ISBN: 1405009098

Cock a Moo Moo
by Juliet Dallas-Conte

Poor Cockerel has forgotten how to crow - and all the animals are teasing him. But when the fox comes sniffing around, Cockerel becomes a hero.

Age Range: Early Years/Key Stage 1

Published by Macmillan Children's Books ISBN: 0333947533

Friends
by Kathryn Cave

“Once I was lost in the wood, in the wood, and you found me”. This melodic text perfectly tells the story of finding and keeping a friend. Glorious pictures show the small moments which loom large in a child’s life, so creating a book for all ages. Age Range: Early Years/Key Stage 1

Published by Hodder Children's Books

Red Rockets and Rainbow Jelly
by Nick Sharratt & Sue Heap

Sue and Nick are best friends who like lots of different things in lots of different colours. Here they show us some of their favourite things from purple hair and all things blue to red cars and red dogs.

Age Range: Early Years/Key Stage 1

Published by Puffin

Tyrannosaurus Drip
by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by David Roberts

Everyone knows that tyrannosauruses are big and scary, so when a placid duckbill dinosaur's egg ends up in the wrong nest confusion is sure to ensue! When the baby dinosaur hatches out, he's so out of place that his grisly big sisters call him Tyrannosaurus Drip. Poor little Drip: all he wants is a quiet life munching on water weed . . .

Written by the acclaimed Julia Donaldson and illustrated by the award-winning David Roberts,Tyrannosaurus Drip is a rhyming story that's full of fun!

Welcome to Lizard Lounge
by Laura Hambleton

Lizard thinks that all lizards are the same, until he arrives at Lizard Lounge and meets some new reptile friends with different names and qualities: Gecko, Iguana, Gila Monster, Salamander and Komodo Dragon. What kind of lizard am I, he wonders, and what makes me different? His new friends help him to find out... A fresh and funny look at individuality, featuring a collection of charming and crazy characters. 

It's Okay to be different
by Todd Parr

It's okay to need some help.
It's okay to be a different colour.
It's okay to talk about your feelings.
It's okay to make a wish...

It's Okay to Be Different cleverly delivers the important messages of acceptance, understanding and confidence in an accessible, child-friendly format featuring Todd Parr's trademark bold, bright colours and silly scenes. Targeted to young children first beginning to read, this book will inspire kids to celebrate their individuality through acceptance of others and self-confidence. 
Along with the four other bestselling Todd Parr picture books debuting in paperback this season, It's Okay to be Different is designed to encourage early literacy, enhance emotional development, celebrate multiculturalism, and promote character growth.

Something Else
by Kathryn Cave

A simple story, about a small creature who does his best to join in with the others. But he's different. No matter how he tries, he just doesn't belong.

Then Something turns up and wants to be friends. But Something Else isn't sure he's like him at all...

Kathryn Cave's poignantly simple story is brought to life by Chris Riddell in this enchantingly original picture book - now reissued with a new cover look.

Beegu
by Alexis Deacon

Beegu is not supposed to be on Earth. She is lost. She is a friendly little creature, but the Earth People don't seem very welcoming at all. However, so far she has only met the BIG ones. The little ones are a different matter . . .

This is Our House
by Michael Rosen

From former Children's Laureate Michael Rosen comes a simple and poignant tale of the power of sharing, with superb artwork by award winning illustrator Bob Graham. George says the cardboard house is his and no one else can play in it. It isn't for girls, small people, twins, people with glasses, or people who like tunnels. But Lindy, Marly, Freddie, Charlene, Marlene, Luther, Sophie and Rasheda have other ideas! One by one each child is refused access until tables are turned and George finds how it feels to be on the receiving end. A topical and perceptive book that shows that it is much more fun to share.

Ready Steady Jump!
by Jeanne Willis

When the other baby animals laugh at Elephant for not being able to jump, he sets out to prove them wrong. But hard as he tries, he just can't jump. Then he realises that he is able to do something that no other animal can – his strong, long trunk can make him a hero.