Author – Kerstin Brichzin
Illustrator – Igor Kuprin
Felix loves his big sister’s dresses, and especially skirts. When he wants to wear a red skirt on his first day of school, his parents suggest maybe pants would be best as some people won’t understand.
When Felix does get to wear his skirt to school, he’s the happiest he’s been. But the other kids laugh and the boys won’t play with him anymore.
Felix’s dad has the perfect solution. He wears his own skirt when he takes Felix to school. The parents and other children are so surprised. But it’s just the thing Felix needed to help his self-confidence and others intolerance.
(Diversity, Choices, Self-belief, Family, School)
Author – Susie Morgenstern
Illustrator – Serge Bloch
When a baby boy is born, he is showered with gifts. But the one gift that causes the most consternation in the house is also his favourite. No matter how many ways his mother tries to hide it, baby Benjamin finds the bright pink suitcase his grandmother has bought him.
Years pass, and the bright pink suitcase travels through Benjamin’s life with him, giving him support and the strength to be different.
A celebration of diversity and being true to yourself.
Author/Illustrator – R J Palacio
This little boy knows he’s ‘no ordinary kid’. His face isn’t the same as the other children and sometimes he’s bullied for it. But his parents tell him he’s a wonder. He knows that the world is made up of all different kinds of people, even those that look different.
Maybe someone will see that and accept him for how he is too? A wonder.
Based on the mega-hit Wonder, this picture book tells the story in a simpler format.
(Bullies, Acceptance, Tolerance, Diversity, Difference, Self esteem)
Author – Jane Clarke
Illustrator – Britta Teckentrup
Leon is a chameleon, but he doesn’t change colour like he should in different environments. Will he ever find somewhere he can fit in?
Neon Leon is neon orange in this book. This picture doesn’t portray how bright!
Author/Illustrator – Sarah McIntyre
There are rats moving into the building. The Rabbits are very excited! But as they bounce down floor by floor, their enthusiasm is swayed by other’s niggles, and then negative comments, and then wild rumours. No one wants rats in the building!
But then they meet the new neighbours. Tidy, clean, well-mannered and best of all, cake-baking rats. Yay! There are rats in the building!
Clever story about not listening to other’s whispers, or rumours, and making your own decisions.
Author – Ann Stott
Illustrator – Bob Graham
Jack likes trucks. Alex likes dolls. They quickly decide that Alex’s dolls can drive Jack’s trucks. They enjoy their time in the sandpit even more together.
(Working together, Compromise, Diversity, Differences)
Author/Illustrator – Aree Chung
At first the reds, blues and yellows lived together peacefully. But one day the reds decided they were better than the rest. This caused disharmony among them, until a new colour arrives and helps them see a new way.
A story of tolerance, acceptance and colour!
(Tolerance, Colour, Understanding, Acceptance)