Penguins Don't Wear Sweaters by Marikka Tamura, with illustrations by Daniel Rieley, would be perfect to read to a child that loves learning more about animals!
The book shows penguins swimming and being cute, until there is an oil spill. Should the penguins wear sweaters to protect them from the oil?
Find out when you read the book - it talks about the best ways to protect wildlife in the face of a man-made problem that faces nature!
The Legendary Miss Lena Horne by Carole Boston Weatherford and illustrated by Elizabeth Zuzon is a biography of singer, actress and civil rights activist Lena Horne.
"You have to be taught to be second class; you're not born that way." Horne fought against racial injustice throughout her career, turning down stereotypical movie roles, singing at civil rights marches, and performing for the Tuskegee Airmen and other African-American soldiers during WWII.
As a bonus, if you are interested in fashion, you will LOVE the art in this book, which depicts many of the fabulous outfits Ms Horne wore.
Give it a BAM with Looking Like Me written by Walter Dean Myers (father) and Christopher Myers (son). The story follows a boy, Jeremy. Everyone in his life celebrates a different part of his personality - he is a son, brother, writer, dancer, and MORE!
This book is really fun to read aloud - it has a great rhythm. Also, it gives you a lot of chances to give a fist-bump to whoever you choose to read it to!
Love by Matt de la Pena and illustrated by Loren Long is a sweet book that you could read to a brother, sister, or cousin.
The pictures are really beautiful and can help you think about the different way families care about each other.