Book Corner Classics

Sharing a couple of classic book corner favourites.

The Centre for Literacy in Primary Education has a great intersectional range of book lists.

More book lists that address representation and diversity can be found in the Anti-Racist School Setting Document. Full titles for our book corner classics can be viewed below.

A is For Activist 

By Innosanto Nagara

Miles and Mia A to Z 

by Mikaela Alexander and Illustrated by Sarah Crocker 


Halala Means Welcome! A Book of Zulu Words 

by Ken Wilson Max 


The HELLO Atlas

By Ben Handicott and illustrated by Kenard Pak



By Marguerite Aboute and Matthieu Sapin


My Kicks- A Sneaker Story 

By Susan Verde and Katie Kath

Maybe It’s A Tiger

By Kathleen Hersom and illustrated by Niki Daly


Freddy and the Fairy

By Julia Donaldson and Katie George 

Shahnameh The Persian Book of Kings

Retold by Elizabeth Laird and illustrated by Shirin Adl

Pass It On African American Poetry for children

Selected by Wade Hudson and illustrated by Floyd Cooper 

The Missing Money Monsters 

By Okeoma Moronu Schreiner and illustrated by Sandhya Prabhat.

Grandfather and I 

By Helen E Buckley and Jan Ormerod

Grace and Family Sequel to Amazing Grace

By Mary Hoffman and Caroline Binch

This Is Our House

By Michael Rosen and Bob Graham

Gregory Cool

By Caroline Binch 

Being With You This Way

By W Nikola-Lisa and illustrated by Michael Bryant

Night On Neighbourhood Street

By Eloise Greenfield and Jan Spivey Gilchrist.

One Smiling Grandma

By Anne Marie Linden and Lynne Russel

We’re Going On A Lion Hunt

David Axtell

Jamaica Tag Along

By Juanita Havel and illustrated by Anne Sisley

Hair, It’s A Family Affair

By Milo Freeman 

So Much

By Trish Cooke and Helen Oxenbury

Look Up

By Nathan Bryon and illustrated by Dapo Adeola 

At The Crossroads 

By Rachel Isadora 

Eve’s New Brother 

By Sheju Adiyatiparambil-John and Judy Skidmore and illustrated by Anastasia Epishina

Noughts and Crosses (series)

By Malorie Blackman

Cloud Busting 

By Malorie Blackman

The Last Last Day of Summer

By Lamar Giles and illustrated by Dapo Adeola

Sweet Pizza

By GR Gemin 

Orange Boy 

By Patrice Lawrence 

Boy In The Tower

By Polly Ho-Yen

Oranges In No Man’s Land 

By Elizabeth Laird


By Anne Booth and Sam Usher

Not So Fast Songololo

By Niki Daly

Jambo Means Hello

A Swahili Alphabet Book

Passage To Freedom The Sugihara Story 

By Ken Mochizuki

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