The Best Multicultural Books for Kids

The best multicultural books for kids of all ages

Finding the perfect book for that special little change-maker in your life can be a real challenge. If you're looking for stories that help prepare young minds for a world of empowerment, inclusion and greater support of our first nations people then look no further.

Do-Good Books mission is to create an online destination for parents, and their village, to find a range relevant books for kids from ages 0 to 12 years and up.

Best multicultural books for toddlers, 2 year old's and 3 year old's

Here's out pick of some great books for formative young minds. We've picked beautiful stories with unforgettable artwork, simple but meaningful storylines that are not only important multicultural kids books but also certain to become childhood favourites. Why not start young with our range of books for 0 to 3 year olds

Finding Our Heart by Thomas Mayor, Blak Douglas

Read with your little ones about the longest living culture on earth - and what it means for the future of our nation to find it's heart. Finding Our Heart is a truly special book about understanding Australia’s past, so we can have a shared future.

 

Coming Home to Country by Bronwyn Bancroft

A beautifully illustrated picture book Coming Home to Country evokes a special feeling of returning home. This work of art explores the connection indigenous people have with the land in a way that's approachable to even the youngest of kids.

Stories From the Billabong

Discover how the kangaroo got her pouch, why frogs can only croak and how the crocodile got its scales. Stories From the Billabong retells ten of Australia's ancient aboriginal legends in the most beautiful way that is sure to open young minds and stay with them for life. 
Just as important as the stories that will live on forever in this book are the illustrations by Yorta-Yorta artist Francis Firebrace.
This one is truly special and deserves a special place on any kids cultural bookshelf across Australia and beyond.

 
 

Best multicultural kids books for 3 to 6 year olds

As kids' become more independent, finding the right book to keep their minds and hearts open can be tricky. Do-Good Books has selected some of our top-sellers that encourage both independent reading and thinking of those young change-makers in the village. Shop our range of kids books for 3 to 6 year olds

 

In Every House, On Every Street by Jess Hitchman, Lili La Baleine

Get ready to fall in love. In  Every House on Every Street is a celebration of houses and families or ... homes. It shows how each room may have many uses as a mixed-race family goes about daily life. Baking, making cubbies, playing with toys, and more! 

Perfect for children exploring similarities and differences and asking the right question to get children thinking. This will become a high rotation book at reading time.

Culminating in a beautiful foldout that reveals a community of people and families, some similar and some may look different.

 

 

Multicultural kids books for 6 to 9 year olds

With kids reading skills really taking off now is the time to choose a special book which very might be "the one" that sticks in a young mind for life. Do-Good Books has a range of books for 6 year olds, 7 year olds 8 year olds and books for 9 year olds and we've hand-picked the best. 

Every Child a Song by Nicola Davies

A tender and kind book that teaches adults and kids alike what every unique song needs to thrive. 

Every Child a Song is a simple book that evokes deep emotion using the metaphor of a song for a child. Every song tells a different story. This book will encourage the little change-maker in your life to speak up for others all around the world with kindness and compassion.

 

Multicultural kids books for 9 year olds

For young readers becoming young leaders multicultural books are entree into a world of new ideas and inspiration. It's key to look for stories that are inspiring but with a growing wordcount and complexity to keep them reading into their teenage years. Luckily we have a some books for 9 year olds, 10 year olds, 11 year olds and 12 year olds we think they'll love.

 

Work it Girl, Become a Leader Like Michelle Obama by Caroline Moss and illustrated by Sinem Erkas

An imaginative and seriously motivational book with iconic illustrations, Become a Leader Like Michelle Obama is one of our favourites out of the Work It, Girl series.

Michelle Obama is the leader, a change-maker and talented role model our young boys and girls should aspire to with 10 key lessons you can apply to your own life. It combines a just enough words and pages to challenge young readers, but enough in it to stretch their thinking and reading skills of 9 year olds up.

This is a 5 star read that delivers on many levels.


 

We're always on the look out for special books and would love to hear from you if you have a story you'd like to share.