Stories of a Colorful World

Every Child Deserves to See Themselves     

in the Books They Read

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Stories of a Colorful World is a children’s book retailer that understands every child deserves to see themselves in the books they read.  We carry books featuring diverse representations of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) main characters, written by BIPOC authors because they are grossly underrepresented in the children’s book market. 

We want children to grow up embracing their bold, brilliant and beautiful selves, so we believe they should be surrounded by stories as colorful as the world they live in.  

From Our Customers 


Beautiful products and great price point.”

Basil O.


It was refreshing to see such a variety of books by African American authors..”

Margaret N.


Love the selection of illustrated children’s books with multi cultural and African American children. Thanks for assisting me in making my selections..”



Wonderful selection.”

Irene S.


Loved the knowledge offered of the books I purchased.

Carolyn A.


“My grandkids LOVED the books. Definetly getting more.  Thanks again!

Tanesha L.

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Books are powerful tools to stimulate a child’s imagination and unleash their true potential. Our diverse children’s books feature characters that are bold, brilliant and beautiful just like the kids reading them.  

Spring is Springing: An April Reading Challenge for Kids

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March Into Reading with this March Reading Challenge!

March is here, and you know what that means - it's time for our March reading challenge!  This month's challenge includes another 10 mini-goals of reading for kids of all ages, and we've got some fabulous themes to get your readers inspired, especially since...

Love is in the Air with this February Reading Challenge!

Love is in the air!  February may be the shortest month of the year with its mere 28 days, but it is packed with plenty of celebrations.  February is marked by Black History Month, Valentine's Day, Lunar New Year, and even National Acts of Kindness Day.  This month's...

Kick off the New Year with this January Reading Challenge!

Happy New Year!  The beginning of a new year brings new commitments and a chance to start, restart, or adjust habits that we want to thrive.  Maybe one of your goals for 2024 is getting your young ones to read just a little more.  Well, this year's SOCW January...

Winter Wonderland Tales: A December Holiday Reading Adventure in a Colorful World

Hey, children's book lovers! December has arrived, and it's the perfect time to celebrate the joys of winter and the December holidays with your young readers! Our December Reading Challenge is here, and we've prepared 10 fun and interactive mini-goals to make this...

November’s Bookish Adventure: Picture Books, Heritage Celebrations, Kindness, and Family Fun!

Hey, children's book lovers! November is upon us, and it's the perfect time to embark on an exciting reading adventure with your young bookworms! To celebrate Picture Book Month, Native American Heritage Month, Election Day, World Kindness Day, and the joy of...

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