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Our Mission

Tilbury House publishes diverse children’s books with messages of social justice, mindfulness, the redeeming power of imagination, the lessons of history, the rewards of scientific literacy, and the need to understand and steward the natural world—books to offer sparks of light in confusing times. To see our complete catalog of children’s books, select “Books” from the menu above or download a catalog from the bottom of the page. Scroll down for a few recent highlights.

Magnificent Homespun Brown

2021 Coretta Scott King Illustration Honor Winner

MAGNIFICENT HOMESPUN BROWN

A CBC Recommended Book • A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year
A New York Public Library Best Picture Book of 2020 • A Black Caucus of the American Library Association Best of the Best Book for 2020 • A Boston Globe Best Book of the Year Named to Oprah Daily’s Twenty Diverse Kids’ Reads

“A magnificent paean to a varied hue.” —Publishers Weekly

“This celebration makes magic out of the everyday joys of being in the world.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Whether this delightful book is a mirror or a window for a child, it is a must-read for its celebra- tion of love for oneself and one’s family.” —School Library Journal

“A stunning and resonant story. A gift to read. It is a celebration of all shades of brown and the faces and families whose deep, secret brown, whose feathery brown, whose amber brown, whose radiant brown, whose magnificent, homespun brown is part of what makes them so magnificent.” —Matthew Winner, The Children’s Book Podcast

Immigrant Architect

IMMIGRANT ARCHITECT

Named to ALA’s Core Collection for Biography

"An exceptional STEAM title.” —Booklist

“Beautiful, informative, and fascinating, this is a great addition to school and public library biography collections.” —School Library Journal

“A resounding tribute to immigrants’ contributions.” —Kirkus Reviews

Arabic Quilt, The

THE ARABIC QUILT

A Book Riot Best Children’s Book of 2020

2021 Arab American Book Award for Children and Young Adults

Named to Oprah Daily’s Twenty Diverse Kids’ Reads

 “A timely, heartwarming story with expressive, vibrant illustrations.” —School Library Journal

“One of the eighteen 2020 children’s books you’ll want on your reading list.” —Romper

TUMMY TIME FRIENDS

The 2020 selection of Raising Readers

“Possibly the best board book for babies I’ve seen in years.” —Elizabeth Bird, “A Fuse 8 Production,” SLJ Blog

Before We Eat

BEFORE WE EAT

“An eye- and ear-catching read-aloud.” —School Library Journal

“An irresistible tapestry.” —Washington Post

“Sumptuous.” —Horn Book Guide

BEFORE WE EAT

  • “An eye- and ear-catching read-aloud.” —School Library Journal

  • “An irresistible tapestry.” —Washington Post

  • “Sumptuous.” —Horn Book Guide

Little Blue House Beside The Sea

LITTLE BLUE HOUSE BESIDE THE SEA

 

“A fantastic addition to any children’s library.” —School Library Journal

“This charming read-aloud has an underly- ing message about global connectivity and environmental awareness.” —Foreword Reviews

“An effective portrayal of a child’s connection to her home and the sea.” —Booklist

“Evocative and charming.” —Kirkus Reviews

Calvin Gets The Last Word

CALVIN GETS THE LAST WORD

 

“A book’s-eye view of a young boy’s love of words.” —New York Times Book Review

I Am Darn Tough

I AM DARN TOUGH

"A necessary purchase; a surprisingly poetic glimpse of the heart of the athlete, with a welcome, winning heroine.” —School Library Journal

“A brilliant and beautiful and important and unputdownable book. A picture book that doesn’t stop and delivers solid with each read. More of this always. In books and in those who read them. And in all those mighty girls who see themselves mirrored throughout.” —Matthew Winner, The Children’s Book Podcast

Most Days

MOST DAYS

One of the Best 100 Picture Books of 2021 and one of the 9 Best Picture Books Celebrating Community —Kirkus

 

“Guaranteed to help readers of all ages find wonder each day.” —Kirkus Reviews

Have I Ever Told You Black Lives Matter?

HAVE I EVER TOLD YOU BLACK LIVES MATTER

“Rhythmic and powerful.” - Kirkus

”Black history and culture come alive in this celebratory biography, whose fresh, pop-art style bursts with color and creatively sized and set san- serif font, which is as much a part of the illustra- tions as the many portraits and sleek silhouettes. An empowering, fiery speech of a book.” —Booklist

"A must-purchase that will empower Black children and expand all readers’ knowledge of African American history.” —School LIbrary Journal

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