About Us

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CalicoKidz.com is a children’s book blog that promotes and reviews culturally diverse children’s picture books aimed to educate children on diverse cultures, religions, and special needs communities, as well as books with STEM themes, reading, writing and important historical and political milestones.

April Crews, founder of Calico Kidz, and a member of the Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, reviews all children’s books featured on the blog.



CalicoKidz.com reviews 1-4 children’s picture books each month. We also update our resource link page on a monthly basis to be a source of anyone seeking information about culturally diverse children’s picture books. 

WHY WE BLOG (Our Mission)


CalicoKidz.com’s mission is to educate young children ages 1-10 and encourage educators, parents and all adults to celebrate and promote diverse children’s books.

We aim to be a source where for children’s books that represent all and promotes acceptance, rather than tolerance. BookBuzz4Kids.com also aims to support independent self-published authors who write culturally diverse and educational books that not only appeal to children but to librarians, parents and teachers alike, as well as literacy advocates who are passionate about celebrating diversity in all literature.