February 13th, 2018
ISBN 0316547697 (ISBN13: 9780316547697)
In the Land of This and That, there are only two kinds: blue bunnies and yellow birds. But one day a funny green egg hatches, and a little creature that's not quite a bird and not quite a bunny pops out. It's neither!
Annie's Plaid Shirt
November 7th, 2015
Annie loves her plaid shirt and wears it everywhere. But one day her mom tells Annie that she must wear a dress to her uncle's wedding. Annie protests, but her mom insists and buys her a fancy new dress anyway. Annie is miserable. She feels weird in dresses. Why can't her mom understand? Then Annie has an idea. But will her mom agree? Annie's Plaid Shirt will inspire readers to be themselves and will touch the hearts of those who love them.
I Am Jazz
September 4th, 2014
ISBN 0803741073 (ISBN13: 9780803741072)
From the time she was two years old, Jazz knew that she had a girl's brain in a boy's body. She loved pink and dressing up as a mermaid and didn't feel like herself in boys' clothing. This confused her family, until they took her to a doctor who said that Jazz was transgender and that she was born that way.
A Tale of Two Mommies
September 1st, 2011
ISBN 0982636660 (ISBN13: 9780982636664)A Tale of Two Mommies is a beach conversation among three children. One boy asks another boy about having two mommies. A young girl listening in asks some questions too.
June 1st, 1990
ISBN 1555831184 (ISBN13: 9781555831189)
This story's narrator begins with his parent's divorce and continues with the arrival of "someone new at Daddy's house". The new arrival is male. This new concept is explained to the child as "just one more kind of love". The text is suitably straightforward, and the format--single lines of copy beneath full-page illustrations--easily accessible to the intended audience.
My Princess Boy
December 21st, 2010
ISBN 0615395945 (ISBN13: 9780615395944)
My Princess Boy is a nonfiction picture book about acceptance. With words and illustrations even the youngest of children can understand, My Princess Boy tells the tale of 4-year-old boy who happily expresses his authentic self by happily dressing up in dresses and enjoying traditional girl things such as jewelry and anything pink or sparkly. The book is from a mom's point of view, sharing both good and bad observations and experiences with friends and family, at school and in shopping stores.
My Two Moms and Me
March 26th, 2019
ISBN 0525580123 (ISBN13: 9780525580126)
Families with same-sex parents are celebrated in this board book that follows busy moms and their kids throughout their day--eating breakfast, going on a playdate, heading to the pool for a swim, and settling back in at night with a bedtime story and a good-night lullaby. LGBTQ+ parents and their friends and families will welcome this diverse and cheerful book that reflects their own lives and family makeup. It's an ideal baby-shower and first-birthday gift in a children's book market where gay parents are still greatly underrepresented. With artwork by acclaimed and much-followed fashion illustrator Izak Zenou, this is a stylish, smart, humorous, family-focused book that will have babies and their two moms giggling as they enjoy it together.
The Zero Dads Club
January 1, 2015
It's Father's Day craft time in Akilah and Kai's class, but they don't have dads! So, they hatch a plan to create a special club. It's for all the kids in their grade who don't have a dad but want to celebrate other family members instead. See what they make in The Zero Dads Club!
Super Power Baby Shower
January 1, 2017
Roark flies, Nova can make fire, and Victoria can talk with her mind. Now, they're also having a baby! At the baby shower, an urgent call comes in to Granny Awesome for help at the wolf sanctuary. The guests fly off to give their assistance and return to a wonderful surprise.
The Boy in the Dress
October 1st, 2008
ISBN 0007279035 (ISBN13: 9780007279036)
The sparkling debut children's novel from David Walliams, co-creator and co-star of the multi-award-winning Little Britain. Dennis was different. Why was he different, you ask? Well, a small clue might be in the title of this book! Charming, surprising and hilarious—The Boy in the Dress is everything you would expect from the co-creator of Little Britain. David Walliams's beautiful first novel will touch the hearts (and funny bones) of children and adults alike.
My Two Uncles
May 1st, 1995
ISBN 080755507X (ISBN13: 9780807555071)
Elly's grandfather has trouble accepting the fact that his son is gay.
From the Stars in the Sky to the Fish in the Sea
October 10th, 2017
ISBN 155152709X (ISBN13: 9781551527093)
A children’s picture book that incorporates lush visual storytelling with poetic language to tell the tale of a magical gender variant child who brings transformation and change to the world around them with the help of their mother’s love.
Red: A Crayon's Story
February 3rd, 2015
ISBN 0062252097 (ISBN13: 9780062252098)
A blue crayon mistakenly labeled as "red" suffers an identity crisis in the new picture book by the New York Times– bestselling creator of My Heart Is Like a Zoo and It's an Orange Aardvark! Funny, insightful, and colorful, Red: A Crayon's Story, by Michael Hall, is about being true to your inner self and following your own path despite obstacles that may come your way. Red will appeal to fans of Lois Ehlert, Eric Carle, and The Day the Crayons Quit, and makes a great gift for readers of any age!
The Newspaper Pirates
January 1, 2015
When Anthony Bartholomew hears his dads grumble that Newspaper Pirates must be stealing their paper, he decides to solve the problem himself. Watching carefully, hunting for clues and laying traps, Anthony Bartholomew keeps at it until the mystery is solved and the newspaper secured.
October 1st, 2011
ISBN 1604864222 (ISBN13: 9781604864229)
Set in the San Francisco Bay area months before the passage of Proposition 8 banned gay marriage in California, this heartwarming picture book tells the humorous story of two stubborn kids who take matters into their own hands. When Alex loses her best friend in an argument over her family not being “traditional,” she and her younger brother set out to convince their two mothers to have a real wedding. Though their parents are content with the commitment ceremony they had years earlier, their children’s determination prevails, and couple is able to become legally married before the proposition takes effect.
Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag
April 10th, 2018
In this deeply moving and empowering true story, young readers will trace the life of the Gay Pride Flag, from its beginnings in 1978 with social activist Harvey Milk and designer Gilbert Baker to its spanning of the globe and its role in today’s world. Award-winning author Rob Sanders’s stirring text, and acclaimed illustrator Steven Salerno’s evocative images, combine to tell this remarkable—and under told—story. A story of love, hope, equality, and pride.
The Mommy Book
April 1st, 2002
ISBN 0316608270 (ISBN13: 9780316608275)
With his trademark childlike art, Todd Parr celebrates all different kinds of mothers. Whether mommies work far away or at home, cook or order pizza, they are all lots of fun and filled with love.
The Great Big Book of Families
March 1st, 2010
ISBN 0803735162 (ISBN13: 9780803735163)
This fun and fascinating treasury features all kinds of families and their lives together. Each spread show cases one aspect of home life - from houses and holidays, to schools and pets, to feelings and family trees. Ros Asquith's humorous illustrations perfectly complement a charming text from the acclaimed Mary Hoffman; kids will love poring over these pages again and again. A celebration of the diverse fabric of kith and kin the world over, The Great Big Book of Families is a great big treat for every family to share.
King & King & Family
May 1st, 2004
ISBN 1582461139 (ISBN13: 9781582461137)
Join newlyweds King Lee and King Bertie on their journey into the noisy jungle. The kings are greeted by wild animal families, but the royal travelers suspect that something more significant awaits them in the trees. King & King soon discover that there'¬?s no adventure more wonderful than starting a family of their own. Jubilant sequel to Lambda Literary Award nominee KING & KING. Subtle clues on each page lead readers to a surprise ending.
This Day in June
October 1st, 2013
ISBN 143381658X (ISBN13: 9781433816581)
This day in June.... Parade starts soon.... Rainbow arches.... Joyful marches! In a wildly whimsical, validating, and exuberant reflection of the LGBT community, This Day In June welcomes readers to experience a pride celebration and share in a day when we are all united. Also included is a Note to Parents and Other Caregivers with information on how to talk to children about sexual orientation and gender identity in age-appropriate ways as well as a Reading Guide chock-full of facts about LGBT history and culture. This Day in June is an excellent tool for teaching respect, acceptance, and understanding of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people.
Girls Will Be Boys Will Be Girls: A Coloring Book
December 7th, 2004
ISBN 193236062X (ISBN13: 9781932360622)
The antithesis of the "Dick and Jane" coloring book, Girls Will be Boys Will be Girls is a funny and provocative deconstruction of traditional gender roles. 32 original illustrations with captions like "Calvin, baking is fun and all, but we can make a rad drum set out of these pots and bowls" and "Don't let gender box you in" offer light-hearted, fun ways to deconstruct gender for both children and adults. The coloring book form is a subversive and playful way to examine how pervasive stereotypes about gender are in every aspect of our lives, especially the ones that are so ingrained we don't even notice.
A Quick & Easy Guide to Queer & Trans Identities
April 23rd, 2019
ISBN 1620105861 (ISBN13: 9781620105863)
In this quick and easy guide to queer and trans identities, cartoonists Mady G and JR Zuckerberg guide you through the basics of the LGBT+ world! Covering essential topics like sexuality, gender identity, coming out, and navigating relationships, this guide explains the spectrum of human experience through informative comics, interviews, worksheets, and imaginative examples.
Who's in a Family?
February 1st, 1995
ISBN 1883672139 (ISBN13: 9781883672133)
Family is important, but who's in a family? Why, the people who love you the most! This equal opportunity, open-minded picture book has no preconceptions about what makes a family a family. There's even equal time given to some of children's favorite animal families. With warm and inviting jewel-tone illustrations, this is a great book for that long talk with a little person on your lap.
January 1, 1991
ISBN 1555831923 (ISBN13: 9781555831929)
A coloring book depicting traditional and nontraditional families.
I Have Two Dads: Different Types of Families
June 1st, 2014
ISBN 149952269X (ISBN13: 9781499522693)
Follow the story of Matt and his dad Mark as different types of families are explained. The underlying message is a family is a family. Teaching tolerance and acceptance of diversity has never been so much fun! Matt learns all about different families. Whether it is a same-sex family or a single mom Mark and Matt love them all!
When Grown-Ups Fall in Love
May 10th, 2000
ISBN 0965670015 (ISBN13: 978096567001
This book is a sweet poem which shows families with mom and dad, two moms, and two dads. The large, colorful illustrations are great for group story time or for one child sitting on your lap. Suitable for reading to children from newborns to 7-year-olds. The book also includes coloring pages as well as space for children to write their own family stories. Gay-friendly preschool literature is a long overdue resource for parents and teachers, both gay and straight.
When You Look Out the Window: How Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin Built a Community
June 5th, 2017
ISBN 1433827360 (ISBN13: 9781433827365)
This is a picture book biography about Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin, one of San Francisco's most well-known and politically active lesbian couples. In this story, Phyllis and Del point out landmarks through the city that can be seen out their window. The "Reader's Note" describes how Phyllis and Del left their mark on each of these sites. This is a unique way to introduce children to untold stories in history while also being a clever tribute to two notable women.
A Handful of Buttons
April 3rd, 2018
ISBN 1987524497 (ISBN13: 9781987524499)
Not all families are the same. Each family is different, unique and special. This is the beginning of a children's book about family diversity. What types of families are there? And what special thing makes them a family?
The Bravest Knight Who Ever Lived
March 21st, 2014
Cedric grew up poor and honest on a pumpkin farm and dreamt of becoming a knight. One day he showed his courage by tricking a would-be carriage thief and earned the chance to make his dream come true!After years of training, Cedric set off to find an adventure of his own by battling a fire-breathing dragon to save a prince and a princess. However, it was after the adventure that Cedric revealed that he'd like to marry the prince, and not the princess.
March 12th, 2019
ISBN 1459820703 (ISBN13: 9781459820708)
Through gentle rhymes and colorful photographs of adorable children, Pride Colors is a celebration of the deep unconditional love of a parent or caregiver for a young child. The profound message of this delightful board book is you are free to be yourself; you'll always be loved. Celebrated author Robin Stevenson ends the book with an explanation of the meaning behind each color in the Pride flag.
I'm Not a Girl
May 26th, 2020
Nobody seems to understand that Hannah is not a girl. His parents ask why he won’t wear the cute outfits they pick out. His friend thinks he must be a tomboy. His teacher insists he should be proud to be a girl. But a birthday wish, a new word, and a stroke of courage might be just what Hannah needs to finally show the world who he really is.
Rachel's Christmas Boat
January 1, 2017
When Lulu's Dad tells her that she's going to change her name to Rachel and be a lady now, Lulu has a major worry: what if Santa doesn't find out in time to fix all the tags on Rachel's Christmas presents? Lulu decides to take matters into her own hands and make sure that her Dad gets the lovely Christmas she deserves for being a most wonderful person.
My dad thinks I'm a boy?!
September 1, 2017
Sophie's dad doesn't listen to her when she says that she likes bugs, Ninja Dog and all sorts of books. Also, he thinks she's a boy.
A Princess of Great Daring
January 1, 2015
ISBN 0987976354 (ISBN13: 9780987976352)
When Jamie is ready to tell people that she's really a girl inside, she becomes a princess of great daring in a game she plays with her best friends to gather her courage. She's pleased that her questing friends turn out to be just as loyal and true as any princess could want.
Felicia's Favorite Story
November 1st, 2002
ISBN 0967446856 (ISBN13: 9780967446851)
It's bedtime, but before Felicia goes to sleep, she wants to hear her favorite story, the story of how she was adopted by Mama Nessa and Mama Linda. And so Felicia's parents tell her how they flew off in a big silver airplane to meet the baby girl who was waiting for them, and how they loved her from the first first moment they saw her.
In Our Mothers' House
April 30th, 2009
ISBN 039925076X (ISBN13: 9780399250767)
Marmee, Meema, and the kids are just like any other family on the block. In their beautiful house, they cook dinner together, they laugh together, and they dance together. But some of the other families don't accept them. They say they are different. How can a family have two moms and no dad? But Marmee and Meema's house is full of love. And they teach their children that different doesn't mean wrong. And no matter how many moms or dads they have, they are everything a family is meant to be. Here is a true Polacco story of a family, living by their own rules, and the strength they gain by the love they feel.
Beware the Kitten Holy
April 7th, 2015
ISBN 1608866874 (ISBN13: 9781608866878)
At Miss Qiunzilla Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet's camp for hard-core lady-types, things are not what they seem. Three-eyed foxes. Secret caves. Anagrams. Luckily, Jo, April, Mal, Molly, and Ripley are five rad, butt-kicking best pals determined to have an awesome summer together... And they're not gonna let a magical quest or an array of supernatural critters get in their way! The mystery keeps getting bigger, and it all begins here.
Sam the Transformer
February 28th, 2018
ISBN 1787104435 (ISBN13: 9781787104433)
Sam knew she was not quite the same as the other girls, and she was not sure why. Sam has always felt like she doesn’t quite fit. She doesn’t like dresses and their swish-swish on her legs; she doesn’t like playing with dolls either, or she’d much rather climb on the jungle gym with the boys during her lunch. Although she’s not sure why she’s different, she knows that she is. Then one day Sam learns something that completely transforms her world…
The Different Dragon
September 15th, 2006
ISBN 0967446864 (ISBN13: 9780967446868)
This bedtime story about bedtime stories shows how a lively, curious boy helps one of his moms create a magical tale. Together they weave a nighttime adventure that lands young Noah and his singing cat Diva deep in dragon territory. Join them as they make an unexpected discovery and help a new friend find his way.
May 7th, 2019
ISBN 1499809344 (ISBN13: 9781499809343)
Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, black, and brown . . .These are the colors of our rainbow flag. Do you know what they stand for? Every young child is enchanted by the beautiful colors of the rainbow. Now, Our Rainbow can teach toddlers all about the meaning of each color of the pride flag. Told in simple, engaging text and paired with bright illustrations, this board book teaches the youngest of readers all about the colors of this rainbow and the simple acts of kindness that can brighten up our world!
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A Girl Like Any Other
September 2nd, 2015
ISBN 1469623781 (ISBN13: 9781469623788)
In this innovative and revealing study of midcentury American sex and culture, Amanda Littauer traces the origins of the "sexual revolution" of the 1960s. She argues that sexual liberation was much more than a reaction to 1950s repression because it largely involved the mainstreaming of a counterculture already on the rise among girls and young women decades earlier. From World War II–era "victory girls" to teen lesbians in the 1940s and 1950s, these nonconforming women and girls navigated and resisted intense social and interpersonal pressures to fit existing mores, using the upheavals of the era to pursue new sexual freedoms.
My Uncle's Wedding
February 11th, 2011
ISBN 1456531034 (ISBN13: 9781456531034)
There's so much to do now that Uncle Mike and Steve are getting married. Follow Andy on this enjoyable journey as he talks about his uncle's wedding, how it affects him, and the things he gets to do in preparation for the ceremony. You'll laugh and smile as you read this adorable story about marriage and family.
June 15th, 2017
ISBN 1620142856 (ISBN13: 9781620142851)
Casey loves to play with his blocks, puzzles, and dump truck, but he also loves things that sparkle, shimmer, and glitter. When his older sister, Jessie, shows off her new shimmery skirt, Casey wants to wear a shimmery skirt too. When Jessie comes home from a party with glittery nails, Casey wants glittery nails too. And when Abuelita visits wearing an armful of sparkly bracelets, Casey gets one to wear, just like Jessie.
Mia's Two Grammas
April 19th, 2015
Mia's Two Grammas is a picture book for young children that celebrates diverse families. It was written especially for children with LGBT parents and grandparents but is appropriate for all families who want to share in the message that families are created and sustained by love.
A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo
March 18th, 2018
Meet Marlon Bundo, a lonely bunny who lives with his Grampa, Mike Pence - the Vice President of the United States. But on this Very Special Day, Marlon's life is about to change forever...With its message of tolerance and advocacy, this charming children's book explores issues of same sex marriage and democracy.
The Daddy Book
April 1st, 2002
ISBN 0316607991 (ISBN13: 9780316607995)
The Daddy Book celebrates all different kinds of dads and highlights the many reasons they are so special.Whether your dad walks you to school or walks you to the bus, whether he wears suits or two different socks, whether he has a lot of hair or a little, Todd Parr assures readers that no matter what kind of daddy you have, every father is special in his own unique way.
The Sissy Duckling
May 1st, 2002
ISBN 1416903135 (ISBN13: 9781416903130)
Let's just say that Elmer's not your run-of-the-mill duck. He likes to decorate cookies, enjoys building sandcastles instead of forts, and would rather put on puppet shows than play sports. Being different is fine for sweet Elmer—he's as happy as a duck in water doing everything he loves. So what's the problem?
King and King
March 1st, 2003
ISBN 1582460612 (ISBN13: 9781582460611)
Once there lived a lovelorn prince whose mother decreed that he must marry by the end of the summer. So began the search to find the prince's perfect match and lo and behold... his name was Lee. You are cordially invited to join the merriest, most unexpected wedding of the year. King & King is a contemporary tale about finding true love and living happily ever after, sure to woo readers of any age.
The Harvey Milk Story
May 1st, 2002
ISBN 096744683X (ISBN13: 9780967446837)
The story of Harvey Milk, San Francisco's first openly gay city official.
Keesha & Her Two Moms Go Swimming
June 13th, 2011
ISBN 0976727358 (ISBN13: 9780976727354)
April 1st, 1981
ISBN 1558611576 (ISBN13: 9781558611573)
Realities such as divorce, stepfamilies, adoption, single parenting, and gay and lesbian parenting are explored through the curious, affectionate, and nonjudgmental eyes of six-year-old Angie as she introduces readers to her multicultural groups of friends, who are loved and cared for within many different types of families. Meredith Tax's funny, engaging text reveals what families have in common while encouraging an acceptance of difference.
The Family Book
October 1st, 2003
ISBN 0316155632 (ISBN13: 9780316155632)
In his typically silly and reassuring style, Parr celebrates the many different types of families in this picture book. Full color.
ABC: A Family Alphabet Book
February 1st, 2001
ISBN 0967446813 (ISBN13: 9780967446813)
Have fun with the kids, moms, dads and pets in this delightful book that celebrates LGBTQ families as it teaches young children the alphabet.
Jack (Not Jackie)
October 9th, 2018
In this heartwarming picture book, a big sister realizes that her little sister, Jackie, doesn't like dresses or fairies-she likes ties and bugs! Will she be able to accept that Jackie identifies more as "Jack"?
I Am Billie Jean King
February 5th, 2019
ISBN 0735228744 (ISBN13: 97807352)
Billie Jean King is one of the greatest tennis players of all time. Read about this amazing woman athlete in the seventeenth picture book in the New York Times bestselling series of biographies about heroes. This friendly, fun biography series focuses on the traits that made our heroes great—the traits that kids can aspire to in order to live heroically themselves.
Amy Asks a Question: Grandma, What's a Lesbian?
January 1st, 1996
Young Amy returns home upset after some boys at school teased her and other little girls for hugging each other, calling them "lesbians." Amy doesn't understand what that means is or why it's supposed to be so insulting. Enter Grandma Bonnie, who has been in a lesbian relationship for more than twenty years and explains to her granddaughter about gay pride and what it means to be a lesbian.
One of a Kind, Like Me
September 15th, 2016
ISBN 0985351411 (ISBN13: 9780985351410)
Tomorrow is the school parade, and Danny knows exactly what he will be: a princess. Mommy supports him 100%, and they race to the thrift store to find his costume. It's almost closing time; will Danny find the costume of his dreams in time? One of A Kind, Like Me is a sweet story about unconditional love and the beauty of individuality. It's a unique book that lifts up children who don't fit gender stereotypes and reflects the power of a loving and supportive community.
Meet Polka dot
October 7th, 2013
ISBN 0989883604 (ISBN13: 9780989883603)
“Meet Polka dot,” is an accessible introduction to the main character in our series, Polka dot. Polka dot as well as Polka dot’s big sister Gladiola and best friend Norma Alicia, introduce our readers to the challenges and beauty that are experienced by Polka dot as a non-binary, trans kid. While Gladiola learns how to engage with information that she “didn’t know she didn’t know,” Norma Alicia provides Polka dot with a generous, additional perspective on how identities intersect and how allyship works. “Meet Polka dot,” tells Polka dot’s story from a transgender-liberation and feminist perspective and explores the complexity of identity in gentle and real terms. For ages 3-130!
The Sleepless Knight
January 1, 2015
Journey through a dreamland filled with adventures as a knight rescues his prince from dangers and perils. When the sun rises, the knight is rewarded for his dedication and loyalty. This heartwarming tale is Ashley Halil's first children's book.
The Daddy Machine
April 1st, 1992
ISBN 1555838464 (ISBN13: 9781555838461)
Two children who have two mothers dream of what it would be like to have a father and pretend to invent a daddy machine.
This Is My Family: A First Look at Same-Sex Parents
October 1st, 2012
ISBN 1438001878 (ISBN13: 9781438001876)
This new title in Barron's A First Look At series encourages kids of preschool through early school age to understand and overcome problems that might trouble them in social and family relationships.
Sometimes the Spoon Runs Away with Another Spoon Coloring Book
November 15th, 2010
ISBN 1604863293 (ISBN13: 9781604863291)
Re-creating nursery rhymes and fairy tales, this radical activity book takes anecdotes from the lives of real kids and mixes them with classic tales to create true-to-life characters, situations, and resolutions. Featuring massive beasts who enjoy dainty, pretty jewelry and princesses who build rocket ships, this fun-for-all-ages coloring book celebrates those who do not fit into disempowering gender categorizations, from sensitive boys to tough girls.
Are You a Boy or Are You a Girlmerica
February 14th, 2015
ISBN 0993192505 (ISBN13: 9780993192500)
Are you a Boy or are you a Girl? is unlike any kind of children's book you've seen before. With your help, we can talk gender creatively and with confidence, and assist parents and teachers the world over.
Me, Daddy & Dad
August 20th, 2017
‘Me, Daddy & Dad’ is a story about Emily and her two dads. The book doesn’t ‘teach’ the reader about alternative families. It simply includes them like any other story book about a mummy and daddy would. One of the nice things about children’s books is that they build self-confidence by normalizing children's experiences. Everyone should have a chance to see their family represented in the books they read, however many mums or dads they have. All families should be celebrated, and all children should be taught that families come in so many different combinations.
Introducing Teddy: A Gentle Story About Gender and Friendship
May 31st, 2016
ISBN 1681192101 (ISBN13: 9781681192109)
One sunny day, Errol finds that Thomas the Teddy is sad, and Errol can't figure out why. Then Thomas the Teddy finally tells Errol what Teddy has been afraid to say: 'In my heart, I've always known that I'm a girl Teddy, not a boy Teddy.
Other Kids Are Kids Almost Just Like You
August 8th, 2015
ISBN 136531295X (ISBN13: 9781365312953)
Many kids today face bullying from their peers based on differences in race, gender, sexual orientation or gender identity. In a world where bullying and intolerance of diversity is becoming increasingly a problem, it’s important to teach children – and adults – compassion for others. This book was written to inspire kids (and the adults who read it with kids) who are bullied for being different without focusing too strongly on the bullying angle. Christina Engela is an author and long-time human rights activist with experience in dealing with various types of bullying.
We Are Family
March 1st, 2017
ISBN 1680100548 (ISBN13: 9781680100549)
Through illness and health, in celebration and disappointment, families stick together. Some families are made up of many people, and some are much smaller. Sometimes family members look like each other, and sometimes they don't! But even though every family is different, the love is all the same.
Two Dads: A book about adoption
November 9th, 2014
ISBN 0993115306 (ISBN13: 9780993115301)
Having Two Dads is double the fun! Many families are different. The family in this story has Two Dads. A beautifully illustrated, affirming story of life with Two Dads, written from the perspective of their adopted child. Two Dads is a book about LGBT parents and adoption. The simple narrative and illustrations depict just how very normal LGBT families are. It is a funny and tender representation of family life. The book would be a good platform for opening up conversations about adoption or same sex parenting.
April 28th, 2012
Using "fairy" and "goblin" in lieu of female and male, the author has created a timely allegorical fairy tale. A youngster named Julep, who lives in a forest tribe, insists on growing up to be a goblin rather than a fairy. The tribe learns to accept that Julep is a goblin at heart, eventually coming around to support the physical transition that must be made for Julep to live as a goblin.
April 7th, 2004
ISBN 0374350027 (ISBN13: 9780374350024)
The members of Ms. Marston's kindergarten class are cleaning and decorating their room for the upcoming Open School Night. Molly and Tommy work on drawing pictures to put on the walls. Molly draws her family: Mommy, Mama Lu, and her puppy, Sam. But when Tommy looks at her picture, he tells her it's not of a family. "You can't have a mommy and a mama," he says. Molly doesn't know what to think; no one else in her class has two mothers. She isn't sure she wants her picture to be on the wall for Open School Night. Molly's dilemma, sensitively explored in words and art, shows readers that even if a family is different from others, it can still be happy, loving, and real.
The Generous Jefferson Bartleby Jones
November 1, 1991
ISBN 1555831982 (ISBN13: 9781555831981)
Generous Jefferson Bartleby Jones is a story told in rhyming verses about young Jeff and his two fathers. Jeff has a lot to feel good about because of the four days out of the week he spends with his dads, they always find exciting things to do like hiking, farming, horseback riding, or taking trips to the zoo. Jeff's best friends, Chad and Kim, don't feel as lucky as Jeff because they have only one dad each. Jeff generously loans out his dads, sometimes to Kim and other times to Chad. Accidentally, he loans both dads out on the same day and is left alone.
August 25th, 2015
ISBN 0545812542 (ISBN13: 9780545812542)
BE WHO YOU ARE. When people look at George, they think they see a boy. But she knows she's not a boy. She knows she's a girl. George thinks she'll have to keep this a secret forever. Then her teacher announces that their class play is going to be Charlotte's Web. George really, really, REALLY wants to play Charlotte. But the teacher says she can't even try out for the part... because she's a boy. With the help of her best friend, Kelly, George comes up with a plan. Not just so she can be Charlotte—but so everyone can know who she is, once and for all.
The Purim Superhero
December 28th, 2012
ISBN 0761390618 (ISBN13: 9780761390619)
Nate loves aliens and he really wants to wear an alien costume for Purim, but his friends are all dressing as superheroes, and he wants to fit in. What will he do? With the help of his two dads he makes a surprising decision.
Jenny Lives with Eric and Martin
January 1, 1983
ISBN 0907040225 (ISBN13: 9780907040224)
Jenny is a 5-year-old girl who lives in Denmark with her father and his lover. This photobook tells of a weekend in their lives, shopping, laundry, cooking, playing, a birthday party, and a friendly visit with Jenny's mother.
The Adventures of Tulip, Birthday Wish Fairy
January 1st, 2012
ISBN 0987976303 (ISBN13: 9780987976307)
Tulip as he deals with the birthday wishes of all the nine-year-olds in North America. Somewhat reminiscent of the Disney film Prep & Landing, This book provides a look into what exactly happens to all those wishes, what Wish Fairies eat for lunch, and what kinds of tools they're issued. Tulip receives a wish from a child known as David who wishes to live as Daniela. He doesn't understand how to help, so he seeks the wise counsel of the Wish Fairy Captain and learns some new Wish Fairy Skills (while also introducing the concept of trans-identified children in a friendly, sympathetic way). Tulip gets in a little hot water, but ultimately his compassion and thoughtfulness win the day, while serving as a model for readers.
A House for Everyone: A Story to Help Children Learn about Gender Identity and Gender Expression
May 21st, 2018
ISBN 1785924486 (ISBN13: 9781785924484)
At lunchtime, all of Tom's friends gather at school to work together building their house. Each one of them has a special job to do, and each one of them has a different way of expressing their gender identity. A very simple story that challenges gender stereotypes and shows 4 to 8 year old’s that it is OK to be yourself.
The Flower Girl Wore Celery
August 1st, 2016
When Emma's cousin Hannah gets married, Emma is thrilled to be the flower girl. However, nothing is quite as she expected it to be, from the ring bearer whom she expected to be a bear, to her celery-colored dress, which she expected to be covered in real celery, to the wedding's two brides.
Stella Brings the Family
May 5th, 2015
ISBN 1452111901 (ISBN13: 9781452111902)
Stella's class is having a Mother's Day celebration, but what's a girl with two daddies to do? It's not that she doesn't have someone who helps her with her homework or tucks her in at night. Stella has her Papa and Daddy who take care of her, and a whole gaggle of other loved ones who make her feel special and supported every day. She just doesn't have a mom to invite to the party. Fortunately, Stella finds a unique solution to her party problem in this sweet story about love, acceptance, and the true meaning of family.
June 15th, 2015
ISBN 0992538238 (ISBN13: 9780992538231)
Papa’s sister is getting married today! Daddy and I get ready, a flower girl I am. We witness in delight and giggle with glee but deep down in our hearts, we’re sad you see? When will my fathers be able to wed? I can only hope for change, in the future ahead.
Gender Now Coloring Book
September 1st, 2010
ISBN 0984379916 (ISBN13: 9780984379910)
The kids of the gender team are ready to show you the way, are you ready to color, learn, and play? Inside you'll find stories, pictures, games and more to encourage and remind you that you are free to be Gender is something relevant to all of us because we all express gender. You may or may not be transgender. You may or may not know a transgender child. The truth is that doesn't matter. We are all on this planet together. Gender Now is meant to provide reflection and support unity by showing multiple genders standing together. It is a specific opportunity to create balance and awareness by including gender expressions that are under-represented in our current culture.
How My Family Came to Be
December 31st, 2003
ISBN 0974200808 (ISBN13: 9780974200804)
Andrew Aldrich makes his writing debut with How My Family Came to Be - Daddy, Papa and Me. He is committed to advocating for families with gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender members. Andrew lives in Oakland, California with his partner and their son.
A Family Is a Family Is a Family
September 1st, 2016
ISBN 1554987946 (ISBN13: 9781554987948)
When a teacher asks the children in her class to think about what makes their families special, the answers are all different in many ways — but the same in the one way that matters most of all. One child is worried that her family is just too different to explain but listens as her classmates talk about what makes their families special.
Welcome to the Family
September 9th, 2014
ISBN 1847804616 (ISBN13: 9781847804617)
This book takes one element of The Great Big Book of Families — the arrival of new members into a family — and explores all the different ways a baby or child can become part of the clan, including natural birth within a nuclear family, adoption, fostering, same-sex parents, and many other aspects of bringing babies or children home. Following in the approach of the Great Big Book series, Welcome to the Family includes 12 double spreads, each exploring one theme, and lots of humor, jokes, and fun along the way. A unique information book, Welcome to the Family spreads an important and positive message: every family is different, and every family is equally valid and special, no matter how or when their children arrive.
It's Okay To Be Different
September 28th, 2006
ISBN 0316043478 (ISBN13: 9780316043472)
Told with Todd Parr's signature wit and wisdom, It's Okay to Be Different cleverly delivers the important messages of acceptance, understanding, and confidence in an accessible, child-friendly format. The book features the bold, bright colors and silly scenes that made Todd a premiere voice for emotional discussions in children's literature.
Real Sisters Pretend
May 10th, 2016
ISBN 0884484416 (ISBN13: 9780884484417)
This warm, engaging story, which unfolds entirely through the conversation of two adopted sisters, was inspired by the author's own daughters, whom she overheard talking about how adoption made them real sisters even though they have different birth parents and do not look alike.
Princess Princess Ever After
September 1st, 2014
ISBN 1620103400 (ISBN13: 9781620103401)
When the heroic princess Amira rescues the kind-hearted princess Sadie from her tower prison, neither expects to find a true friend in the bargain. Yet as they adventure across the kingdom, they discover that they bring out the very best in the other person. They'll need to join forces and use all the know-how, kindness, and bravery they have in order to defeat their greatest foe yet: a jealous sorceress, who wants to get rid of Sadie once and for all. Join Sadie and Amira, two very different princesses with very different strengths, on their journey to figure out what happily ever after really means -- and how they can find it with each other.
The Boy Who Cried Fabulous
March 15th, 2004
ISBN 1582461015 (ISBN13: 9781582461014)
Roger is a boy who simply can't stop smelling the roses. Can you blame him? Through his eyes the world is a wonder not to be rushed by. But his parents have an entirely different view, and they expect Roger to see things the way they do. Paired with vibrant illustrations, this cheerful tale will have children rejoicing along with Roger at all the fabulous things that await him when he steps outside.
Emma and Meesha My Boy: A Two Mom Story
November 15th, 2005
ISBN 1413416004 (ISBN13: 9781413416008)
This is a delightful story of little girl with two moms as she learns how to be nice to her cat. Follow along as Emma gets in trouble trying to play with Meesha Kitty and cheer as she learns to treat him with care.
The White Swan Express: A Story about Adoption
October 21st, 2002
ISBN 0618164537 (ISBN13: 9780618164530)
In China, the moon shines on four baby girls, fast asleep in an orphanage. Far away in North America, the sun rises over four homes as the people who live there get ready to start a long, exciting journey. This lovely story of people who travel to China to be united with their daughters describes the adoption process step by step and the anxiety, suspense, and delight of becoming a family. Told with tenderness and humor, and enlivened by joyous illustrations, The White Swan Express will go straight to readers’ hearts. Afterword.
Josh and Jaz Have Three Mums
July 9th, 2007
ISBN 1905664125 (ISBN13: 9781905664122)
This brightly illustrated book for young children helps to explain the diversity and 'difference' of family groups and encourages an understanding and appreciation of same sex parents. Josh and Jaz Have Three Mums will be particularly useful for social workers, childcare professionals, carers and adoptive parents when exploring the diversity of modern family life with young children.
Celebrating Families: LGBT Families
June 28th, 2016
A children’s picture rhyme book that features interactive coloring pages, ‘Celebrating Families’ is a feel-good toddler book that demonstrates happiness, diversity, well-being and bliss!This creative paperback provides any parent the opportunity to converse with their children about kindness and acceptance as well as different types of families. This book also shows children to love one another, be kind to each other and to “always be proud of who you are”.
My Mommy, My Mama, My Brother, and Me
April 30th, 2019
ISBN 1771087412 (ISBN13: 9781771087414)
Living by the sea offers myriad charms for the two young brothers in this poetic ode to beachcombing. When the fog disappears, the path to the beach beckons, with all the treasures it leaves behind: lobster traps, buoys, fused glass, urchins, a note in a bottle. But best of all is all the neighbors they meet along the way. An unforgettable instant classic for families of all shapes and sizes.
Love Makes a Family
May 1st, 2018
Whether you have two mums, two dads, one parent, or one of each, there's one thing that makes a family a family... and that's love.
Prince & Knight
May 1st, 2018
Once upon a time, in a kingdom far from here, there was a prince in line to take the throne, so his parents set out to find him a kind and worthy bride. The three of them traveled the land far and wide, but the prince didn't quite find what he was looking for in the princesses they met. While they were away, a terrible dragon threatened their land, and all the soldiers fled. The prince rushed back to save his kingdom from the perilous beast and was met by a brave knight in a suit of brightly shining armor. Together they fought the dragon and discovered that special something the prince was looking for all along.
The Day They Put A Tax on Rainbows
January 1, 1992
ISBN 1555832016 (ISBN13: 9781555832018)
Three original stories combining elements of traditional tales with characters that are members of nontraditional families.
Worm Loves Worm
January 5th, 2016
Perfect for fans of And Tango Makes Three and The Sissy Duckling, this irresistible picture book is a celebration of love in all its splendid forms from debut author J. J. Austrian and the acclaimed author-illustrator of Little Elliot, Big City, Mike Curato. You are cordially invited to celebrate the wedding of a worm . . . and a worm. When a worm meets a special worm and they fall in love, you know what happens next: They get married! But their friends want to know—who will wear the dress? And who will wear the tux? The answer is: It doesn't matter. Because Worm loves Worm.
April 3rd, 2015
Jeremiah Nebula is not a bullfrog. He is a black boy that loves pink things, and he desperately wants to travel to Mars. His voyage leads him to land on stars that have little Jeremiah confronting all of his fears, and not just the smalls ones, the really, really large ones. Will Jeremiah Nebula conquer his large fears? Will he ever make it to Mars? Blast off with “LARGE FEARS” to see if Jeremiah Nebula’s dreams come true or if they remain a daydream.
Made by Raffi
July 29th, 2014
ISBN 1847804330 (ISBN13: 9781847804334)
Raffi is a shy boy who doesn’t like noisy games and is often teased at school. But when he gets the idea of making a scarf for his dad’s birthday, he is full of enthusiasm even though the other children think it is girly to knit. Then the day draws near for the school pageant, and there is one big problem: no costume for the prince. And that’s when Raffi has his most brilliant idea of all — to make a prince’s cape. On the day of the pageant, Raffi’s cape is the star of the show.
The Duke Who Outlawed Jellybeans
January 1, 1991
ISBN 1555831990 (ISBN13: 9781555831998)
A collection of five stories about kings, queens, and princes, dragons, ogres, and wizards.
Two Moms, The Zark, And Me
January 1, 1993
ISBN 1555832369 (ISBN13: 9781555832360)
A boy loses his two moms when he makes friends with the zark at the zoo, and when he asks the McFinks for help, they disapprove of his family and make other plans for him.
Uncle What-Is-It is Coming to Visit
July 1, 1993
ISBN 1555832059 (ISBN13: 9781555832056)
Igor and Tiffany learn that their gay uncle is coming to visit... but their mother is interrupted before she can explain what "gay" means. The two children are alarmed when some older kids tell them what to expect. "Do we really want to meet this uncle?" they wonder. But the stereotypes are shattered when Uncle Brett finally arrives.
Rainbow: A First Book of Pride
May 7th, 2019
ISBN 1433830876 (ISBN13: 9781433830877)
A must-have primer for young readers and a great gift for pride events and throughout the year, beautiful colors all together make a rainbow in Rainbow: A First Book of Pride. This is a sweet ode to rainbow families, and an affirming display of a parent's love for their child and a child's love for their parents. With bright colors and joyful families, this book celebrates LGBTQ+ pride and reveals the colorful meaning behind each rainbow stripe. Readers will celebrate the life, healing, light, nature, harmony, and spirit that the rainbows in this book will bring.
Hello, It's Only Me
May 25th, 2012
Hello, It's Only Me! The Diary of A Transgendered Kid, lends an authentic look into the lives of Transgendered children, while promoting self-love and social acceptance. This book packs a powerful punch, as it touches on many issues a Transgender child my face. Nothing was spared in the publishing of, "Hello, It's Only Me!".. Littered with humor, Hello, It's Only Me! The Diary of A Transgendered Kid, is a "must read" for all children and adults, alike. Elementary schools should use this groundbreaking book as a learning tool, as education is the key to all things. "This book is an investment in humanity." -Thomas Johnson
A Peacock Among Pigeons
November 3rd, 2015
ISBN 1631773259 (ISBN13: 9781631773259)
A Peacock Among Pigeons is an LGBT-themed hardback children's book that tells the tale of learning how to stand out when you can't fit in.
Home at Last
September 13th, 2016
ISBN 0061349739 (ISBN13: 9780061349737)
A poignant, timely, and universal picture book about fear, adoption, family, and the joy of fatherhood, written by beloved and award-winning author Vera B. Williams and illustrated by the author in collaboration with two-time Caldecott Medalist Chris Raschka.
Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress
May 1st, 2014
ISBN 1554983479 (ISBN13: 9781554983476)
Morris has a great imagination. He paints amazing pictures and he loves his classroom's dress-up center, especially the tangerine dress. It reminds him of tigers, the sun and his mother's hair. The other children don't understand--dresses, they say, are for girls. And Morris certainly isn't welcome in the spaceship his classmates are building--astronauts, they say, don't wear dresses. One day Morris has a tummy ache, and his mother lets him stay home from school. He stays in bed reading about elephants, and her dreams about a space adventure with his cat, Moo. Inspired by his dream, Morris paints a fantastic picture, and everything begins to change when he takes it to school.
Gloria Goes to Gay Pride
June 28th, 1991
ISBN 1555831850 (ISBN13: 9781555831851)
Gloria and her two mothers join a parade celebrating Gay Pride Day.
All I Want To Be Is Me
March 23rd, 2011
ISBN 1452818258 (ISBN13: 9781452818252)
A beautifully illustrated children's book reflecting the diverse ways that young children experience and express their gender. The book gives voice to the feelings of children who don't fit into narrow gender stereotypes, and who just want to be free to be themselves. This book is a celebration of all children being who they are, and is a positive reflection of children, wherever they experience themselves on the gender spectrum.
Pink is Just a Color and so is Blue
October 15th, 2012
ISBN 1469902176 (ISBN13: 9781469902173)
You like to play with dolls? Fantastic! Your best friend is a girl—and she likes to crash cars, build things, and play pirates? Awesome! Toys are for having fun, exploring and learning about the bigger world! Forget about what's pink and blue and what toys are for who! How else would a boy decide he wants to be a chef one day? How else might a girl get the idea that she too could be a fire fighter? We are all different and like different things.
The Gender Identity Workbook for Kids
April 1st, 2018
ISBN 1684030307 (ISBN13: 9781684030309)
Transgender and gender nonconforming (TGNC) children need validation and support on their journey toward self- discovery. Unfortunately, due to stigma and misinformation, these kids can be especially vulnerable to bullying, discrimination, and even mental health issues such as anxiety or depression. The good news is that there are steps you can take to empower your child as they explore, understand, and affirm their gender identity.
My Two Dads and Me
March 26th, 2019
ISBN 0525580107 (ISBN13: 9780525580102)
Families with same-sex parents are celebrated in this board book that follows busy dads and their kids throughout their day--eating breakfast, getting dressed, heading out to the park, and settling back in at night with a bubble bath and a good-night lullaby. LGBTQ+ parents and their friends and families will welcome this diverse and cheerful book that reflects their own lives and family makeup. It's an ideal baby-shower and first-birthday gift in a children's book market where gay parents are still greatly underrepresented.
When Aidan Became A Brother
May 7th, 2019
When Aidan was born, everyone thought he was a girl. His parents gave him a pretty name, his room looked like a girl's room, and he wore clothes that other girls liked wearing. After he realized he was a trans boy, Aidan and his parents fixed the parts of life that didn't fit anymore, and he settled happily into his new life. Then Mom and Dad announce that they're going to have another baby, and Aidan wants to do everything he can to make things right for his new sibling from the beginning--from choosing the perfect name to creating a beautiful room to picking out the cutest onesie.
Is That For a Boy or a Girl?
January 1, 2015
ISBN 0987976338 (ISBN13: 9780987976338)
Meet some awesome kids who have gotten pretty tired of being told that certain things are for girls and others just for boys. See how they mix and match everything they like to get what suits them best!
Saturday Is Pattyday
May 1st 1993
ISBN 0934678510 (ISBN13: 9780934678513)
Newman tells a story of how a child feels when his two mommies separate and break up the family.
A is for Activist
October 1, 2012
ISBN 0988344890 (ISBN13: 9780988344891)
A is for Activist is an ABC board book for the next generation of progressives: Families that want their kids to grow up in a space that is unapologetic about activism, environmental justice, civil rights, LGBTQ rights, and so on.
Heather Has Two Mommies
October 28th, 1989
ISBN 1555835430 (ISBN13: 9781555835439)
One Dad, Two Dads, Brown Dad, Blue Dads
July 1st, 1994
ISBN 1555838480 (ISBN13: 9781555838485)
Two children—one with blue dads, one from a more traditional family—compare notes in this lighthearted book about parents who are different. In the end, of course, they discover that blue dads aren’t really that different from other dads. Except for one thing.
M is for Mustache
January 1, 2015
It's Pride Day, and this big loving chosen family is ready to celebrate! See what they do to make their Pride Day special and so much fun--one letter at a time!
Willow and the Wedding
May 15th, 2017
ISBN 1585369667 (ISBN13: 9781585369669)
Willow is back! This time she's so excited to be flower girl for her favorite uncle and his boyfriend's wedding. Willow just can't wait to help make it perfect. The beach ceremony! The dinner! The dessert! The dancing! But there's just one hiccup. Uncle Ash refuses to dance these days. A wedding with no dancing?! Willow makes it her mission to remind him of the joy he found in dancing years ago. On the evening of the wedding, Uncle Ash surprises them all and everyone dances in just the ways they were meant to.
Daddy, Papa, and Me
May 24th, 2016
ISBN 1479809128 (ISBN13: 9781479809127)
The landmark Supreme Court decision in June 2015 legalizing the right to same-sex marriage marked a major victory in gay and lesbian rights in the United States. Once subject to a patchwork of laws granting legal status to same-sex couples in some states and not others, gay and lesbian Americans now enjoy full legal status for their marriages wherever they travel or reside in the country.
The Big Gay Alphabet Coloring Book
June 1st, 2015
ISBN 1629630926 (ISBN13: 9781629630922)
Grab your crayons and your backpack for a fantastical journey through The Big Gay Alphabet Coloring Book, an activity book for adults that highlights memorable victories and collective moments in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, and pansexual culture. Each unique page, made up of inked and framed line drawings with beautiful typography, is reminiscent of a handsomely designed, vintage children’s alphabet book and aims to bring greater understanding of gender fluidity, gender diversity, and sexual orientation.
A Church for All
April 1st, 2018
ISBN 080751179X (ISBN13: 9780807511794)
This simple, lyrical story celebrates a Sunday morning at an inclusive church that embraces all people regardless of age, class, race, gender identity, and sexual orientation. All are welcome at the church for all!
Love is in the Hair
January 1, 2015
ISBN 0987976370 (ISBN13: 9780987976376)
Carter's up in the middle of the night, too excited to sleep: her baby sister is being born! She asks her Uncle Marcus to tell her stories about the beautiful things in his dreadlocks so she can relax and rest.
June 1, 1989
ISBN 1555831540 (ISBN13: 9781555831547)
Belinda's best friend Daniel, and Daniel's two mothers, help her to accept her body shape.
The Boy with Pink Hair
September 1st, 2011
ISBN 0451234200 (ISBN13: 9780451234209)
He was born that way-The Boy with Pink Hair. He had a cotton candy colored mop that no one had ever seen before . . . Life is not easy being pink. Adults stare at you, little children giggle behind your back and some kids are just mean. But when you have a best friend who appreciates your uniqueness and parents who are loving and supportive, you can do just about anything. From blogger-extraordinaire, Perez Hilton, comes the story of a boy who is not afraid to be who he is and how his difference makes a difference.
Sewing the Rainbow: The Story of Gilbert Baker and the Rainbow Flag
June 4th, 2018
ISBN 1433829029 (ISBN13: 9781433829024)
Gilbert Baker always knew he wanted a life full of color and sparkle. In his small, gray, flat Kansas hometown, he helped his grandma sew and created his own art whenever he could. It wasn't easy; life tried over and over again to make Gilbert conform. But his sparkle always shone through. He dreamed of someday going somewhere as vibrant and colorful as he was. Set against the backdrop of San Francisco during the day rights movement of the 1970s, Gilbert's story unfolds just like the flag he created: in a riot of color, joy, and pride.
Pink Is for Boys
June 5th, 2018
Pink is for boys... and girls... and everyone! This timely and beautiful picture book rethinks and reframes the stereotypical blue/pink gender binary and empowers kids – and their grown-ups – to express themselves in every color of the rainbow. Featuring a diverse group of relatable characters, Pink Is for Boys invites and encourages girls and boys to enjoy what they love to do, whether it's racing cars and playing baseball, or loving unicorns and dressing up. Vibrant illustrations help children learn and identify the myriad colors that surround them every day, from the orange of a popsicle, to the green of a grassy field, all the way up to the wonder of a multicolored rainbow.
Pearl Power & the Girl with Two Dads
March 1st, 2017
ISBN 1527266729 (ISBN13: 9781527266728)
PEARL POWER & THE GIRL WITH TWO DADS is a heart-warming tale of same-sex parenting. In her third adventure, Pearl meets a new girl at school who has a cool and exciting family set-up. Laugh as Pearl discovers that Matilda's two dads are actually really boring just like her own mum and dad.
Julián Is a Mermaid
May 22nd, 2018
ISBN 0763690457 (ISBN13: 9780763690458)
While riding the subway home from the pool with his abuela one day, Julián notices three women spectacularly dressed up. Their hair billows in brilliant hues, their dresses end in fishtails, and their joy fills the train car. When Julián gets home, daydreaming of the magic he's seen, all he can think about is dressing up just like the ladies in his own fabulous mermaid costume: a periwinkle curtain for his tail, the fronds of a potted fern for his headdress.
A Tale of Two Daddies
April 1st, 2010
ISBN 0981971466 (ISBN13: 9780981971469)
A Tale of Two Daddies is a playground conversation between two children. The boy says he heard that the girl has two dads. The girl says that is right--she has Daddy and Poppa. True to a child’s curiosity, practical questions follow: "Which dad helps when your team needs a coach? / Which dad cooks you eggs and toast?” To which she answers: "Daddy is my soccer coach. / Poppa cooks me eggs and toast.”
Gay and Lesbian Literary Heritage
June 1st, 1996
ISBN 1555833500 (ISBN13: 9781555833503)
Six years after writing and illustrating Daddy's Roommate, Michael Willhoite brings another pioneering story. Nick is like any other 10-year-old boy, but when Daddy and Daddy's roommate, Frank, decide to get married, Nick gets to do something extra special: play best man. And while everybody celebrates the big wedding day, the dog Clancy is working on a big surprise for all of them!
Mommy, Mama, and Me
June 9th, 2009
ISBN 1582462631 (ISBN13: 9781582462639)
Rhythmic text and illustrations with universal appeal show a toddler spending the day with its mommies. From hide-and- seek to dress-up, then bath time and a kiss goodnight, there's no limit to what a loving family can do together. Shares the loving bond between same-sex parents and their children.
The Adventures of Honey & Leon
September 19th, 2017
ISBN 0399557970 (ISBN13: 9780399557972)
Honey and Leon are rescue mutts who love their dads very much. But their dads often have to go away on glamorous and important business, which worries the dogs. Honey and Leon are done staying home and fretting—they’re off on a dad-protecting adventure! Careful to remain incognito, the two pups shadow their dads on a trip across the sea, keeping them out of danger at every turn! How did they survive without Honey and Leon’s protection for this long?
January 1, 2012
ISBN 0987976311 (ISBN13: 9780987976314)
"BACKWARDS DAY, set on the planet Tenalp, introduces us to a world where there are seventeen seasons, including one where bubblegum falls from the sky for three days and a single day when everything - everything everywhere - is backwards.
Better Nate Than Ever
February 5th, 2013
ISBN 1442446897 (ISBN13: 9781442446892)
Nate Foster has big dreams. His whole life, he’s wanted to star in a Broadway show. (Heck, he'd settle for *seeing* a Broadway show.) But how is Nate supposed to make his dreams come true when he’s stuck in Jankburg, Pennsylvania, where no one (except his best pal Libby) appreciates a good show tune? With Libby’s help, Nate plans a daring overnight escape to New York. There's an open casting call for E.T.: The Musical, and Nate knows this could be the difference between small-town blues and big-time stardom.
Jacob's New Dress
March 1st, 2014
ISBN 0807563730 (ISBN13: 9780807563731)
Jacob loves playing dress-up, when he can be anything he wants to be. Some kids at school say he can't wear "girl" clothes, but Jacob wants to wear a dress to school. Can he convince his parents to let him wear what he wants? This heartwarming story speaks to the unique challenges faced by boys who don't identify with traditional gender roles.
Uncle Bobby's Wedding
March 27th, 2008
ISBN 0399247122 (ISBN13: 9780399247125)
Bobby and Jamie are getting married, but Bobby's niece Chloe is worried that she won't be his favorite person anymore. Will Uncle Bobby still think she is special? Sarah Brannen's warm story is set in an alternative family as Uncle Bobby marries his boyfriend. Uncle Bobby's Wedding embraces Bobby's relationship with Jamie but keeps its focus where it truly belongs on an uncle and niece's love for each other.
Donovan's Big Day
April 26th, 2011
ISBN 1582463328 (ISBN13: 9781582463322)
Donovan's two moms are getting married, and he can't wait for the celebration to begin. After all, as ringbearer, he has a very important job to do. Any boy or girl with same-sex parents—or who knows a same-sex couple—will appreciate this picture book about love, family, and marriage. The story captures the joy and excitement of a wedding day while the illustrations show the happy occasion from a child's point of view.
Welcome to Our Family: A Baby Journal for LGBT Families
September 1st, 2004
ISBN 0967446848 (ISBN13: 9780967446844)
Created especially for LGBT families, this beautifully illustrated record book allows parents to preserve the memories of their child's first year.
Who Are You? The Kid's Guide to Gender Identity
December 21st, 2016
ISBN 1785927280 (ISBN13: 9781785927287)
This brightly illustrated children's book provides a straightforward introduction to gender for anyone aged 4+. It presents clear and direct language for understanding and talking about how we experience gender: our bodies, our expression and our identity. An interactive three-layered wheel included in the book is a simple, yet powerful, tool to clearly demonstrate the difference between our body, how we express ourselves through our clothes and hobbies, and our gender identity. Ideal for use in the classroom or at home, a short page-by-page guide for adults at the back of the book further explains the key concepts and identifies useful discussion points.
And Tango Makes Three
June 1st, 2005
ISBN 0689878451 (ISBN13: 9780689878459)
In the zoo there are all kinds of animal families. But Tango's family is not like any of the others. This illustrated children's book fictionalizes the true story of two male penguins who became partners and raised a penguin chick in the Central Park Zoo.
Be Who You Are
November 23rd, 2010
ISBN 1452087253 (ISBN13: 9781452087252)
Nick was born in a boy's body but has always felt like a girl inside. Nick's family supports him when he says he no longer wants to be called a boy or dress like a boy; "Always remember to be who you are Nick. Remember that we love you, and we are so proud of you." (p. 17). Nick's parents find a group for families like theirs. With their support, Nick expresses a desire to be addressed as "she," and then to be named "Hope."