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LGBTQ Picture Books

Age-appropriate picture books depicting LGBTQ+ families.

Booklist in progress - coming soon!

Cover of Worm Loves Worm
J.J.
Austrian
Mike Curato

Two worms in love decide to get married, and with help from Cricket, Beetle, Spider, and the Bees they have everything they need and more, but which one will be the bride and which the groom?

Cover of King & King & Family
Linda
de Haan
Stern Nijland

King Lee and King Bertie take a honeymoon trip to the jungle and bring home a surprise.

Cover of Daddy, Papa, and Me
Lesléa
Newman
Carol Thompson

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. Share the loving bond between same-sex parents and their children.

Cover of Morris Micklewhite and the
Christine
Baldacchino
Isabelle Malefant

A young boy faces adversity from classmates when he wears an orange dress at school.

Cover of I am Jazz!
Jessica Herthel
Jazz Jennings
Shelagh McNicholas

Presents the story of a transgender child who traces her early awareness that she is a girl in spite of male anatomy and the acceptance she finds through a wise doctor who explains her natural transgender status.

Cover of Donovan's Big Day
Lesléa
Newman
Mike Dutton

From the moment Donovan wakes in the morning, he painstakingly prepares for his special role in the wedding ceremony of his two mothers.

Cover of Molly's Family
Nancy
Garden
Sharon Wooding

When Molly draws a picture of her family for Open School Night, one of her classmates makes her feel bad because he says she cannot have a mommy and a mama.

Cover of The Great Big Book of Fami
Mary
Hoffman
Ros Asquith

Features illustrations and descriptions of different types of families and how their lives are similar and different.

Cover of Felicia's Favorite Story
Lesléa
Newman
Adriana Romo

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.

Cover of Call Me Tree (Llamame arbo
Maya Christina
Gonzalez
Dana Goldberg

A bilingual poetic tale that follows one child/tree from the depths of Mami/Earth to the heights of the sky, telling a story about being free to grow and be who we are meant to be and honoring our relationship with the natural world.

Cover of Jacob's New Dress
Sarah & Ian
Hoffman
Chris Case

Jacob, who likes to wear dresses at home, convinces his parents to let him wear a dress to school too.

Cover of Heather Has Two Mommies
Lesléa
Newman
Diana Souza

Heather Has Two Mommies was the first lesbian-themed children's book ever published. The simple and straightforward story of a little girl named Heather and her two lesbian mothers was created by Newman and illustrator Diana Souza because children's books that reflected non-traditional families did not exist. Its enduring message about tolerance and acceptance will appeal to readers of all ages and backgrounds.

Cover of King & King
Linda
de Haan
Stern Nijland

When the queen insists that the prince get married and take over as king, the search for a suitable mate does not turn out as expected.

Cover of Families, Families, Famili
Suzanne
Lang
Max Lang

A host of animals portrays all kinds of non-traditional families.

Cover of Mommy, Mama, and Me
Lesléa
Newman
Carol Thompson

A baby enjoys a number of fun activities with her two mothers.

Cover of Princess Princess Ever Aft
Katie
O'Neill
Ari Yarwood

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.

Cover of A Tale of Two Daddies
Vanita
Oelschlager
Kristin Blackwood & Mike Blanc

A young girl describes how her two daddies help her through her day, including her poppa cooking eggs and toast, her daddy fixing her knee when she is hurt, and both fathers being there for her when she needs love.

Cover of A Tale of Two Mommies
Vanita
Oelschlager
Mike Blanc

A young boy describes to two other children how his two mommies help him with all his needs.

Cover of It's Okay to Be Different
Todd
Parr

Illustrations and brief text describe all kinds of differences that are "okay," such as "It's Okay to be a different color," "It's Okay to need some help," "It's Okay to be adopted," and "It's Okay to have a Different nose."

Cover of Who Are You? The Kid's Gui
Brook
Pessin-Whedbee
Naomi Bardoff

Who are you? is an introduction to gender for ages 3+, with straightforward language for talking about how we experience gender: our body, our expression,and our gender identity. Ideal for use in the classroom or at home, it includes an interactive wheel and a guide for adults, explaining key concepts and identifying useful discussion points.

Cover of This Day in June
Gayle E
Pitman
Kristyna Litten

A picture book illustrating a Pride parade. The endmatter serves as a primer on LGBT history and culture and explains the references made in the story.

Cover of And Tango Makes Three
Justin Richardson
Henry Cole
Peter Parnell

At New York City's Central Park Zoo, two male penguins fall in love and start a family by taking turns sitting on an abandoned egg until it hatches.

Cover of In Our Mothers' House
Patricia
Polacco

Three young children experience the joys and challenges of being raised by two mothers.