LGBTQ Picture Books

My Sister, Daisy By Linus Curci (Illustrator), Adria Karlsson Cover Image
By Linus Curci (Illustrator), Adria Karlsson
$17.99
ISBN: 9781684463848
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Published: Capstone Editions - September 1st, 2021

Daisy's older brother is thrilled when he gets a new sibling. They are best buddies who do everything together. But in kindergarten, things change. His sibling tells him she is a girl and wants to be called Daisy. Daisy's brother must adjust to the change--including what it means for him and their relationship.


Grandad's Camper By Harry Woodgate Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781499811933
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Published: little bee books - April 6th, 2021

A Stonewall Honor Book

Best Illustrated Book -- Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2022

"As warm and friendly as a kind grandparent." Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW

"For the hope for new adventures, and the glimpse of intergenerational kindness and understanding, this lovely book should be on every shelf."


Love, Violet By Charlotte Sullivan Wild, Charlene Chua (Illustrator) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780374313722
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - January 4th, 2022

Perfect for Valentine's Day, Love, Violet by Charlotte Sullivan Wild and Charlene Chua is a touching picture book about friendship and the courage it takes to share your feelings.

A 2022 Lambda Literary Award Finalist

Only one person
makes Violet’s heart skip


Calvin By JR Ford, Vanessa Ford, Kayla Harren (Illustrator) Cover Image
By JR Ford, Vanessa Ford, Kayla Harren (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780593108673
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - November 9th, 2021

In this joyful and impactful picture book, a transgender boy prepares for the first day of school and introduces himself to his family and friends for the first time.


Mr. Watson's Chickens By Jarrett Dapier, Andrea Tsurumi (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jarrett Dapier, Andrea Tsurumi (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781452177144
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Published: Chronicle Books - October 5th, 2021

Interrupting Chicken meets Click, Clack, Moo in this zany classic-in-the-making!

With rollicking rhythms, nonsensical refrains, and too many chickens to count, this modern classic will inspire unstoppable giggles and endless rereads. Bawka-bawka!


Bathe the Cat By Alice B. McGinty, David Roberts (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Alice B. McGinty, David Roberts (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781452142708
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Published: Chronicle Books - February 8th, 2022

Cats + water: What could go wrong? This riotous romp of a picture book follows a frantic family as they try to get some chores done—with no help from the family cat, who keeps scrambling the list of chores to hilarious effect.


What Are Your Words?: A Book About Pronouns By Katherine Locke, Anne Passchier (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Katherine Locke, Anne Passchier (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316542067
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - May 25th, 2021

Follow Ari through their neighborhood as they try to find their words in this sweet, accessible introduction to gender-inclusive pronouns that is perfect for readers of all ages.  Whenever Ari's Uncle Lior comes to visit, they ask Ari one question: "What are your words?" Some days Ari uses she/her. Other days Ari uses he/him.


From Archie to Zack By Vincent Kirsch Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781419743672
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - December 29th, 2020

An unapologetic celebration of friendship and first crushes

“Archie loves Zack!”
“Zack loves Archie!”
Everyone said it was so.
But Archie hasn’t told Zack yet. And Zack hasn’t told Archie.


Bodies Are Cool By Tyler Feder, Tyler Feder (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Tyler Feder, Tyler Feder (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593112625
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Published: Rocky Pond Books - June 1st, 2021

This cheerful love-your-body picture book for preschoolers is an exuberant read-aloud with bright and friendly illustrations to pore over.
 


Uncle Bobby's Wedding By Sarah S. Brannen, Lucia Soto (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Sarah S. Brannen, Lucia Soto (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781499810080
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Published: little bee books - May 12th, 2020

Chloe's favorite uncle is getting married, and she's not happy about it. But after a magical day with Uncle Bobby and his boyfriend, Jamie, Chloe realizes she's not losing an uncle, but gaining one.


Pride Puppy! By Robin Stevenson, Julie McLaughlin (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Robin Stevenson, Julie McLaughlin (Illustrator)
$21.95
ISBN: 9781459824843
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Published: Orca Book Publishers - May 11th, 2021

" A] sheer delight and will be a welcome addition to shelves everywhere. Highly--and proudly--recommended." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"This engaging introduction to Pride parades for the youngest readers successfully testifies to the warmth and power of queer community." --Publishers Weekly, starred review


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The Little Library (Mr. Tiffin's Classroom Series) By Margaret McNamara, G. Brian Karas (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Margaret McNamara, G. Brian Karas (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525578338
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Published: Schwartz & Wade - March 23rd, 2021

Mr. Tiffin and his students from the perennially popular How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin? and The Dinosaur Expert make friends with, Librarian Beck a new character in the series who also happens to be non-binary. This thoughtful picture book is about a wood-working project that helps a young student become a book lover.


Born Ready: The True Story of a Boy Named Penelope By Jodie Patterson, Charnelle Pinkney Barlow (Illustrator) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593123638
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Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - April 20th, 2021

Jodie Patterson, activist and Chair of the Human Rights Campaign Foundation Board, shares her transgender son's experience in this important picture book about identity and acceptance.

Penelope knows that he's a boy. (And a ninja.) The problem is getting everyone else to realize it.


Jacob's School Play: Starring He, She, and They By Ian Hoffman, Sarah Hoffman, Chris Case (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Ian Hoffman, Sarah Hoffman, Chris Case (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781433836770
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Published: Magination Press - May 4th, 2021

Jacob--star of one of the most banned books of the decade according to the American Library Association--is back in his third book and ready to put on a school play


Rainbow: A First Book of Pride By Michael Genhart, Anne Passchier (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Michael Genhart, Anne Passchier (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781433830877
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Published: Magination Press - May 7th, 2019

"A joyous tribute to LGBTQ families." --Publishers Weekly

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.


I'm Not a Girl: A Transgender Story By Maddox Lyons, Jessica Verdi, Dana Simpson (Illustrator) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780374310684
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - August 4th, 2020

Based on a true transgender identity journey, the picture book I'm Not a Girl is an empowering story from writers Maddox Lyons and Jessica Verdi about a boy who is determined to be himself, illustrated by Dana Simpson.

Nobody seems to understand that Hannah is not a girl.


Maiden & Princess By Daniel Haack, Isabel Galupo, Becca Human (Illustrator) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781499807769
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Published: little bee books - April 2nd, 2019

In this modern fairy tale, a strong, brave maiden is invited to attend the prince's royal ball, but at the dance, she ends up finding true love in a most surprising place.

"The prince is smart and strong,"

she confided in her mother.

"But if I'm being honest,

I see him as a brother."

Her mother sai


And Tango Makes Three By Justin Richardson, Peter Parnell, Henry Cole (Illustrator) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780689878459
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - June 1st, 2005

And Tango Makes Three is the bestselling, heartwarming true story of two penguins who create a nontraditional family.

At the penguin house at the Central Park Zoo, two penguins named Roy and Silo were a little bit different from the others. But their desire for a family was the same.


Harriet Gets Carried Away By Jessie Sima, Jessie Sima (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jessie Sima, Jessie Sima (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481469111
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - March 6th, 2018

From the author and illustrator of the bestselling Not Quite Narwhal comes a sweet and funny story about remembering where you belong, no matter how far you roam, or what you’re wearing when you get there.

Harriet loves costumes. She wears them to the dentist, to the supermarket, and most importantly, to her super-special dress-up birthday party.


Prince & Knight By Daniel Haack, Stevie Lewis (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Daniel Haack, Stevie Lewis (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781499805529
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Published: little bee books - May 1st, 2018

"Victorious . . .


Ho'onani: Hula Warrior By Heather Gale, Mika Song (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Heather Gale, Mika Song (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780735264496
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Published: Tundra Books - October 1st, 2019

An empowering celebration of identity, acceptance and Hawaiian culture based on the true story of a young girl in Hawaiʻi who dreams of leading the boys-only hula troupe at her school.

Ho'onani feels in-between. She doesn't see herself as wahine (girl) OR kane (boy). She's happy to be in the middle. But not everyone sees it that way.


Pink Is for Boys By Robb Pearlman, Eda Kaban (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Robb Pearlman, Eda Kaban (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780762462476
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Published: Running Press Kids - June 5th, 2018

An empowering and educational picture book that proves colors are for everyone, regardless of gender.


Teddy's Favorite Toy By Christian Trimmer, Madeline Valentine (Illustrator) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481480796
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - February 27th, 2018

A mom goes to great lengths to rescue her son’s favorite doll in this delightful tribute to treasured toys—and mothers.

Teddy has a lot of cool toys. But his very favorite doll has the best manners, the sickest fighting skills, and a fierce sense of style. Then one morning, something truly awful happens. And there’s only one woman fierce enough to save the day.


When Aidan Became a Brother By Kyle Lukoff, Kaylani Juanita (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kyle Lukoff, Kaylani Juanita (Illustrator)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781620148372
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Published: Lee & Low Books - June 4th, 2019

Stonewall Book Award Winner, American Library Association (ALA)
Rainbow List, GLBTQ Round Table, American Library Association (ALA)
Lasting Connection Title, Book Links
Best Children's Books of the Year, Bank Street College of Education
White Raven Selection, International Youth Library
Best Books of the Year, School Library Journal


Stella Brings the Family By Miriam B. Schiffer, Holly Clifton-Brown (Illustrator) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781452111902
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Published: Chronicle Books - May 5th, 2015

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.


In Our Mothers' House By Patricia Polacco, Patricia Polacco (Illustrator) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780399250767
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Published: Philomel Books - April 30th, 2009

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.


Plenty of Hugs By Fran Manushkin, Kate Alizadeh (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Fran Manushkin, Kate Alizadeh (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525554011
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Published: Dial Books - April 14th, 2020

Two mommies spend a sunny day with their toddler in this cozy, rhyming picture book that is a loving celebration of family.


Julián Is a Mermaid By Jessica Love, Jessica Love (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jessica Love, Jessica Love (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780763690458
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Published: Candlewick - April 23rd, 2018

Winner of a 2019 Stonewall Book Award

In an exuberant picture book, a glimpse of costumed mermaids leaves one boy flooded with wonder and ready to dazzle the world.


Phoenix Goes to School: A Story to Support Transgender and Gender Diverse Children By Michelle Finch, Phoenix Finch Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781785928215
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Published: Jessica Kingsley Publishers - July 19th, 2018

My Mommy tells me I'm perfect and to be brave.

You know who you are, she says,

Just be yourself and always listen to your heart.


Love Makes a Family By Sophie Beer Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9780525554226
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Published: Dial Books - December 24th, 2018

This fun, inclusive board book celebrates the one thing that makes every family a family . . . and that's LOVE.


Jacob's Room to Choose By Sarah Hoffman, Ian Hoffman, Chris Case (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Sarah Hoffman, Ian Hoffman, Chris Case (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781433830730
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Published: Magination Press - May 7th, 2019

2020 ALA Rainbow Book List Selection
2020 NCSS/CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People Selection

When Jacob goes to the boys' bathroom he is chased out because the boys think he looks like a girl because of the way he is dressed. After Jacob's friend Sophie faces the same situation, their class gets together to make things better.


Jack (Not Jackie) By Erica Silverman, Holly Hatam (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Erica Silverman, Holly Hatam (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781499807318
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Published: little bee books - 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 and her family be able to accept that Jackie identifies more as "Jack"?

Susan thinks her little sister Jackie has the best giggle!


Daddy, Papa, and Me By Leslea Newman, Carol Thompson (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Leslea Newman, Carol Thompson (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781582462622
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Published: Tricycle Press - June 9th, 2009

A heartwarming board books about gay parents! A great purchase for new parents and new babies alike, and the perfect gift to show your love for daddy, pappa and more!


Mommy, Mama, and Me By Leslea Newman, Carol Thompson (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Leslea Newman, Carol Thompson (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781582462639
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Published: Tricycle Press - June 9th, 2009

A heartwarming board books about gay parents! A great purchase for new parents and new babies alike, and the perfect gift to show your love for mommy, mama and more!


My Two Dads and Me By Michael Joosten, Izak Zenou (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Michael Joosten, Izak Zenou (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780525580102
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Published: Doubleday Books for Young Readers - March 26th, 2019

Celebrate Pride every day with this adorable board book for the babies and toddlers of gay fathers, featuring a variety of diverse, loving families with two dads.