13 of Our Favorite LGBTQ+ Books for Kids

Pride Month may be over but that doesn’t mean we’re done celebrating! If you’re looking to add even more diverse books to your home’s library to honor and learn more about the LGBTQ+ community, we’ve rounded up 13 of our favorite picture and board books for kids featuring storylines with gay, lesbian, non-binary, and transgender characters.

Check out the list below! 

Sophie Beer

Love Makes a Family

This sweet board book celebrates all different types of families and stresses that the most important part of any home is unconditional love.

Kyle Lukoff

When Aidan Became a Brother

A young transgender boy named Aidan prepares to welcome a new sibling and celebrates the many transitions a family can experience together.

Miriam B. Schiffer

Stella Brings The Family

When Stella's school has a Mother's Day celebration, the little girl finds a unique solution for who to invite to the party since she has two dads.

Jessica Herthel and Jazz Jennings

I Am Jazz

Written by trans teen and LGBTQ+ activist Jazz Jennings, this picture book is based on Jazz's real-life experience as a transgender kid.

Gayle E. Pitman

This Day in June

This book celebrates and explains Pride month with easy-to-understand LGBTQ+ history and culture.

Michael Joosten

My Two Moms and Me

A board book featuring diverse families with two moms as they go about their daily schedules of breakfast, playdates, bedtime stories, and more.

Jessica Love

Julián Is a Mermaid

When Julián gets a glimpse of costumed mermaids on a subway ride home from a visit to the pool, he's mesmerized and daydreams of dressing up like the ladies in his own mermaid costume.

Claudia Harrington

My Two Dads

A young boy named Lenny follows his friend Jasmine for a school project and learns she has two dads.

Peter Parnell and Justin Richardson

And Tango Makes Three

This sweet board book tells the story of two male Central Park Zoo penguins who create a nontraditional family by welcoming a baby of their own.

Michael Genhart PhD

Rainbow: A First Book of Pride

With adorable illustrations, this book is a great intro to LGBTQ+ pride and reminds kids that families come in all varieties.

Leslea Newman

Mommy, Mama, and Me

This board book tells the story of a toddler with two moms as they spend the day together.

Robin Stevenson

Pride Colors

'Pride Colors' explains and celebrates the unconditional love between parents and children through rhymes and colorful imagery.

Leslea Newman

Heather Has Two Mommies

When Heather and her classmates are asked to draw pictures of their families at school, the little girl realizes that no two families are exactly the same.

This article was originally published on June 18, 2020. 

 

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