20+ of Our Favorite LGBTQ+ Books for Kids

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pride month books for kids

Pride Month is just beginning, so we’re 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 20+ of our favorite picture and board books for kids featuring storylines with gay, lesbian, non-binary, and transgender topics and characters.

We love that these books encourage little ones to become their authentic selves through inspiring stories of others who have paved the way. Whether someone in your family or someone you know is part of the community or not, all kids can learn something from hearing these stories. 

There are options for informational books to teach kids about different LGBTQ+ terminology and gender stereotypes, as well as personal stories of perseverance and acceptance. There’s something for little and big kids, toddlers, and preschool-age kiddos here. Little ones will love the bright and colorful illustrations, as well as the rhythms of some of the books, while older kids can be inspired by the tales of overcoming adversity. 

While we celebrate pride with bright colors and fun parades, it’s also important to remember what this month is all about. Celebrate Pride Month with the list of LGBTQ+ books for kids below! 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Gayle E. Pitman

This Day in June

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

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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.

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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.

Check out the next part of Julián's story in Julián at the Wedding.

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Claudia Harrington

My Two Dads

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

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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.

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Louie Stowell & Ellie Barnes

ABC Pride

In this two-for-one learning experience, little kids can work on their ABCs while learning about the LGBTQIA+ community.

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Dan Saks

Families Belong

Families come in all shapes and sizes in this sweet board book. With bright illustrations and rhyming words, Families Belong celebrates the unconditional love of families.

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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.

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Leslea Newman

Mommy, Mama, and Me

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

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Leslea Newman

Daddy, Papa, and Me

Similar to Mommy, Mama, and Me comes the story of a toddler spending the day with their two dads.

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Robin Stevenson

Pride Colors

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

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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.

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Jeffrey Bone and Lisa Bone

Not Every Princess

A Top Ten Title on the 2015 American Library Association Rainbow List, this poetic book inspires kids to question the expectations of gender stereotypes and be who they want to be.

Aaron Slater
Andrea Beaty and David Roberts

Aaron Slater Illustrator

In the latest book from Beaty and Roberts' The Questioneers series, Aaron Slater sees the world differently from his peers. He also has dyslexia (and the book is printed in dyslexia-friendly font). Readers will love following Aaron as he begins to tell his story through art. We also learn through pictures that Aaron has the loving support of his two moms.

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Hunter Chinn-Raicht

A Kids Book About Being Non-Binary

From the A Kids Book About series, this new book explores what being non-binary means in kid-friendly terms.

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Maryann Jacob Macias

Téo's Tutu

Many little kids can relate to this story! As Téo gets ready for his dance recital, he faces the challenge of picking out the perfect outfit. With the help of his parents and teachers, he learns a lot about becoming his authentic self.

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Elise Gravel & Mykaell Blais

Pink, Blue, and You!

Books offer great conversation-starter opportunities. With this book, parents can open the door for discussions on gender stereotypes.

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Rebel Girls

Rebel Girls Celebrate Pride

For fans of the Rebel Girls book collection, be sure to add this to the library. This book celebrates 25 inspiring stories of members of the LGBTQIA+ community.

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