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Children's Books About LGBTQ+ Families

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These stories feature a diverse lineup of LGBTQ+ families. From board books all the way to chapter books, get to know a fictional family that's the same or different from yours.  

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Love Makes A Family
Sophie Beer
Whether you have one parent, two moms, two dads, a mom and a dad, or another wonderful caregiver, there's one thing that makes a family a family... and that's love.
Daddy & Dada
Ryan Brockington
A little girl explains how families, including hers, come in many shapes and sizes--some with a mom and a dad, some with two dads, some with two moms, and more.
The Pants Project
Cat Clarke
Eleven-year-old Liv fights to change the middle school dress code requiring girls to wear a skirt and, along the way, finds the courage to tell his moms he is meant to be a boy.
My Family, Your Family!
Kathryn Cole
A board book for babies about families. This book includes a diverse array of characters and celebrates gay parents, single parents, blended families, and other family groups rarely seen in board books.
My Two Dads And Me
Michael Joosten
An adorable board book for the babies and toddlers of gay fathers, featuring a variety of diverse, loving families with two dads.
My Two Moms And Me
Michael Joosten
An adorable board book for the babies and toddlers of lesbian mothers, featuring a variety of diverse, loving families with two moms.
Mama And Mommy And Me In The Middle
Nina LaCour
When her mother goes on a business trip, a little girl, who loves to sit between Mama and Mommy at the table, misses her a lot and feels empty until Mommy finally comes home, filling the void with love.
Different Kinds Of Fruit
Kyle Lukoff
When Annabelle learns that her father shares something big--and surprising--in common with her new nonbinary friend, she begins to see herself, and her family, in a whole new light.
Plenty Of Hugs
Fran Manushkin
Illustrations and gently rhyming text follow two mothers and their toddler on a sunny day.
Bathe The Cat
Alice B. McGinty
Dad has posted a list of chores for the family to do before grandma comes, including bathing the cat; but the cat does not want a bath, so she mixes up the instructions, and soon the family is mowing the floor, vacuuming the lawn, mopping the baby--and the house is in chaos.
My Moms Love Me
Anna Membrino
Perfect for reading aloud with its rhyming, rhythmic text, this picture book finds two mommies sharing a perfect day with their little one, from visiting animals on a farm to bedtime snuggles.
Daddy, Papa, And Me
Newman, Lesléa.
The story of a toddler's daily activities with two loving fathers.
Mommy, Mama, And Me
Lesléa Newman
A baby enjoys a number of fun activities with her two mothers.
Heather Has Two Mommies
Lesléa Newman
When Heather and her classmates all draw pictures of their families, not one drawing is the same. It doesn't matter who makes up a family, the teacher says, because "the most important thing about a family is that all the people in it love one another.
Princess Puffybottom...and Darryl
Nielsen-Fernlund, Susin, 1964- author.
When Darryl arrives in Princess Puffybottom's kingdom, she is not amused.
Adventures With My Daddies
Peter, Gareth, author.
A child describes all of the adventures she has with her two daddies.
My Maddy
Pitman, Gayle E., author.
A child celebrates her Maddy, who is neither mommy nor daddy but a little bit of both, like so many things in nature. Includes note to parents.
She's My Dad! : A Story For Children Who Have A Transgender Parent Or Relative
Sarah Savage
This brightly illustrated book will open up discussion for people wanting to educate their children about a loved one transitioning or just about trans people in general.
He's My Mom!: A Story For Children Who Have A Transgender Parent Or Relative
Sarah Savage
Benjamin educates his cousin on transitioning and gender identity.
Stella Brings The Family
Miriam B. Schiffer
Stella brings her two fathers to school to celebrate Mother's Day.
Harriet Gets Carried Away
Jessie Sima
While shopping with her two dads for supplies for her birthday party, Harriet, who is wearing a penguin costume, is carried away by a waddle of penguins and must hatch a plan in order to get herself back to the store in the city.
To Night Owl From Dogfish
Holly Goldberg Sloan
Unhappy about being sent to the same summer camp after their fathers start dating, Bett and Avery, eleven, eventually begin scheming to get the couple back together after a break-up. Told entirely through emails.

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