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Picture Books with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Gender Nonconforming, or Queer Characters/Themes @ Staley Library
Big Bob, Little Bob by
Call Number: JUV. PZ7.H83727 Bi 2016
Publication Date: 2016-10-11
Big Bob likes trucks and throwing balls and being loud. Little Bob likes dolls and jingling bracelets and being quiet. No matter what they do, they do not do it the same way. Can they possibly be friends despite these differences?
The Boy Who Cried Fabulous by
Call Number: JUV. PZ8.3.N4655 Bo 2004
Publication Date: 2004-03-15
Roger is a boy who simply can't stop smelling the roses. Can you blame him? Through his eyes the world is a wonder not to be rushed by. But his parents have an entirely different view, and they expect Roger to see things the way they do. Paired with vibrant illustrations, this cheerful tale will have children rejoicing along with Roger at all the fabulous things that await him when he steps outside.
Daddy, Papa, and Me by
Call Number: JUV. PZ8.3.N4655 Dad 2009
Publication Date: 2009-06-09
The story of a toddler's daily activities with two loving fathers.
Daddy's Roommate by
Call Number: JUV. PZ7.W655485 D34 2000
Publication Date: 1994-07-01
A young boy discusses his divorced father's new living situation, in which the father and his gay roommate share eating, doing chores, playing, loving, and living.
A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo by
Call Number: JUV. PZ7.1 .T95 2018
Publication Date: 2018-03-18
Meet Marlon Bundo, a lonely bunny who lives at the Naval Observatory with his Grandpa, the Vice President of the United States. But on this Very Special Day, Marlon's life is about to change forever ...
Families, Families, Families! by
Call Number: JUV. PZ8.3.L27672 Fam 2015
Publication Date: 2015-03-24
Moms, dads, sisters, brothers -- and even Great Aunt Sue -- appear in dozens of combinations, demonstrating all kinds of nontraditional families! Silly animals are cleverly depicted in framed portraits, and offer a warm celebration of family love.
The Family Book by
Call Number: JUV. PZ7.P2447 Fam 2010
Publication Date: 2010-05-01
Represents a variety of families, some big and some small, some with only one parent and some with two moms or dads, some quiet and some noisy, but all alike in some ways and special no matter what.
Heather Has Two Mommies by
Call Number: JUV. PZ7.N47988 H4 1989
Publication Date: 2003-12-01
Story of Heather, her two mothers and how they are similar to other families.
I Am Jazz by
Call Number: JUV. HQ77.7 .H467 2014
Publication Date: 2014-09-04
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.
In Our Mothers' House by
Call Number: JUV. PZ7.P75186 Mv 2009
Publication Date: 2009-04-30
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 dont accept them. They say they are different. How can a family have two moms and no dad? But Marmee and Meemas house is full of love. And they teach their children that different doesnt mean wrong. And no matter how many moms or dads they have, they are everything a family is meant to be.
Julián Is a Mermaid by
Call Number: JUV. PZ7.1.L68 Ju 2018
Publication Date: 2018-04-23
The day Julian sees three mesmerizing women dressed up as mermaids, everything changes. All he can think of is becoming a mermaid himself. But what will his Nana think?
King and King by
Call Number: JUV. PZ7.H11132 K5 2002
Publication Date: 2003-03-01
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.
Made by Raffi by
Call Number: JUV. PZ7.P7717 Mad 2014
Publication Date: 2014-07-29
Raffi is a shy boy who doesn't like noisy games and is often teased at school. But when he gets the idea of making a scarf for his dad's birthday he is full of enthusiasm, even though the other children think it is girly to knit. Then the day draws near for the school pageant, and there is one big problem ? no costume for the prince. And that's when Raffi has his most brilliant idea of all, to make a prince's cape. On the day of the pageant, Raffi's cape is the star of the show.
Maiden and Princess by
Call Number: JUV. PZ8.3.H1125 Mai 2019
Publication Date: 2019-04-02
When a maiden reluctantly attends a ball for her friend, the prince, everyone considers her his perfect match until she surprises them--and herself--by finding true love with someone else.
Mama and Mommy and Me in the Middle by
Call Number: JUV. PZ7.L13577 Mam 2022
Publication Date: 2022-03-29
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.
Mommy, Mama, and Me by
Call Number: JUV. PZ8.3.N4655 Mom 2009
Publication Date: 2009-06-09
A baby enjoys a number of fun activities with her two mothers.
Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress by
Call Number: JUV. PZ7.B18122 Mor 2014
Publication Date: 2014-05-13
Morris is a little boy who loves using his imagination. But most of all, Morris loves wearing the tangerine dress in his classroom’s dress-up center. The children in Morris’s class don’t understand. Dresses, they say, are for girls. And Morris certainly isn’t welcome in the spaceship some of his classmates are building. Astronauts, they say, don’t wear dresses. One day when Morris feels all alone and sick from their taunts, his mother lets him stay home from school. Morris dreams of a fantastic space adventure with his cat, Moo. Inspired by his dream, Morris paints the incredible scene he saw and brings it with him to school. He builds his own spaceship, hangs his painting on the front of it and takes two of his classmates on an outer space adventure.
My Maddy by
Call Number: JUV. PZ7.P648 My 2020
Publication Date: 2020-05-01
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.
My Rainbow by
Call Number: JUV. PZ7.1 .N3788 My 2020
Publication Date: 2020-10-20
A dedicated mom puts love into action as she creates the perfect rainbow-colored wig for her transgender daughter, based on the real-life experience of mother-daughter advocate duo Trinity and DeShanna Neal.
Call Number: PZ7.A519255 Nei 2018
Publication Date: 2018-02-13
In the Land of This and That, there are only two kinds: blue bunnies and yellow birds. But one day a funny green egg hatches, and a little creature that's not quite a bird and not quite a bunny pops out. It's neither! Neither tries hard to fit in, but its bird legs aren't good for jumping like the other bunnies, and its fluffy tail isn't good for flapping like the other birds. It sets out to find a new home and discovers a very different place, one with endless colors and shapes and creatures of all kinds. But when a blue bunny and a yellow bird with some hidden differences of their own arrive, it's up to Neither to decide if they are welcome in the Land of All. This colorful, simple, and touching story promotes diversity and offers a valuable lesson to the youngest of audiences: it is our differences that unite us.
Not Every Princess by
Call Number: JUV. PZ7.B636972 Not 2014
Publication Date: 2014-01-01
After listing activities that are stereotypically, but not always, attributed to princesses, fairies, pirates, superheroes, and more, encourages the reader to imagine what one could be, despite others' expectations. Includes note to parents.
Stella Brings the Family by
Call Number: JUV. PZ7.S34613 St 2015
Publication Date: 2015-05-05
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 amom to invite to the party. Fortunately, Stella finds a unique solution to her party problem in this sweet story about love, acceptance, and the true meaning of family.
A Tale of Two Daddies by
Call Number: JUV. PZ8.3.O318 Tal 2010
Publication Date: 2010-04-01
A Tale of Two Daddies is a playground conversation between two children. The boy says he heard that the girl has two dads. The girl says that is right. She has Daddy and Poppa. True to a child's curiosity, practical questions follow. "Which dad helps when your team needs a coach? / Which dad cooks you eggs and toast?" To which she answers: "Daddy is my soccer coach. / Poppa cooks me eggs and toast."
A Tale of Two Mommies by
Call Number: JUV. PZ8.3.O318 Tal 2011
Publication Date: 2011-09-01
A Tale of Two Mommies is a beach conversation among three children. One boy asks another boy about having two mommies. A young girl listening in asks some questions too.
True to a child's curiosity, practical questions follow. "Which mom is there when you want to go fishing? / Which mom helps out when Kitty goes missing?" To which he answers: "Mommy helps when I want to go fishing. / Both Mommies help when Kitty goes missing."
And Tango Makes Three by
Call Number: JUV. PZ10.3.R414 T3 2005
Publication Date: 2005-04-26
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.
This Day in June by
Call Number: JUV PZ8.3.P5586836 Th 2014
Publication Date: 2013-10-01
In a wildly whimsical, validating, and exuberant reflection of the LGBT community, this title welcomes readers to experience a pride celebration and share in a day when we are all united. Also included is a reading guide chock-full of facts about LGBT history and culture, as well as a 'Note to Parents and Caregivers' with information on how to talk to children about sexual orientation and gender identity in age-appropriate ways.
Uncle Bobby's Wedding by
Call Number: JUV. PZ7.B737514 Unc 2008
Publication Date: 2008-03-27
Chloë is jealous and sad when her favorite uncle announces that he will be getting married, but as she gets to know Jamie better and becomes involved in planning the wedding, she discovers that she will always be special to Uncle Bobby--and to Uncle Jamie, too.
What Are Your Words? by
Call Number: JUV. PZ7.1.L623 Wh 2021
Publication Date: 2021-05-25
Ari knows a lot of words for neighbors, including the pronouns each prefers, and with help from Uncle Lior, who always asks "What are your words," figures out which pronouns--and other words--fit best today.
When Aidan Became a Brother by
Call Number: JUV. PZ7.1.L8456 Whe 2019
Publication Date: 2019-05-07
When Aidan was born, everyone thought he was a girl. His parents gave him a pretty name, his room looked like a girl's room, and he wore clothes that other girls liked wearing. After he realized he was a trans boy, Aidan and his parents fixed the parts of his life that didn't fit anymore, and he settled happily into his new life. Then Mom and Dad announce that they're going to have another baby, and Aidan wants to do everything he can to make things right for his new sibling from the beginning--from choosing the perfect name to creating a beautiful room to picking out the cutest onesie. But what does "making things right" actually mean? And what happens if he messes up? With a little help, Aidan comes to understand that mistakes can be fixed with honesty and communication, and that he already knows the most important thing about being a big brother: how to love with his whole self.
When Kayla Was Kyle by
Call Number: JUV. PZ7.F12 Whe 2013
Publication Date: 2013-04-01
Kyle doesn't understand why the other kids at school call him names. He looks like other boys, but doesn't feel like them. Can Kyle find the words to share his feelings about his gender -- and can his parents help him to transition into the girl he was born to be?
Who's in My Family? by
Call Number: JUV. PZ7.H2436 Who 2012
Publication Date: 2012-09-11
Nellie and her little brother Gus discuss all kinds of families during a day at the zoo and dinner at home with their relatives afterwards.