Friday, February 5, 2016

Normal Norman

Normal Norman 
by Tara Lazar 
illus. by S. britt 
Language: English 
New York : Sterling Books, 2016. 
40 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 9781454913214 ; 1454913215 
Summary: What is "normal?" That's the question an eager young scientist, narrating her very first book, hopes to answer. Unfortunately, her exceedingly "normal" subject—an orangutan named Norman—turns out to be exceptionally strange. He speaks English, sleeps in a bed, loves his stuffed toy, goes bananas over pizza, and even deep-sea dives! Oh, no: what's a "normal" scientist to do? A humorous look at the wackiness that makes us all special— and a gentle reminder that "normal" can't ever be defined! 
Available: http://www.amazon.com/Normal-Norman-Tara-Lazar/dp/1454913215

Saturday, January 23, 2016

The lesbian

The lesbian 
by Prisca Christina Yue 
Language: English 
Xlibris, 2015. 
32 p. : col. ill. 8.5 x 8.5 cm. 
ISBN: 9781514441923 
Summary: This book tells the story of the friendship between two girls at school named Gianna and Sapphire. The two have been good friends since pre-school and have maintained a firm relationship. Sapphire is a beautiful and very popular student. She always wears her hair in a long side braid every time she went to school. One day however, she came to school with a shaved head, much to the surprise of everyone. After being confronted by her classmates, Sapphire admitted to be a lesbian. As the news spread around her school, Sapphire's popularity soon waned. People began to bully her and no one was willing to help, including her best friend Gianna. One day, Sapphire finally told Gianna the shocking truth behind her shaved head. Read this book to learn what the secret behind her shaved head is. 
Available: http://bookstore.xlibris.com/Products/SKU-000943359/The-Lesbian.aspx

Jeb's ABCs

Jeb's ABCs 
by Konrad Juengling 
illus. by Chayadi Chin 
Language: English 
CreateSpace, 2015. 
28 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1519404565 ; 9781519404565 
Summary: Jeb's ABCs is a satirical children's book based on Jeb Bush of the political Bush family. It uses real-life quotes and policies supported by Jeb, presented in an ABC format with him as a child. It is a tongue-in-cheek and factual review of what Jeb thinks about homosexuality, immigrants, and women on welfare, among other social issues. 
Available: http://www.amazon.com/Jebs-ABCs-Konrad-Juengling/dp/1519404565

Square Zair Pair

Square Zair Pair 
by Jase Peeples 
illus. by Christine Knopp 
Language: English 
Zair Pair Books, 2016. 
48 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 0996826300 ; 9780996826303
Summary: Square Zair Pair is a children's picture book about embracing our differences. The story takes place in the magical land of Hanamandoo, a place where square and round Zairs live. Zairs do all things in pairs, one round with one square. But one day when two square Zairs pair for the first time, the others reject them before realizing different pairs of Zairs make their village stronger. 
Available: http://www.amazon.com/Square-Zair-Pair-Christine-Knopp/dp/0996826300

Monday, January 18, 2016

Mamá y mami sueñan con un bichito de luz

Mamá y mami sueñan con un bichito de luz
written and illustrated by Judit Franch 
Language: Spanish
[Spain] : LiberumVoxBooks, 2015.
ISBN: 9781910650066 
Summary: Una noche mientras dormían Mamá y Mami, que se quieren muchísimo, sueñan con un Bichito de Luz muy insistente que quiere convertirse en un bebé… ¿Lo conseguirá? 
Available: http://libreriaolacacia.com/tienda/libros-diversidad-familiar/mama-y-mami-suenan-con-un-bichito-de-luz/

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Worm loves worm

Worm loves Worm 
by J. J. Austrian 
illus. by Mike Curato 
Language: English 
New York : Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2016] ©2016. 
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 cm. 
ISBN: 9780062386335 ; 0062386336 
Summary: Two worms in love decide to get married, and with help from Cricket, Beetle, Spider, and the Bees they have everything they need and more, but which one will be the bride and which the groom? 
Available: http://www.amazon.com/Worm-Loves-J-Austrian/dp/0062386336

A place in your heart: a story for children living in foster care

A place in your heart: a story for children living in foster care 
written and illustrated by Melanie Lee 
Language: English 
[NSW : Australia] : Benevolent Society, 2015.
28 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 9780994209221 
Summary: To help foster children feel comfortable in diverse families, a beautiful and colourful children’s book called A Place in Your Heart 
Full-text available online: http://online.fliphtml5.com/knbu/rdst/#p=1

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Sophia's broken crayons: a story of surrogacy from a young child's perspective

Sophia's broken crayons: a story of surrogacy from a young child's perspective 
by Crystal Falk 
Language: English 
CreateSpace, 2015. 
36 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1517131286 ; 9781517131289 
Summary: Sophia's Broken Crayons (Intended Fathers Version) is a book for young children, recommended for children ages 2 to 6 years old which tells a story of surrogacy from a young child's perspective in a practical way that children can understand and grasp. A little girl by the name of Sophia is heartbroken after she discovers all of her crayons are broken. Sophia's friend's share their crayons with her as she experiences seeing her parents choose to give the gift of surrogacy to their friends who are a same sex couple. Sophia's Broken Crayons is a very easy and understanding way to help explain surrogacy to a young child which include questions such as why would someone choose a surrogate to help grow their family? Why would someone choose to become a surrogate? Follow the story of Sophia as she learns about sharing and helping out friends in need as well as why families choose surrogates to help grow their families and why surrogates choose to help other families that way. Discover and enjoy the story of Sophia and her broken crayons! 
Available: https://www.createspace.com/5541645

Forunderlige familier

Forunderlige familier 
by Gitte Camilla Buus Lyngbye and Kathrine Amalie Hvidman 
illus. by Lillian Blakeley 
Language: Danish 
København : Pippi, 2012. 
[32] sider : ill. i farver 
ISBN: 9788792867018 ; 8792867014 
Summary: Så fortæller forældrene om de mange forskellige slags familier man kan have - og at alle familier er lige gode. 
Available: https://www.saxo.com/dk/forunderlige-familier_gitte-camilla-buus-lyngbye_hardback_9788792867018

Sunday, January 3, 2016

O Menino que Brincava de Ser

O Menino que Brincava de Ser
by Georgina de Costa Martins
illus. by Pinky Wainer
Language: Portuguese
São Paulo : Difusão Cultural do Livro, 2000.
84 p. : ill. ; cm.
ISBN: 8573384174 ; 9788573384178
Summary: Dudu, um garoto de seis anos, adorava brincar de ser. De ser fada, princesa e principalmente bruxa. Seus pais ficam preocupados com a situação. Querem descobrir se há como alterar o comportamento do filho, que consideram anormal. Mas o menino conta com o afeto de sua avó. Isso o ajuda a não se intimidar perante os obstáculos. Quer continuar a ter o direito de brincar de ser e de sonhar. Esse livro permite a discussão de temas delicados, como o preconceito e a intolerância, e retrata as conseqüências que a falta de diálogo pode causar à vida familiar. Dud gostava de brincar de ser, uma brincadeira muito legal e divertida. Só que seus pais não estavam muito felizes com isso. Ao ler olivro você vai entender o porquê. E vai também poder refletir sobre questões como preconceito, intolerância e falta de diálogo. Você já ouviu falar nessas questõs?
Available: http://www.editoradcl.com.br/Produto/167/o-menino-que-brincava-ser

Ser Diferente É Bom

Ser Diferente É Bom 
by Sónia Pessoa 
illus. by Carla Carvalho 
Language: Portuguese 
[Portugal]: Papiro, 2008. 
24 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 9789896363390 
Summary: Livro Infantil sobre homossexualidade e diversidade cultural, roçando a higiene de cada criança e o seu dia-a-dia. É efectivamente um livro sobre a amizade, pois é a amizade que se trata quando precisamos de saber conviver com as diferenças, mesmo (ou talvez sobretudo) se ainda não as conseguimos entender. 
Available: http://www.bulhosa.pt/livro/ser-diferente-e-bom-sonia-pessoa/ 
More information: https://oslivrosqueninguemquisdaraler.wordpress.com/ser-diferente-e-bom-aprender-a-vida-na-escola/

Luanda, Lua

Luanda, Lua 
by Marta Morgado 
Surd'universo, 2012. 
Language: Portuguese 
47 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 9789899525481 
Summary: Inclui DVD com a história contada em LGP.Esta é a história de uma cachorra adotada por duas pessoas que se amavam muito muito e por isso queriam formar uma família. A cachorra chamou-se Luanda e durante algum tempo foi o centro das atenções das suas duas mães. Luanda sentia a sua família especial, tão especial como a de qualquer outro cão que receba uma boa dose de amor e diversão. Mal sabia ela que a sua família ia ficar ainda mais alegre com a chegada de novos membros. 
Available: http://www.livrarialeitura.pt/livro/luanda-lua-marta-morgado/

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Papá, Papi y yo: la historia de una niña nacida por gestación subrogada

Papá, Papi y yo: la historia de una niña nacida por gestación subrogada 
by Luis Moya Albiol and Denis Zamaro
illus. by Mercedes Balaguer 
Language: Spanish 
[Spain]: Bostezo, 2015. 
ISBN: 9788494192647 
Summary: Ornella tiene dos papás. Vino al mundo gracias a Melissa, que cuidó de ella durante los nueve meses de embarazo. Un cuento para visibilzar y explicar a los niños y a las niñas las diversas maneras de confromar una familia. 
Available: http://libreriaolacacia.com/tienda/libros-diversidad-familiar/papa-papi-y-yo/

A Princesa e a Costureira

A Princesa e a Costureira 
by Janaína Leslão 
illus. by Júnior Caramez 
Language: Portuguese 
Metinoia Editora, 2015. 
52 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 9788563439789 
Summary: O livro conta a história da princesa Cíntia, que quando nasceu foi prometida em casamento para Febo, o príncipe do reino vizinho, para que se mantivessem os laços de amizade entre os reinos. Quando chegou a época da cerimônia, a princesa foi encomendar seu vestido e, então, conheceu a costureira Isthar, por quem se apaixonou. Quando Cíntia anunciou para os pais suas intenções com Ishtar e disse que não mais se casaria com Febo, seu pai mandou que a prendessem na torre do castelo, pois desafiou o interesse e a tradição dos reinos, que dizia que moças deveriam se casar com rapazes. Para garantir um final feliz, a princesa e a costureira receberão ajuda da irmã da princesa, do próprio príncipe, da Fada Madrinha e de uma Agulha Mágica. O livro pretende auxiliar famílias e escolas, tanto na discussão sobre a diversidade humana como sobre a luta mais ampla pelos direitos das pessoas LGBT. 
Available: http://www.metanoiaeditora.com/loja/products/A-Princesa-e-a-Costureira.html

Tenho dois papais

Tenho dois papais 
written and illus. by Bela Bordeaux 
Language: Portuguese 
2015. 
p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 
Summary: Um livro infantil para estimular pequeninos e grandões a pensarem sobre família e diversidade. Afinal de contas, o que importa é o amor!
Available: http://www.tenhodoispapais.com.br/

Friday, December 18, 2015

My Favorite Color is Pink

My Favorite Color is Pink 
written and illustrated by Nina Benedetto 
Language: English 
CreateSpace, 2015. 
40 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 151195759X ; 9781511957595 
Summary: A child, born into a male body, finds the strength and courage to claim her full and authentic gender identity. This book is an affirmation for all people who are longing to claim their birthright to be themselves. It goes to the heart of teaching compassion. My goal is to open a conversation that helps navigate through this transition with empathy, understanding and acceptance. 
Available: https://www.createspace.com/5466446

About Chris

About Chris 
written and illustrated by Nina Benedetto 
Language: English 
CreateSpace, 2015. 
40 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1514195895 ; 9781514195895 
Summary: This story affirms the dignity and self worth of a child who knows that he is a boy despite the fact that his body is female. Chris's story portrays his determination to be his true self, and the lesson his teacher learns. May this lesson open hearts and minds! 
Available: https://www.createspace.com/5533114

Thursday, December 3, 2015

The gender fairy

The gender fairy 
by Jo Hirst 
illus. by Libby Wirt
Language: English 
[Australia]: Oban Road Publishing, 2015. 
36 p. : col.. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 0994457006 ; 9780994457004 
Summary: The Gender Fairy is a simple story about two children who find relief in finally being heard. It is a tale of two children who are taking their first joyful steps toward living as their true selves. It is an educational resource for all children and adults to understand what it might feel like to be a transgender child. 
Available: http://www.thegenderfairy.com/

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Anoche hablé con la luna

Anoche hablé con la luna 
by Maria Àngels Gil Vila 
illus. by Mabel Piérola 
Language: Spanish 
Barcelona : Bellaterra, 2005. 
32 p. il. col. 33 cm. 
ISBN: 8472903028 ; 9788472903029 
Summary: El miedo a la diferencia nos impide el conocimiento del otro y limita nuestras posibilidades de crecimiento personal. Como los padres de Paula no la dejan jugar con su amiga Marina, se pierde la oportunidad de conocer a una familia diferente de la suya, y una ocasión única de crecer y abrirse a la diferencia. 
Available: https://www.libreriacomplices.com/libros/anoche-hable-con-la-luna/84-7290-302-8/

El secreto de las familias : Una historia de dos niños con dos mamás y de muchos dragones

El secreto de las familias : Una historia de dos niños con dos mamás y de muchos dragones 
by Carlos de la Cruz 
illus. by Antonio il Acebal 
Language: Spanish 
Oviedo : Coleutivu Milenta Muyeres, 2005. 
[47] p. : il. col.; 29 cm. 
ISBN: 8460949389 ; 9788460949381 
Available: http://www.popularlibros.com/libros/el-secreto-de-las-familias/230954/978-84-609-4938-1

¡Nos gustamos!

¡Nos gustamos! 
by Juanolo 
Language: Spanish 
Vilanova i la Geltrú : Scena, 2004. 
[14] f. : il. col.; 17 cm. 
ISBN: 8460922014 ; 9788460922018 
Full-text available: http://ceip.edu.uy/IFS/documentos/2014/sexual/materiales/Cuento_Nos_gustamos.pdf

Papa, c'est quoi un homme haut sekçuel?

Papa, c'est quoi un homme haut sekçuel? 
by Anna Boulanger 
Language: French 
Mertzig (Luxembourg) : Zoom éditions, 2007. 
1 vol. (non paginé) : ill. en coul. ; 18 cm. 
ISBN: 2919934449 ; 9782919934447 Summary: Tinig, un petit garçon, interprète au pied de la lettre toutes les expressions qu'il ne comprend pas et dont on affuble son père. Lorsqu'il ose lui ouvrir son coeur, son père lui explique qu'il préfère les messieurs. Un album qui aborde avec simplicité et humour les thèmes de l'homosexualité et de l'homoparentalité. 
Available: http://www.amazon.fr/Papa-cest-quoi-homme-s%C3%A8k%C3%A7uel/dp/2919934449/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1448798905&sr=1-1&keywords=Papa%2C+c%27est+quoi+un+homme+haut+sekc%CC%A7uel

Marius

Marius 
by Latifa Alaoui M. 
illus. by Stéphane Poulin 
Language: French 
[Montréal] : Les 400 coups, ©2001. 
[31] p. : ill. en coul. ; 26 cm. 
ISBN: 2895400458 ; 9782895400455 
Summary: Marius a cinq ans. Ses parents sont divorcés. Sa maman vit avec un autre homme et son papa aussi. Marius les aime bien tous les quatre. Mais un jour, sa grand-maman lui dit que "deux hommes ensemble c'est pas bien". Plus tard, Marius en parlera à son papa qui lui expliquera pourquoi des gens pensent ainsi. La maîtresse aussi pensait que des papas homosexuels c'était des bêtises, mais la maman de Marius lui a dit que ce n'était pas des bêtises, mais bien la réalité. -- Un ouvrage pour discuter de l'homosexualité et des nouvelles familles qu'elle crée. Les illustrations, toujours de grande qualité de Stéphane Poulin, ajoutent une dimension poétique et sensible à ce propos épineux. 
Available: http://www.amazon.fr/Marius-St%C3%A9phane-Poulin/dp/291374107X/ref=pd_sim_14_1?ie=UTF8&dpID=51HFT7D611L&dpSrc=sims&preST=_AC_UL160_SR160%2C160_&refRID=0022YNEBVDHKWXZA3ZWS

Pourquoi Anna n'a pas de papa? : une histoire sur l'homoparentalité

Pourquoi Anna n'a pas de papa? : une histoire sur l'homoparentalité 
by Geneviève Guindon 
illus. by Audry Rochon 
Language: French 
Montréal : Geneviève Guindon, 2015. 
ISBN: 9782981552006 ; 2981552007

Léna a deux Mamans

Léna a deux Mamans 
by Diane B. Alice 
illus. by Emma M. 
Language: French 
Amazon Digital Services, 2014. 
Summary: Léna a deux Mamans raconte la vie quotidienne d'une petite fille issue d'une famille homoparentale. Ce livre a été pensé comme un support pour aborder le thème de l'homoparentalité avec les touts petits.
Available: http://www.amazon.com/L%C3%A9na-Mamans-French-Diane-Alice-ebook/dp/B00O575ELE/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1448796059&sr=1-2&keywords=homoparentales

I am a boy

I am a boy 
by Christina Stachowicz 
illus. by Max Stachowicz 
Language: English 
CreateSpace, 2015. 
26 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1517271096 ; 9781517271091 
Summary: Rather than presenting an overt message about gender identity, I am a BOY offers the perspective of a young man who simply likes to dress up. Written for children who bravely challenge gender roles, this book seeks to encourage understanding and acceptance. 
Available: https://www.createspace.com/5728785

A princess of great daring!

A princess of great daring! 
by Tobi Hill-Meyer 
illus. by E. Toczynski 
Language: English 
Flamingo Rampant, 2015. 
Summary: "Jamie hasn’t seen her friends all summer, and is now living her affirmed gender as a girl. She meets up with her three (cisgender male) friends, and is happy that they are accepting of her gender. The four friends have imaginative adventures together about princes and a princess. Jamie asks her friends to support her when she has to tell everyone at school the following week, to which they all agree. Most of this story focuses on the imaginative adventures the four friends have together, and is a story of acceptance from peers, Jamie’s gender is a non-issue. Jamie is described as ‘a girl now’ by one of her mums, and at the end of the book describes herself as ‘really a girl’, framing gender as a binary. Jamie’s two mums are shown dropping her off at the start of the book, which is a rare disruption to the dominance of heterosexual families." 
Available: http://www.flamingorampant.com/books.html

Is that a boy or a girl?

Is that a boy or a girl? 
by S. Bear Bergman 
illus. by Rachel Dougherty 
Language: English 
Flamingo Rampant, 2015. 
Summary: "Tells the story of multiple different unnamed characters who are gender diverse, critiquing norms about gender in the process. This book explicitly discusses and critiques social norms about gender. It also includes other forms of diversity in terms of skin colour and one child using a wheelchair. However, there are many characters which may be confusing for children and there is some gender-typing in its reversals (e.g. although a character who is presumably a boy likes reading he says it’s not ‘boyish’). The book is long and uses rhyming." 
Available: http://www.flamingorampant.com/books.html

But, I'm not a boy!

But, I'm not a boy! 
by Katie Leone 
illus. by Alison Pfeifer 
Language: English 
CreateSpace, 2014. 
30 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1514383101 ; 9781514383100 
Summary: David has a big problem; she is really a girl named Sarah. But nobody knows and everyone assumes she is a boy. When her parents ask why she is so sad, is she brave enough to tell them the truth? 
Available: https://www.createspace.com/5294192

Are you a boy or are you a girl?

Are you a boy or are you a girl? 
by Sarah Savage 
illus. by Fox Fisher 
Language: English 
TQUAL Books, 2015. 
Summary: "Tiny has moved to a new town and is about to start at a new school. Tiny tells the reader about liking lots of different toys, activities, and clothes which are not limited by gender stereotypes. When Tiny goes to school, a boy called Buster picks on Tiny several times about Tiny’s name and whether Tiny is a girl or a boy, and is reprimanded by the teacher. Tiny is asked several times throughout the book ‘are a boy or a girl?’, but doesn’t answer until the last page when Tiny says ‘I am me!’. This story shows a child who is interested in a variety of pursuits and is not restricted by gender expectations. However, most of the supporting characters are shown in gender-stereotyped activities and clothing." 
Available: http://sarah-savage.com/boy-girl/

Saturday, November 28, 2015

L'heure des parents

L'heure des parents 
by Christian Bruel 
illus. by Nicole Claveloux 
Language: French 
Paris : Etre, 1999. 
[n.p.] ; 18 cm. 
ISBN: 2844070124 ; 9782844070128 
Summary: Un album où vont deux par deux des amours peu banales. De couple en couple, le héros (ou l'héroïne), resté hors-champ de l'album, se demande comment ils ont su qu'ils étaient faits l'un pour l'autre. 
Available: http://www.editions-thierry-magnier.com/9782364742604-l-christian-bruel-nicole-claveloux-l-heure-des-parents.htm

Un air de familles : le grand livre des petites différences

Un air de familles : le grand livre des petites différences
by Béatrice Boutignon
Language: French
Paris : le Baron perché, impr. 2013.
1 vol. (non paginé [39] p.) : ill. en coul., couv. ill. en coul. ; 19 x 26 cm.
ISBN: 9782360800704 2360800701
Summary: Maman et moi, on vit toutes les deux dans la savane. Mes parents m'ont adopté quand j'étais tout petit. Papa et maman sont nés dans deux pays différents. Avec mes deux papas, on va souvent au musée. Nous, on n'a pas d'enfant. Les animaux de ce livre à jouer s'alignent par familles, toutes semblables et toutes différentes. Au lecteur de les distinguer grâce aux indices du texte. Des familles monoparentales aux "tribus", en passant par les familles homoparentales et recomposées, personne n'est laissé de côté ! Un album sensible et tendre pour s'amuser, mais aussi pour apprendre de nos différences.
Available: http://www.amazon.fr/Un-air-familles-petits-diff%C3%A9rences/dp/2360800701/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1448718124&sr=8-1&keywords=Un+air+de+famille%2C+le+grand+livre+des+petites+diff%C3%A9rences

Friday, November 27, 2015

Rough, tough Charley

Rough, tough Charley 
by Verla Kay 
illus. by Adam Gustavson 
Language: English 
Berkeley, Calif. : Tricycle Press, ©2007. 
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 x 29 cm. 
ISBN: 9781582461847 ; 1582461848 
Summary: Rhyming verse chronicles the life of Charley Parkhurst, an orphan who grew up to become a legendary stagecoach driver, and whose death revealed a surprising secret. 
Available: http://www.amazon.com/Rough-Tough-Charley-Verla-Kay/dp/1582461848

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Kamilla Tixtieq Familja Gdida

Kamilla Tixtieq Familja Gdida 
by Clare Azzopardi 
Language: Maltese 
Merlin, 2015. 
32 p. : col ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 9789990914962 
Summary: This is the most exciting picture book title we’ve published in a while, as it’s our first picture book in Maltese to deal with different family setups and realities. Kamilla is a young hedgehog that has had enough of her family and decides to go looking for another family to live with. In her lookout for a “better” sort of family, she finds out that there’s no “ideal” family but that where there’s love there’s family. She meets inter-racial families, single parent families, same-sex parents, adoptive families, and other family setups. A unique book of its kind, perfect for introducing a complex subject to children gently. 
Available: http://www.merlinpublishers.com/selectedisbnbook_eng.php?isbn=9789990914962

Mis dos papás

Mis dos papás 
by Ignacio Raul
illus. by Aldana Romanin
Language: Spanish 
2015.
On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Mis-Dos-Pap%C3%A1s-146639795686432/?fref=ts

Friday, November 20, 2015

The royal heart

The royal heart 
by Greg McGoon 
illus. by J. Orr 
Language: English 
Avid Readers Publishing Group, 2015. 
32 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1612862756 ; 9781612862750 
Summary: Once upon a time in a far way land, an heir to the throne is born. The King has a son to follow in his footsteps. But life might not be quite as it appears for this Royal Family. All will be revealed on their child's 16th birthday. Family love triumphs over doubt and together they grow stronger. Join this Royal Family on the path to discovery, acceptance and celebration. The Royal Heart is the first book of a classical styled fairytale series recognizing LGBTQ characters. 
Available: http://www.amazon.com/The-Royal-Heart-Greg-McGoon/dp/1612862756

הסיפור על תכלת הצב ועל ילד מחמד

הסיפור על תכלת הצב ועל ילד מחמד 
by גולדברג, תהילה מחבר מאייר 
Language: Hebrew 
הוצאת פשוש, דפוס חיש, 2014. 
Available: http://timmy-the-turtle.com/

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Die Regenbogenfamilie

Die Regenbogenfamilie 
by Christina Gschwendtner 
illus. by Sonja Gagel 
Language: German 
München Vogel 2007. 
[20] S. überw. Ill. 17 x 24 cm, 95 gr. 
ISBN: 9783574393334 ; 3574393334 
Summary: Das kleine wilde Rot ist heute nicht zu bremsen – das kleine vorsichtige Blau hingegen möchte lieber ganz alleine spielen. Zusammen mit der Regenbogenfamilie können Kinder sich selbst und ihre Gefühle entdecken. • Das farbige Bilderbuch kann Grundlage sein, die Themen „Ästhetik“ und „Selbstwahrnehmung“ in der Arbeit mit Kindern zu integrieren. • Ein Vorlesebuch für Kinder ab 2 Jahren. • Auf den bunten Bildern können die Kleinen ihre Lieblingsfarbe finden. Auf den wunderschön gestalteten Bildern lässt sich immer wieder etwas Neues entdecken. 
Available: http://www.amazon.de/Die-Regenbogenfamilie-Christina-Gschwendtner/dp/3574393334/ref=sr_1_8?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1447938857&sr=1-8&keywords=regenbogenfamilie+kinderbuch

Wie heiraten eigentlich Trockennasenaffen?

Wie heiraten eigentlich Trockennasenaffen? 
by Ina Voigt 
illus. by Jacky Gleich 
Language: German 
Solothurn kwasi Verlag 2015. 
32 p. : col. ill ; cm. 
ISBN: 9783906183169 ; 3906183165 
Summary: Ein Buch mit vielen Fragen über das Leben – ohne Antworten, aber mit einer Geschichte von Matti, der ganz selbstverständlich mit zwei Müttern lebt. Nur wenn Fina im Kindergarten fragt, wo sein Vater ist, denkt er darüber nach. Denken ist überhaupt etwas, das er sehr gern macht. 
Available: http://www.amazon.de/Wie-heiraten-eigentlich-Trockennasenaffen-Voigt/dp/3906183165

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Amy takes the cake

Amy takes the cake 
written and illus. by Jennifer Sendling-Ortiz 
Language: English 
CreateSpace, 2015. 
28 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1519148259 ; 9781519148254 
Summary: When Sally and her moms go to visit the zoo, they think the new ape exhibit will be the funniest part of their day…but they are in for a big surprise! Join Sally and her moms as they explore the zoo and learn about the long “A” sound. Phonics For Us! is a series of children's phonics books written for alternative families. At We Live Here Too Publishing, we believe that children not only need to see their families represented in the books they read, but also to see them represented within the context of everyday childhood actions and behaviors. Our books are about going to the store, or having a birthday, or getting a new pet...and alternative families simply pop up within the context of that larger story. Learning to read is one of the most important things our children will ever do. We believe strongly that those early experiences shape future reading behavior. It is absolutely critical, then, that those early experiences be positive. Seeing families like their own reflected in their phonics primers is one way to help create that experience! 
Available: http://www.amazon.com/Amy-Takes-Cake-childrens-alternative-ebook/dp/B0178TULZY
Available: http://WeLiveHereToo.info

Tad has a new hat

Tad has a new hat 
written and illus. by Jennifer Sendling-Ortiz 
Language: English 
CreateSpace, 2015. 
28 p. : col. ill. : cm. 
ISBN: 1517628148 ; 9781517628147 
Summary: Tad Has a New Hat is a story about a boy who ventures off to the big city with his two dads for a birthday adventure. Come laugh with his family as they discover the many hats there are to choose from...and help your child learn about the short "a" sound in the process! It's the first in the Phonics For Us series at WeLiveHereToo.info
Available: http://www.amazon.com/Tad-Has-New-Hat-alternative-ebook/dp/B015Y8LZAQ

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Annie's plaid shirt

Annie's plaid shirt 
by Stacy B. Davids 
illus. by Rachael Balsaitis 
Language: English 
Upswing Press, 2015. 
32 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 0692512454 ; 9780692512456
Summary: Annie loves her plaid shirt and wears it everywhere. But one day her mom tells Annie that she must wear a dress to her uncle’s wedding. Annie protests, but her mom insists and buys her a fancy new dress anyway. Annie is miserable. She feels weird in dresses. Why can’t her mom understand? Then Annie has an idea. But will her mom agree? Annie’s Plaid Shirt will inspire readers to be themselves and will touch the hearts of those who love them.
Available: http://www.amazon.com/Annies-Plaid-Shirt-Stacy-Davids/dp/0692512454

Monday, November 16, 2015

Jill ist anders: Ein Kinderbuch zur Intersexualität

Jill ist anders: Ein Kinderbuch zur Intersexualität 
by Ursula Rosen 
illus. by Alina Isensee 
Language: German 
Salmo Verlag, 2015. 
44 p. : col. ill. ; 21 x 21 cm. 
ISBN: 9783981220681 
Summary: Mit diesem Bilderbuch kann man bereits Kindern in Kindergarten- und Grundschulalter altersgerecht erklären, dass es mehr als zwei Geschlechter gibt und dass es kein Problem ist, wenn sich ein Kind nicht dem typischen Geschlechterschema zuordnen lässt. Die Idee zu dem Kinderbuch "Jill ist anders" entstand in einer Vollmondnacht - in solchen Nächten kann ich nicht schlafen. Am Vormittag hatte ich zu meinem Erstaunen festgestellt, dass Jill, das Kind einer Kollegin, kein Junge war - wie ich es angenommen hatte, sondern ein Mädchen. Da ich mich bereits seit vielen Jahren für Aufklärung über Intersexualität einsetze und immer wieder erstaunt bin, wie selten ich auf Menschen treffe, die darüber Bescheid wissen, kam mir plötzlich die Idee, ein Buch für das Kindergarten- und Grundschulalter zu schreiben. Es gibt inzwischen einiges an Literatur zum Thema Intersexualität, aber diese Bücher sind meist für Erwachsene geschrieben. Das Kinderbuch "Lila" des Selbsthilfe-Vereins Intersexuelle Menschen e.V. ist ein Aufklärungsbuch und richtet sich vorwiegend an intersexuelle Kinder. Mein Buch soll den Fokus eigentlich gar nicht auf die Intersexualität des Kindes Jill richten, sondern auf die Tatsache, dass Kinder verschieden sind und dass es gerade die Vielfalt ist, die unser Leben bereichert. In meiner Tätigkeit als Lehrerin erlebe ich es oft, dass Kinder sehr offen sind und mit der Tatsache, dass es Menschen gibt, die nicht eindeutig dem einen oder dem anderen Geschlecht zuzuordnen sind, überhaupt keine Probleme haben. Im Gegenteil. Meist sind sie erstaunt und wollen mehr darüber wissen. So wie es heute schon Konsens ist, dass kein Kind wegen seiner Hautfarbe, seiner Größe oder seiner Sprache ausgegrenzt werden darf, sollte dies in möglichst naher Zukunft auch für Kinder gelten, die nicht in das Schema der zwei Geschlechter passen. Intersexuelle Kinder, Jugendliche und Erwachsene leben schon immer mitten in unserer Gesellschaft, aber erst seit einigen Jahren bröckelt das "Schweigegebot", unter das sie von Anfang an gestellt wurden. Dieses Buch soll dazu beitragen, dass in naher Zukunft die Mutter eines Kindergartenkindes auf die Frage, ob das Kind denn nun Mädchen oder Junge sei, wie Jills Mutter antworten kann: "Das wissen wir noch nicht. Vielleicht ist es ja beides oder keins von beidem". Dieser Traum kann sich vielleicht schon bald erfüllen. Noch schöner wäre es, wenn wir es schaffen könnten, bei Kindern das Geschlecht und deren Unterschiede nicht mehr so stark in den Vordergrund zu rücken. 
Available: http://www.fembooks.de/Ursula-Rosen-Alina-Isensee-Jill-ist-anders-Ein-Kinderbuch-zur-Intersexualitaet

Saturday, November 14, 2015

One family

One family 
by George Shannon 
illus. by Blanca Gomez 
Language: English 
New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, 2015. 
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm. 
ISBN: 9780374300036 ; 0374300038 
Summary: A family can be many things, in this story that introduces numbered groups from one to ten. 
Available: http://www.amazon.com/One-Family-George-Shannon/dp/0374300038

Friday, November 13, 2015

Tough guys (have feelings too)

Tough guys (have feelings too) 
written and illus. by Keith Negley 
Language: English 
Flying Eye Books, 2015. 
32 p. : col. ill. ; 27 x 23 cm. 
ISBN: 1909263664 ; 9781909263666 
Summary: Did you know Wrestlers have feelings? And Knights. Even superheroes feel sad sometimes. In fact everyone has feelings even Dads who love their children! Children will love to recognize the feelings in Keith Negley's bold illustrations which accompany a fun-to-read aloud narrative. Parents can enjoy and engage with children in a light-hearted discussion about emotions and how they affect us all. 
Available: http://www.amazon.com/Tough-Guys-Have-Feelings-Too/dp/1909263664

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Caine and Mabel

Caine and Mabel 
by Erica Larence 
illus. by Vi Pham 
Language: English 
Green Bamboo Publishing, 2015. 
28 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 9780993939150 ; 9780993939167
Summary: Caine and Mabel tells the story of a young girl rescuing her new best friend. When Mabel’s best friend moves away, her parents decide to take a heartbroken Mabel to an animal shelter, where she meets several dogs in need of a home. The story not only illustrates how people can save animals in shelters, but how animals can also save people and help bring healing and happiness into their lives. 
Available: http://greenbamboopublishing.com/order/

Sunday, November 8, 2015

What is a family? : a question and answer book

What is a family? : a question and answer book
by Tamia Sheldon 
Language: English 
CreateSpace, 2014. 
34 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1623955270 ; 9781623955274 
Summary: What makes a family anyway? Featuring Waldorf-style illustrations and depictions of families of all shapes, sizes and colors, this book gets kids talking about their own families while opening their eyes to the fact that even though families don’t always look the same, they all share one special thing—love. 
Available: https://www.createspace.com/4410135

What is a family?

What is a family? 
written and illus. by Cher Erickson 
Language: English 
CreateSpace, 2014. 
24 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1941049249 ; 9781941049242 
Summary: What Is A Family? was written for the purpose of teaching children that there are many different types of families. The book speaks from the perspective of children as they describe their families in a contemporary, as well as sensitive manner. It is meant to be read with an adult to help facilitate a child’s understanding of the issues presented in the book. With this understanding, the book strives to promote confidence and assurance to all children, that they can be proud of themselves and their family regardless of their particular family structure. At the conclusion, the main character achieves clarity and is able to answer the title question: What Is A Family? 
Available: https://www.createspace.com/4976168

Mis dos mamás me miman

Mis dos mamás me miman 
by Yolanda Arroyo Pizarro 
illus. by Yatzel Sabat 
Language: Spanish 
CreateSpace, 2015. 
56 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1514369095 ; 9781514369098 
Summary: Vanne es una niña que ama a su madre y quiere verla alegre. Es por eso que su madurez le permite disfrutar del amor y la igualdad. Vanne saber que todos los seres humanos tienen derecho a ser muy felices.
Available: https://www.createspace.com/5562720

Grumpy Bug

Grumpy Bug 
by Jeffrey Roach 
Language: English 
CreateSpace, 2015. 
28 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1514282569 / 9781514282564 
Summary: When Daddy accuses Papa of having been bitten by the GrumpyBug, he sends Jackson on whirlwind adventure to track down the elusive creature. But no matter how hard he looks, Jackson can't seem to find it, which is making him awfully grumpy. Has he been bitten by the GrumpyBug too? 
Available: https://www.createspace.com/5550655