Saturday, September 2, 2017

Lovely

Lovely
written and illustrated by Jess Hong
Language: English
Creston Books, 2017.
32 p. : cm.
ISBN: 9781939547378 ; 1939547377
Summary: Big, small, curly, straight, loud, quiet, smooth, wrinkly. Lovely explores a world of differences that all add up to the same thing: we are all lovely!
Available: https://www.crestonbooks.co/lovely

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Kiwicorn

Kiwicorn 
written and illustrated by Kat Merewether 
Language: English 
[New Zealand]: Illustrated Publishing, 2017. 
p. : cm. 
ISBN: 9780994136428
Summary: Who is whimsical, witty and wonderfully weird? Kiwicorn! A ridiculously cute and funny story about being unique. Gorgeous illustrations and writing, help children to understand their emotions and to open a light-hearted dialogue about diversity. The Kiwicorn story can help parents and teachers to convey the important message that we're all different from each other, and being different is awesome!
Available: http://www.nationwidebooks.co.nz/product/kiwicorn-9780994136428

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Santa's husband

Santa's husband 
by Daniel Kibblesmith
illustrated by A.P. Quach 
Language: English 
[S.l.] : Harperdesign, 2017. 
p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 0062748742 ; 9780062748744 
Summary: Offering a fresh twist on Kris Kringle, a clever yet heartfelt book that tells the story of a black Santa, his white husband, and their life in the North Pole. Everyone knows that Santa Claus is jolly, but in Santa’s Husband, this cherished symbol of the holiday season is also black and gay, and married to an equally cheery man. In this witty and sweet illustrated Christmas tale, humor writer Daniel Kibblesmith introduces us to Mr. and Mr. Claus, and gives us a glimpse of their lives together. We see the Clauses sitting by the fire at their cozy North Pole home, vacationing at the beach, having an occasional disagreement, celebrating their wedding day, and comforting each other when some loudmouth people on television angrily dispute Santa’s appearance and lifestyle. In the weeks before Christmas, Santa’s husband helps with all the pre-Christmas work, from double-checking lists, to feeding the reindeer (organic gluten-free grains, of course), to negotiating labor disputes with the restive workshop elves. At the height of toy-making season, he even fills in for his busy hubby at the mall to ensure every child can meet the Big Guy in the red suit, and give him their wish list. As this charming book reminds us, Santa Claus can come in all shapes and colors and sizes—just like the children and families he visits all over the world each Christmas eve. 
Available: https://www.harpercollins.com/9780062748744/santas-husband

Friday, August 4, 2017

אמא בטן, אמא לב

אמא בטן, אמא לב 
by Lee Reuveni Bar David
illustrated by Mike Goldberg and Tehila Meyer 
Language: Hebrew
Tel Aviv: Yuval Publishing, 2015
Summary: תיאור: "אמא בטן אמא לב" הוא הספר העברי הראשון העוסק בשאלה איך מגיעים ילדים לעולם במשפחה של שתי נשים. את הספר כתבה לי ראובני בר דוד, והוא מסופר מנקודת מבטו של עיליי, ילד בן 5 שנולד לבית עם שתי אמהות. לי ראובני בר דוד מצליחה להמחיש באופן מאיר עיניים את האופן בו ילד קטן מבין ומפנים כיצד נולדה הזוגיות של אמהותיו וכיצד הוא בא לעולם בעקבותיה. בעיניו של ילד בן 5, אהבה היא אהבה שאינה תלויה במגדר, שיש בה את כל המרכיבים האנושיים שכולנו זקוקים להם, ושהיא בסיס נפלא לבית חם, מטפח, יצירתי ופתוח. בעזרת טקסט בהיר וקליט, הורים יכולים להעביר לילדיהם מסרים חשובים של קבלה ופתיחות אמיתית לבחירות בחיים ולמבנה משפחתי מגוון. 
Available: https://www.hamigdalor.co.il/store/books/%D7%90%D7%9E%D7%90-%D7%91%D7%98%D7%9F-%D7%90%D7%9E%D7%90-%D7%9C%D7%91/

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

The Ballerina in the Box

The Ballerina in the Box 
by Thomas V. Seminara 
illus. by Naomi Malka Litzenblatt
Language: English 
TomNao Books, 2017. 
43 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 099767251X ; 9780997672510 
Summary: Have you ever dreamed of becoming a Prima Ballerina assoluta? Dancing so gracefully that you float across the stage in a whirl of white light and sparkling elegance. That is the dream of Povik, the town's music box maker, to see the dreams of would-be ballerinas come to life when they open the special boxes he creates with love. Stricken with polio at an early age, Povik works his personal brand of magic bringing to life each of his tiny ballerinas. Carefully choosing every exquisite detail, Povik knows that something special awaits both the ballerina in the box and the new owner she dances for. But for one special ballerina in the box, Julianna, the magic is in the inspiration she brings to a very special dancer, Nikolai. For a boy, the challenges of becoming a ballerino or danseur as known in France, can bring the dream to a sad end. After all, boys aren't supposed to like ballet, are they? But through the support of a loving family and Povik's beautiful ballerina in the box, Nikolai learns that dreams can come true, whether you are a girl or boy. Once again Thomas V. Seminara, author of The Boy and The Yellow Cheese and I Like Hot Dogs, joins with the amazing artistic talents of illustrator, Naomi Malka Litzenblatt to create a story that is inspiring and conveys a message of love and acceptance. With The Ballerina in The Box, Seminara shows us how dedication and believing in yourself can lead to great achievement, even when other people want to keep you boxed in. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/Ballerina-Box-Thomas-V-Seminara/dp/099767251X

L'arc en ciel des familles

L'arc en ciel des familles 
written and illustrated by Muriel Douru 
Language: French 
Dunkerque : Ailes sur un tracteur, 2014. 
1 vol. ; 21 cm. 
ISBN: 9791090286153 
Summary: L'arc en ciel des familles propose une galerie de portraits de familles, croquées dans leur quotidien, avec les mots de la réalité pour expliquer comment elles se sont construites, ce qu'elles aiment, ce qui fait leur différence et leur quotidien. À la fin, toutes les familles se retrouvent devant l'école qui célèbre leur diversité. Chaque enfant sera également amené à dessiner son propre arbre généalogique, selon ce qu'il vit et non les modèles imposés. Lorsqu'on explique aux enfants comment on fait les bébés, on leur ment ! Et « nous », « on ne ment pas aux enfants » ! Ou plutôt, on ne veut plus leur mentir, parce qu'il existe tellement de manière de « faire famille », qu'on peut très bien leur expliquer d'où ils viennent VRAIMENT dès le plus jeune âge. C'est-à-dire pas dans des choux et des roses. Enfin, si l'on considère cette flore comme des stéréotypes sexistes : si l'on les imagine comme des métaphores de la PMA et de la GPA, que la cigogne est une mère porteuse, que l'on parle d'adoption et de familles recomposées, variées, diverses dans toutes leurs dimensions (origines sociales, ethniques, de procréation, de couples, de structure familiale...). Sans nier les familles majoritairement hétérosexuelles, nos enfants s'inscrivent dans une société plurielle, un arc-en-ciel de vies, d'origines et d'expériences. Ce livre explique sans détour leurs parcours, les inclut et les rassemble... Le livre ne s'adresse pas uniquement aux familles homoparentales (même si elle en montre toutes les possibilités, elle n'en oublie aucune, là est la différence avec les autres livres pour enfants), mais bien à tous les enfants qui, dans leur école ou famille élargie, ont connaissance de la réalité des différentes formes de « faire famille. 
Available: https://www.amazon.fr/Larc-ciel-familles-Muriel-Douru/dp/B00N0YJU6S/

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Yo tengo dos mamás ¿y tu?

Yo tengo dos mamás ¿y tu? 
by Carmen Lázaro López 
Language: Spanish 
[Ciudad Real] [s.n.] D.L. 2016. 
[31] p. principalmente il. col. 21 x 21 cm.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Litla barnid

Litla barnid 
written and illustrated by Eydis Bjornsdottir 
Language: Icelandic 
CreateSpace, 2016. 
28 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 153014390X ; 9781530143900 
Summary: Vertu hver sem þú vilt vera! Njóttu lífsins! Vertu sátt(ur)! Finndu hamingjuna! Þetta er það sem við ættum að vera að segja við börnin okkar. Í stað þess að þröngva staðalmyndum upp á þau. Bók sem sýnir börnum að þú þarft ekki að vera sá eða sú sem kynjaliturinn segir að þú eigir að vera og að það er allt í lagi að vera hver sem þú vilt vera. 
Available: https://www.createspace.com/6085395

King, Mom, and Mommy

King, Mom, and Mommy 
written and illustrated by Alicia N. Norman 
Language: English 
CreateSpace, 2015. 
48 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1517736978 ; 9781517736972 
Summary: A loving story about a young boy who learns that his family is different. Written in a poetic voice, the author shows the reader the love from two non-traditional parents for their child. As we learn the story of how King Aidan was born, we grow to adore him as a normal, funny, and inquisitive little boy. 
Available: https://www.createspace.com/5316041

Jane Has Two Mommies

Jane Has Two Mommies 
written and illustrated by Jan Baren
Language: English 
CreateSpace, 2015. 
42 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1515128040 ; 9781515128045 
Summary: It's Show and Tell day at school. Jane is very proud of her two mommies and stands in front of the class to tell about them. However, the class laughs and makes fun of her. Jane becomes sad and sits in her desk, putting her head down. Mary, another classmate, is also sad and gives Jane her apologies. Jane and Mary become fast friends. One day, Jane is sick and doesn't show up for school. The class makes her a get well card. Billy is not allowed to sign the card. Out of the mouth's of children is the hope for our future. See how these two girls become better friends. 
Available: https://www.createspace.com/5625448

My Two Mommies

My Two Mommies 
by Tierra Williams 
illus. by Joyeeta Neogi
Language: English 
CreateSpace, 2017. 
36 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1542959748 ; 9781542959742 
Summary: This story is about a little boy who describes his day to day experiences with his two mommies. It's a great read! The story has a rhyme scheme, making it more attractive and enjoyable for young children. This book shares the experiences of a non-traditional family structure, which are reflective of the traditional family structure--there's no difference! Love is love! This book is designed to give children of same sex relationships the feeling of inclusion and validation that all children and families deserve. 
Available: https://www.createspace.com/6910344

Hey Friends, I have two dads

Hey Friends, I have two dads 
by RCV 
Language: English 
CreateSpace, 2014. 
26 p. : col. ill. cm. 
ISBN: 1499328559 ; 9781499328554 
Summary: "My friends, I have two dads" is children's story about a boy named Jonathan who realizes that his family is no different than you typical mom and dad family. The story takes place in small town America. It reflects the changing dynamics of the stereotypical American family and it brings what is happening now to a children's story that teaches character and forgiveness. Jonathan's two dads Paul and Sam are your typical loving and caring parents whom love him very much. They raise him to be true to him-self and they teach him that just because you have two dads you are not different than if you had a mom and dad family. 
Available: https://www.createspace.com/4787912

I am a Girl With Two Dads

I am a Girl With Two Dads 
written and illustrated by Alene Annie Mathurin 
Language: English 
CreateSpace, 2016. 
28 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1540741311 ; 9781540741318
Summary: Have you ever wondered what would make a child blissfully happy? Children are our joy, but what is it that makes them happy? It's no secret that kids are happy in loving families and with good parents, but how do you define a good parent? As slender or chubby? Tall or short? Do they prefer cooking or football, or maybe fixing things? Does any of it matter, if they love their children, take care of them, teach them, encourage them, and make them feel like they're so happy they could fly? These are some of the questions that this book for children raises and answers at the same time, with the tale of Becker McBeth, a happy little girl. She loves to laugh and play, and she does it every day, just as she does her chores, proud to be big enough to dress herself, make breakfast, and help around the house. She can't wait to become big enough to walk her dog Biser all on her own, too, but until then, she's perfectly happy to walk him with the help of her loving parents - her two dads. And she wouldn't change her family for anything in the world. "I'm a Girl with Two Dads, and I Love It That Way" is a wonderful book about a blissfully happy child loved by her parents, a girl who wants all the kids in the world to be free to dream, to have as loving families as she does, and to understand that the best family in the world is the one that loves you, no matter what they look like on the outside.
Available: https://www.createspace.com/6759856

I Have Two Dads: Different Types of Families

I Have Two Dads: Different Types of Families 
written and illustrated by Madeleine Gasperi 
Language: English 
CreateSpace, 2017. 
24 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1547262346 ; 9781547262342 
Summary: Matt has two dads, and shares about different types of families.
Available: https://www.createspace.com/7240408

My Two Dads Are Amazing!: A book about living with gay dads

My Two Dads Are Amazing!: A book about living with gay dads 
written and illustrated by Pablo Fernández 
Language: English 
CreateSpace, 2016. 
32 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1540510069 ; 9781540510068 
Summary: Ben is 9 years old and lives with his two dads. There are good things (going on trips, for example) and not-so-good things (such as being made to eat tomatoes) about living with his dads. But they're pretty amazing dads! In this beautifully-illustrated and positive story, Pablo Fernández (author of Becoming Dads) brings a dose of humour to challenging perceptions about non-traditional families. 
Available: https://www.createspace.com/6731450

My Dad is a Witch

My Dad is a Witch 
by Julie G. Fox 
illus. by Illustration Pal 
Language: English 
CreateSpace, 2016. 
32 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1534609970 ; 9781534609976
Summary: Julie G. Fox introduces children to a different type of family where a brother and a sister have two dads. Both of their dads are very different but both love them very much. The little boy tells his friends that one of his dads is a witch. His friends don't believe him and he tries to explain to them why. Seen through the eyes of a 5-year old, the story makes for an entertaining look into the workings of differently structured families. This book delivers an important message: non-stereotypical families are not weird. They are just different. 
Available: https://www.createspace.com/6335623 

Sunday, July 16, 2017

David's Dads Save The Day

David's Dads Save The Day 
written and illustrated by T. Rhymes
Language: English 
Amazon Digital Services LLC, 2017. 
Summary: “Little Life Lessons” is a series of entertaining books that teaches children vital lessons about today’s social behaviors through a number of engaging stories. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/Davids-Dads-Save-Little-Lessons-ebook/dp/B071K9ZDTX

Pink and blue

Pink and blue 
written and illustrated by L Strait-Bodey
Language: English 
CreateSpace, 2017. 
28 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1542993350 ; 9781542993357 
Summary: Pink and Blue are two crayons that won't let anyone stop them from being true to themselves. They stay strong and don't give up, and what happens makes everyone happy! If you love the rhyming in Dr. Suess books, you and your child will enjoy reading this one! 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/Pink-Blue-L-Strait-Bodey/dp/1542993350/

Sparkle Boy

Sparkle Boy 
by Leslea Newman 
illus. by Maria Mola 
Language: English 
Lee & Low, 2017. 
32 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1620142856 ; 9781620142851 
Summary: Casey loves to play with his blocks, puzzles, and dump truck, but he also loves things that sparkle, shimmer, and glitter. When his older sister, Jessie, shows off her new shimmery skirt, Casey wants to wear a shimmery skirt too. When Jessie comes home from a party with glittery nails, Casey wants glittery nails too. And when Abuelita visits wearing an armful of sparkly bracelets, Casey gets one to wear, just like Jessie. The adults in Casey's life embrace his interests, but Jessie isn't so sure. Boys aren't supposed to wear sparkly, shimmery, glittery things. Then, when older boys at the library tease Casey for wearing "girl" things, Jessie realizes that Casey has the right to be himself and wear whatever he wants. Why can't both she and Casey love all things shimmery, glittery, and sparkly? Here is a sweet, heartwarming story about acceptance, respect, and the freedom to be yourself in a world where any gender expression should be celebrated. Sparkly things are for everyone to enjoy! 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/Sparkle-Boy-Leslea-Newman/dp/1620142856

Teddy's Favorite Toy

Teddy's Favorite Toy 
by Christian Trimmer 
illus. by Madeline Valentine Language: English 
New York: Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2018. 
40 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1481480790 ; 9781481480796 
Summary: A mom goes to great lengths to rescue her son’s favorite doll in this delightful tribute to treasured toys—and mothers. Teddy has a lot of cool toys. But his very favorite doll has the best manners, the sickest fighting skills, and a fierce sense of style. Then one morning, something truly awful happens. And there’s only one woman fierce enough to save the day. Can Teddy’s mom reunite Teddy with his favorite toy? 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/Teddys-Favorite-Toy-Christian-Trimmer/dp/1481480790/

My Two Dads

My Two Dads 
by Dr. Al 
illus. by Shawnna Williams
Language: English 
Lulu, 2016. 
Summary: My Two Dads is about a young boy and his experiences with his fathers. Both fathers share in his upbringing and provide a loving household for him. It is a great way to introduce different family dynamics to children, while helping children to see diverse families can provide love to their children. My Two Dads promotes diversity, non-traditional families and conversations around the differences in each demographic. The goal is to help children and adults see that all families are centered on love. 
Available: http://www.lulu.com/shop/dr-al-and-shawnna-williams/my-two-dads/ebook/product-22832603.html

Line Up, Little!

Line Up, Little! 
written and illustrated by Dana Shahar 
Language: English 
Lulu, 2014. 
28 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
Summary: This children's book, written as a long poem, depicts the adventures of Little, the gender-fluid chick. 
Available: http://www.lulu.com/shop/dana-shahar/line-up-little/hardcover/product-21849992.html

Elliot's New Clothes

Elliot's New Clothes 
written and illustrated by Ash Horne
Language: English 
Lulu, 2016. 
21 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 9781365043567 
Summary: A young boy named Elliot discovers that he likes to express himself in more feminine clothing, and experiences both rejection and eventually acceptance. 
Available: http://www.lulu.com/shop/ash-horne/elliots-new-clothes/ebook/product-22647962.html

Boys and Girls, Girls and Boys

Boys and Girls, Girls and Boys 
written and illustrated by Shawni Hughes 
Language: English 
Lulu, 2016. 
32 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 9781365466106 
Summary: This book is made to show children that they do not have to follow society's notion of gender roles or norms because of how they were born. Children are free to live their life as they choose. 
Available: http://www.lulu.com/shop/shawni-hughes/boys-and-girls-girls-and-boys/paperback/product-22919284.html

The Princess Who Didn't Want a Prince

The Princess Who Didn't Want a Prince 
by Kalia Casco and Elena Naze 
Language: English 
Lulu, 2017. 
32 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 9781365953163 
Summary: After meeting a beautiful peasant girl, a young princess realizes that it is not a prince she is looking for. 
Available: http://www.lulu.com/shop/kalia-casco-and-elena-naze/the-princess-who-didnt-want-a-prince/paperback/product-23198062.html

Parts and Hearts: A Kids (and Grown-Ups) Guide to Transgender Transition

Parts and Hearts: A Kids (and Grown-Ups) Guide to Transgender Transition 
by Jenson J. Hillenbrand 
illus. by Quinlan Omahne
Language: English 
Lulu, 2016. 
28 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1483445283 ; 9781483445281 
Summary: Stories about transgender transformation are increasingly in the news. Children find themselves dealing with a subject they probably don't know too much about. It can be difficult to find a source that provides the answers they need in a way they can understand. Author Jenson Hillenbrand's Parts and Hearts: A Kid's (and Grown-Up's) Guide to Transgender Transition helps readers understand transgender transformation, both male to female and female to male. Aimed at children between the ages of nine and twelve, Hillenbrand's work, with the accompanying illustration by Quinlan Omahne, helps readers understand what transgender transformation means and what it involves. Parents can use it as a resource to explain the subject to their children in an age-appropriate manner as well as prepare themselves to answer the many questions children will likely have. Transgender transformation can be difficult for children and some adults to understand. This book shows it's natural and not a scary thing as some may think. 
Available: http://www.lulu.com/shop/jenson-j-hillenbrand/parts-and-hearts-a-kids-and-grown-ups-guide-to-transgender-transition/paperback/product-22553992.html

Good-Bye Daddy: A children's book about love, letting go, and the circle of life

Good-Bye Daddy: A children's book about love, letting go, and the circle of life 
by Heiko Voelker 
illus. by Paul Hernandez 
Language: English 
CreateSpace, 2016. 
38 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1541060121 ; 9781541060128 
ummary: A children’s book about love, letting go, and the circle of life. * This is the story of Bailey, an Irish Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier, and her experiences after the death of one of her beloved daddies. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/Good-Bye-Daddy-childrens-letting-Baileys/dp/1541060121/

Life with Mommy... and her Girlfriend

Life with Mommy... and her Girlfriend 
by Noreen Spagnol 
 illus. by Hannah Spagnol and Tayleigh Spagnol 
Language: English 
Friesen Press, 2017. 
p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1525502697 ; 9781525502699 
Summary: Everyone loves each other in this family. The book was illustrated by two young girls. It is an interactive story representing their viewpoint on what life looks like when their mommy is dating a woman. This book is intended to help teachers share details about diversity in families, as well as mothers assisting their children to understand and appreciate the relationship between their mother and her new girlfriend. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/Life-Mommy-Girlfriend-Noreen-Spagnol/dp/1525502697

My Name Is Polli and I Have Two Mommies

My Name Is Polli and I Have Two Mommies 
written and illustrated by B. Cisley Ash 
Language: English 
Amazon Digital Services LLC, 2017. 
Summary: Polli has only known life as a happy little girl living with her two moms. When she encounters a bit of adversity from a school mate regarding the fact that she has two moms, Polli is faced with questions about her family that she never had before. She quickly discovers, with friends, movies and pizza, that being different is good and downright fun! 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/Name-Polli-Have-Mommies-Adventures-ebook/dp/B01N28TUHS/

Ruby's Voice: Supporting LGBTQ Families Through Separation and Divorce

Ruby's Voice: Supporting LGBTQ Families Through Separation and Divorce 
written and illustrated by Holly Tibbetts
Language: English 
Amazon Digital Services LLC, 2014. 
Summary: Ruby's Voice was created to help open a dialog for children dealing with separation or divorce in their own LGBTQ family. The main character of the story is a beautiful, curly haired girl named Ruby. She never thought her mom’s would separate and now has to cope with the change that is coming her way. With love and support from her family, Ruby is encouraged to use her voice instead of shutting down through this difficult time in her life. Ruby’s Voice was created to instill hope to its readers and reassure them that change can be positive. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/Rubys-Voice-Supporting-Families-Separation-ebook/dp/B00I6WL8UK

The New Goldilocks and the Three Bears: Mama Bear, Mommy Bear, and Baby Bear

The New Goldilocks and the Three Bears: Mama Bear, Mommy Bear, and Baby Bear 
written and illustrated by Beth McMurray 
Language: English
CreateSpace, 2012. 
28 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1479389285 ; 9781479389285 
Summary: The New Goldilocks and the Three Bears helps celebrate the diversity of loving families. This version follows Mama Bear, Mommy Bear, and Baby Bear as they encounter the timeless character of Goldilocks. The story comes alive with full color illustrations. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/New-Goldilocks-Three-Bears-Mommy/dp/1479389285

Dad and More Dad: A Children's Book About a Girl Who is Proud to have Same-Sex Parents

Dad and More Dad: A Children's Book About a Girl Who is Proud to have Same-Sex Parents 
written and illustrated by Diesel Zeigler 
Language: English 
Amazon Digital Services LLC, 2015. 
Summary: A girl boasts to her friends about having two dads. The book is written as a fun, charming rhyme. Diesel Zeigler's illustrations add lots of fun to the story. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/Dad-More-Childrens-Same-Sex-Parents-ebook/dp/B00TCPS59M/

My Uncle Has A Husband

My Uncle Has A Husband 
written and illustrated by Maria E. Dyer 
Language: English 
Amazon Digital Services LLC, 2015. 
Summary: When a child's uncle marries another man this fun-filled book depicts a family celebrating a marriage. This is a first LGBT experience for young children. The happiness of this union is told with words and illustrations that are simple and memorable and without judgment. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/Uncle-Has-Husband-Maria-Dyer-ebook/dp/B00WJ6GGYM

The Two Daddy Frogs

The Two Daddy Frogs 
by Jim Palato 
illus. by Emily Brozyna
Language: English 
Amazon Digital Services LLC, 2016. 
Summary: Teaching children about adoption by same-sex couples. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/Two-Daddy-Frogs-Jim-Palato-ebook/dp/B01H7M45S6

How You Were Born

How You Were Born 
written and illustrated by Chantelle McCann 
Language: English 
Amazon Digital Services LLC, 2017. 
Summary: A children's book that teaches the importance of love and inclusion, no matter how they were created or who their parents are. This a book designed for all families including those who considered 'non-traditional'. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/How-Were-Born-Chantelle-McCann-ebook/dp/B01N5SB4AI/

Beautiful Book

Beautiful Book 
written and illustrated by Zoe Clark 
Language: English 
MadeByeDesign, 2017. 
24 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 194531009X ; 9781945310096 
Summary: The Beautiful book celebrates different cultures and different family structures that include same sex parents. Beautiful is one of a five book series that illustrates the every day scenarios of an infant or toddler. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/Beautiful-Book-Zoe-Clark/dp/194531009X/

Let's Count Together

Let's Count Together 
written and illustrated by Zoe Clark
Language: English 
MadeByeDesign, 2017. 
26 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1945310146 ; 9781945310140 
Summary: Let's Count Together celebrates families with two dads. Each page allows your infant or toddler to explore the numbers one through ten with fun colorful illustrations. Let's Count Together is one book in a five book series. Other books in the series include, Bath Splash Book, Beautiful, Morning, and My World. This book series celebrates diversity and alternative families with different family structures. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/Lets-Count-Together-Zoe-Clark/dp/1945310146/

Bath Splash Book

Bath Splash Book 
written and illustrated by Zoe Clark
Language: English 
MadeByeDesign, 2017. 
36 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1945310111 ; 9781945310119 
Summary: The Bath Splash Book celebrates families with two dads. This book illustrates the rituals of bath time for a typical toddler family. The Bath Splash Book is one in a five book series. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/Bath-Splash-Book-Zoe-Clark/dp/1945310111

Bath Splash Book

Bath Splash Book 
written and illustrated by Zoe Clark 
Language: English 
Amazon Digital Services LLC, 2017. 
Summary: The Bath Splash Book celebrates families with two moms. This book illustrates the rituals of bath time for a typical toddler family. The Bath Splash Book is one book in a five book series. Other books in the series include Beautiful, Let's Count Together, Morning, and My World. This book series celebrates diversity and alternative families with different family structures. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/Bath-Splash-Book-Zoe-Clark-ebook/dp/B072JK3X8K/

Morning

Morning
written and illustrated by Zoe Clark
Language: English
MadeByeDesign, 2017.
24 p : col. ill. ; cm.
ISBN: 1945310154 ; 9781945310157
Summary: Morning celebrates families with two moms. Each page illustrates every day scenery through the eyes of a curious toddler. Morning is one book in a five book series published by Made Bye Design. Each book in this series celebrates diversity and alternative families with different family structures.
Available: https://www.amazon.com/Morning-Zoe-Clark/dp/1945310154

Morning

Morning 
written and illustrated by Zoe Clark 
Language: English 
Amazon Digital Services LLC, 2017.
Summary: Morning celebrates families with two dads. Each page illustrates every day scenery through the eyes of a curious toddler. Morning is one book in a five book series published by Made Bye Design. Other books in the series include Beautiful, Bath Splash Book, Let's Count Together, and My World. Each book in this series celebrates diversity and alternative families with different family structures. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/Morning-Zoe-Clark-ebook/dp/B071WDGG1W/

Other Kids Are Kids Almost Just Like You

Other Kids Are Kids Almost Just Like You 
written and illustrated by Christina Engela 
Language: English 
Lulu, 2016 
36 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1365312674 ; 9781365312670 
Summary: Join a lovable group of children in a delightful romp through an explanation of diversity, understanding it better, encouraging them to be compassionate towards others, regardless of who they are. Many kids today face bullying from their peers based on differences in race, gender, sexual orientation or gender identity. In a world where bullying and intolerance of diversity is becoming increasingly a problem, it's important to teach children - and adults - compassion for others. This book was written to inspire kids (and the adults who read it with kids) who are bullied for being different without focusing too strongly on the bullying angle. Christina Engela is an author and long-time human rights activist with experience in dealing with various types of bullying. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/Other-Kids-Almost-Just-Like/dp/1365312674/

My Daddy Is A Woman Now

My Daddy Is A Woman Now 
written and illustrated by Marcia Gay 
Language: English 
Amazon Digital Services LLC, 2016. 
Summary: This rhyming story looks at having a transgender parent. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/My-Daddy-Woman-Now-American-ebook/dp/B01IR7M4NS

GAY Boy

GAY Boy 
written and illustrated by Anthony D 
Language: English 
Summary: GAY Boy is about a boy that grows up being different from only kids and learns about life overtime. He writes poems and describes his life over the years as he grows up. He talks about his feeling and what he does in life that makes him feel different. This book is good for all ages and helps people that are different. This book is great for the LGBT and anyone that is proud to be who they are. Amazon Digital Services LLC, 2016. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/GAY-Boy-Anthony-D-ebook/dp/B01LO5CYEY/

Mario y la nube: Un cuento para explicar la homosexualidad a los niños

Mario y la nube: Un cuento para explicar la homosexualidad a los niños 
written and illustrated by Raquel Huete Iglesias 
Language: Spanish 
CreateSpace, 2016. 
30 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1534786678 ; 9781534786677 
Summary: Mario es un chico muy alegre y enérgico del que a veces se burlan en la escuela por ser diferente. Y es que a Mario no le gustan las niñas. Pero un día su nube preferida Dulce le explica una historia que le cambiará la vida. Gracias a sus consejos, Mario entenderá que la homosexualidad también es esencial para garantizar la supervivencia del hombre en la Tierra, y encontrará el valor para explicarles a sus padres lo que le preocupa. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/Mario-nube-explicar-homosexualidad-Spanish/dp/1534786678

Families...Sometimes: Love Makes a Family

Families...Sometimes: Love Makes a Family 
by Marta Schmidt-Mendez 
illus. by Brooklyn Russell 
Language: English 
CreateSpace, 2016. 
34 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1537514709 ; 9781537514703 
Summary: Families come in all shapes, sizes, and configurations. It is important for us to let children feel great about the uniqueness of their own family and also to teach them to be accepting and respectful of those they may experience as “different.” As our world becomes more and more diverse, there has never been a better, or a more important time, for us to learn to live together and to teach children about diversity and acceptance. As children become aware of family structures that may be different than their own, they may ask questions. They might ask, “Why does Jimmy have two mommies?” or “Can someone have two daddies?” Young children are concrete thinkers and they are not looking for a philosophical response. They don’t need a full discussion on sexual orientation. Typically when a young child asks a question, he is looking for a simple “yes” or “no” response. Children’s awareness of family, whether their own or someone else’s, is a perfect opportunity to teach them about celebrating family, accepting diversity and having open discussions. Children will thrive and learn when they come to understand that not only are all families different but that all families have something in common. It’s love and support that makes a family a family. Families…Sometimes was written to help parents and caregivers talk to their children about diversity and acceptance. Using a book is a good way to help start a conversation or to help you continue one your child may have already started. Since young children form ideas about themselves and others in the early school years, it is important to begin to teach tolerance and anti-bias lessons early. Ultimately, we want to raise children who appreciate, rather than fear differences. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/Families-Sometimes-Love-Makes-Family/dp/1537514709

Jack wants to be Jill: It's okay to be me!

Jack wants to be Jill: It's okay to be me! 
written and illustrated by Cindi Walton
Language: English 
CreateSpace, 2016. 
38 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 153954852X ; 9781539548522
Summary: This book is intended for all parents, grandparents, educators and anyone who has ever loved a child. Growing up is hard under the best of circumstances, but when you don’t feel like you belong in your own skin, the battle is one that lasts 24/7 unless someone intervenes and says…” You’re okay just the way you are and your feelings matter to me.” The first step in understanding the whole issue of gender identity is removing our bias, shutting our mouths, opening our ears and listening to what the child has to say. Jack Wants to Be Jill is a simple story that introduces the transgender subject to younger children in a way that is non-judgmental and compassionate. Everyone deserves to be true to themselves and it needs to start in our own homes. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/Jack-wants-Jill-Its-okay/dp/153954852X/

The Tale Of Two Princes

The Tale Of Two Princes 
by Joshua Desjardins 
illus. by Michael Hetrick Language: English 
Next Century Publishing, 2016. 
Summary: The Tale of Two Princes is not just a story about finding your “happily ever after.” Instead, the two heroes in this book teach us all the lessons of tolerance and acceptance, and that sometimes you can choose your own family. But most of the time, the families we can’t choose learn to love us no matter who we are. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/Tale-Two-Princes-Joshua-Desjardins-ebook/dp/B01MYT9V2F/

Love is Love is Love is Love

Love is Love is Love is Love 
written and illustrated by Justice Gage 
Language: English 
Amazon Digital Services LLC, 2016.
Summary: Prince Tyler was born with blonde hair, and purple eyes in a land without color. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/Love-Justice-Gage-ebook/dp/B01MQSIDB5/

Yeabsolutely!

Yeabsolutely! 
by Shannon George 
illus. by Colleen Madden
Language: English 
Parker Girl Publishing, 2016. 
24 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 0985507403 ; 9780985507404 
Summary: Yeabsolutely is a story about an adorable four year girl who dreams of all things BOY! From monster trucks to growing a Mohawk, she spends her days and nights boldly wishing she could fulfill her dreams and secretly worrying about what people will think. As people shower her with princess dresses and doll babies, she envisions herself skateboarding down the side of a building and playing in a rock band. Ultimately, at the end of the day, she worries and wonders if doing those things would be acceptable. As she describes the exciting things she dreams of, she asks her mom…”Would you be proud of me?” (if I became a ninja) “Would you still think I’m pretty?” (if I cut my hair into a mohawk) ”Would you still love me?” (if I was became a professional wrestler, rode dirt bikes through the mud, played on a professional football team, etc.) Her mom’s proud answer every time is the same…YEABSOLUTELY! 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/Yeabsolutely-Shannan-George/dp/0985507403