Monday, June 29, 2015

Prince Henry

Prince Henry 
by Olly Pike 
Language: English 
p. : col. ill. ; 15 cm. 
Summary: It is time for Prince Henry to find someone to marry, or so his parents think. Join Henry in his fairytale kingdom where certain laws apply when its comes to choosing who you can spend your life with. A fairytale romance intended for young readers, 'Prince Henry' delivers a positive message of both love and equality.
Available: http://popnolly.com/shop/4589791861/prince-henry-(pre-order)/9883051

Wishful Wedding: A Pocketful of Pride

Wishful Wedding: A Pocketful of Pride 
by A.S. Chung 
 illus. by Paula Bossio 
Language: English 
Pigeonhole Books, 2015. 
34 p : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 0992538238 ; 9780992538231 
Summary: Wishful Wedding is a children's picture book that delves into the topic of marriage equality for same gender partners. Told through the eyes of a small child, this prevalent issue is explored using loving words and beautiful illustrations. "Papa's sister is getting married today! Daddy and I get ready, a flower girl I am. We witness in delight and giggle with glee but deep down in our hearts, we're sad you see? When will my fathers be able to wed? I can only hope for change, in the future ahead." 
Available: http://www.amazon.com/Wishful-Wedding-Pocketful-S-Chung/dp/0992538238/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&sr=8-1&qid=1435261112

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Rumplepimple

Rumplepimple 
by Suzanne DeWitt Hall 
illus. by Kevin Scott Gierman 
Language: English 
DH Strategies, 2015. 
40 p. : col ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 098640800X ; 9780986408007 
Summary: Life isn't easy when your big sister is an annoying cat and your moms can't understand a word you say. But that doesn't stop Rumplepimple from saving the day in a most unusual way. Find out how a car ride transforms a naughty terrier into a grocery store hero. 
Available: http://www.amazon.com/Rumplepimple-The-Adventures-Volume/dp/098640800X/ref=as_sl_pc_ss_ssw?&linkCode=wss&tag=wwwsmdewittco-20

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Struggling Bloom

Struggling Bloom 
written and illus. by B.N. DiSorbo 
Language: English 
Lulu, 2011. 
ebook 
ISBN: 
Summary: A flash fiction written telling the fictional tale of a boy afraid to show what he believes is is true self to the world, for fear of intolerance. He speaks of the one place he holds dear, where he can permit himself to pull off the mask he wears, and let his true colors reach the surface. 
Available for free: http://www.lulu.com/shop/bn-disorbo/struggling-bloom/ebook/product-18713311.html

Esther

Esther 
written and illus. by Brad Lamb 
Language: English 
Lulu, 2013. 
23 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 
Summary: Have you ever felt like you were not who you were suppose to be? That maybe somehow there had been a mistake? Esther feels that way and would like to tell you about his thoughts on becoming a girl. 
Available: http://www.lulu.com/shop/brad-lamb/esther/paperback/product-21182955.html

Boys, Girls, and Everyone In-between

Boys, Girls, and Everyone In-between 
written and illus. by Caleb Blackwell 
Language: English 
Lulu, 2012. 
19 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 
Summary: This children's book is a simple, easy to understand guide to gender variance. The drawings are simplistic, and easy to recognize so that children of any age can learn the importance of living life with gender variance in mind. Perfect for any age group (even adults!), this book gives a very basic glimpse into understanding key concepts regarding gender. I was very careful not to use any actual identifiers (ie transgender or transsexual) because people are SO much more than the words we put on them. Thank you for taking the time to include books like this in your child's upbringing. 
Available: http://www.lulu.com/shop/caleb-blackwell/boys-girls-and-everyone-in-between/paperback/product-20141855.html

Friday, May 15, 2015

Our baby

Our baby 
by Margaret Wild
illus. by Karen Blair 
Language: English 
Adelaide, S. Aust. Working Title Press, 2015. 
p. : cm. 
ISBN: 9781921504785 : 1921504781 
Summary: Babies come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, and from all sorts of families. Some babies have a mum and a dad. Some babies have a mum, and a dad who lives elsewhere. Others have two mums or two dads. Some babies have milky mouths, snotty noses or tiny shrimp toes. Others have tufty hair, dandelion hair or no hair at all. All babies like doing different things - such as going to the park, to cafes or playgroups. Or staying at home and painting on walls, playing peek-a-boo, or reading. This warm and funny book told through the eyes of an older sister looks at the richness and diversity of family life today, and celebrates the many, many different babies who are so special to their families. 
Available: http://www.bookdepository.com/Our-Baby-Margaret-Wild/9781921504785

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

I am special : I have two moms

I am special : I have two moms 
written and illus. by Rachel S Huey 
Language: English 
CreateSpace: 2012. 
20 unnumbered pages : colored illustrations ; 23 x 24 cm. 
ISBN: 9781480124592 ; 1480124591 
Summary: "I Am Special" shows your child how special they are to have two moms. 
Available: https://www.createspace.com/4029414

Piratas y quesitos

Piratas y quesitos 
by Carmen Herrera 
illus. by Luis Filella 
Language: Spanish 
Bilbao : Editorial A Fortiori, 2005. 
[30] p. : il. ; 31 cm. 
ISBN: 8493462748 ; 9788493462741 
Summary: Cuento infantil. Miguel está contento porque se irá de vacaciones con el tío Miguel y su novio Fernando. 
Available: http://www.libreriacomplices.com/libros/piratas-y-quesitos/84-934527-4-8/

Sunday, May 10, 2015

¿Cómo llegué a este mundo? : Libro para chicos que llegaron por subrogación

How did I get into this world? : Book for children who arrived by subrogation
Written and Illustrated by Darío Fernández 
Language: Spanish 
Argentina: Windmills, 2013. 
Summary: . This book tells the process that people decide to form your family through surrogacy should take ? How did I get into this world is a book not only for children but also for their parents, relatives and friends. It is a simple story that tells how the process of surrogacy and what is the engine that leads many couples to have children: love. 
Available: http://www.ayconstanza.com/autores-independientes/como-llegue-a-este-mundo-libro-para-chicos-que-llegaron-por-subrogacion-de-dario-fernandez/

Anita y sus dos mamás

Anita y sus dos mamás 
by Darío Fernández 
Language: Spanish 
Argentina : Editorial Molinos de Viento, 2015. 
ISBN: 9789874511119 
Available: http://www.librerianorte.com.ar/9789874511119/Anita+Y+Sus+Dos+Mamas/

Saturday, May 9, 2015

La princesa Li / Princess Li

La princesa Li / Princess Li 
by Elena Rendeiro & Luis Amavisca 
Language: Spanish and English 
Barcelona and Madrid : Egales, 2012. 
38 p. : col. ill. ; 24 x 25 cm. 
ISBN: 9788415574880 
Summary: La princesa Li vivía con su padre, el rey Wan Tan, en un hermoso palacio... ella amaba a Beatriz, una chica de una tierra lejana. Las dos eran muy felices hasta que Wan Tan mandó llamar a la princesa: «Había llegado el día de casarse con un joven de la corte». ¡Ven a descubrir lo que ocurrió con Li! El tradicional cuento de magia... pero diferente. Una fábula de igualdad, y sobre todo, una historia de amor. 
Available: http://www.libreriacomplices.com/libros/la-princesa-li-princess-li/978-84-15574-88-0/

Mi papá es un payaso

Mi papá es un payaso 
by José Carlos Andrés & Natalia Hernández 
Language: Spanish 
Editorial Egales / Nube Ocho Ediciones, 2013.
ISBN: 9788415899068 
Summary: Cuento infantil para edades de 4 a 7 años. El protagonista es un niño que tiene dos papás, uno de ellos es Payaso. Diversidad familiar. Familias homoparentales. 
Available: http://www.libreriacomplices.com/libros/mi-papa-es-un-payaso/978-84-15899-06-8/

Cho-li y el tesoro más valioso del mundo

Cho-li y el tesoro más valioso del mundo 
by Óscar Cebolla Bueno 
Language: Spanish 
Madrid : Producciones Cebolla, 2013. 
26 p. : col. ill. ; 24 x 18 cm. 
ISBN: 9788461674190 
Summary: Soy Cho-Li, ¡aunque todo el mundo me llama Choli! Tengo 6 años y en este cuento busco junto a mis papás: Mario y Marcelo el tesoro más valioso del mundo. Te aseguro que lo pasarás genial si nos acompañas en esta aventura llena de imaginación. 
Available: http://www.libreriacomplices.com/libros/cho-li-y-el-tesoro-mas-valioso-del-mundo/978-84-616-7419-0/

El piratrans carabarco

El piratrans carabarco 
by A.T.A. Asociación de Transexuales de Andalucía & Silvia Rivera & Manuel Gutiérrez 
Language: Spanish 
Antequera : La Calle, 2015. 
p. : col. ill. ; 20 x 26 cm. 
ISBN: 97884161640 
Summary: Carabarco es un pirata, pero un pirata de los de verdad, con dos ovarios, un gallo y una estrella como parche. Distinto, vale, pero igual de bucanero que cualquier otro corsario de los siete mares. Y aunque esas diferencias lo hacen ser piraTrans, es como cualquier filibustero. Unos tienen barba y otros una gran espada, Carabarco tiene una chistera y muchas historias que contar. Se trata de una obra novedosa que busca promover la diversidad sexogenérica y la igualdad entre la población más joven. A través de las ilustraciones de simpáticos piratas y con diferentes historias, se fomenta el concepto “todos somos iguales” aunque unos sean calvos, tengan pelo o usen o no pendientes, pulseras o parche en el ojo. El cuento va acompañado de una guía didáctica que pretende normalizar la transexualidad desde edades tempranas, haciendo ver que sea como sea el cuerpo de cualquier personaje, son auténticos piratas. 
Available: http://www.libreriacomplices.com/libros/el-piratrans-carabarco/97884161640/

Gayskelly & Spaggaytti

Gayskelly & Spaggaytti
by Enrique del Pozo and Rocco Iorillo
Language: Spanish 
MTM, 2013. 
36 p. : col. ill. ; 20 x 20 cm. 
ISBN: 9788461624669 
Summary: Cuento infantil en castellano e inglés. Con páginas para colorear. 
Available: http://www.libreriacomplices.com/libros/gayskelly-spaggaytti/978-84-616-2466-9/

Tenemos dos mamás

Tenemos dos mamás 
by Violeta Morales and Jara Morales 
Language: Spanish 
Crececuentos, 2013. 
26 p. : col. ill. ; 19 x 19 cm. 
ISBN: 9788461622764 
Summary: Los mellizos son los únicos niños del cole que tienen dos mamás. Los demás les hacen muchas preguntas acerca de esto, pero ellos tienen muy claras las respuestas. Su familia es diferente, pero sus vidas son tan normales y felices como las de cualquier niño o niña de su clase. 
Available: http://www.libreriacomplices.com/libros/tenemos-dos-mamas/978-84-616-2276-4/

Mis mamás y yo

Mis mamás y yo 
by Mundo Avolar 
Language: Spanish 
Valencia: Bostezo, 2014. 
48 p. : Col. ill. ; 24 x 27 cm. 
ISBN: 9788494192623 
Summary: My mom and I and my mom and I are two pioneering publications for babies of families formed by women who, alone or as a couple, decide to have offspring. Two picture books where mothers may develop, with photographs and notes, the biographical journey of the first year of life of the newborn. They are the first of its kind to be published in Spain and Castilian. Arise that will fill a gap in such publications; both its graphic content and texts reflect their families to whom they are addressed. The diary of your baby. The treasure with stories, feats and anecdotes from their first year of life saved. A lasting memory of the great adventure that now Iniciais. 
Available: http://www.libreriacomplices.com/libros/mis-mamas-y-yo/978-84-941926-2-3/

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Kivi & Monsterhund

Kivi & Monsterhund 
by Jesper Lundqvist 
illus. by Bettina Johansson 
Language: Swedish 
Linköping : Olika, 2012. 
[29] sider : ill. i farver 
ISBN: 9789185845767 ; 9185845760 
Summary: När jag hörde talas om att det skulle komma ut en bok som använde det könsneutrala pronominet "hen" blev jag jätteglad. Äntligen kunde transbarn, och alla andra barn - och säkerligen en och annan vuxen också (både trans- och ciskönade sådana), få en karaktär att känna igen sig i. Boken är skriven på rim, historien är spännande för målgruppen och har skojiga bilder av Bettina Johansson. Nu vill jag läsa nästa bok om Kivi - Kivi och den gråtande goraffen! (Devin Lind from Goodreads). 
Available: http://www.olika.nu/kop-vara-bocker/butik/kivi-monsterhund/

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Two small eggs

Two small eggs 
by Stella Mpelia 
illus. by Smaragda Magou 
Language: Greek 
Oranio Tokso Families, 2014. 
48 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 9786188111301 
Blog post about what looks like the first children's book published in Greek about families with same-sex parents: http://ouraniotoksofamilies.blogspot.com/2014/06/lgbt-students-make-difference-in-greece.html

Gabrielle's Gift

Gabrielle's Gift 
by Lerone Landis 
illus. by Bill Young 
Language: English 
Lerone Landis, 2014. 
34 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 0692333967 ; 9780692333969 
Summary: The premise of Gabrielle's Gift is a simple one - a child's wish for a very special birthday gift. It is a gift that that nearly every kid will ask for at some point in their childhood, the gift of a pet! This everyday typical scenario is coupled with an atypical family dynamic in which Gabrielle's parents are two dads. The unique family is never explicitly mentioned. The visuals speak for themselves and the common story make it relatable to absolutely any and all kids, regardless of their family make up. Gabrielle's Gift is a fun, short, and to the point story. The message that beauty comes in all different colors and forms is not an overbearing one, just an additional one. Yet it is represented as a metaphor through the eyes of a pet and Gabrielle's family. 
Available: http://www.amazon.com/Gabrielles-Gift-Lerone-Landis/dp/0692333967

Ebbe leker familj

Ebbe leker familj 
by Petra Nilsson 
illus. by Johanna Arpiainen 
Language: Swedish 
Borgholm, Sweden : Vombat Förlag, 2015.
Summary: Ebbe är fem år. Idag ska han leka familj med sina kompisar på förskolan. Men hur ska familjen se ut? Barnen är inte riktigt överens. Ebbe tycker att det ska vara en förälder, Iris tycker att det ska vara två mammor. Karl säger att barnen ska ha mamma-vecka och pappa-vecka … Läs om hur det blir när både kärn- och stjärnfamiljsbarn leker familj. Den här boken är en uppföljare till ”Ebbe och ägget”, berättelsen om Ebbe och hans mamma som blivit en familj genom donation. 
Available: http://www.vombatforlag.se/butik/ebbe-leker-familjmaj/

Sunday, March 29, 2015

My aunt has a wife

My aunt has a wife 
by Maria E. Dyer 
Language: English 
Amazon Digital Services, Inc. 
Summary: When a child's aunt marries another woman 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: http://www.amazon.com/Aunt-Has-Wife-Maria-Dyer-ebook/dp/B00UDKEH2O/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1427617746&sr=1-1&keywords=my+aunt+has+a+wife

Princess Nina

Princess Nina 
by Marlise Achterberg 
illus. by Iris Compiet 
Language: English 
Clavis Pub, 2015. 
32 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1605372226 ; 9781605372228 
Summary: Princess Nina is an extraordinary princess. She is smart, curious, sweet and also a bit wild. One day the king and queen decide they have to go looking for a suitable prince for princess Nina. They invite princes from all over the world: a prince from China, one from France, from Mexico … But not even the prince on the white horse can steel princess Nina’s heart away! The king and queen are at the end of their wits. But then princess Melowo comes to visit, and suddenly princess Nina is very shy … 
Available: http://www.amazon.com/Princess-Nina-Marlise-Achterberg/dp/1605372226/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1427617537&sr=8-1&keywords=princess+nina

Sunday, March 22, 2015

All our wishes: Daddy and Papa have a child

All our wishes: Daddy and Papa have a child
written and illustrated by Charles Danziger
Language: English
Available online: http://boysinburbs.com/book/
Article about the book here: http://www.buzzfeed.com/alisoncaporimo/a-beautiful-family

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Ricky has a birthday party

Ricky has a birthday party 
written and illus. by Derrick Reese 
Language: English 
Blurb, 2014. 
22 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 132002937X ; 9781320029377 
Summary: Welcome To Apple Valley, a diverse community filled with colorful characters and all of their adventures! Join our friend Ricky and his family as they celebrate Ricky turning 8! This book has beautifully bright pages and is fun for all ages! Ricky has a Birthday Party is the fifth book in the Apple Valley Series! 
Available: http://www.amazon.com/RICKY-BIRTHDAY-PARTY-Derrick-Reese/dp/132002937X/ref=sr_1_234?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1425759361&sr=1-234&keywords=lgbt

Tray starts his day

Tray starts his day 
written and illus. by Derrick Reese 
Language: English 
Blurb, 2014. 
22 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1320013929 ; 9781320013925 
Summary: Welcome To Apple Valley, a diverse community filled with colorful characters and all of their adventures! Join our friend Tray and his family as they begin their day. This book has beautifully bright pages and is fun for all ages! Tray Starts His Day is the first book in the Apple Valley Series! 
Available: http://www.amazon.com/TRAY-STARTS-HIS-Derrick-Reese/dp/1320013929/ref=sr_1_233?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1425759361&sr=1-233&keywords=lgbt

Annie bakes a cake

Annie bakes a cake 
written and illus. by Derrick Reese 
Language: English 
Blurb, 2014. 
20 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1320013910 ; 9781320013918 
Summary: Welcome to Apple Valley, a diverse community filled with colorful characters and all of their adventures! Join our friend Annie and her family as they bake a cake together! This book has beautifully bright pages and is fun for all ages. Annie Bakes A Cake is the second book in the Apple Valley series! 
Available: http://www.amazon.com/ANNIE-BAKES-CAKE-Derrick-Reese/dp/1320013910/ref=sr_1_232?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1425759361&sr=1-232&keywords=lgbt

Claire loves to swim

Claire loves to swim 
written and illus. by Derrick Reese 
Language: English 
Blurb, 2014. 
ISBN: 1320013899 ; 9781320013895 
Summary: Welcome To Apple Valley, a diverse community filled with colorful characters and all of their adventures! Join our friend Claire and her family as they spend the day at the pool. This book has beautifully bright pages and is fun for all ages! Claire Loves to Swim is the fourth book in the Apple Valley Series! 
Available: http://www.amazon.com/CLAIRE-LOVES-SWIM-Derrick-Reese/dp/1320013899/ref=sr_1_230?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1425759361&sr=1-230&keywords=lgbt

Good friends

Good friends 
written and illus. by Derrick Reese 
Language: English 
Blurb, 2014. 
22 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1320013880 ; 9781320013888 
Summary: Welcome To Apple Valley, a diverse community filled with colorful characters and all of their adventures! Join our friend Tray and some of his good friends as they enjoy the day together! This book has beautifully bright pages and is fun for all ages! Good Friends is the sixth book in the Apple Valley Series!
Available: http://www.amazon.com/GOOD-FRIENDS-Derrick-Reese/dp/1320013880/ref=sr_1_229?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1425759101&sr=1-229&keywords=lgbt

The Adventures of Tina & Jordan

The Adventures of Tina & Jordan 
written and illus. by Jessica Lam 
Language: English 
xLibris, 2013. 
44 p. : col. ill. ; cm 
ISBN: 1483667669 ; 9781483667669 
Summary: This story celebrates our differences and new friendships, through the lives of gender non-conforming children. Tina is a young girl who is not like the other girls - she doesn't like to wear the clothes her Mommy puts her in. And Jordan is not like the other boys - because inside he feels like a girl. The two meet on a playground when Tina comes to Jordan's rescue from two bullies calling him names. Through this story we begin to realize through the characters how important unconditional love and acceptance is; establishing that it's okay to be just as you are, as you are now, and that it's okay to be different. 
Available: http://www.amazon.com/Adventures-Tina-Jordan-Jessica-Lam/dp/1483667669/ref=sr_1_159?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1425758738&sr=1-159&keywords=lgbt

Princess Peter

Princess Peter 
written and illus. by Petra Ginger 
Language: English 
Amazon Digital Services, 2014. 
12 p. 
Summary: Peter is a boy who wants to be a princess. People challenge him, but he knows who he is!

Bobbi and Me

Bobbi and Me 
written and illus. by Jeanne Kipke 
Language: English 
CreateSpace, 2014. 
42 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1500511285 ; 9781500511289 
Summary: Bobby and Me tells the story of a girl and her best friend, Robert ("Call me Bobbi") who likes to play with "girly" things. Together they navigate teasing and name calling from other kids, showing that love truly does conquer all. This book offers tools for children who may feel judged by peers for their differences. Creating an Invisible Shield and choosing love over fear are intertwined in support of self-love, inner strength and confidence in who and what one is. Readers may also enjoy joining Bobbi and his friend drawing mandalas and sewing their very own Peace Pillow (instructions included at the end of the book). 
Available: https://www.createspace.com/4902667

Randolph the Gay Reindeer

Randolph the Gay Reindeer 
written and illus. by Jerry Lincoln 
Language: English 
Amazon Digital Services, 2014. 
34 p. : col. ill. 
Summary: The lead reindeer, Flash, has hurt his leg. Now Santa is testing all the other reindeer to see who will be the new leader. Flash tells Randolph that Santa will never choose him because he is gay. But Randolph believes in himself and keeps trying his best. Who will Santa choose? 
Available: http://www.amazon.com/Randolph-Gay-Reindeer-Jerry-Lincoln-ebook/dp/B00QPJNMT6/ref=sr_1_91?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1425757906&sr=1-91&keywords=lgbt

It's Okay To Be Gay

It's Okay To Be Gay 
by Amy Graefe 
illus. by Nora Szeibert 
Language: English 
CreateSpace, 2014. 
24 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1499153406 ; 9781499153408 
Summary: A young boy's teddy bear is hiding a secret about himself. His secret is that he is gay, and he must tell his secret to his owner in order to be truly happy. This book is aimed at children ages 3-7 in hopes that it teaches acceptance, love, and understanding for all those that are gay. 
Available: https://www.createspace.com/4430687

Mia's Two Grammas: A Child's Coming Out Story

Mia's Two Grammas: A Child's Coming Out Story 
by Dr. Judith Shepard Gomez 
illus. by Christo Carire 
Language: English 
CreateSpace, 2015. 
44 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1505465478 ; 9781505465471 
Summary: Finallly a book for children about Gay Grandparents. It was written especially for children with LGBT parents and/or grandparents, but is appropriate for all families who want to share in the message that families are created and sustained by love.It has joyful and playful illustrations of life in a loving and different family. 
Available: https://www.createspace.com/5078550

Families come in many forms

Families come in many forms
by Bella Mei Wong
illus. by Yoko Matsuoka
Language: English
Euclid Press, 2015.
Summary: Alex goes on a journey to find the perfect pet. He visits his friends and plays with a singing pig, a curious panda, and many other wonderful animals – depicted throughout by rhythmic text and charming illustrations. Along the way Alex meets his friends’ families – traditional, adopted, divorced, blended, IVF, same sex and others. These family forms are not presented as “different”, but are treated as a normal part of today’s world. 
Available: http://www.amazon.com/Families-Come-Many-Forms-Bella-ebook/dp/B00UAPZXJ8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1425730848&sr=8-1&keywords=families+come+in+many+forms+wong

Friday, February 27, 2015

Families Come In Many Different Shapes, Sizes, and Colors

Families Come In Many Different Shapes, Sizes, and Colors 
written and illus. by Ryan LaLonde 
Language: English 
Families Come In Many Different Shapes, Sizes, & Colors, 2011. 
24 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 0615472001 ; 9780615472003 
Summary: Whether you want to kick-start your toddlers color and shape recognition or just tell a good story with a heart-warming lesson, Families Come In Many Different Shapes, Sizes, & Colors fits the bill. The vibrant and playful illustrations offer new discoveries in every read. With a message that love makes a family and that true friendships can be built through acceptance and understanding – any child would be lucky to experience this book. Ryan LaLonde has been drawing and telling stories from the age of three. In a family journal kept from an early age, Ryan stated yearly that he wanted to be a teacher or an artist. This, his first book, is a harmonious fusion of his childhood dreams – not only is it an expression of art and creativity but also a story that teaches many lessons. Whether learning an array of colors or the gambit of shapes, the book brings them to life with a story of families, friends and love. 
Available: http://www.amazon.com/Families-Different-Shapes-Sizes-Colors/dp/0615472001

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Heather has two mommies

Heather has two mommies 
by Lesléa Newman 
illus. by Laura Cornell 
Language: English 
[Somerville, MA] : Candlewick Press, 2015. 
p. : col. ill. cm. 
ISBN: 9780763666316 ; 0763666319 
Summary: "Heather's favorite number is two. She has two arms, two legs, and two pets. And she also has two mommies. When Heather goes to school for the first time, someone asks her about her daddy, but Heather doesn't have a daddy. Then something interesting happens. 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"" -- provided by publisher. 
Available: http://www.amazon.com/Heather-Has-Mommies-Leslea-Newman/dp/0763666319/ref=sr_1_8?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1423924061&sr=1-8&keywords=lgbt

Red : a crayon's story

Red : a crayon's story 
written and illus. by Michael Hall 
Language: English 
New York, NY : Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2015]. 
40 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm. 
ISBN: 9780062252074 ; 0062252070 
Summary: Red's factory-applied label clearly says that he is red, but despite the best efforts of his teacher, fellow crayons and art supplies, and family members, he cannot seem to do anything right until a new friend offers a fresh perspective.
Available: http://www.amazon.com/Red-Crayons-Story-Michael-Hall/dp/0062252070/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1423923257&sr=1-3&keywords=red

Two dads

Two dads 
by Carolyn Robertson 
illus. by Sophie Humphreys 
Language: English 
CreateSpace, 2014. 
26 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 0993115306 ; 9780993115301 
Summary: Having Two dads is double the fun! Many families are different, this family has two dads. A beautifully illustrated, affirming story of life with two dads, written from the perspective of their adopted child. 
Available: https://www.createspace.com/5052526

Mommy Rich

Mommy Rich 
written and illus. by Donelle Lewis 
Language: English 
CreateSpace, 2014. 
32 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1500522198 ; 9781500522193 
Summary: A book about a young child with two mothers. Tells the story of this lesbian-run family and what makes them special. A great book to read to small children to promote pride in having a unique and loving family. 
Available: https://www.createspace.com/4034513

My two dads

My two dads 
by Claudia Harrington 
illus. by Zoe Persico 
Language: English 
Minneapolis, MN : Magic Wagon, [2016]. 
p. : cm. 
ISBN: 9781624021084 ; 1624021085 
Summary: Lenny follows Jasmine for a school project and learns about her life with her two dads.

My two moms

My two moms 
by Claudia Harrington 
illus. by Zoe Persico 
Language: English 
Minneapolis, MN : Magic Wagon, [2016].
p. : cm. 
ISBN: 9781624021107 ; 1624021107 
Summary: Lenny, the class reporter, follows Elsie for a school project and learns about her life with her two moms.

The rainbow robin

The rainbow robin 
written and illus. by Pamela Hocken 
Language: English 
Victoria, BC : Pamela Hocken, 2012. 
18 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 9781770842816 
Available: pamelahocken@gmail.com

Friday, February 13, 2015

Tell Your Story, Tell A Dream Birthday Cake: Princeliscious Reinvention

Tell Your Story, Tell A Dream Birthday Cake: Princeliscious Reinvention 
written and illus. by Angela Bermudez 
Language: English 
CreateSpace, 2014. 
26 p. : coll. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1502907585 ; 9781502907585 
Summary: The protagonists are an adopted princess from Sierra Leone, a princess who is a daughter of a single mother by choice, a princess whose lesbian mothers come from Iran and Mexico, and a transgender prince. Angela Bermudez, a 6 year old Latina New Yorker, self-published a radically different book to help other children like her see themselves in children's books. With her mom's help, Angela wrote this book, mostly during cross town bus and subway rides to and from school or to theater rehearsals. Angela combined phonetically complicated names, true and imaginary facts, with stories from her own life. She also borrowed stories from close friends and chosen family, who are mostly people of color, LGBT and undocumented immigrants living in New York City. Angela also drew all the illustrations in the book. 
Available: http://www.amazon.com/Tell-Your-Story-Dream-Birthday/dp/1502907585/ref=lh_ni_t?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

Friday, January 30, 2015

Princess charming

Princess charming 
by Sarah Wildsmith 
illus. by Lea Paramonova 
Language: English 
Tallahassee, FL : Harmony Ink Press, 2013. 
1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 22 x 22 cm. 
ISBN: 9781623809706 ; 1623809703 
Summary: A lesbian fairytale, 'Princess Charming' presents a new twist on a classic idea, creating a world where sleeping spells and mischief are matched only by the truest of loves. The words are brought to life by beautiful and dreamlike art that will leave the reader floating in a realm of fantasy where love knows no bounds. 
Available: http://www.amazon.com/Princess-Charming-Sarah-Wildsmith/dp/1623809703/ref=sr_1_9?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1422634401&sr=1-9&keywords=lgbt+children%27s+books&pebp=1422634881674&peasin=1623809703

I Don't Want to Be a Ballerina

I Don't Want to Be a Ballerina
written and illus. by Ruth Bushi
Language: English
The Goldman Press, 2014.
32 p. : col. ill. ; cm.
ISBN: 0992939429 ; 9780992939427
Summary: I don't want to be a ballerina. I want to be a vet. Or a pet. I want to be a frog. Or a dog. Or a cow. Or a cat. What do you think about that? I want to bounce and hop and flop and jump up to the moon. Will you come, too? A book about thinking big and being yourself. Illustrated children's story addressing gender bias towards young girls. Promotes independent thinking and creative self-expression.
Available: http://www.amazon.com/I-Dont-Want-Be-Ballerina/dp/0992939429/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1422634401&sr=1-3&keywords=lgbt+children%27s+books&pebp=1422634409515&peasin=992939429

Call me tree = Llámame árbol

Call me tree = Llámame árbol 
written and illus. by Maya Christina Gonzalez 
translated by Dana Goldberg 
Language: English and Spanish 
New York : Children's Book Press, an imprint of Lee & Low Books Inc., [2014]. 
24 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm. 
ISBN: 9780892392940 ; 0892392940 
Summary: "A bilingual poetic tale that follows one child/tree from the depths of Mami/Earth to the heights of the sky, telling a story about being free to grow and be who we are meant to be and honoring our relationship with the natural world." 
Available: http://www.amazon.com/Call-Tree-English-Spanish-Edition/dp/0892392940 
Article: http://www.windycitymediagroup.com/lgbt/Queer-childrens-book-author-Gonzalez-creates-gender-neutral-character/50352.html

Pirate girl

Pirate girl 
by Cornelia Caroline Funke 
illus. by Kerstin Meyer 
Language: English 
Frome : Chicken House, 2005. 
32 p. : ill. ; 28 cm. 
ISBN: 1904442498 ; 9781904442493 
Summary: This one starts in a familiar vein: a pretty young girl is kidnapped by dastardly pirates, and must use her wit and bravery to get herself free. However, it veers into new territory when it turns out that she’s actually a Pirate Girl, and her mother is the take-no-prisoners captain of an all-female pirate crew. Girl-power chaos ensues. - Bustle.com 
Available: http://www.amazon.com/Pirate-Girl-Cornelia-Funke/dp/0439716721