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

Dangerously ever after

Dangerously ever after 
by Dashka Slater 
illus. by Valeria Docampo 
Language: English 
New York : Dial Books for Young Readers, ©2012. 
1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 25 x 28 cm. 
ISBN: 9780803733749 ; 0803733747 
Summary: Yes, another princess-who’s-different story, but this one goes way beyond the norm. The princess in question is a veritable Wednesday Addams, obsessed with poisoned mushrooms, weapons, explosions, and all varieties of the creepy and crawly. Great for ghoulish little girls. - Bustle.com 
Available: http://www.amazon.com/Dangerously-Ever-After-Dashka-Slater/dp/0803733747

I want to be a cowgirl

I want to be a cowgirl 
by Jeanne Willis 
illus. by Tony Ross 
Language: English 
New York : Henry Holt, 2002. 
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm. 
ISBN: 0805069976 ; 9780805069976 
Summary: A girl growing up in a glamorous, sophisticated city doesn’t understand why she has to be pretty, refined or behave like a “good girl” at tea parties. She wants to be a cowgirl, and damned if she doesn’t steal a cowboy hat from her dad and make the world her prairie. - Bustle.com 
Available: http://www.amazon.com/I-Want-To-Be-Cowgirl/dp/1842703080

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Thursday with Helenna and Alex

Thursday with Helenna and Alex 
by Phylliss DelGreco; Jaclyn Roth Roth; Kathryn Silverio 
illus. by Rory Smith 
Language: English 
[United States] : JumPskip Productions, 2012. 
p. cm. 
ISBN: 9780615670157 ; 0615670156 
Summary: "In "Thursday with Helenna and Alex," Jessie has a play date with two of her best friends. As the children conduct an "archeological dig" in Helenna's backyard (with the energetic and hilarious help of Buddy, the dog), they uncover some surprising artifacts and discover the real key to their friendship. "Thursday with Helenna and Alex" is the fourth book in The Jessie Books series, which offers an inspiring story for each day of the week, featuring a precocious little girl who lives with her two moms in Queens, New York."--Amazonsmile.com. 
Available: http://myfamilyproducts.net/en/just-fun/68-thursday-with-helenna-and-alex.html

Monday with Maxim : the amazing Maltese

Monday with Maxim : the amazing Maltese 
by Phylliss DelGreco; Jaclyn Roth; Kathryn Silverio
illus. by Rory Smith 
Language: English 
[United States] : JumPsKip Productions, 2011. ©2011. 
35 unnumbered pages : colored illustrations ; 21 cm. 
ISBN: 9780615543901 ; 0615543901 
Summary: This is the first of seven books in the adorable and hilarious Jessie Books series! In "Monday with Maxim, The Amazing Maltese," Jessie is intent on training her neighbor’s dog, Maxim, to sit with her imaginary powers and a magic scarf... 
Available: http://myfamilyproducts.net/en/picture-books/65-monday-with-maxim-the-amazing-maltese.html

Freddy & Frieda's Travelling Tales: Meet the Families

Freddy & Frieda's Travelling Tales: Meet the Families 
by Claudia Eicker-Harris 
illus. by Marina Shupik 
Language: English 
Sicklerville, New Jersey : My Family!, an imprint of Dodi Press LLC, 2012. 
36 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm. 
ISBN: 9780976727385 ; 0976727382 
Summary: "This is the first book of a series that children everywhere will adore. Freddy and Frieda the field mice travel the world meeting different kinds of people, teaching tolerance, sharing heartwarming stories and fun adventures! Meet the Families is about some of the children and families that Freddy and Frieda have come to know on their travels. Written in rhythmic style, this story celebrates the differences in family structures, while displaying that despite these differences they all have one thing in common: love. This story also helps children see that every family is special in their own way and they are not alone. And as Freddy and Frieda will tell you, "One of these families will be just like yours. They might just be living on far away shores.""--Back cover. 
Available: http://myfamilyproducts.net/en/different-families/64-freddy-frieda-s-traveling-tales-meet-the-families.html

Tuesday with Mommy and Pterodactyls

Tuesday with Mommy and Pterodactyls 
by Phylliss DelGreco; Jaclyn Roth; Kathryn Silverio illus. by Rory Smith 
Language: English 
[United States] : JumPskip Productions, 2011. 
36 unnumbered pages : colored illustrations ; 21 cm. 
ISBN: 9780615543918 ; 061554391X 
Summary: This is the second book in The Jessie Books series, which offers an inspiring story for each day of the week, featuring a precocious little girl who lives with her two moms in Queens, New York. 
Available: http://myfamilyproducts.net/en/picture-books/66-tuesday-with-mommy-and-pterodactyls-.html

Max

Max 
written and illus. by Rachel Isadora 
Language: English 
New York : Macmillan, ©1976. 
[32] pages : illustrations ; 19 x 24 cm. 
ISBN: 002747450X ; 9780027474503 
Summary: Max is an award winning book that marries baseball and ballet in a way that shows the reader that just because you love baseball, it doesn't mean that you can't also be a fantastic dancer. 
Available: http://www.abebooks.com/book-search/isbn/9780027474503/

Princess Smartypants

Princess Smartypants 
written and illus. by Babette Cole 
Language: English 
New York : Putnam, 1987, ©1986. 
[32] pages : color illustrations ; 21 x 24 cm. 
ISBN: 0399214097 ; 9780399214097 
Summary: Princess Smartypants is a definite crowd pleaser with both girls and boys age 4-7. The main character is incredibly well-developed, and the plot flips the script on traditional gender roles for girls. Princess Smartypants doesn't want to marry any of the candidates her parents keep pushing on her; this princess does not want to get married. In the end, Princess Smartypants gets exactly what she wants. 
Available: http://www.abebooks.com/9780399214097/Princess-Smartypants-Cole-Babette-0399214097/plp

The paper bag princess

The paper bag princess 
by Robert N. Munsch 
illus. by Michael Martchenko 
Language: English 
Lindfield, N.S.W. : Scholastic Australia, 2006, ©1980. 
1 v. (unpaged) : ill. ; 20 cm. 
ISBN: 9781865049212 ; 1865049212 
Summary: The Paper Bag Princess is a trailblazer in gender-bending story books. This wonderfully illustrated picture book uses humour to retell the classic 'prince and princess' story. Boys and girls will get a chance to meet a princess who decides that when faced with a dragon problem, she isn't going to wait around for a prince to save her. In the end Princess Elizabeth decides that she doesn't want very much to do with a prince who thinks that girls should never get dirty. 
Available: http://www.amazon.com/The-Paper-Bag-Princess-Annikins/dp/0920236251

Sleeping Bobby

Sleeping Bobby 
by Will Osborne and Mary Pope Osborne 
illus. by Giselle Potter 
Language: English 
New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, ©2005.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 x 31 cm. 
ISBN: 0689876688 ; 9780689876684 
Summary: Sleeping Bobby is a hilarious retelling of Sleeping Beauty. This is a fabulous book, by a well-known author, perfect for any 4-6 year old. In Osborne's version, it is the princess that saves the sleeping prince from the clutches of a wicked spell. 
Available: http://www.amazon.com/Sleeping-Bobby-Mary-Pope-Osborne/dp/0689876688

Princess Pigsty

Princess Pigsty 
by Cornelia Caroline Funke 
illus. by Kerstin Meyer 
Language: English 
New York : Chicken House/Scholastic, 2007. 
1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 22 x 27 cm. 
ISBN: 043988554X ; 9780439885546 
Summary: Tired of being a princess, the youngest of three sisters throws her crown out the window and finds happiness working in the royal kitchen and pigsty. 
Available: http://www.amazon.com/Princess-Pigsty-Cornelia-Funke/dp/1905294328

Derek, the knitting dinosaur

Derek, the knitting dinosaur 
by Mary Blackwood 
illus. by Kerry Argent 
Language: English 
Minneapolis : Carolrhoda Books, 1990, ©1987. 
32 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm. 
ISBN: 0876144008 ; 9780876144008 
Summary: Derek, a little green dinosaur, is somewhat worried that he likes to stay home and knit instead of acting like his ferocious brothers, but the onset of cold weather allows his knitting to become useful. 
Available: http://www.amazon.com/Derek-Knitting-Dinosaur-Mary-Blackwood/dp/0876144008

Wir wünschen uns einen Krümel

Wir wünschen uns einen Krümel 
written and illus. by Sonja Springer 
Language: German 
ISBN: 9783000334238 
Summary: Suse und Susanne leben als Paar zusammen und wünschen sich einen kleinen Krümel. Doch wie sollen sie es schaffen einen Krümel zu finden? Kann ihnen der Wunschbaum dabei vielleicht helfen?

Max und seine Mamas

Max und seine Mamas 
by Martina Heinzle 
Language: German 
Regenbogenbuch, 2011. 
16 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 2009001274531 
Summary: “Max und seine Mamas” ist kein Aufklärungsbuch, “lesbisch” bzw. “homosexuell” sein wird nicht direkt thematisiert. Vielmehr geht es der Autorin darum, den normalen Umgang mit Regenbogenfamilien zu fördern. Ziel ist es, Kindern zu vermitteln, dass Regenbogenfamilien nichts “spezielles”oder gar “sonderbares” sind. Das Buch ist in Eigenregie entstanden und auch so produziert worden und kann hier erworben werden. 
Available: http://regenbogenbuch.beepworld.de/dasbuch.htm

Hallo, wer bist denn du?

Hallo, wer bist denn du? 
by Ka Schmitz und Cai Schmitz-Weicht 
Language: German 
Atelier 9¾, 2013. 
16 p. : col.. ill. ; 14 x 14 cm. 
Summary: Die kleine orange Katze lebt bei Mama und Mami. Auf ihrem ersten Spaziergang fragt sie jedes Tier, das ihr begegnet: Hallo, wer bist denn du? Die einfachen und vorhersehbaren Dialoge begeistern Kinder ab 18 Monate und lassen sich so lange variieren, bis die kleinen Geister endlich schlafen… 
Available: http://www.atelier-neundreiviertel.de/bilderbuecher-regenbogenfamilien/hallo-wer-bist-denn-du/

My Chacha is gay

My Chacha is gay 
written and illus. by Nice Mangos 
Language: English 
Summary: This children's book is set in Pakistan and deals with the issue of homophobia. With all the religious intolerance and extremism in Pakistan its important to push back with the arts and with education. The best way to do this is to start early and teach our children tolerance and diversity from a young age. The book also aims to show the rest of the world that *all* Pakistanis cannot be defined by the terrorism and intolerance you see in the media. We are a varied people, amongst us there are many kind, gentle and diversity loving souls. But sadly, those voices are drowned out or silenced by extremists. 
Available: http://www.mychachaisgay.com/ 
Available online: http://nicemangos.blogspot.ca/2014/02/my-chacha-is-gay.html?zx=90662bd5c4193ab0

What is family?

What is family? 
written and illus. by Ariel Wang 
Language: English 
Washington D.C. : B'nai B'rith Diverse Minds Youth Writing Challenge, 2014. 
ISBN: 9780990307037 
Summary: What Is Family?, with its rhyming speech and bright illustrations, was written with young readers in mind. Ariel’s intention was to “allow young readers to acknowledge that family structures can be different, because love is what holds a family together no matter who is in it.” 
Available online: http://www.bnaibrith.org/uploads/7/8/5/9/7859990/what_is_family.pdf

El vestido de mamá

El vestido de mamá 
by Dani Umpi 
illus. by Rodrigo Moraes 
Language: Spanish 
Uruguay : Criatura editora, 2011 
44 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 9789974831346 
Summary: Los juegos de los chicos son juegos. Seguramente encierran sueños, aspiraciones, proyectos, pero también fantasía, creatividad y una búsqueda que no debería tener límites. Sin embargo, la mirada de los otros, adultos o pares, suele cohibir o censurar los juegos infantiles. Una historia sencilla y divertida, con un final que nos lleva a revisar nuestros prejuicios y quitar barreras allí donde el único límite lo debería poner la imaginación. 
Available online: http://www.slideshare.net/DocentesDiversidad/el-vestido-de-mam

Pearl Power

Pearl Power 
written and illus. by Mel S. Elliott 
Language: English 
Hastings : I Love Mel, 2014. 
40 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 9780992854416 ; 0992854415 
Summary: Pearl Power is a children's book about equality, told in rhyme. A little girl called Pearl moves to a new school and makes friends while proving that being told she does things "like a girl" isn't a bad thing and that she can do anything the other kids can do even though she's small! 
Available: http://www.amazon.com/Pearl-Power-Mel-Elliott/dp/0992854415 
Author Web site: http://shop.ilovemel.me/collections/pearl-power/products/childrens-book-pearl-power 
Author interview: http://www.parentdish.co.uk/2014/10/25/pearl-power-a-new-childrens-book-promoting-gender-equality/#!slide=aol_1005269

Goblinheart : a fairy tale

Goblinheart : a fairy tale 
by Brett Axel 
illus. by Terra Bidlespacher 
Language: English 
Brooklyn, NY : East Waterfront Press, [2012], ©2011. 
1 v. (unpaged) : ill. ; 17 cm. 
ISBN: 9780976977124 0976977125 
Summary: Using "fairy" and "goblin" in lieu of female and male, the author has created a timely allegorical fairy tale. A youngster named Julep, who lives in a forest tribe, insists on growing up to be a goblin rather than a fairy. The tribe learns to accept that Julep is a goblin at heart, eventually coming around to support the physical transition that must be made for Julep to live as a goblin. 
Available: http://www.amazon.com/Goblinheart-Fairy-Tale-Brett-Axel/dp/0976977125 
Author Web site: http://www.goblinheart.com/

Daddy's special gift

Daddy's special gift 
by Tracey Sainsbury 
Language: English 
London Women's Clinic, 2012. 
Summary: Part of a series of books for egg sharers, egg donors, and sperm donors to share knowledge of their donation, a very special gift, with their own children. 
Available online: http://www.bookemon.com/book_read_flip.php?book_id=168804&checke=c5c569db94d18c29328dd90b6da95ab8&inviter_id=169087&email=tracey.sainsbury%40londonwomensclinic.com

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

El amor de Policarpo

El amor de Policarpo 
by Alberto Forcada 
illus. by Guadalupe Pacheco 
Language: Spanish 
México, D.F. : Ediciones Corunda/Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes, ©1997. 
24 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm. 
ISBN: 9701802713 ; 9789701802717 
Summary: "Al murciélago Policarpo le encantaba jugar a ser apache y perseguir a las polillas, hasta que un día perdió la pluma que usaba en la cabeza y buscando otra hermosa y fina, encontró a Rigoberta, la perica. Sucedió lo que nunca había imaginado: Policarpo se enamoró de Rigoberta y comenzó a sentir que en su vida todo cambiaba." - José Manuel Alvarado 
Available: http://www.abebooks.com/book-search/isbn/9789701802717/