Sunday, July 27, 2014

This day in June

This day in June 
by Gayle E. Pitman 
illus. by Kristyna Litten  
Language: English 
Washington, DC : Magination Press, [2014]. 
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 21 x 26 cm. ISBN: 9781433816581 ; 143381658X  
Summary: "A picture book illustrating a Pride parade. The end matter serves as a primer on LGBT history and culture and explains the references made in the story."  
Available: http://www.amazon.com/This-Day-June-Gayle-Pitman/dp/143381658X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1406454420&sr=8-1&keywords=pitman+this+day+in+june

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Meet my new Daddy and Papa

Meet my new Daddy and Papa 
written by Pamela J. Tomlinson 
Language: English 
CreateSpace, 2013 
54 p. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1484182782 ; 9781484182789 
Summary: "Meet my new Daddy and Papa" is about a little girl from China that is deaf and needed a home. Two men from the USA that are married adopted this little girl and brought her to USA and gave her a new home filled with love. 
Available: https://www.createspace.com/4255243

Potty Training with Chance

Potty Training with Chance 
written by Amanda Riccetti 
illus. by Taryn Dufault 
Language: English 
CreateSpace, 2014 
46 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 0615935559 ; 9780615935553 
Summary: The second book of this series follows Chance as he takes on potty training with the encouragement of his two moms. Additionally, this book highlights the importance of values shared by every family when facing a difficult obstacle like potty training. (Chance's story began in the first book of the series, "Chance's First Day of Preschool"). Chance is about to become a big boy, and he's sharing all of his adventures with you! In the second book of this series, we follow Chance as he decides to take on potty training before his third birthday. While at school with his friends, Jasmine and Lance, Chance becomes inspired to give up his diapers for soft, comfy underwear. That night, he surprises Mom and Mommy by putting his potty training plan into action. After a few weeks of practice and a lot of encouragement, Chance discovers that potty training can be fun and rewarding. 
Available: https://www.createspace.com/4560908

Chance's First Day of Preschool

Chance's First Day of Preschool 
written by Amanda Riccetti 
illus. by Taryn Dufault 
Language: English 
CreateSpace, 2013 
42 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 0615935532 ; 9780615935539 
Summary: The first book of this series follows Chance as he embarks on his first days of preschool with the encouragement of his two moms. Additionally, this book highlights the importance of values shared by every family when letting go of their child for the first time. (Chance's story continues in the second book of the series, "Potty Training with Chance," where he continues to grow, learn, and share with his moms). Chance is about to become a big boy, and he's sharing all of his adventures with you! In the first book of this series, we follow Chance as he embarks on his first day of preschool. Chance finally gets to meet his new teacher, play with many new friends, and make a very special present for his mom and mommy. The fun has just begun! 
Available: https://www.createspace.com/4560891

Shushu's Families

Shushu's Families 
written by Anat Georgy 
illus. by Shahar Leibovich 
Language: English 
CreateSpace, 2013 
32 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1493508431 ; 9781493508433 
Summary: How to make your child feel proud of his family? Following Anat Georgy's "Little Treasure", the children book "Shushu's Families" celebrates the love in every family no matter what kind it is: with a single mom; two mothers or two fathers; divorced parents; or the family of an adopted child. This children's book takes the young readers on a wonderful journey with a little boy and a wondrous creature. Together, they go on an adventure to find the perfect home, and meet families in their community, each special and happy in its own way. Their journey leads to a revelation of happiness and love. A fun way for pre-school and early school-age children to learn about alternative families and appreciate diversity. 
Available: https://www.createspace.com/4485835

Loved By Two

Loved By Two 
written by Tanesha Hopson 
illus. by Daniela Frongia 
Language: English 
CreateSpace, 2013 
30 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1494335549 ; 9781494335540 
Summary: Love is magical. This book is about being loved by parents of the same sex. This little girl has two mommies and that presents challenges for her at school and in her mind. Love is powerful. Read along with your child and take a to the journey of discovery together. Find out if love can conquer all.
Available: https://www.createspace.com/4504416

Mommy Mary

Mommy Mary 
written and illus. by Ruth Andrews 
Language: English 
CreateSpace, 2013 
26 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1494708868 ; 9781494708863 
Summary: Lucy loves her daddies, but not everyone thinks two men can raise a little girl. Lucy is sad and angry and unhappy. Then her daddies tell her about God and Jesus's mommy, Mary. Then Lucy is filled with love. This book explores the themes of love as depicted in the Bible and applies them to modern family life: "Some people think that only a mommy and a daddy together can be a family. They don't understand. Wherever there is a family, there is love. Wherever there is love, there is God. And wherever there is God, there is our heavenly Daddy, and there is Jesus and Mommy Mary. So you see, every boy and girl has a mommy and a daddy." So Lucy has two daddies, and she has a family with God, because she has love. 
Available: https://www.createspace.com/4575850

The Gripper Slipper : Two mommies version

The Gripper Slipper : Two mommies version 
by Anna E. Alexander 
illus. by 
Language: English 
CreateSpace, 2014 
32 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1497543185 ; 9781497543188 
Summary: The Gripper Slipper (2 Mommies version) tells a story of moms Amy & Julie and their children Mary and Oliver embarking on a imaginative journey to finding Mary's lost slipper. 
Available: https://www.createspace.com/4745344

The Pea That Was Me : A Two Moms Sperm Donation Story

The Pea That Was Me : A Two Moms Sperm Donation Story 
written and illus. by Kimberly Kluger-Bell 
Language: English 
CreateSpace, 2014 
26 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1495290042 ; 9781495290046 
Summary: The Pea That Was Me is wonderful introduction for children to the fact that a donor helped to bring them into the loving arms of their "two moms." The basic fact that it takes an egg ("from a lady") and a sperm ("from a man") to make a baby that "grows in mommy's tummy" is introduced in a gentle and light-hearted way. Reading this one of a kind book opens the door to further talk about donors, how happy you are to have these special children, and how grateful you are to the doctor and the donor who helped! 
Available: https://www.createspace.com/4631754

The Pea That Was Me : A Two Dads' Egg Donation and Surrogacy Story

The Pea That Was Me : A Two Dads' Egg Donation and Surrogacy Story 
written and illus. by Kimberly Kluger-Bell 
Language: English 
CreateSpace, 2014 
26 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1499746695 ; 9781499746693
Summary: Reading this book to your child is a wonderful way to introduce them to the idea that a doctor, a nice egg donor, and a very kind surrogate helped to bring them into their loving family. The very basic facts that to make a baby you need an egg, a sperm and a tummy for the baby to grow in are introduced in an age appropriate manner. Emphasis is on how much these children are wanted and cherished, and how many other people were happy to help! 
Available: https://www.createspace.com/4834676

Why do I have two Mums? Asks Byron

Why do I have two Mums? Asks Byron 
by Rachel Behn 
illus. by Emma-Leigh Coombs
Language: English 
CreateSpace, 2014 
28 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1493520652 ; 9781493520657 
Summary: Our family consists of two mums and two children. This children's book has been written to highlight no matter what type of family you have it is special because it belongs to you. Rachel Behn of Melbourne Australia, says, she saw the need for this book when her son Byron started to ask about his family structure. "Kindergarten children were asking my son why he had two mums? So we decided to share with everyone that all families are different". Rachel's next book "It Takes Three" is being written for her children explaining to them the process of donor conception. 
Available: https://www.createspace.com/4487689

The Gripper Slipper : Two daddies version

The Gripper Slipper : two daddies version 
by Anna E. Alexander 
illus. by 
Language: English 
CreateSpace, 2014 
32 p. : col. ill. : cm. 
ISBN: 149737118X ; 9781497371187 
Summary: The Gripper Slipper (2 Daddies version) tells a story of dads John & Steve and their children Mary and Oliver embarking on a imaginative journey to finding Mary's lost slipper. 
Available: https://www.createspace.com/4719210

Buddy

Buddy 
by Gail and Rachel Piazza 
illus. bu Gail Piazza 
Language: English 
CreateSpace, 2014 
32 p. : ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1500409588 ; 9781500409586 
Summary: This picture book about LGBTQ acceptance follows a day in the life of Buddy, a sweet little boy who loves to draw, play dress up, and sing and dance for his audience of stuffed animals. Buddy's momma nurtures his creativity, and showers him with love and affection. With his momma's support, watch as Buddy's imagination and dreams become a reality!
Available: https://www.createspace.com/4878044

Gal and Noa's Daddies

Gal and Noa's Daddies 
by Shosh Pinkas 
illus. by Julia Filipone-Erez 
Language: English 
CreateSpace, 2013 
24 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1494442531 ; 9781494442538 
Summary: Noa and Gal have two fathers, Itai and Yoav. They call them by their nicknames, Daddy-Yo and Daddy-I. Noa and Gal were born to gay parents in a process called surrogacy, with the help of two special women that enabled the arrival of the twins into the world. In this unique book, the writer, Shosh Pinkas, shares the story of many same-sex families around the world. Gal and Noa’s Daddies describes in a simple, clear, and humorous way, without any apologies, a loving and caring same-sex family. This is a brave and important book for children, and it also provides an appropriate answer for the needs of adults, as well. Family members, teachers, and friends will learn how to cope with the questions of curious children who seek to know more about the different types of families they see around them. For age 3 and up. The story was evaluated by a child psychologist to insure that the messages are appropriate for children of this age. 
Available: https://www.createspace.com/4566217

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Prinsesa: the boy who dreamed of being a princess

Prinsesa: the boy who dreamed of being a princess 
by Emmanuel Romero 
illus. by Marconi Calindas 
Language: English 
Available: http://www.amazon.com/dp/1493647237/ref=cm_sw_su_dp
More information: http://ilga.org/ilga/en/article/opKIfW51H5

Monday, July 21, 2014

It’s So Gay, and It’s Okay

It’s So Gay, and It’s Okay 
by Dr. Wallace Wong 
Language: English 
Lulu, 2014 
34 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 9781483407029 
Summary: Jamie is so excited for the first day of school. As he puts on a pink shirt, he thinks about making new friends and learning new things. But when Jamie enters the classroom, everything suddenly changes. When a boy laughs at Jamie’s pink shirt and calls him gay, Jamie is mortified. Still, he goes home without telling his parents, determined to never wear that shirt again. The next day, Jamie begins playing with a doll in the classroom. Soon, all the boys are laughing at him again. Jamie knows he should probably tell a teacher, but instead he decides not to play with dolls. Jamie just wants to fit in, but as he tries to change himself to be accepted, he grows more and more unhappy. How will Jamie handle the situation? Can he learn to accept himself and be happy? It’s So Gay, and It’s Okay is a children’s tale that shares an important message: it is okay to be unique and different. 
Available: http://www.lulu.com/shop/dr-wallace-wong/its-so-gay-and-its-okay/paperback/product-21488451.html

Two Mummas and a Bubba

Two Mummas and a Bubba 
written and illustrated by Leah Mizen
Language: English 
Lulu, 2014 
19 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 
Summary: This is based on the true story about baby Maverick and him arriving home for the first time. He has two Mums and a dog named Ruby. It is a bright and colourful book that children would enjoy on their own or reading with their parents. 
Available: http://www.lulu.com/shop/leah-mizen/two-mummas-and-a-bubba/paperback/product-21722745.html

It takes love (and some other stuff) to make a baby

It takes love (and some other stuff) to make a baby 
by L. L. Bird 
illus. by Patrick Girouard 
Language: English 
Catadon Press, 2014 
32 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 
Summary: It Takes Love (and some other stuff) to Make a Baby is a book for kids in two-mom families born via donor insemination. Using bright illustrations and simple, concrete language, It Takes Love explains the basics of reproduction and introduces the concept of the donor. 
Available: http://www.catadonpress.com/

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Dumpy La Rue

Dumpy La Rue 
by Elizabeth Winthrop 
illus. by Betsy Lewin 
New York : Henry Holt, 2001. 
1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 26 cm. 
ISBN: 0805063854; 9780805063851 
Summary: A rhyming story about a pig whose passion for dancing becomes contagious. 
Available: http://www.amazon.com/Dumpy-La-Rue-Owlet-Book/dp/0805075356/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1404159484&sr=8-1&keywords=dumpy+la+rue

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Nora y Zoe: dos mamás para un bebé

Nora y Zoe: dos mamás para un bebé 
by Rosa Maestro 
illus. by Barbara Guillén Feltrer 
Language: Spanish 
Editorial Chocolate, 2014. 
28 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 8461693892; 9788461693894 
Summary: Un cuento infantil, en el que dos mujeres se enamoran y deciden ser mamás. Recurren a las doctora Lola que les regalará una semillita mágica con la que lograr su sueño. Un cuento adaptado a los diferentes modelos de familia y hacer más visible las técnicas de reproducción asistida. 
Available: http://www.amazon.es/Nora-Zoe-mam%C3%A1s-para-bebe/dp/8461693892/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1403002435&sr=8-1-fkmr0&keywords=nora+ya+zoe+maestro

Monday, June 16, 2014

My new daddy

My new daddy 
by Lilly Mossiano 
illus. by Sage Mossiano 
Language: English 
[Burlington, North Carolina] : Spun Silver Productions, ©2012. 
28 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm. 
ISBN: 9781484817223; 1484817222 
Summary: My New Daddy is a short illustrated work of fiction following young Charles through the journey of his mother's transition from female to male, and his transition from calling him "Mommy" to "Daddy". It explains, in easy to convey ideas, the hows and why of female to male gender reassignment surgery and the emotional and mental changes that occur during transition. It is designed to instill a sense of understanding in young children to prevent confusion and mistrust of transgender individuals.
Available: https://www.createspace.com/4260408

My new mommy

My new mommy 
by Lilly Mossiano 
illus. by Sage Mossiano 
Language: English 
[Burlington, North Carolina] : Spun Silver Productions, ©2012. 
28 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm. 
ISBN: 9781482757194; 1482757192 
Summary: My New Mommy is a short illustrated work of fiction following young Violet through the journey of her father's transition from male to female. It explains, in easy to convey and appropriate for young children words, the basic steps of, and reasons for, male to female gender reassignment surgery and the emotional and mental changes that occur during transition. It is designed to instill a sense of understanding in young children to prevent confusion and mistrust of transgender individuals. 
Available: https://www.createspace.com/4205254

A very, very noisy tractor

A very, very noisy tractor 
by Mar Pavón 
illus. by Nívola Uyá 
translated by Jon Brokenbrow 
Language: English 
Madrid : Cuento de Luz, ©2013. 
1 online resource : col. ill. 
ISBN: 9788415619673; 8415619677
Summary: A woman drives a tractor through town and, thanks to the tractor's noisy engine, can't hear all the things people say about her as she drives by. They comment on her clothes and her hair, but mostly they seem confused as to why a woman is driving a tractor in the first place. 
Available: http://www.ipgbook.com/a-very--very-noisy-tractor-products-9788415619673.php

When Kayla was Kyle

When Kayla was Kyle 
by Amy Fabrikant 
illus. by Jennifer Levine 
Language: English 
[Lakewood, Calif.] : Avid Readers Publishing Group, ©2013. 
iii, 28 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 23 cm. 
ISBN: 9781612861548 1612861547 
Summary: Kyle doesn't understand why the other kids at school call him names. He looks like other boys, but doesn't feel like them. Can Kyle find the words to share his feelings about his gender -- and can his parents help him to transition into the girl he was born to be? 
Available: http://www.amazon.com/When-Kayla-Was-Kyle-Fabrikant/dp/1612861547

Not every princess

Not every princess 
by Jeffrey Bone and Lisa Bone 
illus. by Valeria Docampo 
Language: English 
Washington, DC : Magination Press, 2014. 
1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 25 cm. 
ISBN: 9781433816475; 1433816474 
Summary: Not Every Princess takes readers on a journey that gently questions the rigid construction of gender roles and inspires readers to access their imaginations and challenge societal expectations. Also includes a Note to Parents by the authors. 
Available: http://www.amazon.com/Every-Princess-Jeffrey-Bone-Lisa/dp/1433816474

The worst princess

The worst princess 
by Anna Kemp 
illus. by Sara Ogilvie 
Language: English 
New York : Random House, 2014. 
1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 27 cm. 
ISBN: 9780385371254; 038537125X 
Summary: Lonely Princess Sue longs to leave her castle tower, but when her prince finally rescues her, she realizes she is destined for a less traditional partner. 
Available: http://www.amazon.com/The-Worst-Princess-Anna-Kemp/dp/038537125X

I'm gonna climb a mountain in my patent leather shoes

I'm gonna climb a mountain in my patent leather shoes 
by Marilyn Singer 
illus. by Lynne Avril 
Language: English 
New York : Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2014. 
40 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 9781419703362; 1419703366 
Summary: Sadie is all-girl, but she does not let that--or her wardrobe--stop her from enjoying a family camping trip as she helps pitch the tent in "fancy ruffled pants" and looks for Bigfoot while wearing a tutu. 
Available: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/im-gonna-climb-a-mountain-in-my-patent-leather-shoes-marilyn-singer/1118470619?ean=9781419703362

Joy in Mudville

Joy in Mudville 
by Bob Raczka 
illus. by Glin Dibley 
Language: English 
Minneapolis : Carolrhoda Books, [2014]. 
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm. 
ISBN: 9780761360155; 0761360158 
Summary: The day after Mighty Casey's strikeout, the Mudville Nine are in a crucial game when a relief pitcher--a girl--is sent in and quickly proves herself to the crowd using moves from football, tennis, and soccer. 
Available: http://www.amazon.com/Joy-Mudville-Bob-Raczka/dp/0761360158

Muffy was fluffy

Muffy was fluffy 
by Rikki Marie-Josee Dubois 
Language: English 
Baltimore : PublishAmerica, ©2012. 
[27] p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm. 
ISBN: 9781627091671; 162709167X 
Summary: How does one explain to a young child why their loved one is changing their gender? Muffy was Fluffy was written to show young children how a beloved pet, Fluffy, is not comfortable with the way she was born, and that in order be truly happy, she must change into Muffy, the type of pet she was meant to be. 
Available: http://www.amazon.com/Muffy-Fluffy-Rikki-Marie-DuBois/dp/162709167X

Play free

Play free 
by McNall Mason 
illus. by Max Suarez 
Language: English 
Tacoma, WA : MaxNmeStudio.com., [2012] ©2012. 
44 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm. 
ISBN: 9780988749924; 0988749920 
Summary: "Girls can wear pants, boys can wear dresses. None of that should cause any messes. Take a stroll through the life of a gender variant boy who just wants to be accepted for who he is. Walk in his shoes for a minute as he shows you his play house and introduces you to his friends. Soon you'll see that we're all pretty similar and being different isn't really that big of a deal." -- Back cover. 
Available: http://www.amazon.com/Play-Free-Magic-Friendships-3/dp/0988749920

Jacob's new dress

Jacob's new dress 
by Sarah Hoffman and Ian Hoffman 
illus. by Chris Case 
Language: English 
Chicago, Illinois : Albert Whitman & Company, 2014. 
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm. 
ISBN: 9780807563731; 0807563730 
Summary: Jacob, who likes to wear dresses at home, convinces his parents to let him wear a dress to school too.
Available: http://www.amazon.com/Jacobs-New-Dress-Sarah-Hoffman/dp/0807563730

But, I'm not a boy

But, I'm not a boy 
by Katie Leone 
illus. by Alison Pfeifer 
Language: English 
[United States] : Katie Leone, ©2014. 
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 22 cm. 
ISBN: 9781494855413; 1494855410 
Summary: David has a big problem; she is really a girl named Sarah. But nobody knows and everyone assumes she is a boy. When her parents ask why she is so sad, is she brave enough to tell them the truth? 
Available: http://www.amazon.com/But-not-boy-Katie-Leone/dp/1494855410

The princes and the treasure

The princes and the treasure 
by Jeffrey A. Miles 
illus. by J. L. Phillips 
Language: English 
Handsome Prince Publishing, [2014] ©2014. 
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm. 
ISBN: 099105363X; 9780991053636 
Summary: In the magical kingdom of Evergreen, beautiful Princess Elena is suddenly whisked away by an old woman. Undefeated champion Gallant and shy bookworm Earnest go on a quest to find "the greatest treasure in the land" so one of them can save and marry the princess. Along the way, Earnest and Gallant realize "the greatest treasure in the land" is not what they expected. 
Available: http://www.amazon.com/The-Princes-Treasure-Jeffrey-Miles/dp/099105363X/ref=tmm_hrd_title_0

I am Jazz!

I am Jazz! 
by Jessica Herthel and Jazz Jennings 
ill. by Shelagh McNicholas 
Language: English 
New York, New York : Dial Books for Young Readers, [2014]. 
32 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 9780803741072; 0803741073 
Summary: From the time she was two years old, Jazz knew that she had a girl's brain in a boy's body. She loved pink and dressing up as a mermaid and didn't feel like herself in boys' clothing. This confused her family, until they took her to a doctor who said that Jazz was transgender and that she was born that way. Jazz's story is based on her real-life experience and she tells it in a simple, clear way that will be appreciated by picture book readers, their parents, and teachers. 
Available: http://www.amazon.com/I-Am-Jazz-Jessica-Herthel/dp/0803741073/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1402931057&sr=1-1&keywords=i+am+jazz

The youngest finds joy

The youngest finds joy 
by Rebecca Chapin 
Language: English 
Lulu, 2011. 
32 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
Summary: Growing up transgender without the language to define yourself can be very difficult. The world can be a very unforgiving place. The Youngest Finds Joy is about a young transgender person who tries very hard to fit into a world that doesn’t make sense. Then, just as she is about to loose hope, a chance encounter makes everything fall into place. 
Available: http://www.lulu.com/shop/rebecca-chapin/the-youngest-finds-joy/paperback/product-16798484.html

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

My 2 mums & me

My 2 mums & me 
by Eleni Prineas 
illus. by Kath Deighton 
Language: English 
Australia : Lex & Lucy, 2012. ©2012. 
18 unnumbered pages : colour illustrations ; 20 cm. 
ISBN: 9780987397621; 0987397621 
Summary: Two mums, one kid . . . how much mess could they possibly make? Join Mummy, Memmy and Junior in picture book style domestic bliss, and chaos. With joyful colour illustrations by Kath Deighton, and rhyming text by Eleni Prineas, this is a portrait of family life that will be enjoyed by children and adults alike. 
Author's Web site: http://my2mumsandme.wordpress.com/

Friday, May 23, 2014

Morris Micklewhite and the tangerine dress

Morris Micklewhite and the tangerine dress 
by Christine Baldacchino 
illus. by Isabelle Malenfant 
Language: English 
Toronto : Groundwood Books, 2014. 
1 unpaged volume : color illustrations ; 28 cm. 
ISBN: 9781554983476; 1554983479 
Summary: A young boy faces adversity from classmates when he wears an orange dress at school. 
Available: http://www.houseofanansi.com/Morris-Micklewhite-and-the-Tangerine-Dress-P2292.aspx

Friday, May 16, 2014

Ang Bonggang Bonggang Batang Beki (The Fierce and Fabulous Boy in Pink)

Ang Bonggang Bonggang Batang Beki (The Fierce and Fabulous Boy in Pink) 
by Rhandee Garlitos 
illus. by Tokwa Salazar Peñaflorida 
Language: Tagalog and English 
LG& M, 2013 
col. ill. : cm. 
ISBN: 9789719703464 
Summary: Adel seems to be different from the other boys his age. He is very fond of the color pink which brings meaning to his life. But for his family and friends, Adel is a son, sibling and friend that you will surely adore! Still, there are people who cannot easily accept Adel's identity and those like him. In one surprising instance, Adel proves to everyone that true bravery and greatness do not lie in how one acts or looks, but in courage and self-acceptance. 
Available: http://www.vibebookstore.com/fiction/children-s-books/ang-bonggang-bonggang-batang-beki.html

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Understand how you feel: my kind of family

Understand how you feel: my kind of family 
by Shannon D. Rhodes 
illustrated by Tina Walker 
Language: English 
CreateSpace, 2014 
38 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1491044659; 9781491044650 
Summary: While it is crucial that we teach our children to learn about and appreciate differences, it’s undeniable that they find comfort in seeing a family that’s just like theirs. Intended for traditional and nontraditional families alike, My Kind of Family is a series that engages young readers in an innovative, interactive process that tasks them and their caregivers, whoever they may be, to fill in names, select pronouns, and color the details of illustrations. In so customizing their books, children better identify with characters and story lines reflective of their own family situations. 
Available: http://www.mykindoffamily.com/

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Niller Pilfinger åbner Bakken

Niller Pilfinger åbner Bakken
by Stine Josefine Dige
illus. by Maria Tran Larsen 
Language: Danish 
Kbh. : Indblik, 2013. 
[36] sider : alle ill. i farver ; 22 cm. x 30 cm. 
ISBN: 9788792888778; 8792888771 
Summary: På årets første forårsdag kører Niller Pilfinger sammen med sine forældre og vennerne fra motorcykelklubben ud for at åbne Bakken. Her har mammi og mor så travlt med at huske Niller på, han ikke må pille ved noget, at de helt glemmer, at små pilfingre nemt kan blive væk! Bakken, som slet ikke er en rigtig bakke, er et stort sted fyldt med fristelser og festlige forlystelser. Mon Niller kan holde sine pilfingre på ryggen og stå musestille og vente, mens mammi og mor tisser af? Niller Pilfinger-bøgerne henvender sig til alle børn fra 3-6 år, der er vilde med oplevelsesrige udflugter, samt voksne med forkærlighed for Nimbus-veteranmotorcykler. 
Available: http://www.gucca.dk/niller-pilfinger-aabner-bakken-bog-p227739

Daddy and Papa's Little Angels: Acceptance of All Kinds of People

Daddy and Papa's Little Angels: Acceptance of All Kinds of People 
by Mystique Ann U'Nique 
illus. by Jackie Crofts 
Language: English 
Bloomington, IN : AuthorHouse, 2013 
40 p. : col. ill ; 21.3 x 27.5 cm 
ISBN: 1491846062; 9781491846063 
Summary: This children's book was inspired by Elton John's concern over his son Zachary having two homosexual dads. This book was written to promote love and compassion for homosexual families, those living with AIDS, and those who choose to have children via surrogacy. I also wrote to encourage older people who choose to start families. I wrote this book to help take away any related stigmas. 
Available: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1491846062/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Niller Pilfinger får en flyvetur

Niller Pilfinger får en flyvetur
by Stine Josefine Dige
illus. by Maria Tran Larsen
Language: Danish
Kbh. : Pippi : [eksp. Skriveforlaget], 2012.
[38] sider : alle ill. i farver.
ISBN: 9788792867001; 8792867006
Summary: Niller Pilfinger elsker at pille ved ting, som ellers kun de voksne må røre, og nogle gange er det lige ved at gå galt. En dag overrasker mor og mammi ham med en udflugt til Flyvergrillen ved lufthavnen. Her møder han Pia Pilot, der inviterer ham op at se sit gamle propelfly. I cockpittet er der masser af spændende, blinkende knapper og håndtag. Mon Niller Pilfinger kan holde sine små pilfingre fra dem? Bogen om Niller Pilfinger er for børn i alderen 2-5 år. Fortællingen foregår i det, man kalder en regnbuefamilie, men bogen henvender sig til alle børn, der er vilde med motorcykler, mekanik og flyvemaskiner ... 
Author's Web site: http://nillerpilfinger.dk/niller-pilfinger-far-en-flyvetur/

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Punkpapporna i London

Punkpapporna i London 
by Liz Wennberg
illus. by Jacob Segerstedt
Language: Swedish
col. ill ; cm. 
ISBN: 9789186589332 
Summary: Punkpapporna i London är en fristående uppföljare till Punkpapporna som kom 2010. Cornelia bor med sina 2 pappor, men hennes pappor är inte bara pappor de är punkare också! För ett år sedan flyttade Cornelia från London till Sverige med sina två pappor. Alla i byn blev jättenyfikna, för hur bär man sig egentligen åt när man är Punkare? Nu är det dags att åka tillbaka till London på besök, och Cornelia tar med sig kompisgänget. De lyckas alltid ha något fuffens för sig. Cornelia vill ha en hundvalp och Martin vill ha en tatuering Den här gången tar de sakerna i egna händer. 
Available: http://www.bokus.com/bok/9789186589332/punkpapporna-i-london/

The bravest knight who ever lived

The bravest knight who ever lived 
by Daniel Errico 
illus. by Mo Qovaizi 
Language: English 
Pajama Publishing, 2013. 
28 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 9780989607827 
Summary: Cedric, the bravest knight, is one of the first children's book characters to not just be part of an LGBT family, but to be a homosexual protagonist himself. It’s after he saves the day and defeats a pumpkin-eating dragon that his love for a prince, and not a princess, is revealed. 
Available: http://pajamapublishing.com/

Prinsen och Pojken

Prinsen och Pojken 
written by Isak Fearon 
illus. by Roberth Fearon 
Language: Swedish 
Stockholm : Vombat, 2013.
54 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 9789186589318
Summary: Det var en gång en prins och en pojke. Prinsen bodde i ett stort slott bland molnen och pojken bodde i en stuga i den stora skogen. En gemensam önskan skulle föra dem samman, önskan om att finna en hjärtevän. Sagan handlar om att finna kärleken mot alla odds och att ha modet att våga vara sig själv. Prinsen och Pojken är en modern och inkluderande tolkning av den klassiska sagan om att övervinna alla hinder för att finna kärleken. 
Available: http://www.vombatforlag.se/butik/prinsen-och-pojken-2/

Saturday, December 14, 2013

A dream come true : talking to your child about assisted reproduction

A dream come true : talking to your child about assisted reproduction
Christo Zouves, M.D ; with Linda Attell and Holly Bea
illustrated by Sarah Fox.
Language: English
Daly City, CA. : Zouves Fertility Center, 2004.
27 p. : col. ill. ; 22 x 26 cm.
ISBN: 0976473801; 9780976473800
My Annotation: Written by a reproductive endocrinologist, this book aims to explain the basics of human reproduction as well as assisted reproduction when and why there might be a need for it. It introduces children to some very big words like “intracytoplasmic sperm injection” and “sperm chromatin structure assay,” as well as the more common terms found in children’s books on ART, like in vitro fertilization, egg donation, sperm donation, and surrogacy. Unlike other children’s books on ART, this book is narrated by several children who were all conceived in different ways. There is Michael, a twin, conceived via IVF. There is PJ, conceived via egg donation. There is Sophie, brought into the world via surrogacy. And there are Katie and Mei Lin, both conceived via IUI and donor insemination, Katie to a heterosexual couple, and Mei Lin to a lesbian couple. In these vignettes, all the children explain the reasons where and why that particular ART method was used to conceive them, for example, Michael’s mom’s eggs “couldn’t travel through her tubes” and his dad’s sperm “couldn’t swim to the egg” so mom’s eggs and dad’s sperm were put in a petri dish where they could join together to form an embryo. The book includes a glossary though it does not include the term IUI even though it is introduced in the book. The last few pages are devoted to spaces for family photos, the names of the doctors who helped bring them into the world, the names of the helpers, and a picture of the ultrasound, clearly acknowledging all the work that went into bringing them into the world and to “shift their focus from making a family to being a family.” Cartoon drawings resembling children’s drawings depict no nudity. Recommended for children ages 5-8. 
Available: http://www.goivf.com

Saturday, November 30, 2013

El niño en los corazones de los madres

El niño en los corazones de los madres 
written by Paul Janson, M.D. 
illus. by Kevin Scott Gierman 
Language: English 
Lulu, 2012 
24 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 9781105634765 
Summary: A Spanish language translation of "The Child In the Mother's Hearts, a story of adoption for gay and lesbian couples to read to their children or for anyone to read with their children to help explain adoption and alternative families. 
Available: http://www.lulu.com/shop/paul-janson/el-nino-en-los-corazones-de-las-madres/paperback/product-20060860.html

El niño en los corazones de los padres

El niño en los corazones de los padres 
by Paul Janson, M.D. 
illus. by Kevin Scott Gierman 
Language: Spanish 
Lulu, 2012. 
24 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 9781105634758 
Summary: A Spanish language translation of "The Child In the Father's Hearts, a story of adoption for gay and lesbian couples to read to their children or for anyone to read with their children to help explain adoption and alternative families. 
Available: http://www.lulu.com/shop/paul-janson/el-nino-en-los-corazones-de-los-padres/paperback/product-20060865.html

The child in the fathers' hearts

The child in the fathers' hearts 
by Paul Janson, M.D. 
illus. by Kevin Scott Gierman 
Language: English 
Lulu, 2012 
24 p. : col. ill. ; cm 
ISBN: 9781257937769 
Summary: A picture book designed to be read to adopted children of gay parents. The child is adopted by two fathers. The opening comments are about my own philosophy of children, that all children begin in the heart of their parents however they come to be a part of a family. 
Available: http://www.lulu.com/shop/paul-janson/the-child-in-the-fathers-hearts/paperback/product-20060849.html

The child in the mamas' hearts: a story of assisted reproductive technology births for families with two mothers

The child in the mamas' hearts: a story of assisted reproductive technology births for families with two mothers 
by Paul Janson, M.D. 
illus. by Kevin Scott Gierman 
Language: English 
Lulu, 2013 
20 p. : col. ill. ; 22 x 22 cm. 
ISBN: 9781304640314 
Summary: A children's picture book to explain Assisted Reproductive Technology in a loving and understandable way for families with two mothers. 
My annotation: Two women love each other very much but feel something is missing in their house and in their lives - a child, yet both women feel that there is a child somewhere, it just resides in their hearts. They look everywhere for that child, but cannot find it. Eventually they see a doctor to help them have a child of their own and the doctor calls on others to help. With all the help they receive, one of the women becomes pregnant and they are very happy. When the baby finally arrives, both women know that this was the child that resided in their hearts all along. This is a touching story about the love one can have for a child that does not yet exist. The book does not indicate exactly what the “help” is that the doctor provided - whether it was sperm donation or egg donation or embryo donation or IVF, but one of the women does become pregnant and several people are depicted as doctors who were the helpers. No donors are depicted. This book is a starting off point for lesbian couples to explain to their child that a third party was necessary for them to come into the world. Full color, cartoon-like drawings depict a multi-racial family. Recommended for children ages 3-5.
Available: http://www.lulu.com/shop/paul-janson/the-child-in-the-mamas-hearts/paperback/product-21310684.html