Saturday, December 3, 2016

All you need is love: the great explanation

All you need is love: the great explanation 
by Orran George 
illus. by Cindy Booher 
Language: English 
CreateSpace, 2016. 
52 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1540631311 ; 9781540631312 
Summary: All You Need Is Love - The Great Explanation is a story about a little boy who is conflicted about the family situation of his friends, Isabel and Timmy. His Mother realizes that her son was comparing his family with “non-traditional” families, and so she tells a story to help bring clarity to her son. She tells him the story of a chicken that had laid precious eggs, but she could not take care of all of them. She decides to seek help by finding others that would like to start a family no matter if they were a chicken and a rooster, two chickens or two roosters! Although some chickens disagreed, she finds great support as she makes the difficult decision regarding the well-being of her chicks in providing the best possible life for them. This book is a great resource for parents and little ones in families that have been formed through adoption or surrogacy. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/All-You-Need-Love-Explanation/dp/1540631311/

Daddy's home

Daddy's home 
by Orran George 
illus. by Felipe Flores
Language: English 
CreateSpace, 2016 
24 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1536941298 ; 9781536941296 
Summary: Daddy's Home is a story about a little girl who lives with her two fathers. One day she becomes very sad that her Daddy is away from home and so her Papa consoles her and explains the important work her Daddy is doing. The story ends with a wonderful surprise! 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/Daddys-Home-One-Love-Stories/dp/1536941298/

One of a Kind Like Me/Único Como Yo

One of a Kind Like Me/Único Como Yo 
by Laurin Mayeno 
illus. by Robert Liu-Trujillo
Languages: English and Spanish 
Blood Orange Press, 2016. 
p. : cm. 
ISBN: 
Summary: One of a Kind Like Me/Único Como Yo is a bilingual children’s book (ages 4-7) based on a true story about a child named Danny who wants to be a princess in the school parade. He and his mom embark on a venture to find a purple princess dress. But will they find it on time? 
Available: http://oneofakindlikeme.com/

Friday, November 25, 2016

Mis dos papás

Mis dos papás 
by Ignacio R. Floridi 
illus. by Aldana Romanin
Language: Spanish 
Ignacio R. Floridi, 2015.
Summary: Mis dos papás, es un libro infantil que cuenta la historia de un niño, que presenta a su familia de una manera divertida y amorosa e invita a presentar la tuya. El objetivo del libro es promocionar la diversidad familiar, y dar cuenta que hay tantas formas de ser familia,como personas que la integran. Las ilustraciones fueron confeccionadas a mano y pintadas con acuarelas. 
Available: https://misdospapas.wordpress.com/

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Meidän pihan perhesoppa

Meidän pihan perhesoppa 
by Riina Katajavuori; Riikka Toivanen; Maiju Tokola 
illus. by Christel Rönns 
Language: Finnish 
Helsinki : Tammi, © 2015 
34 s. : kuv. ; 25 cm. 
ISBN: 9789513185022 ; 9513185028
Summary: Pontus the Penguin Goes Visiting is a reference book skilfully disguised as a picture book, designed for all families. The story naturally takes the reader from one family to the next as Pontus, the nursery’s soft toy penguin, goes home for the evening with one child in turn. First he visits Kirsikka, then Ilona, Kauri and Malviina. The story amusingly and simply explains how all of them were made in a way that small listeners can easily understand. Along the way we learn about in vitro fertilisation, egg and sperm donation, a two-mum family and adoption. 
More information: http://www.bonnierrights.fi/books/pontus-the-penguin-goes-visiting-how-we-made-our-families/

Saturday, November 12, 2016

I like hot dogs

I like hot dogs 
by Thomas V. Seminara 
illus. by Naomi Malka Litzenblatt 
Language: English 
TomNao Books, 2016. 
42 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 0997672501 ; 9780997672503
Summary: A pelican is supposed to like fish, but not this pelican. Phineas the pelican prefers hot dogs. When his mother scolds him for not liking fish like all the other pelicans, he tries again to like fish by snatching up his next fish. But when he scoops up a fish on his attempt to give fish another try, the fish he captures happens to speak Pelican and asks him to please not eat him. He wants to live he says, plus he is still young. The pelican didn’t want to eat him anyway so that was fine with him. The pelican admits to his new friend that he actually prefers hot dogs. And the fish admits that he too is different in that he can speak Pelican. The two form a bond. This is the story of a friendship between two unique individuals and a metaphor about being different.
Available: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0997672501/

The Boy and The Yellow Cheese

The Boy and The Yellow Cheese 
by Thomas V. Seminara 
illus. by Naomi Malka Litzenblatt 
Language: English 
TomNao Books, 2016. 
40 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 069269983X ; 9780692699836
Summary: Did you know that even the smallest good deed can make a large impact on someone else's life? Most people may not think much about it but this is what a boy named Will would learn in the most unexpected way. Will loves yellow cheese. Just the thought of it makes his mouth water! One day after school, Will quickly made his way to Whitman's to buy a quarter pound of his favorite treat. Being a large man with a ruddy complexion, white hair and white moustache, Mr. Whitman can easily overwhelm anyone - especially a small boy like Will. Will ordered a quarter pound of his favorite yellow cheese. However, as Will dug into his pocket, he realized he forgot his money. What should he do? Suddenly, a petite old lady wearing a blue dress and a pearl necklace came to Will's rescue. She paid for his cheese and smiled. Will quickly grabbed his cheese and ran out, without even thanking her. Oddly, years later, Will still thinks about the Lady. Will they meet again? What will he do when he sees her? In this story, you will realize that even the smallest good deed can really make a huge impact! 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/Boy-Yellow-Cheese-Thomas-Seminara/dp/069269983X/

Friday, November 11, 2016

Esst ihr Gras oder Raupen? Do you eat grass or caterpillars? : a book about families, arguing, and listening

Esst ihr Gras oder Raupen? Do you eat grass or caterpillars? : a book about families, arguing, and listening 
by Cai Schmitz-Weicht 
illus. by Ka Schmitz 
Languages: German and English 
Viel und Mehr, 2016. 
p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 
Summary: Mikolaj, Mara, Yasmin, Lenny und Tariq entdecken beim Spielen zwei kleine Elfen, die sich lauthals streiten. Wie eine echte Menschenfamilie aussieht, ist die verzwickte Frage der beiden. Eher wie bei den Ameisen – viele Erwachsene und viele Kinder, die Raupen essen? Oder eher wie bei den Rehen, wo Gras gefressen wird und die Mutter ein bis zwei Kinder allein im Gebüsch liegen lässt? Die Kinder erklären den beiden Streithähnen jeweils ihre eigene Familie. Und heraus kommt… 
Available: http://www.atelier-neundreiviertel.de/aktuelles/neues-familienbuch/

Mayas venninne har to mammaer

Mayas venninne har to mammaer 
by Svava Kristin Thorhallsdottir 
illus. by Camilla Løken 
Language: Norwegian
CreateSpace, 2015. 
24 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1518787827 ; 9781518787829
Summary: Fortellingene om Maya er humoristiske og lettleste. Maya er en jente som bor i en by og går i barnehagen. I fortellingene følger vi Maya og ser hverdagen igjennom hennes øyne. I denne boken er Maya forvirret. Faren hennes sier at det er ekkelt og rart at Lise har to mammaer, og når Maya sier det til Lise blir hun kjempelei seg. Maya ville ikke såre Lise, men hun skjønner ikke helt hva hun har gjort galt.
Available: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mayas-venninne-mammaer-Kristin-Thorhallsdottir/dp/1518787827

Jule hat zwei Mamas

Jule hat zwei Mamas 
by Birgit Stupperich 
illus. by Thomas Euteneuer 
Language: German MDK MEDIAPRINT; Auflage: Neuausg. (1. August 2015). 
48 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 3000497390 ; 9783000497391
Summary: Jule weiß schon lange, dass sie ein Pflegekind ist. Eines Tages wird sie von ihrer besten Freundin gefragt, warum sie denn eigentlich zwei Mamas hat. Jule ist überrascht, so direkt hatte sie das bisher noch niemand gefragt. Mit einem kribbeligen Gefühl im Bauch erzählt sie Theresa zum ersten Mal, wie es dazu kam, dass sie bei Pflegeeltern aufwächst. Dieses Buch soll Pflegekindern dabei helfen, ihre Situation besser zu verstehen. Pflegeeltern bietet es die Möglichkeit, zu dieser Thematik leichter ins Gespräch zu kommen. Außerdem liefern zahlreiche Impulse Ideen, auf welche Weise sie ihrem Pflegekind bei der Auseinandersetzung mit seiner Geschichte hilfreich sein können. 
Available: https://www.amazon.de/Jule-zwei-Mamas-Birgit-Stupperich/dp/3000497390/

Deux garçons et un secret

Deux garçons et un secret 
by Andrée Poulin 
illus. by Marie Lafrance 
Language: French 
De la Bagnole, 2016. 
32 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 2897141697 ; 9782897141691 
Summary: Émile et Mathieu sont les meilleurs amis du monde. Ils partagent leurs jeux. Leurs collations. Et leurs secrets. Un beau matin, Émile fait une découverte dans le carré de sable. Ça lui donne la "plus meilleure idée" de toute sa vie. Sauf que certains trouvent que c’est la plus mauvaise idée de toute sa vie. Que fera Émile? 
Available: http://www.leseditionsdelabagnole.com/Deux-garcons-secret/Marie-Lafrance/livre/9782897141691

The boy & the bindi

The boy & the bindi 
by Vivek Shraya 
illus. by Rajni Perera
Language: English 
Arsenal Pulp Press, 2016. 
32 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1551526689 ; 9781551526683 
Summary: In this beautiful children’s picture book by Vivek Shraya, author of the acclaimed God Loves Hair, a five-year-old South Asian boy becomes fascinated with his mother’s bindi, the red dot commonly worn by Hindu women to indicate the point at which creation begins, and wishes to have one of his own. Rather than chastise her son, she agrees to it, and teaches him about its cultural significance, allowing the boy to discover the magic of the bindi, which in turn gives him permission to be more fully himself. Beautifully illustrated by Rajni Perera, The Boy & the Bindi is a joyful celebration of gender and cultural difference. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/Boy-Bindi-Vivek-Shraya/dp/1551526689

Enid and her two mums

Enid and her two mums 
written and illus. by Jessica Skogstad
Language: English 
Kindle 
Summary: Enid wonders why many kids at school have a mum and a dad, while she has two mums. Discover what Enid finds out about families. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B01CFK20JG

You began as a wish

You began as a wish
by Kim Bergman
illus. by Irit Pollack
Language: English 
More information: http://www.iritpollak.com/you-began-as-a-wish-2

Monday, October 10, 2016

The flower girl wore celery

The flower girl wore celery 
by Meryl G. Gordon 
illus. by Holly Clifton-Brown
Language: English 
Minneapolis, MN, USA : Kar-Ben Publishing, [2016]. 
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm. 
ISBN: 9781467778442 ; 1467778443
Summary: "When Emma's cousin Hannah gets married, Emma is thrilled to be the flower girl. However, nothing is quite as she expected it to be, from the ring bearer whom she expected to be a bear, to her celery-colored dress, which she expected to be covered in real celery, to the wedding's two brides." 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/Flower-Girl-Wore-Celery/dp/1467778494/

Sunday, October 9, 2016

The great big body book

The great big body book 
by Mary Hoffman 
illus. by Ros Asquith 
Language: English 
London : Frances Lincoln Children's Books, 2016. 
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 31 cm. 
ISBN: 9781847808721 ; 1847808727
Summary: The fourth book in this internationally best-selling series explores lots of aspects of the body including birth, growth, ageing, senses, the brain, and genetics, but from a family standpoint rather than a straight non-fiction perspective. Features the exploratory, questioning framework and quirky treatment that has worked so well for the series. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/Great-Big-Body-Book/dp/1847808727

Iris eta Lila = Iris y Lila

Iris eta Lila = Iris y Lila 
by Ana Mujika Flores 
ill. by Marta G. Rodrigo 
Language: Basque 
[S.l. : s.n.], [2005]. 
28 p. il. color 30 cm. 
Available in full-text: http://www.aldarte.org/comun/imagenes/documentos/iris-lilaCAST%20baja.pdf

Laura tiene dos mamás

Laura tiene dos mamás 
by Yolanda Fito 
illus. by Mabel Piérola 
Language: Spanish 
Bellaterra, 2015. 
ISBN: 9788472907317 
Summary: Todas las personas somos iguales y distintas a la vez, y a las familias les ocurre lo mismo. Las hay formadas por un padre y una madre, otras están formadas por dos padres o dos madres y también las hay formadas por un padre o por una madre y sus hijos. Las hay extensas, tres generaciones reunidas bajo un mismo techo, y las hay numerosas, con muchos hermanos. También hay familias adoptivas y hogares de acogida. Este libro muestra la variedad de situaciones familiares en que viven y crecen los niños y las niñas, y es un recurso pedagógico en favor de la diversidad y la convivencia. 
Available: http://libreriaolacacia.com/tienda/libros-diversidad-familiar/laura-tiene-dos-mamas/

Esta es mi historia

Esta es mi historia 
by María Pereído 
illus. by Núria Fortuny 
Language: Spanish 
Bellaterra, 2016. 
ISBN: 9788472907799 
Summary: Las casualidades de la vida, hicieron que a través de una iniciativa radiofónica de la Librería de la Tolerancia en Onda Verde, María nos conociera en persona y nos dejara que el prólogo de este bellísimo cuento lo realizáramos nosotras. Permanentemente en las librerías y en los rincones de las bibliotecas existen cuentos que explican de dónde venimos y cómo se produce ese fenómeno tan asombroso que es la vida. 
Available: http://libreriaolacacia.com/tienda/libros-diversidad-familiar/esta-es-mi-historia/

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Dad and Daddy Love Every Part of Me!: A book about learning the names of body parts

Dad and Daddy Love Every Part of Me!: A book about learning the names of body parts 
written and illus. by Michael Dawson 
Language: English
CreateSpace, 2015. 
26 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1514328313 ; 9781514328316 
Summary: LGBT parents (both male) teach their child the names of body parts. Focus is on teaching the child the names of body parts. Focus is not on the parents being LGBT, but on the child...whose parents happen to be same-sex. 
Available: http://booksjustforus.com/

Dad and Daddy Tuck Me In!: A book for bedtime

Dad and Daddy Tuck Me In!: A book for bedtime 
written and illus. by Michael Dawson 
Language: English 
CreateSpace, 2015. 
32 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1515027473 ; 9781515027478 
Summary: A fun bedtime story intended to send a child off to sleep thinking happy & silly thoughts, and reminded that Dad and Daddy love them very much. Focus is not on being LGBT, but rather two loving parents who just happen to be two men. 
Available: http://booksjustforus.com/

Mom and Mommy Love Every Part of Me!: A book about learning the names of body parts

Mom and Mommy Love Every Part of Me!: A book about learning the names of body parts 
written and illus. by Michael Dawson 
Language: English 
CreateSpace, 2015. 
28 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1514324415 ; 9781514324417 
Summary: LGBT parents (both female) teach their child the names of body parts. Focus is on teaching the child the names of body parts. Focus is not on the parents being LGBT, but on the child...whose parents happen to be same-sex. 
Available: http://booksjustforus.com/

Mom and Mommy Tuck Me In!: A book for bedtime

Mom and Mommy Tuck Me In!: A book for bedtime 
written and illus. by Michael Dawson 
Language: English
CreateSpace, 2015. 
32 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1515068870 ; 9781515068877 
Summary: A fun bedtime story intended to send a child off to sleep thinking happy & silly thoughts, and reminded that Mom and Mommy love them very much. Focus is not on being LGBT, but rather two loving parents who just happen to be two women. 
Available: http://booksjustforus.com/

"Pink is a girl color" ... and other silly things people say

"Pink is a girl color" ... and other silly things people say 
by Stacy Drageset 
illus. by Erik Drageset 
Language: English 
 [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 2015. 
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 cm. 
ISBN: 9780692483992 ; 0692483993 
Summary: '[E]ncourages young children to be their authentic selves regardless of where they fall on the gender spectrum, and teaches acceptance of those whose gender expression challenges existing stereotypes"--Page [4] of cover. 
Available: http://nogenderlines.com/

A family is a family is a family

A family is a family is a family 
by Sara O'Leary 
illus. by Qin Leng 
Language: English 
Toronto ; Berkeley : Groundwood Books : House of Anansi Press, 2016. ©2016. 
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm. 
ISBN: 9781554987948 ; 1554987946 
Summary: "When a teacher asks the children in her class to think about what makes their families special, the answers are all different in many ways -- but the same in the one way that matters most of all. One child is worried that her family is just too different to explain, but listens as her classmates talk about what makes their families special. One is raised by a grandmother, and another has two dads. One is full of stepsiblings, and another has a new baby"--Publisher.
Available: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1554987946/

My dads are SO embarrassing!

My dads are SO embarrassing! 
written and illus. by Pablo Fernández 
Language: English 
CreateSpace, 2016. 
32 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1537155423 9781537155425 
Summary: Ben is 9 years old and lives with his two dads. There are good things (going on trips, for example) and not-so-good things (such as being made to eat tomatoes) about living with his dads. But there's one thing Ben really doesn't want people to know about his dads. It's so embarrassing! In this beautifully-illustrated story, Pablo Fernández (author of Becoming Dads) brings a dose of humour to challenging perceptions about non-traditional families. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1537155423/

Keesha's South African Adventure

Keesha's South African Adventure 
by Cheril N. Clarke and Monica Bey-Clarke 
illus. by Julia Selyutina 
Language: English 
[Sicklerville, NJ]: My Family!, 2016. 
32 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 0985106751 ; 9780985106751 
Summary: After learning about South Africa in school, the inquisitive and lighthearted Keesha dreams of one day going to see it for herself. She gets the surprise of a lifetime when her two moms decide to take her there for her birthday! On the family's seven-day trip to the diverse country, they make new friends, try new foods, and learn all about South African culture. Breathtaking landscapes, beautiful beaches, ancient caves, colorful markets and an amazing safari are just some of the fantastic experiences they enjoy during their week abroad! Keesha's South African Adventure showcases a proud, modern family on an incredible vacation. The story is sure to open the minds and imaginations of readers to new people, places and things. The spirit of South Africa truly springs to life in this vibrant tale, and kids, parents and educators alike will enjoy the exciting journey. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0985106751/

La princesa valiente

La princesa valiente 
by Arancha Apellániz 
illus. by Mabel Piérola 
Language: Spanish 
Barcelona : Bellaterra, 2009. 
32 p. : il. col. ; 33 cm. 
ISBN: 9788472904538 ; 8472904539 
Summary: El racismo, el sexismo, la marginación y la diferencia en general son sólo algunos de los grandes problemas de nuestra sociedad. Problemas que desembocan muy a menudo en prejuicios, angustia y ansiedad hasta incluso entre los más pequeños. 'La princesa valiente' reivindica la inteligencia y el valor como la mejor herramienta para hacer frente a los temores y las amenazas infantiles. El desarrollo de sus habilidades y la exaltación de la autonomía con el apoyo de los adultos son algunos de los caminos planteados por este libro para resolver sus problemas. 
Available: https://www.libreriacomplices.com/libros/la-princesa-valiente/978-84-7290-453-8/

Marta y la sirena = Marta and the mermaid

Marta y la sirena = Marta and the mermaid 
written and illus. by Luisa Guerrero 
Language: Spanish and English
[Sabadell] ONG por la No Discriminación 2009. 
[24] p. il. col. 30 cm. 
ISBN: 9788493624460z 
Summary: ¿Tú qué pensarías si te dijese que una sirena se enamoró de Marta? ... Tal vez estemos hablando de un “mundo de fantasía”... ¡O tal vez no! 
Available: http://www.trabajemosporelmundo.org/ong-nd/editorial_nd_conjunto.html

La princesa Ana = Princess Anne

La princesa Ana = Princess Anne 
written and illus. by Luisa Guerrero
Language: Spanish and English
[Sabadell] ONG por la No Discriminación 2009. 
[24] p. il. col. 30 cm. 
ISBN: 9788493624446 ; 8493624446
Summary: En todo cuento de princesas tiene que haber una rana a la que dándole un beso se convierta en ... y aquí llegó el momento de cambiar la tradición... 
Available: http://www.trabajemosporelmundo.org/ong-nd/editorial_nd_conjunto.html

Seelie, el hada buena

Seelie, el hada buena 
written and illus. by Luisa Guerrero 
Language: Spanish 
[Alicante] ONG por la No Discriminación 2008. 
[24] p. il. col. 30 cm. 
ISBN: 9788493624422 ; 849362442X 
Summary: 'Seelie, el hada buena' está considerado el primer cuento infantil que trata una relación homoparental y donde sus protagonistas son bisexuales. Y el cuento termina, "¿tienes tú dos mamas que se quieren y que te quieren mucho?". "¡A mí, mis mamas me quieren muchíííísimo! 
Available: http://www.trabajemosporelmundo.org/ong-nd/luisa_guerrero/cuentos_infantiles.html

El viejo coche = The old car

El viejo coche = The old car 
written and illus. by Luisa Guerrero 
Language: Spanish and English
[Barcelona] ONG por la No Discriminación 2008. 
[24] p. il. col. 30 cm. 
ISBN: 9788493624484 ; 8493624489
Available: http://www.trabajemosporelmundo.org/ong-nd/luisa_guerrero/c_viejo_coche.html

Los poderes del hada Chiquita

Los poderes del hada Chiquita : (version teatral) 
by Luisa Guerrero 
Language: Spanish 
[Sabadell] ONG por la No Discriminación 2010. 
[24] p. il. col. 30 cm. 
ISBN: 9788493754907 ; 8493754900 
Summary: Un cuento en el que el valor de cada persona está por encima de su condición sexual.
Available: http://www.trabajemosporelmundo.org/ong-nd/imagenes/interior_cuentos/interior_los_poderes_del_hada_chiquita_teatro.html

¡Maravillosas familias! Homenaje a Gloria Fuertes

¡Maravillosas familias! : homenaje a Gloria Fuertes 
by Luisa Guerrero 
illus. by various artists 
Language: Spanish 
[Sabadell] ONG por la No Discriminación 2011. 
[32] p. il. col. 22 x 22 cm.
Summary: Este libro es un homenaje a nuestra querida Gloria Fuertes. Me gustaría pensar que ella, en el cielo de las poetas, se siente feliz de leerlo. Tal y como nos dijo en una ocasión: “En este juego de cartas que es la vida gana el que más sonrisas ponga sobre el tapete”. En la sociedad actual nos encontramos con muchos tipos de familias. Esto es una realidad que el niño necesita entender y, para ello, nada mejor que a través de los maravillosos ejemplos que nos ofrece la Madre Naturaleza. Este libro va dirigido a los más pequeños. Escrito en forma de pequeñas poesías, cada una de ellas refleja un tipo de familia diferente. 
Available: http://www.trabajemosporelmundo.org/ong-nd/poesia_infantil_maravillosas_familias_homenaje_gloria_fuertes_escritora_literatura.html

Monday, October 3, 2016

Cebollino y Pimentón

Cebollino y Pimentón 
written and illus. by Laura Reixach 
Language: Spanish 
Barcelona : Bellaterra, 2010. 
42 p. il. col. 33 cm. 
ISBN: 9788472904903 ; 8472904903 
Summary: La historia de cebollino y Pimentón es la historia de dos pingüinos que, tras años de vivir juntos, tienen ganas de formar una familia.Pero Cebollino y Pimentón no pueden poner ningún huevo.Y esto les entristece mucho.Pero a veces se hace realidad aquello que paracía imposible. 
Available: http://libreriaolacacia.com/tienda/libros-diversidad-familiar/cebollino-y-pimenton/

Simón, el topo

Simón, el topo 
by Carmen de Manuel 
illus. by Laura Reixach 
Language: Spanish 
Barcelona : Bellaterra, 2011. 
32 p. il. col. 33 cm. 
ISBN: 9788472905290 ; 8472905292
Summary: Simón, el protagonista de esta historia, es un topo, pero no es topo como los demás. Simón es diferente. La emotiva historia de Simón entretiene a los niños y a las niñas y ayuda a los adultos, padres, madres, educadores y otros profesionales, a abordar con los menores un tema tan delicado como el de la homosexualidad infa ntil con toda naturalidad.
Available: http://libreriaolacacia.com/tienda/libros-homofobia-transfobia/simon-el-topo/

¡Déjame en paz! Yo soy de colores. ¿Y tú?

¡Déjame en paz! Yo soy de colores. ¿Y tú? 
by Olga Ibarra 
illus. by Patricia Saavedra
Language: Spanish 
La Locomotora, 2016. 
p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 9788494583216 
Summary: La mudanza de toda mi familia: mis madres, mis hermanos y mi perro a Citygris no resultó ser lo que me imaginaba. Una ciudad gris, todo era de ese color, hasta las personas eran grises y el colegio era igual; mi presencia no gustaba y se metian conmigo llamándome ¡Colorines, colorines! Un cuento para abordar el acoso escolar en edades tempras y la diversidad familiar. Con un símil de temperas mágicas, se pretende plantear que la persistencia, el compromiso y la implicación hacen que la Tolerancia sea el eje vertebrador de las relaciones. 
Available: http://libreriaolacacia.com/tienda/libros-diversidad-familiar/dejame-en-paz-yo-soy-de-colores-y-tu/

Martín y la tarta de chocolate

Martín y la tarta de chocolate 
by Julián Guerra López 
illus. by Carles Ponsí 
Language: Spanish 
Editorial Samarcanda, 2016. 
36 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 8416179395 ; 9788416179398 
Summary: Es el cumpleaños de Papá y Martín quiere prepararle una sorpresa. Papi le ayudará, compartiendo con él su ilusión y un importante secreto de cocina. En Martín y la tarta de chocolate conoceremos a Martín, su Papá y su Papi y descubriremos lo fácil que es ser feliz en familia. 
Available: http://libreriaolacacia.com/tienda/libros-diversidad-familiar/martin-y-la-tarta-de-chocolate/

Lala Lolka

Lala Lolka 
written and illus. by Katarzyna Bogucka 
Language: Polish 
Łódź : Wydawnictwo Ładne Halo, 2012. 
35 unnumbered pages, 2 folded plates : color illustrations ; 18 x 25 cm. 
ISBN: 9788362856169 ; 8362856165 
Summary: To lekko skandalizująca, mocno żartobliwa historia kilkuletniego chłopca, który w zbiorze swoich ulubionych zabawek ma lalkę o imieniu Wiola. Jak się okazuje, nie przynosi mu to żadnej szkody: Lolek jest chłopcem rozważnym, wrażliwym i zdolnym. Kłopoty zaczynają się dopiero wtedy, kiedy bohaterowie – Lolek i jego lalka – wyruszają wspólnie do przedszkola. Czy świat dorosłych jest przygotowany na przyjęcie tej pary? A co na to dzieci? Dowiecie się tego śledząc zabawny rymowany tekst i uzupełniające go brawurowo ilustracje. 
Available: https://tylkodobreksiazki.pl/pl/p/Lala-Lolka-KATARZYNA-BOGUCKA/178

El Rancho De Cris

El Rancho De Cris 
by María Gutiérrez Díaz and Isaac Correa Fajardo 
illus. by Nazara Lázaro Guerra
Language: Spanish 
Bellaterra, 2015. 
28 p. il. col. 33 cm. 
ISBN: 9788472907195 ; 8472907198 
Summary: Cris es una niña de cuatro años que piensa que de mayor va a ser un hombre como su papá. Prefiere juegos y disfraces masculinos y disfruta imaginando que poseerá un rancho en el Lejano Oeste con vacas y caballos. Sus padres, preocupados, buscan información y respuestas que los tranquilicen. 
Available: http://libreriaolacacia.com/tienda/libros-homofobia-transfobia/el-rancho-de-cris/

Mi primer amor

Mi primer amor 
by Brane Mozetič 
illus. by Maja Kastelic 
Language: Spanish 
[Barcelona] : Edicions Bellaterra, 2016. 
45 p. il. col. 22 cm. 
ISBN: 9788472907539 ; 8472907538
Summary: Cuando tenía 6 años, tuve un gran amigo en el parvulario. Estábamos siempre juntos, en el patio, en el comedor, y cuando íbamos de excursión formábamos pareja. Pero eso a las maestras no les gustó y nos separaron. Y nos hicieron sentir que nuestras emociones no eran correctas. Cuando me hice mayor, entendí que no tenían derecho a hacernos eso. 
Available: http://libreriaolacacia.com/tienda/libros-homofobia-transfobia/mi-primer-amor/

Si el rosa es de las niñas, el azul es del mar

Si el rosa es de las niñas, el azul es del mar 
by Óscar Espirita 
illus. by Sanz y Vila 
Language: Spanish 
Ediciones Hidroavión, 2016. 
32 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 9788494530661
Summary: Libro enfocado a un público infantil, aunque se puede considerar para todas las edades. El autor del poemario Niño marica nos presenta su primer cuento infantil, un libro ilustrado que narra la historia de Kium, niño que no se siente aceptado por sus compañeros en su primer día de clase por ir vestido con su camiseta rosa favorita y emprende una aventura por la naturaleza hasta descubrir que los colores son de todos. 
Available: http://libreriaolacacia.com/tienda/libros-homofobia-transfobia/si-el-rosa-es-de-las-ninas-el-azul-es-del-mar/

Saturday, July 2, 2016

First week blues

First week blues 
by Jesse Greenslade 
illus. by Anna Evans 
Language: English 
Summary: First Week Blues teaches children about diversity and acceptance. The story First Week Blues centres on a little penguin called Blue who is starting his first week at school. Blue is different from the other birds in his class. They think Blue is weird and do not accept him; they exclude and laugh at him. As Blue's first week progresses the other birds' less visible vulnerabilities are exposed. Through a social, emotional learning approach, the book promotes tolerance, vulnerability, acceptance and celebrates diversity. The book aims to boost a child's self-esteem and help them realise that being different is a positive trait. 
Available: https://www.facebook.com/kiwiguyseekingsurrogate/

Big Bob, little Bob

Big Bob, little Bob 
by James Howe 
illus. by Laura Ellen Anderson 
Language: English 
[S.l.] : Candlewick Press, 2016. 
32 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 0763644366 ; 9780763644369 
Summary: It’s not easy to become friends with someone who is nothing like you—but surprising things can happen when you give it a try. Despite the fact that they share a name, Big Bob and Little Bob are different. Big Bob likes trucks and throwing balls and being loud. Little Bob likes dolls and jingling bracelets and being quiet. No matter what they do, they do not do it the same. Could they possibly be friends despite these differences? With humor and tenderness, James Howe and Laura Ellen Anderson beautifully depict the struggles and rewards that come when friendships are forged between different kinds of people. 
Available: http://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/545750/big-bob-little-bob-by-james-howe/9780763644369/

The yearnling - a queer feminist children's book

The yearnling - a queer feminist children's book 
by Susanne Scheerer 
Language: English and German 
Summary: This book is intended for anyone who wants to support love and families of choice seeking to create loving environments for all children. All female lovers with kids, those with the wish to start a family using sperm donation and looking for a new narrative, and all kids (and parents) who are curious to explore the diversity of life, including hetero-normative parents wanting to raise more accepting and diversity-embracing children. 
Kickstarter campaign: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/193272643/the-yearnling-a-queer-feminist-childrens-book

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

The wildest dream

The wildest dream 
by Brian J. Tessier 
illus. by Donna Estabrooks 
Language: English 
Xlibris, 2010. 
26 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1453547290 ; 9781453547298 
Summary: From the heart of a man whose greatest wish and wildest dream in life is to be a father comes a wonderfully touching story of adoption and of dreams coming true. Author Brian Tessier and artist Donna Estabrooks collaborate to create The Wildest Dream, a heartwarming read that brings forth inspiring messages of hope, parenting, and faith. This book is the sibling of The Greatest Wish, as Tessier has two children, so there must be two books. The Wildest Dream, while able to stand out on its own follows The Greatest Wish. Everyone has dreams and these wild dreams can come true if one truly believes. In this beautifully crafted picture book, the author a single, gay father, shares with everyone the adoption story he tells his second son. But because of the depth of this story’s message, this can very well be applied and shared with those who want to convey how special someone is to them. The central message, is to communicate just how special someone is in your life, to have hope and persevere. With vivid colors, abstract images, and vibrant paintings, the artist has adroitly captured the real essence of the story; thus, perfectly complementing the author’s words and message. The Wildest Dream was birthed from wishes, created by hope, and written in love for all who deserve to know that they are someone’s wildest dream. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this book fund We Hear the Children Inc (www.wehearthechildren.org), an organization created to benefit education, the arts, diversity, tolerance and environmental children. 
Available: http://bookstore.xlibris.com/Products/SKU-0084689017/The-Wildest-Dream.aspx

The greatest wish

The greatest wish 
by Brian J. Tessier 
illus. by Donna Estabrooks 
Language: English 
Xlibris, 2010. 
28 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1450085059 ; 9781450085052
Summary: From the heart of a man whose greatest wish in life is to be a father comes a wonderfully touching story of adoption and of wishes coming true. Author Brian Tessier and artist Donna Estabrooks collaborate to create The Greatest Wish, a heartwarming read that brings forth inspiring messages of hope, parenting, and faith. Everyone has wishes; and these wishes can come true if one truly believes. In this beautifully crafted picture book, the author—a single, gay father shares with everyone the adoption story he tells his son. But because of the depth of this story’s message, this can very well be applied and shared with those who want to convey how special someone is to them. The central message, despite being about adoption is to communicate just how special someone is in your life, to have hope and persevere. With vivid colors, abstract images, and vibrant paintings, the artist has adroitly captured the real essence of the story; thus, perfectly complementing the author’s words and message. The Greatest Wish was birthed from wishes, created by hope, and written in love for all who deserve to know that they are someone’s greatest wish. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to We Hear the Children Foundation, an organization created to benefit education, the arts, and diversity programs for children. 
Available: http://bookstore.xlibris.com/Products/SKU-0079871017/The-Greatest-Wish.aspx

Sunday, June 26, 2016

All our wishes

All our wishes 
written and illustrated by Charles Danziger 
Language: English 
Amazon Digital Services LLC, 2016. 
Summary: Daddy and Papa tell Alouicious the exciting story of how he was born! 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/All-Our-Wishes-Charles-Danziger-ebook/dp/B01GU0Y2R0/

Living the dream : with Mommy and Mama

Living the dream : with Mommy and Mama 
by Clifford L. Greenberg, Esq. 
illus. by Joanna Greenberg 
Language: English 
Trafford, 2013. 
24 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 9781490713724 
Summary: Living the Dream with Mommy and Mama is the tale of an eight -year -old child named Sally who is visited by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in a dream. Sally mentions how some kids in school make fun of her for having two mommies. Dr. King and Sally talk about adoption and how lucky she is to have two mommies who love and take care of her. When she tells her Mommy and Mama about Dr. King's visit, Sally knows that the love they have in their hearts is all that matters. They are living the dream of a happy family. That is the greatest dream of all. 
Available: http://bookstore.trafford.com/Products/SKU-000685484/Living-The-Dream.aspx

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Odd Jobs (Trevor and Friends)

Odd Jobs (Trevor and Friends) 
by Francine Lauriano 
illus. by Subrata Dutta 
Language: English 
Francine Lauriano, 2015. 
34 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 0692444076 ; 9780692444078 
Summary: Trevor wants new bike but his moms suggest he earn the money. Can he figure a way to earn the money? Will Trevor be able to earn enough money to buy the bike? 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/Jobs-Trevor-Friends-Francine-Lauriano/dp/0692444076/