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  • Writer's pictureAgata Okon

Pride Month Picture Books For Kids

Hey there, happy Pride Month! As a book lover and member of the LGBTQ+ community, I'm excited to share with you some of my favorite children's books that feature LGBTQ+ characters and themes.

Growing up, I didn't have access to many books that reflected my identity and experiences. It wasn't until I discovered LGBTQ+ literature later in life that I truly felt seen and understood. That's why I believe that representation in children's literature is so important. It can help kids feel validated, build empathy and understanding, and combat harmful stereotypes and discrimination.

Whether you're a parent, teacher, or just someone who loves a good book, I encourage you to check out these titles and share them with the young readers in your life. Together, we can help create a more inclusive and welcoming world for all children, regardless of their gender identity or sexual orientation. Let's celebrate Pride Month by spreading love and acceptance through the power of storytelling.

A Fun and Educational Introduction to the Alphabet and LGBTQIA+ Inclusivity for Kids!

Introducing young readers to the alphabet has never been more colourful and inclusive! "ABC Pride" is a fun and engaging way for children to learn about letters, words, and the LGBTQIA+ community. With vibrant illustrations that correspond to each letter, children can explore and enjoy language learning.

This book also goes beyond the alphabet by teaching children about diversity and inclusivity. "ABC Pride" helps adults spark meaningful conversations and further discussions about gender, identity, and ability, with a list of handy discussion points at the end of the book.

"ABC Pride" offers a simple yet powerful way to introduce and support diverse family units, making it an ideal book for little learners to explore with caregivers at home, or for educators to use in classrooms. Help your child develop empathy, respect, and acceptance of all people with "ABC Pride."

"We Are the Rainbow! – The Colors of Pride": A Vibrant Guide to the Meanings Behind the Colors of the LGBTQ+ Pride Flag! In this colorful and educational children's book, young readers will learn the meaning behind the vibrant colors of the LGBTQ+ Pride Flag. Each color is paired with a relatable and engaging description, helping children understand the symbolism behind each stripe.

It is not only a fun way for children to learn about the Pride Flag, but also about the importance of inclusivity and acceptance for all. With bold and captivating illustrations, this book is sure to capture the attention of young readers and spark conversations about diversity.

This book is perfect for parents, educators, and caregivers looking to teach young children about the LGBTQ+ community in a positive and meaningful way. With its focus on inclusivity and acceptance, "We Are the Rainbow! – The Colors of Pride" is a must-have addition to any children's book collection. Join the celebration of love, diversity, and acceptance with "We Are the Rainbow! – The Colors of Pride!"

Discover the Heartwarming Tale of "And Tango Makes Three" - A Beloved Children's Book about Love and Family!

Meet Roy and Silo, two penguins at the Central Park Zoo who just want to start a family. But there's one catch - they're both male. Follow their heartwarming journey as they defy the odds and welcome a baby penguin of their very own with the help of a kind zookeeper.

Based on a true story, "And Tango Makes Three" is a touching and inspiring book that celebrates love, family, and diversity. It is a must-read for parents, educators, and caregivers looking to teach children about acceptance, equality, and the true meaning of family.

With its beautiful illustrations and engaging storytelling, "And Tango Makes Three" has become a beloved classic and a staple in children's literature. Join Roy, Silo, and Tango on their journey of love and acceptance in this heartwarming tale

Celebrate Family Diversity with "Mommy, Mama, and Me" - A Heartwarming Board Book about Gay Parents!

"Mommy, Mama, and Me" is a delightful board book that celebrates the bond between same-sex parents and their children. This book is a great purchase for new parents and new babies alike, and the perfect gift to show your love for mommy, mama, and more!

The rhythmic text and charming illustrations have universal appeal and show a toddler spending the day with its mommies. From playing hide-and-seek to dressing up, taking a bath, and saying goodnight with a kiss, there's no limit to what a loving family can do together.

This heartwarming story of family is a must-have for parents, caregivers, and educators looking to teach children about acceptance, diversity, and love. With "Mommy, Mama, and Me", young readers can learn about different family structures and see themselves reflected in a positive light.

Celebrate Love and Family with "Daddy, Papa, and Me" - The Perfect Board Book for New Parents and Babies!

Experience the joy and warmth of a loving family with "Daddy, Papa, and Me" - a heartwarming board book about gay parents. With rhythmic text and delightful illustrations, this book captures the universal appeal of spending time with loved ones.

Follow a toddler and its daddies as they play hide-and-seek, dress up, take a bath, and share a kiss goodnight. This book is a great purchase for new parents and babies alike, and the perfect gift to show your love and support for same-sex families.

With its positive portrayal of same-sex parents and their children, "Daddy, Papa, and Me" is a must-have for families looking for inclusive and diverse children's books. Share the loving bond between same-sex parents and their children, and celebrate the beauty of love and family.

Discover the Power of Pronouns with "The Pronoun Book" - A Vibrant and Inclusive Board Book for All Ages!

"They", "she", "he"...and more! "The Pronoun Book" is a joyful celebration of people and their pronouns. Join a diverse cast of characters in this lively board book and learn how to use pronouns to show respect and inclusivity. Featuring eye-catching illustrations and simple text, "The Pronoun Book" is perfect for readers both young and old. This inclusive and empowering book teaches children and adults alike the importance of asking for someone's pronouns and using them correctly.

With its vibrant illustrations and positive message, "The Pronoun Book" is a must-have for parents, educators, and caregivers looking to teach children about diversity, acceptance, and inclusivity. Let's all come together and celebrate the power of pronouns with "The Pronoun Book"!

Express Your True Self with "If You're a Drag Queen and You Know It" - A Playful and Empowering Book for Kids!

Join a fabulous cast of drag queens and celebrate self-expression with "If You're a Drag Queen and You Know It"! Sing and dance along to the tune of "If You're Happy and You Know It" while winking, shaking your bum, laughing, twirling around, and more!

This playful and empowering book encourages children to embrace their brightest and boldest selves, and to express themselves freely and confidently. It is a perfect companion to "The Hips on the Drag Queen Go Swish, Swish, Swish" written by a board member of Drag Queen Story Hour.

With its colorful and captivating illustrations, "If You're a Drag Queen and You Know It" is sure to delight and inspire children of all ages. This book is a must-have for parents, educators, and caregivers looking to teach children about acceptance, self-expression, and diversity. Let your true self shine with "If You're a Drag Queen and You Know It"!

In "Born Ready," Jodie Patterson, an acclaimed activist and Chair of the Human Rights Campaign Foundation Board, shares the inspiring story of her transgender son's journey towards self-acceptance and identity.

Meet Penelope, a young boy who knows he's a boy, but struggles to make others see him for who he truly is. In this vibrant and heartwarming picture book, Patterson captures the frustrations and triumphs of her son's experiences, offering a powerful message of self-discovery and resilience.

"Born Ready" is the perfect companion to Patterson's acclaimed memoir, "The Bold World," and encourages children to embrace their true selves, no matter what obstacles they may face. With its engaging illustrations and empowering message, this book is a must-read for parents, educators, and caregivers looking to teach children about acceptance, diversity, and inclusion.

Join Penelope on his journey of self-discovery and be inspired to live your own truth with "Born Ready."

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