I checked out about 20 picture books from the library for Pride Month reading with my daughter. We read a variety of books on a variety of subjects at all times, but I like to follow themes from time to time where I load her library box up with a lot of books on one specific subject. Some of the books relating to lgbt+ themes that we checked out for the first time in Pride Month are are listed below.
Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress by Christine Baldacchino
Prince & Knight by Daniel Haack
Jacob’s New Dress by Sarah Hoffman
Love is Love by Michael Genhart
Donovan’s Big Day by Leslǎ Newman
Pride : the Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag by Rob Sanders
This day in June by Gayle E Pitman
Worm Loves Worm by J.J. Austrian
Julián is a Mermaid by Jessica Love
A Family is a Family is a Family by Sara O’Leary
The boy with the Rainbow Heart by W.S. Mason
Stella Brings the Family by Miriam B Schiffer
Harriet Gets Carried Away by Jessie Sima
A few of my daughter’s favorites were Love is Love, Worm Loves Worm, and A Family is a Family is a Family.
Love is Love is a story about a little boy who is teased about his pride shirt and his two dads. He talks about how his dad’s love him and each other just like his friend’s mom and dad love each other and her. We have read that one over and over and over. A clear winner for my girl.
Worm Loves Worm was about two worms that fall in love, but their friends keep asking who will wear the dress and have lots of other wedding related questions too. It doesn’t matter to the worms though. They just love each other.
A Family is Family is a Family is about a child in school that is worried about telling her class about her family because it is different. The rest of her classmates talk about their families and they are all have a different number of mothers, fathers, grandparents, and some are adopted. The part that is important is that they are all families and they all love each other.
My favorite story was Prince & Knight. In this story the prince’s parents want him to get married so they help him search out girls that might be suitable. He tells his parents he is looking for something else in his partner. After rushing home to save his kingdom from a dragon he is helped by a brave knight and they are perfect for each other.
These are sure to be on our library checkout rotation or added to our home library when the budget allows. We had a great time reading about other kinds of families and other kinds of love. As my three year old will sing to you “Love is love is love is love” 🙂
What are your favorite lgbt+ friendly books for your kiddos?