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Your favorite children's librarians have put together a selection of their favorite titles in our Picture Book, Chapter and Graphic Novel collections that feature LGBTQ+ characters!

Cover Image of When Aidan Became a Brother   Cover image of Stella Brings the Family  Cover image of Maiden and Princess


Board Books

Biggs, Brian.  I’m a Librarian 

Blackstone, Stella.  Baby’s First Words 

Engel, Christiane.  Mis Primeras Palabras 

Newman, Leslea.  Daddy, Papa, and Me 

                             Mommy, Mama, and Me 

Richardson, Justin & Peter Parnell.  And Tango Makes Three 

Stevenson, Robin.  Pride Colors


Picture Books


Acosta, Alicia.  I Love My Colorful Nails 

Anderson, Airlie.  Neither 

Austrian, J.J.  Worm Loves Worm

Baldacchino, Christine.   Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress 

Bone, Jeffrey.  Not Every Princess 

Bryan, Jennifer.  The Different Dragon 

Cumming, Alan.  The Adventures of Honey & Leon 

Ewert, Marcus.  10,000 Dresses 

Genhart, Michael.  Rainbow: A First Book of Pride 

Gordon, Meryl G.  The Flower Girl Wore Celery 

Haack, Daniel.  Maiden & Princess 

                         Prince & Knight 

Haan, Linda de & Stern Nijland.  King & King 

Hall, Michael.  Red: A Crayon’s Story

Herthel, Jessica & Jazz Jennings.  I Am Jazz!

Hoffman, Sarah & Ian.  Jacob’s New Dress 

Jenkins, Steve, Derek Walter, and Caprice Crane.  The True Adventures of Esther the Wonder Pig 

Kilodavis, Cheryl.  My Princess Boy: A Mom’s Story About a Young Boy Who Loves to Dress Up 

Lambert, Megan Dowd.  Real Sisters Pretend 

Loney, Andrea J.  Bunnybear 

Love, Jessica.  Julian Is a Mermaid 

Lukoff, Kyle.  When Aidan Became a Brother 

Newman, Leslea.  Donovan’s Big Day 

                             Heather Has Two Mommies 

                             Sparkle Boy 

Oelschlager, Vanita.  A Tale of Two Daddies 

                                  A Tale of Two Mommies 

O’Leary, Sara.  A Family Is a Family Is a Family 

Parr, Todd.  The Family Book 

                   It’s Okay to Be Different 

Pearlman, Robb.  Pink is for Boys 

Pitman, Gayle E.  This Day in June 

Polacco, Patricia.  In Our Mothers’ House 

Richardson, Justin & Peter Parnell.  And Tango Makes Three 

Rickards, Lynne.  Pink! 

Rotner, Shelley.  Families 

Salazar, Aida.  The Moon Within 

Schiffer, Miriam Baker.  Stella Brings the Family 

Scotto, Thomas.  Jerome By Heart 

Shraya, Vivek.  The Boy & The Bindi 

Silverman, Erica.  Jack (Not Jackie) 

Sima, Jessie.  Harriet Gets Carried Away 

Thom, Kai Cheng.  From the Stars in the Sky to the Fish in the Sea 

Tsiang, Sarah.  Sugar and Snails 

Walton, Jessica.  Introducing Teddy: A Gentle Story About Gender and Friendship 

Williams, Vera B.  Home At Last 

Cover image of A Boy Named Queen  Cover image Princess Princess Ever After  Cover Image Star Crossed

Tween & Graphic Novels 

Bell, Eric.  Alan Cole is Not a Coward 

Bigelow, Lisa Jenn.  Drum Roll, Please 

Blake, Ashley Herring.  Ivy Aberdeen’s Letter to the World 

                                      The Mighty Heart of Sunny St. James 

Callender, Kheryn.  Hurricane Child 

Cassidy, Sara.  A Boy Named Queen

Clarke, Cat.  The Pants Project 

Dee, Barbara.  Star-Crossed 

Delle Donne, Elena.  Elle of the Ball 

DiMartino, Michael Dante.  The Legend of Korra: Turf Wars, Part One 

Dooley, Sarah.  Ashes to Asheville 

Federle, Tim.  Better Nate Than Ever

                       Nate Expectations 

Gino, Alex.  George 

Harris, Neil Patrick & Alec Azam.  The Second Story 

Hashimi, Nadia.  One Half from the East 

Hennessey, M.G.  The Other Boy 

Hitchcock, Shannon.  One True Way 

Howard, Greg.  The Whispers

Ignatow, Amy.  The Popularity Papers 

Levy, Dana Alison.  The Family Fletcher Takes Rock Island 

                                The Misadventures of the Family Fletcher 

                                This Would Make a Good Story Someday 

O’Neill, Katie.  Princess Princess Ever After

                         The Tea Dragon Society 

Peck, Richard.  The Best Man 

Riordan, Rick.  The Hammer of Thor 

                        The Hidden Oracle 

Sell, Chad.  The Cardboard Kingdom 

Selznick, Brian.  The Marvels 

Sloan, Holly Goldberg & Meg Wolitzer.  To Night Owl from Dogfish

Telgemeier, Raina.  Drama 

Young, Keezy.  Taproot 


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