Read as a family about families, diversity, identity, inclusion, acceptance and more in these LGBTQ themed books for young children.
LGBTQ books are for so many families with their positive messages. Whether you are a LGBTQ family or ally, these books have something for everyone. Books are one way for children to make sense of their world and the questions they have. Reading about families like their own or that promote being true to yourself, love, and acceptance can help raise children who will be loving and tolerant.
There has been an acknowledgement of the lack of diversity in books for children. Some articles in The Sapling on Rainbow Story Time (we just had a storytime like this here in Palmerston North), Gender (Im)balance in NZ Children's Books, and Stories for Boys who Dare to Be Different.
The lists below cover topics of same sex parents, gender identity, inclusion, difference, acceptance, Pride, and families.
The majority of these books are in Childrens' Picture Books, but we also have a Parenting section to help you with a variety of challenges of being a parent. Ask any of our staff to show you where these are located in your library!
Do you have a favourite book not listed below? We are always open to suggestions to add to our collection.