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LGBTIQA+ inclusive kids books

Sharing a book together with your loved ones is a special time, a great way to bond and create beautiful memories. Diverse books reflecting our community are becoming more common for a wide range of age groups.

We have compiled a list of book suggestions aimed at a mixture of aged groups from birth to late teens. You can Google the name and author to find out more about the book.

Perhaps you have discovered a great book and would like to recommend it to other families? Please let us know or post a book review in our Rainbow Families Community Group on Facebook.

Picture Books: 

Title

Author

Age

Introducing Teddy

Jessica Walton

0-3

Mommy, Mamma and Me

Leslea Newman

0-3

Daddy, Pappa and Me

Leslea Newman

0-3

Heather Has Two Mommies

Lesléa Newman

4+

Donovan’s Big Day

Leslea Newman

4+

Felicia’s Favourite Story

Leslea Newman

4+

Stella Brings the Family 

Miriam B. Schiffer

4+

Families, Families, Families 

Suzanne Lang & Max Long

4+

ABC A Family Alphabet Book 

Bobbie Combs 

3+

The Great Big Book of Families 

Mary Hoffman

3+

My Two Super Dads

Bronny Fallens

3+

My Two Super Mums 

Bronny Fallens

3+

Just the Way We Are 

Claire Robertson, Jessica Shirvington 

3+

10,000 Dresses 

Marcus Ewert

4+

Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress 

Christine Baldacchino 

4+

Zak's Safari 

Christy Tyner 

4+

I Am Jazz

Jessica Herthel & Jazz Jennings 

4+

Julian is a Mermaid

Jessica Love

4+

Wrestle! 

Charlotte Mclellan, Gus Skattebol-James, & Maya Newell

4+

Why I’m so special

Carla Lewis-Long

2+

The Princes and The Treasure                  

Jeffrey A. Miles

3+

The Family Book

Todd Parr

3 +

It’s OK to be Different

Todd Parr

3 +

The Mummy Book

Todd Parr

3 +

The Daddy Book

Todd Parr

3 +

Bedtime for Baby Teddy

Tamara Arc-Decker

1+

Bath Time for Baby Teddy

Tamara Arc-Decker

1+

Love Makes a Family

Sophie Beer

1+

Keesha’s South African Adventure

Cheril N Clarke & Monica Bey-Clarke

4+

Keesha and her Two Moms go Swimming

Cheril N Clarke & Monica Bey-Clarke

4+

Harriet Gets Carried Away

Jessie Sima

4+

My Princess Boy 

Cheryl Kilodavis

3+

Jacob's New Dress 

Ian Hoffman & Sarah Hoffman

4+

And Tango Makes Three

Justin Richardson & Peter Parnell

4+

Worm loves Worm

JJ Austraian

4+

Are you a Boy or are you a Girl?

Sara Savage & Fox Fisher

3+

The Prince and the Frog

Olly Pike

3+

A Tale of Two Daddies

Vonita Oelschlager

5+

A Tale of Two Mommies

Vonita Oelschlager

5+

A Family is a Family

Sara O’Leary

5+

A Peacock among Pigeons

Tyler Curry

4+

Baby’s First Words

Tessa Strickland &

Kate DePalma

0+

All You Need is Love

Shanni Collins

4+

Frockodile

Jeanne Willis

3+

In Our Mothers House

Patricia Polacco

5+

My two Mummies and Me

Michael Joosten

0+

The Different Dragon

Jennifer Bryan

4+

Auntie Uncle

Ellie Royce

3+

The Adventures of Honey and Leon

Alan Cumming

3+

The Best Mum

Penny Harrison

3+

The Girl with Two Dads

Meg Elliot

3+

Who’s Your Real Mum?

Anna Zoebel

4+

Babies Everywhere

Susan Meyers

0+

We are Family

Patricia Hegarty

4+

Annie’s Plaid Shirt

Stacy B Davis

4+

A House for Everyone

Jo Hirst

4+

Red: A Crayons Story

Michael Hall

4+

King and King

Linda De haan

4+

Two is Enough

Janna Matthies

4+

The Best Mum

Penny Harrison

4+

Uncle Bobby’s Wedding

Sarah S Brannen & Lucia Soto

4+

The Girl with Two Dads

Meg Elliot

3+

Who’s Your Real Mum?

Bernadette Green

3+

Introducing Teddy

Jessica Walton

3+

If Feels Good to be Yourself: A Book About Gender Identity

Theresa Thorn

4+

Who are You?: The Kids Guide to Gender identity

Naomi Brook

5+

From the Stars in the Sky to the Fish in the Sea

Kai Cheng Thom

3+

My Shadow is Pink

Scott Stuart

3+

Real Men

Scott Stuart

3+

Pink is for Boys

Robb Pearlman

4+

Some Boys

Nelly Thomas

4+

Some Girls

Nelly Thomas

4+

 

Graphic Novels

These books are recommended for 10+:

Moonstruck by Grace Ellis

Heavy Vinyl by Carly Usdin and Nina Vakueva

Princess Princess Ever After by Katie O’Neill

Heartstopper Volume 1 & 2 (volume 3 coming in 2020) by Alice Oseman

Honor Girl: A Graphic Memoir by Maddie Thrash

Drama by Raina Telgemeier

Tomboy: A graphic Memoir by Liz Prince

The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang

Lumberjanes series by Noelle Stevenson

Nimona by Noelle Stevenson

A Quick & Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns by Archie Bongiovanni & Tristan Jimerson

Bingo Love by Tee Franklin

Kim Reaper by Sara Graley

 

Chapter books/novels (fiction and non fiction)

Books recommended for under 12:

George by Alex Gina

Drum Roll, Please by Lisa Jenn Bigelow

Hurricane Child by Kheryn Callender

Gracefully Grayson by Ami Polonsky

The Misadventures of the Family Fletcher by Dana Alison Levy

Zenobia July by Lisa Bunker

The Whispers by Greg Howards

 

Books recommended for 12+

Trans Teens Survival Guide by Fox & Owl Fisher

None of the Above by I.W. Gregorio 

Growing up Queer in Australia by Benjamin Law

Finding Nevo by Nevo Zisin

Little Lion by Brandy Colbert

Let’s talk about love by Claire Kann

Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out by Susan Kuklin

Being Jazz: My Life as a (Transgender) Teen by Jazz Jennings

Lily and Dunkinby Donna Gephart

Alex Aswell by Alyssa Brugman

Happy Families by Tanita S. Davis

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