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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: 

(all ages)

Introducing Teddy by Jessica Walton
Mommy, Mamma and Me by Leslea Newman

Daddy, Pappa, and Me by Leslea Newman

Stella Brings the Family by Miriam B. Schiffer

Families Families Families by Suzanne Lang 

ABC A Family Alphabet Book by Bobbie Combs 

The Great Big Book of Families by Mary Hoffman

My Two Super Dadsby Bronny Fallens, 

My Two Super Mums by Bronny Fallens, 

Just the Way We Are by Claire Robertson, Jessica Shirvington 

10,000 Dresses by Marcus Ewert

Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress by Christine Baldacchino 

Zak's Safari by Christy Tyner 

I Am Jazz by Jessica Herthel & Jazz Jennings 

Julian is a Mermaid by Jessica Love

Wrestle! by Charlotte Mclellan, Gus Skattebol-James, & Maya Newell

Why I’m so special by Carla Lewis-Long

The Princes and The Treasure by Jeffrey A. Miles

My Princess Boy by Cheryl Kilodavis

Jacob's New Dress by Ian Hoffman & Sarah Hoffman

It’s ok to be different byTodd Parr

Stella Brings the Family by Miriam B. Schiffer

Worm Loves Worm by J. J. Austrian

What makes a baby by Cory Silverberg

Sex is a funny word by Cory Silverberg

And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson & Peter Parnell

Harriet Gets Carried Away by Jessie Sima

Heather Has Two Mommies by Lesléa Newman.

Keesha’s South African Adventure by Cheril N Clarke & Monica Bey-Clarke


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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