Auckland Libraries: LGBTIQ picture books

LGBTIQ picture books

Ngā Pukapuka LGBTIQ tamariki

​Colourful picture books about LGBTIQ characters.​

This day in June

Gayle E. Pitman

Picture book

A picture book illustrating a Pride parade. The endmatter serves as a primer on LGBT history and culture and explains the references made in the story.

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Stella brings the family

Miriam B. Schiffer

Picture book

Stella brings her two fathers to school to celebrate Mother's Day.

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Be who you are

Jennifer Carr

Book

Nick was born in a boy's body, but has always felt like a girl inside. Nick's family supports him when he says he no longer wants to be called a boy or dress like a boy.

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Daddy, papa, and me

Lesléa Newman

Picture book

The story of a toddler's daily activities with two loving fathers. Share the loving bond between same-sex parents and their children.

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In our mothers' house

Patricia Polacco

Picture book

Three young children experience the joys and challenges of being raised by two mothers.

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The accidental adventures of India McAllister

Charlotte Agell

Book

India, a nine-and-a-half-year-old living in small-town Maine, has a series of adventures which bring her closer to her artist-mother, strengthen her friendship with a neighbor boy, and help her to accept the man for whom her father moved away.

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Uncle Bobby's wedding

Sarah S. Brannen

Picture book

Chloë is sad when her favorite uncle announces that he will be getting married, but as she gets to know Jamie better and becomes involved in planning the wedding, she discovers that she will always be special to Uncle Bobby and Uncle Jamie, too.

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10,000 dresses

Marcus Ewert

Book

Bailey longs to wear the beautiful dresses of her dreams but is ridiculed by her unsympathetic family which rejects her true perception of herself.

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And Tango makes three

Justin Richardson

Picture book

At New York City's Central Park Zoo, two male penguins fall in love and start a family by taking turns sitting on an abandoned egg until it hatches.

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King & King

Linda de Haan

Book

The queen decrees that it's time for the prince to marry - and the search is on! Princesses come from far and wide hoping to catch his eye. Will be prince be charmed by a magic act? Or will he simply follow his heart?

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Heather has two mommies

Leslea Newman

Book

When Heather goes to playgroup, at first she feels bad because she has two mothers and no father, but then she learns that there are lots of different kinds of families and the most important thing is that all the people love each other.

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A tale of two daddies

Vanita Oelschlager

Picture book

A young girl describes how her two daddies help her through her day, including her poppa cooking eggs and toast, her daddy fixing her knee when she is hurt, and both fathers being there for her when she needs love.

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