If you are looking for children’s books about non-traditional or LGBT families, this list is for you! In preparation for the Pride Life Parenting Edition, which will be released soon, we have selected the best children’s books to introduce this complex topic in a fun and loving way.
These wonderful stories help young children learn about the love and understanding that comes with being part of a nontraditional family. They are also great to teach children who are not a part of a same sex family that all families are centered around love, no matter how different they may initially appear.
The Family Book celebrates the love we feel for our families and all the different varieties they come in. Whether you have two moms or two dads, a big family or a small family, a clean family or a messy one, this book assures readers that no matter what kind of family you have, every family is special in its own unique way.
A playful celebration of Lesbian Mothers and their children! “Oh The Things Mommies Do!” is a bouncy, and playful look at the joys of a two Mom family. With its catchy rhymes and vibrant illustrations, it is a pleasure for children and parents alike!
The heartwarming true story of two penguins who create a nontraditional family is narrated by award-winning actor Neil Patrick Harris in this book and CD package. At the penguin house at the Central Park Zoo, two penguins named Roy and Silo were a little bit different from the others. But their desire for a family was the same. And with the help of a kindly zookeeper, Roy and Silo got the chance to welcome a baby penguin of their very own.
Stella’s class is having a Mother’s Day celebration, but what’s a girl with two daddies to do? It’s not that she doesn’t have someone who helps her with her homework, or tucks her in at night. Stella has her Papa and Daddy who take care of her, and a whole gaggle of other loved ones who make her feel special and supported every day. She just doesn’t have a mom to invite to the party. Fortunately, Stella finds a unique solution to her party problem in this sweet story about love, acceptance, and the true meaning of family.
Join Nellie and Gus and their family — plus all manner of other families — for a day at the zoo, where they see animal families galore! To top off their day, Nellie and Gus invite friends and relatives for a fun dinner at home. This story is accessible, humorous, and full of charming illustrations depicting families of many configurations, including families with two moms and two dads. The story underscores that no matter who makes up your family, it is perfectly normal — and totally wonderful.
Rhythmic text and illustrations with universal appeal show a toddler spending the day with its mommies/daddies. From hide-and-seek to dress-up, then bath time and a kiss goodnight, there’s no limit to what a loving family can do together.