Thursday, April 5, 2018

Zwei Mamas für Oscar: Wie aus einem Wunsch ein Wunder wird

Zwei Mamas für Oscar: Wie aus einem Wunsch ein Wunder wird 
by Susanne Scheerer 
illus. by Annabelle von Sperber 
Language: German 
Ellermann, 2018. 
32 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 3770700848 ; 9783770700844 
Summary: Familie ist wie ein Regenbogen: Es gibt alle Farben. Wie kommt es, dass Oscar zwei Mamas hat, fragt sich Tilly. Ihre große Schwester Frieda erklärt ihr, dass Oscars Mamas sich sehnlichst ein Kind gewünscht hatten, doch leider vergeblich. Dann lernten sie Tillys und Friedas Eltern kennen, und Oscars Mamas bekamen von Friedas und Tillys Papa Samen gespendet. So kam schließlich Oscar zur Welt, und aus einem großen Wunsch wurde ein noch größeres Wunder. "Zwei Mamas für Oskar“ behandelt das aktuelle Thema „Regenbogenfamilie”: Lebendig, anschaulich und kindgerecht erzählt macht das Buch es Eltern und Erziehern leicht, mit Kindern ab drei Jahren über Vielfalt zu sprechen. 
Available: https://www.amazon.de/Zwei-Mamas-für-Oscar-Wunsch/dp/3770700848/

Sarah Elizabeth Amazon Lee: is absolutely fabulous!

Sarah Elizabeth Amazon Lee: is absolutely fabulous! 
written and illus. by Kobi Wilson
Language: English 
Amazon Digital Services LLC, 2018. 
Summary: Sarah Elizabeth Amazon Lee is absolutely fabulous and she knows it! However, sometimes she still worries about the different ways she feels each day. A diverse community of family and friends help Sarah Elizabeth process each worry and assure her that whoever she is and however she feels, she is absolutely loved and supported. This lighthearted book about feelings, family and gender presents an empowering message of acceptance for all children, but it is especially welcoming to children with non-traditional, GLBT, and/or multi-racial families as these families are depicted in the colorful illustrations that accompany the simple but powerful text. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/Sarah-Elizabeth-Amazon-Lee-absolutely-ebook/dp/B078T5M887/

Olive The Dog Who Was Really A Frog

Olive The Dog Who Was Really A Frog 
written and illus. by by Simon Toby Browne 
Language: English 
Amazon Digital Services LLC, 2018. 
Summary: A kids' picture book inspired by identity, with a message about acceptance and promoting strength through diversity. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/Olive-Dog-Who-Really-Frog-ebook/dp/B078Z1JZDP

What Makes a Family?: The Big Picture for Little Minds

What Makes a Family?: The Big Picture for Little Minds 
written and illus. by by MacKenzie Maxwell 
Language: English 
MacKenzie Maxwell, 2017. 
26 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 0692051341 ; 9780692051344 
Summary: Families come in all shapes and sizes, but each one is bound by love. With lyrical words and gorgeous pictures, this book helps open up important conversations about family and love.
Available: https://www.amazon.com/What-Makes-Family-Picture-Little/dp/0692051341/

Xander's story

Xander's story 
by Alejandro Garcia-Halenar and Christopher Garcia-Halenar 
illus. by 
Language: English 
Xanmaxbooks, 2018. 
26 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 0578194252 ; 9780578194257 
Summary: Xander's Story is a wonderfully vibrant picture book which guides children through a baseline understanding of surrogacy. Xander's journey begins in the initial stage of him being just a dream to the final stage of when he becomes a gift. Xander, his little brother Max, and his two Dads, Alex and Chris Garcia-Halenar live in South Florida. Both Alex and Chris always wanted a family and began their surrogacy journey soon after falling in love. Believing that every child's story is unique and should be celebrated, they wrote Xander's Story so their son will always know how special he is. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0578194252/

One in many millions

One in many millions 
by Rebecca Miles 
illus. by Anil Tortop 
Language: English 
Rebecca Miles, 2018. 
Summary: Some people might tell you that you were grown from a magical egg. You may have heard that a flying bird delivered you. The real story about how you were made is far more interesting – it all begins with one in MANY millions…. This book aims to explain the beautiful process of making a baby to children who have two Mums. It begins with a short explanation of how a child with heterosexual parents is made through sexual intercourse, and then goes on to cover IVF, IUI and sperm donation, all in a child-friendly and illustrated picture book. 
Available: https://rjmilesauthor.com/product/one-in-many-millions/

How Daddy and Papa Made a Family: Surrogacy

How Daddy and Papa Made a Family: Surrogacy 
by Emma Wallis 
Language: English 
Emma Wallis, 2018. 
38 p. : col. ill; cm. 
ISBN: 197704946X ; 9781977049469 
Summary: This is the story of how Daddy and Papa made a baby. It is aimed at primary school age children. In this book we introduce the idea of reproduction and how two men might have a baby. In this edition of the book we look at how Daddy and Papa used donor eggs and a surrogate (IVF). This is a factual book which uses correct language for body parts. It also introduces the idea of the difference between reproduction and sex for pleasure. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/How-Daddy-Papa-Made-Family/dp/197704946X/

How Mummy and Mama Made You: Conceived at Home

How Mummy and Mama Made You: Conceived at Home 
written and illus. by Emma Wallis 
Language: English 
Emma Wallis, 2018. 
40 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1976910234 ; 9781976910234 
Summary: This is the story of how Mummy and Mama made a baby. It is aimed at lower primary school age children. In this book we introduce the idea of reproduction and how two women might have a baby together. In this edition of the book we look at how Mummy and Mama made a baby using home insemination. This is a factual book which uses correct language for body parts. It also introduces the idea of the difference between reproduction and sex for pleasure. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1976910234/

How Mummy and Mama Made You: IVF

How Mummy and Mama Made You: IVF 
written and illustrated by Emma Wallis 
Language: English 
Emma Wallis, 2018. 
40 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1976967171 ; 9781976967177 
Summary: This is the story of how Mummy and Mama made a baby. It is aimed at primary school age children. In this book we introduce the idea of reproduction and how two women might have a baby together. In this edition of the book we look at how Mummy and Mama made a baby using IVF. This is a factual book which uses correct language for body parts. It also introduces the idea of the difference between reproduction and sex for pleasure. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1976967171

Being Different is Being Normal

Being Different is Being Normal
written and illus. by Joel Briske
Language: English 
Lulu.com, 2005. 
32 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1411633784 ; 9781411633780 
Summary: I wrote this book to help my wife and I express to our daughter some of our most important values. These include accepting and celebrating the diversity of others and of oneself. My goal was to relate this theme to those things that are most apparent in children's lives. Using rhyming text and colorful illustrations, the book describes how we are all unique when it comes to our physical appearances, our homes and where we live, the makeup of our families, and more. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/Being-Different-Normal-Joel-Brieske/dp/1411633784/

Rainbow: A LGBTQ+ Story For Children

Rainbow: A LGBTQ+ Story For Children 
written and illus. by Margaret Rego
Language: English 
Amazon Digital Services LLC, 2018. 
4 p. 
Summary: Bella and Molly invite you and your child to read this book together to facilitate a safe place for inner self-reflection regarding acceptance of one another, particularly acceptance within the LGBTQ community. By fostering conversation at an early age, we begin to lay the foundation in which children will feel safe to talk about their difference and create an avenue for acceptance towards themselves and their peers. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/Rainbow-LGBTQ-Children-Margaret-Rego-ebook/dp/B07B61BHZF/

Linny Lemur

Linny Lemur 
written and illus. by Madita Haustein 
Language: German 
Amazon Digital Services LLC, 2018. 
23 p. 
Summary: Linny ist ein aufgewecktes Lemuren-Mädchen, das in diesem illustrierten Kinderbuch alle seine Freunde besucht. Dabei lernt Linny, dass es viele unterschiedliche Familienformen gibt: Sie trifft unter anderem einen alleinerziehenden Vater, der die besten Kekse im ganzen Dschungel backt, liebevolle Großeltern, die sich um ihr Enkelkind kümmern, eine Familie, die eine andere Sprache spricht, und eine Regenbogenfamilie mit zwei Mamas. Eine tierisch gute Geschichte über Liebe und Toleranz, die Kindern die unterschiedlichen, modernen Formen des Familienlebens näher bringt. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/Linny-Lemur-German-Madita-Haustein-ebook/dp/B07BFWGSYT/

Families are like Ice Cream Flavors: A book for kids about family diversity

Families are like Ice Cream Flavors: A book for kids about family diversity 
by E. L. George 
illus. by Crazy Ink 
Language: English 
CreateSpace, 2018. 
40 p. : col. ill. ; cm.
ISBN: 1986425762 ; 9781986425766 
Summary: “Families are like puzzles – pieces are not the same.” “Kelly came from foster care.” “Heather has a different type of hair.” “Avery’s mom walks with a cane.” “Jonathan has two moms.” *** Families are like Ice Cream Flavors is a children’s book for young children and adults in non-traditional families aimed at acceptance. From the author of award-winning young adult LGBT novel Freak, this book helps kids understand that all families are different and gives a nod to diversity. With a background in systemic family systems, narrative therapist EL George writes to help promote kindness, end stigma and put an end to bullying for people of all ages.
Available: https://www.amazon.com/Families-are-like-Cream-Flavors-ebook/dp/B07BPZLB1Y/

Two Dads are Better Than One: There is a Monster in my Room

Two Dads are Better Than One: There is a Monster in my Room 
written and illus. by K. C. Eckels 
Language: English 
CreateSpace, 2017. 
36 p. 
Summary: In this book, Suzie hears a noise in her room. As her imagination gets away from her, she believes a monster is lurking in the shadows. She runs to her loving Dads for comfort and they help her find an answer to what caused the mysterious sound. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/Two-Dads-are-Better-Than-ebook/dp/B077KQHFBB/

Two Moms Are Better Than One: There is a Monster in my Room

Two Moms Are Better Than One: There is a Monster in my Room
written and illus. by K. C. Eckels 
Language: English 
CreateSpace, 2017. 
40 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1979854505 ; 9781979854504 
Summary: "There is a Monster in my Room" is the second book in the "Two Moms are Better Than One" series. In this book, Charlie hears a noise in his room. As his imagination gets away from him, he believes a monster is lurking in the shadows. He runs to his loving Moms for comfort and they help him find an answer to what caused the mysterious sound. What made the mysterious noise? Was it really monster? Read Two Moms are Better Than One: There is a Monster in my Room, to find out. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/Two-Moms-Are-Better-Than/dp/1979854505/

Mustard and Custard: True Friendship is Not About Gender

Mustard and Custard: True Friendship is Not About Gender 
written and illus. by Nick Rolfe
Language: English 
Your Stories Matter, 2017. 
40 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1909320692 ; 9781909320697
Summary: This illustrated children's story is about a gay couple (two male dogs), told in terms of friendship. No big deal is made of the fact they are both male and clearly partners, instead the story focuses on the quest of one of the dogs (Custard) to find a birthday present for the other (Mustard). Along the way we meet some of the other characters on Rainbow Street, who have their own stories in the Rainbow Street Series. The heart-warming conclusion of the story comes when Custard is unable to find a present special enough, and Mustard tells Custard not to worry because their friendship is the best present he could hope for. The story is aimed at young children, using animals rather than humans, to explore the idea that same-sex relationships are just as natural as same-sex friendships. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/Mustard-Custard-Friendship-Gender-Rainbow/dp/1909320692

Two moms

Two moms 
by Carolyn Robertson 
illus. by Sophie Keen 
Language: English 
Sparklypoo Publications, 2018. 
30 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 0993115365 ; 9780993115363
Summary: Having Two Moms is double the fun! Many families are different, this family has Two Moms. What do they get up to together? Baking, making, roller-blading and camping beneath the stars. A beautifully illustrated, affirming story of life with Two Moms written from the perspective of their child. Written in easy to follow rhyming text. The story celebrates the diversity of LGBT family life with humor and warmth; all families are special in their own way. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/Two-Moms-Ms-Carolyn-Robertson/dp/0993115365

Mommy and Mama Albatross

Mommy and Mama Albatross 
by Jenny Worthington 
Language: English 
CreateSpace, 2018. 
24 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1986033570 ; 9781986033572 
Summary: Inspired by true events in the wild. This warm and tender story follows Mommy and Mama Albatross raising their chick. Little chick snuggles closely into his parents soft feathers and hopes to stay just one more night before its time to fly. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/Mommy-Mama-Albatross-same-sex-partnership/dp/1986033570

Me, Mummy & Mum

Me, Mummy & Mum 
by Gemma Denham 
Language: English 
Elizabeth Publications, 2018. 
32 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 099355797X ; 9780993557972 
Summary: Hello, my name is Jeremy. This is my Mum, and my Mummy. And this is Peg, she is our cat. She’s rather old, and rather fat. This is my story come with me, And find out about my family. And all the things we like to do, I’m sure you like to do them too! ‘Me, Mummy & Mum’ is a story about Jeremy and his two mums. The book doesn’t ‘teach’ the reader about alternative families. It simply includes them like any other story book about a mummy and daddy would. One of the nice things about children’s books is that they build self-confidence by normalising children's experiences. Everyone should have a chance to see their family represented in the books they read, however many mums or dads they have. All families should be celebrated, and all children should be taught that families come in so many different combinations. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/Me-Mummy-Mum-Gemma-Denham/dp/099355797X/

There's A Caterpillar Inside Me!

There's A Caterpillar Inside Me! 
written and illus. by Marilyn Braude 
Language: English 
Warm Pages Publishing, 2018. 
120 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 0692052895 ; 9780692052891 
Summary: This entertaining LGBT fable unfolds as an unhappy Butterfly pours out her troubles to a ratty tatty acquaintance. "Mosquito,you have no idea how awful it is not to like the way you are made...not to be what others see. If only I still had all my little Caterpillar feet. Mosquito stretched his shabby wings. "How can you be other than the Butterfly I see?" Butterfly's quest to solve this fundamental LGBT dilemma becomes an enchanting fable for the whole family. Kids will love the surface/simple story and silly pictures. Adolescents will tune into the sly wit and humor used to discuss a troubling subject. And parents of little ones can use it to explain, gently and sensitively, their non-conforming lifestyle. There's A Caterpillar Inside Me! successfully tackles the profound LGBT question of what to do when the inside doesn't match the outside you. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/Theres-Caterpillar-Inside-Marilyn-Braude/dp/0692052895/

What Does A Princess Really Look Like?

What Does A Princess Really Look Like? 
by Mark Loewen 
illus. by Ed Pokoj 
Language: English 
Boutique of Quality Books, 2018. 
30 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1945448172 ; 9781945448171 
Summary: Chloe dreams of being a ballerina princess. But today she is not practicing her twirls or leaping from room to room. She digs deep in her art drawer to find what she needs to craft her very own princess ballerina. The project quickly turns into more than a simple princess drawing. Chloe realizes that princesses are not just about beautiful hair and sparkly dresses. As her work of art comes to life, she discovers the qualities of character that make up her princess. When she feels insecure about an imperfection in her art, her dads point out that the personal quirks make her princess unique! And Chloe realizes that she is not too different from the princess she so admires. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/What-Does-Princess-Really-Brave/dp/1945448172/

Same but different Too: The Colourful Life

Same but different Too: The Colourful Life 
by Naomi Y. Kissiedu-Green and Chris Laxton 
illus. by Maria de los Angeles Allessandra
Language: English 
Tclc, 2018. 
44 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 0994465610 ; 9780994465610
Summary: Kobi is back with another great story to tell. However this time it's not about his family, it’s about his friend’s family. Lee is Kobi’s friend and he is multi-heritage just like Kobi. Lee is adopted and he has two dads. This book explores different types of families and provides the reader with some examples of how families can be different, while also having some things in common. Lee and his classmates learn to accept that families can be the same, but different, and every family deserves respect. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/Same-but-different-Too-Colourful-ebook/dp/B07BPDPKLR/

A church for all

A church for all 
by Gayle E. Pitman 
illus. by Laure Fournier 
Language: English 
Chicago, Illinois : Albert Whitman & Company, 2018. 
pages cm. 
ISBN: 9780807511794 ; 080751179X 
Summary: Celebrates a diverse community on a Sunday morning at an inclusive church that welcomes all people regardless of age, class, race, gender identity, and sexual orientation. Come to the church for all! 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/Church-All-Gayle-Pitman/dp/080751179X/

Sewing the rainbow : the story of Gilbert Baker and the rainbow flag

Sewing the rainbow : the story of Gilbert Baker and the rainbow flag 
by Gayle E. Pitman 
illus. by Holly Clifton-Brown 
Language: English 
Washington, DC : Magination Press, [2018]. 
pages cm. 
ISBN: 9781433829024 ; 1433829029 
Summary: Sewing the Rainbow is the powerful story of Gilbert Baker and the creation of the rainbow flag. This book takes readers from Gilbert’s childhood in a small town in Kansas where he didn’t fit in, to his historic artistic career in San Francisco. Today the flag is everywhere, even in the small town where Gilbert grew up! This book shows that when you see a rainbow flag, you’ll know it’s okay to be your colorful self. Includes a “Note to Parents and Caregivers” with more about Gilbert and the flag’s history. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/Sewing-Rainbow-Story-About-Gilbert/dp/1433829029

Jack (Not Jackie)

Jack (Not Jackie) 
by Erica Silverman 
illus. by Holly Hatam 
Language: English 
New York, NY : Little Bee Books, [2018]. 
pages cm. 
ISBN: 9781499807318 ; 1499807317 
Summary: Susan loves her baby sister, Jackie, but as Jackie grows older and behaves more and more like a boy Susan must adjust to having a brother, Jack, instead. Available: https://www.amazon.com/Jack-Not-Jackie-Erica-Silverman/dp/1499807317

A day in the life of Marlon Bundo

A day in the life of Marlon Bundo 
by Marlon Bundo 
illus. by E. G. Keller 
Language: English 
New York: Chronicle Books, 2018. 
32 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm. 
ISBN: 9781452173801 ; 145217380X 
Summary: HBO's Emmy-winning Last Week Tonight with John Oliver presents a children's picture book about a Very Special boy bunny who falls in love with another boy bunny. Meet Marlon Bundo, a lonely bunny who lives with his Grampa, Mike Pence - the Vice President of the United States. But on this Very Special Day, Marlon's life is about to change forever. With its message of tolerance and advocacy, this charming children's book explores issues of same sex marriage and democracy. Sweet, funny, and beautifully illustrated, this book is dedicated to every bunny who has ever felt different. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/Tonight-Oliver-Presents-Marlon-Bundo/dp/145217380X/

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Dottie's Magic Pockets: Children's Sing-Along Book

Dottie's Magic Pockets: Children's Sing-Along Book 
by Andrea Maxwell 
Language: English 
Independently published, 2017. 
p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 
Summary: Dottie's Magic Pockets mission is to create children’s media that represents all types of families - traditional families, gay families, adoptive families... 
Available: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/dottie-s-magic-pockets-children-s-sing-along-book-transgender#/

Ben, the boy who paints his nails

Ben, the boy who paints his nails
by Louis Hanson 
illus. by Daisy Squires 
Language: English 
Independently published, 2018. 
p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 
Summary: A book about a gender creative child. 
Available: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1638447768/the-be-you-collection/

Littles : and how they grow

Littles : and how they grow 
by Kelly DiPucchio 
illus. by AG Ford 
Language: English 
New York : Doubleday, [2017]. 
p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 9780399555268 ; 0399555269 
Summary: A rhyming celebration of babies, or Littles, who are cared for by loved ones in every way and grow big in the blink of an eye. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/Littles-They-Grow-Kelly-DiPucchio/dp/0399555269

Elvis Presley's Love me tender

Elvis Presley's Love me tender 
by Elvis Presley 
illus. by Stephanie Graegin 
Language: English 
New York, NY : Dial Books for Young Readers, [2017].
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 24 cm. 
ISBN: 9780735231221 ; 0735231222 
Summary: "Elvis Presley's hit song 'Love Me Tender' is reimagined as an ode to families of all shapes and sizes." 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/Elvis-Presleys-Love-Me-Tender/dp/0735231222/

Blanket of love

Blanket of love 
by Alyssa Satin Capucilli 
illus. by Brooke Boynton Hughes 
Language: English 
New York : Little Simon, an imprint of Simon &  Schuster Children's Publishing Division, 2017. 
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 18 cm. 
ISBN: 9781481489720 ; 1481489720 
Summary: With lilting lullaby text and charming illustrations, this story celebrates blankets of love, from a blanket of flowers in a field to a blanket of kisses that soothe a baby to sleep. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/Blanket-Love-New-Books-Newborns/dp/1481489720/

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Some Girls

Some Girls 
by Nelly Thomas 
illus. by Sarah Dunk 
Independently published, 2017. 
p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
Summary: Some Girls is an early childhood book aimed at instilling confidence in little girls. It’s a story about how every girl is different and special in their own way. 
Available: https://www.somekidsbooks.com/#/some-girls/

Maiden Voyage: An illustrated LGBTQ themed children's book

Maiden Voyage: An illustrated LGBTQ themed children's book 
by Jaimee Poipoi, Adam Reynolds & Chaz Harris 
illus. by Christine Luiten & Bo Moore 
Language: English 
Independently published, 2017. 
p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
Summary: A brand new tale of discovery about the importance of truth, family and love.
Available: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/872255010/maiden-voyage-an-illustrated-lgbtq-themed-children?ref=657ptd&token=c4541127

Lucy Star @ 13: Let’s Celebrate Trans and Gender Diversity

Lucy Star @ 13: Let’s Celebrate Trans and Gender Diversity 
written and illus. by Kate Downey 
Language: English 
BalboaPressAU , 2017. 
30 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1504310322 ; 9781504310321
Summary: 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/Lucy-Star-13-Celebrate-Diversity/dp/1504310322/

Hästen & Husse

Hästen & Husse 
by Susanne Pelger 
illus. by Anna Södergård 
Language: Swedish 
Idus Förlag, 2017. 
32 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 9789175775845 
Summary: När man är som man är, då är man som bäst. Det tycker Hästen och Husse, som kanske egentligen är en hund och en matte. 
Available: https://www.adlibris.com/se/bok/hasten-husse-9789175775845

Baby's first words

Baby's first words 
by Stella Blackstone and Sunny Scribens 
illus. by Christiane Engel 
Language: English 
London : Barefoot Books, [2017] ©2017. 
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 19 cm. 
ISBN: 9781782853213 ; 1782853219 
Summary: Come spend the day with a busy baby and her two dads and learn the words for all the things you see along the way. Includes seek-and-find pictures. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/Babys-First-Words-Stella-Blackstone/dp/1782853219/

The Child In the Fathers' Hearts

The Child In the Fathers' Hearts 
by Paul Janson 
illus. by Kevin Scott Germain 
Language: English 
Lulu, 2012. 
24 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 9781257937769 
Summary: A picture book designed to be read to adopted children of gay parents. The child is adopted by two fathers. The opening comments are about my own philosophy of children, that all children begin in the heart of their parents however they come to be a part of a family. 
Available: http://www.lulu.com/shop/paul-janson/the-child-in-the-fathers-hearts/paperback/product-20060849.html

Little Maggie Brown: The Story of the Red Hoodie

Little Maggie Brown: The Story of the Red Hoodie 
by Anna Neal Negrete and Rheta Negrete Neal
Language: English 
GSquared Publishing 
Amazon Digital Services LLC, 2017. 
21 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
Summary: Parents, are you finding it difficult at best to help your children identify issues, properly deal with them, and not scar them for life in the process? Little Maggie Brown presents a series of children's books designed to do just that! What better way to teach your little one about social matters than through the eyes, and life experience of a child wise beyond her years? Imagine the connections between a child whose being bullied, and one who is not only being bullied but presents realistic approaches to resolving this type of issue in their life. Or, think of the child who has two same gender parents and has to face the potential bias from children who are not taught inclusion. Maybe, the bi-racial or blended family that has the children hurt because the other children don't believe they are siblings. Perhaps the issue is class, or a myriad of other socio-economic concerns that we adults think children don't have to face. Well, the Little Maggie Brown series confronts these issues head on unapologetically. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/Little-Maggie-Brown-Story-Hoodie-ebook/dp/B06XGY6Z1X/

Marius and the Cloud: A tale about homosexuality for children

Marius and the Cloud: A tale about homosexuality for children
written and illus. by Raquel Huete Iglesias 
Language: English 
CreateSpace, 2016. 
30 p. : col. ill. cm. 
ISBN: 1537039113 ; 9781537039114 
Summary: Marius is a very happy and energetic child but some children at school tease him about being different. And this is because Marius doesn’t like girls. However, one day his favorite cloud Sweetie tells him a story that will change his life. Thanks to her advice, Marius will understand that homosexuality is essential to guarantee the survival of humanity on earth. Furthermore, he will find the courage to tell his parents what worries him. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/Marius-Cloud-about-homosexuality-children/dp/1537039113

Be yourself

Be yourself 
by Jackie Swirsky 
illus by Jacob Swirsky and Jaimee Appel 
Language: English 
Winnipeg, Manitoba : Jackie Swirsky, 2016. 
p. : col. ill. cm. 
ISBN: 9780994922304 ; 0994922302 
Available: https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/be-yourself/9780994922304-item.html

Be who you are

Be who you are 
by Todd Parr 
Language: English 
New York ; Boston : Little, Brown and Company, 2016. ©2016. 
1 volume of (unpaged) : colour illustrations ; 27 cm. 
ISBN: 9780316265232 ; 0316265233 
Summary: Who better than Todd Parr to remind kids that their unique traits are what make them so special? With his signature silly and accessible style, Parr encourages readers to embrace all their unique qualities. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/Who-You-Are-Todd-Parr/dp/0316265233/

Clive and his babies

Clive and his babies 
written and illus. by Jessica Spanyol 
Language: English 
Swindon, UK : Childs Play (International) Ltd, [2016] ©2016. 
14 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm. 
ISBN: 9781846438820 ; 1846438829
Summary: Meet Clive -- and his imagination! Clive loves his dolls. He enjoys playing with them, and sharing them with his friends. A gentle, affectionate book, celebrating diversity and challenging gender stereotypes. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/Clive-His-Babies-All-about/dp/1846438829

No difference between us

No difference between us 
by Jayneen Sanders 
illus. by Amanda Gulliver 
Language: English 
Educate to Empower Publishing, 2016. 
34 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1925089274 ; 9781925089271 
Summary: This book encourages equality and respect for each other from the earliest of years. In order to reduce gender-based violence we need to teach gender equality and respectful relationships to young children. What better way than through a picture storybook? Children are visual learners and the match between illustration and text in this story will assist them to understand that we are all human — everyone feels, and everyone has hopes and dreams. Our gender should be and needs to be irrelevant. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/Difference-Between-respectful-relationships-self-esteem/dp/1925089274

The girl who said sorry

The girl who said sorry 
by Hayoung Yim 
illus. by Marta M. 
Language: English 
Canada Rhyming Reason, [2017] ©2017. 
24 unnumbered pages : illustrations (some colour) ; 21 cm. 
ISBN: 0993717489 ; 9780993717482
Summary: Too girly or too boyish. Too quiet, too loud. Be ambitious, but don't hurt feelings. Be inquisitive, but don't interrupt. Be outspoken, but don't be bossy. Most of all, be yourself - but be a lady. What's a girl to do in a world filled with contradicting gender expectations, aside from saying sorry? Within the subtle yet beautiful illustrations and powerful rhyme of The Girl Who Said Sorry, developing girls will learn that self-expression and personal choices can be made without apology, and with self-esteem. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/Girl-Who-Said-Sorry/dp/0993717489

I don't have to choose

I don't have to choose 
by Ellie Klipp 
illus. by Mike Motz 
Language: English 
Bloomington, IN : WestBow Press, 2017. 
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 22 cm. 
ISBN: 9781512765977 ; 151276597X 
Summary: How can you talk to young children about gender or their 'gender identity'? I Don't Have To Choose helps children internalize who they are, including as a boy or a girl, in a way that is simple, affirming, and free of stereotypes. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/Dont-Have-Choose-Ellie-Klipp/dp/151276597X/

My Family Your Family (Alike and Different)

My Family Your Family (Alike and Different) 
by Bullard Lisa 
illus. by Renée Kurilla 
Language: English 
Minneapolis, US Lerner Publishing 2015. 
24 pages : col. ill ; 24 cm. 
ISBN: 9781467760294 ; 1467760293 
Summary: Makayla is visiting friends in her neighbourhood. She sees how each family is different. Some families have lots of children, but others have none. Some friends live with grandparents, or have two dads, or have parents who are divorced. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/Family-Your-Cloverleaf-Books-Different/dp/1467760293

Joscha und Mischa, diese zwei : die andere Bärengeschichte

Joscha und Mischa, diese zwei : die andere Bärengeschichte 
by Hans Gärtner and Christel Kaspar 
Language: German 
München: edition tingeltangel 2016. 
38 ungezählte Seiten : Illustrationen ; 23 cm. 
ISBN: 9783944936192 ; 3944936191 
Summary: 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/Joscha-und-Mischa-diese-zwei/dp/3944936191

La ratita presumida

La ratita presumida 
by Belén Gaudes and Pablo Macías 
illus. by Nacho de Marcos 
Language: Spanish 
[Madrid] : Cuatro Tuercas, 2016. 
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 22 x 22 cm. 
ISBN: 9788417006020 ; 8417006028 
Summary: 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/ERASE-DOS-VECES-RATITA-PRESUMIDA/dp/8417006028/

Eustace & Clyde

Eustace & Clyde 
written and illus. by Marina Aizen 
Language: English 
New York : Sky Pony Press, 2017. ©2014. 
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm. 
ISBN: 9781510715028 ; 1510715029 
Summary: Eustace and Clyde couldn't be more different. Eustace likes to laze around. Clyde likes adventure. But they care about each other deeply. So when their home in the tree becomes too loud and crowded, the koalas take off to find a place of their own.
Available: https://www.amazon.com/Eustace-Clyde-Marina-Aizen/dp/1510715029/

Heu-reux!

Heu-reux!
written and illus. by Christian Voltz
Language: French
[Arles, France] : Rouergue, [2016] ©2016
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 22 x 24 cm.
ISBN: 9782812610578 ; 2812610573
Summary: The king of the animals, a tyrannical bull, declares that it's time for his son to marry and find love and happiness. His son rejects all the cows, so his father says he can choose from other animals, but his son still doesn't want to marry. Finally the king lets his son decide for himself, and he chooses a ram, marries, and lives happily.
Available: https://www.amazon.com/Heu-reux/dp/2812610573/