Picture Books Featuring LGBTQ+ Families

From a day at home doing chores to going to a Pride parade, these picture books celebrate LGBTQ+ families of all shapes and sizes. For more titles focused on LGBTQ+ kids and families, check out these booklists for kids and teens.

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The Rainbow Parade

Emily and her two moms head out to the city to attend the Rainbow Parade. When Mama suggests they join in the parade with the other queer families who are marching, Emily is nervous. This book is a joyful celebration of a family’s first Pride experience together.


Stella Brings the Family

Stella’s class is having a Mother’s Day celebration, and she doesn’t know who to bring. She has two dads as well as lots of other family members that support and love her, but who should she bring to the celebration? This sweet picture book reminds readers of the importance of all kinds of family. This title is also available for checkout as an eBook on Overdrive/Libby or as an eBook on Hoopla.

 


Plenty of Hugs

Two mommies and their toddler spend a fun day going to the farm stand and the zoo before going home, taking a bath and going to bed. This cozy picture book is filled with plenty of joy, love and, of course, hugs. This title is also available for checkout as an eBook on Overdrive/Libby.

 


Grandad's Camper

Grandad and Gramps used to travel the world and have lots of adventures, but Grandad hasn’t felt like adventuring after the death of Gramps. Luckily, this granddaughter has just the idea to help grandad start adventuring again. Together, they fix up his camper and go out to the beach, just like he and Gramps used to do.

 


Bathe the Cat

Follow Dad and Papa and their large, loving biracial family as they try to get some chores done—with no help from the family cat! This title is also available for checkout as an eBook on Hoopla.

 


My Maddy

While most mommies are girls and most daddies are boys, this parent who doesn’t fit into that mold. Told from the perspective of their child, this book is a celebration of being both, neither, in-between and entirely unique.


'Twas the Night Before Pride

This book shares age-appropriate descriptions about modern Pride celebrations and how they came to be, making it a great first introduction to LGBTQIA+ history. This title is also available for checkout as eAudio or a movie on Hoopla.

 


A Family Is a Family Is a Family

When a teacher asks the children in her class to think about what makes their families special, the answers are all different in many ways–but the same in the one way that matters most of all.