Tag Archives: Queer Families

What Makes a Baby

Silverberg, Cory (Author) and Fiona Smyth (Illustrator). What Makes a Baby. New York: Seven Stories Press, 2012. With the tagline “A book for every kind of family and every kind of kid,” What Makes a Baby is indeed the most … Continue reading

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Donovan’s Big Day

Newman, Lesléa (Author) and Dutton, Mike (Illustrator). (2011). Donovan’s Big Day. New York, NY: Tricycle Press. From the author of Heather Has Two Mommies comes another heartwarming picture book about a queer family just doing regular family things.  Through delightful … Continue reading

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My Mixed-Up Berry Blue Summer

Gennari, Jennifer. 2012. My Mixed-Up Berry Blue Summer. New York: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children. In this entertaining and accessible chapter book, twelve-year-old June competes in a pie-baking contest and stands up against bullies during a busy summer in Vermont.

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The Daddy Machine

Valentine, Johnny (Author) and Schmidt, Lynette (Illustrator). (2004). The Daddy Machine. Los Angeles, CA: Alyson Wonderland. In this whimsical rhyming picture book, two children decide to construct a machine to build a dad, since they often wonder what it’d be … Continue reading

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The Family Book

Parr, Todd. (2003). The Family Book. New York: Little, Brown and Company.

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One Dad Two Dads Brown Dad Blue Dads

Valentine, Johnny (Author) and Sarecky, Melody (Illustrator). (1994). One Dad, Two Dads, Brown Dad, Blue Dads. Boston: Alyson Wonderland. In this quirky picture book, two children compare notes about their dads. Lou has two blue dads, who play piano and … Continue reading

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Soloway, Jill (Creator and Director). (2014). Transparent [Television series]. Los Angeles: Amazon Studios. Transparent debuted on September 26, 2014 on Amazon Prime and I quickly marathoned the 10 episodes. The show follows Maura, played by Jeffrey Tambor, who is coming … Continue reading

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