Tag Archives: Queer Families

My Dad is a Clown / Mi Papá es un Payaso

Andrés, José Carlos (Writer), Natalia Hernández (Illustrator), and Amaranta Heredia Jaen (English translation). My Dad is a Clown / Mi Papá es un Payaso. NubeOcho, 2016. In this delightful bilingual picture book, a child learns about his father’s job as … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Honey & Leon

Cumming, Alan (Author) and Grant Shaffer (Illustrator). The Adventures of Honey & Leon. New York: Random House, 2017. Honey is a large rescue mutt and Leon is a tiny Chihuahua. They are both adorable, with fluffy fur and sweet doggy … Continue reading

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Leslea Newman Board Books

Newman, Lesléa (Author) and Carol Thompson (Illustrator). Daddy, Papa, and Me. New York: Tricycle Press, 2009. Newman, Lesléa (Author) and Carol Thompson (Illustrator). Mommy, Mama, and Me. New York: Tricycle Press, 2009.

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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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