Multcolib Kids Picks: Rainbow Families: LGBTQ Picture Books

Uncle Bobby's Wedding
Uncle Bobby's Wedding By Brannen, Sarah S. Book - 2008 jE BRANNEN Available in some locations

Annotation:Chloe is afraid the she won't be special to her Uncle Bobby once he announces his engagement.

King & King
King & King By Haan, Linda de Book - 2002 jE HAAN Available in some locations

Annotation:When the queen insists that the prince find a mate, she is surprised when he falls in love with another prince instead of a princess.

Monday Is One Day
Monday Is One Day By Levine, Arthur A. Book - 2011 jE Concept LEVINE 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:Life is very busy, but each day different families find a way to connect.

Donovan's Big Day
Donovan's Big Day By Newman, Lesléa Book - 2011 jE NEWMAN 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:When Donovan wakes up, he knows that he must dress quickly, eat carefully, and do everything just right because it is a very special day. At the end of the story, readers find out that he is the ring bearer at the wedding of his two mothers.

A Tale of Two Mommies
A Tale of Two Mommies By Oelschlager, Vanita Book - 2011 jE OELSCHLAG 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:A young boy describes to two other children how his two mommies help him with all his needs.

A Tale of Two Daddies
A Tale of Two Daddies By Oelschlager, Vanita Book - 2010 jE OELSCHLAG 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:A young girl describes how her two daddies help her through her day, including her poppa cooking eggs and toast, her daddy fixing her knee when she is hurt, and both fathers being there for her when she needs love.

The Family Book
The Family Book By Parr, Todd Book - 2003 jE Parenting PARR Available in some locations

Annotation:Families come in all forms--including two moms or two dads.

This Day in June
This Day in June By Pitman, Gayle E. Book - 2014 jE PITMAN 2014 Available in some locations

Annotation:Filled with bright colors and illustrations, this picture book conveys the fun and exuberant feelings of a Pride Parade for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBTQ) people and families.

In Our Mothers' House
In Our Mothers' House By Polacco, Patricia Book - 2009 jE POLACCO 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:Three young children experience the joys and challenges of being raised by two mothers.

And Tango Makes Three
And Tango Makes Three By Richardson, Justin Book - 2005 jE RICHARDSO Available in some locations

Annotation:A male penguin couple, at the New York Public Zoo, are given an abandoned egg to hatch and raise.

Three Days on A River in A Red Canoe
Three Days on A River in A Red Canoe DVD - 2007 DVD Children THREE Available in some locations

Annotation:This is a story about a family's camping trip. Reading Rainbow's LeVar Burton reads the story and goes camping with children.

Annotation:Storytime for LGBTQ families. A Multnomah County librarian reads stories at the Q Center. This program is geared toward kids ages 0-5.

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Picture books about LGBTQ families. These are geared toward children 0 to 10 years of age.