Lewisham Children & Family Centre

Books to read this Pride Month

We are celebrating Pride Month by suggesting books to share as a family from Stonewalls hand-selected range of LGBTQ inclusive books for children and young people.

Here is a small selection of books, find more recommendations on Stonewalls website:

King and King

by Stern Nijland and Linda de Haan, published by Tricycle Press, ISBN 1582460612

Once, there lived a lovelorn prince whose mother decreed that he must marry by the end of the summer. So began the search to find the prince’s perfect match, and lo and behold, his name was Lee. You are cordially invited to join the merriest, most unexpected wedding of the year, as King and King find true love and live happily ever after.

Other themes: Gay representation

 

 

Love Makes a Family

by Sophie Beer, published by Caterpillar Books, ISBN 1838910670

Families come in all shapes and sizes, but something they all have in common is love. Love Makes a Family is full of beautiful illustrations representing a wide range of families.

 

Mister Seahorse

by Eric Carle, published by Puffin, ISBN 0140569898

Come along with Mister Seahorse in this stunning picture book from Eric Carle, as he meets Mr Stickleback, Mr Tilapia, Mr Kurtus and many other fish fathers, who were hiding behind rocks and reeds, and caring for their eggs and babies in the most surprising ways.

Other themes: Trans inclusion

 

Mommy, Mama, and Me

by Lesléa Newman, published by Tricycle Press, ISBN 1582462631

A toddler is spending the day with their mommies. From hide-and-seek to dress-up, then bath time and a kiss goodnight, there’s no limit to what a loving family can do together. Feel the giddiness of Mommy on the merry-go-round or the whoosh of Mama and the child as they shoot down the slide in this rhythmic illustrated story that shares the loving bond between same-sex parents and their children.

Other themes: Lesbian representation

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