LGBT-Positive Picture Books

These LGBT-positive picture books are appropriate for young children, but their message of being true to oneself is meaningful for readers of all ages!


Compiled by:
Lizzie F.
10,000 dresses

Marcus Ewert
Ej - Ewe

“Every night, Bailey dreams about magical dresses: dresses made of crystals and rainbows, dresses made of flowers, dresses made of windows…Unfortunately, when Bailey’s awake, no one wants to hear about these beautiful dreams…Then Bailey meets Laurel, an older girl who is touched and inspired by Bailey’s imagination and courage. In friendship, the two of them begin making dresses together. And Bailey’s dreams come true! This gorgeous picture book—a modern fairy tale about becoming the person you feel you are inside—will delight people of all ages.”—provided by publisher


Heather Has Two Mommies

Lesléa Newman
J - 306.76 New

“Heather's favorite number is two. She has two arms, two legs, and two pets. And she also has two mommies. When Heather goes to school for the first time, someone asks her about her daddy, but Heather doesn't have a daddy. Then something interesting happens. When Heather and her classmates all draw pictures of their families, not one drawing is the same. It doesn't matter who makes up a family, the teacher says, because ‘the most important thing about a family is that all the people in it love one another’” – provided by publisher.


I Am Jazz!

Jessica Herthel
J - 306.768 Her

“From the time she was two years old, Jazz knew that she had a girl's brain in a boy's body. She loved pink and dressing up as a mermaid and didn't feel like herself in boys' clothing.” I Am Jazz! tells the true story of Jazz Jenning’s childhood in an clear and honest voice that will easily engage picture book readers.


My princess boy : a mom's story about a young boy who loves to dress up

Cheryl Kilodavis
J - 155.3 Kil

“Jacob loves playing dress-up, when he can be anything he wants to be. Some kids at school say he can’t wear ‘girl’ clothes, but Jacob wants to wear a dress to school. Can he convince his parents to let him wear what he wants? This heartwarming story speaks to the unique challenges faced by boys who don’t identify with traditional gender roles.”—provided by publisher


Red: A Crayon’s Story

Michael Hall
Ej - Hal

“Red's factory-applied label clearly says that he is red, but despite the best efforts of his teacher, fellow crayons and art supplies, and family members, he cannot seem to do anything right until a new friend offers a fresh perspective.”


And Tango Makes Three

Justin Richardson
Ej - Ri

“At New York City's Central Park Zoo, two male penguins fall in love and start a family by taking turns sitting on an abandoned egg until it hatches.”


Worm Loves Worm

J.J. Austrian
Ej - Aus

Two worms in love decide to get married, and with help from Cricket, Beetle, Spider, and the Bees they have everything they need and more, but which one will be the bride and which the groom?