Same-Sex Parents in Picture Books

Cover of "Everywhere Babies"

I’ve been meaning to make a list of titles on this topic and now someone else has done it for me:  9 Books About Families With Gay and Lesbian Parents at This is terrific list – I’m afraid I’ve only read one of them, Everywhere Babies, which we received as a gift when my daughter was a baby. We read it countless times and enjoyed it a lot. I particularly liked this book because the illustrations include just about every family combination you can think of, all of them happy, warm and loving.

Thanks notimeforflashcards! Great list!


Sir Gawain and the Loathly Lady


Sir Gawain and the Loathly Lady

Selina Hastings, text

Juan Wijngaard, illustrations

Walker Books, 1985

24 pp.

Age: 8+

Interests: knights, King Arthur, medieval history, magic

Next: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by same author/illustrator

Also: Saint George and the Dragon, The Kitchen Knight: a Tale of King Arthur, and Merlin and the Making of the King, all by Margaret Hodges and Trina Schart Hyman


The City of Dragons

The City of Dragons

by Laurence Yep

illustrated by Jean and Mou-Sien Tseng

New York: Scholastic Inc., 1995

29 pp

Ages: 4 +

Interests: China, dragons, folktales, fairy tales, magic, giants, difference, loneliness

Also by this author: The Dragon Prince


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