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 notimeforflashcards.com. 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!

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Sir Gawain and the Loathly Lady

GREENAWAY MEDAL WINNER – 1985

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

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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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