Love is love is love.

If you're looking for a way to celebrate Pride Month with the littles in your life, try one of these fantastic picture books that make explaining big concepts to little people a whole lot easier. (And more fun!)

They all center on themes of acceptance, tolerance and challenging the gender stereotypes around us.

'A Family Is a Family Is a Family'

A Family Is a Family Is a Family

This whimsically illustrated story serves as a good reminder that all families are different—but they're all special in their own way.




'Keith Among the Pigeons'

keith among the pigeons kids book

When Keith knows he feels different from other cats and feels more comfortable around pigeons, he begins to question who he really is. Can he find a way to be himself? A great book to have a discussion on identity and accepting who we become.




'Sparkle Boy'

Sparkle Boy

Casey is a little boy who loves blocks + trucks, but he also loves things that sparkle + shimmer. This heartwarming story assures little boys that it's okay to challenge gender stereotypes and just be yourself.




'Stella Brings the Family'

Stella Brings the Family

It's Stella's Mother's Day celebration at school—but Stella has two dads. What will she do?




'Worm Loves Worm'

Worm Loves Worm

Love is love is love (even if it's between two worms 😉) and should be celebrated in all its amazing forms!




'Pink Is for Boys'

Pink Is for Boys

Pink isn't just for girls—it's for boys, too. This thought-provoking picture book challenges gender stereotypes and assures kids that it's wonderful to enjoy what you love.




'And Tango Makes Three'

And Tango Makes Three

The bestselling heartwarming story of two boy penguins in the Central Park Zoo who created their own nontraditional family.




'The Bravest Knight Who Ever Lived'

the bravest knight who ever lived

Cedric is on a journey to become a knight, but finds himself having to be brave in his own fairytale. Full of dragons and princesses, it has a sweet LGBTQ ending.




'The Family Book'

The Family Book

This bright, colorful picture book sends the important message that even though families may look different, they all share one important thing: love.




'Julián Is a Mermaid'

Julian Is a Mermaid

This beautifully illustrated picture book tells the story of a little boy named Julián who is inspired when he sees three women dressed as mermaids while he's riding the subway. It's a subtle but powerful story of self-exploration and self-acceptance.




'Families, Families, Families'

Families, Families, Families

This fun, silly book packs a powerful message: that no matter the size or the makeup, if you love each other, you are a family!




'Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag'

Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag

The first picture book to tell the story + history of the Rainbow Pride Flag.




'I Am Jazz'

I Am Jazz

Whether they identify as transgender or not, this book about the real life experiences of Jazz Jennings, a spokesperson for transkids everywhere, is a must read.




'Heather Has Two Mommies'

Heather Has Two Mommies

This modern classic has recently been relaunched with gorgeous new illustrations for a new generation, and will help little ones to understand that not all families are made up of a mom and a dad.




'My Princess Boy'

My Princess Boy

A story about tolerance + unconditional love, this book is based on the author's son and her initial struggles to understand what he was going through.




'Harriet Gets Carried Away'

Harriet Gets Carried Away

This sweet, funny story about a little girl who loves costumes (and happens to have two dads) is both fun for kids to read and a great way to normalize families with same sex parents.




'Mommy, Mama, and Me'

Mommy, Mama, and Me

Children with two moms will see themselves reflected in this sweet, rhythmic story about a loving family.




'Daddy, Papa, and Me'

Daddy, Papa, and Me

A companion to Mommy, Mama, and Me , this board book is perfect for families with two dads.




'Introducing Teddy'

Introducing Teddy

This is a sweet story about gender identity, friendship, learning to accept a person for who they truly are.




'Jacob's New Dress'

Jacob's New Dress

This heartwarming, reassuring story speaks to the unique challenges of boys who don't fit the stereotypical 'norm.'




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