10,000 Dresses

Ewert, Marcus.
Call Number: xz
Also available for download as an e-book.
Bailey dreams each night of beautiful dresses. She shares her dreams with her family who ridicule her and tell her she's a boy, even if she doesn't feel like one, and boys don't wear dresses. Fortunately, Bailey finds a wonderful friend, Laurel, who makes Bailey's dreams come true and teaches her you can find family anywhere.

Antonio's Card

Gonzalez, Rigoberto.
Call Number: S xz
When some of his classmates tease him about his mother's partner Leslie, Antonio feels sad and doesn't know what to do. In this bilingual story, Antonio appreciates how important Leslie is to his family.

Ballerino Nate

Bradley, Kimberly Brubaker.
Call Number: xz
After seeing a ballet on a class field trip, Nate realizes he wants to take ballet class more than anything in the world. But is ballet just for girls, like his big brother Ben points out? With help from supportive parents, and a chance meeting with a professional dancer, Nate learns it's okay for boys to be dancers too!

Big Bob, Little Bob

Howe, James
Call Number: xz

Donovan's Big Day

Newman, Leslea.
Call Number: xz
Donovan wakes up and remembers that today he has a big job to do. He must wash up and feed the dog and eat breakfast (with help from Grandma and Grandpa) all in preparation for the wedding of his two moms.


Kuklin, Susan.
Call Number: x 392 K96
This non-fiction book follows all types of families: mixed face families, adoption families, single parents, and same sex parents. Told from the children's perspective, it is a wonderful look at all the different ways you can make a family.

The Family Book

Parr, Todd.
Call Number: xz
Some families have two mommies or two daddies. Some only have one parent. Some families are the same color and some families are different colors. In this lovely book by Todd Parr, children learn there are many different ways to be a family but your family is special no matter what.

A Family is a Family is a Family

O'Leary, Sara
Call Number: xz

A class discussion about families reveals an incredible diversity in family members, but a similarity in the loving bonds which connect them. A family can be small, or new, have lots of siblings and step-siblings. And parents can be two dads, or one grandmother, or even foster parents.

I Am Jazz!

Herthel, Jessica
Call Number: x 92 J543He
An autobiographical picture book by Jazz Jennings, a transgender child who, with the help of her doctor, explaines to her parents that she has a girl’s brain inside of a boy’s body.

In Our Mothers' House

Polacco, Patricia.
Call Number: xz

Jacob's New Dress

Hoffman, Sarah,
Call Number: xz
Jacob loves dresses and playing dress up with his friend Emily. But his classmate Christopher says boys don't wear dresses. With some help from his mom, dad and teacher, and most importantly, from himself, Jacob learns to love himself and his dress.

Julián is a Mermaid

Love, Jessica
Call Number: xz

Pre-K and up: A simply gorgeous picture book about identity, imagination, and the importance of loving acceptance. On a routine subway ride with his grandmother, Julián sees three women dressed up as mermaids. He then decides/discovers that he is a mermaid and with the help of his imagination (and his grandmother) he becomes one.

King & King

Haan, Linda de, 1965-
Call Number: xz
“It is time for the prince to choose a princess and get married!” decides the Queen. But what if the prince isn't interested in princesses? The prince meets Prince Lee and they live happily ever after.

King & King & Family

Haan, Linda de, 1965-
Call Number: xz
King Bertie and King Lee head out to the jungle on their honeymoon. They observe many different animals with their babies and wish for one of their own. When they return home to their kingdom, they find a surprise stowaway who makes their dreams come true!

Molly's Family

Garden, Nancy.
Call Number: xz
Molly is so excited for open school night and draws a picture of her family to decorate her classroom. But Molly's classmate sees and it and says you can't have two mommies. Molly is sad and confused. No one else has two mommies; what should she do? In this heartwarming story, a supportive teacher and two wonderful mommies teach Molly all about different types of families.

Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress

Baldacchino, Christine, 1977-
Call Number: xz
Morris is a little boy who loves using his imagination. But most of all, Morris loves wearing the tangerine dress in his classroom’s dress-up center. The children in Morris’s class don’t understand and taunt him that dresses are for girls. Morris bravely teaches the children that being yourself is the best adventure of all.

My Princess Boy

Kilodavis, Cheryl.
Call Number: xz
A beautiful story of acceptance written by the mother of a "princess boy:" A boy who loves to dance, wear dresses, loves the color pink and to wear sparkly things. The end challenges the reader to love everyone for who they are.

Not All Princesses Dress in Pink

Yolen, Jane.
Call Number: xz
Princesses can fix things with power tools, play sports, dig in the dirt, and get muddy in the rain in this non-gender conforming book.

One of a Kind Like Me = Unico Como Yo

Mayeno, Laurin,
Call Number: S xz

The Only Boy in Ballet Class

Gruska, Denise Eliana.
Call Number: xz
Tucker Dohr cannot stop dancing ballet! He practices his spins and jetes and can't wait until ballet class in the afternoon. He hates being teased by some boys playing football but he just can't seem to stop dancing. And the other boys may learn a thing or two by the time Tucker is through!

Pinky and Rex and the Bully

Howe, James, 1946-
Call Number: xz IR Ed.a
When Pinky is called a "sissy" and a "girl" for liking all things pink, he sadly decides to give up all his pink possessions. With help from a friend and his elderly neighbor, Pinky learns to stand up for himself against the local bully.

The Princess Knight

Funke, Cornelia Caroline.
Call Number: xz
Princess Violetta, raised by her father after her mother passes away, is raised just like her brothers: to ride a horse, wear armor, and yield a sword. But when time comes for her marriage, Violetta has her own plans in this delightful story with a twist.

The Sissy Duckling

Fierstein, Harvey, 1954-
Call Number: xz
Elmer is not like the other boy ducklings. He would rather bake a cake than throw a ball. He gets teased by his classmates and his father doesn't understand him either. But when his father is in danger, the other ducklings learn just how special Elmer is and Elmer embraces his "sissy" nature!

Sparkle Boy

Newman, Leslea,
Call Number: xz

Casey loves all the sparkly things his older sister Jessie does to her consternation, but is it isn’t until he is mocked by outsiders for his glittery look that she realizes that anyone can shine however they want.


A Tale of Two Daddies

Oelschlager, Vanita.
Call Number: xz

A Tale of Two Mommies

Oelschlager, Vanita.
Call Number: xz

Each book has the child of two mommies or two daddies answer questions from an inquisitive friend. "Who's your mom for riding a bike? And who's your mom for flying a kite?" "Which dad helps when your team needs a coach? Which dad cooks you eggs and toast?" Both children outline the roles each parent plays for them and ends with stating that both daddies and both mommies love them very much.

And Tango Makes Three

Richardson, Justin, 1963-
Call Number: xz
A beautiful true story of two male penguins who fall in love. When Roy and Silo realize they don't have babies like other penguins, the zookeeper makes their dreams come true with baby penguin Tango!

This Day in June

Pitman, Gayle E.
Call Number: xz
An energetic, cheerful and animated look at a Pride parade, celebrating the beauty of community spirit and participation. Includes a reading guide explaining key terms and a note for parents and caregivers.

This is My Family: A First Look at Same-Sex Parents

Thomas, Pat, 1959-
Call Number: xz

A fact based story for children of same sex parents that celebrates diversity and the beauty of all families.

Uncle Bobby's Wedding

Brannen, Sarah S.
Call Number: xz
Chloe is worried about her favorite Uncle Bobby's upcoming wedding. Will he still have time for her and all their fun adventures? Uncle Bobby convinces Chloe how great it will be to have an Uncle Jamie too!

What makes a baby : a book for every kind of family and every kind of kid

Silverberg, Cory,
Call Number: x 612.4 S587-1

Who's in My Family? All About Our Families

Harris, Robie H.
Call Number: xz
A sister and brother from a mixed race family learn that families come in all different types, including some with two mommies, two daddies, uncles, aunts, grandparents and more!

The Worst Princess

Kemp, Anna.
Call Number: xz
Princess Sue cannot wait to be rescued and start her royal life. But when the prince rides up to save her and just wants to put her back in a tower, Princess Sue decides to take matters in her own hands! A delightful twist on the traditional "happily ever after."