Best LGBT Books for Children

LGBT Books for Children provide representation and validation to those who might otherwise feel invisible or alone.

By introducing children to these stories, we can help promote empathy, understanding and acceptance of all people, regardless of their identity.

These books can be used as tools for educators, parents and caregivers to teach children about inclusivity, love and equality, making them a valuable addition to any child’s library.

For more reading ideas, visit our extensive list of childrens books for kids!

LGBT (Lesbian, Gay) Picture Books for Children

If you haven’t already started talking to your children about all different kinds of families, LGBT books for children are a terrific way to start the conversation.

Children’s books that represent diverse families and identities are important in helping young readers develop a strong sense of self and understanding of the world around them.

For families with LGBTQ+ parents or children, it can be especially difficult to find literature that accurately reflects their experiences and these books allow them to see themselves represented.

LGBT Reading 

In our house, we talk about the fact that some families have two mom while other families have two dads. These LGBT picture books are a terrific place to start.

I have to admit, I felt pure joy when the Supreme Court announced its decision requiring all states to allow gay couples to marry no matter where they live.

You can find these best LGBT books for children at your local library or purchase through the affiliate links provided for your convenience.



  1. Kelly-Marie says:

    What great books, Josh is only 4 but he already knows tat some people have one parent, two daddies or two mummies and he seems so relaxed about it because I have always explained that some people have different families.

    1. I was talking to my dad about this… and he was saying when we were growing up the key message was fairness. Today’s generation — the key message is tolerance. I think he’s right… and a wonderful trend I hope continues 😀

  2. I work as a school counseling coordinator for a large school division. I purchased some of these books for our elementary school counselors already. Glad to see that there are more I need to check out. Thanks for posting!

    1. I’m thrilled to see a school counselor being proactive who already has some of these! 😀

  3. I love these books; but it’s odd that most of them have a female child as the protagonist! Not that that’s necessarily a bad thing (most children’s books have male protagonists, so maybe this is a deliberate attempt by the LGTBQI community to rectify that, in which case, good for them!) but it just struck me as odd.

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