You Hold Me Up

Written by: Monique Gray Smith Illustrated by: Danielle Daniel For Ages: 3-6 years Language: English Topics Covered: Social-Emotional Learning, Family, Kindness, Community. Summary: This book uses the title phrase “you hold me up” to speak about kind acts loved ones do for one another.  This book is great for young children to learn acts of…

When We Were Alone

Written by: David A. Robertson Illustrated by: Julie Flett For Ages: Infant and up Language: English and Cree Topics Covered: Indigenous Voices, Residential Schools, First Nations, Summary: This tender board book explores the history of residential schooling that was inflicted upon Indigenous and First Nations people.  A young girl helps her grandmother in the garden…

My Princess Boy

Written by: Cheryl Kilodavis Illustrated by: Suzanne DeSimone For Ages: 4-8 years Language: English Topics Covered: Gender Identity, Acceptance, Self-Expression, POC-Centric Narratives, Love, Family. Summary: This book is written from the perspective of a mother, describing her Princess Boy and all of the things he loves.  This Princess Boy loves his brother, climbing trees in…

Who are you? the kid’s guide to gender identity

Written by: Brook Pessin-Whedbee Illustrated by: Naomi Bardoff For Ages: 3 years and above Language: English Topics Covered: Gender Identity, Self Expression, Acceptance. Summary: This book is written in a conversational format with the reader, letting them know that whatever they like and however they feel is ok and even celebrated!  The reader has some…

Captain Starfish

Written by: Davina Bell Illustrated by: Allison Colpoys For Ages: 4-8 years Language: English Topics Covered: Social-Emotional Learning, Anxiety, Fear, Courage. Summary:  This book is about a young boy named Alfie, who gets That Feeling when he has to do something new.  Alfie gets That Feeling when he has to participate in running races, at…

Daddy, Papa and Me

Written by: Lesléa Newman Illustrated by: Carol Thompson For Ages: infant and up Language: English Topics Covered: LGBT parenting, family, love, community. Summary: This book is a companion to Mommy, Mama, and Me.  This board book follows a young child doing all sorts of activities with their two daddies.  A wide range of fun games, activities,…

Mommy, Mama and Me

Written by: Lesléa Newman Illustrated by: Carol Thompson For Ages: infant and up Language: English Topics Covered: LGBT families Summary: This is a simple board book about all of the activities a child does with their two mothers.  A wide range of activities, this is a simple book that introduces the concept of same-sex parenting…

ABC Love

Written & Illustrated by: Christiane Engel For Ages: 5-6 years Language: English Topics Covered: Social-Emotional Development, Love, Family. Summary: This book goes through the alphabet giving different examples of how to show love to those around you. It also invites the reader to think about how they feel loved. Written and illustrated in the same…

Princess Princess Ever After

Written & Illustrated by: Katie O’Neill For Ages: 9-12 years Language: English Topics Covered: LGBT, Strong Women, POC-Centric Narratives. Summary: In this graphic novel, princess Amira comes upon princess Sadie locked in a tower.  Amira rescues Sadie, and the chemistry between them is immediately apparent.  Together the pair rescues Prince Vladric, who was put in…