covers of some of the best children's books about LGBT families

Some of the best children’s books about LGBT families

Talking about same-sex relationships and families with kids can sometimes be tricky, but these children's books about LGBT families can help with starting the conversation. 

Children today are growing up in an increasingly diverse world. Which means that they will make friends with kids who may be a little different to them. These friends might come from a different culture or country. Or they might have a different family to theirs, living with just one parent instead of two. Or their friend might have two mums or two dads, instead of a mum and dad. 

The challenge for parents is in teaching our kids to accept and respect differences in people. So we need to talk about the fact that everyone different and that's okay. ​

These children's books about LGBT families can help with talking about same-sex relationships and families. 

Many of the sex education books for teenagers and puberty books will also talk about same-sex attraction and relationships.  There are quite a few good children's books about diversity and inclusion too, that will help with emphasising that everyone is different in some way (and that's okay)

You will only find books in this list that are readily available at bookshops today. 

You can find more books about different topics in the main list of Sex Education Books for Children

And if you find this list a little overwhelming, you might want to look at the age-appropriate list of sex education books.

NOTE: Before passing any book to your child or reading the book with your child, you should read it yourself first. I might think it is a great book for a certain age child or that the information is valuable, but you may disagree. You need to choose books that reflect your values and the messages you want your child to receive.

Sex education books about LGBT families and same-sex relationships

Love is Love by Michael Genhart
Love is Love by Michael Genhart is a book for young children who face discrimination because they have parents of the[...]
King and King by Linda de Haan
King and King by Linda de Haan is a lovely story about same-sex relationships ie the fact that you may[...]
Everybody Has Those Thoughts. So It Doesn’t Mean You’re Gay by Christian YoungMiller
Everybody Has Those Thoughts. So It Doesn’t Mean You’re Gay by Christian YoungMiller is a book for tweens and teens[...]
Enid and her Two Mum’s by Jessica Skogstad
Enid and her Two Mum's by Jessica Skogstad is a book that addresses diversity, same-sex relationships and families. This one[...]
Mummy Never Told Me by Babette Cole
Mummy Never Told Me by Babette Cole is a fantastic book for talking about many of the little things that[...]
Sex is a Funny Word by Cory Silverberg
Sex is a Funny Word by Cory Silverberg is a book about sexuality. that is all the other things that[...]
And Tango Makes Three by Peter Parnell and Justin Richardson
And Tango Makes Three by Peter Parnell and Justin Richardson is a lovely book that addresses diversity and explains that[...]

These are some of the many children's books about LGBT families that have been written. As I find more, I will add them to this list. They are all really good books that kids can read to find reliable and accurate information about love, sex and relationships. Plus they will help prepare you too!

If you have looked at these children's books about LGBT families, you may also be interested in books on other topics too. You can find many of them listed in my book review site.

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