LGBTQ+ Book Recommendations for Children and Young Adults

Since the girls were little I have always tried to offer them a diverse selection of books, so as part of Pride Month I’ve put together a few of our favourite recommendations for children and young adults – let me know if you’ve read them!

Have Pride by Stella Caldwell – this is the inspirational history of the international LGBTQ+ movement including the struggles and successes around the world. The book includes significant LGBTQ+ historical figures as well as the modern-day community too.

Julian at the Wedding by Jessica Love – the sequel to the gorgeous Julian is a Mermaid. Another utterly stunning book with the most beautiful illustrations, all about acceptance and celebration of who you are!


The Pirate Mums – author Jodie Lancet-Grant and Lydia Corry. Billy has two pirates for mums. He wishes his family could be more like everyone else’s….that is until a swashbuckling adventure changes everything! ⁠One of Violet & Pearl’s favourites.


Me, Mummy and Mum by Gemma Denham – A story loved in our household as our names are also Mummy and Mum. We often read the story but change the child’s name to Violet or Pearl. Such a lovely down to earth story every day story with two mums everyone can relate to.


Wild by Annette Demetriou and Dawn White – this book isn’t specifically LGBTQ but it resonated for me as it’s a great way to open up conversations with children to explain they don’t have to follow the pack and to give them the confidence to do the right thing and stay true to who they really are.


Elmer and the Rainbow by David KcKee – the Elmer books are classic and have resonated with the LGBTQ+ community for years as they tell stories of inclusivity, acceptance and celebration of everyone’s true colours!


Let me know your favourite book at the moment?


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