Read With Pride! Picture Books

Celebrate Pride month with these great reads for families.

The rainbow parade

Neilson, Emily, author, illustrator.


A girl recounts her first time marching with her two moms at a Pride Parade.

If you're a drag queen and you know it

Lil Miss Hot Mess, author.


Drag queens sing verses of this popular song that encourages everyone to express their fabulousness by singing, posing, and twirling along.

Grandad's camper

Woodgate, Harry, author, illustrator.

jE Woodgate

A child who enjoys Grandad's stories of his travels and adventures with Gramps persuades him to fix up their old camper and take another trip, in honor of Gramps.

Mama and Mommy and me in the middle

LaCour, Nina, author.

jE Lacour

When her mother goes on a business trip, a little girl, who loves to sit between Mama and Mommy at the table, misses her a lot and feels empty until Mommy finally comes home, filling the void with love.

Our subway baby

Mercurio, Peter, author.

jE Mercurio

"Written in direct address to the author's son Kevin, this is the moving and poignant true story about how one baby was adopted after being found on a New York City subway platform"-- Provided by publisher.

Princess Puffybottom... and Darryl

Nielsen-Fernlund, Susin, 1964- author.

jE Nielsen-Fernlund

Princess Puffybottom has the perfect life -- her subjects serve her delicious meals, clean up her "delicate matters" and wait on her hand and foot. Life is good ...until Darryl arrives. Princess Puffybottom thinks he's disgusting, horrid and a true animal. Though she tries everything in her power to banish him (including hypnosis, trickery and even sabotage), it looks like this puppy is here to stay. Can Princess P. and Darryl find a way to co-exist?--

Bathe the cat

McGinty, Alice B., 1963- author.

jE McGinty

Dad has posted a list of chores for the family to do before grandma comes, including bathing the cat; but the cat does not want a bath, so she mixes up the instructions, and soon the family is mowing the floor, vacuuming the lawn, mopping the baby--and the house is in chaos.

Two grooms on a cake : the story of America's first gay wedding

Sanders, Rob, 1958- author.

jE Sanders

Two wedding cake toppers tell the love story of the men they represent, Michael McConnell and Jake Baker, and their difficult journey to become the first married gay couple in the United States.

Mr. Watson's chickens

Dapier, Jarrett, author.

jE Dapier

Mr. Watson loves his three chickens, and every morning he and Mr. Nelson count them; but when they start to multiply, his house and tiny yard are soon overrun, and the noise and mess are driving Mr. Nelson crazy--so the couple set out to find a new home for the chickens.

Plenty of hugs

Manushkin, Fran, author.

jE Manushkin

Illustrations and gently rhyming text follow two mothers and their toddler on a sunny day.

Harriet gets carried away

Sima, Jessie, author, illustrator.

jE Sima

While shopping with her two dads for supplies for her birthday party, Harriet, who is wearing a penguin costume, is carried away by a waddle of penguins and must hatch a plan in order to get herself back to the store in the city.--Provided by Publisher.


Ford, Ronald Martin, Jr., author.

jE Ford

"A transgender boy prepares for the first day of school and introduces himself to his family and friends for the first time"--

What are your words? : a book about pronouns

Locke, Katherine, author.

jE Locke

Ari knows a lot of words for neighbors, including the pronouns each prefers, and with help from Uncle Lior, who always asks "What are your words," figures out which pronouns--and other words--fit best today.