Annie loves her plaid shirt and wears it everywhere. But one day her mom tells Annie that she must wear a dress to her uncle’s wedding. A…
I must share this amazing book! PEANUT GOES FOR THE GOLD by Jonathan Van Ness is about a guinea pig named Peanut who identifies as non-binary. They love banana pancakes, cartwheels, and hula-hoops. When Peanut announces they are going to become a rhythmic gymnast, everyone pitches in to help make their dream come true.
My Awesome Aunty book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. My Awesome Aunty is a children’s book that centres around a child’s fears…
I received a free copy from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.** The current publication date for Phoenix Goes to School: A Story to Support Transgender and Gender Diverse Children is July 19, 2018 4.5 stars I believe that we need more diverse reads for children, and this one did not disappoint.
I read this book to a group of first and second graders recently and they loved it! The illustrations are absolutely gorgeous and engaging, and the stI read this book to a group of first and second graders recently and they loved it!
I am so into this book! Asian-inflected magical shape-shifting genderqueer baby! Told in a quasi-folk tale style. “Once upon a time, in a little blue house on a hill on the edge of town, a baby was born. they were born when both the moon and the sun were in the sky, so the baby couldn’t decide what to be.
A copy of this novel was provided by Bloomsbury Australia & Allen and Unwin for review. Introducing Teddy was, in one word: gorgeous. I also think that everyone should read it, so here I have a nifty list just for you, detailing all the reasons why Introducing Teddy should be on your TBR.
AHHHH SO GOOD!! What i love the most is that this picture book uses explicit language when describing the protagonist as trans, which helps kids have a better understanding of gender. It also explores how being trans/nonbinary can make the subject of a new sibling can be hard for a kid who was misgendered at birth and early on in life.
This is the story of a young girl who likes to do lots of the same things as boys do and is sometimes mistaken for a boy. It’s not that she doesn’t like doing things that other girls do – sometimes she does.
Although Bunnybear was born a bear, he feels more like a bunny. He prefers bouncing in the thicket to tramping in the forest, and in his …
This book works a lot better than They She He Me: Free to Be! . It’s an alphabet book, and each letter is a rhyming couplet about a different child being active in some way — so you get to practice various pronouns, because the kid gets named in the first line (the alphabet letter) and then is referred to in the third person in the second line.
My Awesome Sister book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. My Awesome Sister is a children’s book that centres around a child whose…
Who Are You? book. Read 83 reviews from the world’s largest community for readers. What do you like? How do you feel? Who are you?This brightly illustr…
This book is weird. The first 18 pages are just series of people with pronouns — you get two 2-page-spreads of Me, 2 of He, 2 of She, 2 of They, and then one of alternating Ze and Tree.
Truth be told I indeed do find the internal messages featured in Jessica Love’s Julian is a Mermaid about being yourself, about accepting who you are and what appeals to you, while certainly important and essential, also a bit too much of having been presented over and over again in far too many recently published picture books (although yes, I also very much consider Julian’s abuela, I find his grandmother an absolute gem, especially that she does not ever verbally criticise her grandson after…more
Okay, so I found this one for a “banned book” challenge and I’ll admit, I’ve been really curious about it ever since. And my overwhelming impression – mixed feelings. Very, very mixy-feelings on it. And I honestly debated whether I should review it at all…but what is the point of GR if it isn’t to bring about discussion on difficult topics?
Early Tales of Stephie I’ve been a fan of Sophie Labelle’s online comic, ‘Assigned Male’ since I first came across it, some years agoq, a year or so into the story. While the earlier history has been hinted at in pieces, this is the first real look at her early life.
Call Me Tree is a realistic story about self-acceptance and a celebration of staying true to one’s self. I loved the the theme of this book also. This book uses metaphors to talk about how people and their characteristics are important and should not be shamed. Everyone is strong and is unique.
What happens when you don’t have a fairy godmother to grant your every wish? Jamie doesn’t. So she finds her own way to go to the ball. …
Though this book will rub some people the wrong way, it’s about acceptance. Children need unconditional love and to express themselves in ways are sometimes uncomfortable for others. I appreciate that one boy at school doesn’t accept Jacob, because that’s life!
My Awesome Brother book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. My Awesome Brother is a children’s book that centres around a child who…
Sparkle Boy book. Read 153 reviews from the world’s largest community for readers. Casey loves to play with his blocks, puzzles, and dump truck, but he a…
This is a simple little picture book with an important message. It’s timely, showing children that being inclusive is a good thing. When a little half-bird/half-bunny creature is born in the Land of This and That, they immediately identify themselves as Both.
A young boy is fascinated by his mother’s bindi in this rhyming picture-book from Canadian artist and author Vivek Shraya. Attracted to the “bright and pretty spot,” he is given a poetic explanation of what a bindi is and does, keeping one “safe and true,” and reminding the wearer of where she comes from.
This book for children about being transgender, is Wait, what? I thought this was about crayons. Yes. A blue crayon with a red label. A crayon that “presents” as red but colors blue and leaves everyone confused and baffled. I mean, no matter what Red tries to do, he colors blue.
I was excited about this book — though a little hesitant since it’s about an older sibling learning her young sibling wants to be called Jack, not Jackie, and “story told from the POV of a cis sibling/etc. of a trans person” has felt overdone for years. Spoilers: Would not recommend.
God bless this book. It’s a little teachy, but the illustrations are colorful, and the text is fairly simple. It introduces kids to concepts around gender identity, and here’s the part where I was all, “God bless this book”: See, when you were born, you couldn’t tell people who you were or how you felt.