It’s Okay To Be Different

It’s Okay To Be Different Written and illustrated by Todd Parr 32 Pages With few words and bold colours, this author/illustrator masterfully and playfully celebrates difference and diveristy. From the sensitive (“It’s okay to be adopted”, accompanied with an illustration of a puppy in her pouch) to the silly (“It’s okay to eat macaroni and cheese in the…

My Princess Boy

My Princess Boy Written by Cheryl Kilodavis Illustrated by Suzanne DeSimone 36 Pages Dyson is a princess boy:  he loves pink, sparkly things, dressing up and doing all things “girl.” Thankfully he has a family that loves him unconditionally, helps him feel confident in his decisions, and teaches him to believe in himself. Of course…

Worm Loves Worm

Worm Loves Worm Written by J.J Austrian Illustrated by Mike Curato 32 Pages As with many love stories, this one leads to marriage. Since they are worms and their gender is unclear, all their friends want to know is, who will wear the wedding dress? In the end they each wear parts of each other’s…

Heather Has Two Mommies

Heather Has Two Mommies

Heather Has Two Mommies Written by Leslea Newman Illustrated by Laura Cornell 32 Pages “Heather’s favourite number is two. She has two arms, two legs, two eyes, two ears, two hands, and two feet.” Most everything about Heather is like most other children around her, with one difference:  Heather has two mothers. Heather Has Two…

In Our Mothers’ House

In Our Mothers’ House Written and illustrated by Patricia Polacco 48 pages Marmee, Meema, and their three children are just like most families:  they cook, they play games, they laugh, they learn, and they celebrate the seasons of the year together. Most people in the neighbourhood love them—and how could you not – they were always…

And Tango Makes Three

And Tango Makes Three Written by Justin Richardson & Peter Parnell Illustrated by Henry Cole 32 pages Roy and Silo live at the penguin house at the Central Park Zoo in New York City. They are a little different from the other males:they are not interested in the female penguins… but in each other. Soon a zookeeper notices their…