Picture Book Highlights | Celebrate Pride Month

By Monica C. RSS Wed, June 22, 2022

Celebrate Pride month with these new picture books, where you will find stories of love, family and joy, told with humor and tenderness. And there's more — be sure to check our booklist for additional titles available at your Free Library.

Twas the night before pride by Joanna McClintick; illustrated by Juana Medina

A glittering celebration of queer families puts Pride gently in perspective--honoring those in the LBGTQ+ community who fought against injustice and inequality. Pride Day is a day that means "Together, we are strong!"

Mr. Watson's chickens by Jarrett Dapier; illustrated by Andrea Tsurumi

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.

Ebook available from Overdrive

Bathe the cat by Alice B. McGinty, illustrated by David Roberts

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.

Ebook available from Overdrive

The rainbow parade by Emily Neilson

One day in June, Mommy, Mama, and Emily take the train into the city to watch the Rainbow Parade. The three of them love how allthe people in the street are so loud, proud, and colorful, but when Mama suggests they join the parade, Emily feels nervous. Standing on the sidewalkis one thing, but walking in the parade? Surely that takes something special.

The best bed for me by Gaia Cornwall

Mama and Mommy would like Sweet Pea to settle into bed, but it's not quite time. Even though the bed is fluffy, it's not as snuggly as curling up like a pig in the mud, or as spacious as sleeping in the wide ocean like a blue whale. It's not as fun as sleeping high up in a tree like a koala, or hanging upside down like a bat. And it's definitely not as relaxing as sleeping standing up, like an emperor penguin. But after mimicking all the ways different animals rest, this little one concedes that a comfy bed, a soft pillow, and a good-night wish offer the best way to fall asleep after all.

Strong by Eric Rosswood and Rob Kearney; illustrated by Nidhi Chanani

This fictional biography follows Rob Kearney as he grows from a strong teen to a professional strongman and finds the courage to wear rainbows to the North American championship.

Tuesday is Daddy's day by Elliot Kreloff

A young girl splits her time between Mommy's house and Daddy's apartment, which he shares with his partner Harry, but when Mommy picks her up on Daddy's day the girl becomes sullen, not realizing Daddy has a wonderful surprise waiting for her at home.

Mama and Mommy and me in the middle by Nina LaCour; illustrated by Kaylani Juanita

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.

My family, your family! by Kathryn Cole; illustrated by Cornelia Li

A board book for babies about families. This book includes a diverse array of characters and celebrates gay parents, single parents, blended families, and other family groups.

My moms love me by Anna Membrino; illustrated by Joy Hwang Ruiz

Two mommies share a perfect day with their little one in this joyful picture book! From visiting animals on a farm and sharing a car ride sing-along, to a sudsy bath-time and bedtime snuggles galore, love and warmth beam out of every page.

Be sure to check our catalog and Overdrive Kids eReading Room, for these titles and many more being added!


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