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My 10 mth old LOVES books, so of course I started noticing that none of ours had 2 moms or 2 dads in them. I went looking for some and ended up getting 'The Family Book' by Todd Parr and 'King and King', I forget who that one is by. I liked 'The Family Book' and so did DD, not sure how I feel about 'King and King'.  Anyway, I would love to hear other peoples suggestions before I get more--it doesn't really seem like there is a lot out there, especially for baby/toddler age. I really want to find some where it isn't the main focus of the book but is more incidental seeming, but I haven't come across any so far.

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theres's:

Mommy, Mama and Me
Daddy, Papa and Me
Heather Has Two Mommies
In Our Mothers' House
And Tango Makes Three
A Tale of Two Daddies

to name a few

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The Different Dragon is a good one too.

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Mommy, Mama and Me is great (there is also Daddy, Papa and Me) but we also like Everywhere Babies--there are images of all sorts of families in there, and of nursing and of babywearing :)

 


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ooooo.... we looooovveee Everywhere Babies over here! stillheart.gif

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ooooo.... we looooovveee Everywhere Babies over here! stillheart.gif


Totally forgot about this one! We love it too.


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Thanks everyone! I had never heard of Everywhere Babies, I'm definitely going to get that one, cuz she loves books about babies. I think I'll check out Mama Mommy and Me, as well. I was kind of hesitant to get it because it's by the same woman who wrote Heather Has Two Mommies, which I'm not a fan of. I think it looks good though. It's annoying, there are so many LGBT books for YA, but hardly any for kids.

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Mommy, Mama and Me is great...and definitely meant for toddlers.  I have never liked Heather Has Two Mommies, because it never felt like it was written for children, rather, like it was written for adults who had no other choices for introducing books about same gendered moms.  


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Emma and Meesha My Boy by Kaitlyn Taylor Considine.

 

We love this one because it doesn't really foucs on the two moms, the focus is on the kitty. My kids love it as well.

 

Mama, Mommy and Me is a great book and best for babies/toddlers...BTW the author of Heather Has Two Mommies is Alyson Wonderland, the author of Mama, Mommy and Me is Leslea Newman

 

The Mommy Book by Tood Parr is cute too, Different Dragon is good, but its more tailored for my 9 yr old and my little ones never sit through it.

 

123 A Family Counting Book and ABC A Family Alphabet boook by Bobbie Coombs are great books for the young ones.

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Have you guys seen this: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1809291619/what-makes-a-baby

 

I've backed it, I'm SOOO excited to get it!!  :)


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Have you guys seen this: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1809291619/what-makes-a-baby

 

I've backed it, I'm SOOO excited to get it!!  :)



I just did too, it looks great :) Thanks for the link

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My nephews really like "and tango makes three"!
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Our children are older but they really liked Tango Makes Three when they were toddlers.

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We also liked Donovan's Big Day.

http://www.lesleakids.com/donovansbigday.html

 

Though I confess that I cried every time I read it...I'm just a huge softie when it comes to weddings.

 

Truth be told, I cried every time we read In Our Mothers' House, too.


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Monday is One Day is a simple picture book featuring families of lots of different make ups, including two dads, traditional, grandparents, adoptive, etc. The type of family is never discussed, merely depicted in the lovely illustrations.

 


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I hope this is not a hijack of the thread, but does anyone have any suggestions for older children? My 9 yr old daugher is asking why none of the books she is reading is showing same sex couples in the parents in the books or in any of the characters. I don't want to ignore this, but am scratching my head as to what to suggest. I found "Between Mom and Jo" via amazon which had good reviews, but I was wondering if there were any books where the focus isn't on the gay couple, you know, where there is another plot line, it just so happens that the character or the parents of the character are gay? Thoughts? And so sorry if this is a hijack.
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Barefoot Farmer--the website http://www.leewind.org/ has an incredibly comprehensive list of books (the left column).  You'd have to do some research to figure out which ones are age appropriate but you should be able to find a few things :)


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"Between Mom and Jo" is excellent, but also very sad... and definitely a teen read. I'm hoping you get some good suggestions-- my son is almost eight and I'd love to find some for him too.


 

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I hope this is not a hijack of the thread, but does anyone have any suggestions for older children? My 9 yr old daugher is asking why none of the books she is reading is showing same sex couples in the parents in the books or in any of the characters. I don't want to ignore this, but am scratching my head as to what to suggest. I found "Between Mom and Jo" via amazon which had good reviews, but I was wondering if there were any books where the focus isn't on the gay couple, you know, where there is another plot line, it just so happens that the character or the parents of the character are gay? Thoughts? And so sorry if this is a hijack.


 


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Thought of one! The Skull of Truth, by Bruce Coville. The main character has an uncle who he is very close to who comes out during the story and has a same-sex partner.  Not the main point of the story, which is about a talking skull, protecting the environment and other such things. I found it a bit uncomfortable to read to my son (who has two moms) because the boy's reaction is initially to feel upset and embarassed... but it all works out nicely and is probably pretty realistic (um, except for the talking skull thing).


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From the Notebooks of Melanin Sun is one for older kids, maybe like 12+. It is about a 14 year old boy who finds out his mom is gay and how he deals with it, so not really what you are looking for but it's a good book, I read it when I was 12 or so and really liked it. It's more of a coming of age book than anything.

 

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