"My Mommy and Daddy got a divorce last year. Now there's somebody new at Daddy's house. Daddy and his roommate Frank live together." A young boy adjusts to a new family form and learns that 'gay' is just another type of love.
The Princesses Have a Ball
Once upon a time, not so long ago, there were twelve tall princesses all in a row. Every night they wore out their shoes. But where did they go? What did they do?
The king wonders what his daughters are up to at night - why aren't they dreaming of princes? But with the help of a clever cobbler, the perfect shoes, and a very special ball, the princesses soon make their own dreams come true.
Mom and Mum Are Getting Married
When Rosie finds out that her two mothers are planning to get married, she has only one worry…will she get to be a flower girl? A joyful celebration of love and family in a changing world.
The Boy Who Cried Fabulous
With so many fabulous things to see and do, Roger finds it difficult to arrive anywhere on time. But when he is late for school (again!), his parents respond by banning the word "Fabulous" from Roger's vocabulary. Using his own creative style, the irrepressible boy finds another way to express himself. And the outcome is…marvellous, glorious, simply divine!
Priscilla and the Pink Planet
Everything in Priscilla's world is pink. But when everything is the same colour it all starts to look the same. Priscilla meets the Pink Planet's Great Queen of Pink and tries to convince her that everything is much more beautiful when there is a variety of colours. A fun book about difference.
And Tango Makes Three
This is the true story of Roy and Silo, two male penguins who live in Central Park Zoo who've been in a committed relationship for nearly seven years. They try their darnedest to hatch a rock. When sympathetic zookeepers realise what the couple's trying to do, they get an abandoned egg from a female penguin, which Roy and Silo promptly adopt, hatch and raise as their own. That's Tango, of course.
Oliver Button Is a Sissy
Everyone calls Oliver a sissy, because he likes to do all the things that boys aren't supposed to do. His dad tells him to stop being such sissy and go out and play sports. So he thinks about the kind of exercise he wants to do and, with the help of his Mum, decides to become a dancer and perform in a talent show. But what will the other kids think?
It's Okay to be Different
Children can sometimes grow up having the problems of low self-esteem and feeling uncomfortable in expressing their individuality. But through the use of colourful pictures, this book shows that it is precisely such individual differences which make each person so unique and valuable.
The Sissy Duckling
Elmer is not like the other boy ducklings. While they like to build forts, he loves to bake cakes. While they like to play baseball, he wants to put on the halftime show. Elmer is a great big sissy. But when his father is wounded by a hunter's shot, Elmer proves that the biggest sissy can also be the greatest hero.
Uncle Bobby's Wedding
Sarah S. Brannen
Chloe the guinea pig loves her favourite Uncle Bobby. But when she learns that he is going to marry Jamie she get worried that they won't spend as much time together. But when the grooms to be ask her to be a flower girl at the wedding she know that she will always be close to her Uncle.
"Everybody says you and Colin were kissing."
"What? That's ridiculous!"
"For heaven's sake, Joe, if you and Colin want to kiss, you have every right to."
"We did not kiss," I told her.
Addie shrugged. "Whatever."
What was it with my friends?
Also out in paperback, the companion book The Misfits, which inspired National No Name-Calling week. Also £4.99 Ages 9-13.
'Something Else' is a funny looking little blue creature. He tries to be like the other animals. But everything he does shows how different he is. Then 'Something', a blond fella with a snout, turns up and wants to be friends. But 'Something Else' isn't sure he's at all like him. Enchantingly original.
Who's in a Family?
Who's in a family? The people who love you the most! Chances are, your family is like no one else's - and that's just fine. Illustrates different family structures, cultures and references examples from the animal kingdom.
The Daddy Machine
A delightful story about a young brother and sister who are given a special construction set by their two mothers. So what do they do? They build a machine that makes daddies. But they can't turn it off and soon there are daddies everywhere!
Picnic in the Park
J. Griffiths & T. Pearce
A charming picture book for children which shows that families are diverse and come in all shapes and sizes. Jason is going to have a picnic in the park for his fifth birthday. Amy and Stuart are there with their foster parents and Amber is there too with her two mummies and what's more…they've all bought presents!
When nausea grips intrepid Spacegirl on the day of a mission to the stars she is lucky to have two mummies to help her out, but soon - yes - everyone is going "Bleurgh!" Will there be enough buckets? Will her mission be cancelled? Will Spacegirl ever reach the stars?
If I Had a Hundred Mummies
What would it really be like to have a hundred mummies? This is a story about how the world works, concentrating on the special relationship between parents and children. With colourful pictures on every witty page, the young narrator flourishes some of her funniest, brightest, occasionally successful and frequently exhausting ideas.
A heart-warming classic children's books. William wants a doll - to hug, to feed, to tuck in, and kiss goodnight. "Don't be a creep," says his brother. "Sissy, sissy," chants the boy next door. His father buys him trains and a basketball - but not the doll that William really wants. Then one day, someone comes along who understands why William should have his doll. An enchanting and beautifully illustrated book.
The Different Dragon
A bedtime story about bedtime stories shows how the wonderful curiosity and care of a little boy, with some help from one of his willing moms, can lead to magical and unexpected places. Join Noah, and his cat Diva, on this night-time adventure and you too will leave with an unforgettable new dragon friend!
A brilliant book about bullying. Elliot was brutally picked on at his old school. Keen to make a fresh start, he is keen to reinvent himself at his new school. But soon he is singled out by a manipulative group of boys. They want him to become one of them. They offer him power and inclusion. But at what cost? Ages 9-13
Mummy Never Told Me
Open this delightful book for a sneaky peek at life's little secrets, like why do grown-ups spend so much time in the bathroom, or why Mum and Dad sometimes lock their bedroom door? A witty exploration of taboos, which opens the discussion of sex education for younger children.
King & King
The Queen decrees that it's time for the prince to marry and the search is on! Princesses come from far and wide hoping to catch his eye. Will the prince be charmed by a magic act? Tantalised by arias? Or will he simply follow his heart? Enter the jubilant world of King & King, a merry and modern tale of living happily ever after.
Also available is the follow-up book King & King & Family:It's time for King Lee and King Bertie's royal honeymoon. Hippos, crocodiles, and snakes - oh my! Little do the regal travellers know that the jungle holds much more - perhaps even the secret to fulfilling their heart's fondest wish for a family of their own. Also £12.99
Heather Has Two Mommies
Heather's favourite number is two. She has two arms, two legs, two eyes, two ears, two hands, and two feet. Heather has two pets: a ginger coloured cat named Gingersnap and a big black dog named Midnight. Heather also has two mommies: Mama Kate and Mama Jane. This classic heart-warming book is now in its 10th anniversary edition.