Introducing Teddy: A Gentle Story About Gender and Friendship
Authored by Jessica Walton, illustrated by Dougal MacPherson
This sensitively written book about a transgender teddy bear is done with just the right hand to introduce the idea of gender identity and transition to very young kids, for whom less may be more.
Recommended for ages 3 and older
Quality: 5 out of 5
Bloomsbury Children’s Books, 2016

Looking for a way to celebrate and honor Pride Month with your young kid? From books with main characters who are LGBTQ or still figuring out their sexual orientations to stories of straight kids or teens with gay friends or parents, these books portray many aspects of the LGBTQ experience for kids as young as 3. Many of these books have been published within the last few years, a happy indication that more and more families are celebrating diversity in gender and sexual identity.

For more books for kids and teens about the LBGTQ experience, check out the full list at Common Sense Media.