PEOPLE’s Top Picks for LGBTQ+ Kids Books This Pride Month

Pride Month is the perfect opportunity to introduce young readers to inclusive LGBTQ+ stories that celebrate diversity and acceptance. From picture books to middle grade novels, there are plenty of options to choose from. Here are PEOPLE’s top picks for the best LGBTQ+ kids books to read this June.

‘How Lucky Am I?’ by Scott and Mark Hoying

Written by Pentatonix co-founder Scott Hoying and his husband Mark, this sweet picture book emphasizes the importance of family. Fans of the band will be thrilled to find an original song link included in the book.

‘Harper Becomes a Big Sister’ by Seamus Kirst

Follow Harper as she navigates her changing family dynamic when her Dad and Daddy adopt another baby. This heartwarming story explores the concept of family and acceptance.

‘The ABCS of Queer History’ by Dr. Seema Yasmin

Learn about important queer figures throughout history in this enlightening picture book. From James Baldwin to Sally Ride, this book educates and entertains with vibrant illustrations.

‘My Family, Your Family!’ by Kathryn Cole

Celebrate the diversity of families in this simple yet powerful picture book. From two-parent households to grandparents to families with two moms or dads, this story highlights the many ways families can be formed.

‘And Tango Makes Three’ by Justin Richardson

Join two male penguins as they welcome a child of their own in this heartwarming bestseller. This beloved book teaches readers of all ages about love and acceptance.

‘Glenn Burke, Game Changer’ by Phil Bildner

Discover the inspiring story of Glenn Burke, the first MLB star to come out as gay. This biography introduces young readers to an icon who broke boundaries in baseball.

‘Saturday is Pancake Day’ by Bernadette Green

Start your weekend with this sweet picture book about family and pancakes. Perfect for a cozy morning read.

‘Melissa’ by Alex Gino

Follow Melissa’s journey to self-discovery in this acclaimed middle grade novel. A story of identity and acceptance.

‘The Insiders’ by Mark Oshiro

Embark on a magical adventure with Héctor as he navigates friendship and identity. This novel is full of heart and wonder.

‘This Is Our Rainbow’ edited by Katherine Locke and Nicole Melleby

Explore a diverse collection of LGBTQ+ stories in this anthology for middle grade readers. From realistic fiction to fantasy, these stories celebrate the LGBTQ+ community.

‘The Deep and Dark Blue’ by Niki Smith

Join twins on a magical quest in this gripping graphic novel. A tale of bravery and self-discovery.

‘The Best At It’ by Maulik Pancholy

Follow Rahul as he navigates seventh grade and discovers what it means to be the best version of himself. A relatable and heartwarming read.

‘Antonio’s Card’ by Rigoberto Gonzalez

Join Antonio as he expresses his love for his mother and her partner in this touching children’s book. Available in Spanish as well.

‘Butterflies for Dada’ by Paige Luisa

Experience a story of love and loss as Mazzy copes with grief with the help of her family. A poignant tale for young readers.