Books in primary schools

This Day In June - BDSM

The following picture books are being used in UK primary schools. For other similar books, see Educate and Celebrate’s Pride Book Collection.

This Day in June

Age: 4-8 years

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June.. Parade starts soon.. Rainbow arches.. Joyful marches! In a wildly whimsical, validating, and ​exuberant refection of the LGBT+ community, This Day In June welcomes readers to experience a Pride ​celebration and share in a day when we are all united.

10,000 Dresses

In her dreams, Bailey is a young girl. Every night she dreams about magical dresses. Unfortunately, when Bailey wakes up, nobody wants to hear about her beautiful dreams. This is because Bailey is a boy and shouldn’t be thinking about dresses at all. Then Bailey meets an older girl who is touched and inspired by Bailey’s dreams and courage. Eventually they start making dresses together that represent Bailey’s dreams coming to life.

My Princess Boy

Age: Year 6

This book is used as part of the No Outsiders programme.

Dyson loves the colour pink and sparkly things. Sometimes he wears dresses and sometimes he wears jeans. He likes to wear his princess tiara, even when climbing trees. He’s a Princess Boy, and his family loves him exactly the way he is. This is a story about love and acceptance.

Daddy’s Roommate

A young boy describes his divorced father and his gay roommate.

King and King

A story about two kings who get married. This book is used as part of the No Outsiders programme.

Mommy, Mama and ME

Age: Toddler

This book is used as part of the No Outsiders programme.

This board book shows a toddler spending the day with its mommies. 

Heather Has Two Mommies

Heather’s favorite number is two. She has two arms, two legs, and two pets. And she also has two mommies. When Heather goes to school for the first time, someone asks her about her daddy, but Heather doesn’t have a daddy. Then something interesting happens. When Heather and her classmates all draw pictures of their families, not one drawing is the same. It doesn’t matter who makes up a family, the teacher says, because “the most important thing about a family is that all the people in it love one another.” 

And Tango Makes Three

Age: Year 5

This book is used as part of the No Outsiders programme.

Roy and Silo are just like the other penguin couples at the zoo – they bow to each other, walk together and swim together. But Roy and Silo are a little bit different – they’re both boys.

Then, one day, when Mr Gramzay the zookeeper finds them trying to hatch a stone, he realises that it may be time for Roy and Silo to become parents for real.

Julian Is a Mermaid

This book is used as part of the No Outsiders programme.

While riding the subway home with his Nana one day, Julian notices three women spectacularly dressed up. Their hair billows in brilliant hues, their dresses end in fishtails, and their joy fills the train carriage. When Julian gets home, daydreaming of the magic he’s seen, all he can think about is dressing up just like the ladies and making his own fabulous mermaid costume. But what will Nana think about the mess he makes – and even more importantly – what will she think about how Julian sees himself?

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