Book Collections & Individual Books

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About the books…

We’re delighted to continue our collaboration with Gay’s the Word, the UK’s oldest, dedicated LGBTQ+ bookshop with the advice of Dr Erica Gillingham, who studied with the National Centre for Research in Children’s Literatureat University of Roehampton, on our selection of school-age books.

We are confident that the book collections give the broadest possible representation of LGBTQ+ lives and experiences. They are categorised by Early Years, Primary, Secondary (Lower an Upper) and Classics. When you order you will receive 15 books from your preferred list. If there are any particular books you would like then please specify when you order, otherwise we send what is in stock. Your book box will also contain posters and stickers to encourage your LGBTQ+ readers!

The letters next to each text give librarians, teachers and readers an idea of who is represented in the stories. The Classics List includes some of the most well-known, influential and groundbreaking texts that highlight our queer literary heritage. These books will appeal to older students reading for pleasure and those interested in Literature or Queer Studies at university. Whereas the Fiction Lists fuel the imagination and give voices to a broad range of imagined LGBT+ experiences, the Non-Fiction List provides young people of all ages with advice and information that will help them develop with confidence and awareness.

Ideas for Librarians and Teachers

  • A YA Odyssey: weekly review of a YA novel
  • Prizes for readers who read the lists
  • Prizes for book reviews – review of the week!
  • Help us promote our collections by engaging with our social media – tell us about a book you’ve loved and post on YouTube, Instagram, Twitter or Facebook. Use #queermylibrary
  • Fundraise, campaign and use social media to support us to try and get an LGBTQ+ set of books in every school in the country!
  • Use the stickers to encourage your young readers!

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A simple story, about a small creature who does his best to join in with the others. But he's different. No matter how he tries, he just doesn't belong. Then Something turns up and wants to be friends. But Something Else isn't sure he...

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This groundbreaking book, first published in 1982, is the story of two teenage girls whose friendship blossoms into love and who, despite pressures from family and school that threaten their relationship, promise to be true to each...

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Angela Katz-McNair has never felt quite right as a girl, but it's a shock to everyone when she cuts her hair short, buys some men's clothes, and announces she'd like to be called by a new name, Grady. Although Grady is happy about his...

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Mike doesn't get why people think he's boring. Sure, he doesn't have many friends. (OK, zero friends.) And everyone laughs at him when he reads his essays out loud in class. And he's never invited to parties. But one day Tschick,...

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This is the story of Jeanette, adopted and brought up by her mother as one of God's elect. Zealous and passionate, she seems seems destined for life as a missionary, but then she falls for one of her converts. At sixteen, Jeanette dec...

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Russel Middlebrook is convinced he's the only gay kid at Goodkind High School. Then his online gay chat buddy turns out to be none other than Kevin, the popular but closeted star of the school's baseball team. Soon Russel meets other ...

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It's hard enough being one half of the world's least identical twins, without both of you falling for the same guy. Jolene's turned flirting into a fine art, but Jody? Not so much. And as if a twinny love triangle wasn't messy enough ....

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Paul has been gay his whole life and he’s confident about almost everything. He doesn’t have to hide his feelings like best friend Tony or even cope with loving the wrong guy like his other best friend Joni. But heartbreak can...

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J always felt different. He was certain that eventually everyone would understand who he really was: a boy mistakenly born as a girl. Yet as he grew up, his body began to betray him; eventually J stopped praying to wake up a 'real...

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In Peters's critically acclaimed novel, she explores another neglected but important issue: the inspirational story of a transgendered teen. Luna confronts the mystery, the confusion and the struggles of gender identity in this...

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The death of legendary jazz trumpeter Joss Moody exposes an extraordinary secret. Unbeknown to all but his wife Millie, Joss was a woman living as a man. The discovery is most devastating for their adopted son, Colman, whose bewildered f...

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Seventeen-year-old Sahar has been in love with her best friend, Nasrin, since they were six. They've shared stolen kisses and romantic promises. But Iran is a dangerous place for two girls in love--Sahar and Nasrin could be beaten,...

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Joe Bunch's 8th grade English teacher has given his students an assignment to write an "alphabiography" over the course of the school year. With each letter of the alphabet representing a different chapter, Totally Joe tells the story of...

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Nicola Lancaster is spending her summer at the Siegel Institute, a hothouse of smart, intense teenagers. She soon falls in with Katrina (Manic Computer Chick), Isaac (Nice-Guy-Despite-Himself), Kevin (Inarticulate Composer) . . . and Bat...

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In the wake of her father's death, Ash is left at the mercy of her cruel stepmother. Ash isn't just a lesbian love story, a fairy tale, or even a retelling of the Cinderella tale; it's a delicious blend of these genres that combine them i...

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Find a FREE download of the original song, backing track, lyrics, actions and chords here! Rabbit enjoys doing rabbity things, but he also loves un-rabbity things! When Rabbit suddenly disappears, no one knows where he has gone. His f...

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When 10-year-old Colin’s brother is diagnosed with ​terminal leukemia, he is sent to London to live with his ​aunt and uncle. His quest to find a top cancer doc​-​tor to cure his brother turns into an adventure filled ​with humour,...

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When Pea and her sisters move house from Tenby to ​London and their mum becomes the new bestselling ​author of the Mermaid Books, everything changes. Will ​Pea be able to find a new best friend in London?...

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Alone at home, twelve-year-old Grayson Sender ​glows, immersed in beautiful thoughts and dreams. But ​at school, Grayson grasps at shadows, determined to ​fly under the radar. Because Grayson has been holding ​onto a secret for what...

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Dennis lives in a boring house in a boring street in a ​boring town. But he’s about to nd out that when ​you open your mind, life becomes anything but ​boring!...

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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...

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George says the cardboard house is his and his ​alone. It isn’t for girls, small people, twins, people ​with glasses, or people who like tunnels. But when ​he leaves the cardboard house for a little while, he ​comes back to nd that...

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Every year Gerald dreads the great Jungle Dance, ​and feels ashamed that he cannot tango and two-​step with the rest of the jungle animals. But then ​one day he realises that it doesn’t matter that he is ​different from everyone else -...

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More than anything, William wants a doll. "Don't be a creep," says his brother. "Sissy, sissy," chants the boy next door. Then one day someone really understands William's wish, and makes it easy for others to understand, too.

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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...

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'Are you a Boy or are you a Girl?' is unlike any kind of children's book you've seen before. With your help, we can talk gender creatively and with confidence, and assist parents and teachers the world over. What makes this book new is...

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It is time for Prince Henry to find someone to marry, or so his parents think. Join Henry in his fairytale kingdom where certain laws apply when its comes to choosing who you can spend your life with. A fairytale romance intended for...

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The Princess Elizabeth is slated to marry Prince Ronald when a dragon attacks the castle and kidnaps Ronald. In resourceful and humorous fashion, Elizabeth finds the dragon, outsmarts him, and rescues Ronald--who is less than pleased at ...

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Find a FREE download of the original song, backing track, lyrics, actions and chords here! 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...

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Find a FREE download of the original song, backing track, lyrics, actions and chords here! This is the story of two children, Josh and Jaz, who have been adopted by a lesbian couple. It explains how their birth mother was unable to ta...

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Donovan's two moms are getting married, and he can't wait for the celebration to begin. After all, as ringbearer, he has a very important job to do. Any boy or girl with same-sex parents—or who knows a same-sex couple—will appreciate...

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This fun and fascinating treasury features all kinds of families and their lives together. Each spread showcases one aspect of home life - from houses and holidays, to schools and pets, to feelings and family trees. Ros Asquith's humorou...

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Rhythmic text and illustrations with universal appeal show a toddler spending the day with its daddies. From hide-and-seek to dress-up, then bath time and a kiss goodnight, there's no limit to what a loving family can do together....

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Rhythmic text and illustrations with universal appeal show a toddler spending the day with its mommies. From hide-and-seek to dress-up, then bath time and a kiss goodnight, there's no limit to what a loving family can do together....

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This story is about two friends, Sue and Nick, who like different colours but are still good friends. The artwork is stunning with each artist contributing alternate pages in their own inimitable style. The deceptively simple text is...

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Sixteen year old and not so openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when on email falls into the wrong hands,his secrets at risk of being thrust into the spotlight....

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Sylvie and Carl have been best friends since forever, but as they grow older things start to change. And when Carl's new friend Paul comes onto the scene, Sylvie hardly gets to see him, Why is Carl spending so much time with Paul? And...

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Kitty's keeping secrets. like how she's struggling to cope with her mum's Illness. And how she's falling for the girl with purpley-red hair.  Starring Kitty is the first in a series about first love and friendship by much loved teen...

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Set during the the Nazi occupation ft Denmark in World War 2, this novel is based on stories that Toksvig's grandfather told her when she was growing up. l2-year-old Bamse and his friend Anton want to join the Danish Resistance Movement ...

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When Pea and her sisters move house from Tenby to London and their mum becomes the new bestselling author of the Mermaid books, everything changes. Will Pea be able to find a new best friend in London?...

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Dennis lives in a boring street,In a boring town but he's about to find out that when you open your mind, life becomes anything but boring! You'll laugh, you'll cry, and once you've met Dennis he'll live with you forever ....

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When a grouchy Queen tells her son it is time to marry, he sighs ‘very well, Mother... I must say though, I’ve never cared much for princesses’. Their search for a bride extends far and wide, but none of the eligible princesses strike...