Theme:

LGBTQ+

2024 Pride Guide cover

Pride Reading Guide 2024

At Children’s Books Ireland we champion diverse and inclusive books that best reflect the world, with characters of all genders and sexualities and families of all kinds. We believe that everyone deserves to see their story within the pages of an excellent book.

The Pride Reading Guide 2024 contains 200 LGBTQ+ inclusive stories for young readers aged 0–18.

Inis 72

Inis magazine: issue 72, July 2024

Inis is the magazine of Children's Books Ireland. Within these pages you will find features and articles on Irish and international children's books as well as in-depth reviews of new titles for children and teenagers. With its range of expert contributors, this is a key resource for teachers, writers, illustrators, librarians, parents/guardians and everyone interested in children's books.

Book Cover - Let's All Say Yes!

Let's All Say Yes

Sometimes a block might love a spot, and sometimes a spot might love another spot, and sometimes a block or a spot don’t feel they are a block or a spot at all! A fun, brightly illustrated and impactful book for younger readers. Brilliantly diverse messages portrayed in engaging visuals will allow parents to open a discussion around inclusivity with their children.

Book Cover - The Frog's Kiss

The Frog's Kiss

A reimagination of a story that is familiar to many of us, but painted in a new light with all the colours of the rainbow through words and images. Most of us are willing to do whatever we need to find love. This is demonstrated in this book through the expansive and evocative illustrations that follows our little frog on his big journey in finding love and himself.

Book Cover - Glasgow Boys

Glasgow Boys

The début novel from Margaret McDonald follows Banjo and Finlay, two boys who met in a group care home and become unlikely, yet inseparable friends. When we are first introduced to our protagonists, three years have passed since an incident caused them to break off contact with one another and they are living separate lives.

Book Cover - Homebody

Homebody

This graphic novel is a delicate, warm and thoughtful exploration of the author’s journey towards their transgender identity. Using the clever metaphor of home, Theo’s exploration of their feelings and development into their true self is done with care, kindness and beautiful honesty.

Book Cover - Pink Trucks

Pink Trucks

Stink is a young boy who is searching for a truck that is pink. In his search, he realises that there are obstacles in his way, forcing him to become resourceful using his own creativity and the help of his sister to acquire a pink truck. Stink encounters the attitudes and beliefs of others, shining a light on implied gendered ‘colour rules’ in the categorising of children’s toys in the shop.

Inis magazine - issue 71

Inis magazine: issue 71, April 2024

Inis is the magazine of Children's Books Ireland. Within these pages you will find features and articles on Irish and international children's books as well as in-depth reviews of new titles for children and teenagers. With its range of expert contributors, this is a key resource for teachers, writers, illustrators, librarians, parents/guardians and everyone interested in children's books.

Book Cover – The No-Girlfriend Rule

The No-Girlfriend Rule

This sweet and charming LGBTQIA+ coming-of-age story shows us that we can discover the most about ourselves in the unlikeliest of places, such as a weekly game of Secrets & Spells (the in-book version of Dungeons & Dragons), as in the case of high-schooler Hollis Beckwith.

Book Cover - Infinity Alchemist

Infinity Alchemist

This book is an action-packed adventure from start to finish. Bestselling author Kacen Callender creates a unique, magic-filled world adding original ideas and twists to many fantasy tropes. Our protagonist, Ash Woods, wants nothing more than to study alchemy at the prestigious Lancaster College. He crosses paths with Ramsay Thorne, an icy assistant professor who ropes Ash in on a dangerous quest for the hidden Book of Source.