Actor and new york times bestselling author alan cumming and artist grant Shaffer imagine what their dogs do when they’re not around—and it’s no surprise that the dogs aspire to lead lives as action-packed and glamorous as their dads’!Honey and Leon are rescue mutts who love their dads very much.
Honey & Leon Take the High RoadRandom House Books for Young Readers #ad - All is going according to plan. Until honey becomes besotted with a charming scottish dog named coll! Can Leon manage to keep their dads out of trouble on his own while Honey is gallivanting with her new beau? Actor Alan Cumming and artist Grant Shaffer bring to life the imagined secret identities of the two dogs they once owned.
Hilarious, sassy dialogue and wild escapades make this an unmissable read-aloud, perfect for families who love to put on a show! Alan cumming and Grant Shaffer's world-traveling dogs are back. And off to scotland! when honey falls in love with a handsome scottish pup, will leon be able to protect their dads on his own?Honey and Leon have done a very good job of keeping their dads safe--but now the dads have decided to travel again! So the two loyal dogs pack up their disguises and secretly follow them all the way to Europe on a Scottish Highland adventure.
Not My Father's Son: A MemoirDey Street Books #ad - New york times bestseller“equal parts memoir, whodunnit, and manual for living. His success masks a painful childhood growing up under the heavy rule of an emotionally and physically abusive father—a relationship that tormented him long into adulthood. When television producers in the UK approached him to appear on a popular celebrity genealogy show in 2010, Alan enthusiastically agreed.
. At times suspenseful, deeply moving, and wickedly funny, Not My Father’s Son will make readers laugh even as it breaks their hearts. A beautifully written, honest look at the forces of blood and bone that make us who we are, and how we make ourselves. Neil gaimanin his unique and engaging voice, the acclaimed actor of stage and screen shares the emotional story of his complicated relationship with his father and the deeply buried family secrets that shaped his life and career.
Not My Father's Son: A Memoir #ad - A beloved star of stage, television, and film—“one of the most fun people in show business” Time magazine—Alan Cumming is a successful artist whose diversity and fearlessness is unparalleled. But as the truth of his family ancestors revealed itself, Alan learned far more than he bargained for about himself, his past, and his own father.
With ribald humor, television, wit, alan seamlessly moves back and forth in time, and incredible insight, integrating stories from his childhood in Scotland and his experiences today as a film, and theater star. Dey street Books.
Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow FlagRandom House Books for Young Readers #ad - Award-winning author rob sanders's stirring text, and acclaimed illustrator Steven Salerno's evocative images, combine to tell this remarkable - and undertold - story. Recommended for all collections. School library journal "a biography LGBTQ rights activists and allies can proudly share with children. An amazon best children's book of the year selection celebrate the 40th anniversary of the rainbow pride Flag with the very first picture book to tell its remarkable and inspiring history!In this deeply moving and empowering true story, young readers will trace the life of the Gay Pride Flag, from its beginnings in 1978 with social activist Harvey Milk and designer Gilbert Baker to its spanning of the globe and its role in today's world.
. We’re thrilled that more young people will learn the story behind the original rainbow flag. Amit paley, trevor project CEO and Executive Director Dey street Books. Shelf awareness, starred review "An uplifting introduction to the symbol of the Rainbow Flag. There is value here. Booklist "pride: the story of harvey milk and the rainbow Flag beautifully tells the history of both Uncle Harvey's dream and his collaboration with Gilbert Baker to create a global symbol of equality and inclusion.
Julián Is a MermaidCandlewick #ad - But what will abuela think about the mess he makes — and even more importantly, what will she think about how Julián sees himself? Mesmerizing and full of heart, Jessica Love’s author-illustrator debut is a jubilant picture of self-love and a radiant celebration of individuality. Their hair billows in brilliant hues, their dresses end in fishtails, and their joy fills the train car.
When julián gets home, daydreaming of the magic he’s seen, all he can think about is dressing up just like the ladies in his own fabulous mermaid costume: a butter-yellow curtain for his tail, the fronds of a potted fern for his headdress. A gem of a debut, love, julián is a Mermaid is a beautifully illustrated celebration of individuality, and acceptance.
Julián Is a Mermaid #ad - Seira wilson, amazon editorin an exuberant picture book, a glimpse of costumed mermaids leaves one boy flooded with wonder and ready to dazzle the world. While riding the subway home from the pool with his abuela one day, Julián notices three women spectacularly dressed up. Dey street Books.
You Gotta Get Bigger Dreams: My Life in Stories and PicturesRizzoli Ex Libris #ad - Described by the new york times as “a bawdy countercultural sprite” and named one of the most fun people in show business by Time magazine, as well as a New York Times best-selling author whose real-life vivacity, Alan Cumming is a genuine quadruple threat—an internationally acclaimed, television, and charm shine through every page of his third book, wit, and film, award-winning star of stage, You Gotta Get Bigger Dreams.
A magical concoction of the mischievous, tender, whimsical, and debauched real-life adventures of Alan Cumming, told in his own words and pictures. Dey street Books. From an awkward bonding session with elizabeth taylor to poignant stories about his family and friends to some harsh words of wisdom imparted by Oprah that make up the title of this collection, You Gotta Get Bigger Dreams is as eclectic, enchanting, and alive as its author.
You Gotta Get Bigger Dreams: My Life in Stories and Pictures #ad - Rizzoli International Publications. In these forty-five picture essays, misadventures, Cumming recounts his real-life adventures and often, illustrated by his own equally entertaining photographs.
Pink Is for BoysRunning Press Kids #ad - Pink is for boys. Parents and kids will delight in Robb Pearlman's sweet, simple script, as well as its powerful message: life is not color-coded. Vibrant illustrations help children learn and identify the myriad colors that surround them every day, to the green of a grassy field, from the orange of a popsicle, all the way up to the wonder of a multicolored rainbow.
. Featuring a diverse group of relatable characters, whether it's racing cars and playing baseball, Pink Is for Boys invites and encourages girls and boys to enjoy what they love to do, or loving unicorns and dressing up. An empowering and educational picture book that proves colors are for everyone, regardless of gender.
Pink Is for Boys #ad - And girls. Dey street Books. And everyone! this timely and beautiful picture book rethinks and reframes the stereotypical blue/pink gender binary and empowers kids-and their grown-ups-to express themselves in every color of the rainbow. Rizzoli International Publications.
From the Stars in the Sky to the Fish in the SeaArsenal Pulp Press #ad - But they find comfort in the loving arms of their mother, who always offers them the same loving refrain: “whatever you dream of / i believe you can be / from the stars in the sky to the fish in the sea. In this captivating, and the acceptance of the differences between us, beautifully imagined picture book about gender, identity, Miu Lan faces many questions about who they are and who they may be.
. Her first poetry book, a Place Called No Homeland, was published in 2017. Kai yun ching is a community-based organizer, educator, and illustrator in Montreal. Wai-yant li is a ceramics artist and illustrator in Montreal. And miu lan is not just any child, but one who can change into any shape they can imagine.
From the Stars in the Sky to the Fish in the Sea #ad - Dey street Books. The only problem is they can’t decide what to be: a boy or a girl? A birdor a fish? A flower or a shooting star? At school, though, they must endure inquisitive looks and difficult questions from the other children, and they have trouble finding friends who will accept them for who they are.
In the magical time between night and day, when both the sun and the moon are in the sky, a child is born in a little blue house on a hill. But one thing’s for sure: no matter what this child becomes, their mother will love them just the same. Kai cheng thom is a writer, performance artist, and psychotherapist in Toronto.
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My Two Moms and MeDoubleday Books for Young Readers #ad - Celebrate pride every day with this adorable board book for the babies and toddlers of lesbian mothers, featuring a variety of diverse, loving families with two moms. Families with same-sex parents are celebrated in this board book that follows busy moms and their kids throughout their day—eating breakfast, heading to the pool for a swim, going on a playdate, and settling back in at night with a bedtime story and a good-night lullaby.
Rizzoli International Publications. Lgbtq+ parents and their friends and families will welcome this inclusive and cheerful book that reflects their own lives and family makeup. With artwork by acclaimed fashion illustrator Izak Zenou, humorous, this is a stylish, smart, family-focused book that will have babies and their two moms giggling as they enjoy it together.
My Two Moms and Me #ad - It's an ideal baby-shower and first-birthday gift. And look for its companion board book, My Two Dads and Me. Will undoubtedly be scooped up by families seeking queer representation in board books. Kirkus Dey street Books.
And Tango Makes Three Classic Board BooksLittle Simon #ad - The heartwarming true story of two penguins who create a nontraditional family is now available in a sturdy board book edition. At the penguin house at the central Park Zoo, two penguins named Roy and Silo were a little bit different from the others. Little Simon. In time for the tenth anniversary of And Tango Makes Three, this Classic Board Book edition is the perfect size for small hands.
Dey street Books. Rizzoli International Publications. And with the help of a kindly zookeeper, Roy and Silo got the chance to welcome a baby penguin of their very own. But their desire for a family was the same.
When You Look Out the Window: How Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin Built a CommunityMagination Press #ad - From the reading guide:phyllis lyon and Del Martin were one of San Francisco’s most well-known and politically active lesbian couples. When you look out the window tells the story of Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin, one of San Francisco's most well-known and politically active lesbian couples. And they may not be aware of the ways in which LGBTQ people have been oppressed, and what they did to fight back against it.
They may not know that major discoveries and contributions to the fields of science, mathematics, and technology were made by LGBTQ people. However, anyone who wants to learn about LGBTQ history and culture will probably have to search for that information on their own. The house they shared for 53 years—and where Phyllis still lives today—located at the top of Castro Street, has a big picture window that overlooks the entire city.
When You Look Out the Window: How Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin Built a Community #ad - Each of the landmarks described in the story is part of the view from their house. Little Simon. They may not have realized that some of the authors whose works they read or whose works were read to them were LGBTQ. Rizzoli International Publications. Dey street Books. Phyllis and del left their mark on each of these sites, and they are described below.
Includes a reading guide that provides helpful historical context, Caregivers, and a Note to Parents, and Educators about the importance of teaching LGBTQ history and culture to children.