We have launched a series of videos featuring LGBTQ+ friendly stories for children across Calder Valley and beyond – as part of our series of digital events for 2020. The four special stories all have an LGBTQ+ focus and have been read by friends and supporters of Happy Valley Pride.
And Tango Makes Three
The story of two male penguins, Roy and Silo, who create a family together.
Authors: Justin Richardson, Peter Parnell, Illustrator: Henry Cole. Published by Simon & Schuster.
Read by Sean Pert.
Julian is a Mermaid
An award-winning picture book about self-confidence and love.
Author: Jessica Love, Illustrator: Jessica Love. Published by Candlewick Press.
Read by Terry Logan
The wonderful story of Cliff, the crocodile who wants to wear a dress.
Author: Jeanne Willis, Illustrator: Stephanie Laberis. Published by Hodder Children’s Books.
Read by Jenny Wilson.
Mommy, Mama and Me
One of the only original board books about gay parents!
Author: Lesléa Newman, Illustrator: Carol Thompson. Published by Tricycle Press.
Read by Lisa Tregellas.
Chair Tim Whitehead commented:
“A key part of what we do at Happy Valley Pride is engaging with all parts of the community. As part of our digital focus for 2020, we wanted to provide something that teachers and parents can use to engage with children using stories with an LGBTQ+ focus. These wonderful, inspiring and powerful stories are read by friends of Happy Valley Pride and we hope children (and grown-ups) will enjoy listening to them. Thank you to the authors for their kind permission, and to our special storytellers.”
Check out what else is happening as part of Happy Valley Pride Digital.