Build a non-sexist library for your kids
Out of the Blue by Alison Jay
A book that eschews words for imagination-stimulating pictures: a storm-wrecked, seashore adventure between a girl and a boy.
Outdoor Opposites by Brenda Williams
An ebullient book in which children revel in opposites as they jump in a pond, enjoy a picnic or run with a kite, all with a rollicking band of animals in tow.
Ladybug Girl and Bumblebee Boy & Ladybug Girl and the Bug Squad by David Soman and Jacky Davis
These books show a boy playing with not just one girl as an equal, but having a great time by mucking in with a group of them.
The Boy Who Grew Flowers by Jen Wojtowicz
A friendship between a quiet boy – shunned by schoolmates on account
of his family, which includes rattlesnake tamers and shape-shifters – and a girl, which celebrates difference and kindness.
Where the Bugaboo Lives by Sean Taylor
An interactive adventure in which readers choose what happens every few pages. It features a big sister ingeniously and bravely guiding her little brother through a ghoul-strewn valley.
The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits and a Very Interesting Boy by Jeanne Birdsall
Motherless sisters romp through an old-fashioned summer holiday, befriending a local boy whom they decide to save from being sent to military school.
The Unbreakable Code by Jennifer Bertman
Sleuthing friends Emily and James must solve the codes hidden in a trail of books, with each hidden book triggering a fire. They work together to uncover the arsonist.