Beyond Sparkles and Superheroes

Children receive messages about gender everyday through behaviours, images, written and spoken words at home, at school and in other settings. 

These picture books present child characters in a way that challenges gender stereotypes. They are just a sample of books available on the theme of gender equality or gender equity and have been chosen because they are both enjoyable stories to read with your child and because they represent a range of approaches to the topic of gender equity.

We hope you enjoy them.

Written by Nelly Thomas

Illustrated by Sarah Dunk

Written by Lola M. Schaefer

Illustrated by Jessica Meserve

Written by Nelly Thomas

Illustrated by Sarah Dunk

Written by Todd Parr

Illustrated by Todd Parr

Written by Keith Negly

Illustrated by Keith Negly

Written by Andrea Beaty

Illustrated by David Roberts

Written by Melanie Prewett

Illustrated by Maggie Prewett

 

Written by Craig Pomranz

Illustrated by Margaret Chamberlain

 

Written by Jayneen Sanders

Illustrated by Lesley Danson

Written by Jess Black

Illustrated by Fern Martins

Written by Andrea Beaty

Illustrated by David Roberts

Written by Jayneen Sanders

Illustrated by Amanda Gulliver

Written by Karen Owen

Illustrated by Barroux

Written by Jayneen Sanders

Illustrated by Diane Ewen

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