KS1 and KS2 reading books: Download free LGBT+ inclusive reading lists

by Just Like Us
September 2023

A screenshot of the primary reading list for EYFS KS1 and KS2 reading books

Just Like Us, the LGBT+ young people’s charity, has released a new LGBT+ inclusive reading list for primary schools, including reading books for EYFS, KS1 and KS2.

The primary LGBT+ reading list includes 66 books, with key stage recommendations from EYFS to KS2.

Reading books include Love Makes a Family by Sophie Beer for EYFS, The Great Big Book of Families by Mary Hoffman and Ros Asquith for KS1, and The Amazing Edie Eckhart by Rosie Jones for KS2 readers.

A screenshot of the primary reading list for EYFS KS1 and KS2 reading books

How to download the list of EYFS, KS1 and KS2 reading books:

If you are a staff member at a UK primary school, secondary school or sixth form college, you can access Just Like Us’ free resources by following the below steps:

  1. Sign up for School Diversity Week (make sure you tick ‘School Diversity Week’).
  2. You’ll then receive an email granting you access to the resources.
  3. Then, browse and download resources in our portal.

What is School Diversity Week?

Every June, Just Like Us runs School Diversity Week. The event is a celebration of LGBT+ equality in primary and secondary schools across the UK.

As part of this, Just Like Us has created more than 100 free, LGBT+ inclusive resources for use in schools. These include lesson plans, worksheets, assembly ideas, story time discussions and presentations. Plus, there is a Rainbow Friday non-uniform day, fundraising for Just Like Us.

More than 6,000 UK schools are signed up to take part in School Diversity Week. Signing up means you will get free access to LGBT+ inclusive resources across all key stages and key subjects.

Why celebrate School Diversity Week?

Independent research has found that when LGBT+ young people grow up in supportive, inclusive environments at home and at school, this results in hugely positive outcomes into young adulthood.

Research has also shown that positive messaging about being LGBT+ in schools improves the wellbeing of all pupils, whether or not they are LGBT+.

By signing up for School Diversity Week, you’ll gain access to our free LGBT+ inclusive resources. You’ll be joining thousands of other schools celebrating across the UK.