My Mommies Built a Treehouse

  • Interest Level: Preschool - Grade 3
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

Building a treehouse is a big project. But when your mommies are there to help you, there’s nothing that can stop you!

When one boy sets out to build the treehouse of his dreams, there’s so much to consider – from finding the perfect tree to drawing up the plans. There are certainly challenges along the way, and a lot of spilled paint! But one thing is for sure – he won’t go too far wrong with his two mommies to support him.

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Interest Level Preschool - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Picture Books
Category Diverse Books: Celebrating Differences , Diverse Books: LGBTQIA+, Diverse Books: #OwnVoices, Diversity
Copyright 2023
Publisher Lantana Publishing
Imprint Lantana Publishing
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2023-04-04
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV060000, JUV032170, JUV039090
Dewey [Fic]
Dimensions 10 x 10
Lexile 530
Guided Reading Level TBD
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Awards, Original artwork, and Reviewed

Author: Gareth Peter

Gareth Peter is an author and stay-at-home dad, living in Nottingham, UK with his partner and their two adopted children. His experience as a parent within a same-sex couple brings a fresh, funny, and sensitive perspective to parenting and family life.

Illustrator: Izzy Evans

Izzy Evans lives in a little terraced house in rainy North London, UK, where they pursue numerous interests from molecular biology to reading poetry. They draw inspiration from nature, mythology, and the multicultural history of their city to create their work.

Meet the Publisher: Lantana Publishing

Can we get a drumroll please? Allow us to introduce to you the next publisher in our excellent lineup of publishing partners – Lantana Publishing. Lantana is a UK-based publisher who tells under-represented and inclusive stories for all children. Check out the following interview with… View →


  • 2024 ALA Rainbow List, Winner, 2024


Publishers Weekly

“Evans’s warm digital renderings showcase the loving relationship between parents and child. Celebratory concluding scenes in the cozy fort successfully emphasize the value of family support in making dreams come true.”—Publishers Weekly

Shelf Awareness

“Evans’s energetic digital illustrations bring wonder and humor to the narrative by highlighting elements not specifically mentioned in the text . . . . The family works in tandem while using their individual strengths to achieve the child’s goal in this heartwarming story.”—Shelf Awareness

School Library Journal

“The strength of this title depends on its colorful, dynamic digital illustrations and its multiracial LGBTQIA+ representation. This sweet, rhyming STEAM story is a pleasing read.”—School Library Journal