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Parents' Primer: Families

OTHER MATERIALS ABOUT FAMILIES: BOOKS

Note: All call numbers are for the Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana
CALL # AUTHOR TITLE DATE
J306.85 ALL Fuller, Rachel All Kinds of Families: A Lift-the-Flap Book
Explores all different kinds of families with fun flaps, wheels, and other paper mechanics.
2010
J306.85 CANET Canetti, Yanitzia When Times are Tough
When times are tough families have to make sacrifices, but they can still find ways to have fun together.
2009
J306.85 GORDO Gordon, Sol All Families Are Different
2000
J306.85 Hausherr, Rosmarie Celebrating Families
Presents brief descriptions of many different kinds of families, both traditional and non-traditional.
1997
J306.85 HIGGI Higgins, Melissa We All Have Different Families
Simple text and full-color photos celebrate different kinds of families--Provided by publisher.
2012
J306.85 HOFFM Hoffman, Mary The Great Big Book of Families
Explores the ways in which families can differ from one another.
2010
J306.85 KALMA Kalman, Bobbie This Is My Family
This simple text discusses what different types of families look like.
2010
J306.85 Kuklin, Susan Families
Children from diverse families share thoughts about their families and photographs.
2006
J306.85 Morris, Ann Families
A simple explanation of families, how they function, how they are different, and how they are alike.
2000
J306.85 Skutch, Robert Who’s in a Family?
1995
J306.85 TAKAS, 2005 Takas, Marianne Relatives Raising Children : A Guide to Finding Help and Hope
Information for those raising a member of their extended family, such as getting along with the child's parents, working with the child's school, and navigating the legal system.
2005
J306.8745 AJMER Ajmera, Maya Our Grandparents: A Global Album
A book celebrating the relationships between grandparents and grandchildren around the world.
2010
J331.137 LYNET Lynette, Rachel What to Do When Your Parent Is Out of Work
A guide to unemployment, what it is, what it may mean for your family, and how you can help.
2010
J332.024 LYNET Lynette, Rachel Let's Work It Out: What to Do When Your Family Has to Cut Costs
Cutting costs does not have to be a bad thing and it doesn't mean cutting out every desire. In this book you'll learn about prioritizing needs over wants and ways to be cost-conscious and frugal. You'll also learn that sacrificing some material desires ca
2010
J332.024 LYNET Lynette, Rachel What to Do When Your Family Is in Debt
A guide to debt, what it is, what it may mean for your family, and how you can help.
2010
J362.7 YAFFE Yaffe, Rebecca M. When a Parent Goes to Jail
2000
J362.70869 LYNET Lynette, Rachel What to Do When Your Family Is on Welfare
More families than ever find themselves faced with the necessity of going on welfare in order to feed, clothe, and provide for their families. This book explains what welfare is; explores some of the stresses, feelings, and fallout involved in starting an
2010
J362.733 NELSO Nelson, Julie Families Change: A Book for Children Experiencing Termination of Parental Rights
Straightforward words and full-colour illustrations offer hope and support for children facing or experiencing change. Includes resources and information for birth parents, foster parents, social workers, counsellors, and teachers.
2007
J362.895 BENDE Bender, Janet M. My Daddy Is in Jail
2008
J812.6 GOURL Gourley, Catherine Family Matters: Plays About Family Changes
Resentment and compassion link these two reader's theater-style plays that help teach young people how to deal with real situations. Both deal with traumatic changes within a family-a separation between the two most important people in a child's life and
2010
J BOARDBK GROSS Grossman, Rena D. Families
2009
JE BRISS Brisson, Pat Mama Loves Me From Away
2004
JE BYRNE Byrne, Gayle Sometimes It's Grandmas and Grandpas, Not Mommies and Daddies
A young girl who lives with her grandparents experiences warmth, love, and closeness, even when she wonders why her parents are not raising her.
2009
JE CHENG Cheng, Andrea The Lemon Sisters
2006
JE CLAY Clay, George Anne Why Don't I Have a Daddy? : A Story of Donor Conception
As the little lion cub notices all different types of families, he starts to question his own family. His family consists of his mother and him. The little cub learns that while ther is no "daddy" in his family, there is a donor lion who made his life possible. Through his mother's love and nurturing, the lion cub understands how special he and his family are. This book presents the basic facts of anonymous donor conception in a simple by loving manner. 4 yrs +
2008
JE CORAN Coran, Pierre Family Tree
1999
JE CORNI Corning, Meg Nick's Story : How One Family Proved that Miracles Can Happen
Tells the story of how a little boy was born to a surrogate mother.
2008
JE CROW Crow, Kristyn The Middle-Child Blues
A clever, bluesy riff on middle-kid angstLee has the low-down, big-frown, sulkin’-all-aroundtown blues. His older brother gets all the big-kid privileges, and no one expects his little sister to do anything but be cute. And sometimes his family even leave
2009
JE CURTI Curtis, Marci Big Brother, Little Brother
2004
JE CURTI Curtis, Marci Big Sister, Little Sister
2000
JE FOXLE Fox-Lee, Kyme What Are Parents?
2004
JE HARTT Hartt-Sussman, Heather Nana's Getting Married
2010
JE HICKM Hickman, Martha Whitmore Robert Lives with His Grandparents
1995
JE HOBER Hoberman, Mary Ann All Kinds of Families!
Families, families all kinds of families, Families are people and animals, too. But all sorts of other things fit into families. Look all around and you'll see that they do! With rollicking rhyme, beloved children's book author Mary Ann Hoberman shows rea
2009
JE HUNT Hunt, Nan Families Are Funny
1992
JE KROLL Kroll, Virginia Beginnings: How Families Come to Be
1994
JE LEMAN Leman, Kevin My Firstborn, There's No One Like You
Mama Bear explains to her firstborn what makes her special.
2004
JE LEMAN Leman, Kevin My Middle Child, There's No One Like You
Mama Bear explains to her middle child what makes her special.
2005
JE LEMAN Leman, Kevin My Youngest, There's No One Like You
Mama Bear explains to her youngest child what makes him special.
2005
JE MAYER Mayer, Mercer Little Critter: Just a Storybook Collection
Join Little Critter in several adventures with his family. Includes the following stories: Bye, bye Mom and Dad -- Good for me and you -- Just a school project -- Just a snowman -- Just big enough -- My trip to the hospital.
2012
JE MILLE Miller, Jenifer Ingerman A Family Has In It the People You Love
2008
JE MOORE Moore-Mallinos, Jennifer Mom Works Too!
2008
JE NIELS Nielsen-Fernlund, Susin Mormor Moves In
Astrid has trouble adjusting when her grandmother moves into her home.
2004
JE ONYEF Onyefulu, Ifeoma Grandma Comes to Stay
A young girl, who lives in Ghana, is excited because her Grandma is coming for a visit.
2009
JE PARR Parr, Todd The Family Book
2003
JE SHETH Sheth, Kashmira My Dadima Wears a Sari
2007
JE THIES Thiesing, Lisa Me & You: A Mother-Daughter Album
1998
JE VOAKE Voake, Charlotte Hello Twins
Even though they're twins, Simon and Charlotte are very different from one another.
2006
JER SCHUL Schulte, Mary Who Do I Look Like?
A young girl wonders which family member she looks like.
2006
S JE RAMOS Ramos, Jorge I'm Just Like My Mom = Me Parezco Tanto A Mi Mamá / I'm Just Like My Dad = Me Parezco Tanto A Mi Papá
2008

OTHER MATERIALS ABOUT FAMILIES: DVDs

Note: All call numbers are for the Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana
CALL # TITLE DATE
DVD J782.4 BARNE Barney: We Love Our Family
2009
DVD JE CELEB Celebrate Family!
2009

If you need help finding these or other Library materials, please check with anyone in Children's Services. We look forward to seeing you at the Library!




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