Books About Families

General books about families.

Miller, Jenifer Ingerman

"May our children and our children's children come to know, understand, and accept themselves and each other, while respecting the diversity of the family units whence they come. Family is a precious and beautiful thing, no matter what color or size!"--Cover back.
Hoberman, Mary Ann

Rhyming text and illustrations explore the ways people, animals, and even objects can form families.
Fuller, Rachel
J306.85 ALL

Families come in all shapes and sizes and this book explores different types of families including families with same sex parents and divorced parents.
Kroll, Virginia

Parents and children discuss how their families came to be, covering birth families, adoptive families, two-parent families, and single-parent families.
Hausherr, Rosmarie
J306.85 HAUSH

Presents brief descriptions of many different kinds of families, both traditional and non-traditional.
Kuklin, Susan
J306.85 KUKLI

Children from diverse families share thoughts about their families and photographs.
Ruurs, Margriet
J306.85 RUURS

Allows young readers to visit with fourteen children, each from a different country, to learn about their families. Includes suggested activities.
Nelson, Julie
J362.733 NELSO

Straightforward words and full-color illustrations offer hope and support for children facing or experiencing change. Includes resources and information for birth parents, foster parents, social workers, counselors, and teachers.
Lang, Suzanne

A host of animals portrays all kinds of non-traditional families.

Brings great books to life onscreen through rich illustrations and live shows.
Gourley, Catherine
J812.6 GOURL

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 the loss of a home and a beloved furry family member.
Ramos, Jorge

In two bilingual stories printed back to back, children reflect on how much they resemble their parents.
Lynette, Rachel
J332.024 LYNET

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 can free an individual from the cycle of consumption, which allows us to enjoy other things such as family time and free, fun activities.
Brisson, Pat

When a mother and daughter are separated by the mother's incarceration, they find a special way to keep their loving relationship alive.
Byrne, Gayle

A young girl who lives with her grandparents experiences warmth, love, and closeness, even when she wonders why her parents are not raising her.
Parr, Todd

Represents a variety of families, some big and some small, some with only one parent and some with two moms or dads, some quiet and some noisy, but all alike in some ways and special no matter what.
Hoffman, Mary
J306.85 HOFFM

This fun and fascinating treasury features all kinds of families and their lives together. Each spread showcases one aspect of home life from houses and holidays, to schools and pets, to feelings and family trees.
Higgins, Melissa
J362.8295 HIGGI

"When someone you love goes to jail, you might feel lost, scared, and even mad. What do you do? No matter who your loved one is, this story can help you through the tough times."--from cover, p. [4]
Super, Gretchen
J306.85 SUPER

Examines the concept of family, the different kinds of families found in society, and the interpersonal relationships that make them function.
Lynette, Rachel
J332.024 LYNET

A guide to debt, what it is, what it may mean for your family, and how you can help.
Lynette, Rachel
J362.70869 LYNET

This book explains what welfare is; explores some of the stresses, feelings, and fallout involved in starting and using the welfare system; and offers strategies for coping with this difficult and hopefully temporary situation.
Lynette, Rachel
J331.137 LYNET

A guide to unemployment, what it is, what it may mean for your family, and how you can help.
Canetti, Yanitzia
J306.85 CANET

This is a thoughtful picture book about a family anticipating financial pressures and coping creatively. Expressive, uncluttered cartoon illustrations present two views per spread: a not-so-rosy picture (in sepia tones) of an activity without the money to support it, and an alternative, richly jewel-toned view of creative, optimistic possibilities.
Bonder, Rebecca

Describes how families may include many different members, including siblings, grandparents, aunts and uncles, and cousins.
Harris, Robie H.

Nellie and her little brother Gus discuss all kinds of families during a day at the zoo and dinner at home with their relatives afterwards.
Clay, George Anne

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.