Children’s Books About Family!

A family is a family is a family.

In today’s world, there is no “right” way to be a family. Families come in all shapes and sizes, with children coming from traditional families, divorced families, multi-racial families, and families with same-sex parents. Some kids are adopted, some have adopted siblings, some have only one parent, some live with grandparents. The one thing that’s similar in all of these families?

Love. So much love.

Here at Happily Ever Elephants, we are thrilled that the every year we see more books hitting shelves to showcase these modern families. Many have asked why I think it’s important for children to read books not just about traditional families, but about diverse families as well.

The Best Children's Books About Family!

The answer is simple.

No matter what your beliefs, no matter where you live or how you live, your children’s friends and classmates — or your own students if you are an educator — undoubtedly come from various backgrounds. Our goal as parents and educators is to help the next generation see that no matter how different one child’s family structure may look from another, there is no single way to be a family.

The more we emphasize this, the more we nurture this understanding in kids, the more compassionate, accepting and inclusive our children will grow to be. Is there anything more important? I don’t think so.

To that end, here are some of our favorite lists that showcase diverse families. We hope you love these books as much as we do!

Children’s Books About Family: Book Lists!


Books About Moms!

Moms should be celebrated all year long, and this awesome list of books and crafts will help you do just that!

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Books About Dads!

Children’s books about fathers showcase not only the tenderness inherent in the daddy-daughter or daddy-son relationship, but also the many ways that dads are beacons of love and heroism for their kids. Check out this list!

Children's Books about Family

Books About Grandparents

Make sure your shelves contain books about grandparents for your parents to read with your children. These books are magical when shared — and they also play an important role in helping your kids learn their own family histories. Check out our favorites!

Children's Books About Family

Books About Family Diversity

No matter what kind of family diversity is highlighted in a particular story, one single thread runs through them all. Love. So much love. Here are some of our favorites.

Children's Books About Family

Books About Divorce

Children’s Books About Divorce are hard to find. Trust me, I know from experience. Here you’ll find a list of children’s books about divorce and beyond that helped my family survive — and thrive!

Children’s Books About Family: Single Book Reviews