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 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 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: Single Book Reviews