Picture Books About Families
In Plain Sight by Richard Jackson, illustrated by Jerry Pinkney
Mamasaurus by Stephan Lomp
Babysaurus can’t find his Mamsaurus so he asks other dinosaurs he meets if they have seen her. The dramatic black background makes the colorful dinosaurs pop in this sweet story about a Mamasaurus who was really there all along.
With Dad, It’s Like That by Nadine Brun-Cosme, illustrated by Magali Le Huche
Dad does things differently than mom and it’s big fun for this little girl because who doesn’t want dessert before dinner, two bedtime stories, and three kisses? A bit stereotypical because of course, not all dads are like this at all, but I’m sure this fits for some families and would be a discussion starter on how parents parent differently.
Home At Last by Vera B. Williams, illustrated by Chris Raschka
Lester gets a new home with Daddy Albert and Daddy Rich with a brand-new room, a brand-new bed, a new bike, new toys. When Lester has trouble sleeping, Wincka a big, furry (lovable) dog who helps Lester feel safe and sleep at night. Very sweet!
Mother Fox and Her Cubs by Amadine Momenceau
Flaps and paper cutouts hide the cubs from the mother fox in this rollicking fox family hide-and-seek adventure in the woods. It’s well-done with plenty of engagement opportunities for readers.
Little Big Girl by Claire Keane
Matisse is a story about a little girl in a big world who has a lively life doing and making. Then she meets an even littler person, her baby brother, and learns she’s really quite big, big enough to be helpful with diapers and clothes and more. Fabulous illustrations make this new sibling and family book stand-out.
My Little Sister and Me by Maple Lam
Today is a big day for this big brother — he gets to walk his little sister home from the bus stop all by himself. As they journey home, you see a caring big brother and sister relationship that ends in a sweet thank you note from little sister to big brother.
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