Books about family are great for teaching children about the importance of family, love and the different types of families that exist in the modern world.
We have created a list of five of the best books about family that will help to teach children all about the diverse differences between different families, as well as the importance of family and love. It is important to teach children about family because family is something that we all have. We hope that you enjoy this list and we would love to hear your thoughts on it in the comments section below this article.
A Bit About Books About Family
Books about family are perfect for teaching children from a young age all about the different types of family that exist in the world. They also teach children all about the importance of family and love.
Why are books about family important?
Books about family are important because not only do they develop a child's reading and cerebral skills, they also help with teaching children all about the importance of family and love form a very young age. They also help to teach children about all of the different types of family that exist in the world. Children love to learn, and they can learn some important information from books about family.
Our List of Books About Family to Read
Following is our list of books about family which are perfect for reading with your children to help them learn all about families.
1. Who's In My Family?: All About Our Families (Let's Talk about You and Me)
New York Times best-selling author Robie H. Harris writes this wonderful book about family for children at preschool age. The book outlines the many different types of family that exist in the world.
The storyline of this book follows a family that goes to visit the zoo where they see many animals and other families. At the end of the day, they then invite friends and family around for dinner. The book is humorous and and filled with beautiful illustrations.
This book is great for teaching young children the importance of family as well as teaching them all about the different types of families that make up the world.
“Very inclusive and matter-of-fact. Love that it includes same-sex parents, single parents, foster parents, separated/divorced parents, kids that are born or adopted into families, kids who live with relatives, etc etc without any sort of judgement. Love that it addresses how some families all look similar and some don't. Love that the family featured is interracial- like ours- since that is weirdly not present in a lot of books. Great illustrations, perfect for toddlers to get involved in the book and point out all of the different families, places, animals, and objects (my 1.5 year old loves doing this). I wish it came in Spanish, but otherwise no complaints. So easy to build upon the text to talk about families of all structures and nuances.” – Amazon Customer
“Great book to familiarize your children about all the different kinds of families you see today. You’ll see and/or read about multiracial parents, same sex parents, foster parents, single parents, step-parents, adoptive, and birth parents. Wonderful book! Wish there were more books like this.” - cc49071
“Great book for preschoolers & kindergarteners. Very current upbeat view of the variety of modern takes on stable loving families throughout the world in the 21st century.” – Amazon Customer
2. The Families of Our Neighborhood: A Children's Book About a Diverse Neighborhood
This particular book is great for teaching children all about the difference diverse families that exist in the modern world. The story features families from the LGBTQ community, families that include minorities, adoptive families, single parent families, mixed–race families and grandparent-raised families.
This important book allows children to learn that all families are different, and allows them to get a better understanding of all the different types of people and families that exist in the world.
The book is illustrated beautifully and is designed for toddlers. It is perfect for pre-school children who are just learning to read. If you’re looking to teach your children about the different types of people and different families in the world then this book would be the perfect start to teaching your children all about modern family life.
“This book has super cute illustrations that show different families. The text explains who is in each family and what their interests are. It's a great book to spark a conversation about how families are the same and different with kids.” - Stacy C. Bauer
“This book about diversity is told in a cute way in order to engage little kids. It’s an important topic to discuss with children, and this author adds a cute story and illustrations to hold the interest of young kids.” - Whitney Roban
“This is a beautiful story showcasing all different types of unique and traditional structures of family. I am so excited to read this book to my daughter because it has wonderful illustrations and it is well-written!” - Kimaada LeGendre
3. The Family Book
This wonderful family book celebrates all of the love we feel for our families as well as outlining all the different varieties of them. The writer of this book ensures that the reader knows that no matter what type of family you have, every family is special in it’s own unique way and every family is built with love.
This book is perfect for teaching children the importance of embracing differences. The book outlines this in a brightly coloured, bold and fun way so that children can enjoy learning all about family life.
This book is perfect for children around the age of 5-6 years old and is designed to be both informative and engaging to young preschool children.
“A great book to teach about the diversity of modern families. I am a single mom and use this book to help my son understand the beauty of all families.” – M. Goldie
“I’ve read this book many times to my preschool class, and they really enjoy it. I love the way the book identifies just about every family structure. It does cover every structure in my classroom. I work in a very diverse setting, so it is very important that everyone feels included when talking about something as important as family. Todd Parr really gets it, and my kiddos really relate to this piece of work of his.” – Kelly
“We ordered this book to demonstrate to our daughter that there are all different types of families. We are an alternative family make up (same sex married couple) and were looking for a fun and upbeat way to explain that there are all different kinds of families and as long as everyone is loved and their needs are met those family types are all ok. This book did a good job of doing that. It also prompted a bunch of thoughtful questions from my toddler about all of the other family types and colors so really got her thinking. The book has colorful imagery and fun writing to keep kids attention. All in all we highly recommend this book.” – Aimee
4. Me and My Family Tree
This children's book is great for explaining how different family members are related to each other. It features simple and engaging illustrations to help children learn more about the different members of their family.
The story is written from the point of view of a little girl, who used her own drawings and words to explain to the reader how each family member is related to her.
This book is great for helping preschool children learn a bit more about how families work and the part that each different member of a family plays within their life.
"This book really helped my young children understand relationships within a family - that an aunt is their parent's sister, etc. Loved the family tree they provide for the children to draw their own family into. After reading this book, my 5 year old drew her own family tree and put us all on there. She loves looking at this book!" - Beth
"Cute story to start at the very basics for kids." - Carla S
"Very cute book. Perfect for what I wanted it for. Read it to 3-7 yr olds." - Rocky
5. I Belong: A book About Being Part of a Family and a Group (Learning About Me & You)
This is a great book for teaching children that they always have a place where they can feel like they belong and that place lies within their own families.
It is important to teach children that they have a safe place, especially when they go off to school because this is a time when children can feel very alone and scared. This book is great for reassuring young children that their family will always be there for them.
The book is illustrated beautiful with engaging images to keep young readers interested. This book is perfect for very young children at a preschool age. 'I Belong' also has the benefit of currently having all 5-star reviews on Amazon, meaning that it must be a very good book because everyone who has bought it and chosen to review it has clearly love it.
"This is a great book for both families and preschool and kindergarten teachers. It discusses an important topic, belonging, and introduces vocabulary appropriate to this age group in an easy, conversational manner that will allow families and classes to understand how we treat each other is of the utmost significance." - Ann
"The pages are colorful and fun to look at, and the message is one everyone needs to hear. Installing a sense of belonging at an early age is vital to the emotional health. Excellent and fun book!" - Mother Eve
"LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this book! These days children need to know that even though they may be different, they are special and they have a place in this world. This book does a great job teaching these things!! I love the strong family values and the illustration is beautiful!!" - Alice
We hope that this list of books about family was helpful to you.
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