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Family Fun

Fathers and mothers, sisters and brothers take center stage in the list of books below. Depending on which book you choose, you can discover a better way to cope with a bossy older sister, figure out how to climb your family tree or just get a glimpse into someone else's home life. And why not consider spending some quality time with your own family by sharing one or more of these stories aloud?

Finding Family

Finding Family

Raised in Charleston, West Virginia, at the turn of the twentieth century by her grandfather and aunt on off-putting tales of family members she has never met, twelve-year-old Delana is shocked when, after Aunt Tilley dies, she learns the truth about her parents and some of her other relatives.

Catch that Baby

Catch that Baby

Everyone from Mom to Grandpa joins the chase when baby Rudy decides he does not want to get dressed after his bath.

Siblings: You're Stuck with Each Other, So Stick Together

Siblings: You're Stuck with Each Other, So Stick Together

Describes the relationship between siblings and the things they share, including parents, problems, and personal space.

Just Because

Just Because

Encompasses the issue of disability in a charming celebration of sibling friendship.

But I Wanted a Baby Brother!

But I Wanted a Baby Brother!

Oliver Keaton wants a baby brother more than anything but when he gets a baby sister instead, he sets out with his dog Chaplin to trade his sister for the perfect baby brother.

Benny and Penny in The Toy Breaker

Benny and Penny in The Toy Breaker

When their cousin Bo comes to visit, Benny and Penny hide their toys and try to go on a treasure hunt without him, but Bo will not stop pestering them.

The Great Big Book of Families

The Great Big Book of Families

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. Ros Asquith's humorous illustrations perfectly complement a charming text from the acclaimed Mary Hoffman; kids will love poring over these pages again and again. A celebration of the diverse fabric of kith and kin the world over, The Great Big Book of Families is a great big treat for every family to share.

Soup Day

Soup Day

A mother and child spend a snowy day together buying and preparing vegetables, assembling ingredients, and playing while their big pot of soup bubbles on the stove. Includes a recipe for "Snowy Day Vegetable Soup."

Lottie Paris Lives Here

Lottie Paris Lives Here

Relates a day in the life of a little girl who lives with her Papa Pete in a house across from a park.

We Belong Together: A Book about Adoption and Families

We Belong Together: A Book about Adoption and Families

The joy of adoption and bringing families together is presented in this tale.

Clementine and the Family Meeting

Clementine and the Family Meeting

Third-grader Clementine tries to adjust to the news that her perfect family of four is adding a new brother or sister.

I'm Adopted!

I'm Adopted!

An introduction to the topic of adoption.

Wonderstruck: A Novel in Words and Pictures

Wonderstruck: A Novel in Words and Pictures

Having lost his mother and his hearing in a short time, twelve-year-old Ben leaves his Minnesota home in 1977 to seek the father he never knew in New York City. There he meets Rose, who is also longing for something missing from her life. Ben's story is told in words --Rose's in pictures.

Love, Mouserella

Love, Mouserella

Mouserella misses her grandmouse, so she writes her a letter. At first she can't think of anything to say, but once she starts, the news begins to flow, and just like that, the events of the past few days come to vivid life in her letter, as does her love for Grandmouse.

Pie

Pie

After the death of Polly Portman, whose award-winning pies put the town of Ipswitch, Pennsylvania, on the map in the 1950s, her devoted niece Alice and Alice's friend Charlie investigate who is going to extremes to find Aunt Polly's secret pie crust recipe. Includes fourteen pie recipes.