Books that Celebrate All Kinds of Families

 Ten years ago, when I was searching for books about different family structures, there were only a couple. Happily, there are more and more being published each year.  Here are some of my favorites to read and to share.

Who’s In My Family?: All About Our Families (Let’s Talk about You and Me)

Written by Robie H. Harris, Illustrated by Nadine Bernard Westcott (2012)


This simple yet charming book presents a wide variety of families, in a matter of fact way that is accessible and appealing to preschoolers. For example: “Children are born into their families or adopted into their families.” The book starts at the zoo with children pointing out different animal families, and then transitions to talking about human families. Families are illustrated with different family structures, race, and ethnicities. The text explains simply and directly that families may eat different foods for breakfast, but who all like to do fun things together.

All the World

Everywhere Babies

The Family Book


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