Below find family-themed children's books I have enjoyed.  Feel free to contact me if you have a story you would like to share. Meanwhile....happy reading!!


Grandpa Cacao

by Elizabeth Zunon

Beautifully illustrated book where a young girl hears a story about her heritage and her family's cacao farm in Africa.  Experience the special bond the girl discovers with her past.

Hey Grandude

by Paul McCartney

Fun  story by the beloved storyteller and songwriter, Paul McCartney. "See the compass needle spin, let the magic fun begin."   A magical grandfather turns a boring day into a memorable one for his grandchildren.

The Relatives Came

By Cynthia Rylant

One of my favorite authors, Cynthia Rylant, tells this story about out-of-town relatives who come for a visit during the  Do you have out-of-town relatives that travel from far away and stay at your house making for days of fun?


by Arthur Dorros

Abuela -- that's me--a grandmother!! Experience this colorful family story and a different culture.  

A Family is a Family is a Family

By Sara O'Leary

Clever story about school children telling their class about their families. Warmly told, many of the children worried that their family was too different. But as they explain each family, it is discovered families come in all different shapes, sizes, and other way.  And it is realized that all families are special in their own, unique way.

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A Letter to my Daughters

By Barack Obama

The former president poetically inspires readers  (children and adults) to appreciate the gifts and talents of others while bringing hope for the future.  The path ahead is an open book to discover one's self as those before us have done. Beautifully illustrated by Loren Long.  (2016 Alfred A. Knopf) 

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