The first thing that a child learns about being at home is family. By means of books, they can be taught a lot about family, love, care and the bond that they share with each other. Choosing the right books for the children can be a bit of tedious task as family books are not just meant to entertain but to inculcate some values within them. To help out such parents, below here are discussed some family books for the children to be read-aloud by their parents. All these books are primarily for kids as little as two to seven years.
List of Best Family Books for children
A list of some of the best family stories to read the children before their bed time is given below. These are few best children’s books about home and family- take a look:
Author- George Shannon Age Group: 2 – 4 years
Description- One Family by George Shannon is a counting book with amazing illustrations that tells the kids about Family. Children get a lot to learn about families like how there are different types of families, how they fit together and how they have fun and bond together. It may seem like a normal counting book but the beautiful way in which it describes the families makes it a must-read book for your toddlers.
Who’s In My Family? All About Our Families
Author- Robie H. Harris Age group: 3 – 7 years
Description-Who’s In My Family?is a book by Robie Harris who is well-known children’s book writer and is counted among the New York Times best-selling authors. The book talks about the different kind of families, even animal family, and how they live and bond together. Nellie, Gus and their family, along with other families of different kinds, plan a trip to the zoo and then have dinner together. This book is fun, entertaining and teaches your kids a lot about families.
The Family Book
Author- Todd Parr Age group: 3 – 6 years
Description-Another amazing book that talks about the different kind of families that exist, is The Family Book from the author Todd Parr. The valuable lesson that a child can learn from this book is that irrespective of who comprise of a family, they have love and respect for one another. With its beautiful illustrations and simple language, this book is perfect for little children who can learn a lot about families.
Tell Me Again About the Night I Was Born
Author-Jamie Lee Curtis Age group: 4 – 8 years
Description-A really beautiful story of a girl is brought by Jamie Lee Curtis by her book Tell Me Again About the Night I Was Born. A little girl who is adopted asks her parents about the night they found out she is being born and they are going to be parents. This book describes the feeling that every adoptive parent must have gone through- love, excitement, and anxiety.
Love Makes A Family
Author- Sophie Beer Age group: 2 – 4 years
Description- The very basic and most important ingredient in making a family is love. Caring and laughter comes next. Through Love Makes A Family, Sophie brings stories about different types of families who all have one thing is common- love that these family members share. Apart from beautiful stories, the book also has illustrations to bind your kids. Parents can read this book to their little ones before tucking them in their bed.
Sometimes It’s Grandmas and Grandpas: Not Mommies and Daddies
Author- Gayle Byrne Age group: 4 – 6 years
Description- The book tells the story and experience of a child who lives with and is being cared for by her grandparents- her Nonnie and Poppy. It is a widely acclaimed book that has also won the 2012 Book Award for Best Children’s Literature on Aging. Uplifting illustrations and a heart-warming story is presented by Gayle in his book Sometimes It’s Grandmas and Grandpas that must be a part of your child’s little library from which you read to them their bed-time stories.
Thanking the Moon: Celebrating the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival
Author- Grace Lin Age group: 3 – 7 years
Description- Story of the book Thanking the Moon revolves around a Chinese American family that celebrates the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival. Everyone in the family comes together and brings different kind of food items. Altogether, they have a picnic and everyone makes a secret wish to the moon. Filled with fun and love, this book is certainly one of the most incredible family books for little kids.
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Around The Table That Grandad Built
Author- Melanie Heuiser Hill Age group: 3 – 6 years
Description- Everything about this meal is special- meal that is enjoyed together by a family on a table that grandad has built. Napkins are sewn by mom, glasses are from mom and Daddy wedding, silverware are gifted to dad by his grandma, bread is baked by Gran and the pies made by the narrator himself.It is a beautiful family story that is filled with fun, laugher, joy, love and every other emotion a family share.
Author- Kevin Noble Maillard Age group: 3 – 6 years
Description- Professor and journalist Kevin Noble Maillard’s first children book Fry Bread is the winner of the 2020 Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal. Fry bread is not just a meal that feeds family, it is a means that brings families together on a table.The book with its sweet, loving story and lively illustrations is sure to bind your kid from the starting to end.
Monday Is One Day
Author- Arthur A Levine Age group: 3 – 5 years
Description- Monday Is One day is a beautifully-spun story about a family who spends each day of the week with love, hug and get on with their daily routine. They patiently look forward for the weekend where they spend the whole day and have fun together. This story is all about precious little moments that parents and children enjoy. Read this to your child who will definitely enjoy each and every moment of the story.
Author- Cynthia L Smith Age group: 4 – 8 years
Description- Jingle Dancer is a story about a girl and her beautiful family tradition Jingle Dancing. She loves to dance with jingles all around her dress and her family members dancing with her.Cynthia Leitich Smith is a New York Times bestselling author who has brought this family story for little ones that can be enjoyed with other family members too. Read it you child or gift him/ her this book the next birthday.