Is there any place more important in a young child’s life than their home and their family? For young children, it is their world. As they start exploring the wider world, they’ll discover that not everyone’s homes or families are the same. The engaging picture books in this My Home & My Family Booklist for young learners, take a look at all different kinds of houses and family structures, all with one thing in common: lots and lots of love!
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The Family Book, by Todd Parr
No matter what kind of family you have, every family is special in its own unique way. The message about the importance of embracing our differences is delivered in a playful way with it’s bold, bright colors and silly scenes. A must have book!
Me & My Family Tree, by Joan Sweeney
A young girl uses simple language, her own drawings, and diagrams to explain how the members of her family are related to each other and to her. Clear, colorful illustrations help make the parts of the family understandable to those little thinkers.
Families, Families, Families, by Suzanne Lang
All kinds of non-traditional families are portrayed in this hilarious book by a host of silly animals.
The Great Big Book of Families, by Mary Hoffman
Diversity is celebrated in the Great Big Book of Families, highlighting the fact that families come in all shapes and sizes and that every personal situation is different.
Goldilocks and the Three Bears, by Mara Alperin
A magical introduction to the well-loved story that is a key part of every childhood. With fresh and fun illustrations, this simple re-tell is a must for every early years classroom.
Please, Baby, Please, by Spike Lee & Tonya Lewis Lee
From moments fussy to fond, this book presents a behind-the-scenes look at the chills, spills, and thrills of bringing up a baby. The illustrations are super cute, and young learners also love the repetition of “please, baby, please”.
Knuffle Bunny, by Mo Willems
Trish, who is still learning to speak, hugs her beloved Bunny and follows her father to the laundromat. Trish thinks it is a great adventure, but on the way home, she suddenly realizes Tutu is gone! Can Trish retrieve her bunny?
Does a Kangaroo Have a Mother, Too? by Eric Carle
Meet the little joey bouncing in mother kangaroo’s pouch. ‘Does a Kangaroo Have a Mother, Too? answers curious kids who wonder whether animals have mothers, too. Simple text and bright illustrations reinforce the theme that everyone has a mother, and every mother loves her child.
Who’s In My Family? All About Our Families, by Robbie H. Harris
Humorous, and full of charming illustrations depicting families of many arrangements, this engaging story makes it clear to every child that whoever makes up your family, it is perfectly normal — and totally wonderful.
How To Babysit A Grandma, by Jean Reagan
The special bond between grandmas and grandkids is celebrated in this delightful book that puts the kids in charge of taking care of Grandma…if just for one day.
How to Babysit a Grandpa, by Jean Reagan
Grandpas can be hard work, but they’re almost always worth it! A boy offers advice on how to babysit your grandpa and lets us know that babysitting a grandpa is fun – if you know how.
My Family, Your Family, by Lisa Bullard
There is no one size fits all when it comes to families. Your family or my family, whatever it’s like, it’s the perfect fit. The only tradition that matters in these families is that they love each other.
Building Our House, by Jonathan Bean
In this unique construction book for kids who love tools and trucks, we join a girl and her family as they pack up their old house in town and set out to build a new one in the country all by themselves, from the ground up.
Mr. Pine’s Purple House, by Leonard Kessler
Come meet Mr. Pine, his dog and his cat, and read of his hilarious antics with brushes and ladders, and lots of purple paint!
A House in the Woods, by Inga Moore
Two pigs don’t mind when Bear and Moose move into their cozy homes, though both are quickly destroyed due to the animals’ size. Now all four creatures are homeless. But what if they could find a way to build a house that all four of them can share?
The Three Little Pigs,by dK
The three little pigs build houses made of straw, sticks, and bricks, when they leave home. Which house will stay standing when the big bad wolf tries to blow them down?
Two Homes, by Claire Masurel
At Daddy’s house, Alex has a rocking chair. At Mommy’s house, Alex has a soft chair. At each home, Alex also has lots of friends to play with. Whether Alex is with Mommy or with Daddy, one thing always stays the same — Alex is loved.
This Is Our House, by Michael Rosen
George wants to keep the cardboard play house all to himself. He doesn’t want to share it. When George finds out for himself what it’s like to be excluded, a resolution is found. It’s a valuable lesson for any young child.
If I Built A House, by Chris van Dusen
Jack is back and ready to build the house of his dreams, complete with a racetrack, flying room, and gigantic slide. His creativity and enthusiasm will inspire any young inventors to imagine their own fantastical designs.
The Big Adventures of Tiny House, by Susan Schaefer Bernardo
An old farmhouse is recycled into a tiny house on wheels, and through many adventures, discovers the true meaning of home.
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