Lots of Love: Books About Family
With beautiful storylines and heartwarming art, these family-friendly favorites will add light and love to your child’s bookshelf. They focus on relationship dynamics, teaching children the importance of family bonds and human connection.
One of the few baby books to feature a nurturing daddy, this book shows ten different ways daddies can hug their babies!
Although the words are few and small, the story has deep emotional poignancy and is great for introducing little ones to a love of reading. The theme of a baby bird looking for her mother is sure to resonate.
The poor girl is teased for her rag coat, but her classmates learn to think differently when they realize the story behind each piece of patchwork.
A Robert Munsch classic, this book beautifully and perfectly expresses the permanency of a mother’s love.
The twist (that the kid is babysitting the grandma) is a joke that even a younger child will get–plus this funny book has tons of good ideas for activities to do together.
A parent and a child compete to explain and describe how much they love each other.
A very simple book about how different animal mothers love their babies has illustrations that perfectly express tenderness.
This book addresses themes of adoption and nontraditional families through the heartwarming true story of two male penguins in Central Park.
A story captures one man’s love for two countries and two cultures (Japan and the USA).
“Some families are the same color, some families are different colors, all families like to HUG each other!” reads the simplest book ever to teach diversity and acceptance.
This story about an adventurous (but reckless) family is full of great sounds, like tall grass that goes swishy swashy and and a snowstorm that goes hooo whooo.
Did you know we’re all connected by an invisible string made of love? Just right for helping little ones feel connected to long-distance family members they rarely see.
The perfect book for explaining to your child the full scope of the tremendous joy you felt when they were born. “On the night you were born, the moon smiled with such wonder that the stars peeked in to see you.”
In simple, reassuring language and pictures, a little girl explains that, even though the new baby has brought changes, she is still a special and important part of her family. Perfect for preparing your girl for the arrival of a new sibling. Also comes in this Big Brother version!
A baby llama has all kinds of questions for his friends about what kind of mom they have. It’s a great way to learn about animals, and the rhythm of the rhyme is really compelling.