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A Family is a Family is a Family
by Sara O'Leary Details
When a teacher asks the children in her class to think about what makes their families special, the answers are all different in many ways -- but the same in the one way that matters most of all.
Always Mom, Forever Dad
by Joanna Rowland Details
Children whose parents no longer live together discover that although much has changed, and time spent with Mom is different than time spent with Dad, love is there no matter what.
And Then...
by  Alborozo Details
It's hard being an older sister when everybody is admiring your newly born younger brother - particularly on your birthday. Especially when that younger brother is noisy, smelly and slimy - just like a tiny squid! How can our hero grab everyone's attention, and grow to love her brother in the process?
Duck, Duck, Dinosaur
by Kallie George Details
Three eggs hatch, resulting in an unusual but happy family.
Families, Families, Families!
by Suzanne Lang Details
A host of animals portrays all kinds of non-traditional families
My New Mom & Me
by Renata Galindo Details
Told from the point of view of a puppy who is adopted by a cat; a heartwarming story about adoption, diversity, and acceptance.
Ninja! Attack of the Clan
by Arree Chung Details
Maxwell is a strong, courageous, silent ninja who wants somebody to play with, but it seems Mama, Papa, and little sister Cassy are all too busy.
One Big Family
by Marc Harshman Details
A family reunion brings surprises, laughter, adventures and love.
One Family
by George Shannon Details
In this story that introduces numbered groups from one to ten, we realize that families can be many things.
by Ian Lendler Details
A boy tells us all the amazing things that happen on Saturday.
Silly Wonderful You
by Sherri Duskey Rinker Details
In rhyming text, a mother describes all the ways her days have been changed by the addition of a toddler to her life.
Two is Enough
by Janna Matthies Details
From playing in the snow to a rainy-day ride, to double-scoop treats and crash-landing in leaves, two can be the perfect number for creating life's memories. And two can definitely be enough for a warm family, full of the love, support, and comfort that every child needs.
Updated 01/05/2017

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