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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.
How to Cheer Up Dad
by Fred Koehler Details
A young elephant sees his dad is in a bad mood and tries to cheer him up, not realizing his own mischief caused the bad mood in the first place.
I Love You Just the Way You Are
by Tammi Salzano Details
A mother shares some of the ways that she loves her child unconditionally.
If I Wrote a Book About You
by Stephany Aulenback Details
A mother imagines how she would convey her love for her child if she were to write a book about their relationship.
Meet the Parents
by Peter Bently Details
Although it sometimes seems that parents are just there to boss their children around, they are also good for many other things, from mending toys, kneecaps, and clothing to telling bedtime stories.
The Everlasting Embrace
by Gabrielle Emanuel Details
A young child describes her experiences of life in Mali as she spends a day carried in a blanket on her mother's back.
The Family Book
by Todd Parr Details
Represents a variety of families, some big and some small, some with only one parent and some with two moms or dads, some quiet and some noisy, but all alike in some ways and special no matter what.
The Frazzle Family Finds a Way
by Ann Bonwill Details
The Frazzle family is very forgetful, even when Aunt Rosemary visits and tries to straighten them out with her system, until Annie finds a simple and effective way to remember.
The Simples Love a Picnic
by J.C. Phillipps Details
When Ben, Lulu, Mom, and Dad go to the park for a picnic, nothing goes according to plan.
This Is the Rope: a Story From the Great Migration
by Jacqueline Woodson Details
A rope passed down through the generations frames an African American family's story as they journey north during the time of the Great Migration.
Time Together: Me and Dad
by Maria Catherine Details
In pictures and simple text, a father and child spend their day together.
You Are My Heart
by Marianne Richmond Details
Illustrations and simple, rhyming text reveal the hopes and dreams of a parent which begin even before a child is born, and are demonstrated through shared giggles, wonderment, grumpiness, and, especially, love.
Updated 02/08/2015
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