Books About Families

There are so many different kinds of families in the book world -- and the stories on this list bring them to life in vivid detail. Grab one of these family books the next time your kids are looking for great new characters to meet.

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AGE
3
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Tender story of Nana showing grandson city beauty via bus.
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By Matt de la Pena
(2015)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Rolling Stones guitarist's warm, inspiring childhood memoir.
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By Keith Richards
(2014)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Funny, relatable tale of 6-year-old with wild imagination.
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By Abby Hanlon
(2014)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Lyrical story of a rope and one family's migration north.
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By Jacqueline Woodson
(2013)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Warm, poetic family story shows sweet sibling relationship.
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By Patricia MacLachlan
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Sweet tale of biracial girl in search of lost family.
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By Brenda Woods
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Comically creepy tale of celebrity family hit by a curse.
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By Matthew Ward
(2013)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Funny, realistic family takes Fudge on vacation.
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By Judy Blume
(2011)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Soaring, poignant, poetic story hits all the right spots.
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By Kwame Alexander
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Classic view of pioneer life through a little girl's eyes.
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By Laura Ingalls Wilder
(2007)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Unforgettable 12-year-old girl battles the Great Depression.
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By Christopher Paul Curtis
(2012)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Sisters romp through summer in old-fashioned charmer.
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By Jeanne Birdsall
(2005)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Warm family story of children's wish for a mother.
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By Patricia MacLachlan
(2013)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Funny, moving memoir should appeal to younger comics fans.
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By Raina Telgemeier
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Compelling, nuanced tale of loving family under segregation.
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By Sharon M. Draper
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Funny, fascinating, and exquisite historical tale.
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By Richard Peck
(2004)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Classic still charms despite outdated gender roles.
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By Louisa May Alcott
(2009)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Depression-era story teaches history, meaning of family.
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By Jennifer Holm
(2011)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Gripping story, great intro to China's Cultural Revolution.
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By Ying Chang Compestine
(2008)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Touching story of resourceful girl solving a family mystery.
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By Blue Balliett
(2013)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Lighthearted tale of eccentric family's creative homeschool.
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By Stephanie S. Tolan
(2011)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Captivating story of teen's eccentric English family.
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By Dodie Smith
(2011)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Compelling tale of first love, violent fractured family.
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By C.J. Flood
(2014)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Classic novel is rich in romance and humor.
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By Jane Austen
(2011)

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