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.

Browse Books About Families

Tender story of Nana showing grandson city beauty via bus.
By Matt de la Pena
(2015)
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Fun account of family's travel day tells all about airports.
By Lisa Brown
(2016)
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Rolling Stones guitarist's warm, inspiring childhood memoir.
By Keith Richards
(2014)
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Funny, relatable tale of 6-year-old with wild imagination.
By Abby Hanlon
(2014)
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Lyrical story of a rope and one family's migration north.
By Jacqueline Woodson
(2013)
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Warm, poetic family story shows sweet sibling relationship.
By Patricia MacLachlan
(2014)
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Sweet tale of biracial girl in search of lost family.
By Brenda Woods
(2014)
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Pitch-perfect story about boy and family facing hard times.
By Katherine Applegate
(2015)
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Comically creepy tale of celebrity family hit by a curse.
By Matthew Ward
(2013)
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Funny, realistic family takes Fudge on vacation.
By Judy Blume
(2011)
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Touching fourth-grade story of empathy and kindness.
By Cammie McGovern
(2016)
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Warm, funny tale of family, tacos, and middle school.
By Jennifer Torres
(2017)
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Sisters grow closer away from home in smart coming-of-ager.
By Leila Howland
(2016)
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Sharp-eyed Cold War stunner has high intrigue, family drama.
By Jennifer A. Nielsen
(2015)
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Soaring, poignant, novel in verse hits all the right spots.
By Kwame Alexander
(2014)
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Sisters grow closer away from home in smart coming-of-ager.
By Leila Howland
(2016)
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Classic view of pioneer life through a little girl's eyes.
By Laura Ingalls Wilder
(2007)
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Unforgettable 12-year-old girl battles the Great Depression.
By Christopher Paul Curtis
(2012)
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Sisters romp through summer in old-fashioned charmer.
By Jeanne Birdsall
(2005)
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Warm family story of children's wish for a mother.
By Patricia MacLachlan
(2013)
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Funny, moving memoir should appeal to younger comics fans.
By Raina Telgemeier
(2014)
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Compelling, nuanced tale of loving family under segregation.
By Sharon M. Draper
(2014)
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Funny, fascinating, and exquisite historical tale.
By Richard Peck
(2004)
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Poignant summer adventure brims with family love and hope.
By Jason Reynolds
(2016)
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Sensitive, engaging tale of girl with seriously ill brother.
By Melanie Conklin
(2016)
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Touching story of resourceful girl solving a family mystery.
By Blue Balliett
(2013)
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Classic still charms despite outdated gender roles.
By Louisa May Alcott
(2009)
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Gripping story, great intro to China's Cultural Revolution.
By Ying Chang Compestine
(2008)
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Lighthearted tale of eccentric family's creative homeschool.
By Stephanie S. Tolan
(2011)
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Depression-era story teaches history, meaning of family.
By Jennifer Holm
(2011)
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Captivating story of teen's eccentric English family.
By Dodie Smith
(2011)
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Compelling tale of first love, violent fractured family.
By C.J. Flood
(2014)
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Classic novel is rich in romance and humor.
By Jane Austen
(2011)
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