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. For more great reads, check out our Coming-of-Age Books and Funny Books for Kids.

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Fry Bread

age 3+

Lyrical tale shows role of special food in family, culture.

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Last Stop on Market Street

age 3+

Tender story of Nana showing grandson city beauty via bus.

By: Matt de la Peña (2015)
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The Airport Book

age 4+

Fun account of family's travel day tells all about airports.

By: Lisa Brown (2016)
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Gus & Me: The Story of My Granddad and My First Guitar

age 4+

Rolling Stones guitarist's warm, inspiring childhood memoir.

By: Keith Richards (2014)
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Lift

age 4+

Sibling rivalry softens amid rich images, magic elevator.

By: Minh Le (2020)
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Dory Fantasmagory: Book 1

age 6+

Funny, relatable tale of 6-year-old with wild imagination.

By: Abby Hanlon (2014)
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This Is the Rope: A Story From the Great Migration

age 6+

Lyrical story of a rope and one family's migration North.

By: Jacqueline Woodson (2013)
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Fly Away

age 7+

Warm, poetic family story shows sweet sibling relationship.

By: Patricia MacLachlan (2014)
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Little House in the Big Woods

age 7+

Beloved classic follows a frontier family for four seasons.

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Billy Miller Makes a Wish

age 8+

Funny family story has warmth, sibling strife, kindness.

By: Kevin Henkes (2021)
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The Blossoming Universe of Violet Diamond

age 8+

Sweet tale of biracial girl in search of lost family.

By: Brenda Woods (2014)
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Clean Getaway

age 9+

Boy and grandma's thrilling ride through U.S., family past.

By: Nic Stone (2020)
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Crenshaw

age 8+

Pitch-perfect story about boy and family facing hard times.

By: Katherine Applegate (2015)
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The Fantastic Family Whipple

age 8+

Comically creepy tale of celebrity family hit by a curse.

By: Matthew Ward (2013)
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Fudge-a-Mania

age 8+

Funny, realistic family takes Fudge on vacation.

By: Judy Blume (1990)
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I Can Make This Promise

age 8+

Native American girl learns family secrets in touching tale.

By: Christine Day (2019)
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Just My Luck

age 8+

Touching fourth-grade story of empathy and kindness.

By: Cammie McGovern (2016)
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More to the Story

age 8+

Warm Little Women update stars Pakistani American sisters.

By: Hena Khan (2019)
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The Secret of Nightingale Wood

age 8+

Suspenseful WWI family drama has feel of a classic.

By: Lucy Strange (2017)
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Silver Meadows Summer

age 8+

Poignant story of Puerto Rican girl adapting to life in U.S.

By: Emma Otheguy (2019)
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