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 Book Poster Image
Lyrical tale shows role of special food in family, culture.
By Kevin Noble Maillard
(2019)
(2019)
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Last Stop on Market Street Book Poster Image
Tender story of Nana showing grandson city beauty via bus.
By Matt de la Peña
(2015)
(2015)
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The Airport Book Book Poster Image
Fun account of family's travel day tells all about airports.
By Lisa Brown
(2016)
(2016)
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Gus & Me: The Story of My Granddad and My First Guitar Book Poster Image
Rolling Stones guitarist's warm, inspiring childhood memoir.
By Keith Richards
(2014)
(2014)
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Lift Book Poster Image
Sibling rivalry softens amid rich images, magic elevator.
By Minh Le
(2020)
(2020)
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Dory Fantasmagory: Book 1 Book Poster Image
Funny, relatable tale of 6-year-old with wild imagination.
By Abby Hanlon
(2014)
(2014)
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This Is the Rope: A Story From the Great Migration Book Poster Image
Lyrical story of a rope and one family's migration north.
By Jacqueline Woodson
(2013)
(2013)
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Fly Away Book Poster Image
Warm, poetic family story shows sweet sibling relationship.
By Patricia MacLachlan
(2014)
(2014)
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Little House in the Big Woods Book Poster Image
Beloved classic follows a frontier family for four seasons.
By Laura Ingalls Wilder
(2007)
(1932)
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The Blossoming Universe of Violet Diamond Book Poster Image
Sweet tale of biracial girl in search of lost family.
By Brenda Woods
(2014)
(2014)
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Clean Getaway Book Poster Image
Boy and grandma's thrilling ride through U.S., family past.
By Nic Stone
(2020)
(2020)
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Crenshaw Book Poster Image
Pitch-perfect story about boy and family facing hard times.
By Katherine Applegate
(2015)
(2015)
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The Fantastic Family Whipple Book Poster Image
Comically creepy tale of celebrity family hit by a curse.
By Matthew Ward
(2013)
(2013)
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Fudge-a-Mania Book Poster Image
Funny, realistic family takes Fudge on vacation.
By Judy Blume
(2011)
(1990)
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I Can Make This Promise Book Poster Image
Native American girl learns family secrets in touching tale.
By Christine Day
(2019)
(2019)
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Just My Luck Book Poster Image
Touching fourth-grade story of empathy and kindness.
By Cammie McGovern
(2016)
(2016)
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More to the Story Book Poster Image
Warm Little Women update stars Pakistani American sisters.
By Hena Khan
(2019)
(2019)
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The Secret of Nightingale Wood Book Poster Image
Suspenseful WWI family drama has feel of a classic.
By Lucy Strange
(2017)
(2017)
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Silver Meadows Summer Book Poster Image
Poignant story of Puerto Rican girl adapting to life in U.S.
By Emma Otheguy
(2019)
(2019)
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Some Places More Than Others Book Poster Image
Tween girl helps heal family rift in charming novel.
By Renée Watson
(2019)
(2019)
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Stef Soto, Taco Queen Book Poster Image
Warm, funny tale of family, tacos, and middle school.
By Jennifer Torres
(2017)
(2017)
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Unidentified Suburban Object Book Poster Image
Quirky take on identity is surprising and funny.
By Mike Jung
(2017)
(2017)
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Caterpillar Summer Book Poster Image
Touching tale of girl's summer with brother, family secrets.
By Gillian McDunn
(2019)
(2019)
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The Crossover Book Poster Image
Soaring, poignant, novel in verse hits all the right spots.
By Kwame Alexander
(2014)
(2014)
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Finding Orion Book Poster Image
Heart, humor, discoveries fill oddball family quest tale.
By John David Anderson
(2019)
(2019)
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The Forget-Me-Not Summer: Silver Sisters, Book 1 Book Poster Image
Sisters grow closer away from home in smart coming-of-ager.
By Leila Howland
(2016)
(2015)
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The Mighty Miss Malone Book Poster Image
Unforgettable 12-year-old girl battles the Great Depression.
By Christopher Paul Curtis
(2012)
(2012)
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A Night Divided Book Poster Image
Sharp-eyed Cold War stunner has high intrigue, family drama.
By Jennifer A. Nielsen
(2015)
(2015)
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The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy Book Poster Image
Sisters romp through summer in old-fashioned charmer.
By Jeanne Birdsall
(2005)
(2005)
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Sarah, Plain and Tall Book Poster Image
Warm family story of children's wish for a mother.
By Patricia MacLachlan
(2013)
(1985)
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Sisters Book Poster Image
Funny, moving memoir should appeal to younger comics fans.
By Raina Telgemeier
(2014)
(2014)
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Stella by Starlight Book Poster Image
Compelling, nuanced tale of loving family under segregation.
By Sharon M. Draper
(2014)
(2015)
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We Dream of Space Book Poster Image
Captivating tale of family, friendship, Challenger tragedy.
By Erin Entrada Kelly
(2020)
(2020)
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As Brave As You Book Poster Image
Poignant summer adventure brims with family love and hope.
By Jason Reynolds
(2016)
(2016)
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Counting Thyme Book Poster Image
Sensitive, engaging tale of girl with seriously ill brother.
By Melanie Conklin
(2016)
(2016)
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Each Tiny Spark Book Poster Image
Cuban American tween busts stereotypes in appealing tale.
By Pablo Cartaya
(2019)
(2019)
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The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora Book Poster Image
Vibrant, touching story of lovelorn teen finding his voice.
By Pablo Cartaya
(2017)
(2017)
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Hold Fast Book Poster Image
Touching story of resourceful girl solving a family mystery.
By Blue Balliett
(2013)
(2013)
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Little Women Book Poster Image
Classic still charms despite outdated gender roles.
By Louisa May Alcott
(2009)
(1868)
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Louisiana's Way Home Book Poster Image
Harrowing, heartfelt, funny tale of '70s Southern tween.
By Kate DiCamillo
(2018)
(2018)
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Pay Attention, Carter Jones Book Poster Image
Butler with cricket bat rescues family in sweet, funny tale.
By Gary D. Schmidt
(2019)
(2019)
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Rebound Book Poster Image
Heartfelt, soaring, fast-break story of loss and growth.
By Kwame Alexander
(2018)
(2018)
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Revolution Is Not a Dinner Party Book Poster Image
Gripping story, great intro to China's Cultural Revolution.
By Ying Chang Compestine
(2008)
(2007)
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Shouting at the Rain Book Poster Image
Girl grapples with being abandoned in bittersweet tale.
By Lynda Mullaly Hunt
(2019)
(2019)
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Surviving the Applewhites Book Poster Image
Lighthearted tale of eccentric family's creative homeschool.
By Stephanie S. Tolan
(2011)
(2002)
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The True History of Lyndie B. Hawkins Book Poster Image
Well-told Southern tale touches on suicide, alcoholism.
By Gail Shepherd
(2019)
(2019)
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Turtle in Paradise Book Poster Image
Depression-era story teaches history, meaning of family.
By Jennifer Holm
(2011)
(2010)
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Darius the Great Is Not Okay Book Poster Image
Unforgettable, heartwarming story of friendship and family.
By Adib Khorram
(2019)
(2018)
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I Capture the Castle Book Poster Image
Captivating story of teen's eccentric English family.
By Dodie Smith
(2011)
(2003)
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You Bring the Distant Near Book Poster Image
Empowering tale of pursuing dreams, honoring heritage.
By Mitali Perkins
(2017)
(2017)
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All the Crooked Saints Book Poster Image
Lovely, lyrical family story explores miracles and music.
By Maggie Stiefvater
(2017)
(2017)
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Bridge of Clay Book Poster Image
Expansive, touching saga of Aussie family's losses, loves.
By Markus Zusak
(2018)
(2018)
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Far from the Tree Book Poster Image
Beautifully written story about finding your family.
By Robin Benway
(2017)
(2017)
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Gem & Dixie Book Poster Image
Compelling story of teen sisters neglected by their parents.
By Sara Zarr
(2017)
(2017)
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Infinite Sky Book Poster Image
Compelling tale of first love, violent fractured family.
By C.J. Flood
(2014)
(2014)
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Pride Book Poster Image
Sparkling multi-ethnic reimagining of "Pride and Prejudice."
By Ibi Zoboi
(2018)
(2018)
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Dig Book Poster Image
Dig
Haunting, surreal tale explores cost of family dysfunction.
By A.S. King
(2019)
(2019)
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The Last True Poets of the Sea Book Poster Image
Emotional story of healing, friendship, family, and romance.
By Julia Drake
(2019)
(2019)
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Sense and Sensibility Book Poster Image
Classic novel is rich in romance and humor.
By Jane Austen
(2011)
(1811)
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The Way You Make Me Feel Book Poster Image
Sweet coming-of-age tale explores family, food, friendship.
By Maurene Goo
(2018)
(2018)
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All the Days Past, All the Days to Come Book Poster Image
Young woman finds independence in compelling saga finale.
By Mildred D. Taylor
(2020)
(2020)
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