Sacramento Public Library

10 Books About Family

    Jazz Baby

    Jazz Baby - Lisa Wheeler

    With clapping, snapping, singing, and dancing, Baby and his whole family make jazzy music together.
    Monday is One Day

    Monday is One Day - Arthur A. Levine

    A rhyming countdown of the days of the week as parents and children find ways to spend time together while waiting for the weekend.
    The Hello, Goodbye Window

    The Hello, Goodbye Window - Norton Juster

    Looking through the kitchen window, a child and her doting grandparents watch stars, play games, and, most importantly, say hello and goodbye.
    A Birthday for Frances

    A Birthday for Frances - Russell Hoban

    Frances is jealous of her sister's birthday, but the birthday spirit finally moves her to reluctantly give away her coveted present.
    A Chair For My Mother

    A Chair For My Mother - Vera Williams

    After a fire, a neighborhood comes together to help a child, her mother, and her grandmother start over, but something is still missing until they save enough dimes to buy a comfortable armchair.
    The Pain and the Great One

    The Pain and the Great One - Judy Blume

    The Pain and his older sister, The Great One, each see the other as a troublemaker and the best-loved in the family.
    The Relatives Came

    The Relatives Came - Cynthia Rylant

    A family is thrilled to have a carload of relatives come up from Virginia for a summer of fun adventures.
    Benny and Penny in The Toy Breaker

    Benny and Penny in The Toy Breaker - Geoffrey Hayes

    When their cousin Bo comes to visit, Benny and Penny hide their toys and try to go on a treasure hunt without him, but Bo will not stop pestering them.
    Chickadee

    Chickadee - Louise Erdrich

    In 1866, Chickadee is kidnapped by two ne'er-do-well brothers and must make a daring escape, forge unlikely friendships, and set out on an exciting journey to get back to his family.
    Ramona and Her Mother

    Ramona and Her Mother - Beverly Cleary

    Ramona feels discriminated against because she is the youngest member of her family, and is convinced that her overworked mother doesn’t love her as much as she used to.