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Who’s In My Family?: All About Our Families by Robie H. Harris and Illustrated by Nadine Bernard Westcott

Join Nellie and Gus and their family — plus all manner of other families — for a day at the zoo, where they see animal families galore! To top off their day, Nellie and Gus invite friends and relatives for a fun dinner at home. Accessible, humorous, and full of charming illustrations depicting families of many configurations, this engaging story interweaves conversations between the siblings and a matter-offact text, making it clear to every child that whoever makes up your family, it is perfectly normal — and totally wonderful.
Trusted New York Times best-selling author Robie H. Harris continues her series for preschoolers with a look at the many kinds of families that make up our world.

This was another author I really wanted to meet while at BEA this year and I’m so happy I had the chance! Robie Harris writes wonderful books for children that have to do with all those off the wall questions you never quite know how to answer. Things like, “where do babies come from, are my parents going to leave and never come back, why do I have to go to bed I’m not tired, do I really have to clean up?” and many more. Her books are straight forward and beautifully illustrated, especially in her two most recent from Candlewick Press. This is another great book for inquisitive kids, but I’d highly recommend checking out her website for more!

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4 Responses to The Year of the Picture Book – Who’s In My Family? by Robie H. Harris

  1. Gina says:

    I can definitely see this one, actually these TWO titles being big hits with our family shoppers. Not a week goes by that someone isn’t stopping in for a “growing up” book. Gives another option to recommend. Thanks for sharing!

    • These are really such hard books to choose, because you have to walk a fine line. Harris does a good job of being straight forward with the facts, but not making it too uncomfortable for the parent/adult reading it. They’re really great resources!

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