Topic Books about Families for Children EYFS & KS1

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The Great Big Book of Families by Mary Hoffman

What is a family? This is a fresh look through children's eyes at today's wide variety of family life: from homes, food, ways of celebrating to getting around, jobs and housework, from extended families, languages and hobbies to pets and family trees.


Love Makes a Family

by Sophie Beer

In this exuberant book, many different families are shown in happy activity. Whether a child has two mums, two dads, one parent, or one of each, this simple book demonstrates that what's most important in each family's life is the love the family members share.


Five Minutes' Peace 

by Jill Murphy

Mrs Large just needs 5 minutes peace from her boisterous children but it soon becomes clear that mum's quiet time is to be very short-lived! Family life is beautifully observed in this warm and funny modern classic.

When I Was a Child

by Andy Stanton 

There is magic in everything. The world is a spinning star, No matter how old you are. This stunning book is a celebration of the special bond between a grandparent and child as they share the magic, joy and love in the world, both past and present. 


Grandma Bird

by Benji Davies

Noi isn’t sure about staying at Grandma’s. Grandma boils seaweed for soup, and there’s not much to do on the island where she lives. But that’s before Noi gets swept up in the dramatic rescue that will mark the beginning of their new friendship.

The New Small Person

by Lauren Child

Lauren Child tells the familiar tale of a less-than-welcome sibling with subtlety, insight, affection, and humour. A story that gets to the heart of a child’s evolving emotions about becoming a big brother or sister.


Superhero Dad 

by Timothy Knapman

Dad might not have a superhero mask or wear his pants outside his trousers, but his super snores can be heard a thousand miles away, he tells super jokes and can even make super-scary monsters go away at bedtime. As part of a parent series.

My Mum is a Supermum

by Angela McAllister

Milo's mum always knows what he's up to. But how does she do it? There can only be one answer: she must have X-RAY VISION! So one day Milo decides to put Mum's powers to the test... A brilliantly funny picture book celebrating mums everywhere.


Grandad's Secret Giant 

by David Litchfield 

Billy doesn't believe his Grandad when he tells him there's a giant living in his town, doing good deeds for everyone. And why would he WANT to keep himself a secret? But as time goes on, Billy learns that some secrets are too BIG to stay secret for long. 

All About Families

by Felicity Brooks

Families come in all shapes and sizes. They speak different languages, eat different foods, live in different kinds of homes and celebrate special occasions in a variety of ways. Explore the similarities and differences in this lovely book.


Under the Love Umbrella 

by Davina Bell

A stunning celebration of the joy and comfort that is always with us, wherever we roam in the world. The families in the book represent the wonderful diversity that make our world what it is and show that there is nothing to fear from differences.

The Way to Treasure Island

by Lizzy Stewart

Matilda and her dad are very different. Matilda is fast and Dad is slow. Matilda is tidy and Dad is messy, and Matilda is quiet and Dad is VERY loud. They're off to find treasure, but Dad keeps getting distracted. Soon, they're lost and Matilda is getting crosser and crosser… Will they ever find the way to treasure island? 

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Big Book of Families

by Catherine Anholt

An appealing celebration of families and relations of all kinds. This big book is packed with families of all kinds - big, small, busy, noisy, happy, fighting, at home and on holiday... Meet brothers and sisters, mums and dads, grannies and granddads, and lots more. 


My Mum

by Antony Browne
A warm, funny tribute to Mum (and to mums everywhere) by the brilliant author and illustrator Anthony Browne. A lovely story to coincide with Mother's Day. Part of a collection including My Dad and My Brother.


Stella Brings the Family

by Miriam B Schiffer

Stella's class is having a Mother's Day celebration, but what's a girl with two daddies to do? Fortunately, Stella finds a unique solution to her party problem in this sweet story about love, acceptance and the true meaning of family.

Nick Butterworth's Family Series

by Nick Butterworth

Enjoy celebrating all the great things about the special people in our lives with these warm-hearted and uplifting stories. Including stories about Mum, Dad, Grandma and Grandpa.


And Tango Makes Three

by Justin Richardson

At the penguin house at the Central Park Zoo, two male penguins named Roy and Silo were a little bit different from the others. But their desire for a family was the same. And with the help of a kindly zookeeper, Roy and Silo got the chance to welcome a baby penguin of their very own. 


One Family

by George Shannon

Just how many things can "one" be? One box of crayons. One batch of cookies. One world. One family. This interactive book that shows how a family can be big or small and comprised of people of a range of genders and races.


Me and My Family Tree

by Joan Sweeney

A young girl uses simple language and her own childlike drawings to explain how the members of her family are related to her. Clear, colourful artwork and a fill-in family tree in the back help make the parts of the family - from 
siblings to grandparents to cousins - 
understandable to very young readers.

Families, Families, Families!

by Suzanne Lang

Do you have two dads? Or one step mum? Or what about the world’s biggest grandpa? Discover a whole host of silly animal families in this hilarious celebration of the love found in families big and small.


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