Have you ever drawn a family tree? Trees have similar parts, but they are not exactly the same. Leaves and branches form unique patterns. Different flowers and fruits grow in different climates. Families can also be similar while being unique. There are tons of stories about this theme, making it easy to find a book for this Reading Challenge category. It doesn't even have to be a book about a human family!
A famous writer named Leo Tolstoy once wrote that all happy families are alike, but each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way. Do you agree with this? Why or why not? Think about the relationships you have with each member of your family. What are some happy memories? What do you argue about? Maybe one of these books will remind you of your family!
Families by Jesse Unaapik Mike, Kerry McCluskey and Lenny Lishchenko
Families come in many different shapes and sizes, and what holds them all together is love!
The Language of Ghosts by Heather Fawcett
Noa is a princess who lives on an enchanted moving island. She has her hands full with royal pains like trying to help her older brother reclaim the throne and an annoying little sister. Not to mention the sea monster! Nominated for the 2022 Silver Birch Fiction Award.
The Lotterys Plus One by Emma Donoghue and Caroline Hadilaksono
Sumac has four parents, six siblings and five pets. They all live together in a big old house in Toronto. But life changes in funny, unexpected ways when a grumpy grandparent comes to stay.
Once Upon a Goat by Dan Richards and Eric Barclay
Once upon a time, a king and queen wished for a child. Any kid will do... literally!
Operation Sisterhood by Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich
It's always been just Bo and her mom. When Bo's mom gets married, it'll take some getting used to their new blended family. Will planning a neighbourhood party bring them closer together?
The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street by Karina Yan Glaser
The five Vanderbeeker siblings don't want to move. So they hatch some creative schemes to win over their landlord!