Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Families by Shelley Rotner and Sheila M. Kelly –ADVISABLE

Rotner, Shelley and Kelly, Sheila Families Holiday House, 2015. $17.95 PICTURE BOOK/NON-FICTION
This large bright picture book features modern color photography of all kinds of families. It includes simple text such as ‘some families are big’ and ‘some families are small’, and “sometimes the people in a family look alike”. Shows extended families, same sex parent families, adoptions, and more.
I really liked this book! The photography was fresh and modern and the simple words were great for many children. This really spans the wide variety of family types. I know every schools policy is different, but it is something to consider that families with two moms and one with two dads are represented. Sometimes this can cause a controversy for school librarians (shouldn’t for public), but I am still rating the book as advisable.
PRE-K, EL(K-3) –ADVISABLE Reviewer: Stephanie Elementary School Librarian & Author.

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