Till preschool level, the family remains the only learning ground for kids. Toddlers and preschoolers love family books, as they are relatable, comfortable, and soothing. Here are a few good picture books about family that are perfect for fun read-aloud.

picture books about family for toddlers and preschoolers

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Books About Family For Toddlers & Preschoolers

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The Family Book

This picture book celebrates all types of families. Teach your child about adopted families, step-families, one-parent families, families with same-sex parents, as well as the traditional family. Humorous Language and quirky, bright illustrations make this book a good read-aloud.

Image of the book - Who's In My Family? - for toddlers and preschoolers

Who’s In My Family?

Join Nellie and Gus for a trip to the zoo and meet different kinds of families. The conversation includes references to single parents, foster parents, separated parents, kids who live with relatives, and more. The pictures depict interracial families also.

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Two Is Enough

This charming book shows that just two people are enough to create memories and have good times. This book is an ode to single parenting. Children hanging out with one parent or living with one should not feel left out.

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Counting Kisses: A Kiss & Read Book

This adorable board book is perfect for family bonding with kids at bedtime. How many kisses does a baby need before falling asleep? The interactive book counts down kisses – starting with ten kisses on the first page to one final goodnight kiss at the last one. Your child would surely love getting kissed from head to toe.

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The Great Big Book of Families

What fun things a child does with the family? From going on holidays to having a party at home, or spending cozy time together – the list is endless. The illustration depicts families with all types and backgrounds – poor, rich, diverse culture, different religions.

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Daddy Hugs 1 2 3

This book celebrates father’s bonding with kids. Count and hug while reading this adorable book. A book suitable for babies and toddlers.

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This book with real pictures showcases different versions of modern families. Some kids live with aunts, uncles, grandparents, some with single parents. But all are happy and loved. Children living with a single parent or other relatives can relate to this book.

Image of the book - Love Makes a Family - for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Love Makes a Family

This inclusive board book showcases the love family members share for each other. Through simple daily activities like waking up, cooking together, helping each other – this book celebrates the special bond.

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What Is a Family

Just like humans, every animal, insects have their families. Read about all kinds of families around us. Using alphabets A to Z, the book introduces kids to ants colony, bats clouds, dolphin pods, etc. Family is – where all stay together and take care of each other. A loving concept for babies to preschoolers.

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Grandma Wishes

This book celebrates the special bond between grandparents and grandkids. With rhyming text, the book narrates the lovely things a grandma wishes for her grandchild. And the dreams she has for the kid. The pictures of animal families is beautiful and perfect for keeping young readers engaged.

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I Belong

This soothing board book reassures the kids that they have a safe place where they belong. There will always be family to listen to and help when needed. Home is the place where kids are loved, and they can share their happiness and sorrow. The illustrations are realistic and showcase the bond between family members.

Image of the book - Families Belong - for Toddlers & Preschoolers

Families Belong

Celebrate the small and big things families do together. From singing songs to sharing food, dancing – everything is an act of togetherness. Read this book and find out the fun activities you do together as a family.

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Wolfie the Bunny

Read the charming tale of a Bunny family that has adopted a wolf son. The bunny daughter Dot is not happy. She is worried that Wolfie will eat them all up. But the bunny parents are just too happy with the new baby. Read the story and find out how Dot and Wolfie come together. A sweet tale of adoption and sibling rivalry.

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Two Homes

This book is suitable for kids of parents going through a separation. Read the story of Alex, who lives in two houses. The story narrates how Alex loves both the houses – his Dad’s and Mom’s. And how Alex loves living in both of them. He knows he is loved no matter where he lives.

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We Are Family

Follow a family and discuss the things they do together. There is a total of eight different families. The pictures depict families with ethnic diversity, disability, same-sex, grandparents raising kids, and more. Rhyming text and beautiful illustration highlights the message of love and being together.

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Pete the Cat: Rock On, Mom and Dad!

Pete the cat wants to surprise his mom and dad. Mom and Dad do so much for Pete, so Pete also wants to showcase his love for his parents. The book ends with a sweet message of how the only thing that matters is doing things from the heart.