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ESL Reading List: Families
A list of materials for patrons who are learning English. All levels included!
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Two Hands to Love You
Diane Adams; Jon Davis (Illustrator); Paige Keiser (Illustrator)
Call Number: PICTURE ADAMS
Illustrations and simple rhyming text show how the guiding hands of a family are always there to love and nurture a child, from birth to the first day of school.
Aunt Claire's Yellow Beehive Hair
Deborah Blumenthal; Mary GrandPré
Call Number: PICTURE BLUMENTH
A girl, seeking her connection to family past and present, creates a special book in tribute and remembrance, leaving blank pages for future memories.
Lisa Bullard; Omarr Wesley (Illustrator); Brandon Reibeling (Illustrator)
Call Number: PICTURE BULLARD
Explains what a family is including parent, siblings and grandparents.
Robin Cruise; Kevin Hawkes (Illustrator)
Call Number: PICTURE CRUISE
As he grows from infancy to three-years of age, Bartleby Huddle remains quiet, not speaking a word, until the day Grampy Huddle arrives and discovers the solution.
John Farrell; Maurie J. Manning (Illustrator)
Call Number: PICTURE FARRELL
Simple text and illustrations of diverse families show how children affect their loved ones for the better.
Who's in My Family?
Robie H. Harris; Nadine Bernard Westcott (Illustrator)
Call Number: PICTURE HARRIS
Nellie and her little brother Gus discuss all kinds of families during a day at the zoo and dinner at home with their relatives afterwards.
All Kinds of Families!
Mary Ann Hoberman; Marc Boutavant (Illustrator)
Call Number: PICTURE HOBERMAN
Rhyming text and illustrations explore the ways people, animals, and even objects can form families.
What a Family
Rachel Isadora (Illustrator)
Call Number: PICTURE ISADORA
Grandpa Max explains to Ollie the ways their relatives are connected and the things they have in common.
Bear with Me
Max Kornell; Max Kornell (Illustrator)
Call Number: PICTURE KORNELL
A boy at first is angry when his parents suddenly welcome a giant bear named Gary into their family, but eventually he and Gary learn to get along.
Big Sisters Are the Best
Fran Manushkin; Kirsten Richards (Illustrator)
Call Number: PICTURE MANUSHKI
The story follows a young girl as she helps to care for the new baby in her family.
The Family Book
Todd Parr (Illustrator)
Call Number: PICTURE PARR
Represents a variety of families, some big and some small, some with only one parent and some with two moms or dads, some quiet and some noisy, but all alike in some ways and special no matter what.
Ninety-Three in My Family
Erica S. Perl; Mike Lester (Illustrator)
Call Number: PICTURE PERL
A young boy explains to the mailman that his family consists of ninety-three members, including his parents, sisters, and an assortment of pets.
All Families Are Special
Norma Simon; Teresa Flavin (Illustrator)
Call Number: PICTURE SIMON
Students in Mrs. Mack's class describe their families--big or small, living together or apart, with two moms or none--and learn why every family is special and important.
I Lost My Bear
Jules Feiffer (Illustrator)
Call Number: READ-ALONG FEIFFER
When she cannot find her favorite stuffed toy, a young girl asks her mother, father, and older sister for help.
John Rocco (Illustrator)
Call Number: READ-ALONG ROCCO
When a busy family's activities come to a halt because of a blackout, they find they enjoy spending time together and not being too busy for once.
Ira Sleeps Over
Bernard Waber (Illustrator)
Call Number: READ-ALONG WABER
A little boy is excited at the prospect of spending the night at his friend's house but worries how he'll get along without his teddy bear.
James J. Crist; Elizabeth Verdick
Call Number: 306.875 CRIST
Describes the relationship between siblings and the things they share, including parents, problems, and personal space.
The Great Big Book of Families
Mary Hoffman; Ros Asquith (Illustrator)
Call Number: 306.85 HOFFMAN
We All Have Different Families
Melissa Higgins; Donna Barkman (Consultant Editor)
Call Number: 306.85 HIGGINS
Simple text and full-color photos celebrate different kinds of families.
Call Number: 306.85 JONES
Family is made up of the people we care about. Young readers will learn that a family is made up of the people we are related to, as well as other people we care about and people who serve as our role models.
My Mom (Mi Mamá)
Call Number: 306.8743 CATT
Explains what a mother is, the different kinds of things they can do, and the relationships that they have with their children.
My Grandparents = Mis Abuelos
Call Number: 306.8745 CATT
Introduces grandparents, discussing the things that they do with their grandchildren and why they are an important part of the family.
My Uncles and Aunts = Mis tios y tias
Call Number: 306.87 CATT
Explains what aunts and uncles are and the relationships that they have with their nieces and nephews.
My Cousins = Mis primos
Call Number: 306.87 SEBASTIA
Explains what cousins are and the relationships that they have with each other.
My Brothers and Sisters = Mis hermanos
Call Number: 306.875 SEBASTIA
Explains what brothers and sisters are, different kinds of siblings, and the relationships that they have with each other.
Nov 13, 2018 4:28 PM
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