Families can look like many things. When I was a child, children’s books either depicted homogenous, white families with two to three children doing family things, or a family of animals with two to three children doing family things. Rarely were children’s books published that showed the wide variety and realities of family life. That’s changed, thankfully. Now, numerous children’s books show and celebrate families of many kinds doing their normal family things, which can also vary greatly! I love it, and I love reading all of them to my daughter. Here are 20 such children’s books that depict the diversity of family life, and also show what really makes a family—love and care. Every kind and type of family can be found in this board book. It’s a joyful and bright celebration of the many ways families take care of and love one another, from waking up bright and early in the morning to the sound of drumming, to splashing in the biggest puddles. It’s such a sweet message. The vibrant art and colors pop, and there are many things toddlers can point to and name. A mother and father call their little girl all kinds of silly names to show her how much they love her in this poetic boar...