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My Rows and Piles of Coins
by Tololwa M. Mollel
I emptied my secret money box, arranged the coins in piles and the piles in rows... The market is full of wonderful things, but Saruni is saving his precious coins for a red and blue bicycle. How happy he will be when he can help his mother carry heavy loads to market on his very own bicycle -- and how disappointed he is to discover that he hasn't saved nearly enough. Determination and generosity are at the heart of this tale, set in Tanzania and illustrated with glowing watercolors that capture the warmth of Saruni's family and the excitement of market day.


Families
by Ann Morris
Some children live with their mothers and fathers. Others have stepparents or live with just one parent. Still others live with grandparents or foster parents who chose them specially. But all children are part of families -- big and small, loving, sharing, and caring for one another. This look at all kinds of families from all over the world helps young children begin to think about families they belong to as it gives them a glimpse into the rich variety of world cultures.


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The Family Book
by Todd Parr
There are so many different types of families, and The Family Book celebrates them all in a funny, silly, and reassuring way. Parr includes adopted families, step-families, one-parent families, and families with two parents of the same sex, as well as the traditional nuclear family. His quirky humor and bright, childlike illustrations will make children feel good about their families. Parents and teachers can use this book to encourage children to talk about their families and the different kinds of families that exist.

Over the Moon: An Adoption Tale
by Karen Katz
Your baby has been born! She is wonderful. Come quickly and get her. Over the Moon: An Adoption Tale is a magical, reassuring story of one adoptive family's beginnings, told in words and pictures that are just right for the youngest child -- an ideal story to share with families everywhere. A long-awaited baby is born, and the adoptive parents who have been dreaming of her fly far, far away to bring her home.


Dinosaurs Divorce
by Marc Brown, Laurie Krasny Brown
Sympathetic to the full range of feelings that divorce produces, the authors use evocative cartoon dinosaur characters to convey their message. Chapters address such concerns as why parents divorce, what will happen to "me," where will holidays be celebrated, living in two homes, and more. Expressively illustrated with accompanying succinct text, this upbeat, straightforward treatment of a potentially confusing, traumatic childhood experience is comprehensive. Prediction: this will become a real "security blanket" for those young readers in need. (School Library Journal)


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