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Kat's Fall

by Shelley Hrdlitschka
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: parents, sexual abuse, law & crime

Darcy's mother is getting out of jail. Ten years ago she was convicted of throwing Darcy's baby sister off a fifth floor balcony. Kat survived, but Darcy has spent the last decade raising his sister, giving her the love and support she has been denied by an absent mother and an uncaring father. Now, with their mother about to be released, their fat …

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Molly Brown is Not a Clown

by Linda Rogers, illustrated by Rick VanKrugel
edition: Paperback
tagged: parents

Once again Linda Rogers and Rick Van Krugel have teamed up to create a zany adventure story. Molly Brown's mum is a clown, but Molly longs desperately for normalcy, including ordinary dinners and regular hours. And most of all, Molly longs for her vanished father.

Molly's frenetic search for her missing father draws her Chinese-Canadian friend Troup …

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Mi Papa

by Debbie Bailey & Susan Huszar
edition: Hardcover
tagged: parents

The Talk-About-Books series is designed to enhance a baby or toddler’s first collection of books.

Each book is illustrated with realistic and comforting photographs. Children from various familial, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds interact with their fathers.  The simple text and engaging photos invite and encourage discussion between adult and ch …

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Mi Mama

by Debbie Bailey & Susan Huszar
edition: Hardcover
tagged: parents

The Talk-About-Books series is designed to enhance a baby or toddler’s first collection of books.

Each book is illustrated with realistic and comforting photographs. Children from various familial, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds interact with their mothers.  The simple text and engaging photos invite and encourage discussion between adult and ch …

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Siempre Te Querre

by Robert Munsch, illustrated by Sheila McGraw
edition: Paperback
tagged: classics, parents

A young woman holds her newborn son
And looks at him lovingly.

Softly she sings to him:
"I'll love you forever
I'll like you for always
As long as I'm living
My baby you'll be."

So begins the story that has touched the hearts of millions of Americans. Since publication in l986, Love You Forever has sold more than 30 million copies in paperback a …

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My Dad

by Debbie Bailey, illustrated by Susan Huszar
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 1 to 3
  • Grade: p
tagged: parents

This innovative series grew out of a desire to provide all children with the opportunity to see themselves within the books they are reading and to identify with the children and families they see. The diversity of today’s families is clearly captured. The simple text and engaging photographs explore the relationship between very young children a …

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My Mom

by Debbie Bailey, illustrated by Susan Huszar
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 1 to 3
  • Grade: p
tagged: parents

This innovative series grew out of a desire to provide all children with the opportunity to see themselves within the books they are reading and to identify with the children and families they see. The diversity of today’s families is clearly captured. The simple text and engaging photographs explore the relationship between very young children a …

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Good Families Don't

by Robert Munsch & Alan Daniel
edition: Paperback
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: humorous stories, parents

Good Families Don't is Munsch's funniest book yet, about a risqué subject that is guaranteed to have children--and adults--rolling in the aisles.

When Carmen tries to tell her parents that there is a big fart lying on her bed, they don't believe her.  "Good families like ours," they tell her, "do not have farts."  But when they go upstairs to see, …

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I Love My Mom

by Caroline Bell
edition: Hardcover
tagged: parents

A whimsical, warm testimonial to mothers and motherhood.

Caroline Bell's magical animals and marvelous phrases will cause chuckles aplenty while reinforcing the close, caring bond between mother and child.