Diverse Famlies

Holiday Library Closure

All locations of Kitsap Regional Library will be closed Wednesday, Dec. 24 and Thursday, Dec. 25 for the Christmas holiday.

By: Knight, Margy Burns.
Describes the different ways various cultures welcome newborns, including singing songs, special meals, prayers, naming ceremonies, baptism, gifts, announcements, and planting trees.
By: Levine, Arthur A., 1962-
A rhyming countdown of the days of the week as a father and child find ways to spend time together while waiting for the weekend.
By: Parr, Todd.
Enhanced with bright illustrations, a picture book offers a look at the different types of families there are in the world today, such as traditional families, one-parent families, families with same sex parents, and stepfamilies.
By: Ransom, Jeanie Franz, 1957-
After reluctantly talking with her parents about their upcoming divorce, a young girl discovers that there will be some big changes but that their love for her will remain the same. Includes an afterword for parents on helping children through such a change.After reluctantly talking with her parents about their upcoming divorce, a young girl discovers that there will be some big changes but that their love for her will remain the same.
By: Coffelt, Nancy.
A little girl describes how she sometimes lives with her mother and sometimes with her father, but her dog, Fred, is her constant companion, in a heartwarming book that celebrates friendship.
By: Cochran, Bill, 1966-
While describing his not-so-weird life with his divorced parents, a young boy also describes some other things about himself that could be considered weird.
By: Smet, Marian De, 1976-
Nina recounts her feelings about her parents' divorce and describes what it is like to live in two households, in an honest account of divorce from a child's point of view that will reassure readers who are experiencing a similar family change.
By: Schmitz, Tamara.
Addison is a regular kid whose parents are going through a divorce, but he knows that no matter what happens, his parents will always love him, showing kids that having two homes to live in can be just as great as having two strong feet to stand on.
By: Edwards, Michelle.
On the first Hanukkah after Mama died, Papa and his two daughters try to make latkes and celebrate without her.
By: Schotter, Roni.
At Walter's World of Beauty, Luisa's secret plans are underway to create a very special birthday celebration for her hard-working, single mother who is employed there as a stylist.
By: Ritchie, Alison.
Rhyming text describes a day of fun and adventure that a bear shares with his father.
By: Levins, Sandra.
A boy's parents help him adjust to his new stepfamily when his mother remarries after a divorce.
By: Grimes, Nikki.
Twenty linked poems chronicle the complicated, angry, jealous, hopeful, and always authentic roads two new stepbrothers travel on their way to becoming brothers of the heart.
By: Bennett, Kelly.
A little girl celebrates her two fathers, who are very different except in one very important way.
By: Byrne, Gayle.
A young girl who lives with her grandparents experiences warmth, love, and closeness, even when she wonders why her parents are not raising her.
By: Dunrea, Olivier.
A young bear cub, who is alone in the world, and Old Bear, who is grumpy and tired of living alone, meet and discover what they have been missing.
By: Polacco, Patricia.
Welcome Comfort, a lonely foster child, is assured by his friend the school custodian that there is a Santa Claus, but he does not discover the truth until one wondrous and surprising Christmas Eve.
By: Lears, Laurie.
Every year on Megan's birthday, her birth mother, Kendra, sends a picture of the tree she planted the day Megan was born, so when Kendra decides to get married and move to a new house, Megan worries that she will be forgotten.
By: Rotner, Shelley.
Encourages readers to reflect and ask questions about adoption.
By: Newman, Lesléa.
From the moment Donovan wakes in the morning, he painstakingly prepares for his special role in the wedding ceremony of his two mothers.
By: Garden, Nancy.
When Molly draws a picture of her family for Open School Night, one of her classmates makes her feel bad because he says she cannot have a mommy and a mama.
By: Richardson, Justin, 1963-
At New York City's Central Park Zoo, two male penguins fall in love and start a family by taking turns sitting on an abandoned egg until it hatches.
By: Oelschlager, Vanita.
A young boy describes how his two mothers take care of him, from fishing, to coaching t-ball, to comforting him when he is upset.
By: Oelschlager, Vanita.
A young girl describes how her two daddies help her through her day, including her poppa cooking eggs and toast, her daddy fixing her knee when she is hurt, and both fathers being there for her when she needs love.
By: Brannen, Sarah S.
Although happy that Uncle Bobby is marrying his boyfriend, Jamie, Chloe can't help but worry that her place as his favorite person may be lost upon their special union, in a simple tale featuring an alternative family.