Family

The Family Tree Detective : cracking the case of your family's story

By Ann Douglas

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Describes how to trace one's family history by interviewing relatives, collecting family memorabilia, and using published and electronic sources, and suggests ways of recording, organizing, and presenting the data. Suggested for ages 8-13.
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My Backyard History Book

By David Weitzmann

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Activities and projects, such as making time capsules and rubbings and tracing genealogy, demonstrate that learning about the past begins at home. Suggested for ages 8-12.
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Me and my Family tree

By Joan Sweeny

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Using a family tree, a child explains how her brother, parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins are related to her. Suggested for ages 4-8.
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Homeplace

By Ann Shelby

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A grandmother and her grandchild trace their family history. Suggested for ages 4-8.
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Emmaline and the Bunny

Emmaline and the Bunny by Katherine Hannigan is a sweet, cautionary tale about the dangers of eliminating the messiness of nature from our everyday lives. Emmaline lives with her parents in the tiny town of Neatasapin which is run by the bad tempered Mayor Oliphant. The mayor's favorite pastime is making declarations about tidy people, tidy houses and tidy yards all in the name of keeping the town of Neatasapin as neat as a pin. Emmaline feels out of sorts because she enjoys playing in the mud, running and jumping and hollering the occasional "hoopalala!" When Emmaline's parents ask her what she would like for her birthday, she asks for a bunny to call her own.   Bunnies are messy. Bunnies are untidy. How can Emmaline make a place for a bunny in a place like Neatasapin?

Luna: A Novel

By Julie Anne Peters

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Fifteen-year-old Regan's life, which has always revolved around keeping her older brother Liam's transsexuality a secret, changes when Liam decides to start the process of "transitioning" by first telling his family and friends that he is a girl who was born in a boy's body.
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Little Women

By Louisa May Alcott

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Chronicles the joys and sorrows of the four March sisters as they grow into young ladies in nineteenth-century New England.
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Pete's a Pizza

By William Steig

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When Pete is in a bad mood, his father turns him into a pizza by first rolling him like dough and then pretending to top him with ingredients until the final personal touch. Preschool
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Toby, Where are You?

By William Steig

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Toby loves hiding from his parents, but when he begins to think they will never find him, he just can't stand it. Suggested for ages 2-4.
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Don't Forget to Come Back!

By Robie H. Harris and Harry Bliss (Illustrator)

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When her parents go out for the evening, a little girl threatens to run off to Alaska but has a good time with the babysitter instead.
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