Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 1 to 3
- Grade: p
- Reading age: 1 to 3
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 and their environment.
The text and photographs of My Family explore some of the activities that families share, ranging from enjoying a flower to hanging up the laundry, from reading together to walking on a beach. In keeping with the celebration of diversity that has made this series famous, one of the children appears to be adopted, and there are several mixed-race couples.
About the authors
Debbie Bailey has a B.A. in Early Childhood Education, a B.Ed., and an M.A. in Applied Psychology. Her interest in board books developed when she began reading to her daughter. Debbie teaches kindergarten.
Sue Huszar has worked as a professional photographer for over 20 years. She started out as a photojournalist but went on to establish her own studio.
“Explores a topic familiar to most preschoolers . . . Huszar’s photographs support the concepts and have a good multicultural representation.”
School Library Journal
“Gloriously simple but effective . . . Very nicely done.”
Halifax Daily News
“Children and adults will enjoy exploring the pictures and text, which invite and encourage language development.”
“Adults and young children should find much to talk about when sharing this series together. The Talk-About-Books have been designed with great care. Pages are easy to turn, illustrations are large and framed with primary colors, the few words are carefully chosen and clearly laid out. Highly recommended for children three and under.”
“A great book to share!”
Reviews from Parent Council