It’s National Cousins Day, a great day to read some books about extended families, particularly cousins. I’ve searched and gathered some books about cousins that you can read with your child. These stories teach lessons on differences, love, and friendship.
By Shutta Crum
A great book about a chaotic family reunion.
by Mercer Mayer
The Little Critter enjoys adventures with his cousin.
by Lori Haskins Houran and illustrated by Sam Usher
What’s life like for a girl with 12 male cousins? Find out in this funny book!
by Susan Bolch and illustrated by Aquarellina
A cute story describing the relationship and bond between cousins.
by Barbara Sonner
A story about cousins who love to visit, but their parents can’t always bring them, so they come up with an alternative!
by Kevin Jolivette
A baby book for best cousins, this story features two cousins whose relationship goes far beyond blood.
by Lisa Tarn Bergren and illustrated by David Hohn
Little Pup’s wolf family takes him to the family reunion. A great story teaching children about families and appreciating what we have.
by Katie Yamasaki
A great book about family and multicultural differences.
by Zachariah OHora
A cute story teaching kids that doing things differently can be fun.
by Cynthia Rylant and illustrated by Stephan Gammell
An award-winning story about fun with extended family.