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National Cousins Day – 10 Great Books About Cousins

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.

1. Dozens of Cousins

By Shutta Crum

A great book about a chaotic family reunion.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Just Me and My Cousin

by Mercer Mayer

The Little Critter enjoys adventures with his cousin.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. A Dozen Cousins

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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. Cousins

by Susan Bolch and illustrated by Aquarellina

A cute story describing the relationship and bond between cousins.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. We’ll Mail Ourselves To You

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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6. Goodnight Ellie, Goodnight Marguerite

by Kevin Jolivette

A baby book for best cousins, this story features two cousins whose relationship goes far beyond blood.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7. God Gave Us Family

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8. When the Cousins Came

by Katie Yamasaki

A great book about family and multicultural differences.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9. My Cousin Momo

by Zachariah OHora

A cute story teaching kids that doing things differently can be fun.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10. The Relatives Came

by Cynthia Rylant and illustrated by Stephan Gammell

An award-winning story about fun with extended family.

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