Families Grow

Families Grow
by Dan Saks
illustrator Brooke Smart
from Rise x Penguin Workshop

A rhyming, light-hearted celebration of the different ways a family can grow.

A wish began your journey
And now that you are here
Our family has grown with love
With love for you, my dear.

This warm appreciation of love invites the youngest readers to share in the joy and excitement of expecting families. The lyrical, rhyming text subtly references pregnancy, surrogacy, and adoption, gently touching on the different ways a family can grow. The book’s celebratory yet comforting tone incites both appreciation and understanding, leaving readers with a lasting message of unconditional familial love. Includes a simple glossary at the end.

Families Grow follows Families Belong and Families Can, also written by Dan Saks and illustrated by Brooke Smart.



“Lyrical, rhyming text depicts various ways families grow in this inclusive board book. . . . A wonderful addition to library shelves everywhere.” School Library Journal (starred review)


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