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    Families of Four Children

    I’m really enjoying writing about larger than average families, so many books I’m adding to my ‘go back and re-read with the younger children’ pile.  Thanks also to your comments I’m hearing of new titles too:) keep the suggestions coming and at the conclusion of this series I’ll gather all your suggestions into one post. Not wanting to leave ‘average’ nor ‘smaller than average’ families (still haven’t a definition of average;) out of the fun I’m going to broaden my family series to include families of three, two and one child/ren. Though finding books with one child could be another challenge luckily I love book challenges. Chatting today about families…

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    Families Of Five Children

    Last week I suggested several books about families with six children or more. There are many more books about larger than average families. Today’s post is focusing on families of five children. This begs the question, just what is average? I’m thinking when I complete my series on books about large families, I’ll share some books about more average size families, families with three, two or one children/child. I thank you all for your suggestions and please keep them coming, I’ll eventually compile a separate post or add your suggestion to each post. Happy Little Family – Rebecca Caudill is the story of the Fairchild family, in particular Bonnie(4) who at…

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    Families Of Six Plus Children

    We are a book loving family and have discovered many family favourites over the years, books that have become entwined into our family memories and culture. Without fail when I pull an old favourite off the shelves to read to the next ‘set’, an older child will wander past and exclaim excitedly, “I remember that book!” and join us, leaving later with the book to finish reading quietly. Many of our favourites are about larger families with four and more children, the children enjoy these books as they too belong to a larger than average family.  Particularly beloved are book series and prolific authors. Looking around our shelves I found…

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    Large Family Picture Books

    Kendra’s sharing of her collection of picture books about large families, several of which we also enjoy, inspired me to search our boxes to see what further titles we had to add, happily I found several:) Princess Pam Fell Into the Jam – Cecilia Egan “A jolly king and queen had twenty-four daughters..” A hilariously funny rhyme about Princess Pam and her naughty sisters, whom are unique individuals, each natural princesses, who end up having a massive food fight. A hit with the children. The Story About Ping – Marjorie Flack Ping the duck lives on the Yangtze River with his father, mother, two sisters, three brothers, eleven aunts, seven uncles…