Books With Issues

Here are some of our favourite 'issues' recommendations, but this is just the beginning of our list. We'd love your contributions too, please leave comments below...

Books About Alternative Families

Heather Has Two Mommies by Leslea Newman 9781555835439
A Fire Engine For Ruthie by Leslea Newman 9780618159895
Uncle Bobby’s Wedding by Sarah Brannen 9780399247125
Molly’s Family by Nancy Garden 9780374350024
King & King by Linda De Haan 9781582460611
King & King & Family by Linda De Haan 9781582461137
And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson 9780689878459
All Families Are Different by Sol Gordon 9781573927659
Mom And Mum Are Getting Married by Ken Setterington 9781896764849
Mommy Mama and Me by Leslea Newman 9781582462639


We Belong Together : A Book About Adoption by Todd Parr 9780733323119

Over-Seas Adoption

The Lamb-A-Roo by Diana Kimpton 9781862336575
My Mei Mei by Ed Young 9780399243394
I Don’t Have Your Eyes by Carrie A Kitze 9780972624428
Over the Moon: An Adoption Tale by Karen Katz 9780805067071
Motherbridge Of Love by Xinran 9781846860478
We Belong Together : A Book About Adoption by Todd Parr 9780733323119
The Red Thread An Adoption Fairy Tale by Grace Lin 9780807569221
Waiting For May by Janet Morgan Stoeke 9780142408537
Divorce/ Single Parents
Dinosaurs Divorce by Laurie Krasney Brown 9780316109963
Two Homes by Claire Masurel 9780744589252
Every Second Friday by Kiri Lightfoot 9780340956137
Molly And Her Dad by Jan Ormerod 9781921272974
A Day With Dad by Holmberg 9781406313840
Fine As We Are by Algi Hall 9780864616784
A Dad Who Measures Up by David Cali 9780958557191


The Name Jar by Yangsook Choi 9780440417996

Death and Saying Goodbye

Are You Sad Little Bear by Rivett, Rachel 9780745961378

Thanks to Elvira Ralston for sharing her knowledge.


  1. A lighthearted book dealing with divorce suggested by Hachette Children's Books Australia: 'Mum and Dad Glue' by Kes Gray - A little boy tries to mend his parents' marriage with glue

  2. Thanks for giving 'A Dad Who Measures Up' a plug!

  3. 'Every Second Friday' tackles the 'seperation' issue in a contemporary family setting and it's fun!