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Stella Brings the Family

Stella Brings the Family

Current price: $16.99
Publication Date: May 5th, 2015
Chronicle Books
Second Star to the Right
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(Picture Book )
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A heartwarming story about a girl, her two dads, and the true meaning of family.

Stella's class is having a Mother's Day celebration, but what's a girl with two daddies to do? It's not that she doesn't have someone who helps her with her homework, or tucks her in at night. Stella has her Papa and Daddy who take care of her, and a whole gaggle of other loved ones who make her feel special and supported every day. She just doesn't have a mom to invite to the party. Fortunately, Stella finds a unique solution to her party problem in this sweet story about love, acceptance, and the true meaning of family.

MODERN DIVERSE FAMILIES: This sweet, sensitive story teaches children that while every family is different, every family is full of love.

HIGHLY ACCLAIMED BOOK: Stella Brings the Family has garnered praise from a wide range of publications, including Publisher’s Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, The New York Times, and more. The book has also earned numerous honors from organizations including the Anti-Defamation League, the GLBT Round Table of the American Library Association, and the Chicago Public Library, which selected Stella Brings the Family as a Best Picture Book of 2015.

RAVE REVIEWS: With hundreds of five-star ratings, readers love this book. One reviewer calls it “a sweet and clever book” and another one notes that “we need more books like this.”

Perfect for:

  • Parents, teachers, and librarians seeking a diverse book for children that celebrates non-traditional families
  • Mother’s Day reading in class or at bedtime with preschoolers, toddlers, and young elementary students
  • Gift givers shopping for inclusive children’s books for baby showers, birthdays, or holidays

About the Author

Holly Clifton-Brown has a degree in illustration from the University of the West of England and has illustrated many books for children. She lives in London.

Miriam B. Schiffer is a co-author of the children's book review column "The Reading Chair" in Young Children, a journal of the National Association for the Education of Young Children. This is her first book for children. She lives in Brooklyn.

Praise for Stella Brings the Family

“A story featuring diverse modern families. Essential.”-Kirkus Reviews

"It takes a village in this book, which reminds us of how far we’ve come since Leslea Newman’s groundbreaking Heather Has Two Mommies was first published in 1989."--Lilith Magazine

Stella Brings the Family is the kind of book any teacher or parent will want to have by their side when talking about diverse families, love, and acceptance with children. --Stacey Shubitz, literacty consultant and blogger at Two Writing Teachers

"A welcome addition for kids from all kinds of families."--School Library Journal

"Will make you feel warm and fuzzy, and celebrate families of all shapes, types and sizes."--Red Tricycle

"An important and encouraging read for all kids."--Cool Mom Picks, Best Children's Books of The Year

"Told with both a light touch and an astute eye toward a child’s perspective and heartfelt concerns."--School Library Journal

"A tender story about the variety of people that make children feel loved and supported."--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"The 'Heather' of the two-dad set... a raucous happy ending."--The New York Times

"Sharply observed... offers plenty of food for thought."--Publishers Weekly, starred review