PreS-Gr 2—These titles look at the structure of different types of families (no same-sex parents are represented). They have a reassuring tone and present matter-of-fact information. Each volume contains 110 words or less, and the large, clear text appears on clean white pages. The families photographed are of varying ages, races, and ethnicities. Each title ends with a similar sentence: "—family members love each other." While this may or may not be true in readers' experiences, the books do remain completely positive about the various family situations. The FactHound Web site was easy to use; however, it recommends information from only one Web site, and only books in this series. To get to specific information about blended, adoptive, single-parent, or foster families, at least one link has to be followed. An adult helper would be needed to access this additional information.—Lisa Crandall, formerly at Capital Area District Library, Holt, MI
Sarah Schuette has written nearly 80 nonfiction children's books with themes relating to character values, cooking, family relationships, and the popular Spot It seek and find titles. Sarah began her career as an editor and eventually moved into photo shoot styling. She loves finding props, cooking, and styling the food that appears in the photographs in her books.