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The Bulletin Dozen is a monthly theme-based list of titles available only on-line. Since we're awfully fond of bakers here at the Bulletin, we thought we'd adopt their philosophy of generosity and throw in an extra one or two when we have them to offer--so don't expect an even dozen. Please feel free to copy, download, or link to these lists. We ask only that you cite the source. See the archive for lists from previous months.

All in the Family
selected by Janice Del Negro

Family stories seem just right for summer reading, whether at home for pleasure or at the library for the local summer reading program. This is a list of picture books from the last four years that have to do with family relationships; they are more solid than flashy, and more thoughtful than gimmicky. The stories are set by the sea, in the city, and in the mountains. Most of these titles (not all, but most of them) are imbued with humor that can be understood by both listening child and reading adult. Put your feet up in front of the fan, set on the porch swing, or sit out on the fire escape; catch a breeze, cool off, and read some family stories for summer fun. (All books illustrated by the author except where noted.)

--Janice M. Del Negro, editor


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