Here are some books I love about families (much more to come):
I taught my kids how to draw family portraits, inspired by a lesson that I found on Our Art Lately. The results are lovely!
After drawing a portrait of my own family, I went around to each student and asked them how many people live in their house. In the process, I learned all kinds of new information! I drew that many circles on their paper, in the skin tones that they specified. A number of kids requested different skin tones for different family members, even in families of only one race or ethnicity. I am fascinated by young children's racial and ethnic perceptions, and how they see themselves and each other. And, I LOVE the expressions on these portraits!