“The night before the cousins came, I couldn’t sleep. I couldn’t wait to paint together, ride bikes together, and camp outside together.”

When the Cousins Came by author and illustrator Katie Yamasaki is a story about differences, diversity and multicultural families that come together to have fun.

“The gentle plot captures the nuance of childhood friendships, and how small things can loom large for sensitive children like Lila. Yamasaki’s lively mixed-media illustrations evoke strong feelings, and small background details reflect the author’s own experience growing up as part of a large family.” – School Library Journal

Reading picture books like these foster and nurture a love for reading at early ages. Picture books count for helping children reach the goal of reading 1000 Books B4 Kindergarten.

For more information on our 1000 Books B4 Kindergarten program visit www.cobbcat.org/1000b4k

Ring in the New Year with a Picture Book Celebrating Family
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