From the Series Shelley Rotner's Early Childhood Library

  • Interest Level: Preschool - Grade 2
  • Reading Level: Grade 1

A home is more than a house. There are many different kinds of homes. What do they have in common? Colorful and diverse photographs show how people make a home as they eat, sleep, work, play, and love.

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Interest Level Preschool - Grade 2
Reading Level Grade 1
Genre Social Studies
Copyright 2011
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Millbrook Press ™
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2010-08-01
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
Dewey 640
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 7.75 x 10.25
Lexile 330
Guided Reading Level J
Features Reviewed


The Horn Book Guide

“Rotner and Goldbas explain the concept of ‘home’ for very young children, defining it as a place where people not only eat and sleep but also find love and safety; the difficult topic of homelessness is also touched upon (‘Some people don’t have homes…’). Yellow type and attractive photographs featuring a diversity of children show up nicely against black backgrounds.” —The Horn Book Guide


“Numerous color photos show scenes of loving families, indoors and outside; in cities, suburbs, and the countryside; from diverse cultures and families; hugging, arguing, sharing meals, playing musical instruments, and more. The book’s close brings an unexpected message about the homeless (‘some people don’t have homes even if they are just like you or me’), and safe in their own houses, kids will be moved to talk about what that means.” —Booklist

Library Media Connection

“The value of the book lies in its ability to show that home should be a place to feel safe, loved, and sheltered.” —Library Media Connection

Author: Amy Goldbas

Author, Photographer: Shelley Rotner

Shelley Rotner is a noted freelance photojournalist, whose work has appeared in Time magazine, National Geographic's World Magazine, Conde Nast Traveler, Outside Magazine, Food and Wine, and numerous others. She is also the author and photo-illustrator of over 30 award-winning children's books. Her most recent books include Many Ways, Every Season, and Feeling Thankful. Shelley has also traveled extensively for UNICEF documenting programs about children, women, and education. Currently, Ms. Rotner is working on a collection of large, hand-painted photographs that capture beautiful and sacred places she has discovered in her travels. Shelley Rotner received her undergraduate degree in photography and psychology from Syracuse University and a dual Master's degree in elementary education and museum education from Bank Street College.