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Often through reading to our kids, we are able to connect and approach subjects creatively. By clicking on “Read More” or “Book Review,” you can learn a bit more about each book, and if we’ve had a chance to read it, we will review it on the these links. (Have older children in the home? Check out books for siblings on the General Kids’ Books list.)

NOTE: Inclusion on these lists does not necessarily mean endorsement as we have not had the chance to read all of them. Furthermore, with all our resources, we highly recommend you preview them first to determine if there are any trauma triggers that your child may not be ready to handle.

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TitleAuthorAge RangeRatingAmazon
ABC, Adoption & Me
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Swift, Gayle H. & Casey Annepreschool; early elementary4 Out of Hoots
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Adoption Is Another Word for Love Roche, Nancy Not Reviewed Yet.
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The Adventures of Beekle the Unimaginary Friend
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Santat, Danpreschool; elementary4 Out of 5 Hoots
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The Adventures of Taxi DogBarracca, Debra preschool to middle elementaryNot Reviewed Yet.
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All About Adoption: How Families Are Made and How Kids Feel About ItNemiroff, Marc A., and Anunziata, Jane elementaryNot Reviewed Yet.
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All Bears Need LoveValentine, Tanya Not Reviewed Yet.
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Anna Mei, Cartoon GirlGrund, Carol A. late elementary; middle schoolNot Reviewed Yet.
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And Tango Makes ThreeRichardson, Justin, & Parnell, Peterpreschool; elementaryNot Reviewed Yet.
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The Best Family in the World
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Lopez, Susana & Wensell, Ulisespreschool; elementary4 Out of 5 Hoots
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A Blessing from AboveHenderson, Patti preschool; early elementaryNot Reviewed Yet.
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The Boy Who Built a Wall Around Himself
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Redford, Aliupper preschool; elementary5 Out of 5 Hoots
5 hoots out of 5
Brown Like MeLamperti, Noelle elementary [Note: The reviews are very mixed on this book.]Not Reviewed Yet.
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Caleb's Healing Story: An Interactive Story with Activities to Help Children to Overcome Challenges Arising from Trauma, Attachment Issues, Adoption or FosteringChara, Kathleen A., and Lehner, Tasha A.upper elementary; middle schoolNot Reviewed Yet.
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Charley Chatty and the Wiggly Worry Worm
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Naish, Sarah and Jefferies, Rosiepreschool; elementary5 Out of 5 Hoots
5 hoots out of 5
Chosen by LoveJaski, TomelementaryNot Reviewed Yet.
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The Colors of UsKatz, Karen preschool; early elementary (particularly interracial adoption)Not Reviewed Yet.
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The Confusing World of Brothers, Sisters and Adoption: The Adoption Club Therapuetic Workbook on SiblingsKupecky, Reginaelementary; middle schoolNot Reviewed Yet.
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Dear Wonderful You, Letters to Foster and Adopted Youth (The AN-YA Project)Christian, Diane Rene & Ellerman, Mei-Mei Akwai, Dr.youthNot Reviewed Yet.
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Dicey's SongVoigt, Cynthia middle school; high schoolNot Reviewed Yet.
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Dragon's Extraordinary EggGliori, Debipreschool; elementaryNot Reviewed Yet.
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Family Day: Celebrating Ethan's Adoption AnniversaryMitchell, Christinepreschool; elementaryNot Reviewed Yet.
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Finding Baby Bear's Family: Abigail Learns the True Meaning of AdoptionRaymond, LindaReviews say all ages enjoy this picture bookNot Reviewed Yet.
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Find a Stranger Say GoodbyeLowry, Loismiddle school; high schoolNot Reviewed Yet.
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Finding the Right Spot: When Kids Can't Live with Their Parents
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Levy, Janiceelementary; middle school5 Out of 5 Hoots
5 hoots out of 5

A Forever FamilyBanish, Boslyn elementaryNot Reviewed Yet.
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Forever Fingerprints: An Amazing Discovery for Adopted Children
[Book Review]
Eldridge, Sherrie elementary4 Out of 5 Hoots
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A Foster-Adoption Story: A Therapeutic WorkbookKupecky, Regina, and Mitchell, Christine Not Reviewed Yet.
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The Fostered Egg: The Journey of Destiny and a Forever FamilyMomma MoonNot Reviewed Yet.
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Friends, Bullies and Staying Safe: The Adoption Club Therapeutic Workbook on FriendshipKupecky, ReginaelementaryNot Reviewed Yet.
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A Gift for Little TreeMarquez, Colleen D.C. preschool; elementaryNot Reviewed Yet.
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God Found Us YouBergren, Lisa Tawn preschool; elementary (mostly good for children who came home as infants)Not Reviewed Yet.
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The Great Gilly HopkinsPaterson, Katherineupper elementary; middle schoolNot Reviewed Yet.
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The Handle and the KeyNeufeld, Johnupper elementary; middle schoolNot Reviewed Yet.
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Happy Adoption Day
[book review]
McCutcheon, Johnpreschool; early elementary4 Out of 5 Hoots
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Holding Up the EarthGray, Dianneupper elementary; middle school; high schoolNot Reviewed Yet.
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Homecoming Voigt, Cynthia middle school; high schoolNot Reviewed Yet.
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HoraceKeller, Holly preschool; elementaryNot Reviewed Yet.
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I Don't Have Your Eyes
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Kitze, Carrie A. elementary4 Out of 5 Hoots
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I Love You All the SameKeith, Donna preschoolNot Reviewed Yet.
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In Our Mothers' HousePolacco, Patricia elementary4 Out of 5 Hoots
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I Wished for You: An Adoption StoryRichmond, Mariannepreschool; elementary (in story adoptee came home as infant)Not Reviewed Yet.
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Jack and Emma's Adoptee JourneyKroskie, Pam all agesNot Reviewed Yet.
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Jazzy's Quest: Adopted and Amazing
[Book Review]
Goldman, Carrie, and Bond, Juliet elementary chapter book5 Out of 5 Hoots
5 hoots out of 5
Jazzy's Quest: What Matters Most (Volume 2)Goldman, Carrie, and Bond, Juliet elementary chapter book5 Out of 5 Hoots
5 hoots out of 5
Jenny WrenWatkins, Dawn L. upper elementary; middle school (chapter book)Not Reviewed Yet.
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Let's Talk About It: Adoption
[book review]
Rogers, Fredelementary5 Out of 5 Hoots
5 hoots out of 5

Let's Learn About Adoption: The Adoption Club Therapeutic Workbook on Adoption and Its Many Different FormsKupecky, ReginaelementaryNot Reviewed Yet.
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Little CubDunrea, Olivier preschool; early elementaryNot Reviewed Yet.
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The Little Green GooseSansone, Adele preschool; elementaryNot Reviewed Yet.
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Little Miss SpiderKirk, Davidpreschool; elementary
[probably mostly for ones who do not remember birthmother]
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LocomotionWoodson, Jacquelineupper elementary; middle schoolNot Reviewed Yet.
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Megan's Birthday Tree: A Story about Open AdoptionLears, Laurie preschool; elementaryNot Reviewed Yet.
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Message on the WallWilliamson, Leeupper elementary; middle schoolNot Reviewed Yet.
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A Mother for Choco
[Book Review]
Kasza, Keikopreschool; elementary5 Out of 5 Hoots
5 hoots out of 5

The Mulberry Bird: An Adoption StoryBrodzinsky, Anne Braff upper preschool; elementaryNot Reviewed Yet.
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My Adopted Child, There's No One Like YouLeman, KevinelementaryNot Reviewed Yet.
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My Foster Care Journey: A Foster/Adoption LifebookO'Malley, Bethpreschool; elementary; middle school; high schoolNot Reviewed Yet.
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My New Family: A First Look at AdoptionThomas, Pat preschool; early elementaryNot Reviewed Yet.
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Nuzzle: Love Between a Boy and His Service DogWinokur, Donnie preschool; elementaryNot Reviewed Yet.
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The Ocean WithinCaldwell, V.M.upper elementary; middle school; high schoolNot Reviewed Yet.
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Oliver, A Story About Adoption [more about fantasizing about being with birth parents]Wickstrom, Lois preschool; elementaryNot Reviewed Yet.
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Paloma the PossibleGaily Toldtales, &Mellabella Storytellapreschool; elementary
(children who don't know/remember birth family)
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Parents Wanted
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Harrar, George upper elementary; middle school5 Out of 5 Hoots
5 hoots out of 5
P.B. and Jay of the Sandwich IslandsPierce, Edward AndrewelementaryNot Reviewed Yet.
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Peace, LocomotionWoodson, Jacquelineupper elementary; middle school (sequel to LocomotionNot Reviewed Yet.
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The Perfect Match: A Story about Foster Care, Family, and AdoptionDiaz, KimelementaryNot Reviewed Yet.
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Pictures of Hollis WoodsGiff, Patricia Reillyupper elementary; middle schoolNot Reviewed Yet.
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Porcupette Finds a FamilyOelschlager, Vanita preschool; elementaryNot Reviewed Yet.
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Real Sisters PretendLambert, Megan Dowd preschool; elementary5 Out of 5 Hoots
5 hoots out of 5
Red in the Flower Bed: An Illustrated Children's Story about Interracial AdoptionNepa, Andrea preschool; elementary [more for those whose mothers surrendered their rights]Not Reviewed Yet.
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Returnable GirlLowell, Pamela upper middle school; high schoolNot Reviewed Yet.
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Robbie's Trail Through AdoptionRobe, Adamelementary; middle school5 Out of 5 Hoots
5 hoots out of 5

Robbie's Trail Through Open AdoptionRobe, Adamelementary; middle school5 Out of 5 Hoots
5 hoots out of 5

Rosie Rudey and the Very Annoying Parent: A story about a prickly child who is scared of getting close (Therapeutic Parenting Books)
[Book Review]
Naish, Sara and Jefferies, Rosiepreschool; elementary4 Out of 5 Hoots
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Rosie's Family: An Adoption StoryRosove, Loripreschool; elementaryNot Reviewed Yet.
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See No ColorGibney, Shannon high schoolNot Reviewed Yet.
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The Sorta SistersFogelin, Adrianupper elementary; middle schoolNot Reviewed Yet.
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Saving SweetnessStanley, Diane; Karas, G. Brian preschool; elementaryNot Reviewed Yet.
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Sophie Spikey Has A Very Big Problem
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Naish, Sara and Jefferies, Rosiepreschool; elementary5 Out of 5 Hoots
5 hoots out of 5
Sprout: An Adoption StoryMeredith, MeganNot Reviewed Yet.
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To Have a FamilyMichaels, K. LeighNot Reviewed Yet.
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What Did I Do When I Came to You?Kohlbrecher, Brenda MartinNot Reviewed Yet.
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We Belong Together: A Book About Adoption and Families
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Parr, Toddpreschool5 Out of 5 Hoots
5 hoots out of 5

Welcome Home, Forever Child: A Celebration of Children Adopted As Toddlers, Preschoolers, and BeyondMitchell, Christine preschool; elementary; middle schoolNot Reviewed Yet.
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Where Are My Birthparents: A Guide for Teenage AdopteesGravelle, Karen, and Fischer, Susan high schoolNot Reviewed Yet.
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Where I'd Like to BeDowell, Frances O'Roarkupper elementary; middle school; high schoolNot Reviewed Yet.
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Wild About You!Sierra, Judy preschool; elementary (mostly good for children who came home as infants)Not Reviewed Yet.
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William Wobbly and the Very Bad Day: A story about when feelings become too big (A Therapeutic Parenting Book)
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Naish, Sarah and Jefferies, Rosiepreschool; elementary 4 Out of 5 Hoots
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Zachary's New Home: A Story for Foster and Adopted Children
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Blomquist, Geraldine M. & Blomquist, Paul B. elementary4 Out of 5 Hoots
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Who We Are and Why We Are Special: The Adoption Club Therapeutic Workbook on Identity Kupecky, Reginaelementary; middle schoolNot Reviewed Yet.
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Wolfie the Bunny
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Dyckman, Amepreschool target but all ages will enjoy4 Out of 5 Hoots
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You are my baby. I am your mommy.Leclercq, Kimberly preschool (mostly good for children who came home as infants)Not Reviewed Yet.
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You're Not My Real Mother
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Friedrich, Mollypreschool; elementary3 Out of 5 Hoots
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