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Adoption: Picture Books for Children

Nonfiction books on adoption can be found in J or Y 362.73.

Picture Books (JE)

Bashista Mishka: An Adoption Tale    (Mo, a teddy bear in an airport gift shop, is chosen to be best friends with a young boy who is about to find a new home and family. )
Bunting Jin Woo    (Davey is dubious about having a new adopted brother from Korea, but when he finds his parents still love him, he decides that having a brother will be fine.)
Carlson My Family Is Forever    (A young girl recounts how she came to be part of an adoptive family.)
Caseley Sisters    (When Melissa's parents adopt Kika from another country, the two girls learn about being sisters.)
Clark Sweet Moon Baby    (The moon watches over a baby girl in China whose parents love her but cannot take care of her and guides a childless couple from far away to their new daughter.)
Cole How I Was Adopted: Samantha's Story    (A young girl tells the story of how she came to her parents through adoption.)
De Paola A New Barker in the House    (Twins Moffie and Morgie are excited when they hear that their family is adopting a three-year-old Hispanic boy.)
Friedman Star of the Week    (As her turn to be the kindergarten "Star of the Week", Cassidy-Li puts together a poster with pictures.)
Heo Ten Days and Nine Nights    (A young girl eagerly awaits the arrival of her newly adopted sister from Korea while her whole family prepares.)
Hojer Heart of Mine: A Story of Adoption    (An inspiring story of the creation of a family when two people embark on a wondrous journey to bring a little girl home. )
Lewis Every Year on Your Birthday    (Each year on the birthday of her adopted Chinese daughter, a mother recalls the moments they have shared, from the first toy to the friends left behind in China.)
Lewis I Love You Like Crazy Cakes    (A woman describes how she went to China to adopt a special baby girl. Based on the author's own experiences.)
Lin The Red Thread    (A sad king and queen find joy and happiness after a mysterious red thread leads them to a baby waiting to be adopted.)
McDonnell Goyangi Means Cat    (An understanding cat helps a young Korean girl adjust to her new home in America.)
Okimoto The White Swan Express: A Story About Adoption    (Across North America, people in four different homes prepare for a special trip to China, while four baby girls in China await their new adoptive parents.)
Pettit Yafi's Family: An Ethiopian Boy's Journey of Love, Loss and Adoption    (Yafi's family recalls his adoption from Ethiopia with stories, memories and photographs.)
Stoeke Waiting for May    (A young boy looks forward to the day when a new sister, who will be adopted from China, joins his family.)
Sugarman Rebecca's Journey Home    (Mr. and Mrs. Stein and their young sons, Gabe and Jacob, adopt a baby girl from Vietnam.)
Thisdale Nini    (Nini remembers hearing a soft voice promising her a loving home.)
Thomas The Red Blanket    (Tells the story of a single woman who goes to China to adopt a baby.)
Young My Mei Mei    (Antonia gets her wish when her parents return to China to bring home a Mei Mei, or younger sister, for her.)

Children’s Illustrated Fiction (J Illus.)

Cummings Three Names of Me    ( A girl adopted from China explains that her three names--one her birth mother whispered in her ear, one the babysitters at her orphanage called her, and one her American parents gave her--are each an important part of who she is. )
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Last Updated 5/15