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KCLS Recommends: Children's - Adoption

The Best Family in the World
The Best Family in the World By López, Susana (Book - 2010 ) E LOPEZ Available in some locations

Annotation:Carlota is anxiously awaiting the arrival of the family who is adopting her. She imagines that they might be astronauts, pastry chiefs or even pirates. And then Carlota finds out that the Lopez family is the best family in the world. Ages 4-7

Emma's Yucky Brother
Emma's Yucky Brother By Little, Jean, 1932- (Book - 2000 ) E LITTLE Available in some locations

Annotation:Emma finds out how hard it is to be an older sister when her family adopts a four-year-old boy named Max. Ages 6-8

Every Year on your Birthday
Every Year on your Birthday By Lewis, Rose A. (Book - 2007 ) E LEWIS Available in some locations

Annotation:Each year on the birthday of her adopted Chinese daughter, a mother recalls the moments they have shared. Ages 5 and under

Flora's Family
Flora's Family By Aubrey, Annette (Book - 2007 ) E AUBREY Available in some locations

Annotation:Rhyming text explains the issue of adoption. Ages 3-5

Goyangi Means Cat
Goyangi Means Cat By McDonnell, Christine (Book - 2011 ) E MCDONNELL Available in some locations

Annotation:This gentle story reveals that home is truly where the heart is. Ages 4-7

I Love You Like Crazy Cakes
I Love You Like Crazy Cakes By Lewis, Rose A. (Book - 2000 ) E LEWIS Available in some locations

Annotation:A gentle story about the love and joy of adoption is based on the author's experience of traveling to China to adopt her baby daughter and features soft watercolor illustrations. Ages 4-7

I'm Adopted!
I'm Adopted! By Rotner, Shelley (Book - 2011 ) E362.734 ROT Available in some locations

Annotation:With a perceptive text and dynamic photographs, the creators of this book demystify adoption for young children and celebrate the joy that comes with adding to a family. Ages 3-7

Just Grace and the Double Surprise
Just Grace and the Double Surprise By Harper, Charise Mericle (Book - 2011 ) J HARPER Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 20 copies

Annotation:While Grace and her best friend Mimi are waiting for the arrival of the baby sister Mimi's family plans to adopt, Grace gets a big surprise. Ages 6-10

Made in China
Made in China A Story of Adoption By Oelschlager, Vanita (Book - 2008 ) E OELSCHLAGER Available in some locations

Annotation:A girl adopted into an American family encounters problems with her older sister. With help from her father, the adopted sister learns the value of her Chinese beginnings. Ages 4-6

A Mother for Choco
A Mother for Choco By Kasza, Keiko (Book - 1992 ) E KASZA Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 83 copies

Annotation:A lonely little bird named Choco goes in search of a mother. Ages 5 and under

A New Barker in the House
A New Barker in the House By DePaola, Tomie, 1934- (Book - 2002 ) E DEPAOLA Available in some locations

Annotation:Dog twins Moffie and Morgie are excited when they hear that their family is adopting a three-year-old Hispanic boy. Ages 5 and under

The Red Thread
The Red Thread An Adoption Fairy Tale By Lin, Grace (Book - 2007 ) E LIN Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 9 copies

Annotation:This title is based on the ancient Chinese belief that an invisible, unbreakable red thread connects all those who are destined to be together. Ages 4-7

Safe at Home
Safe at Home A Comeback Kids Novel By Lupica, Mike (Book - 2008 ) J LUPICA Available in some locations

Annotation:Playing baseball was the one thing that made twelve-year-old Nick Crandall feel at home until he found acceptance with adoptive parents, but he faces a new struggle to fit in when he becomes the first seventh-grader ever to make the varsity baseball team. Ages 9-12

Saffy's Angel
Saffy's Angel By McKay, Hilary (Book - 2002 ) J MCKAY Available in some locations

Annotation:After learning that she was adopted, thirteen-year-old Saffron's relationship with her eccentric, artistic family changes, until they help her go back to Italy where she was born to find a special momento of her past. Ages 9-12

Slant By Williams, Laura E. (Book - 2008 ) J WILLIAMS Available in some locations

Annotation:Thirteen-year-old Lauren, a Korean-American adoptee, is tired of being called names and longs to have plastic surgery on her eyes, but when her father finds out about her wish--and a long-kept secret about her mother's death is revealed--Lauren starts to question some of her own assumptions. Ages 9-12

Tell Me Again About the Night I Was Born
Tell Me Again About the Night I Was Born By Curtis, Jamie Lee, 1958- (Book - 1996 ) E CURTIS Available in some locations

Annotation:A young girl asks her parents to tell her again the cherished family story of her birth and adoption. Ages 5 and under

Ten Days and Nine Nights
Ten Days and Nine Nights An Adoption Story By Heo, Yumi (Book - 2009 ) E HEO Available in some locations

Annotation:A young girl eagerly awaits the arrival of her newly-adopted sister from Korea, while her whole family prepares, in a simple, sweet, and child-centric look at the adoption process from the eyes of a soon-to-be older sibling. Ages 4-8

We Belong Together
We Belong Together A Book About Adoption and Families By Parr, Todd (Book - 2007 ) E PARR Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 19 copies

Annotation:Popular author-illustrator Parr illustrates the rewards of family ties in this heartfelt, supportive book geared toward adopted children and their parents. ages 3-6


Designed to encourage understanding and acceptance, these books also offer opportunities for conversations with children. For ages 3-12.

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