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8 of the best adoption books for children

May 10, 2013 8 Comments

books 150x150 8 of the best adoption books for childrenThese brilliant adoption books for children are some of my favourite books that we have used or are being lined up to be used.

They are written in such a way that allows the parent to communicate the feelings related to being adopted with the child effectively, in an age appropriate language.

Whatever stage of your adoption – these books will prove an invaluable resource.

 

Chester and Daisy move on 8 of the best adoption books for children

Aimed at 4-10 year olds, it is a superb picture book about the story of two bears whose parents have split up, and are unable to look after them. The book may not be suitable for all situations, as the topic is quite specific, but its blend of illustrations and communication about a tough theme make it a great adoption book for children. From £3.29 – Click here to buy 8 of the best adoption books for children
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We Belong Together: A Book About Adoption and Families 8 of the best adoption books for children

Todd Parr is a master of adopted children communication in this format. This book is one of my favourites, and aimed at 3-6 year olds it delivers a quality approach to how adoption comes about. From £6.28 – Click here to buy 8 of the best adoption books for children
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My New Family: A First Look at Adoption (First Look at Books) 8 of the best adoption books for children

This book is aimed at 4-8 year olds and so is not quite appropriate for our son yet. I have read it through a couple of times, and I found it particularly useful in explaining why and how families are different. From £1.63 – Click here to buy 8 of the best adoption books for children
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Little Learners: Slide & See ‘I Feel Happy’ 8 of the best adoption books for children

This is currently a favourite book of our toddler son. The premise is to explain basic feelings – happiness, sadness, and the pull out tabs make it brilliantly appealing for the child. It is a simple book for youngsters, but repeated use will help the understanding of basic emotion. Priced from £0.68 – Click here to buy 8 of the best adoption books for children
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The Day the Sea Went out and Never Came Back (Helping Children with Feelings) 8 of the best adoption books for children

This book is highly coveted in my own ‘circle of adopters’. It is not specific to adoption, but is an exceptional example of teaching children about loss. As with a lot of Margot Sunderland’s work, the writing is truly fascinating. One of the best adoption books for children in my opinion. From £5.00 – Click here to buy 8 of the best adoption books for children
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Over the Moon: An Adoption Tale 8 of the best adoption books for children

This is another great book for the youngest of adopted children. The story may not suit everyone’s situation, but I feel it carries enough weight to use in most adoptive circumstances. From £2.01 – Click here to buy 8 of the best adoption books for children
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The Feelings Book 8 of the best adoption books for children

Another Todd Parr book and this one is about basic human feelings. Again, it is aimed at young children and effectively demonstrates the variety of human emotion in a fun way. From £1.28 – Click here to buy 8 of the best adoption books for children
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Nutmeg Gets Adopted 8 of the best adoption books for children

This book tells the story of Nutmeg the squirrel who gets adopted. This is a great adoption book for children due to its view on several different aspects of adopting. It offers a versatile solution to parents looking to talk to their children about adoption. I would recommend it for younger children (Under five years). From £5.16 – Click here to buy 8 of the best adoption books for children
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The list has been researched thoroughly (mainly by my wife), and features some well know authors. It is not exclusive though. There are many brilliant adoption books for children available – Click here to see Amazon’s top rated books 8 of the best adoption books for children.

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About the Author:

Andrew is an adoptive father, and stay at home dad. Having adopted his son in January 2013, he is a new adoptive parent, but well versed in the adoption process. He is a married, coffee drinker, Xbox addict, and a Marketing graduate. Andrew McDougall is an alias he uses to protect the identity of his adopted son.

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  1. Sezz says:

    This is a great post. I was thinking about books only yesterday and wondering which ones to buy. We had Nutmeg gets Adopted at Theraplay this week and my daughter like it – she’s five and a half – so I’ll be getting that one, and the Margot Sutherland books sound really good.

  2. Vicki says:

    Great post. Always good to get personal recommendations, and on yours I’ve just ordered the Margot Sunderland book. We already have ‘The Science of Parenting’ on our bookshelf, looking forward to reading this and adding it to Mini’s bookshelf :-)

    Many thanks for linking up to the Weekly Adoption Shout Out x
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  3. claire says:

    Excellent list, we have most of these but I do intend to go find ‘The day the sea went out and never came back’ that sounds like a good book for my girls :) Thanks for sharing!

  4. Hi Andrew,
    I’m exploring Google + and discovered your thread. May I suggest you check out “ABC, Adoption & Me: A Multicultural Picture Book for Adoptive Families” Shelf Unbound named it one of 12 Notable Picture Books of 2013. I’d be glad to send you a review copy. Gayle, adoption coach and founding member of GIFT Family Services, adoptive parent & former foster parent.
    Amazon: http://amzn.to/19SgUr3 Barnes & Noble http://bit.ly/11RxB0W

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