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4-6 year-olds
<p>Goyangi Means Cat</p>

Goyangi Means Cat

Christine McDonnell

Newly arrived children will take comfort in this soothing story about easing into a home where nothing is... read full review

<P>It's Okay to Be Different</P>

It's Okay to Be Different

Todd Parr

My daughterís favorite book about adoption right now is Todd Parrís Itís Okay to Be Different. She asks... read full review

<p>Rosie's Family: An Adoption Story</p>

Rosie's Family: An Adoption Story

Lori Rosove

Rosie, a 7-year-old beagle, was adopted by schnauzers. She looks different from her parents and her younger brother.... read full review

<p>Searching for...the You We Adore</p>

Searching for...the You We Adore

Valerie Westfall

In this charming picture book, two parents relate how their love traveled around the globe to search for... read full review

A Place in My Heart

A Place in My Heart

Mary Grossnickle;

A Place in My Heart tells the story of Charlie, a happy-go-lucky chipmunk who loves to play in... read full review

Abuela's Weave

Abuela's Weave

Omar CastaŮeda

Young Esperanza and her grandmother sit side by side, weaving on a backstrap loom, preparing for market day.... read full review

Adoptive Families Are Families for Keeps

Adoptive Families Are Families for Keeps

Lissa Cowan

Tara, the star of Adoptive Families Are Families for Keeps, is moving from her foster home to an... read full review

Colors of Russia

Colors of Russia

Shannon Zemlicka

I take a low-key approach when talking with my daughter, Natalie, about her adoption. Thatís why, in our... read full review

Don't Forget to Come Back!

Don't Forget to Come Back!

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"Guess what? Yesterday, Daddy told me something very important. He told me that he and... read full review

Floraís Family

Floraís Family

Flora is a little girl, living happily with her family. One evening after bathtime, Flora notices that she... read full review

I Don't Have Your Eyes

I Don't Have Your Eyes

Carrie Kitze

Our favorite adoption book is I Donít Have Your Eyes, by Carrie Kitze. I adopted my three kids... read full review

I Love You Like Crazy Cakes

I Love You Like Crazy Cakes

Rose Lewis

I like the Chinese baby in the orphanage because she seems like me. I think the baby felt... read full review

In My Heart

In My Heart

Molly Bang

Caldecott Honor-winner (and adoptive mom) Molly Bang uses her amazing artistic abilities to interweave the storyís text with... read full review

Jin Woo

Jin Woo

Eve Bunting

The reluctant older sibling is a staple of children's literature, but it's hard to find a book that... read full review

Look What Came From Russia

Look What Came From Russia

Miles Harvey

I take a low-key approach when talking with my daughter, Natalie, about her adoption. Thatís why, in our... read full review

Mama Mine, Mama Mine

Mama Mine, Mama Mine

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"When will you come back, / Mama hen, mama hen?"
"After I peck around the pen... read full review

Mishka

Mishka

Bashista, Adrienne Ehlert

A pot-bellied bear named Mo sits on the shelf in an airport gift shop, gathering dust. One day,... read full review

Monster Baby

Monster Baby

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In Monster Baby (Clarion; $16), by Dian Curtis Regan, with illustrations by Doug Cushman, Olly... read full review

Motherbridge of Love

Motherbridge of Love

Xinran

This poetic storybook, emphasizing the love shared between child, mother, and birthmother, is a perfect bedtime read-aloud for... read full review

My Family Is Forever

My Family Is Forever

Nancy Carlson

Nancy Carlson has written and illustrated more than 50 childrenís books, including Thereís a Big, Beautiful World Out... read full review

Nappy Hair

Nappy Hair

Carolivia Herron

A joyful celebration of black hair and of African-American culture, Carolivia Herronís Nappy Hair (Dragonfly) is written in... read full review

Oh My Baby, Little One

Oh My Baby, Little One

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It sits on his shoulder. It nestles in his pocket. It keeps watch while he... read full review

Over the Moon

Over the Moon

Karen Katz

Over the Moon, by Karen Katz, is about a couple adopting from Guatemala, and it does a beautiful... read full review

Rain or Shine

Rain or Shine

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In this tender tale, a little boy looks forward to his birthday celebration, when he... read full review

Sam's Sister

Sam's Sister

Sam's Sister is a work of beauty. The author and the illustrator have done an impeccable job of... read full review

Seeds of Love

Seeds of Love

Mary Ebejer Petertyl

Before traveling to Belarus to adopt our daughter, Lexi, we read this book over and over again to... read full review

The Best Single Mom in the World: How I Was Adopted

The Best Single Mom in the World: How I Was Adopted

Mary Zisk

My six-year-old daughter and I enjoyed reading this special adoption story together. The Best Single Mom in the... read full review

The Colors of Us

The Colors of Us

Karen Katz

This beautifully illustrated story follows Lena and her mother on a walk through the neighborhood as they discover... read full review

The Kingfisher Book of Family Poems

The Kingfisher Book of Family Poems

Belinda Hollyer

The Kingfisher Book of Family Poems celebrates the qualities that make your family unique. Every quirk, joy, everyday... read full review

The Kissing Hand

The Kissing Hand

Audrey Penn Child

This spring, the flood of tears that Josi produced every time I left for my part-time college job... read full review

The Red Blanket

The Red Blanket

Eliza Thomas

On the crowded shelf of childrenís books about adoption from China, donít overlook The Red Blanket, a new... read full review

Waiting for May

Waiting for May

Janet Morgan Stoeke

"I know that when other kids get baby brothers or sisters, their mothers' bellies get big and they... read full review

We Belong Together

We Belong Together

Parr, Todd

When Todd Parr creates a picture book, he wants every child to see himself in it, and to... read full review

What the No-Good Baby Is Good For

What the No-Good Baby Is Good For

Elise Broach

In this story, a new brother decides, "after weeks and weeks, and months and months, and more than... read full review

When I Met You

When I Met You

Adrienne Ehlert Bashista

A child's life doesn't begin at adoption, and neither should his adoption story. This charming, delightful narrative of... read full review

You and Me

You and Me

Martine Kindermans

It's been a difficult week," I tell a fellow adoptive mom as we pick up our kids from... read full review

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