Stories that Celebrate Adoption
Cole, Joanna - How I Was Adopted
A young girl
tells how she came to be her parent's child
through adoption and encourages other adoptive children to
know their own adoption story.
Curtis, Jamie Lee - Tell Me Again about the Night I
In asking her mother and father to tell her again about the
night of her birth and adoption, a young girl shows that it
is a cherished tale she already knows by heart.
Hicks, Randall - Adoption
Stories for Young Children
A five-year-old boy, in introducing the reader to his friends
and neighbors, learns that all of their families were created
Howe, James - Pinky and Rex and the New Baby
Rex's parents adopt a baby, she feels left out.
It is up to her best friend Pinky to show her that a new sibling
is not a bad thing after all.
Keller, Holly - Horace
Horace, a cat with spots, has been adopted by a family with
stripes. Horace comes to realize that their difference in outward
appearance does not affect the love they share as a family.
Koehler, Phoebe - The Day We Met You
With simple text and cozy pastel drawings, this book recounts
the exciting day a man and woman bring home their adopted baby.
Kroll, Virginia - Beginnings:
How Families Come to Be
Six families discuss how they came to be, each in a different
and special way.
Lifton, Betty Jean - Tell Me a Real Adoption Story
Before going to sleep, an adopted girl asks her mother to
tell her once again how she came to be in the family.
London, Jonathan - A Koala for Katie: An Adoption Story
young girl "adopts" a toy koala so she can love
and care for it, just like her adoptive parents love and care
McCutcheon, John - Happy Adoption Day
bright, cheerful book shows the joy and love of new parents
as they watch their child grow, highlighting the family's
Adoption Day celebrations throughout the years.
Mora, Pat - Pablo's Tree
Each year a young Mexican-American boy looks forward to seeing
how his grandfather has decorated the tree that was planted
on the day the boy was adopted.
Rogers, Fred - Let's Talk About It: Adoption
Using photos of real adoptive families, this book discusses
what it means to be part of a family and examines some feelings
that adoptive children may have.
Schnitter, Jane - William Is My Brother
Tony explains how his younger brother was adopted and why
they both are special just for being who they are, not for
how they entered the family.
For more books about adoption, try the J/362.73 call number
area in the nonfiction section of the Junior Room.
Prepared by LC, November 1996