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Adoption & Fostering - Books for Children -

Related categories: Childrens & Teenage Books / Children & Young People /
Related booklists: Adoption and Fostering: Books for Young Adults, Familes: Books for Children,

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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 17 books in this booklist

  • Cover image of book The House With a Dragon In It by Nick Lake, illustrated by Emily Gravett
    The House With a Dragon In It - by Nick Lake, illustrated by Emily Gravett

    £12.99   hardback   (2023) - ISBN 13: 9781471194863 | ISBN 10: 1471194868

    An adventure to treasure from two multi award-winning creators, discover a classic story of family, friendship and believing in your own magic.   When Summer and her foster family are having lunch one day, a hole appears in the middle of the l ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Blanket Bears by Samuel Langley-Swain, illustrated by Ashlee Spink
    The Blanket Bears - by Samuel Langley-Swain, illustrated by Ashlee Spink

    £7.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781999762858 | ISBN 10: 1999762851

    A book for every parent who wants their children to understand adoption. Endorsed by Adoption UK, recommended by clinical psychologists. ​  Told through the eyes of two little bears who go on a 'typical' adoption journey, their happy e ... more

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  • Cover image of book Extraordinary Birds by Sandy Stark-McGinnis
    Extraordinary Birds - by Sandy Stark-McGinnis

    £6.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781526603159 | ISBN 10: 1526603152

    Eleven-year-old December knows everything about birds, and everything about getting kicked out of foster homes. All she has of her biological mum is the book she left behind, The Complete Guide to Birds, Volume On, and a photo with a message: 'In fli ... more

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  • Cover image of book Just Call Me Spaghetti-Hoop Boy by Lara Williamson
    Just Call Me Spaghetti-Hoop Boy - by Lara Williamson

    £6.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781474921305 | ISBN 10: 1474921302

    My name is Adam Butters. I live on planet Earth, I like eating spaghetti hoops and I've decided I'm going to be a SUPERHERO.  Everyone loves superheroes, they solve problems and make people happy, and that's good because my mum needs cheering up. A ... more

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  • Cover image of book Caleb
    Caleb's Healing Story - by Kathleen A. Chara and Tasha A. Lehner, illustrated by Samantha Aburime

    £12.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781785927027 | ISBN 10: 1785927027

    An interactive story with activities to help children to overcome challenges arising from trauma, attachment issues, adoption or fostering.   Caleb invites you on a journey to learn about attachment and trauma in this interactive story and wor ... more

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  • Cover image of book Why Can
    Why Can't I Be Good? - by Hedi Argent, illustrated by Rachel Fuller

    £6.95   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781910039076 | ISBN 10: 1910039071

    Hanna really wanted to be good. Every morning she promised herself that she would be good all day. But somehow it never worked out that way. By the time she is seven Hanna is very badly behaved, but she wants to change. She is fed up with people tell ... more

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  • Cover image of book How Do We Feel About Adoption? The Adoption Club Therapeutic Workbook on Feelings and Behavior by Regina Kupecky, illustrated by Apsley
    How Do We Feel About Adoption? The Adoption Club Therapeutic Workbook on Feelings and Behavior - by Regina Kupecky, illustrated by Apsley

    £9.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781849057653 | ISBN 10: 1849057656

    The children of The Adoption Club have lots of different feelings about adoption.  Michael was scared when he first met this adopted family, and was worried his adoptive family might not keep him. Other children talk about feeling happy, sad ... more

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  • Cover image of book Adopted Like Me: My Book of Adopted Heroes by Ann Angel, illustrated by Marc Thomas
    Adopted Like Me: My Book of Adopted Heroes - by Ann Angel, illustrated by Marc Thomas

    £11.99   hardback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781849059350 | ISBN 10: 1849059357

    Hi - I'm Max, and I'm adopted.   You may not know this but many famous and inspirational people were adopted too. Adopted Like Me introduces you to great musicians like Bo Diddley, politicians like Nelson Mandela, and stars like Marilyn Monroe ... more

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  • Cover image of book Dennis and the Big Decisions by Paul Sambrooks, illustrated by Tommaso Levente Tani
    Dennis and the Big Decisions - by Paul Sambrooks, illustrated by Tommaso Levente Tani

    £6.95   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781907585173 | ISBN 10: 1907585176

    This brightly illustrated picture book, ideally suited to young children who are living in foster care, is the sequel to the ever-popular Dennis Duckling (BAAF 2009). It follows Dennis as his care story continues and important decisions are made abou ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Teazles
    The Teazles' Baby Bunny - by Susan Bagnall, illustrated by Tommaso Levente Tani

    £7.95   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781905664498 | ISBN 10: 1905664494

    Featured in the guardian online's Top 10 books about adoption - chosen by adopted children.   This colourful picture book for young children, aged two to four years old, tells the story of the Teazle rabbits and their adoption of a baby bunny. ... more

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  • Cover image of book Dustbin Baby by Jacqueline Wilson
    Dustbin Baby - by Jacqueline Wilson

    £6.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780552556118 | ISBN 10: 0552556114

    April knows she was found in a dustbin fourteen years ago as a new-born baby. And now she's fairly happily settled with her foster mother, Marion. But she's desperate to recall what happened in the intervening years, and to see if she can find out wh ... more

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  • Cover image of book Oh Brother! Tom Gets a New Adopted Brother. by Claire Friday
    Oh Brother! Tom Gets a New Adopted Brother. - by Claire Friday

    £5.95   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9780951595015 | ISBN 10: 0951595016

    Aimed at children aged between 7-11 years, Oh Brother! tells the story of Tom, a 10-year-old single birth child whose parents decide to adopt another child. The book describes Toms hopes, fears and expectations as the family become involved in the a ... more

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  • Cover image of book Nutmeg Gets a Little Help by Judith Foxon
    Nutmeg Gets a Little Help - by Judith Foxon

    £12.00   paperback   (2004) - ISBN 13: 9781903699584 | ISBN 10: 1903699584

    The Nutmeg series continues with Nutmeg Gets a Little Help, which focuses on adoption support and life story work, and how these can aid adopted children. ... more

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  • Cover image of book We are Fostering by Jean Camis
    We are Fostering - by Jean Camis

    £18.00   paperback   (2003) - ISBN 13: 9781903699430 | ISBN 10: 1903699436

    Birth children in foster families have to share their homes and parents with new arrivals who come with varying problems and needs, usually requiring a considerable period of adjustment to the new family, and taking parental attention away from them. ... more

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  • Cover image of book Nutmeg Gets Cross by Judith Foxon
    Nutmeg Gets Cross - by Judith Foxon

    £10.00   paperback   (2002) - ISBN 13: 9781903699133 | ISBN 10: 1903699134

    This book continues the story of Nutmeg, the small red aquirrel who, with his younger sister and brother, featured in the popular and well-received Nutmeg Gets Adopted. ... more

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  • Cover image of book Nutmeg Gets Adopted by Judith Foxon, illustrated by Sarah Rawlings
    Nutmeg Gets Adopted - by Judith Foxon, illustrated by Sarah Rawlings

    £12.00   paperback   (2001) - ISBN 13: 9781873868997 | ISBN 10: 1873868995

    This book tells the story of Nutmeg, a little squirrel, and his younger sister and brother who go to live with a new family after their birth mother realises that she cannot keep them safe.   One of the most traumatic things to happen to ... more

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  • Cover image of book Feeling Safe: Tina
    Feeling Safe: Tina's Story - by Sheila Byrne, Leigh Chambers

    £6.50   paperback   (1998) - ISBN 13: 9781873868638 | ISBN 10: 1873868634

    Tina is 10 years old and is not living with her family right now. Tina lives with Molly's family. Why did Tina have to leave her own family and go to Molly's house? How did she feel about having to leave home? And how long will she have to stay away? ... more

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