Family

What Baby Wants

By Phyllis Root and Jill Barton (Illustrator)

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Various family members try to stop Baby from crying, but only his brother figures out what he wants
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Me and My Family Tree

By Joan Sweeney

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A good beginning book to teach small ones about the basics of a family tree.

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Guess Who, Baby Duck

By Amy Hest

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On a rainy day when Baby Duck is sick with a cold, her grandfather cheers her up by showing her family photographs. JE Fic Hes

Suggested for ages 3 - 6

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All About Adoption: How Families are Made and How Kids Feel About It

By Marc Nemiroff and Jane Annunziata

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Using simple language, describes the stages of the adoption process and discusses complex feelings commonly felt by adopted children. J 362.734 Ne

Suggested for ages 4 and up

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Let's Talk About it: Adoption

By Fred Rogers and Jim Judkis (photographer)

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Discusses what it means to be part of a family and examines some feelings that adopted children may have. J 362.734 Ro

Suggested for ages 3 and up

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Seeds of Love

By Mary E. Petertyl

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Carly works through feelings of anticipation and fear when her parents travel to another country without her to adopt her baby sister.

Suggested for ages 3 and up

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The Chosen Baby

By Valentina P. Wasson

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Because they want to share their home with children, a couple adopt a boy and later a girl.

Suggested for ages 3 and up

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Through Moon and Stars and Night Skies

By Ann Warren Turner

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A boy who came from far away to be adopted by a couple in this country remembers how unfamiliar and frightening some of the things were in his new home, before he accepted the love to be found there.

Suggested for ages 3 and up

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Harry the Dirty Dog

By Gene Zion

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When a white dog with black spots runs away from home, he gets so dirty his family doesn't recognize him as a black dog with white spots. JE Fic Zio

Suggested for ages 3 - 7

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