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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 38 books in this booklist

This list represents some of the books on this subject that we have had in our shop - but there will be many more that we can order for you!

  • 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 Dara Palmer
    Dara Palmer's Major Drama - by Emma Shevah

    £6.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781911490302 | ISBN 10: 1911490303

    Meet eleven-year-old Dara Palmer, who loves dancing and dreams of being a world-famous actress – which means she has to get the main part in the new school play.  When she doesn't get any part at all, Dara begins to wonder whether it's beca ... 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 Scarlet Ibis by Gill Lewis
    Scarlet Ibis - by Gill Lewis

    £6.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780192793560 | ISBN 10: 019279356x

    How far would you go to protect someone you love?   Red and Scarlet dream of one day flying across the ocean to Trinidad, where thousands of scarlet ibis fill the sky. When they're split up and sent to live with different foster families, Scar ... more

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  • Cover image of book Oli and the Pink Bicycle by Catherine Jackson
    Oli and the Pink Bicycle - by Catherine Jackson

    £6.95   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781910039090 | ISBN 10: 1910039098

    It’s Oli’s seventh birthday – the first one since her new mamma and papa adopted her – and she’s really excited about the present she has been promised. A pink bicycle! But Oli’s special day doesn’t go to plan and she is so angry that s ... more

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  • Cover image of book Sam
    Sam's Trouble with Words - by Lorna Miles

    £6.95   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781910039083 | ISBN 10: 191003908x

    Sam has a secret and he doesn’t want anyone to find out what it is. He has trouble reading, writing and spelling and is worried that his new foster family will not want him to stay if they find out. With the help of his carers, teachers and social ... more

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  • Cover image of book My Brother Booh Has ADHD by Susan Yarney
    My Brother Booh Has ADHD - by Susan Yarney

    £6.95   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781910039069 | ISBN 10: 1910039063

    Toby and his identical twin brother Booh were adopted when they were tiny babies. They look so alike that sometimes people can’t tell them apart. But there is one very big difference between them. Booh is always getting into trouble: upsetting othe ... 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 Happy Families: Master Track
    Happy Families: Master Track's Train - by Allan Ahlberg

    £6.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780723293934 | ISBN 10: 0723293937

    Master Track is adopted as a baby when he is found by Mr and Mrs Track in a handbag on a railway station. Little do they realise that he's going to grow up to be a hero and rescue a train that's been stolen by Mr Creep the Crook and his family. ... more

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  • Cover image of book Dragon Loves Penguin by Debi Gliori
    Dragon Loves Penguin - by Debi Gliori

    £6.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781408839508 | ISBN 10: 1408839504

    Its bedtime in the land of ice and snow. "Night, night, says Bibs mummy. Sleep tight, says Bibs daddy. But Bib has a better plan. Please, says Bib, can I have a story? The one about dragons. And so begins the heartwarming tale of a ... 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 A Safe Place for Rufus by Jill Seeney, illustrated by Rachel Fuller
    A Safe Place for Rufus - by Jill Seeney, illustrated by Rachel Fuller

    £9.95   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781907585456 | ISBN 10: 1907585451

    Rufus loved curling up in his favourite place and dreaming of pilchards. But it hadnt always been like this... When Rufus was a kitten he lived with a different family who werent always kind. Sometimes they shouted at him. Sometimes he had no food ... 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 Most Precious Present in the World by Becky Edwards, illustrated by Louise Comfort
    The Most Precious Present in the World - by Becky Edwards, illustrated by Louise Comfort

    £9.95   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781905664733 | ISBN 10: 1905664737

    It always takes my mum a very long time to brush my hair. That’s because it’s so curly. Sometimes I wish it wasn’t curly, sometimes I wish it was straight, just like my mum’s. But mum says my hair is beautiful. She says when she was little. S ... more

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  • Cover image of book Dad David, Baba Chris and ME by Ed Merchant, illustrated by Rachel Fuller
    Dad David, Baba Chris and ME - by Ed Merchant, illustrated by Rachel Fuller

    £9.95   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781905664894 | ISBN 10: 1905664893

    This brightly illustrated book for children aged 5-10 years old tells Bens story about his ordinary life. Ben was adopted by his gay parents Dad David and Baba Chris when he was four years old, and they live happily together in an ordinary house ... more

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  • Cover image of book Where is Poppy
    Where is Poppy's Panda? - by David Pitcher, illustrated by Rachel Fuller

    £9.95   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781905664726 | ISBN 10: 1905664729

    Poppy’s panda has always been with her – but now he is lost! Is he in the toy box? Is he underneath the bed? Is he in the wardrobe? As Poppy searches high and low for her favourite toy she remembers all the times her panda has been with her. Will ... more

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  • Cover image of book Dennis Duckling by Paul Sambrooks, illustrated by Tommaso Levente Tani
    Dennis Duckling - by Paul Sambrooks, illustrated by Tommaso Levente Tani

    £5.95   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781905664771 | ISBN 10: 190566477x

    Dennis and his sister need someone to look after them, someone to help wash their feathers and feed them. A grown-up duck called Annie comes to talk with them. Im scared! says Dennis. Who will look after us?  This newly illustrated ... more

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  • Cover image of book Murphy
    Murphy's Three Homes: A Story for Children in Foster Care - by Jan Levinson Gilman, illustrated by Kathy O'Malley

    £10.95   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781433803857 | ISBN 10: 1433803852

    People tell me I'm no different than any other Tibetan Terrier, but somehow I must be different because I've had three homes.  Being a pup in foster care is awfully confusing. What's Murphy do when he's taken away from his family and placed i ... 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 Josh and Jaz Have Three Mums by Hedi Argent and Amanda Wood
    Josh and Jaz Have Three Mums - by Hedi Argent and Amanda Wood

    £9.95   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9781905664122 | ISBN 10: 1905664125

    Josh and Jaz are five-year-old twins who have been adopted. They live with their two mums, Sue and Fran, and their dog Bumps. When their school teacher asks them to produce a family tree, the twins are upset and worried that everyone in their class w ... more

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  • Cover image of book Nutmeg Gets a Little Sister by Judith Foxon and Sarah Rawlings
    Nutmeg Gets a Little Sister - by Judith Foxon and Sarah Rawlings

    £12.00   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9781905664221 | ISBN 10: 1905664222

    The adventures of Nutmeg, the small red squirrel, continue with this appealing story exploring family relationships, which can be particularly complicated for adopted children. Their adoptive family may include birth children or children who have bee ... more

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  • Cover image of book Picnic in the Park by Joe Griffiths and Tony Pilgrim (Illustrated by Lucy Pearce)
    Picnic in the Park - by Joe Griffiths and Tony Pilgrim (Illustrated by Lucy Pearce)

    £9.95   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9781905664085 | ISBN 10: 1905664087

    What is a family? There continues to be much debate about what constitutes a family. Some still see the traditional nuclear family as the ideal; others accept that the family is transforming itself, and todays diversity of family life should be cele ... more

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  • Cover image of book Spark Learns To Fly by Judith Foxon (illustrated by Rachel Fuller)
    Spark Learns To Fly - by Judith Foxon (illustrated by Rachel Fuller)

    £9.95   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9781905664184 | ISBN 10: 1905664184

    Abuse in any form has a fundamental impact on the way a child views him- or herself and the adults around them. The consequences of abuse are long-lasting and far-reaching, and the damage to a childs sense of self-worth may not always be obvious. Sp ... more

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  • Cover image of book Long Way Home by Michael Morpurgo
    Long Way Home - by Michael Morpurgo

    £6.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9781405226691 | ISBN 10: 1405226692

    Another summer. Another foster family. George has already made up his mind to run away, back to the children's home. None of the previous families have wanted him. Why should the Dyers be any different?   But George begins to feel at ease ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Dare Game by Jacqueline Wilson
    The Dare Game - by Jacqueline Wilson

    £6.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780440867586 | ISBN 10: 0440867584

    I'M TRACY BEAKER, THE GREAT INVENTOR OF EXTREMELY OUTRAGEOUS DARES - AND I DARE YOU TO READ A MORE BRILLIANT STORY THAN THIS! I've bought a big fat purple notebook for writing down all my mega-manic ultra-scary stories in. But especially for ... 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 Maybe Days: A Book for Children in Foster Care by Jennifer Wilgocki, MS and Marcia Kahn Wright, PhD, illustrated by Alissa I. Geis
    Maybe Days: A Book for Children in Foster Care - by Jennifer Wilgocki, MS and Marcia Kahn Wright, PhD, illustrated by Alissa I. Geis

    £11.50   paperback   (2001) - ISBN 13: 9781557988027 | ISBN 10: 1557988021

    Will I live with my parents again? Will I stay with my foster parents forever? For children in foster care, the answer to many questions is often "maybe."  Maybe Days addresses the questions, feelings, and concerns these children most often f ... more

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  • Cover image of book This is How We Became a Family: An Adoption Story by Wayne Willis
    This is How We Became a Family: An Adoption Story - by Wayne Willis

    £11.50   paperback   (2000) - ISBN 13: 9781557987006 | ISBN 10: 1557987009

    For the youngest child who is just beginning to wonder, "Where did I come from?" and for older children who want to be reminded how much they are cherished, this is an adoption story for all ages.  It is the story of a couple who long for a c ... 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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  • Cover image of book Lockie and Dadge by Frank Murphy
    Lockie and Dadge - by Frank Murphy

    £6.50   paperback   (1995) - ISBN 13: 9780862784249 | ISBN 10: 0862784247

    Lockie is a bit of a misfit. Orphaned, he is placed in foster home after foster home, but somehow he never settles in. 'Troublemaker' is the general verdict.  He runs away and meets up with some colourful characters - Dadge and his strange ... more

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  • Cover image of book Zachary
    Zachary's New Home: A Story for Foster and Adopted Children - by Geraldine M. Blomquist and Paul Blomquist, illustrated by Margo Lemieux

    £11.50   paperback   (1990) - ISBN 13: 9780945354277 | ISBN 10: 0945354274

    Children in foster care and adopted children have usually suffered painful separations from their families for reasons they may not understand. They are often very confused, angry, and sad. This appealing and comforting story explores their experienc ... more

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