"Children are made readers on the laps of their parents." - Emilie Buchwald
Reading opens the door to so many things, and can be the bridge adults need to talk about "touchy" topics with children.
I love children's books! When getting the nursery ready, the very first thing I set up was the bookshelf (see below). While it is all pretty and organized now, I know it won't stay that way. I also asked for books instead of cards at my baby shower. I could blame my book addiction to being a teacher and seeing first hand how reading to young children ha such a wonderfully positive impact on them. But really, I think I love children's books for the same reason I love children's movies: they are innocent, pure, and imaginative.
I wanted to take time to list out my favorite children's books for both adoption and fostering families. A few of these I had growing up, and honestly they are so well written that I never thought of them as "adoption books," they are just regular books about my life.
I always knew I was adopted (read more about my adoption story here), but I also never felt like I was treated any different by my family. I was me. I knew my strengths and weaknesses, and adoption was not on either list. It didn't define me when I was a child. It was just a fun fact, not a title.
Alright, let's dive right in! Here are my favorite children's books for adoption and fostering families!
Well, there's my list! There are so many more books out there, research and keep looking if none of these are what you're looking for! Spending time and reading to a child can create the sweetest memories.
Let me know what books you love in the comments! All children's book recommendations welcome! (I'm still building my nursery library!)
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