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The Great Big Book of Families
Author: Mary Hoffman
Illustrator: Ros Asquith
How this book may help: Highlighting the fact that families come in all shapes and sizes, this book celebrates diversity, explaining how every personal situation is different. It's a good book for debunking the traditional storybook myth that happy families usually consist of mother, father and two children. It highlights how different humans are in other ways too, from the hobbies they choose, through to the way they think and what they choose to cook and eat.
The key theme running through the book is that every family is different, and that's OK. It shows... read more

Tags: single parent, multicultural, mother, grandparent, foster, father, family, diversity, being different, adoption, wheelchair

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I Wished for You: An Adoption Story
Author: Marianne Richmond
Illustrator: Marianne Richmond
How this book may help: Reflects the unconditional love felt between a parent and their adopted child. Explains common aspects of the adoption process. Reinforces the view that physical differences within a family are not important.
Barley the young bear snuggles up with his Mama and prompts her to tell him the story of how she... read more

Tags: love, foster, family, being different, adoption, relationships

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A First Look at Adoption: My Parents Picked Me
Author: Pat Thomas
Illustrator: Lesley Harkar
How this book may help: Provides an easy to understand introduction to the subject of adoption for young children.
This book is written by a Psychotherapist and counsellor and deals with the questions a child may... read more

Tags: adoption, being different, family, foster

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A Mother for Choco
Author: Keiko Kasza
Illustrator:
How this book may help: A good choice for adopted children living in a multi-cultural home. Promotes the view that being different from your parents is fine.
Choco is a liitle bird who lives on his own and wishes he had a mother, so he decides to go and... read more

Tags: mother, foster, family, diversity, adoption, multicultural

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Spark Learns To Fly
Author: Judith Foxon
Illustrator: Rachel Fuller
How this book may help: Issues of foster caring and domestic violence
Spark and his little sister live happily with their parents until mum and dad start fighting. When... read more

Tags: anxiety, family, foster, violence

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Dennis Duckling
Author: Paul Sambrooks
Illustrator: Tommaso Loverte Tani
How this book may help: Fostering/Adoption
Dennis Duckling and his little sister can no longer be looked after by their own parents and need... read more

Tags: adoption, anxiety, family, fears, foster, friends, sadness, separation anxiety

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Dennis and the Big Decisions
Author: Paul Sambrooks
Illustrator: Tommaso Loverte Tani
How this book may help: Foster Care
Continues the story of Dennis Duckling and his foster care placement. The book looks at the range... read more

Tags: adoption, anxiety, depression, emotions, family, foster, separation, separation anxiety

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A Mummy for Owen
Author: Marion Dane Bauer
Illustrator: John Butler
How this book may help: Children who have lost a parent or experienced a change in circumstances, such as fostering or adoption, will relate to orphaned Owen and find comfort in his loving relationship with his adoptive mother, Mzee, a 130-year-old male tortoise.
For baby hippo Owen his brownish grey mummy is his whole world until one day the rains come and... read more

Tags: being different, adoption, death, emotions, family, foster, love, mother

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Over the Moon: An Adoption Tale
Author: Karen Katz
Illustrator: Karen Katz
How this book may help: A good choice for an adopted child who was born overseas, or lives in a multi-cultural home
Publisher's summary: "An affirming story about international adoption, based on the author's own experience with her..." read more

Tags: foster, family, diversity, adoption, multicultural

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The Teazles' Baby Bunny
Author: Susan Bagnall
Illustrator: Tommaso Levente Tami
Publisher's summary: "This colourful picture book for young children, aged two to four years old, tells the story of the..." read more

Tags: adoption, family, foster

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The Cow That Laid an Egg
Author: Andy Cutbill
Illustrator: Russell Ayto
How this book may help: A great choice to cheer up a child going through difficult times - they will probably be giggling out loud by the end of the book! There's also an underlying theme of acceptance, and may even strike a chord with adopted children.
Publisher's summary: "A madcap, yet moving, story about having the courage of one’s convictions, even when others doubt..." read more

Tags: adoption, foster, love, prejudice

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Nutmeg Gets Adopted
Author: Judith Foxon
Illustrator: Sarah Rawlings
Publisher's summary: "This book tells the story of Nutmeg, a little squirrel, and his younger sister and brother who go..." read more

Tags: adoption, family, foster

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We Belong Together: A Book About Adoption and Families
Author: Todd Parr
Illustrator: Todd Parr

Tags: adoption, family, foster

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