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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Book lists

This is a list of book lists (the * means that it is a particularly Christian book)

Please see the tab at the top of this blog called Books and Resources for a fuller list of Adoption and Ethiopia related books.

Parenting in general:
Shepherding a Child's Heart by Tedd Tripp*
How to really love your child Ross Campbell*
every single book by Cynthia Tobias such as You Can't Make me, but I might be persuaded*
Families where grace is in place by Jeff VanVonderen*
Heirs of the covenant by Susan Hunt*
Raising Maidens of Virtue by Stacy McDonald*

Adoption and race for parents:
The Connected Child by Karen Purvis YOU MUST READ THIS BOOK!
Toddler adoption the weaver's craft by Hopkins-Best
Taming the tiger while it is still a kitten by Nancy Thomas (the book is not particularly focused on Christians but I hear she is a Christian) I found this book to be a complimentary (the Deborah Gray's book) list of attachment signs to look for and practical ideas for attachment. It is more of a booklet. I do not know anything about her particular theory's as this book does not address that.
Attaching in adoption by Deborah Grey
I'm chocolate you're vanilla by Marguerite A. Wright
Before You were mine (on making a Christian life book)*
Twenty Things Adopted Kids wish their parents knew by Sherrie Eldridge

Adoption for kids:
Emma's Yucky Brother by Jean Little (not a yucky book but a yucky title that I don't favor. For siblings already in the home and pertaining to older child adoption).
Rosie's Family Lori Rosove
I love you like Crazy Cakes by Lewis
Horace by Holly Keller
Who are my real parents by D. L. Fuller
Welcome Home forever child by Christine Mitchell (older child adoption)
Little Miss Spider by David Kirk

Kids Books that talk about race or feature African American persons (because this is important in our family and they are just good books):
Colors come from God Just like me by Carolyn Forche*
Brown Like Me by Noelle Lamperti
Little Bill books by Bill Cosby
He's Got the Whole World in his hands by Kadir Nelson*
Jump at the Sun Bible classics they also make fairy tale classics*
I, Matthew Henson by Weatherford
By my brother's side by Tiki and Ronde Barber
You Can Do it! by Tony Dungy
Many books by Patricia Polacco
Any book adapted and/or illustrated

There is no me without you by Melissa Fay Green
The sign and the seal by Graham Hancock

Ethiopia for kids:
Pulling the Lion's whiskers and other Ethiopian tales by Ashabranner and Davis
The storytellers beads by Jane Kurtz
Jane Kurtz books for kids -all of them
The Perfect Orange by Frank Araujo
Fire on the Mountain by Jane Kurtz

Asperger's and Girls featuring Tony Attwood and Temple Grandin
Girls Under the Umbrella of Autism Spectrum Disorders By Lori Ernsperger and Danielle Wendel
Parenting Your Asperger Child by Alan Sohn and Cathy Grayson
Oasis guide to Asperger Syndrome by Bashe and Kirby

Aspergers for kids:
All Cat's Have Aspergers by Kathy Hoopmann (kids book)
I am Utterly Unique by Larson (kids book)
Brotherly Feelings by Sam Frender and Robin Schiffmiller (for siblings-kids book)
The Goodenoughs get in sync by Kranowitz (for kids)

Grief (for kids mainly):
Tear Soup by Pat Schwiebert and Chuck DKlyen (this book is appropriate for ANYONE)
I'll Always love you by Hans Wilhelm

I love you books: Runaway bunny by Margaret Wise Brown
I love you through and through by Rossetti-Shustak
I love you because you're you by Liza Baker
The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn
No Matter What by Debi Gliori
Mama do you love me by Barbara M. Joosse
Don't forget that I love you by Anna Currey
Guess How much I love you by Sam McBratney

If you are interested in other book lists and reviews please see my book blog.

Also for updated book list go to the top tab section and click on books and resources.

1 comment:

  1. Hi there,

    Thank you for listing my book, Welcome Home, Forever Child! I enjoyed reading about your adoption journey. I thought you and the boys might like my new children's book, which portrays the (transracial) adoption of a young boy at age four. It is called Family Day: Celebrating Ethan's Adoption Anniversary. Let me know if you would like me to send you a complimentary copy. Congratulations on your new sons!

    Christine Mitchell


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