NB's Top Books for Kids

 

Studies have shown again and again that there really is no downside to reading to your children. Reading strengthens the bond between you. It also reinforces basic speech skills giving them a better grasp of the fundamentals of language. Reading also encourages better communication skills and children that are read to have a higher aptitude for learning in general. Finally, reading books about adoption can help normalize the process of adoption and being adopted.

We asked our staff  what  the best books about adoption for children were, and these were our top five. If any of these books appeal to you, we have provided links to them on Amazon (and Amazon’s description). If you sign up for Amazon Smile, New Beginnings will get a donation every time you make a purchase!

God Found Us You

http://www.amazon.com/God-Found-Us-You-Harperblessings/dp/0061131768

by Lisa Tawn Bergren

Ages 4-8

When Little Fox asks his mother to tell his favorite story, Mama Fox recounts the day he arrived in her life, from God to her arms. This is the story of a mother fox with the longing to love a child. The only way she can do this is to pray and believe God would bring her a Little Fox for her to love. From the same team that gave us the popular, God Gave Us You,  this story is one specifically meant to resonate with adopted children and adoptive families.

I Love You Like Crazy Cakes

http://www.amazon.com/Love-You-Like-Crazy-Cakes/dp/0316525383

by Rose A. Lewis

Ages 4-8

This story is based on the author’s adoption of her daughter from China. It starts with a letter to Chinese officials and ends with Lewis bringing her daughter to her new home. This book is a beautifully illustrated celebration of love and joy a baby brings to a home and  is sure to bring reassurance to adopted children.

Tell Me Again About The Night I Was Born

http://www.amazon.com/Tell-Again-About-Night-Born/dp/0064435814

by Jamie Lee Curtis

Ages 4-8

This is a tale of an adoption framed as a much-requested bedtime story. A young girl asks her parents to tell her again about the night of her birth. This is an open and heartwarming story that addresses the logistics of domestic adoption and celebrates the love and joy a baby brings to the world.

Wish

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00V6YWFCK/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?ie=UTF8&btkr=1  

by Matthew Cordell

Ages 3-5

This story follows an elephant couple as they embark on a life together. At first, thoughts of children are far away. But as their  desire for a child grows, so do unexpected challenges. And it’s only after thwarted plans and bitter disappointment that their deepest wish miraculously comes true.

Born From the Heart

http://www.amazon.com/Born-Heart-Berta-Serrano/dp/1454911441

by  Berta Serrano  

Ages 3 and up

This story follows Rose and Charlie as they embark on the search for the child they so desperately want.  As Rose get’s closer to her dream, her heart grows and grows until it burst with happiness, laughter, and wonder as she finally sees her beautiful new baby’s face. This quirky little parable that celebrates the richness of family is for any child that was born from the heart.