Below are some of our favourites bedtime reads. Most of the books featured here are for under fives, though as many adopted children at times operate at an emotionally younger age than their peers these title may well be suitable for older children. We have sought out some books that are good for a range of ethnicities. Some of the books are specifically about adoption, others are not, but they work well in that context.
This lovely book about friendship and loss relates directly to a blog written by one of our mum’s: A story about bereavement and loss.
A fine story about a penguin who doesn’t say ANYTHING. Great end.
A wild story about a goat adopting a TIGER!
Jamie Lee Curtis lovely book about how to bring in birth family to the equation in an easy and loving way.
Another beautiful book by Keats’. Not specifically for adoption.
Sexual education start early! This is a good place to start.
A true classic. Am I still loveable if I break and smash the world around me?
A classic series on adoption.
A book about contact letters.
Don’t we all know this one…
This books explores anger – all too familiar for many families.
All Margot Sunderland’s book explore the complex emotions of children with early trauma. This one is about loss.
Another gem by Sunderland. This tackles the strong longing for the birth family.
Written by parenting expert Jane Evans, this books tackles domestic abuse head on. Heavy book for heavy feelings. A rare gem!