Children Books:
  • When You Were Born in China: A Memory Book for Children Adopted from China"I have the similar books from Brian Boyd for Korea and Vietnam and they are terrific. I am sure this is also exemplary." (Allison Martin)
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  • The Journey to Mei
    by Freddie Remza
    "This sweet, educational novel for pre-teens relates story of a ten year old girl's adoption of her new baby sister from China. After Shelly adjusts to the idea of a new baby sister from China, she learns about Chinese culture and makes new friends through her local Families with Children from China support group. Finally the exciting time arrives when she travels with her family to China. This type of book is very popular with the pre-teen crowd and is sure to be enjoyed by children in similar situations. It's upbeat approach and delicate introduction to Chinese culture and international adoption also makes this book a great resource for school." (Allison Martin)
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  • Kids Like Me In China
    By Ying Ying Fry, Amy Klatzkin, and Brian Boyd
    "I haven't seen it yet, but I love the idea. A young adoptee returns to China, visiting the orphanage where she spent the first part of her life."
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  • The Red Blanket
    by Eliza Thomas, Joe Cepeda
    From the publisher: This is a journey about the forming of a family. It is as lyrical as a love letter from a mother to her daughter, as honest as the struggles they encounter, and as comforting as a cozy red blanket. Eliza Thomas went to China in 1994 to adopt her daughter PanPan, who was then 5 months old.
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  • The White Swan Express: A Story About Adoption
    by Jean Davies Okimoto, Elaine M. Aoki, Meilo So
    From the publisher: Across North America, people in four different homes prepare for a special trip to China, while four baby girls in China await their new adoptive parents. This lovely story of people who travel to China to be united with their daughters describes the adoption process step by step and the anxiety, suspense, and delight of becoming a family.
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  • We See the Moon
    By Carrie A. Kitze
    "This is a wonderful book for parents who wish to talk to their children about their feelings for their birthparents! It is gently affirming of your child's curiosity about their past. The text is very simple, sweet and evocative - with plenty of room for children and their parents to till in their own details and imaginings." (Allison Martin)
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  • Our Baby from China: An Adoption Story
    by Nancy D'Antonio
    A Chinese adoption story, told in photo album format.
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  • I Love You Like Crazy Cakes
    By Rose Lewis

    "A beloved classic for families who have adopted from China." (Allison Martin)
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  • Shaoey And Dot: Bug Meets Bundle
    by Mary Beth Chapman, Steven Curtis Chapman
    "This book definitely belongs in the library of any family who has adopted from China and would make an excellent addition to the library of any family, no matter what country they adopted from, or if they even adopted at all."(Karen Ledbetter)
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  • Little Miss Ladybug & Her Magical Red Thread (Paperback)
    by Karen Acres
    From the publisher: An adoption storybook which depicts the flight of Little Miss Ladybug, a good luck omen, and her magical red thread, which is a ancient Chinese belief. "An invisible red thread connects those who are destined to meet, regardless of time, place or circumstances. The thread may stretch or tangle, but will never break"
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  • Chinese Lullabies
    Beijing Angelic Choir
    Chinese lullabies. You can hear sample songs on the Amazon website on the link below.
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  • Grace from China
    By Jacqueline Kolosov

    "An intriguing novel for older children and adults about a family's adoption from China. But in addition to being a poignant book about an adoption journey, it is also the story of how the protagonist, ninth grader Jess, begins to recover from the unexpected death of her father. The images of China are also memorable and you get a real feeling of what it is like traveling with an eclectic adoption group in China. I heartily recommend this book as an introduction to anyone interested in adoption from China." (Allison Martin)
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  • An Mei's Strange and Wondrous Journey
    By Stephan Molnar-Fenton
    "An Mei's Strange and Wondrous Journey by Stephan Molnar-Fenton is the adoption story of a Chinese girl. It is told from her point of view, beginning with her birth and being left at an orphanage and follows her adjustment in her adoptive family." (Nancy Jessup)
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  • Chinese Eyes
    by Marjorie Ann Waybill, Pauline Cutrell (Illustrator)
    An adopted Korean girl gets a lesson in how unimportant it is that some people think she is different.
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