What parent doesn’t appreciate some suggestions for summertime activities with their kids?  After playing outside, it’s nice for parents and kids to snuggle up together with a good book.  Here are a few you might check out at your local library or bookstore. These cover a variety of age ranges and though all are not directly related to adoption, they will be great conversation starters!

chosen-by-loveChosen by Love by Tom Jaski Chloe experiences ridicule from other kids because she is adopted. Seizing the opportunity, Chloe’s mom shares a secret with her that helps Chloe see just how special adoption is and how it points to an even bigger blessing!

forever-fingerprintsForever Fingerprints by Sherrie Eldridge Lucie is excited to feel a baby moving in her Aunt Grace’s tummy but it makes her think about her adoption story in a different way. The tools offered in this book help adoptive parents assist their children in creating a unique connection to them and her birth parents.

god-found-us-youGod Found Us You by Lisa Bergren This heartwarming and tender tale captures the immensity of looking at God through a young child’s eyes and the profoundness of the blessings that adoption brings to both parent and child.

is-that-your-sisterIs That Your Sister? A True Story of Adoption by Catherine Bunin An adopted six-year-old girl tells about adoption and how she and her adopted sister feel about it.

i-love-my-hairI Love My Hair by Natasha Tarpley This whimsical, evocative story about a girl named Keyana encourages children to feel good about their special hair and be proud of their heritage.

hes-got-the-whole-worldHe’s Got the Whole World in His Hands by Kadir Nelson Inspired by the song’s simple message, Kadir sought to capture the joy of living in and engaging with the world. Most importantly, he wished to portray the world as a child might see it—vast and beautiful.

 a-new-barkerA New Barker in the House by Tomie dePaola The Barker twins, Morgie and Moffie, meet their adopted three-year-old brother, Marcos… but he only speaks Spanish.

i-wished-for-youI Wished For You by Marianne Richmond The story follows a conversation between a little bear named Barley and his Mama as they curl up in their favorite cuddle spot and talk about how they became a family. Barley asks Mama the kinds of questions many adopted children have, and Mama lovingly answers them all.

mommys-heartMommy’s Heart Went POP! by Christina Kyllonen/Peter Greer A beautiful rendition of a family’s journey as they wait to go overseas to bring a child home.

Please leave a comment sharing any books you are enjoying with your kids!