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September 2012 Book Reviews

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How I Became A Big Brother by Dave Moore– This is a cute little book that can help a family explain adoption to a biological child. The book focuses on adoption of an older child but you may be able to use it to explain the adoption of an infant.  My only problem with this book is that it only focuses on a boy becoming an older brother to another boy. price $12.95- paperback  

How I Became A Big Sister by Dave Moore  The exact same story but with different pictures as How I Became a Big Brother, and I have the same issue, it only focuses on a girl becoming a big sister to another girl.  You could reword it or use it as a spring board to talk about the adoption of a brother or a sister. The story also involves taking a trip to pick up the sisters, so you may also be able to use this to explain a international adoption to a biological child. price $12.95

That’s my brother,That’s my sister by Ratna Jalisatgi– This book is a little better as it explains why a child doesn’t look like the rest of his family.  A family of butterflies adopts a young bee and he explains how they are his sister and brother.  This book can also help explain adoption to biological siblings.  The only problem I had was a little wording when explaining that “their mom adopted me.” which I think should have said “our mom” adopted me. – price $8.50

Caught (Missing) by Margaret Peterson Haddix – The fifth book in a great time travel series that focuses on several important children who were pulled out of time and adopted by every day citizens in modern day.  One day they all receive a note to meet at a certain time.  What they get is the adventure of a lifetime as they are sent back in time and caught up in all types of mysteries. price $10.98 HC  – 9.99 Kindle edition – Paperback to be release in April 2013

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