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Kitze, Carrie A.

Summary: A story written from the children's perspective, asking the questions that dwell in their hearts about their birthparents. It helps children use the moon as a private tool to connect with a family that is always with them in their hearts.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: EMK Press 2003

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE FIC KIT

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE KIT

Lewis, Rose A.

Summary: A woman describes how she went to China to adopt a special baby girl. Based on the author's own experiences.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown 2000

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE FIC LEW

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE FIC LEW

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE LEW

Dealey, Erin

Summary: "Babies come from airports" tells about the adventures of a boy when his mommy brings home his new sister. Calling that special day the "Gotcha Day". He knows just exactly what to say: "We met you at the airport." He waved at planes above. But right now, all she needs to know is ... Babies come from love.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Kane Miller, a division of EDC Publishing 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE DEA

Soman, David

Summary: "While at the farmers' market with her mama, Ladybug Girl spies some rescue dogs and, together with the Bug Squad, finds one of them a forever home, vowing to return again to help the others"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dial Books for Young Readers 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE SOM

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE SOM

Young, Ed.

Summary: Antonia gets her wish when her parents return to China to bring home a Mei Mei, or younger sister, for her.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Philomel Books 2006

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE YOU

Thomas, Eliza.

Summary: Tells the story of a single woman who goes to China to adopt a baby. Based on the author's life.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2004

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE THO

Cummings, Troy

Summary: A dog looking for a home sends letters to prospective owners on Butternut Street, with surprising results.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2018

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: E CUM

Levy, Dana Alison.

Summary: Relates the adventures of a family with two fathers, four adopted boys, and a variety of pets as they make their way through a school year, Kindergarten through sixth grade, and deal with a grumpy new neighbor.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Listening Library 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J CD LEV

Milford, Kate.

Summary: At Greenglass House, a smuggler's inn, twelve-year-old Milo, the innkeepers' adopted son, plans to spend his winter holidays relaxing but soon guests are arriving with strange stories about the house sending Milo and Meddy, the cook's daughter, on an adventure.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Clarion Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2014

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Higgins, Wendy.

Summary: Embrace the Forbidden. What if there were teens whose lives literally depended on being bad influences? This is the reality for sons and daughters of fallen angels. Tenderhearted Southern girl Anna Whitt was born with the sixth sense to see and feel emotions of other people. She's aware of a struggle within herself, an inexplicable pull toward danger, but Anna, the ultimate good girl, has...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper Collins Publishers 2012

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Dyckman, Ame

Summary: When her parents find a baby wolf on their doorstep and decide to raise him as their own, Dot is certain he will eat them all up until a surprising encounter with a bear brings them closer together.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2015

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE DYC

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE DYC

Garner, Paula

Summary: "Why is there a gap in Jules's baby album? A wry and poignant coming-of-age novel about finding the truth in lies, salvaging hope in heartbreak, and making peace with missing pieces. Eighteen-year-old Jules has always wished for a close-knit family. She never knew her father, and her ex-addict mother has always seemed more interested in artistic endeavors than in bonding with her only...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Candlewick Press 2018

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Kotb, Hoda

Summary: Lyrical text and illustrations of baby animals and their mothers show the love of a parent.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2018

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: E KOT

Sáenz, Benjamin Alire

Summary: "A story set on the American border with Mexico, about family and friendship, life and death, and one teen struggling to understand what his adoption does and doesn't mean about who he is"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Clarion Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2017

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC SAE

Howe, James

Summary: Determined to be a good big sister, Rex starts spending all her time with the baby her family has adopted, making her neighbor Pinky fear that he has lost her friendship.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atheneum 1993

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Beginning Readers - Transitional Reader (Blue), Call number: JBR Blue Howe 1997

Howe, James

Summary: Determined to be a good big sister, Rex starts spending all her time with the baby her family has adopted, making her neighbor Pinky fear that he has lost her friendship.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Aladdin Paperbacks 1999

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Beginning Readers - Transitional Reader (Blue), Call number: JBR BLUE HOW

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Beginning Readers - Transitional Reader (Blue), Call number: JBR BLUE Howe

Herbach, Geoff

Summary: For Adam Reed, basketball is a passport. Adam’s basketball skills have taken him from an orphanage in Poland to a loving adoptive mother in Minnesota. When he’s tapped to play on a select AAU team along with some of the best players in the state, it just confirms that basketball is his ticket to the good life: to new friendships, to the girl of his dreams, to a better future. Life is more...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Katherine Tegen Books 2018

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC HER

Bowling, Dusti

Summary: New friends and a mystery help Aven, thirteen, adjust to middle school and life at a dying western theme park in a new state, where her being born armless presents many challenges.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sterling Children's Books 2017

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC BOW

Miles, Ellen.

Summary: "Charles and Lizzie Peterson love puppies. Their family fosters these young dogs, giving them love and proper care, until they can find the perfect forever home. Charles is determined to help Moose, a giant Great Dane puppy. The problem is that this huge pup is scared of everything - loud noises, other dogs, even his own shadow!"--P. [4] cover.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic 2011

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC MIL SPINDLE

Agee, Jon

Summary: "A girl seeks her perfect pet at an unusual animal shelter"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dial Books for Young Readers 2019

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE AGE

Miles, Ellen.

Summary: When Mia discovers that Duchess's owner is moving, she offers to help. But it won't be easy finding someone who will want to spoil the pretty white Persian.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic 2011

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC MIL

Lord, Cynthia

Summary: A group of sato puppies, homeless dogs of various breeds from Puerto Rico, has arrived at the animal shelter, and second grade volunteer Suzannah immediately falls in love with one puppy, Paloma--but it is her job to get the puppy ready for adoption, a separation that could easily break her heart.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2016

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Miles, Ellen

Summary: At Loon Lake Park, Charles and his Cub Scout friends are told that a dog has been abandoned in the parking lot. Louie, a not-so-small Newfoundland puppy, is quickly taken in and cared for by the group. Can Charles and his friends find Louie a perfect, and roomy, forever home?

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Inc. 2018

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Beginning Readers - Independent Reader (Red), Call number: JBR RED PP MIL

Shyba, Jessica

Summary: It all started when a loving mother posted a few pictures of her son, Beau, and their new puppy, Theo, napping together on her popular blog Momma's Gone City. But these pictures were so "unbearably adorable" (Daily Mail) and "utterly charming" (Huffington Post) that it quickly became much, much more. By faithfully recording and sharing what Good Morning America calls "the most mesmerizing naps...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Feiwel and Friends 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE SHY