Books About Adoption for Kids

These books all feature characters who were adopted. Most are human, but there's also one very special bear, as well as a cyborg with two mean stepsisters. One story is about getting an adopted sibling; others are about adopted kids looking for their birth parents or learning about their pasts. Some kid characters are involved in exciting mysteries and adventures, and being adopted is just one fact about them. All are great reads!

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We Belong Together: A Book about Adoption and Families Book Poster Image
Celebration of the love between parent and child.
By Todd Parr
(2007)
(2007)
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A Bear Called Paddington Book Poster Image
Delightful classic about a bear adopted by a London family.
By Michael Bond
(2008)
(1958)
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The Year of the Baby: Anna Wang, Book 2 Book Poster Image
Sweet tale of adopted sibling and her loving older sister.
By Andrea Cheng
(2013)
(2013)
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Earwig and the Witch Book Poster Image
Comical tale of a spunky girl adopted by a witch and devil.
By Diana Wynne Jones
(2012)
(2012)
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Jazzy's Quest: Adopted and Amazing! Book Poster Image
Adopted girl discovers how she's special in engaging tale.
By Carrie Goldman, Juliet Bond
(2015)
(2015)
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Minion Book Poster Image
Terrific page-turner has it all: action, humor, and heart.
By John David Anderson
(2014)
(2014)
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Rooftoppers Book Poster Image
Soaring, quirky adventure has unforgettable characters.
By Katherine Rundell
(2013)
(2013)
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When Heaven Fell Book Poster Image
Snapshot of Vietnamese culture past and present.
By Carolyn Marsden
(2007)
(2007)
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Anne of Green Gables Book Poster Image
Beloved classic features lovable, imaginative heroine.
By L.M. Montgomery
(2011)
(1908)
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Breadcrumbs Book Poster Image
Brilliant tale of girl's enchanted-woods search for friend.
By Anne Ursu
(2011)
(2011)
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Pennyroyal Academy Book Poster Image
Brave kids, scary monsters, lessons galore in series debut.
By M.A. Larson
(2014)
(2014)
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Greenglass House Book Poster Image
Delightful, engaging mystery with a twist.
By Kate Milford
(2014)
(2014)
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Half a World Away Book Poster Image
Troubled adopted boy learns to open heart in moving tale.
By Cynthia Kadohata
(2014)
(2014)
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Three Times Lucky Book Poster Image
Funny mystery with spunky girl touches on serious themes.
By Sheila Turnage
(2012)
(2012)
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Greetings from Witness Protection! Book Poster Image
Kicky tween thriller deals with themes of abandonment.
By Jake Burt
(2017)
(2017)
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Cinder: The Lunar Chronicles, Book 1 Book Poster Image
Cinderella as a futuristic cyborg. Pretty cool.
By Marissa Meyer
(2012)
(2012)
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Girl in Reverse Book Poster Image
Moving story of adopted girl's hunt for clues to her past.
By Barbara Stuber
(2014)
(2014)
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Far from the Tree Book Poster Image
Beautifully written story about finding your family.
By Robin Benway
(2017)
(2017)
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