Category Archives: Adoption

Whistling for Angela by Robin Heald, illustrated by Peggy Collins

 Whistling for Angela by Robin Heald, illustrated by Peggy Collins. Pajama Press, 2022. 9781772782455 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Hardcover Genre: Realistic picture book What did you like about the book? Daniel and his … Continue reading

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Jadie in Five Dimensions by Dianne D. Salerni

Jadie in Five Dimensions by Dianne D. Salerni. Holiday House, 2021. 9780823449095 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Hardcover Genre:  Science fiction What did you like about the book? Thirteen year old Jadie shares some … Continue reading

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NOW You say YES – Bill Harley

  NOW You say YES – Bill Harley, Peachtree, 2021. 9781682632475 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5+  Format: Hardcover Genre: Realistic Fiction What did you like about the book? 15-year-old Mari lived in many, many … Continue reading

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Donut Dreams: Family Recipe by Coco Simon

      Donut Dreams: Family Recipe by Coco Simon, Published by Simon Spotlight, 9781534465404, 2020 Format: Hardcover, 156 pages Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 2 Genre:  Realistic Fiction What did you like about the book? Like the first books … Continue reading

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Our Subway Baby: The True Story of How One Baby Found His Home by Peter Mercurio,  illustrated by Leo Espinosa

    Our Subway Baby: The True Story of How One Baby Found His Home by Peter Mercurio, illustrated by Leo Espinosa, Dial Books, 9780525427544, 2020  Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Hardcover picture book … Continue reading

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When the Babies Came to Stay – story by Christine McDonnell ; pictures by Jeanette Bradley

  When the Babies Came to Stay – story by Christine McDonnell ; pictures by Jeanette Bradley.  Viking, 2020. 9781984835451 Format: Hardcover Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Genre:   Picture book What did you like about the book?  Four … Continue reading

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What I Carry – Jennifer Longo

 What I Carry – Jennifer Longo, Random House Books , 0553537725, 2020 Format: Hardcover Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review): 4 Genre:  Realistic fiction What did you like about the book? The book explores the experiences … Continue reading

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Palimpsest: Documents from a Korean Adoption – Lisa Wool-Rim Sjoblom

    Palimpsest: Documents from a Korean Adoption – Lisa Wool-Rim Sjoblom, Drawn & Quarterly, (9781770463301), 2019 Format:  Paperback Genre: Graphic Biography Rating: 1- 5 (5 is excellent or a Starred review) 3 What did you like about the book?  The … Continue reading

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Remarkables – written by Lisa Mantchev, illustrated by David Litchfield

   Remarkables – written by Lisa Mantchev, illustrated by David Litchfield, Simon & Schuster for Young Readers, 9781481497176, 2019  Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 2 Format: Hardcover picture book What did you like about the book? … Continue reading

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A Crazy-Much Love by Joy Jordan-Lake, illustrated by Sonia Sánchez

      A Crazy-Much Love by Joy Jordan-Lake, illustrated by Sonia Sánchez, Two Lions (an Amazon imprint), 9781542043267, 2019  Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Hardcover picture book What did you like about the … Continue reading

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