Picture Books About Foster Care

A Listmania! list by Lisa Dickson (United States)
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Foster Parents (Families)
1.  Foster Parents (Families) by Rebecca Rissman
The list author says:
  "Describes what foster families are and how they care for children who need help until they return to their original families or move on to a permanent family."
$5.66   Used & New from: $2.84

Kids Need to Be Safe: A Book for Children in Foster Care (Kids Are Important)
2.  Kids Need to Be Safe: A Book for Children in Foster Care (Kids Are Important) by Julie Nelson
The list author says:
  "This book is designed to help foster children understand why they aren’t currently with their biological parents, and offer them hope and reassurance."
$8.96   Used & New from: $4.96
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Good-Byes (Shelley Rotner's Early Childhood Library)
3.  Good-Byes (Shelley Rotner's Early Childhood Library) by Shelley Rotner
The list author says:
  "Simple text, accompanied by photos, explains that sometimes people live in more than one home, and that goodbyes might not be forever, but might be just “bye for now.”"
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Murphy's Three Homes: A Story for Children in Foster Care
4.  Murphy's Three Homes: A Story for Children in Foster Care by Jan Levinson Gilman
The list author says:
  "A puppy who moves from home to home learns that it is not his fault, and finds a family who will love him even if he struggles to obey their rules."
$8.68   Used & New from: $8.59
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

A Father Like That
5.  A Father Like That by Charlotte Zolotow
The list author says:
  "A boy growing up without a father lists the activities that he wishes they could share, and decides to grow up and become the type of father that he never had."
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Families Change: A Book for Children Experiencing Termination of Parental Rights (Kids Are Important Series)
6.  Families Change: A Book for Children Experiencing Termination of Parental Rights (Kids Are Important Series) by Julie Nelson
The list author says:
  "Recognizes that children experience mixed feelings about changes; reminds them that family problems were not their fault, and reassures them that they will emerge from this new change with memories from the past, and the ability to build loving relationships in the future."
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Maybe Days: A Book for Children in Foster Care
7.  Maybe Days: A Book for Children in Foster Care by Jennifer Wilgocki
The list author says:
  "Provides a simple explanation for children in foster care about the processes impacting their lives, and acknowledges the questions for which there is no easy answer, such as: “When am I going home?”"
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)

My Dog Is As Smelly As Dirty Socks: And Other Funny Family Portraits
8.  My Dog Is As Smelly As Dirty Socks: And Other Funny Family Portraits by Hanoch Piven
The list author says:
  "During their time in foster care, children often create Life Books with pictures and stories about their biological families. This book, while not specifically geared towards foster care, suggests creative collage techniques that might work well in Life Books."
$13.35   Used & New from: $0.01
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

Do Unto Otters: A Book About Manners
9.  Do Unto Otters: A Book About Manners by Laurie Keller
The list author says:
  "Entering a foster home means adjusting to unfamiliar household expectations. This book about manners is silly and approachable enough to be discussed between a foster caregiver and the children in their home in order to explain the reasons behind the rules."
$7.19   Used & New from: $2.90
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (63 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

A Mother for Choco (Paperstar)
10.  A Mother for Choco (Paperstar) by Keiko Kasza
The list author says:
  "A motherless bird searches for the right place to belong – and finally finds it with Mrs. Bear, who takes Choco into her loving home and introduces him to his new siblings."
$5.39   Used & New from: $0.01
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (136 customer reviews)

A Child Is a Child
11.  A Child Is a Child by Brigitte Weninger
The list author says:
  "After two young frogs are abandoned by their parents, Mama Mouse mobilizes the entire animal community to help care for them."
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2.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Aunt Minnie McGranahan
12.  Aunt Minnie McGranahan by Mary Skillings Prigger
The list author says:
  "Based on a true story; when nine orphans came to live with her, Aunt Minnie came up with a solution: "The oldest looked after the youngest, the ones in the middle looked after each other, and Aunt Minnie looked after them all.”"
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Our Gracie Aunt
13.  Our Gracie Aunt by Jacqueline Woodson
The list author says:
  "Initially reluctant to open the door to a social worker asking how long their mother has been gone, two children find comfort and safety at their Aunt Gracie’s house."
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Zachary's New Home: A Story for Foster and Adopted Children
14.  Zachary's New Home: A Story for Foster and Adopted Children by Geraldine M. (Geraldine Molettiere) Blomquist
The list author says:
  "Acknowledges the feelings of frustration that can be experienced by children in foster care when they miss their biological parents, and how sometimes children react by acting out feelings of anger at school. Zachary’s foster parents help him to understand and work through his emotions, and provide a feeling of security in their home."
$8.96   Used & New from: $2.26
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)

When I Miss You (The Way I Feel Books)
15.  When I Miss You (The Way I Feel Books) by Cornelia Maude Spelman
The list author says:
  "Various situations can cause a child to be separated from parents – for a short or long time. This book is a tool for caregivers to assist children of all backgrounds to share what it feels like to miss someone and problem-solve what to do while waiting to be reunited."
$6.29   Used & New from: $0.04
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Lots of Grandparents (Shelley Rotner's Early Childhood Library)
16.  Lots of Grandparents (Shelley Rotner's Early Childhood Library) by Deborah J Short
The list author says:
  "In simple text and photo illustrations, grandparents of various cultures and ethnic groups share happy times with their grandchildren. The book specifically mentions grandparents who serve as primary caregivers for their grandchildren."
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Qualifications: Founding Member of Ohio chapter of Foster Care Alumni of America
Last updated: 9/14/11
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