Lending Library

REACH offers an extensive collection of adoption related materials including books on adoptive parenting, talking with children and others about adoption, helping children adjust, and relative adoption. Additionally there are books for adopted youth and children, and various DVDs, videos, and other materials. Please call our office at 559-222-4969 and make an appointment to check out items.

Adoptive Parenting

Adopting: Sound Choices, Strong Families by Patricia I. Johnson

Another Place at the Table by Kathy Harrison

Attaching in Adoption: Practical Tools for Today’s Parents by Deborah D. Gray

Beneath the Mask: Understanding Adopted Teens by D. Riley and J. Meeks

One Small Boat by Kathy Harrison

Parenting Adopted Adolescents: Understanding and Appreciating Their Journeys by Gregory C. Keck

Parenting the Hurt Child: Helping Adoptive Families Heal and Grow by G. C. Keck and R. M. Kupecky

Raising Adopted Children: Practical, Reassuring Advice for Every Adoptive Parent by Lois R. Melina

Real Parents, Real Children: Parenting the Adopted Child by H. Van Gulden and L. M. Bartels-Rabb

Talking with Young Children About Adoption by M. Watkins and S. Fisher

Telling the Truth to Your Adopted or Foster Child: Making Sense of the Past by B. Keefer and J. E. Schooler

The Connected Child: Bring Hope and Healing to Your Adoptive Family by K. B. Purvis and D. R. Cross

Toddler Adoption: The Weaver’s Craft by Mary Hopkins-Bes

Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew by Sherrie Eldridge

Understanding Infertility: Insights for Family and Friends by Patricia I. Johnston

Wounded Children, Healing Homes: How Traumatized Children Impact Adoptive and Foster Families by J. E. Schooler, B. K. Smalley and T. J. Callahan

Attachment

Attaching in Adoption: Practical Tools for Today’s Parents by Deborah D. Gray

Becoming Attached by Robert Karen

Fostering Changes by Richard J. Delaney

The 5 Love Languages of Children by G. Chapman and D. R. Campbell

Trust Based Parenting SPANISH (TBRI Video) by TCU Institute of Child Development

Trust-Based Parenting (TBRI Video) by TCU Institute of Child Development

Behavior and Discipline

Boundaries by H. Cloud and J. Townsend

Help for Billy: A Beyond Consequences Approach to Helping Challenging Children in the Classroom by Heather T. Forbes

No-Drama Discipline: The Whole-Brain Way to Calm the Chaos and Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind by Daniel J. Siegel and Tina P. Bryson

Parenting from the Inside Out: How a Deeper Self-Understanding Can Help You Raise Children Who Thrive by Daniel J. Siegel and Mary Hartzell

Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids: How to Stop Yelling and Start Connecting by L. Markham

ScreamFree Parenting: The Revolutionary Approach to Raising Your Kids by Keeping Your Cool by H. E. Runkel

Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew by E. Notbohm

Books for Children

A Family for Leanne by S. Griffin-Timberlake and J. Timberlake

A Mother for Choco by Keiko Kasza

Adoption is for Always by L. W. Girard and J. Friedman

An American Faceby Jan M. Czech

Baby Owl Lost her Whoo by Cindy R. Lee

Borya and the Burps: An Eastern European Adoption Story by J. McNamara and D. Majewski

Discovering Me: A Journey Book About Adoption by Betsy Trainor

Doggie Doesn’t Know “No”! by Cindy R. Lee

Double-Dip Feelings: Stories to Help Children Understand Emotions by Barbara S. Cain

Finding the Right Spot: When Kids Can’t Live with Their Parents by J. Levy and W. Martin

Forever Fingerprints: An Amazing Discovery for Adopted Children by Sherrie Eldridge

Giant Jackby Birte Muller

Happy Adoption Day! by J. McCutcheon and J. Paschkis

Heaven by Angela Johnson

How I Was Adopted by Joanna Cole

I Love You Ritualsby Becky A. Bailey

It’s Tough to be Gentle: A Dragon’s Tale by Cindy R. Lee

Kelly Bear: Feelings by L. Davies and J. Davies

Let’s Talk About Body Boundaries, Consent and Respect: Teach children about body ownership, respect, feelings, choices, and recognizing bullying behaviors by Jayneen Sanders

Listening to My Body: A guide to helping kids understand the connection between their sensations (what the heck are those?) and feelings so that they can get better at figuring out what they need by Gabi Garcia

My Body! What I Say Goes!: A book to empower and teach children about personal body safety, feelings, safe and unsafe touch, private parts, secrets and surprises, consent, and respectful relationships by Jayneen Sanders

My Body’s Mine: A Book on Body Boundaries and Sexual Abuse Prevention by Kayla J. W. Marnach

No Means No!: Teaching children about personal boundaries, respect and consent; empowering kids by respecting their choices and their right to say, ‘No!’ by Jayneen Sanders

Sam’s Sister by Juliet C. Bond

Skin Like Mine by LaTashia M. Perry

Some Babies Are Adopted by Cindy Walker

Tell Me Again About the Night I was Born by Jamie L. Curtis

The Boy Who Built a Wall Around Himself by Ali Redford

The Elephant with Small Ears by Cindy R. Lee

The Family Book by Todd Parr

The Great Gilly Hopkins by Katherine Paterson

The Invisible String by P. Karst and G. Stevenson

The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn

The Long Journey Home by Richard DeLaney

The Penguin and the Fine-Looking Fish by Cindy R. Lee

The Redo Roo by Cindy R. Lee

The Skin You Live In by Michael Tyler

The Tummy Mummy by Michelle Madrid-Branch

The Twelve Gifts of Birth by Charlene Costanzo

The Way I Act by Steve Metzger

The Way I Feel by Janan Cain

Two Birthdays for Beth by Gay Lynn Cronin

We Belong Together: A Book About Adoption and Families by Todd Parr

When Sophie Gets Angry — Really, Really Angry… by Molly Bang

Yes, I’m Adopted! by Sharlie Zinniger

Books for Teens

Orphan Train by C. B. Kline

Patty’s Journey: From Orphanage to Adoption and Reunion by D. S. Norling and P. F. Clement

The Face in the Mirror: Teenagers and Adoption by Marion Crook

Three More Words by Ashley Rhones-Courter

Three Little Words: A Memoir by Ashley Rhodes-Courter

Why Me? by Deborah Kent

Drug Exposure and Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Adoption & Prenatal Alcohol and Drug Exposure: Research, Policy, and Practice by P. B. Barth, M. Freundlich and D. M. Brodzinsky

General Adoption Books

Adopting and Ethics: Adoption and Assisted Reproduction by Madelyn Freundlich

Adopting and Ethics: The Role of Race, Culture, and National Origin in Adoption by Madelyn Freundlich

Beautiful: A Poetic Celebration of Displaced Children by J. John

Being Adopted: The Lifelong Search for Self by D. M. Brodzinsky, M. D. Schechter and R. M. Henig

Don’t Bite Your Tongue by Ruth Nemzoff

Families are Different by Nina Pellegrini

Family Wanted: Stories of Adoption by Sara Holloway

Fostering and Adopting the Troubled Child by Janet Clayton Glatz

Lesbian and Gay Fostering and Adoption by Stephen Hicks and Janet McDermott

Let’s Talk About It: Adoption by Fred Rogers

Life Givers by James L. Gritter

Nobody’s Children by Elizabeth Bartholet

Nurturing Adoptions by Deborah Gray

Perspectives on a Grafted Tree: Thoughts for Those Touched by Adoption by Patricia I. Johnston

Reflection Pond: Nurturing Wholeness in Displaced Children by J. John

Runaway Girl: Escaping Life on the Streets by Carissa Phelps

Safe Passage by Richard J. Delaney

Taking Charge of Infertility  by Patricia I. Johnston

Talking with Young Children About Adoption by M. Watkins and S. Fisher

Telling the Truth to Your Adopted or Foster Child: Making Sense of the Past by B. Keefer and J. E. Schooler

The Adoption Triangle by Arthur D. Sorosky, Annette Baran, and Reuben Pannor

The Impact of the Adoption and Safe Families Act on Children of Incarcerated Parents by Arlene F. Lee, Philip M. Genty, and Mimi Laver

Three Little Words: A Memoir by Ashley Rhodes-Courter

To the End of June by Cris Beam

Toddler Adoption: The Weaver’s Craft by Mary Hopkins-Bes

Turning Stones: My Days and Nights with Children at Risk by Marc Parent

Grief and Loss

Children and Loss by Elizabeth Pomeroy and Renee Bradford Garcia

Open Adoption

Sacred Connections: Stories of Adoption by A. Koenig and N. Berg

The Spirit of Open Adoption by James L. Gritter

Relative/Kinship Adoption

Black Grandparents as Parents by Lenora Madison Poe

Grandparents as Parents: A Survival Guide for Raising a Second Family by S. De Toledo and D. E. Brown

Siblings

Brothers and Sisters in Adoption: Helping Children Navigate Relationships When New Kids Join the Family by Arleta James

We are Family: Sibling Relationships in Placement and Beyond by Audrey Mullender

Transracial Adoption

Black Baby White Hands by Jaiya John

Inside Transracial Adoption by G. Steinberg and B. Hall

Trauma

The Deepest Well by Nadine B. Harris

Wounded Children, Healing Homes: How Traumatized Children Impact Adoptive and Foster Families by J. E. Schooler, B. K. Smalley and T. J. Callahan

Trust-Based Relational Interventions (TBRI) DVDs

A Sensory World: Making Sense of Sensory Disorders by TCU Institute of Child Development

Attachment: Why it Matters by TCU Institute of Child Development

Children from Hard Places and the Brain by TCU Institute of Child Development

Empowering, Connecting & Correcting Principles (Lecture Series) by TCU Institute of Child Development

Facilitating Behavioral Change (Lecture Series) by TCU Institute of Child Development

Healing Research (Lecture Series)by TCU Institute of Child Development

Healthy Touch by TCU Institute of Child Development

Playful Interaction: Unlocking the Mysteries of Nurturing Human Relationships by TCU Institute of Child Development

Sensory Integration (Lecture Series) by TCU Institute of Child Development

TBRI Overview by TCU Institute of Child Development

The Neurochemistry of Fear (Lecture Series) by TCU Institute of Child Development

The Attachment Dance (Lecture Series) by TCU Institute of Child Development

Trust Based Parenting SPANISH by TCU Institute of Child Development

Trust-Based Parenting by TCU Institute of Child Development