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    Pablo's Tree

    Five-year-old Pablo can hardly wait to see how Abuelito, his grandfather, has decorated Pablo's tree for his birthday.
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    Shaoey and Dot

    Fly along with Dot, the ladybug, on her heartwarming journey where she finds and befriends a lost little bundle of love - a baby girl left on a pathway near a Chinese village. Little does the curious ladybug know, her journey has just begun.
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    Driven to Distraction: Recognizing & Coping with ADD from Childh

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    Focusing on Attantion Deficit Disorder (ADD) as a life-long neurological problem that affects adults as well as children. This definitive book describes the various forms ADD takes, and how professionals destinguish ADD patterns from unacceptable behavi
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    School-Age Parents: The Challenge of 3 Generation Living

    For all families facing the dilemma of adolescent pregnancy and parenthood. "Mom, I'm pregnant." How do you cope?

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    One Wonderful You

    For an adopted child, forming a healthy identity requires incorporating two family legacies into his or her self-definition. One Wonderful You shows how the child is a blend of two families. One Wonderful Book!
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    Give Them Roots and Let Them Fly: Understanding Attachment Thera

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    For more than 20 years, the Attachment Center at Evergreen has been working with attachment disordered children and their families -- helping to heal the effects of abandonment, neglect, and abuse.
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    Children of Open Adoption

    For nearly a decade, open adoption has been rapidly gaining ground, replacing the sealed records and the secrecy and shame that were for so long attached to the subject.
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    Adoption Across Borders: Serving the Children in Transracial and

    For over thirty years, the authors have been studying transracial and intercountry adoptions. ADOPTION ACROSS BORDERS summarizes their findings and compares them with the results of other studies. It is an invaluable source of data on these adoptions.
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    Surviving Little League

    For players, parents, and coaches.
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    A Child's Journey Through Placement

    For some children, being in placement is only a brief stop on the way to being reunited with their parents or placed with an adoptive family. Others may wander in and out of foster care, mental health facilities, and juvenile justice programs.
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    Adoptive Kinship

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    For the Adoptive Parent - those who read it will find some thought-provoking ideas directly applicable to their own adoptive family situation.

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    Mommy, Mama, and Me

    For the fabulous Barber-Just family: Henry and Jackson and their two Moms, Sara and Christina.

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    Testimony: Young African-Americans on Self-Discovery & Black Ide

    For the first time, young African-Americans express their own understanding of their generation's shared experiences from racism in school to issues around hair. Interesting for parents. Offers insights into the world of the young African-American.
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    Foster Changes: Treating Attachment Disordered Foster Children

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    Fostering Changes addresses: What is attachment?; Who are attachment-disordered foster children; and What can be done to help them?

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    Genetics and Genetic Services: A Child Welfare Workers' Guide

    Found in the Reference section of our Library, the book addresses children with genetic disorders are more likely than other children to enter the child welfare system. This book was developed for professionals involved with families affected by genetic d
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    A China Adoption Story: Mommy, Why Do We Look Different?

    Four-year-old Laura Shu-Mei was adopted from China when she was an infant. She wonders why she and her parents don't look the same. Her mom explains about Laura's beginnings in China and tells her the story of how she was adopted.
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    Fall of Freddie the Leaf: A story of Life for All Ages

    Freddie and the other leaves on his tree pass through the seasons and, with the coming of winter, fall to the ground. This warm and sympathetic parable explains the delicate balance between life and death. A good book for talking about grief and loss.
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    When Friends Ask About Adoption

    Friends and family often have questions about the adoption process, but they may be embarrassed or afraid to ask them. This book answers these unasked questions. It shows how friends and family can be supportive of the adoptive family.
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    W.I.S.E. Up Powerbook

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    Friends, teachers, and even strangers often ask children questions, both personal and general, about adoption. Empower your child. The W.I.S.E. Up Powerbook gives your children (and you!) the tools to cope with these sometimes - uncomfortable comments.
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    Parenting Your Adopted Child

    From infancy through the teenage years and beyond, this book is a practical manual for raising adopted children. For each stage of development, it provides advice on how to handle the issues of adoption, special situations, and common questions.
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    Talking To Your Child About Adoption

    From infancy to teen years, this book guides adoptive parents as they learn about adoption issues and how to comfortably discuss them. The emphasis of this book is that communication about adoption is an ongoing process.
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    Should I Medicate My Child?

    From the author of the acclaimed Running on Ritalin, the first thoroughly balanced and deeply informed guide to helping parents make the best treatment decisions - with and without medication - for children with psychological problems.
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    Hope's Boy - A Memoir

    From the moment he was born, Andrew Bridge and his mother, Hope, shared a love so deep that it felt like nothing else mattered. But as her mental health steadily declined, authorities arrived and tore Andrew from his screaming mother's arms, and placed hi
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    Understanding and Treating the Difficult Child

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    From the series What Shall We Do With This Kid? This is the basic book for therapists working with disturbed children and their parents. Filled with more than thirty diagrams, charts and drawings.
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    Adoption and the School: Resources for Parents and Teachers

    From tots to teens, school can often be a challenge for the aopted child. Sometimes it's simply a matter of educating the educators about adoption, diversity, inclusion, language, and special educational needs.
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    Parenting Your Internationally Adopted Child

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    From your first hour together through the teen years - Cogen explains how and why: to help a child cope with grief over the loss of everything and everyone familiar; tell the child's adoption story from the child's rather than the parents point of view.
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    Ignorance Is No Defense: A Teenager's Guide to Georgia Law

    GA laws that teens & parents should know. J. Tom Morgan, using his expertise as both a prosecutor and as a defense lawyer, explains the law in a manner that is both readable and informative and uses real-life examples that are relevant for teenagers.
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    You Are Special You Were Chosen

    Get a free copy while supplies last. Joanna learned at an early age from her adoptive father just how special she was because he wrote her a story about just how much he loved her.
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    Sosu's Call

    Good for children with physical differences. When a great storm threatens, Sosu, an African boy who is unable to walk, joins his dog Fusa in helping to save their village. This is a story of empowermentand overcoming limitations.
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    The Way I Feel

    Good for helping our children identify their feelings. Romp with your child through this delightful word book of feelings. The Way I Feel explains the world out there, as well as the world within.
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    Mulberry Bird, The

    Good Way to introduce Why Adoption. The Mulberry Bird is an enchanting story about a mother bird that decides to place her baby bird for adoption. It explains why a birthmother (or birthbird) might consider an adoption plan for her child.
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    Nurturing Adoptions - Creating Resilience After Neglect and Trau

    Gray delivers an exceptional depiction of the emotional, developmental and neurological impacts of early childhood trauma and neglect. Good How To book for parents.
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    Stop Arguing with Your Kids

    Great book for how to stop the arguing. How to win the battle of wills by making your children feel heard.
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    Struggle for Identity-10 Year Later

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    Great video for Support Groups. Addresses issues in transracial adoption. A powerful DVD version for adoptive and foster parents and the professionals who work with them.
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    Love and Limits

    Guidance tools for creative parenting.

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    Making a Difference: Adopting the Drug-Exposed Child

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    Guidelines for adopting the drug-exposed child.
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    Hands Are Not for Hitting

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    Handa Are Not for Hitting offers youngsters an alternative to hitting and other forms of hurtful behavior.
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    You're Grounded!:

    Have you ever wondered what really goes on in the mind of a teenager?

    In this breakthrough guide to understanding teenagers, author Vanessa Van Petten provides a fresh perspective on the problems encountered in relationships between teens and their parents.

    ?You?re Grounded! is a fascinating window into the lives of today?s teens. I?m amazed at the maturity and balance with which Van Petten depicts the roles of both teens and parents ? As a teacher and a parent, I enjoyed the glimpse into the lives of today?s teens. The insights Vanessa shares will help me in understanding my students and give me tools to build better communication in the classroom and at home.?
    ?Nancy Kuechle, Middle School teacher and mother

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    No Easy Answers: The Learning Disabled Child at Home and at Scho

    He can remember the television ads but not his own telephone number. She forgets the multiplication tables she knew only yesterday. This book helps you to understand the child with learning disabilities better.
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    Building the Bonds of Attachment

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    Hearts are for loving. But hearts fractured by early neglect and abuse can't love very well. Using a composite figure, Katie, a fragmented, tormented, isolated girl in foster care who is filled with terror, shame, rage and dispair.
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    Really Useful Guide to Working Smarter not Harder

    Helpful hints and useful tips that can help you work smarter not harder. How to avoid the 7 deadly time traps; top tips for organizing your office and energizing your day; email etiquette and other ways to get along better in your office; 10 creative ways
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    When Dad Hurts Mom

    Helping your children heal the wounds of witnessing abuse.
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    Helping Children Cope with Separation and Loss

    Helps children cope with divorce, death, absence, adoption, foster care and sibling loss.
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    Bubbe & Gram

    Here is a warm, supportive story for children in interfaith families. Bubbe & Gram relates the touching story of a child who loves and learns from her two very different grandmothers.
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    Whatever, Mom

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    Hip Mama's guide to raising a teenager. Helpful insights.
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    Holding Time

    Holding time is a breakthrough parenting strategy-a revolutionary approach to mother-child bonding that can make all children happier, more cooperative and more self-confident.
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    Pictures of hollis woods

    Hollis Woods is the place where a baby was abandoned, is the baby's name, is an artist, is now a twelve-year old girl who's been in so many foster homes she can hardly remember them all. Hollis Woods is a mountain of trouble. A Fictional story.
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