Foster the Love of Reading Book Suggestions

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These are suggestions from our DSS partners:

The Harry Potter Series

Among the Hidden Series

The Percy Jackson Series

Where the Wild Things Are

Harold and the Purple Crayon

Stella Luna

The Phantom Tollbooth

The Charlie Bones Series

The Nancy Drew Books

Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech

The Hardy Boys Books

American Girl Books

The Magic Tree House Series

The Ten Commandment Mysteries by Elspeth Campbell Murphy and Chris Wold Dyrud

Captain Underpants Series

Surviving the Applewhites by Stephanie S Tolan

Encyclopedia Brown Series

Anything by Dr.Seuss

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Anything by Shel Silverstein

Player One by Ernest Cline

Anything by John Green (great for teenagers)

Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E. L. Konigsburg

Kids Need to Be Safe: A Book for Children in Foster Care - Author: Julie Nelson

Murphy’s Three Homes: A Story for Children in Foster Care - Author: Jan Levinson Gilman

Maybe Days: A Book for Children in Foster Care - Author: Jennifer Wilgocki

Robbie’s Trail through Foster Care - Author: Adam Robe

Sideways Stories from Wayside School by Louis Sachar and Julie Brinckloe

Anything by Avi

A Terrible Thing Happened - Author: Margaret M. Holmes

Brave Bart: A Story for Traumatized and Grieving Children - Author: Caroline Sheppard

The Invisible String - Author: Patrice Karst

Families Change: A Book for Children Experiencing Termination of Parental Rights - Author: Julie Nelson

The Family Book - Author: Todd Parr

I Wished for You: An Adoption Story - Author: Marianne Richmond

A Mother for Choco - Author: Keiko Kasza

God Found Us You - Author: Lisa Tawn Bergren

Tell Me Again About the Night I Was Born - Author: Jamie Lee Curtis

Over the Moon: An Adoption Tale - Author: Karen Katz

Rosie’s Family: An Adoption Story - Author: Lori Rosove

Welcome Home, Forever Child: A Celebration of Children Adopted as Toddlers, Preschoolers, and Beyond - Author: Christine Mitchell

I Don’t Have Your Eyes - Author: Carrie Kitze

Brown Like Me - Author: Noelle Lamperti

Three Little Words - by Ashley Rhodes-Courter

Another Place at the Table - by Kathy Harrison

The Brightness of Stars: Stories of Adults Who Came Through the British Care System - by Lisa Cherry

Garbage Bag Suitcase: A Memoir - by Shenandoah Chefalo

The Connected Child: Bring Hope and Healing to Your Adoptive Family - by Karyn B. Purvis

The Lost Boy - by Dave Pelzer

Kisses from Katie: A Story of Relentless Love and Redemption - by Katie J. Davis

No Biking in the House Without a Helmet - by Melissa Fay Greene

Choosing to SEE - by Mary Beth Chapman

My Fathers' Daughter - by Hannah Pool

One Small Boat: The Story of a Little Girl, Lost Then Found - by Kathy Harrison

Love in the Driest Season: A Family Memoir - by Neely Tucker

In Their Own Voices: Transracial Adoptees Tell Their Stories - by Rita James Simon

Ithaka: A Daughter's Memoir of Being Found - by Sarah Saffian