Recommended Books for Children Adopted from Vietnam

Reviews of books for Vietnam adoptive families.

When You Were Born in Vietnam: A Memory Book for Children Adopted from Vietnam
by Therese Bartlett, William Bartlett (Photographer)
When You Were Born in VietnamThe beautifully illustrated account of a Vietnamese adoption from an orphanage as told to your adopted child. This is a unique book in adoption literature - an international adoption which is professionally photographed and annotated. Combine the artistry of a talented couple - a skilled professional photographer and a creative graphic artist - with the lush beauty of Vietnam, and you will have a creation anyone would be proud to own.
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Heart of Mine
by Dan Hojer and Lotta Hojer
Heart of MineA sweet, upbeat children's story of a couple who adopt a baby from Vietnam.During their wait, Mommy and Daddy imagined what their new daughter was like. She was always in their thoughts. She was even in their dreams at night. Finally they board the plane and bring her home. Originally published in Denmark.
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Where's the Baby? (Vietnamese edition) (Board book)
by Cheryl Christian, Laura Dwight
Where is the Baby vietnamese version An adorable board book with pictures of babies, in Vietnamese language for babies and toddlers. The photographer, Laura Dwight, is a parent of a child adopted from Vietnam. Her photographs are wonderful.
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My First Book of Vietnamese Words: An ABC Rhyming Book of Vietnamese Language and Culture
By Phuoc Thi Minh Tran
My First Book of Vietnamese WordsA lovely book for young children with fun rhymes, full of positive images of Vietnam and Vietnamese culture. this adorable ABC book is the winner of a number of awards.
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Vietnamese Stories for Language Learners: Traditional Folktales in Vietnamese and English Text
By Tri C. Tran
Vietnamese StoriesA free audio disc is included with this book of Vietnamese stories and folktales. A fun way to be introduced to the Vietnamese language and culture.
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Vietnamese Children's Favorite Stories
By Phuoc Thi Minh Tran
Vietnamese Children's Favorite StoriesA collection of 15 traditional Vietnamese folktales, many related some facet of Vietnamese culture or myth. Lovely watercolor illustrations make this an interesting series.
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Golden Blooms: Celebrating Tet-Vietnamese Lunar New Year
By Y. T. Tran
Tet - Golden BloomsA children's book about Tet, Vietnamese New Year, this colorful paperback illustrates many of the traditions around this important holiday.
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Surprise Moon
by Caroline Hatton
Surprise Moom Celebrate the Autumn Moon Festival with Caroline Hatton's lovely children's book depicting this Vietnamese holiday. On a fall night Nick shows his friends how to celebrate the Autumn Moon festival. It's party time in Vietnam where his dad is from, explains Nick. Nick and his friends carry lanterns and enjoy themselves making plenty of noise. They cheerfully parade around the neighborhood and then out under the full moon. But the best part of all is sharing moon cakes with friends.
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Ten Mice for Tet!
by Pegi Deitz Shea
Tet mice Little mice prepare for Tet in their village, counting off one by one, as they gather what they need. Adorable and informative about Tet practices.
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Children of the Dragon: Selected Tales from Vietnam
by Sherry Garland
Children of the Dragon A lovely book of Vietnamese folk tales for children. Full of lovely colorful illustrations and fables from Vietnam.
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Round Is a Mooncake: A Book of Shapes
by Roseanne Thong
Round is a Mooncake Here is a nice Autumn Moon Festival book. Asian objects illustrate shapes in this cheerful rhyming book. Upbeat and colorful for young readers or classrooms.
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