Books that Help Children Navigate Life’s Challenges

Books to Help Children Successfully Navigate Life’s Challenges

Reading allows children to develop social skills, build their “empathy muscle”, and develop their vocabularies.

Each of the books focus on a different life event. In Roxie the Doxie Finds Her Forever Home, we follow Roxie from her foster home to her forever home, watching as she experiences a variety of emotions through the experience. In Roxie the Doxie The New Dog At School, Roxie is the new student at a school, and just as a child would have to quickly learn new skills and make new friends, Roxie must face many real life scenarios over her first week at school.

Both books allow a parent or caregiver to start a conversation about challenges in a non threatening, engaging and fun fashion. Both books come with a parent conversation guide written by a clinician, intended to help parents craft a conversation with a child.

Our Books Help Children Navigate Life's Challenges


How this book can help children through the adoption process, welcoming adopted children into their home, joining step and blended families, and through other family transitions.


"Roxie the Doxie is a heartwarming story that will appeal to all children, and an excellent book that will help parents begin a discussion with their child about transitioning to a new home."

Meet the Real Roxie!

A Photo Gallery about the real Roxie whose story inspired the book – where children can contact Roxie and ask questions about adoption and other family transitions and challenges.