Books For Children About Divorce


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Mom’s House, Dad’s House for Kids: Feeling at Home in One Home or Two by Isolina Ricci (April, 2006)

“Isolina Ricci’s Mom’s House, Dad’s House has been the gold standard for inspiring and supporting divorcing and remarrying parents for more than twenty-five years. With her new book, Dr. Isa adapts her time-tested advice on maneuvering the emotional, logistical, and legal realities of separation, divorce, and stepfamilies to speak directly to children. Alongside practical ways to cope with big changes she offers older children and their families key resiliency tools that kids can use now and the rest of their lives. Kids and families are encouraged to believe in themselves, to take heart, and to plan for their lives ahead.”

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Standing on My Own Two Feet: A Child’s Affirmation of Love in the Midst of Divorce by Tamara Schmitz (June, 2008)

“Addison is a regular kid whose parents are going through a divorce, but he knows that no matter what happens, his parents will always love him. The text in this beautifully illustrated picture book is inspiring, gentle, and uplifting, and teaches kids that having two homes to live in can be just as great as having two strong feet to stand on.”

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Two Homes by Claire Masurel (July, 2003)

“Parents looking for a book about separation or divorce will find few offerings as positive, matter-of-fact, or child-centered as this one . . . Simple, yet profoundly satisfying.” – BOOKLIST (starred review)

 

 


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Dinosaurs Divorce

Marc Brown, Laurie Krasny Brown (September 1988, updated 2009)

Children seem to love this book. Although some parents have complained that this book covers too many things all at once, many children love the drawings and text. It has become the standard book on divorce that parents share with young children.

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18_1It’s Not Your Fault, Koko Bear: Osread-Together Book for Parents & Young Children During Divorce

Vicki Lansky, Jane Prince (November 1999)

PreSchool-Grade 2. KoKo Bear’s parents are getting divorced, and the cub must go through many adjustments and deal with a wide range of emotions: anger, guilt, confusion, and sadness. At every step, MaMa and PaPa are helpful, understanding, and supportive.

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102_1My Parents Still Love Me Even Though They’re Getting Divorced: An Interactive Tale for Children

Lois Nightingale; Blanca Apodaca LA Bounty (October 1996)

This book is a beautifully illustrated book for parents to share with their children during the divorce experience. Through a series of stories and interactive exercises, children will learn that divorce is not their fault; their thoughts and feelings are normal and important; they are not alone; they will be taken care of; other children have had this experience and come out OK; there are people they can talk to; there are things they can do to help get their feelings out and begin to feel better; they are still loved even though their parents are getting a divorce.

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140_1Was It the Chocolate Pudding?: A Story For Little Kids About Divorce

Sandra Levins; Bryan Langdo (January 2006)

With childlike innocence and humor, a young narrator living with his single father and brother explains divorce and it’s grown-up words like New Arrangement, Ideal Situation, and Differences from a kid’s point-of-view. Special emphasis is placed on the fact that divorce is not the child’s fault, that it is a grown-up problem. Deals with practical day-to-day matters such as single-family homes, joint custody, child-care issues, and misunderstandings. Includes Note to Parents. Full-color illustrations through-out. For ages 2-6.

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138_1What Can I Do?: A Book for Children of Divorce

Danielle Lowry, Bonnie Matthews (January 2002)

Children’s narrative offers real solutions and resources for dealing with the questions and feelings they face when parents divorce.

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53_1When My Parents Forgot How to Be Friends

Jennifer Moore-Mallinos, Marta Fabrega (March 2005)

Young children become confused and hurt when their parents constantly argue, then decide to divorce. This sensitively written book assures boys and girls that children are in no way responsible for their parents’ inability to get along together. It lets kids know that although one parent chooses to move away from the home, both parents continue to love their little boy or girl. Both Mom and Dad will continue to spend happy times with them.


139_1With My Mom, With My Dad: A Book About Divorce

Maribeth Boelts: Cheri Bladholm (March 2004)

Young children become confused and hurt when their parents constantly argue, then decide to divorce. This sensitively written book assures boys and girls that children are in no way responsible for their parents’ inability to get along together.

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A Smart Girl’s Guide to Her Parents’ Divorce: How to Land on Your Feet When Your World Turns Upside Down (American Girl)

Nancy Holyoke (March, 2009)

“The changes that come with divorce can be difficult for a girl. In this book, American Girl answers girls’ letters about every aspect of divorce, from the initial split-up to a parent’s remarriage. The book includes quizzes and tips, plus advice from girls who’ve been there and have wisdom to share.”

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101_1My Parents Are Getting Divorced, How to Keep It Together When Your Mom and Dad Are Splitting Up

Florence Cadier, Melissa Daly, Claire Gandini (May 2004)

My Parents Are Getting Divorced: How to Keep It Together When Your Mom and Dad Are Splitting Up approaches divorce in a calm and soothing manner and answers the important questions that most children will ask as their parents go through divorce.


51_1The Divorce Helpbook for Kids

Cynthia MacGregor (September 2001)

The Divorce Helpbook for Kids is an easy to understand guide for young children whose parents are undergoing or have been through a divorce.

 


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