Divorce


Adams, Eric. On the Day His Daddy Left. Albert Whitman, 2003. A child thinks his parent's divorce is his fault. A soothing reassuring book. Ages 4 - 8.

Blume, Judy. It's Not the End of the World. Macmillan, 1994. A sixth grader struggles to understand that sometimes people are unable to live together. Ages 11-14.

Brown, Marc Tolon. Dinosaurs Divorce: A guide for changing families. Little Brown & Co., c 1999. Text and illustrations introduce aspects of divorce such as its causes and effects, living with a single parent, adjusting to a step parent, etc. Ages 4-8.

Christopher, Matt. The Comeback Challenge. Bt Bound, 1999. Mark must cope with his parents divorce and a soccer teammate who holds a grudge against him. Ages 10 - 15.

Christopher, Matthew F. The Fox Steals Home. Little, Brown a& Co, Boston, 1985. Already troubled by his parents' divorce, Bobby is further distressed when he learns that his father, who has coached him in running bases, intends to move away. Ages 10 - 15.

Heegaard, Marge. When A Parent Marries Again. (Also, When Mom & Dad Separate: Children Can Learn To Cope With Grief From Divorce.) Woodland Press, MN, c 1993. Good workbook and discussion guide. Ages 10 up.

Lansky, Vicki. It's Not Your Fault, KoKo Bear. Book Peddlers, 2003. KoKo Bear learns what divorce means, how to deal with changes, and how to recognize and deal with feelings. Ages 3 – 7.

Masurel, Claire. Two Homes. Candlewick Press, c 2003. A young boy named Alex enjoys the homes of both of his parents who live apart but love Alex very much. Ages 3 – 7.

Menendez-Aponte, Emily. When Mom and Dad Divorce: A Kid's Resource. Abbey Press, 1999. Reassures children that divorce is not their fault and that they will always be loved and cared for. Tips are offered for working through tricky feelings and problems, such as loyalty conflicts and schedule confusion. Ages 4 – 9.

Moore-Mallinos, Jennfer. When My Parents Forgot How To Be Friends. (also in Spanish: Cuando mis padres se olvidaron de ser amigos) Barron's, 2005. A young girl explains what happened in her family. She learned that the divorce was not her fault and that her parents would always love her. Ages 5 – 9.