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Books To Help Children Deal With Divorce and Separation

There are many books that are written both for parents and children to help you deal with divorce and separation. It may be helpful to look at a children’s book on divorce/separation together with your child so you can answer questions they may have as you go along. Below is a list of books by age group.

For help locating one of these books please contact your school librarian.

Books for Preschool Aged Children (under age 6)

  • Laurene & Marc Brown (1986) Dinosaurs Divorce: A Guide for Changing Families

  • Linda Girard (1991) At Daddy's on Saturdays

  • Vicki Lansky (1998) It's Not Your Fault, Koko Bear

  • Jillian Powell (1999) Talking About Family Breakup

  • Fred Rogers (1994) Let’s Talk About It: Divorce

  • John Schindel (1995) Dear Daddy

  • Sharon Dennis Wyeth (1996) Ginger Brown: Too Many Houses

  • Beverly, H. Hopkins and Sarah, K. Hoctor (1991) Changes: My Family and Me

  • Barbara Abercrombie and Mark Graham (1995) Charlie Anderson

  • Jeanne Warren Lindsay and Jami Moffett (Illustrator) (1999) Do I Have a Daddy?: A Story About a Single-Parent Child

  • Nancy Coffelt and Tricia Tusa (2007) Fred Stays With Me

  • Marks and B. Weninger (1997) Good-Bye, Daddy

  • Angela Seward and Donna Ferreiro (2000) Goodnight, Daddy

  • Anne M. Perry and Tammie Lyon (2005) Just Like Always

  • Cornelia Maude Spelman and Kathy Parkinson (2001) Mama and Daddy Bear's Divorce

  • Pat Thomas (1999) My Family's Changing

  • Claire Masurel and Kady Macdonald Denton (2003) Two Homes

  • Sandra Levins and Bryan Langdo (2006) Was It the Chocolate Pudding?: A Story For Little Kids About Divorce

  • Jeanie Franz Ransom and Kathryn Kunz Finney (2000) I Don't Want to Talk about It: A Story about Divorce for Young Children

Books for Elementary School Aged Children (age 6-12)

  • Jan Blackstone-Ford, Annie Ford, Stephen Ford & Melanie Ford (1998) My Parents Are Divorced, Too: A Book for Kids by Kids

  • Doris Brett (1986) Annie Stories: A Special Kind of Storytelling

  • Julia Cole (1997) My Parents' Divorce

  • Paula Danziger (1982) The Divorce Express

  • Debra Goldentyer (1998) Divorce (Preteen Pressures)

  • Earl A. Grollman (1975) Talking About Divorce and Separation

  • Peter Mayle & Arthur Robins (1988) Why Are We Getting A Divorce?

  • Barbara Pomerantz (1998) Who Will Lead Kiddush?

  • Michael S. Prokop (1986) Kids' Divorce Workbook

  • Shirley Thomas & Dorothy Rankin (1998) Divorced But Still My Parents

  • Elizabeth Weitzman (1996) Let's Talk About Your Parents' Divorce

  • Kent Winchester, Roberta Beyer and Elizabeth Verdick (2001) What in the World Do You Do When Your Parents Divorce?: A Survival Guide for Kids

  • Beverly Cleary and Paul O. Zelinsky (2000) Dear Mr. Henshaw

  • Cynthia MacGregor (2001) Divorce Helpbook for Kids

  • Nancy Holyoke and Scott Nash (1999) Help!: A Girl's Guide to Divorce and Stepfamilies

  • Isolina Ricci (2006) Mom’s House, Dad’s House for Kids

Books for Teens (age 13-17)

  • Judy Blume (1972) It’s Not The End of the World

  • William L. Coleman (1998) What Children Need to Know When Parents Get Divorced

  • Gayle Kimball (1994) How to Survive Your Parents' Divorce: Kids' Advice to Kids

  • Jill Krementz (1984) How it Feels When Parents Divorce

  • Beth Levine (1995) Divorce: Young People Caught in the Middle

  • Zoe & Evan Stern (1997) Divorce is Not the End of the World

  • Alys Swan-Jackson (1998) When Your Parents Split Up: How to Keep Yourself Together (Plugged In)

  • Cynthia MacGregor (2004) Divorce Help Book for Teens

  • Florence Calhoun (2000) No Easy Answers: A Teen Guide to Why Divorce Happens