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Divorce and the Aftermath...


The "D" Word

by Julia Cook (2011, NCYI, 9.95)
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Otis used to have the "perfect" family. That all changed when his parents told him that they were getting a D…D…D…The "D" Word--he can't even say it. At first Otis blames himself. With the help of his Gram, Otis discovers the reasons why people get divorced. He also learns about the "Three C's of Divorce": I didn't CAUSE it, I Can't CONTROL it, so I'm going to have to learn to COPE with it. Color. Grades K-6. [9” x 8”...32 pages]


The "D" Word Activity & Idea Book

by Julia Cook (2012, NCYI, 9.95)
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For use with The "D" Word by the same author. Families face many trials when parents are going through a divorce. This activity book offers processing tools and strategies to help children and parents cope with this difficult situation. Grades K-6. [8.5” x 11”...24 pages]


Good Answers to Tough Questions: Divorce

by Joy Berry (2010, Joy Berry Books, 7.99)
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This "Divorce" book discusses the many reasons for break-ups and helps parents and their children understand ways to minimize and overcome the negative effects. Color. Grades 1-6. [6.5” x 8.5”...46 pages]


Divorced Together for the Sake of the Children

by Kristi Schwartz (2010, Ferne Press, 11.95)
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Can divorce have a happy ending? Colin and Allie's parents share some news that will change their daily lives, but exactly what will change? This book shares the concept of co-parenting, with the children's best interests first and foremost in the minds of the divorcing parents. You'll find this story presents a unique and positive way of looking at, and living with, divorce. Color. Grades PreK-2. [9” x 9”...32 pages]


Standing on My Own Two Feet:
A Child's Affirmation of Love in the Midst of Divorce

by Tamara Schmitz (2008, Price, Stern, Sloan, 12.99/hardback)
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Addison's parents are going through a divorce, but he knows that no matter what happens, his parents will always love him. The inspiring, gentle, and uplifting text teaches kids that having two homes to live in can be just as great as having two strong feet to stand on. Color. Grades PreK-5. [9” x 9”...32 pages]


Do You Sing Twinkle?:
A Story About Remarrige and New Family

by Sandra Levins (2009, Magination Press, 9.95)
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Living apart from a parent can be a hard adjustment for kids. And, if that parent remarries and has stepchildren, things can get really confusing. Told from a young boy's point of view, Do You Sing Twinkle? Sensitively addresses many feelings and questions that children may have while adjusting to remarriage and a blended family after their parents' divorce. Grades PreK-5. [10” x 8”...32 pages]


Fred Stays with Me!

by Nancy Coffelt (2007, Little, Brown, 6.99)
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Told from the point of view of a young child whose parents are divorced, this story follows a girl and her dog, Fred, from one parent's house to the other. With a simple text and childlike language, the story expresses and addresses a childs concerns. Color. Grades PreK-1. [8.5” x 9.5”...32 pages]


Where Am I Sleeping Tonight?:
A Story of Divorce

by Carol Gordon Ekster (2008, Boulden, 9.95)
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Welcome to Mark’s world. Ever since his parents’ divorce, his life and schedule has been scrambled, leaving him feeling confused, frustrated, and even a little angry with his parents for getting a divorce. But with time, effort, and the assistance of his parents and teacher, Mark gets a little more organized, helping him to do better in school, be supportive to his little brother Evan, and most importantly, start to come to terms with his parents’ divorce. Color. Grades 3-6. [5.5” x 8”...24 pages]


When My Parents Forgot How to Be Friends

by Jennifer Moore-Malinos (2005, Barron's, 7.99)
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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. Color. Grades K-3. [9.5” x 9.5”...32 pages]


Divorce Is Not the End of the World
: Zoe’s and Evan’s Coping Guide for Kids. Revised and Updated

by Zoe & Evan Stern (2008, Tricycle Press, 9.95)
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Nearly one out of every two marriages ends in divorce, but it doesn't have to spell disaster for the kids. With the right guidance and encouragement, they can not only survive divorce, but also truly thrive. Here is an honest, positive, and practical book, written "by" kids "for" kids, full of things they really want to know. Grades 4-8. [6” x 9”...101 pages]


Was It the Chocolate Pudding?
: A Story for Little Kids About Divorce

by Sandra Levins (2006, Magination Press, 9.95)
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When a young boy's parents divorce, he thinks it's because of the chocolate pudding he and his brother smeared all over the wall. If only he had brought a spoon! With this gentle story, young children can begin to understand that divorce is about grown-u problems, while getting comforting answers to their most pressing questions. (Also includes an afterword for parents by psychologist Jane Annunziata.) Color. Grades PreK-2. [10” x 8”...40 pages]


Dinosaurs Divorce
: A Guide for Changing Families

by Laurie & Marc Brown (1986, Little, Brown, 7.99)
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A book to help young children and their families deal with the confusion, misconceptions, and anxieties likely to arise. Always our biggest selling book for kids to read about divorce. Color. Grades K-3. [9” x 8.5”...32 pages]


My Family's Changing
: A First Look at Family Break Up

by Pat Thomas (1999, Barron's, 6.95)
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When a family goes through a break up, the changes are earth-shattering to children. Those changes are explained in terms children will understand. Color. Grades K-2. [9.5” x 8”...32 pages]

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