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Divorce Books for Children

Divorce Books for Children

Why Do Families Change?: Our First Talk about Separation and Divorce (Just Enough #4) By Jillian Roberts, Cindy Revell (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jillian Roberts, Cindy Revell (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781459826441
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Published: Orca Book Publishers - September 22nd, 2020

Separation and divorce are difficult on the entire family.

Often young children blame themselves or are unsure of their place in the family if these events occur. Child psychologist Dr. Jillian Roberts designed the Just Enough series to empower parents/caregivers to start conversations with young ones about difficult or challenging subject matter.

My Quiet Ship: When They Argue By Hallee Adelman, Sonia Sánchez (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Hallee Adelman, Sonia Sánchez (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780807567166
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Published: Albert Whitman & Company - October 1st, 2021

A sensitive and imaginative story about coping with conflict at home.

Divorce Is the Worst (Ordinary Terrible Things) By Anastasia Higginbotham Cover Image
ISBN: 9781948340205
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Published: Dottir Press - September 3rd, 2019

Kids are told, "it's for the best"--and one day, it may be. But right now, divorce is the worst. Frank but funny, Anastasia Higginbotham conveys the challenge of staying whole when your entire world, and the people in it, split apart.

Emily's Blue Period By Cathleen Daly, Lisa Brown (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Cathleen Daly, Lisa Brown (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781596434691
Published: Roaring Brook Press - June 17th, 2014

Emily wants to be an artist. She likes painting and loves the way artists like Pablo Picasso mixed things up.

Emily's life is a little mixed up right now. Her dad doesn't live at home anymore, and it feels like everything around her is changing.

"When Picasso was sad for a while," says Emily, "he only painted in blue. And now I am in my blue period."

Getting Through My Parents' Divorce: A Workbook for Children Coping with Divorce, Parental Alienation, and Loyalty Conflicts By Amy J. L. Baker, Katherine C. Andre Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781626251366
Published: Instant Help Publications - July 1st, 2015

Is your child stuck in the middle of a high-conflict divorce? In Getting Through My Parents' Divorce, two psychologists and experts in parental alienation offer a fun and engaging workbook to help kids work through stressful or confusing emotions and feel safe and loved--no matter what.

My Family's Changing: A First Look at Family Break-Up (A First Look at…Series) By Pat Thomas Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780764109959
Published: Sourcebooks Explore - February 1st, 1999

This unusual picture book for younger children explores the issue of divorce. The author of this book is a psychotherapist and counselor and helps children to face their fears, worries and questions when their family is going through a break-up. A special feature, "What About You?" sidebars appear frequently with questions directed at the child reading the book.

When Mom and Dad Separate: Children Can Learn to Cope with Grief from Divorce (Drawing Out Feelings) By Marge Eaton Heegaard, Marge Heegard Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780962050220
Published: Woodland Press (MN) - July 23rd, 1996

Divorce creates stressful feelings of grief from loss and change, and children who are unable to understand or verbally express their feelings often act them out in unhealthy ways. This book discusses basic concepts of marriage and divorce and offers young minds a creative way to sort out and express all the powerful feelings resulting from their parents' decision to separate.

The Divorce Workbook for Children: Help for Kids to Overcome Difficult Family Changes & Grow Up Happy By Lisa M. Schab Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781572246010
Published: Instant Help Publications - March 1st, 2008

Divorce affects thousands of children each year, and each and every one of them will benefit from the caring, friendly activities in this book.

Was It the Chocolate Pudding?: A Story for Little Kids about Divorce By Sandra Levins, Bryan Langdo (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Sandra Levins, Bryan Langdo (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781591473091
Published: American Psychological Association (APA) - January 1st, 2006

Tells the story of divorce in a typical family from the point of view of a young narrator. Readers learn about divorce, and receive age-appropriate explanations of what is happening regarding such issues as single-parent homes and joint custody. It includes a Note to Parents by psychologist and author Jane Annunziata, PsyD.

Two Homes By Claire Masurel, Kady MacDonald Denton (Illustrator) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780763619848
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Published: Candlewick - July 14th, 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)

I Don't Want to Talk about It By Jeanie Franz Ransom, Kathryn Kunz Finney, American Psychological Association Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781557987037
Published: Magination Press - January 1st, 2000

When a child's parents tell her that they have decided to divorce, the last thing she wants to do is to talk about it. Instead, she wants to roar like a lion so she can't hear their words. This story reveals a range of feelings a young child might experience when a family is confronting divorce.

Divorce Is Not the End of the World: Zoe's and Evan's Coping Guide for Kids By Zoe Stern, Evan Stern Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781582462417
Published: Tricycle Press - March 1st, 2008

"An upbeat look at the ways in which, with the right support, kids of divorce can grow stronger and more able to navigate life's storms. I recommend this kid-friendly, parent-helpful resource." --M. Gary Neumann, LHMC, Helping Your Kids Cope With Divorce the Sandcastles Way

Dinosaurs Divorce (Dino Tales: Life Guides for Families) By Marc Brown, Laurie Krasny Brown Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316109963
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 1st, 1988

For over 25 years, changing families have been using Dinosaurs Divorce to learn to talk to each other about one of life's most difficult moments, from the creators of the beloved, bestselling Dino Life Guides--over half a million copies of the series sold.