Books for Kids

Dinosaurs Divorce
Laurene Krasny Brown and Marc Brown

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Dinosaurs Divorce will help you understand:

  • Divorce words and what they mean
  • Why parents divorce
  • What about you?
  • After the Divorce
  • Living with One Parent
  • Visiting Your Parent
  • Having Two Homes
  • Celebrating Holidays and Special Occasions
  • Telling Your Friends
  • Meeting parents' New Friends
  • Living with Stepparents
  • Having stepsisters and stepbrothers
It's not your fault, Koko Bear
Vicki Lansky, Jane Prince

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Koko Bear can help children

  • Learn what divorce means
  • Deal with changes in their everyday lives
  • Talk about their feelings
  • Recognize that their feelings are natural
  • Be assured that their parents still love them and will take care of them
  • Understand that divorce is not their fault
Double-Dip Feelings
Barbara Cain/Anne Patterson

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Learning to cope with ambivalence is one of the greatest challenges in a child's emotional development. In Double-Dip Feelings, a series of familiar situations illustrate the common yet uncomfortable experience of having two contrasting feelings at the same time. The first day of school brings both pride and fear; the arrival of a new brother or sister can trigger both joy and sadness. These vignettes will help the young child recognize and understand the phenomenon of mixed feelings.
The Divorce Helpbook for Teens
Cynthia MacGregor

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As if life wasn't already hard enough... now you're dealing with your parents' divorce, too. You know that there aren't any easy answers on how to get through it all, but this book is going to give you some ideas about how to handle the tough questions you now have (and maybe even some you haven't thought of yet):

  • Why do parents get divorced?
  • How will the divorce change our lies?
  • What can I do to feel less depressed?
  • Who can I talk to about my problems?
  • What's going to happen next?
  • How do you tell absent parents that they don't visit enough?
  • How do you say "no"to a parent who wants you tocarry messages to, or spy on, your other parent?
  • What is there to talk about when you visit a parent who's moved away?
My Parents Are Getting Divorced: How to Keep It Together When Your Mom and Dad Are Splitting Up
Florence Cadier with Melissa Daly/Claire Gandini

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Your parents have decided to separate. Suddenly the two people you thought you could always count on seem not so dependable anymore. You have a lot of questions: why are they doing this? Will I have to choose between them? Do they still love me? Is this my fault?

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