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Parents' Primer: Dental, Medical and Hospital Visits


Note: All call numbers are for the Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana
KIT J616 DOCTO Doctor and Hospital Visits (Kits for Kids)
Explains what happens if you must go to the hospital or a doctor's office. Kit of 8 books, parent guide and DVD.
J BOARDBK Bailey, Debbie The Hospital
Through simple text and engaging photographs, The Hospital explores a variety of basic procedures that a young child might experience in a hospital setting.
j362.1 Butler, Daphne First Look in the Hospital (First Look Series)
This is a simple introduction to what happens in a hospital.
j362.1 Dooley, Virginia Tubes in My Ears: A Trip to the Hospital
A boy describes what happens when he goes to the hospital to have tubes put in his ears.
J362.1 ROGER Rogers, Fred Going to the Hospital
Describes what happens during a stay in the hospital, including some of the common forms of medical treatment.
J362.11 BARBE Barber, Nicola Going to the Hospital
Prepares young children for hospital stay.
J362.11 BENNE Bennett, Howard J. Harry Goes to the Hospital :a Story for Children About What It's Like to be in the Hospital
The story then follows Harry (with his mom and dad) through the experience of going to the hospital. With his parents' comfort and the help of lots of doctors, nurses, and other people, Harry learns that the hospital doesn't have to be a big, scary place.
j362.11 Duncan, Debbie When Molly Was in the Hospital: A Book for Brothers and Sisters of Hospitalized Children
Anna's little sister Molly needs to go to the hospital for an operation. In this sensitive and emotional story, Anna tells about the experience from her point of view.
J362.11 ENZ Enz, Tammy Behind the Double Doors: Exploring the Secrets of a Hospital
Behind the scenes view into a hospital.
j362.11 Johnston, Marianne Let's Talk About Going to the Hospital
Explains what a hospital is, what happens there, and when a patient can go home.
j362.11 Johnston, Marianne Let's Talk About When Someone You Love Is in the Hospital
Discusses visiting loved ones in the hospital, how to make them feel better, how they look as patients, and the scary feelings one has as such a time.
J362.11 THOMA Thomas, Pat Do I Have To Go To the Hospital : a First Look At Going To the Hospital
This picture book helps children to understand what happens when they are very sick and need to go to a hospital. They learn that there they will get special care from doctors and nurses.
J617 APEL Apel, Melanie Ann Let's Talk About When You Have to Get Stitches
The idea of stitches can make adults and children worry. Apel explains the process to help alleviate fear.
J617.52 Brink, Benjamin David's Story: A Book About Surgery
Brink explains what happens to a boy who has an operation to correct the problems with his face caused by birth defects.
J617.55 APEL Apel, Melanie Ann Let's Talk About When You Have to Have Your Appendix Out
Apel tells children in an easily understandable way what happens when the appendix is removed.
j617.55 Murphy-Melas, Elizabeth Pennies, Nickles & Dimes
Tells eight-year-old Ashley's story about waiting for her liver transplant operation, the surgery and recovery process, and her awareness that someone died to provide her with this organ.
j617.95 Walton, Karen How Will They Get That Heart Down Your Throat?: A Child's View of Transplants
Tells the story of a kindergarten teacher who underwent a heart transplant in May of 1995, and in so doing provides information about the process of organ donation.
JE Bourgeois, Paulette Franklin Goes to the Hospital
Franklin's shell has cracked and he needs to be a brave turtle when it's time to go to the hospital.
JE BRIDW Bridwell, Norman Clifford Visits the Hospital
Clifford visits the hospital and gets into mischief everywhere he goes.
JE BROCK Brock, Alison Brave Little Megan
Megan needs to have back surgery, and she is scared. Her parents help her learn how to be brave.
JE Bucknall, Caroline One Bear in the Hospital
Ted Bear breaks his leg and undergoes an overnight stay in the hospital.
JE Civardi, Anne Going to the Hospital
Ben goes to the hospital to have an ear operation.
JE Davison, Martine Maggie and the Emergency Room
When Maggie falls off her bike, her mother takes her to be examined, x-rayed, and stitched in the emergency room of a nearby hospital.
JE Davison, Martine Rita Goes to the Hospital
With the help of friendly staff members, Rita enjoys her visit to the hospital to have her tonsils taken out.
JE Greenfield, Eloise William and the Good Old Days
A little boy remembers his grandmother before she became ill, and during her long recovery he tries to imagine how things will be when she comes home from the hospital.
JE Gutman, Anne Gaspard in the Hospital
Gaspard is taken to the hospital for an operation after he swallows his new race car key chain.
JE Hatkoff, Juliana Lee Goodbye Tonsils!
A young girl describes what happens when she goes to the hospital to have her tonsils removed.
JE JOHNS Johnson, Mo Noah's Garden : When Someone You Love Is In the Hospital
Noah and his family are living in The Children’s Hospital because his new sister, Jessica, was born with a serious medical condition. Normal family life is suspended indefinitely for Noah, but in the true spirit of childhood, he spends his days in the hos
JE LLOYD Lloyd, Sam Doctor Meow's Big Emergency
Tom Cat hurt his leg and has to go to Kiss-it-Better Hospital.
JE Rosenberry, Vera When Vera Was Sick
When spots break out all over her body, Vera must stay in the sick room where it is lonely and scary and where she can't fall asleep.
JE Sgouros, Charissa A Pillow for My Mom
A girl misses her mother, who is sick in the hospital.
JE Steel, Danielle Max's Daddy Goes to the Hospital
When his father is injured while rescuing three children from a fire, Max is very worried about him until he is finally allowed to visit him in the hospital.
JE THIEL Thiel, Annie Dakota's Mom Goes to the Hospital
When Dakota's mom goes to the hosptiatl, the whole world seems to change. How will she get ready for school? Why does Dad do everything so differently? And most importantly, when will Mom come home?--Cover back.
JER JOYCE Joyce, Melanie At The Hospital
When Arthur falls off of his bike and hurts himself, Fred accompanies him to the hospital for an examination and x-ray.
JER Mills, Claudia Gus and Grandpa at the Hospital
Gus must visit the hospital when his beloved Grandpa has a heart attack.
S JE Le Masne, Christophe Tom en el hospital
Tom has to stay in the hospital to have his appendix removed. (En español.)

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