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Parents' Primer: Illnesses

OTHER BOOKS ABOUT ILLNESS

Note: All call numbers are for the Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana
CALL # AUTHOR TITLE DATE
J BERNR Bernreuter, Bob J. The Gift
Three princesses train for the role of queen, but one neglects her studies to befriend a young girl who suffers from baldness. This princess cuts off her beautiful hair to make a wig for the child. Her selfless act wins the peoples' votes and she becomes queen.
2006
J Schulz, Charles M. Why, Charlie Brown, Why?: A Story About What Happens When a Friend Is Very Ill
Charlie Brown talks about his friend Janice who is ill with leukemia.
1990
J248.86 Monroe, Robin Prince When Will I Feel Better?: Understanding Chronic Illness
Chronic illness can be frightening for the whole family. Parents and children can over come their fears and confusion using the interactive exercises in this book.
1998
J362.19 Gosselin, Kim Taking Seizure Disorders to School: A Story About Epilepsy
Uses a simple story about a young girl at school to present information about epilepsy.
1996
J362.19 Henry, Cynthia S. Taking Cystic Fibrosis to School
Cynthia Henry writes about Jessie, a young girl with cystic fibrosis, to bring awareness of this special children's health issue and to educate others.
2000
J616.2 Weitzman, Elizabeth Let's Talk About Having the Flu
Discusses what causes the flu, how you feel when you have it, and what can be done to treat this disease.
1997
J616.344 SILEO Sileo, Frank J. Toilet Paper Flowers: A Story for Children about Crohn's Disease
Dr. Sileo has created a story that serves both young children and adolescents in learning how to cope with one of the most difficult aspects of having IBD - telling friends about your disease.--Back cover.
2005
J616.37 POWEL Powell, Jillian Explaining Cystic Fibrosis
Explains why cystic fibrosis occurs, how it is diagnosed, how it affects people, and how it can be treated. Case studies illustrate how it feels to have cystic fibrosis and how children and adults live full and happy lives.
2010
J616.833 JENKI Jenkins, Kay Mixson Who Is Pee Dee? Explaining Parkinson's Disease to a Child
Follow the adventures of a boy named Colt and his toy panda bear, "Pee Dee", and learn how families can better live with the disease.
2008
J616.836 LEVET Levete, Sarah Explaining Cerebral Palsy
Explains cerebral palsy -- why it occurs, how it is diagnosed, how it affects people, and how it can be treated. Case studies illustrate how it feels to have cerebral palsy and how children and adults manage their conditions and live full and happy lives.
2010
J616.8526 NARDO Nardo, Don Eating Disorders
Binge eating and bulimia -- The dangers of anorexia -- What causes eating disorders? -- Treatment for eating disorders.
2003
J616.853 BENDE Bender, Lionel Explaining Epilepsy
Explains why epilepsy occurs, how it is diagnosed, how it affects people, and how it can be treated. Case studies illustrate how it feels to have epilepsy and how children and adults manage their conditions and live full and happy lives.
2010
J616.914 Weitzman, Elizabeth Let's Talk About Having Chicken Pox
Explains what causes the chicken pox, how you feel when you have it, and what can be done to treat this disease.
1997
J616.92 Weitzman, Elizabeth Let's Talk About Having Lyme Disease
Discusses what Lyme disease is, how one gets it, and what to do about it.
1997
J617.44 BACHM Bachman, JoAnne Mysterious Marrow Magic
My story shares the physical and emotional journey of an anonymous bone marrow donor.--back cover
2007
J618.923995 KRUSZ Kruszka, Bonnie J. Eating Gluten-Free with Emily: A Story for Children with Celiac Disease
A story about a happy, active five-year-old who finds out she has celiac disease, but learns how to control it by eating a gluten-free diet.
2004
J618.92994 CHILM Chilman-Blair, Kim What's up with Richard? Medikidz Explain Leukemia
In graphic novel format, the Medikidz, superheroes from the planet Mediland, help the reader and Richard understand leukemia.
2010
J811.6 CRAME Cramer, Kathy If I Could Be Sick for You for Just One Day
...a heartwarming story that captures the desire to give the gift we wish we could give - to take away the pain and illness from those we love.--inside front cover.
2005
JE ABDUL Abdullah, Patricia Saving Daddy
The Bailey family is facing a terrible challenge. Dad's kidneys have failed and he isn't doing well on dialysis. What can they do to save him?
2006
JE Alberts, Nancy Markham Elizabeth's Beauty
A young girl tries to help an injured butterfly fly again in order to give her grandfather hope of recovering from his stroke.
1997
JE ALDA Alda, Arlene Iris Has a Virus
2008
JE COWAN Cowan, Charlotte Katie Caught a Cold
Includes parent guide in pocket.
2005
JE COWAN Cowan, Charlotte Peeper Has a Fever
Includes parent guide in pocket.
2005
JE COWAN Cowan, Charlotte Sadie's Sore Throat
Includes parent guide in pocket.
2006
JE DEALE Dealey, Erin Goldie Locks Has Chicken Pox
When Goldie Locks comes down with chicken pox, she is teased by her brother and is unable to visit with Bo Peep, Little Red, and other friends.
2002
JE Hoban, Russell Jim's Lion
A young boy who is afraid of the operation that can help him get well learns to overcome his fear with the help of a caring nurse.
2001
JE Mellentin, Kath Miss Polly Had a Dolly
This book about chicken pox is based on the children's song of the same name.
1997
JE Mills, Joyce C. Little Tree: A Story for Children with Serious Medical Problems
Although she is saddened that storm damage has caused her to lose some of her branches, Little Tree draws strength and happiness from the knowledge that she still has a strong trunk, deep roots, and a beautiful heart.
1992
JE NINER Niner, Holly L. I Can't Stop!: A Story about Tourette Syndrome
A boy is diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome and learns about constructive ways he can manage his condition. Includes nonfiction information from a physician.
2005
JE Peterkin, Allan What About Me?: When Brothers and Sister Get Sick
Laura experiences conflicting emotions when her brother becomes seriously ill. Includes suggestions for parents to help their well children cope with a chronically ill sibling.
1992
JE PETER Peterseil, Yaacov Princess Alopecia
Alopecia always stars as Princess Rapunzel in the Rapunzel Festival. After all, she has the longest, most beautiful hair of anyone in town. But one day, Alo--that's what her friends call her-- finds a clump of hair on her pillow...
1999
JE THIEL Thiel, Annie Dakota's Mom Goes to the Hospital
When Dakota's mom goes to the hospital, 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?--Back cover.
2006
JE URDAH Urdahl, Catherine Emma's Question
When Emma's grandmother gets sick and goes to the hospital, Emma is afraid that she will die -- but she is also afraid to talk about her fear.
2009
JE Weinberg, Hedy My Mom Has Hepatitis C
Jake and Celia learn to deal with their mom's viral infection.
2000

If you need help finding these or other Library materials, please check with anyone in Children's Services. We look forward to seeing you at the Library!




This list was created and is maintained by Children's Services Librarians.
Comments and suggestions may be sent to Mary R. Voors, Manager, Children's Services at mvoors@acpl.info.

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