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PARENTS DEPLOYED IN THE MILITARY

NOTE: All call numbers are for the Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana
CALL # AUTHOR TITLE DATE
J BOARDBK FERGU Ferguson-Cohen, Michelle Daddy, You're My Hero!
Children express their feelings about saying goodbye to their fathers, who must leave to fulfil their military obligations.
2002
J BOARDBK FERGU Ferguson-Cohen, Michelle Mommy, You're My Hero!
2002
J BOARDBK WILLI Williams, Dorinda Silver Over There: Daddy Version
Children express feelings about their father being away on deployment.
2006
J155.937 LEE Lee, Marlene The Hero in My Pocket
2005
J305.23 MARSH Marsh, Carole Someone I Love Went Off to War...What Do I Do Now?
2003
J306.874 COLSO Colson, Mary Coping with Absent Parents
Why do parents sometimes need to work far from home? How can you keep in touch with those who are far away? Who can help when your parents are separating?--P. [4] of cover.
2011
J355.12 BIDEN Biden, Jill Don't Forget, God Bless our Troops
2012
J355.12 KAY Kay, Ellie Heroes at Home: Help & Hope for America's Military Families
2002
J649.1 DADS Dads Over Miles: An Activities Handbook for Strengthening Long Distance Relationships
2001
J649.1 MOMS Moms Over Miles: An Activities Handbook for Strengthening Long Distance Relationships
2001
JE Ballard, Robin My Father Is Far Away
While involved in various daily activities, a child imagines the actions of a much-missed father.
1992
JE BRISS Brisson, Pat Sometimes We Were Brave
2010
JE BUNTI Bunting, Eve My Red Balloon
"A young boy waits with both excitement and apprehension for his father to disembark for the aircraft carrier returning to port after many months at sea."--T.p. verso.
2005
JE CASEY Casey, Carol Dear Baby, I'm Watching Over You
A tender letter from parents in the armed forces to their children about all the ways they remain connected while apart and why they choose to serve their country--Publisher.
2010
JE Chaconas, Dori Pennies in a Jar
A young boy whose father is serving overseas during World War II struggles to overcome his fears, especially his fear of the horses that pull trade wagons through his neighborhood, as he works odd jobs for money to buy his father a birthday present.
2007
JE CHRIS Christiansen, Rebecca and Jewel Armstrong My Dad's a Hero
An uplifting story for a child who's father is deployed in the military.
2007
JE DECKE Decker, Tim The Letter Home
A medic sent to the front lines in the trenches of World War I writes a letter home to his young son.
2005
JE DUBLE Duble, Kathleen Benner Pilot Mom
Jenny and her best friend K.C. accompany Jenny's mother, a tanker pilot in the Air Force, to the air base, where they explore her plane, a KC-135, prior to her departure on a training mission to Europe.
2003
JE Fowler, Susi L. I'll See You When the Moon Is Full
Abe will miss his father when he takes off on a business trip but is reassured of his return in two weeks, when the crescent moon becomes full.
1994
JE HALLO Hallowell, Kirsten Daddy Is a Soldier
2004
JE HILBR Hilbrecht, Kirk My Daddy Is a Guardsman
A child describes his daddy's job and what it is like to have a soldier for a father.
2002
JE Hilbrecht, Kirk My Daddy Is a Soldier
A child describes his daddy's job and what it is like to have a soldier for a father.
1992
JE MCBRI McBride, Sharon G. My Mommy Wears Combat Boots
My Mommy Wears Combat Boots is based the personal experience of a soldier and a mother who was seeking a way to explain why she needed to leave her child again and deploy.
2008
JE McKinley, Robin My Father Is in the Navy
A young girl doesn't remember her father, a ship's captain who has been at sea.
1992
JE MERSI Meriowsky, Anissa A Yellow Ribbon for Daddy
A story that tells children of deployed soldiers why their loved ones are fighting in a war.
2005
JE NORMA Norman, Geoffrey Stars Above Us
A little girl's father helps her get over her fear of the dark before he goes off to war, and she uses the stars they painted on her ceiling to remind her of him while he is away.
2009
JE Pelton, Mindy L. When Dad's at Sea
Emily, whose father is a Navy pilot, has to deal with the separation of her family while her dad is deployed aboard a ship.
2004
JE Penn, Audrey The Kissing Hand
When Chester the raccoon is reluctant to go to kindergarten for the first time, his mother teaches him a secret way to carry her love with him.
1993
JE PICKU Pickup, Stephanie L. The Soldier's Tree
A small Christmas tree is chosen by a young girl and her mother to be sent overseas to a soldier (daddy) along with Christmas ornaments and lights. Santa delivers three red, white and blue flags for the tree and daddy and the tree are returned home to the little girl and her mother.
2004
JE REDMA Redman, Mary The Wishing Tree
Amanda decides to make a wishing tree when her father leaves for deployment.
2008
JE SKEER Skeers, Linda The Impossible Patriotism Project
Caleb has a hard time coming up with a way to symbolize patriotism for Presidents' Day until he realizes that his dad, who is away from home in the military, is what patriotism is all about.
2007
JE SKOLM Skolmoski, Stephanie A Paper Hug
A little boy thinks of a special gift to give his dad who being deployed to serve his country.
2006
JE SOKOL Sokol, Jenny I'm a Hero Too
2007
JE Spinelli, Eileen While You Are Away
Three children describe how they feel when one of their parents is away.
2004
JE SPORT Sportelli-Rehak, Angela Uncle Sam's Kids: When Duty Calls
Three children discover Daddy will leave on deployment. They learn fun ways to deal with separation anxiety and show they care while Dad is gone.
2002
JE TOMP Tomp, Sarah Wones Red, White, and Blue Good-bye
The young daughter of a Navy man does not want him to go to sea, but he points out the red flag on the mailbox, the white clouds in the sky, and the blue ocean that will remind her of him while he is away.
2005
JE Yolen, Jane All Those Secrets of the World
When four-year-old Janie's father goes off to war, the rest of the family moves to the grandparents' on the Chesapeake Bay, where Janie learns a secret of the world which helps her understand her father's long absence.
1991
JER Hoff, Syd Captain Cat
A cat makes friends with a soldier and learns about military life when he joins the army.
1993
J MCELR McElroy, Lisa Tucker Love, Lizzie: Letters to a Military Mom
Nine-year-old Lizzie writes to her mother, who is deployed overseas during wartime, and includes maps that show her mother what Lizzie has been thinking and doing. Includes nonfiction tips for helping children of military families.
2005
J Mead, Alice Soldier Mom
Eleven-year-old Jasmyn gets a different perspective on life when her mother is sent to Saudi Arabia at the beginning of the Persian Gulf War, leaving her and her baby half brother behind in Maine in the care of her Mother's boyfriend.
1999
J Zolotow, Charlotte If You Listen
A mother reassures her little girl there is a way to know that someone far away loves you.
1980

BOOKS ABOUT THE MILITARY

CALL # AUTHOR TITLE DATE
J355 DEMAR Demarest, Chris L. Alpha, Bravo, Charlie: The Military Alphabet
An alphabet book about words used by the United States military.
2005
J355 Green, Michael The United States Army
An introduction to the history, organization, function, equipment, and future of the United States Army.
1998
J355 Kurtz, Henry I. The U.S. Army
Surveys the history, role, organization, combat units, and weapons of the United States Army.
1993
J355 SCILL Scillian, Devin H is for Honor: A Military Family Alphabet
"Using the alphabet format, this picture book describes the many situations and experiences that military families, especially their children encounter. For example history, rank, and quarters are explained"--Provided by publisher.
2006
J355.0973 Nathan, Amy Count on Us: American Women in the Military
Reviews the history of American women's involvement in the Armed Forces from the Revolutionary War to the present.
2004
J355.12 BIDEN Biden, Jill Don't Forget, God Bless Our Troops
2012
J355.133 Green, Michael Military Police
Discusses the history, duties, training, and equipment of the U.S. Army military police.
2000
J355.5 Gartman, Gene Life in Army Basic Training
Explains life in basic training for the military and provides tips for knowing what to expect and succeeding.
2000
J355.7 Ward, S. (Stasia) I Live at a Military Post
A third-grader describes what it is like living with his family on Fort Belvoir in Fairfax, Virginia.
2000
J355.8 Italia, Bob Weapons of War
Describes weapons currently used by the United States military forces, focusing on those used in the Persian Gulf War.
1991
J356.16 Green, Michael U.S. Army Special Operations
Presents the U.S. Army Special Operations Command, including the various sub-groups, their history, missions, training, and equipment.
2000
J356.16 Koons, James U.S. Army Rangers
Covers the history of the U.S Army Rangers and the training required to be a member of this elite infantry corps.
1996
J356.16 Streissguth, Thomas The Green Berets
A short history of the U.S. Army's Special Forces and an explanation of the training required to become a Green Beret.
1996
J356.6 Stapleton, Gerard Air Assault Teams
Describes the history, major battles, and training necessary to become a member of the Army's 101st Airborne Division.
1996
J358.18 Harvey, Ian Tanks
Takes a look at the construction and inner workings of a variety of military tanks.
1996
J358.23 Kennedy, Robert C. Life as an Army Demolition Expert
Describes the training of an Army Demolition expert, including information about job duties and a history of explosives used in combat.
2000
J358.4 Green, Michael The United States Air Force
An introduction to the history, function, aircraft, and future of the United States Air Force.
1998
J359 Green, Michael PT Boats
Describes the history, design, weapons, and tactics of the torpedo-carrying PT-boats, used chiefly during World War II.
1999
J359.424 ALBRI Albright, Rosie Military Dolphins
Introduces bottlenose dolphins, describes how they are trained, and explains that the United States Navy and the Marine Corps have trained dolphins to find explosive mines and enemy swimmers in the water.
2012
J359.9 Streissguth, Thomas U.S. Navy SEALs
Traces the history of this special forces unit, the training its members must undergo, and its deployment in modern conflicts.
1996
J359.96 Rowan, N. R. Women in the Marines: The Boot Camp Challenge
Describes the experiences of female recruits at the Parris Island Marine Corps Recruit Depot and discusses the role of and opportunities for women in the Marines.
1994
J359.96 Voeller, Edward A. Recon Marines
Introduces the Marine Corps special forces known as the Recon Marines, describing their mission, history, and the equipment they use.
2000
J623.7 Green, Michael Military Trucks
Discusses the history and use of military trucks, highlighting specific models and their roles in various battles
1997
J623.74 SIMON Simons, Lisa M. B. The Kids' Guide to Military Vehicles
"Describes a wide range of military vehicles, including wheeled and tracked vehicles, ships, airplanes, and unmanned vehicles"--Provided by publisher.
2010
J623.746 Burgan, Michael The World's Fastest Military Airplanes
Explains how jet planes operate and some of the uses that the military makes of them, describing the design and functioning of such examples as the F-15, the AV-8B Harrier, and the F-22 stealth plane.
2001
J623.746 Holden, Henry M. Black Hawk Helicopter
2001
J623.825 Green, Michael Battleships
Introduces the development, military uses, weaponry, dangers, and locomotion of battleships.
1998
J956.7 Poffenberger, Nancy Iraq, 2003
2003
J956.70443 FALVE Falvey, David, and Mrs. Hutt's Fourth-Grade Class Letters to a Soldier
Presents letters written to Lieutenant David Falvey from a fourth grade class while he was stationed in Iraq, and includes his answers to the students on his duties, life in the military, and himself.
2009
J956.70443 FALVE Falvey, David Letters to a Soldier
Presents letters written to Lieutenant David Falvey from a fourth grade class while he was stationed in Iraq, and includes his answers to the students on his duties, life in the military, and himself.
2009
JE MERCE Mercer, Peggy There Comes a Soldier
2007
JE NEWMA Newman, Patricia Nugget on the Flight Deck
Aboard an aircraft carrier, a lieutenant introduces a new aviator to the "lingo" and layout before taking him on a practice dogfight.
2009
Acts of Courage Inside America's Military (Series)
Describes acts of courage performed by military personnel. Titles include Today's Air Force Heroes, Today's Army Heroes, Today's Coast Guard Heroes, Today's Marine Heroes, and Today's Navy Heroes.
2012
Military Machines (Series)
Simple text and full-color photographs describe various military machines. Titles include Military Helicopters, Military Robots, Military Airplanes, Military Trucks, Military Ships, and Military Amphibious Vehicles.
2012

WEB SITES

Children and Deployment
Navy brochure in PDF format offering age-appropriate guide to supporting children experiencing separation from parents.
http://www.25idl.army.mil/deployment/ACS/childdep.pdf

Military Homefront
"The official Department of Defense web site for reliable Quality of Life information designed to help troops and their families, leaders, and service providers."
http://www.militaryhomefront.dod.mil/

United Through Reading
A program that "helps ease the stress of separation for military families by having deployed parents read children’s books aloud via DVD for their child to watch at home." 
http://www.unitedthroughreading.org/

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 can be sent Mary R. Voors, Manager, Children's Services at mvoors@acpl.info.

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