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Divorce


A list of books, both fiction and nonfiction, that will help children of all ages cope with divorce.






Heinz, John Francis
DVD J306.89 DIVOR

In this program teens, psychologists and divorced parents talk about the difficulties young people face when their parents decide to separate. It outlines the six emotional stages a young person typically experiences after divorce has changed a family.
Bowe, Julie
J BOWE

"Fourth grader Wren Jo Byrd questions lots of things--both little and big--when her parents decide to get a divorce, and learns a lot about the true meaning of family, home, and friendship"-- Provided by publisher.
Colson, Mary.
J306.874 COLSO

"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
Thiel, Annie
JE THIEL

"Cosmos' parents are getting a divorce. Is it his fault? Can he fix it? Will his parents still love him? What's Cosmos to do? One thing is for sure, both of his parents will always love him, forever and ever."--Cover back.
Brown, Laurene Krasny
J306.89 BROWN

Dinosaur characters tell a story about divorce.
Higginbotham, Anastasia
J306.89 HIGGI

"A lovingly crafted picture book speaking to the child's perspective on divorce. The book offers advice, sympathy, and wit to match without being pandering or authoritative. While admitting that divorces are painful, it above all empowers its young reader to cope with and even make the best of a difficult situation"-- Provided by publisher.
Citra, Becky
J PAPERBK CITRA

Amelia's world came crashing down when her parents separated and she was forced to relocate with her mother to a new part of town. But when Duke and Gabriella move into the suite downstairs with their menagerie of exotic animals, Amelia feels like she's been thrown a lifeline. Helping care for the animals gives Amelia a sense of purpose, and she's determined to keep Duke and Gabriella's secret. But eventually her mother discovers the animals and refuses to let them stay. To make matters worse, Winston, a sulcata tortoise, has fallen ill, and the medical bills are piling up. Can Amelia figure out a way to help save Winston and keep her newfound family together?
Coffelt, Nancy
JE COFFE

A child describes how she lives sometimes with her mother and sometimes with her father, but her dog is her constant companion.
Gallagher, Mary Collins
J GALLA

Just as Ginny begins to think that her divorced parents might like one another again, she learns that her father has a girlfriend, and the mixture of feelings this stirs up causes trouble at home and school--nearly ruining Halloween.
Gallagher, Mary Collins
J GALLA

Two years after her parents' divorce, almost-nine-year-old Ginny Morris is still frustrated by trying to keep track of clothing and homework as she moves from one house to another each Sunday, but is learning to tell her parents when things bother her.
Ransom, Jeanie Franz
JE RANSO

After reluctantly talking with her parents about their upcoming divorce, a young girl discovers that there will be some big changes but that their love for her will remain the same. Includes an afterword for parents on helping children through such a change.
Stanton, Karen
JE STANT

Although Henry enjoys the time he spends at his mother's apartment and his father's house, his dog Pomegranate gets confused about which place is home.
Cochran, Bill
JE COCHR

While describing his not-so-weird life with his divorced parents, a young boy also describes some other things about himself that could be considered weird.
Hewitt, Sally
J306.89 HEWIT

"Case studies and helpful advice for kids whose parents are getting divorced" --Provided by publisher.
Cole, Julia
J306.89 COLE

What is divorce? -- What happens? -- Why does it happen? -- Difficult feelings -- Feeling OK -- Don't forget.
Reilly, Natalie June
J306.89 REILL

Billy learns that just because his parents live in separate houses, it doesn't mean that the strength and love of a family has been taken from him. Billy discovers what matters most is the love for each other that lives inside our hearts.
Salter, Sydney
J SALTE

Eleven-year-old Logan, reeling after her parents' divorce, tries to reunite her family while writing her own self-help book, joining the dive team, and making a new best friend.
Shreeve, Elizabeth
JE SHREE

When Oliver's parents move into separate houses, he spends a lot of time looking out of windows with his pet lion as he adjusts to a new preschool and to living in two places.
Schmitz, Tamara
JE SCHMI

Addison's parents are divorced and he lives in one house with his mom and another with his dad, but one thing he knows above all is that both his parents love him and they always will.
Cook, Julia
J306.89 COOK

Through well placed humor and apt advice, several misconceptions children have about divorce are clarified. Offers tools and insights to both children and adults to effectively deal with the difficult challenges that a family goes through when parents get divorced.
Spinelli, Eileen
J SPINE

Eleven-year-old Belinda "Bindi" Winkler and her family find their way through tough times with the love and support of the community that grows around their newly opened restaurant, "The Dancing Pancake."
Graff, Lisa (Lisa Colleen)
J GRAFF

Fifth-grader Winnie, with notes from her friends, writes of turning her treehouse into an embassy after her newly-divorced parents become unreasonable, where she is joined by nine others with complaints.
Amavisca, Luis
JE AMAVI

The child of divorced parents describes the enjoyable things to be found in each parent's house and how both houses share a magical mirror.
Levins, Sandra
J306.89 LEVIN

This is a story about divorce told from a child's point of view.
Higgins, Melissa
J306.89 HIGGI

"When your parents divorce, it can feel like the world turns upside down. What do you do? Whether you live mostly at your mom's or dad's, this story can help you through the tough times."--from cover, p. [4]
Moore-Mallinos, Jennifer.
J306.89 MOORE

Boelts, Maribeth
JE BOELT

On a visit to his father's house and back home with his mother, Justin asks about his parents' divorce and how it affects him, but finds his jumbled emotions calmed when he remembers that he still has the love of both parents and God. Includes a note for parents.