There are rare occasions when children need to take it upon themselves to get the care they need. Perhaps they feel as though their parents aren’t meeting emotional their needs, and this can be especially true for children whose parents are going through a divorce.
One way to begin to get the emotional and psychological care is to read. There are many books for children who are trying to navigate the tumultuous waters of divorce. The following a list of books for children to learn about divorce and how it might affect them.
A Heart With Two Homes by Epperson, Monica
Charlie Anderson by Abercrombie, Barbara
Taxi Taxi. Little Brown by Best, Cari
Dinosaur’s Divorce by Brown, Laurene Krasny and Brown, Marc
Boundless Grace by Hoffman, Mary
It’s Not Your Fault, Koko Bear by Lansky, Vicki
Tots Are Non-Divorceable by Bonkowski, Sara
Let’s Talk About It: Divorce by Rogers, Fred
Daddy’s Roommate by Willhoite, Michael
Good-Bye Daddy! by Weninger, Brigette
Mom and Dad Break Up by Prestine, Joan Singleton
Always My Dad by Wyeth, Sharon Dennis
Mom and Dad Don’t Live Together Anymore by Stinson, Kathy
When Daddy Comes to Visit by Burke, Maggie
Daddy by Caines, Jeannette
Priscilla Twice by Caseley, Judith
Dear Mr. Henshaw by Cleary, Beverly
Changing Families: A Guide for Kids and Grown-Ups by Fassler, David, Michele Lash, Sally Blakeslee Ives
My Life Turned Upside Down, But I Turned It Rightside Up by Field, Mary Blitzer and Hennie Share
At Daddy’s on Saturday by Girard, Linda Walvoord
When Mom and Dad Separate by Hiegaard, Marge
Through the Eyes of Children: Healing Stories for Children of Divorce by, Johnston, Janet, Karen Breunig, Carla Garrity and Mitchell Baris
Megan’s Two Houses by Jong, Erica
What Can I do? A Book For Children of Divorce by Lowry, Danielle
Why are We Getting a Divorce? by Mayle, Peter
My Parents Still Love Me Even Though They’re Getting Divorced by Nightingale, Lois V., Ph.D.
Don’t Make Me Smile by Park, Barbara
The Case of the Scary Divorce by Pickhardt, C.E.
Mom’s House, Dad’s House for Kids: How to feel at home in one home or two by Isolina Ricci, Ph.D.
Divorced But Still My Parents by Thomas, Shirley, Ph.D. and Dorothy Rankin
Families by Tax, Meredith
It’s Not the End of the World by Blume, Judy,
Teens Are Not Divorceable: A Workbook for Divorced Parents and Their Teens, by Bonkowski, Sara
The Divorce Express by Danziger, Paula
This is Me and My Two Families by Evans, Marla D.
The Kids’ Book of Divorce: By, For and About Kids by Fayerweather Street School
Billie’s World by Finkel, Kim Grossman
My Parents Are Divorced, Too by Ford, Melanie, Annie and Steven,
Will Dad Ever Move Back Home? by Hogen, Paula Z
How to Survive Your Parents’ Divorce by Kimball, Gayle, Ph.D.
Bad, Badder, Baddest by Voigt, Cynthia
The Hatchet by Paulsen, Gary
This list of books is meant to be helpful for children whose parents are divorcing. They may be able to provide the emotional and psychological support that children need during divorce. When parents are too distracted by the conflicts, stress, and emotional strife of their divorce and neglect the emotional needs of their children, these books might provide support, guidance, and care.