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KIDS’ SPACE provides a list selected books helping children cope with issues concerning divorce, child custody, insecurities and loss.
Most of the books appearing on this list can be ordered, shipped and/or picked up directly from Children’s Book World during normal business hours. Children’s Book World is located at 10580 ½ W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064. You can reach them by telephone at (310) 559-2665. Please note that Best Care Monitor does not receive any commission from the purchase of any book you obtain from Children’s Book World.
We hope you will find this list of children’s books helpful to you and your family.
Newbery Medal Winner * Teachers’ Top 100 Books for Children * ALA Notable Children’s Book
Beverly Cleary’s timeless Newbery Medal-winning book explores difficult topics like divorce, insecurity, and bullying through the thoughts and emotions of a sixth-grade boy as he writes to his favorite author, Boyd Henshaw.
This sequel to Beverly Cleary's beloved Newbery Medal-winning classic, Dear Mr. Henshaw, stars Strider, a dog who loves to run.
Can a stray dog change the life of a teenage boy? It looks as if Strider can.
"Parents looking for a book about separation or divorce will find few offerings as positive, matter-of-fact, or child-centered as this one. . . . Simple, yet profoundly satisfying." — Booklist (starred review)
For young children who live in two homes, this bright, simple story with oversized flaps reassures young readers that there is love in each one.
When Mom and Dad Separate: Children Can Learn to Cope with Grief from Divorce (Drawing Out Feelings) (Paperback)
Divorce creates stressful feelings of grief from loss and change, and children who are unable to understand or verbally express their feelings often act them out in unhealthy ways. This book discusses basic concepts of marriage and divorce and offers young minds a creative way to sort out and express all the powerful feelings resulting from their parents' decision to separate.
Internationally renowned therapist, family expert and mediator Isolina Ricci, Ph.D.
When Something Terrible Happens: Children Can Learn to Cope with Grief (Drawing Out Feelings) (Paperback)
Creates ways for children to explore the fright, confusion, and insecurity caused by traumatic events in their lives. The 'Drawing Out Feelings' series has been designed to provide parents, educators and counselors with an organized approach to helping children cope with grief, family loss and change. A workbook to help children work out feelings about a traumatic event.
Trusted New York Times best-selling author Robie H. Harris continues her series for preschoolers with a look at the many kinds of families that make up our world.
This fun and fascinating treasury features all kinds of families and their lives together. Each spread showcases one aspect of home life-from houses and holidays, to schools and pets, to feelings and family trees. Ros Asquith's humorous illustrations perfectly complement a charming text from the acclaimed Mary Hoffman; kids will love poring over these pages again and again.
New York Times Bestseller!
“A must-have for any storytime.” ―Kirkus Reviews
“Childlike drawings evoke each feeling with a playful style.” ―Publishers Weekly
“Evocative imagery, popping with bright colors.” —School Library Journal
Happiness, sadness, braver
Unpack feelings with color in this international bestseller that helps young readers identify emotions and feel more in control.
One day, Color Monster wakes up feeling very confused. His emotions are all over the place; he feels angry, happy, calm, sad, and scared all at once! To help him, a little girl shows him what each feeling means through color.
A comforting primer in emotional literacy and mindfulness that suggests we approach the feeling of sadness as if it is our guest.
Sadness can be scary and confusing at any age! When we feel sad, especially for long periods of time, it can seem as if the sadness is a part of who we are--an overwhelming, invisible, and scary sensation.
All families change over time. Sometimes a baby is born, or a grown-up gets married. And sometimes a child gets a new foster parent or a new adopted mom or dad. Children need to know that when this happens, it’s not their fault. They need to understand that they can remember and value their birth family and love their new family, too.
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Charlie, a fuzzy gray cat, walked out of the woods one evening and into Elizabeth's and Sarah's hearts. Now he sleeps on their beds, lets them dress him up in doll clothes, and laps up warm milk on chilly nights. But where does Charlie go during the day?
It's not until a storm keeps Charlie away one night that the two sisters discover his other, daytime, home.
For over 25 years, changing families have been using Dinosaurs Divorce to learn to talk to each other about one of life's most difficult moments, from the creators of the beloved, bestselling Dino Life Guides--over 1.5 million copies of the series sold.
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"An upbeat look at the ways in which, with the right support, kids of divorce can grow stronger and more able to navigate life's storms. I recommend this kid-friendly, parent-helpful resource." --M. Gary Neumann, LHMC, Helping Your Kids Cope With Divorce the Sandcastles Way
The Co-Parenting Handbook: Raising Well-Adjusted and Resilient Kids from Little Ones to Young Adults through Divorce or Separation (Paperback)
A valuable parenting guide for divorced or separated couples with kids, this handbook offers tools for navigating conflicts, setting boundaries, and establishing guidelines so both children and co-parents can thrive.