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Divorce     View List as Printable PDF

Books about divorce for children

Picture Books

Emily's Blue Period

Emily's Blue Period
by Daly, Cathleen

After her parents get divorced, Emily finds comfort in making and learning about art.

Fred Stays With Me

Fred Stays With Me
by Coffelt, Nancy

A child describes how she lives sometimes with her mother and sometimes with her father, but her dog is her constant companion.

Friday's Journey

Friday's Journey
by Rush, Ken

When it is time for seven-year-old Chris to leave his mother and go to his father's house for the weekend, he rides the New York subway with his father and thinks about the wonderful places in the city they can visit together.

I Have Two Homes

I Have Two Homes
by Smet, Marian de

A young girl named Nina recounts her feelings about her parents' divorce and describes what it is like to live in two households in this touching picture book. Everything is different from the way it was, and sometimes the behavior of the adults around her is upsetting to Nina. This honest, uncomplicated account of divorce from a child's point of view will reassure and comfort young readers who are experiencing the changes that divorce brings to a family.

Living With Mom and Living With Dad

Living With Mom and Living With Dad
by Walsh, Melanie

A little girl describes what her life is like now that her parents no longer live together.

Loon Summer

Loon Summer
by Santucci, Barbara

While spending the summer with her father, Rainie wishes her parents would stay together, just like the family of loons she sees on the lake.

Monday, Wednesday, and Every Other Weekend

Monday, Wednesday, and Every Other Weekend
by Stanton, Karen

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.

Oliver at the Window

Oliver at the Window
by Shreeve, Elizabeth

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.

Standing on my own two feet a child's affirmation of love in the midst of divorce

Standing on my own two feet a child's affirmation of love in the midst of divorce
by Schmitz, Tamara
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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.

To and Fro: Fast and Slow

To and Fro: Fast and Slow
by Bernhard, Durga

A girl who is shuttled between the homes of her divorced parents observes such opposites as "over, under," "rainy, sunny," and "full & empty."

Two Homes

Two Homes
by Masurel, Claire

A young boy named Alex enjoys the homes of both of his parents who live apart but love Alex very much.

Two Old Potatoes and Me

Two Old Potatoes and Me
by Coy, John

After a young girl finds two old potatoes at her father's house, they plant and tend them to see if they will have new potatoes in September.

Vaya Lio de Familia

Vaya Lio de Familia
by Francotte, Pascale

Después de una separación, la vida sigue su curso. El protagonista de esta historia ve cómo su familia crece. El padre le presenta su nueva pareja, que ya tiene una hija. La madre también tiene un nuevo compañero, con quien tenga otro hijo. ¿Cómo aceptar los nuevos miembros de la familia? ¿Cómo reencontrar el equilibrio? Un libro escrito e ilustrado con ternura y que da una visión positiva de estas situaciones, que a menudo no son sencillas.

 

Chapter Books

Arthur and the 1,001 Dads

Arthur and the 1,001 Dads
by Krensky, Stephen

Arthur and his friends try to find a substitute to attend the Father's Day picnic with Buster, whose father is not around much since his parents' divorce.

Max's Logbook

Max's Logbook
by Moss, Marissa

Max's log book of observations, drawings, experiments, and inventions reveals the rich world of his imagination and his feelings about his parents' divorce.

Weekend's With Max and His Dad

Weekend's With Max and His Dad
by Urban, Linda

Third-grader Max pursues neighborhood Adventures with his dad as they both adjust to recent changes in their family.

 

Graphic Novels

The Whole World's Crazy: Amelia Rules!

The Whole World's Crazy: Amelia Rules!
by Grownley, Jimmy

A collection of comic stories featuring nine-year-old Amelia, who has moved from Manhattan to a small town in the wake of her parent's divorce, and her fourth-grade friends, the Gathering of Awesome Super Pals, otherwise known as G.A.S.P.

 

Non-Fiction

 Families

Families
by Tax, Meredith

Realities such as divorce, stepfamilies, adoption, single parenting, and gay and lesbian parenting are explored through the curious, affectionate, and nonjudgemental eyes of six-year-old Angie as she introduces readers to her multicultural groups of friends, who are loved and cared for within many different types of families.

Algo pasa en casa : el divorcio de mis padres

Algo pasa en casa : el divorcio de mis padres
by Isaza Posse, Gloria Mercedes

Dirigido al publico infantil, este libro es un estudio psicológico acerca de una situacion cada vez mas común en nuestra sociedad: el divorcio. A pesar de ser casi cotidiana, la situación no deja de ser complicada y difícil de afrontar para los mas pequeños. Con esto en mente, dos psicólogas clínicas con amplia experiencia en el tema han escrito un libro que busca acompañar a los niños en el difícil proceso de adaptarse a un nuevo orden familiar -a la vez que proporcionar una cierta guía para los padres.
Looks at the phenomenon of divorce in families with young children, and offers advice for children of divorcing and divorced parents on how to understand and handle the situation.

Dinosaurs divorce : a guide for changing families

Dinosaurs divorce : a guide for changing families
by Brown, Laurene

Text and illustrations of dinosaur characters introduce aspects of divorce such as its causes and effects, living with a single parent, spending holidays in two separate households, and adjusting to a stepparent.

Divorce

Divorce
by Rogers, Fred

Mister Rogers's talent for calmly explaining scary emotional upheaval to young children shines in this latest volume....Rogers offers caring support and validation for readers working through such trauma, and he supplies concrete examples of ways kids can deal with the stress....Books that offer such honest reassurance are rare.

Divorce and Separation

Divorce and Separation
by Murphy, Patricia J

Separation and divorce : why does it happen? -- Separation -- Getting divorced -- Living apart -- Is it my fault? -- Do my parents still love me? -- How does it feel when your parents divorce? -- Sadness and anger -- Feeling all alone -- Getting help -- Accepting change -- New family members -- New beginnings -- Tips to get through your parents' separation or divorce.

Families

Families
by Kuklin, Susan

In frank, funny, and touching interviews, children from fifteen different families talk about their home lives. They represent mixed-race and immigrant families; families of gay and lesbian couples; large and small families; religious families; families with adopted children or children with special needs. This book—told in the children’s own words, and created in collaboration with them—is a celebration of families of all kinds.

Family Breakup

Family Breakup
by Powell, Jillian

Explains the emotional and practical problems that arise when family members separate because the parents are breaking up, discussing what happens to the children, how life will change, and how it will be the same.

Help! : a girl's absolutely indispensable guide to divorce and stepfamilies

Help! : a girl's absolutely indispensable guide to divorce and stepfamilies
by Holyoke, Nancy

Answers letters from girls dealing with various aspects of divorce, remarriage, and stepfamilies. Includes tips, quizzes, and advice.