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Divorce: Resource List

Books for Children

Ages 3 to 8

  • A Day With Daddy; by Nikki Grimes; New York, Scholastic, 2004
  • At Daddy's on Saturdays; Partridge Green, Albert Whitman; Biblios, 1999
  • Dinosaurs Divorce: A Guide for Changing Families; by Laurene Drasny Brown and Marc Brown; Econo-Clad Books, 1999
  • Do I Have A Daddy?: A Story About A Single-Parent Child; by Jeannie Warren Lindsay; Morning Glory Press, 2000
  • Good-Bye, Daddy!; by Brigitte Weninger; North-South Books, 1997
  • It's Not Your Fault, Koko Bear: A Read-Together Book for Parents & Young Children During Divorce; by Vicki Lansky; Book Peddlers, 1998
  • Let's Talk About Divorce; by Fred Rogers; Putnam, 1996
  • My Family's Changing: A First Look at Family Break Up; by Pat Thomas; Barron's, 1999
  • My Mother's House, My Father's House; by C. B. Christiansen; Penguin, 1990
  • Was It the Chocolate Pudding? A Story for Little Kids About Divorce; by Sandra Levins and Bryan Langdo; American Psychological Assn., 2005

Ages 8 to 12

  • A Question of Trust; by Marion Baner; Scholastic, 1994
  • Always My Dad; by Sharon Wyeth, 1995-2000
  • Amber Brown Goes Forth; by Paula Danziger; Putnam, 1995
  • Amber Brown Sees Red; by Paula Danziger; Scholastic, 1998
  • Blue Sky, Butterfly; by Jean van Leeuwen; Dial, 1996
  • But...What About Me? (How It Feels To Be A Kid In Divorce); by Bonnie Doss; Bookmark Publ., 1998
  • Chevrolet Saturdays; by Candy Dawson-Boyd; Simon & Schuster, 1993
  • Divorce; by Debra Goldentyer; Raintree-Steck Vaughn, 1998
  • Divorce Is Not the End of the World; by Evan Zoe; Tricycle Press, 1997
  • Family Break-Up; by Keeley Bishop and Penny Tripp; Heineman Library, 2004
  • Ginny Morris and Mom's House, Dad's House; by Mary Gallagher and Whitney Martin; Magination Press, 2005
  • I Love My Parents, But I Hate Divorce; by Pat H. Otto; Wildwater Publications, 1997
  • It's Not the End of the World; by Judy Blume; Bradbury Press, 1999
  • My Parents Are Divorced, Too: A Book For Kids By Kids; by Melanie Ford; Magination Press, 1997
  • My Parents Are Getting Divorced: How to Keep It Together When Your Mom and Dad Are Splitting Up; by Florence Cadier and Melissa Daly; Amulet Books, 2004
  • My Parents' Divorce; by Julia Cole; Copper Beech Books, 1998
  • My Parents Still Love Me Even Though They're Getting Divorced (an interactive tale for children); by Lois V. Nightingale; Nightingale Rose Publications, 1997
  • Strider; by Beverly Cleary; Avon, 1996
  • The Squeaky Wheel; by Robert Kimmel Smith; Dell Pub. Co., 1992
  • The Trouble With Thirteen; by Betty Miles; Econo-Clad Books, 1999
  • What Children Need To Know When Parents Get Divorced; by William Coleman; rev ed.; Bethany House, 1998
  • What Do We Think About: Family Break-Up; by Jullian Powell; Hodder & Stoughton Childrens Division, 2001
  • When My Parents Forgot to Be Friends; by Jennifer Moore-Mallions; Barron's Educational Series, 2005

Young Adult

  • Divorce; by Anne Charlish; Raintree Steck-Vaughn, 1999
  • Divorce and Teens: When a Family Splits Apart; by Elizabeth Price; Berkeley Heights, NJ., Enslow Publ., 2004
  • For Better, For Worse: A Guide To Surviving Divorce For Preteens and Their Families; Janet Bode; Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2001
  • I Want Answers and a Parachute; by P.J. Petersen; Simon and Schuster, 1993
  • Help!: A Girl's Guide to Divorce and Stepfamilies; Nancy Holyoke, Pleasant Company Publications, 1999
  • Solitary Blue; by Cynthia Voight; Macmillan, 1999
  • Strider; by Beverly Cleary; Avon, 1992
  • Teens and Divorce; Gail Stewart; Lucent Books, 2000
  • The Moonlight Man; by Paula Fox; Dell, 1995
  • When Your Parents Split Up: How To Keep Yourself Together; by Alys Swan-Jackson; Price Stern Sloan, 1997
  • When Your Parents Divorce: A Handbook for Children Whose Parents Are Divorcing; by Betty Clark; Educational Media Corp., 1998

Books for Adults

  • Always Dad: Being a Great Father During and After Divorce; by Paul Mandelstein; NOLO, 2006
  • Be A Great Divorced Dad; by Kenneth Condrell; St. Martin, 1998
  • Child Friendly Divorce: A Divorced Therapist's Guide to Helping Your Children Thrive by Diane Berry; Blue Waters Publishing, 2004
  • Co-Parenting After Divorce: How to Raise Happy, Healthy Children In Two-Home Families; by Diana Shulman; Winnspeed Press, 1997
  • The Co-Parenting Survival Guide: Letting Go of Conflict After a Difficult Divorce; by Elizabeth Thayer; New Harbinger Publ., 2001
  • Divorcing Father's Manual: 8 Steps to Help You and Your Children Survive and Thrive; by Barry Frieman; Men's Studies Press, 2005
  • The Divorced Dad's Survival Book: How to Stay Connected With Your Kids; by David Knox; Insight Books, 1998
  • Ex-Etiquette For Parents: Good Behavior After A Divorce Or Separation; by Jann Blackstone-Ford and Sharyl Jupe; Chicago Review Press, 2004
  • Good Parenting Through Your Divorce: How to Recognize, Encourage and Respond to Your Child's Feelings and Help Them Get Through Your Divorce; by Mary Ellen Hannibal; Publishers Group West, 2002
  • How to Help Your Children Survive Your Divorce; by Jody Beverridge and Alan Bradley; Foulsham, 2004
  • How to Parent with Your Ex: Working Together for Your Child's Best Interest; by Brette Sember; Sphinx/Sourcebooks, 2005
  • Helping Children Survive Divorce: What to Expect, How to Help; by Archibald Hart; rev. ed.; Word Publishing, 1996
  • How To Help Your Child Overcome Your Divorce; by Elissa Benedek; Newmarket Press, 1998
  • Mom's House, Dad's House: Making Two Homes For Your Child; by Isolina Ricci; Simon & Schuster, 1997
  • Step Wise: A Guide to Family Mergers; by James Dale; Andrews McMeel Publ., 2001
  • The Truth About Children and Divorce: Dealing with the Emotions So You and Your Children Can Thrive; by Robert Emery; Viking, 2004

Other Resources

Kids In The Middle, Inc.
A not-for-profit agency, has provided comprehensive services for children struggling with their parents' divorce, separation, or remarriage.
121 West Monroe
St. Louis, MO 63122
(314) 909-9922

Kid's Turn
A Non-Profit Organization to Help Kids and Parents Through Divorce
1242 Market Street, 4th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94102-4802
(415) 437-0700 or (510) 835-8445

Compiled by Catherine Smith, MLS, medical librarian at the Family Health Library, The Children's Hospital, Denver, CO.
Published by McKesson Provider Technologies.
Last modified: 2006-09-07
Last reviewed: 2006-08-28
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