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Books for Children on Divorce and Separation

Suggested Reading for Children


Harrington, Claudia. My Two Homes (My Family), 2015.

Helmering, Doris. I Have Two Families. Nashville: Abingdon, 1981.

Karst, Patrice. The Invisible String. Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2018.

Lansky, Vicki. It’s Not Your Fault, Koko Bear:  A Read-Together Book for Parent and Young Children During Divorce.Minnestonka, MN: Book Peddlers, 1998.

Levins, Sandra and Langdo, Bryan. Was it the Chocolate Pudding? A Story for Little Kids About Divorce. Magination Press, 2005.

Masurel, Claire. Two Homes. Massachusetts:  Candlewick Press, 2003

Munech, Robert and Martchenko, Michael. The Enormous Suitcase. Scholastic Canada, 2019.

Rowland, Joanna and Weber, Penny. Always Mom, Forever Dad. Tilbury House, 2023.

Schmitz, Tamara. Standing on My Own Two Feet. New York: Penquin Group, 2008.

Thomas, Pat. My Family’s Changing. MacDonald Young Books, 1999. 

Seljevold, Lisa and Herbel, Cam. My Two Dads. 2021.

Simpo, Ashley. A Kids Book About Divorce., 2020.

Walsh, Melanie. Living with Mom and Living with Dad. Candlewick, 2012.

Young Readers  

Danziger, Paula. Amber Brown is Green with Envy. Puffin Books, 2014.

Gray, Kes. Mum and Dad Glue.  Hadder Childrens, 2010.

Herman, Steve. Two Homes Filled with Love:  A Story about Divorce and Separation. Digital Golden Solutions, 2020.

Moore-Mallinos, Jennifer. When My Parents Forgot to Be Friends, 2005.

Rickert, Kelly Chang. Two Adventures with Mom and Dad: Explaining Divorce to Young Children. 2020.

Schab, Lisa. The Divorce Workbook for Children:  Help for Kids to Overcome Difficult Family Changes and Grow-up Happy. Instant Help Books, CA:  New Harbinger Publications, Inc, 2008.

Snyder, Laurel. Bigger Than a Bread Box. Yearling, 2012.

Torres, Melisa. Mom and Dad Love Me the Same:  An Introduction to Divorce from A Child’s Perspective, 2017.

Older Readers

Bode, Janet and Mack, Stan. For Better, For Worse:  A Guide to Surviving Divorce for Preteens and their Families. New York:  Simon & Schuster, 2001.

Krementz, Jill and Knopf, Alfred. How it Feels When Parents Divorce. New York:  2006.

MacGregor, Cynthia. The Divorce Handbook for Teens. Impact Publishers, 2004.

Ricci, Isolina. Mom’s House, Dad’s House for Kids:  Feeling at Home in One or Two. New York:  Fireside, 2006.  

Vermilye, Alan. The Great Divorce Study Guide for Teens:  A Bible Study for Teenagers and C.S. Lewis Book The Great Divorce (CS Lewis Study Series). Brown Chair Books, 2018.

Wells, Joe. Surviving:  Helping Teens Find Peace on the Roller Coaster Ride of Divorce. Kaio Publications, Inc, 2018.

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