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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
  • 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
  • Standing on My Own Two Feet: A Child's Affirmation of Love in the Midst of Divorce; by Tamara Schmitz; Price, Stern Sloan, 2008
  • Two Homes; by Claire Masurel; illustrated by Kady MacDonald Denton; Candlewick Press, 2001
  • Was It the Chocolate Pudding? A Story for Little Kids About Divorce; by Sandra Levins and Bryan Langdo; American Psychological Assn., 2005
  • Where Am I Sleeping Tonight? By Carol Ekster; Boulden Publ, 2008

Ages 8 to 12

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 Can I Do? A Book For Children Of Divorce; by Danielle Lowry; illustrated by Bonnie Matthews; Magination Press, 2001
  • 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 Publishing, 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
  • Teens and Divorce; Gail Stewart; Lucent Books, 2000
  • The Moonlight Man; by Paula Fox; Dell, 1995

Books for Adults

  • Always Dad: Being a Great Father During and After Divorce; by Paul Mandelstein; NOLO, 2006
  • Child Friendly Divorce: A Divorced Therapist's Guide to Helping Your Children Thrive by Diane Berry; Blue Waters Publishing, 2004
  • The Co-Parenting Survival Guide: Letting Go of Conflict After a Difficult Divorce; by Elizabeth Thayer; New Harbinger Publishing, 2001
  • Divorce Poison: How to Protect Your Family From Bad-Mouthing and Brainwashing; by Richard Warshak; Harper, 2010
  • Divorcing Father's Manual: 8 Steps to Help You and Your Children Survive and Thrive; by Barry Frieman; Men's Studies Press, 2005
  • 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
  • If It’s Friday, I Live on Maple Street; by Evon Fleshberg; Abingdon Press; 2008
  • Parenting After Divorce: Resolving Conflicts and Meeting Your Children’s Needs; by Philip Stahl, 2007
  • Putting Children First: Proven Parenting Strategies for Helping Children Thrive Through Divorce; by JoAnne Pedro-Carroll; Avery, 2010
  • Step Wise: A Guide to Family Mergers; by James Dale; Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2001
  • The Truth About Children and Divorce: Dealing with the Emotions So You and Your Children Can Thrive; by Robert Emery; Viking, 2004
  • Wednesday Evenings And Every Other Weekend: A Guide For The Noncustodial Father; by F. Daniel McClure and Jerry B. Saffer; Van Doren Company, 2001

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

American Association for Marriage & Family Therapy
112 S. Alfred St.
Alexandria, VA 22314

Compiled by Catherine Smith, MLS, medical librarian at the Family Health Library, The Children's Hospital, Denver, CO.
Pediatric Advisor 2012.2 published by RelayHealth.
Last modified: 2012-02-09
Last reviewed: 2010-06-04
This content is reviewed periodically and is subject to change as new health information becomes available. The information is intended to inform and educate and is not a replacement for medical evaluation, advice, diagnosis or treatment by a healthcare professional.
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