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Books for Dealing with Divorce at the Curriculum Center
Call Number: FIC CLE
In a series of diary entries, Leigh tells how he comes to terms with his parents' divorce, acquires joint custody of an abandoned dog, and joins the track team at school.
Dear Dad, Love Laurie by
Call Number: PB FIC PFE
Laurie's letters to her divorced father chronicle her year in the sixth grade and her efforts to enter her school's program for the gifted and talented.
What Hearts by
Call Number: FIC BRO
After his mother divorces his father and remarries, Asa's sharp intellect and capacity for forgiveness help him deal with the instabilities of his new world.
Books for Dealing with Divorce cont.
Family Reunion by
Call Number: FIC COO
At a family reunion, Shelley comes to terms with her parents' divorce, her mother's absence, her new stepmother, and being the "stable" member of her colorful family.
Was It the Chocolate Pudding? by
Call Number: 306.89 LEV
A little boy learns that he did not cause his parent's divorce because of the mess he made with chocolate pudding, and describes his new life living with his dad and seeing his mom on weekends.
"Note to Parents" by Jane Annunziata, Psy. D. included at back of the book: Explaining separation and divorce to children -- Helping your child cope -- On healing and recovery.
Divorce Is the Worst by
Call Number: 306.89 Higginbotham Divorce
With honesty and humor, Anastasia Higginbotham beautifully conveys the challenge of staying whole when your entire world, and the people in it, split apart. The first children's book to tackle divorce from a child-validating point of view, Divorce Is the Worst is an invaluable tool for families, therapeutic professionals, and divorce mediators struggling to address this common and complex experience.
Big on Plans by
Call Number: PB FIC KEL
Lucy Rose records in her diary her special summer plans--to make a keychain for her mother, to help decorate the living room, to prevent her parents' divorce, to vanquish some squirrels, and to enjoy a ninth birthday adventure with her father.