Picture Books: Dealing with Divorce



Picture Books

Coffelt, Nancy. Fred Stays With Me! J PIC COF
A girl sometimes lives at her mother's house and sometimes lives at her father's house, but her dog goes where she goes.

Stanton, Karen. Monday, Wednesday, and Every Other Weekend J PIC STA
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.


Parents' Corner


Cochran, Bill. My Parents Are Divorced, My Elbows Have Nicknames, and Other Facts About Me J PARENTS' CORNER PIC COC
While describing his not-so-weird life with his divorced parents, a young boy also describes some other things about himself that could be considered weird.

De Smet, Marian. I Have Two Homes J PARENTS' CORNER PIC DE S
In this ultimately hopeful book, Nina misses her old, happy family life and is sad and confused about the changes that come with divorce, but she also finds positive aspects to her new life.

Higgins, Melissa. Weekends With Dad: What to Expect When Your Parents Divorce J PARENTS' CORNER PIC HIG
A young fox faces many different and confusing feelings after his parents' divorce but finds comfort from his parents, his teacher, and friends in similar situations. In time, he begins to adjust.

Levins, Sandra. Was It the Chocolate Pudding? J PARENTS' CORNER PIC LEV
A little boy describes how he feels about all the changes in his life after his parents' divorce and how he feels responsible until he finally talks to his mother about it.

Schmitz, Tamara. Standing on My Own Two Feet: A Child's Affirmation of Love in the Midst of Divorce J PARENT'S CORNER PIC SCH
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.

Walsh, Melanie. Living With Mom and Living With Dad J PARENTS' CORNER PIC WAL
In this lift-the-flap book, a little girl describes what her life is like now that her parents no longer live together.


Non-Fiction


Brown, Laurene Krasny. Dinosaur's Divorce J 306.89 BRO
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.

Hewitt, Sally. My Parents' Divorce J 306.89 HEW
This practical guide includes personal stories and helpful advice for kids coping with their parent's divorce.

Murphy, Patricia J. Divorce and Separation J 306.89 MUR
This is a good introduction to divorce for younger children, explaining terms like separation and divorce, exploring different feelings children may face, and offering hope for adjusting to changes.

Rogers, Fred. Divorce J 306.89 ROG and J PARENTS' CORNER 306.89 ROG
Mr. Rogers is gentle and reassuring as he explains divorce to children.