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Resourceful Books

This list has been prepared for your reference by Four Counties Family Mediation of Peterborough. Take a look through the list of books. For more assistance or to talk to one of our mediators, contact us today.

Books for Adults 


 Tug of War: A Judge’s Verdict on Separation, Custody Battles and the Bitter Realities of Family Court

By Justice Harvey Brownstone

(ECW Press, 2009)


 Between Love and Hate: A Guide to Civilized Divorce

By Lois Gold

(Plenum Press, 1992)


 Your Divorce Advisor: A Lawyer and a Psychologist Guide You Through the Legal and Emotional Landscape

By Diana Mercer and Marsha Kline Pruett

(Simon & Schuster, 2001)


 Smart Divorce: Proven Strategies and Valuable Advice from 100 Top Divorce Lawyers, Financial Advisors, Counselors and Other Experts

By Deborah Moskovitch

(Independent Publishers, 2007)


 Using Divorce Mediation: Save Your Money and Your Sanity

By Katherine Stoner

(NOLO, 2006)


 Divorce Without Court: A Guide to Mediation and Collaborative Practise

By Katherine Stoner

(NOLO, 2006)


 Getting Apart Together: The Couple’s Guide to a Fair Divorce or Separation

By Martin Kranitz

(Impact Publishers, 2000)


 Canadian Family Law, 9th Edition

By Malcolm Kronby

(John Wiley & Sons, 2006)


 Surviving Your Divorce: A Guide to Canadian Family Law

By Michael Cochrance

(John Wiley & Sons, 2006)


 Divorce and Money: How to Make the Best Financial Decisions During Divorce

By Violet Woodhouse

(NOLO, 2000)


Books for Parents


 What About the Kids: Raising Your Children Before, During and After Divorce

By Judith Wallerstein and Sandra Blakeslee

(Hyperion, 2004)


 Parenting After Divorce: A Guide to Resolving Conflicts and Meeting Your Children’s Needs

By Philip Stahl

(Impact Publishers, 2000)


 How to Talk to Your Children About Divorce

By Allison Quattrocchi

(Family Mediation Centre Publishing, 2006)


 Mom’s House, Dad’s House: Making Two Homes for Your Child

By Isolina Ricci

(Fireside, 1997)


 The Truth About Children and Divorce: Dealing With the Emotions so You and Your Child Can Thrive

By Robert Emery

(Penguin Group, 2006)


 Through the Eyes of Children: Healing Stories of Children of Divorce

Janet Johnston (editor)

(The Free Press, 1997)


 Tots Are Not Divorceable: A Workbook for Divorced Parents and Their Children

By Sara Bonkalowski

(ACTA Publications, 1999)


 Making Divorce Easier on Your Child: 50 Effective Ways to Help Children Adjust

By Rex Forehand and Nicholas Long

(McGraw-Hill, 2002)


 Putting Children First: A Guide for Parents Breaking Up

By Christina Bartha and Hanna McDonough

(University of Toronto Press, 1999)


 Parenting Through Crisis: Helping Kids in Times of Loss, Grief and Change

By Barbara Coloroso

(Harper Resource, 2000)


 Helping Your Kids Cope with Divorce the Sandcastles Way

By Gary Neuman

(Random House, 1999)


 The Good Divorce: Keeping Your Family Together When Your Marriage Comes Apart

By Constance Ahrons

(Harper Perennial, 1995)


 How to Avoid the Divorce from Hell and Dance Together at Your Daughter’s Wedding

By Sue Talia

(Nexus, 2004)


Books for Teenagers

 How it Feels When Parents Divorce

By Jill Kremetz

(Knopf, 1988)


 The Divorce Helpbook for Teens

By Cynthia MacGregor

(Impact Publishers, 2004)


 Taking Good Care of Yourself: For Teens Going Through Separation and Divorce

By Risa Garon

(Children of Separation and Divorce Centre, 1994)


 The Divorce Workbook for Teens: Activities to Help You Move Beyond the Break Up

By Lisa Schab

(Instant Help Books, 2008)


 When Divorce Hits Home: Keeping Yourself Together When Your Family Comes Apart

By Beth Joselow

(AuthorHouse, 2000)


Books for Children

For 4 – 6 year olds:


 My Family is Changing: A First Look at Family Breakup

By Pat Thomas

(Barron’s Educational Series, 1999)


 Two Homes

By Claire Masurel

(Candlewick, 2003)


 Dinosaur’s Divorce

By Laurene Krasny Brown and Marc Brown

(Atlantic Monthly Press, 1986)


 Was it the Chocolate Pudding? A Story for Little Kids

By Sandra Levins and Pyron Langdo

(American Psychological Association, 2005)


 Mom and Dad Break Up

By Joan Singleton Prestine

(Fearon Teacher Aids, 1996)


 It’s Not Your Fault

By Koko Bear, Vicki Lansky

(Book Peddlers, 1998)


 Let’s Talk About It: Divorce

By Fred Rogers

(G.P. Putman Sons, 1996)


 When My Parents Forgot How to be Friends

By Jennifer Moore-Mallimos

(Barron’s Educational Series, 2005)


 I Don’t Want to Talk About It

By Jeanie Franz Ransom

(Magination Press, 2000)


 Mama and Daddy Bear’s Divorce

By Cornelia Spelman

(Albert Whitman, 1998)



For 7 – 9 year olds:


 Priscilla Twice

By Judith Caseley

(Greenwillow Books, 1995)


 My Life Turned Upside Down, But I Turned it Rightside Up

By Hennie Share

(Child Works Child Play, 1994)


 When Mom and Dad Separate

By Marge Hiegaard

(Woodland Press, 1991)


 Megan’s Two Houses

By Erica Jong

(Dove Kids, 1996)


 Dear Mr. Henshaw

By Beverly Cleary

(Avon, 1994)


 Divorced But Still My Parents: A Helping Book About Divorce for Children and Parents

By Shirley Thomas and Dorothy Rankin

(Atlasbooks, 1997)


 Mom’s House, Dad’s House for Kids: How to Feel at Home

By Isolina Ricci

(Fireside Books, 2006)


 The Case of the Scary Divorce

By Carl Pickhardt

(Magination Press, 1997)


 The Divorce Helpbook for Kids

By Cynthia MacGregor

(Impact Publishers, 2001)


 The Suitcase Kid

By Jacqueline Wilson

(Corgi, 2001)


 When Mom and Dad Separate

By Marge Eaton Heegaard

(Woodland Press, 1990)



For 10 – 13 year olds:


 My Parents Are Divorced Too: A Book for Kids by Kids

By Melanie, Annie and Steven Ford

(Magination Press Division, 1997)


 Pickles and Peanuts

By Martha Ivery

(Press Tige, 1996)


 It’s Not the End of the World

By Judy Blume

(Bradbury Press, 1972)


 Billie’s World

By Kim Grossman Finkel

(My Journey Books, 2005)


 Will Dad Ever Move Back Home?

By Paula Z. Hogen

(Raintree Steck-Vaughn, 1995)


 The Kids’ Book of Divorce: By, For and About Kids

By Fayerweather School

(Vintage Books, 1982)


 The Divorce Helpbook for Teens

By Cynthia MacGregor

(Impact Publishers, 2004)


 The Bright Side: Surviving Your Parents’ Divorce

By Max Sindell

(HCI, 2007)


 Don’t Fall Apart on Saturdays! The Children’s Divorce-Survival Book

By Adolph Moser and David Melton

(Landmark Editions, 2000)

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