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Website for Children

 A Kid’s Guide to Separation and Divorce

Excellent, interactive site for children from British Columbia. Animated children explain (in voice and writing) different aspects of separation and divorce including: why parents separate, the law, how kids may feel, and coping tools for kids.

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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