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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.
Published by RelayHealth.
Last modified: 2010-06-04
Last reviewed: 2010-06-04

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