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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
http://www.kidsinthemiddle.org/

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
e-mail: kidsturn@earthlink.net
http://www.kidsturn.org

American Association for Marriage & Family Therapy
112 S. Alfred St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
703-838-9808
http://www.aamft.org


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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