BOOKS ABOUT DIVORCE
Some of these books are old, some are new. Language and ideas change, but the fundamentals of love, security, mutual respect between parents, and protection of children’s innocence and positive relationship with both parents remain the same throughout. Use what you like and disregard the rest. Additions are welcome.
FOR CHILDREN AND PARENTS
At Daddy’s on Saturdays. By Linda Walvoord Giard. Illustrations by Judith Friedman. Albert Whitman and Co, Morton Grove, ILL, 1987.
Divorced But Still My Parents: A Helping-Book about Divorce for Children and Parents. By Shirley Thomas, Ph.D. and Dorothy Rankin. Illustrated by Holliday Thompson. Springboard Publications, Longmont, CO, 2005.
I Don’t Want to Talk About It. By Jeanie Franz Ransom. Illustrated by Kathryn Kunz Finney. Magination Press, Washington, D. C., Pub date unknown.
Koko Bear Divorce Book by Vicki Lansky, Jane Prince and Vicki L. Lansky, The Book Peddlers, 1998
Let’s Talk About It: Divorce. By Fred Rogers. Photographs by Jim Judkis. Penguin Putnam Books for Young Readers, New York, NY 1996. Helping Your Kids Cope with Divorce the Sandcastles Way. By M. Gary Neuman, LMHC. Times Books, Random House, New York, NY 1998
It’s Not Your Fault, Koko Bear: A Read-Together Book for Parents & Young Children During Divorce. By Vicki Lansky. Illustrated by Jane Prince. Bookpeddlers, Minnetonka, MN, 1998
Mom and Dad Break Up. By Joan Singleton Prestine. Illustrated by Virgnia Kylberg. Fearon Teacher Aides, A Division of Frank Schaffer Publications, Torrance, CA, 1996
Standing on My Own Two Feet: A Child’s Affirmation of Love in the Midst of Divorce. Written and Illustrated by Tamara Schmitz. Price, Stern, Sloan, published by the Penguin Group, New York, NY, 2008.
Two Homes. by Claire Masurel. Illustrated by Kady MacDonald Denton. Candlewick Press, Cambridge, MA, 2001. SpringBoard Publications, 2005.
Was It the Chocolate Pudding: A Story for Little Kids About Divorce by Sandra Levins and Bryan Langdo, Magination Press, 2005
What in the World Do You Do When Your Parents Divorce? A Survival Guide for Kids. By Kent Winchester and Robera Beyer. Free Spirit Publishing, Minneapolis, MN 2001.
We’re Having A Tuesday. by DK Simoneau, AC Publishers Group, 2006
Keeping Kids Out of the Middle: Child-Centered Parenting in the Midst of Conflict, Separation, and Divorce. by Benjamin D. Garber, Ph.D. Published by Health Communications, Inc, Deerfield Beach, FL, 2008
Mom’s House, Dad’s House: Making Two Homes for Your Child. By Isolina Ricci, Ph.D. Simon and Schuster, New York, NY, 1997.
The Divorce Book for Parents. By Vicki Lansky.
Divorce Poison: How to Protect Your Family from Bad-mouthing and Brainwashing. by Dr. Richard A. Warshak.Harper, New York, 2010.
BLENDED FAMILIES AND STEPFAMILIES
How To Win as a Step Family. Emily Visher, Ph.D. and John Visher, M.D. Brunner/Mazel Publishing, New York, NY, 1982.
Step-Families: A Guide to Working with Steparents & Step Children. By Emily Visher, Ph.D. and John Visher, M.D. Brunner/Mazel Publishing, New York, NY, 1979.
StepWisdom: Knowledge from the Ages for Successful Stepfamilies. by Eleanor Alden Wheatmark, Tucson, AZ, 2010.
Two Happy Homes: A working guide for parents & stepparents after divorce and remarriage. by Shirley Thomas, Ph.D. Illustrations by Holliday Thompson. Springboard Publications, Longmont, CO 2005. Wonderful Ways to Love a Child. by Judy Ford. Conari Press, Berkley, CA, Pub date unknown.
Caught in the Middle: Protecting the Children of High-Conflict Divorce. By Carla B. Garrity and Mitchell A. Baris. Lexington Books, imprint of McMillan, New York, NY. 1994.
Developmental Psychology for Family Law Professionals: Theory, Application, and the Best Interests of the Child. By Benjamin D. Garber, Ph.D. Springer Publishing, New York, NY, 2010.