Talking to your children about divorce is often hard. Kids wonder what it will be like when mommy and daddy don’t live together anymore; whether the divorce is their fault; whether their parents still love them. Parents often wonder how complicated concepts like divorce can be explained to young children. Children’s books about divorce can help them work through the issues they face. Reading books can give children a way to express their emotions and discuss issues that they may not otherwise comfortable talking about. Parents also may benefit from these books by learning common things that children of divorce experience. Below are some recommended books for younger children: preschool age until lower elementary school age. Later posts will discuss appropriate books for upper elementary school children, teens and adolescents, and books written for parents.
Where am I Sleeping Tonight? (A Story of Divorce) by Carol Gordon Ekster
Mom and Dad Don’t Live Together Anymore by Kathy Stinson
They Both Love You: Two Separate Houses, One Common Love by Kate D. Moore
Mama and Daddy Bear’s Divorce by Cornelia Maude Spelman
When Mom and Dad Divorce:: An Elf-Help Book for Kids by Emily Menendez-Aponte
Was It the Chocolate Pudding?: A Story For Little Kids About Divorce by Sandra Levins and Bryan Langdo
Dinosaurs Divorce by Marc Brown and Laurie Krasny Brown
My Family’s Changing by Pat Thomas
When I Miss You by Cornelia Maude Spelman
Two Homes by Claire Masurel
I Don’t Want to Talk About It by Jeanie Franz Ransom
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