Written by attorney Susan M. Hais

Recommended Reading List for Children Of Divorce - Preschool to Elementary Age

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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