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The Great Big Book of Families
Author: Mary Hoffman
Illustrator: Ros Asquith
How this book may help: Highlighting the fact that families come in all shapes and sizes, this book celebrates diversity, explaining how every personal situation is different. It's a good book for debunking the traditional storybook myth that happy families usually consist of mother, father and two children. It highlights how different humans are in other ways too, from the hobbies they choose, through to the way they think and what they choose to cook and eat.
The key theme running through the book is that every family is different, and that's OK. It shows... read more

Tags: single parent, multicultural, mother, grandparent, foster, father, family, diversity, being different, adoption, wheelchair

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A Day With Dad
Author: Bo Holmberg
Illustrator: Eva Eriksson
How this book may help: Shows how the love between a child and an estranged parent can remain strong regardless of how far apart they are. Reinforcing the pride a father and son can have for each other.
Tim's dad lives in another town and doesn't see him very often. When Tim comes to visit his dad for... read more

Tags: father, emotions, divorce, absence, relationships, separation, single parent

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Baby Sitter (First Time)
Author:
Illustrator: Jess Stockham
How this book may help: A good choice of book to set a young child's expectations of what it is like to spend time with a baby sitter. It may calm a child who is anxious about being apart from a parent.
Publisher's summary: "Will I like my babysitter? Will we have fun? How long will they stay? Reading this book with your..." read more

Tags: babysitter, diversity, father, single parent, teeth

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Space Alien at Planet Dad
Author: Lucinda Gifford
Illustrator: Lucinda Gifford
How this book may help: Perfect for a child who is struggling to cope with adjusting to a new blended family environment. An entertaining and comforting book which has accurately captured the emotions of a child adapting to his father's new partner.
Jake has a blast every Saturday at 'Planet Dad'. His father's undivided attention means there's... read more

Tags: divorce, father, jealousy, marriage, separation, single parent

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Two Homes
Author: Claire Masurel
Illustrator: Kady MacDonald Denton
How this book may help: Highlighting that parents can live apart successfully and reassuring children that this situation does not mean that they are loved any less.
Alex has two homes – one where his Daddy lives and one where his Mummy lives. The homes are very... read more

Tags: divorce, family, separation, single parent

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Two of Everything
Author: Babette Cole
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How this book may help: Providing a starting point to encourage children to talk about divorce and separation. Reassuring them that they are not alone in their experiences, and parents can live happily apart.
Demetrius and Paula's parents can never agree about anything. The longer they live together, the... read more

Tags: separation, moving house, mother, marriage, father, family, divorce, single parent

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My Daddy's Going Away
Author: Christopher MacGregor
Illustrator: Jerry Pyke
How this book may help: A comforting and reassuring little book for children with temporarily absent fathers.
This book has been written in rhyme from a child's perspective. The illustrations depict a family... read more

Tags: separation anxiety, separation, father, family, absence, single parent

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Worried Arthur
Author: Joan Stimson
Illustrator: Jan Lewis
How this book may help: May be reassuring to children who suffer from anxiety and help them to realise that others have similar experiences.
Arthur the penguin is a worrier. He worries about not gowing tall enough, he worries about his hair... read more

Tags: anxiety, emotions, father, single parent

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Doing the Garden
Author: Sarah Garland
Illustrator: Sarah Garland
How this book may help: May encourage children to help at home and get involved with gardening by showing how much fun it can be.
This picture book provides a realistic view of a mother gardening with her children in an urban... read more

Tags: co-operation, environment, helping, mother, single parent

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Molly and Her Dad
Author: Jan Ormerod
Illustrator: Carol Thompson
How this book may help: A touching portrayal of the bonding process between a distant father and his daughter. Although their interaction is awkward at first, love shines through and their similarities become obvious to the reader. As the book progresses, Molly adopts her father's funny expressions and behaviour.
Molly's dad lives a 'whole plane ride away' and she hasn't seen him since she was a baby. In lieu... read more

Tags: separation, father, divorce, absence, single parent

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My Mum Goes to Work
Author: Kes Gray
Illustrator: David Milgram
How this book may help: May help to reassure a child that all is well when a parent goes to work.
The little boy in the story explains that his mum goes out to work, but he knows she still loves... read more

Tags: absence, mother, separation anxiety, single parent

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Picnic in the Park
Author: Joe Griffiths
Illustrator: Tony Pilgrim
How this book may help: Demonstrates to children that there are lots of different kinds of families and that it's fine to belong to any of them, because being loved is the important factor.
Jason's birthday picnic introduces a range of guests showing lots of different family structures,... read more

Tags: family, single parent

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Living with Mum and Living with Dad: My Two Homes
Author: Melanie Walsh
Illustrator: Melanie Walsh
How this book may help: A simple and comforting book about separation for very young children
The little girl in the story explains that her mum and dad don't live together any more, so... read more

Tags: absence, divorce, family, father, mother, moving house, separation, single parent

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Two Nests
Author: Laurence Anholt
Illustrator: Jim Coplestone
How this book may help: How this book may help: For very young children experiencing the separation or divorce of their parents can be an extremely confusing and troubling time. This book provides an easily understood and reassuring picture of how family life can continue happily even if parents are living apart.
After a whirlwind romance two birds, Betty and Paul, find themselves raising a new chick in a small... read more

Tags: divorce, family, father, mother, moving house, separation, single parent

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It's Not Your Fault, Koko Bear: A Read-Together Book for Parents and Young Children During Divorce
Author: Vicki Lansky
Illustrator: Jane Prince
Publisher's summary: "Children will identify with this unisex bear's angry and sad feelings and what it means to live in..." read more

Tags: divorce, relationships, separation, single parent

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