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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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No Matter What
Author: Debi Gliori
Illustrator: Debi Gliori
How this book may help: May provide reassurance for an insecure or anxious child that their parents' love for them is unconditional and constant, despite the circumstances. It sensitively reinforces the message that love carries on, even after someone dies.
The key message behind this simple and beautiful book for small children is that the love a parent... read more

Tags: comfort, bereavement, anxiety, death, divorce, emotions, family, father, fears, loss, love, mother, sadness, separation anxiety, serious illness, terminal illness

Average reader rating:

 5 out of 5


Mum and Dad Glue
Author: Kes Gray
Illustrator: Lee Wildish
How this book may help: Acknowledges the emotional challenges children may feel when parents divorce or separate. Reinforces the view that the child is not to blame and will continued to be loved as before, and sometimes it is not possible to 'fix' a problem. Explains that parents can sometimes live happily apart.
"My mum and dad are broken, I don't know what to do. My mum and dad have come undone, I need to... read more

Tags: divorce, father, mother, relationships, separation

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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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Ever So Ever So
Author: Kes Gray
Illustrator: Sarah Nayler
How this book may help: This book may help to explore disgruntled feelings between an older sister and a new baby arriving home. It is hard to accept the adoration and attention mum and dad are giving to new baby sister Susan.
A new baby coming home can be very difficult for the older sister to accept. Especially as mum and... read more

Tags: new baby, mother, jealousy, father, family, brother, anger, sibling

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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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My Daddy's In Jail
Author: Anthony Curcio
Illustrator: Anthony Curcio
How this book may help: When a family member goes to prison, young children can be frightened and confused and perhaps feel they are in some way to blame. This important book, sensitively written by a former prisoner, is packed full of comforting explanations and reassurance for children in this challenging situation. It is also a good starting point for a conversation about what is right and wrong and the consequences of actions. It successfully explores the complex subjects of crime, justice, morality, rehabilitation, forgiveness and prison life in a child-friendly way, challenging common assumptions as it goes.
The story is narrated by Rhymer, a curious cockroach. The book is set in Honeytown, a place where... read more

Tags: father

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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 of Everything
Author: Babette Cole
Illustrator:
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 Amazing Dad
Author: Ross Collins
Illustrator: Ross Collins
How this book may help: May be useful to explain to young children that all fathers are different and each one is good at different things. Introduces the concept of work and careers, and encourages fathers and sons to be proud of one another.
Snip the little crocodile has no idea what his dad does all day. All the other animals tell him... read more

Tags: comfort, father, growing up, love, relationships

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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 Dads
Author: Kelly Bennett
Illustrator: Paul Meisel
How this book may help: This book gives a very positive view of living within a blended family. Both men are very proactive parents and the book shows many positive images of the time they spend with their daughter.
A young girl lovingly describes her two fathers, one who she calls Dad and one who she calls Pa.... read more

Tags: divorce, father, marriage, separation

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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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Every Second Friday
Author: Kiri Lightfoot
Illustrator: Ben Galbraith
How this book may help: This book may reinforce the fact that a parent's love for a child is constant regardless of circumstance. A child with parents living apart may identify with the children in the story.
This book tells the story of a father who lives separately from his children. Every second Friday,... read more

Tags: divorce, family, father, separation

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Dad David, Baba Chris and Me
Author: Ed Merchant
Illustrator: Rachel Fuller
How this book may help: May help and support children who are being parented by gay men. Encourages an appreciation of, and acceptance of, same-sex parents, and shows that families come in all shapes and sizes. Promotes a positive view of gay relationships.
Seven-year-old Ben has a pretty ordinary life in all respects but one: he has three dads. 'Baba... read more

Tags: multicultural, friends, father, emotions, diversity, being different, anxiety, anger, adoption, prejudice

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Why Are You So Sad: A Child's Book About Parental Depression
Author: Beth Andrews
Illustrator: Nicole Wong
How this book may help: This book is written especially for a child who has a parent suffering from depression.
The book explains how depression is a problem with the way you feel, and that mums and dads don't... read more

Tags: mother, mental illness, illness, hospital, father, family, depression, anxiety, sadness

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Dear Daddy
Author: Philippe Dupasquier
Illustrator: Philippe Dupasquier
How this book may help: Reassuring children that they are loved despite the fact that a parent sometimes needs to be absent for extended periods. Acknowledging separation anxieties and sadness children may experience when a parent is away from home.
A young girl writes to her father who is absent on board a ship on which he works. She relates... read more

Tags: absence, father, relationships, separation, separation anxiety

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Tommy's Dad
Author: Emma Randle-Caprez
Illustrator: Nick Sharratt
How this book may help: Informing and comforting children who have a loved one in prison
In this sensitive story, Tommy Puddle returns from school one day to find out that his Dad isn't at... read more

Tags: absence, anxiety, father, loss, separation

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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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My Gran has Parkinson's
Author: Virginia Ironside
Illustrator: Matthew Dodd
How this book may help: This book uses everyday settings and places to explain to young children what Parkinson's is and how it can affect people with the condition. Also available: My Grandad has Parkinsons's, My Mum has Parkinson's and My Dad has Parkinson's.
The gran in the story explains to her grandson what Parkinson's is, how it affects her brain and... read more

Tags: mother, grandparent, father, disability, Parkinson's

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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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At Daddy's on Saturdays
Author: Linda Walvoord Girard
Illustrator: Judith Friedman
Publisher's summary: "Although her parents' divorce causes her to feel anger, concern, and sadness, Katie discovers that..." read more

Tags: divorce, father, marriage, separation

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Michael Rosen's Sad Book
Author: Michael Rosen
Illustrator: Quentin Blake
Publisher's summary: "A heartbreakingly honest account of a father’s grief for his son from the illustrious pairing of..." read more

Tags: mental illness, love, loss, father, family, emotions, depression, comfort, relationships, sadness

Average reader rating:

 5 out of 5

Was it the Chocolate Pudding?: A Story for Little Kids About Divorce
Author: Sandra Levins
Illustrator: Bryan Langdo
Publisher's summary: "Divorce usually changes many things in a young child's life, including family structure, lifestyle,..." read more

Tags: divorce, emotions, family, father, mother, separation

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