Parenting Books and Media I Recommend



Books About Divorce


Young Children

  • Two Homes –  Claire Masurel
    Very Good: Simple picture book that describes what it is like to live in two homes after a divorce.
  • The Great Big Book of Families – Mary Hoffman
    Good:  Not specifically about divorce but includes families that have one mom or dad and step-parents.

School Age Children

  • Divorce is the worst – Aastasia Higginbotham
    Very Good: Creative book each page looks like a collage. It is straightforward and caring in language appropriate for children.  She offers suggestions at the end for how to cope.
  • Dinosaurs Divorce:  a guide for changing families by Laurene and Marc Brown
    Excellent: This is a comprehensive book about divorce written by the author of the Arthur book series.  It defines many terms used during a divorce and is very clear about what divorce can look like to a child.
  • Why do Families change: Our first talk about separation and divorce – Dr. Jillian Roberts
    OK: A picture book with sophisticated language and definitions of common terms related to divorce.  It could be helpful for parents to have definitions to use when discussing divorce.
  • Let’s talk about Divorce: Fred Rogers (Mr. Rogers Neighborhood)
    Very Good:  Although this book only refers to traditional families, it discusses feeling children may be experiencing.
  • Charlie Anderson: Barbara Abercrombie
    Excellent:  this is a story about a cat, but is really a story about having two homes.

Middle/High School Students

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