KCLS Recommends: Children's - Divorce
Annotation:Tim waits with excitement for a train to bring his father, who lives in another town, then spends an entire day with him, doing all of their favorite things, until it is time for Dad to catch the train home. Ages 5 and under.
Annotation:Max uses his treasured notebook to record his confusion about his divorced parents’ dating lives, his insecurities and fears, and his outlandish ideas and grand inventions. For Ages 8-11
Annotation:Determined to play in the Little League World Series, twelve-year-old Josh struggles to concentrate on his game and be the team's leader while also trying to cope with his parents' impending divorce. Ages 9-12
Annotation:When Caillou asks his cousins why their mother does not live with their father, he learns about divorce, what it is like to have two homes, and the feelings his cousins experience. For Ages 4 and under.
Annotation:In his letters to his favorite author, ten-year-old Leigh reveals his problems in coping with his parents' divorce, being the new boy in school, and finding his own place in the world. For Ages 9-12
Annotation:An introduction to the different aspects of divorce such as its causes and effects, living with a single parent, spending holidays in two separate households, and adjusting to a stepparent. For Ages 5 and under
Annotation:A frank discussion of the differences between separation and divorce, the impact it has on children, and practical advice on how to deal with situations that arise. For Ages 5 and under
Annotation:When the third-graders compete in the first annual winter games, Emma feels that she must win in order to prove to her father, who now lives in England with his new wife, that Emma is good at something. For Ages 9-12
Annotation:A child describes how she lives sometimes with her mother and sometimes with her father, but her dog is her constant companion. Ages 5 and Under
Annotation:Julie is doing well on her "Story of My Life" project until she has to write about "The Worst Thing that Ever Happened", which happens to be her parents' divorce. Ages 9-12
Annotation:The inhabitants of Kaline Klattermaster's imaginary treehouse, along with his strange neighbor, Osiris Putnaminski, help him cope with his father's absence, his mother's forgetfulness, and the bullies that torment him in school. Ages 8-11
Annotation:When ten year-old Lexie goes with her father to the beach for a week, she is surprised to find that he has invited his girlfriend and her two sons to join them for the entire week. Ages 8-11
Annotation:Mia is getting used to her new family now that her mom is remarried and she’s gained a new stepbrother. She does worry about who should attend parent-teacher night and her failing grade in Spanish. Ages 8-12
Annotation:In this humorous story about blended families, just as the little bandits are getting used to traveling between the homes of their separated parents, they find that a princess and her royal children are now living at their father's house. Ages 5 and under
Annotation:When Oliver's parents move into separate houses, he spends a lot of time looking out of windows with his pet lion as he adjusts to a new preschool and to living in two places. Ages 5 and under
Annotation:After overcoming a number of obstacles, especially in the subject of geography, Olivia is on her way to Hollywood to appear on Jeopardy! and, she hopes, to reunite with her father who left the family two years ago. Ages 9-12
Annotation:Offers advice to girls dealing with various aspects of divorce, remarriage, and stepfamilies. Ages 9-12
Annotation:In a series of letters to her absent father, twelve-year-old Emily Ebers deals with moving cross-country, her parents' divorce, a new friendship, and her first serious crush. Ages 9-12
Annotation:Addison's parents are divorced and so he lives in one house with his mom and another with his dad, but one thing he knows above all else is that both his parents love him and always will. Ages 5 and under
Annotation:In a series of diary entries, Leigh tells how he comes to terms with his parents' divorce, acquires joint custody of an abandoned dog, and joins the track team at school. Ages 9-12.
Annotation:A little boy learns that he did not cause his parent's divorce because of the mess he made with chocolate pudding. Ages 6-10
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