Books for adults

Two Homes

Claire Masurel and Kady MacDonald Denton (Walker Books Ltd 2002)


Alex has two homes - a home where Daddy lives and a home where Mummy lives. This portrayal of the life of a child whose parents are divorced is full of warmth, comfort and affection.


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Dinosaurs Divorce: A Guide for Changing Families

Laurene Krasny Brown and Marc Brown (Little, Brown Books 1988)


The dinosaur characters introduce 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.


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Jack and the Black Cat

Helen Victoria Bishop (Atlantis Children's Books 2012)


Jack is really quite sad and alone is his bedroom considering the situation between his mummy and daddy. He like many children in a break up situation feels that it might be his fault. Jack speaks of his worries to his loyal friend, Black Cat who is able in his magical way to talk Jack through his concerns and worries and provide him with some practical advice on how to make life a little easier, all of which make Jack feel more confident and reassured. Jack is a sensitive book to inspire and support children through the difficulty of parent separation and divorce.


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It's Not Your Fault, Koko Bear

Vicki Lansky and Jane Prince (Book Peddlers 1998)


KoKo is a sad bear who learns the divorce is not a bear's fault, that those sad feelings will pass, that a child can love and be loved by both parents even when living in a family apart.


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Families in a Step-Chain

Ann Bryant (Coach House Publications 2005)


All over the country, children go to stay with step-parents, stepbrothers and stepsisters at the weekends. It's just like an endless chain. A step-chain... A series of books for children from award winning author Ann Bryan who has even kindly agreed to sign copies of her book!


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Your Emotions: I Feel Sad

Brian Moses and Mike Gordon (Wayland 1994)


A book that describes what it is like to feel sad, as it is experienced by young children. Readers will identify with Mike Gordon's humorous and inventive depictions of this feeling, and be insprired by the various solutions on offer.


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Living with Mum and Living with Dad: My Two Homes

Melanie Walsh (Walker Books 2012)


Mum and Dad don't live together any more, so sometimes this little girl lives with her mum and her cat, and sometimes she lives with her dad. This simple, warm, lift-the-flap book with bold and colourful illustrations is a reassuring representation of separation for the youngest children.


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