DIVORCE and SEPARATION

see also STEP FAMILIES

    
 

Divorce - AMOS, J

Using different formats (letters, stories, guidelines) this book gives sound and thoughtful advice giving lots of different viewpoints and approaches with a positive feel.

Cherrytree

2007

9781842344842

7+

There For You - AUBREY, J

Mum and Dad explain to a young boy why they are separating, offering lots of reassurance to allay worries and fears.

QED

2007

9781845386917

3+

Two of Everything - COLE, B

Irreverent look at divorce with the underlying message that divorce is preferable to living with unhappy parents.  This is not a serious examination of the issue!

Cape

1997

9780224046527

8+

Ugly Mug - DALTON, A

Now that his parents have separated, Ned feels worried about spending weekends at his Dad's new flat.  The arrival of a helpless baby bird into his life helps Ned cope with his new situation.

Hamilton

1994

9780140372632

7+

Talking About Divorce - EDWARDS, N

Using photographs, this book looks at the emotions that children may feel, and the situations in which they may find themselves.

Chrysalis

2005

9781844583157

7+

Worry Warts - GLEITZMAN, M

Keith desperately wants to solve the money and marriage problems faced by his parents.  An adventure holiday for the whole family seems to provide the perfect solution.  However, Keith discovers that problems aren't always easily solved and begins to realise that life can be just as good even if his parents live apart.

Piper

1993

9780330328456

8+

A New Room for William - GRINDLEY, S

A reassuring story about a new home with Mum after the parents' separation and about making a new friend.

Bloomsbury

2000

9780747544890

4+

Rainy Day - HAUGHTON, E

A description of a rainy day spent with Dad, who no longer lives at home.  Dad reassures his son that things will get better as time goes by.

Doubleday

2000

9780385409810

5+

How can I deal with My Parents’ Divorce? - HEWITT, S

A series of case studies about children who are dealing with, or who feel they might be dealing with, a family break-up.

Watts

2007

9780749670894

6+

Grace and family - HOFFMAN, M

Heart warming story about a young girl learning to live with two families, one in Britain and one in Africa, after her parents divorce.  Beautifully illustrated.

Frances Lincoln

1995

9780711208681

7+

Day with Dad - HOLMBERG, B

A small boy spends a day with Dad who comes and leaves by train. They have a day doing things together and are obviously very close despite no longer living together.

Walker

2008

9781406313840

5+

Every Second Friday - LIGHTFOOT, K

A brother and sister spend alternate weekends with their father.  A story about belonging in two places.

Hodder

2008

9780340956120

4+

The visitors who came to stay - McAFEE, A

Picture book for older readers which deals honestly with the emotions felt when a child lives with her Dad, visits Mum occasionally, and has to come to terms with her Dad's girlfriend and her son.  The serious, difficult situation is tempered by the zany visual jokes.

Walker

2000

9780744577068

8+

Two Homes - MASUREL, C

A positive and encouraging look at the advantages, rather than disadvantages, of two homes.  Told from the child’s view point.

Walker

2001

9780744556278

3+

Oliver at the window - SHREEVE, E

When Oliver’s parents separate, they both show him how much they love him.  Initially he feels isolated and alone at his new pre-school, but he gains confidence enough to help another new child.

Front Street

2009

9781590785485

3+

Gingerbread

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