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Books

Here you will find a list of books that can help you talk to your child about tough issues including :Dying, Anger, Diversity and Divorce. Look back often as I will contiune to find more books that you can read with your children if you are facing an issue that you need a little help explaining!


 Nana Upstairs and Nana Downstairs     Author: Tomie dePaola
This book is for children 3-7 years of age. It helps introduce children to dying. This book was originally published in 1973. The child in the book suffers a loss of a grandparent and his mother helps him by telling him that his nana will always be with him and that it is okay to think of her and talk about her.

How to Take the Grrrr Out of Anger     Author: Elizabeth Verdick Author: Marjorie Lisovskis
This book helps children deal with anger. It teaches them what to do with it and how to express it. How to deal with situations that make you upset and what help you recognize the emotions that you may feel.

The Colors of Us                      Author: Karen Katz
This book helps parents talk to their children about diversity. People looking different but still being people, still being important and still being special. “Their skin colors are compared to honey, peanut butter, pizza crust, ginger, peaches, chocolate, and more, conjuring up delicious and beautiful comparisons for every tint”.-from a review on amazon.com
It's Not Your Fault, Koko Bear                     Author: Vicki Lansky 
This book is about a bear that has parents that are getting a divorce. The bear’s parents listen to her concerns and reassure her that it is not her fault that they are getting a divorce. They also give her the opportunity to express her feelings.
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