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Articles & Resources

When a Parent Has Cancer

Our Mom has Cancer
Ida B and Her Plans to Maximize Fun, Avoid Disaster, and (possibly) Save the World
Sammy’s Mommy Has Cancer
When Mommy is Sick
When I Miss You
Once Upon a Hopeful Night
When Mommy Had a Mastectomy

When a Child Has Cancer

The Fault in Our Stars
Taking Cancer to School
Chemo, Craziness and Comfort: My Book about Childhood Cancer
Kathy's Hats: A Story of Hope
Straight From the Siblings: Another Look at the Rainbow
Why, Charlie Brown, Why? A Story About What Happens When a Friend is Very Ill
What About Me? When Brothers and Sisters Get Sick

Emotional Awareness

Living with cancer is easier when children and adults can talk about their feelings. These books can help children express their fears, frustrations and joys.

Double-Dip Feelings: Stories to Help Children Understand Emotions
The Way I Feel
You’ve Got Dragons
Today I Feel Silly & Other Moods That Make My Day
The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything

Children’s Books on Death and Bereavement

When Dinosaurs Die: A Guide to Understanding Death
Everett Anderson’s Goodbye
The Next Place
Molly’s Mom Died: A Child’s Book of Hope Through Grief
Since My Brother Died (Desde Que Murio Mi Hermano)
Grandpa Loved
Michael Rosen’s Sad Book
Tear Soup
Badger’s Parting Gifts
Grandad’s Prayers of the Earth
Grandad Bill’s Song