Author Amy Rovere lost her mother to cancer when she was nine. This book was inspired by her loss and by her desire to help children going through a similar experience. [advanced picture book, ages 9 and up]
Todd Parr helps kids to articulate how they might feel when they say goodbye to someone. While this picture book would work in a variety of situations (friend moving away, divorce, parent incarcerated, etc.), it also is a great companion book to Her Pink Hair. [picture book, ages 2 and up]
Mr. C is a cancer cell that is known all over the world. This book introduces children who have a family member fighting cancer and how they cope with the changes that it brings. Use this book to empower children with different ways to help themselves and others. [picture book, ages 5 and up]
A ten-year-old girl muses and struggles to understand what death means when her younger brother dies after a long battle with illness. While she and her family are under the dark cloud of grief, she, nevertheless, has dark humor and keen observational skills to ask the universe simple yet deep questions to make sense of this loss. This is a book that will help kids process grief and loss. [middle grade, ages 8 and up]
Thanks for your great book recommedations. Would it be possible to get those two books from you to review? They are your books? I am trying to keep this list updated so I would love to review and add!
It can be difficult to explain something like Cancer to children and it may not be easy to start a chat with them on such a topic. These books will be great help for explaining to kids the things they may need to know and what they can do to support the person suffering from cancer.
My son, Brandon, and I put together cancer care baskets* filled with personal care items and goodies which we bring to our local cancer center in Miami a few times a year. Marquita was kind and generous enough to donate her books for these baskets and they were so well received by the mom patients who have young kids! I highly recommend her book!
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