10--Divorce:  Young Children’s Books

--- See the section:  “Divorce:  to & for Teens” were some works can apply here.

Aiello, Barbara, & Jeffrey Shulman.  On with the show!:  featuring Brenda Dubrowski.  Illustrated by Loel Barr.  Frederick, MD:  Twenty-first Century Books, 1989.  56p.  A fifth grader having trouble coming to grips with her parents' divorce directs a class show of music from "The Good Old Days."

Anderson, Penny S.  A pretty good team.  Illustrated by Richard Wahl.  Elgin, IL:  Child's World;  Chicago:  distributed by Children's Press, 1979.  32p.  When Jeff's parents decide to divorce, Jeff and his mother plan to live together in an apartment.

Ballard, Robin.  Gracie.  New York, NY:  Greenwillow Books, 1993.  Gracie describes life in her two separate homes, one with her mother and one with her father.

Balter, Lawrence.  The wedding:  adjusting to a parent's remarriage.  Illustrated by Roz Schanzer.  New York;  Barron's, 1989.  36p.  A child experiences a bewildering set of life changes upon the remarriage of one parent after a divorce.  Includes helpful tips for parents and teachers.

Baum, Louis.  One more time.  Illustrated by Paddy Bouma.  New York, NY:  Morrow, 1986.  25p.  Simon and his father spend a pleasant afternoon in the park before Simon goes home to his mother.

Berger, Terry.  A friend can help.  Milwaukee, WI:  Advanced Learning Concepts, distributed by Childrens Press, Chicago, 1974.  32p.  A young child whose parents do not live together acquires strength and self-esteem from her relationship with a friend.

Berger, Terry.  How does it feel when your parents get divorced?  New York, NY:  J. Messner, 1977.  62p.

Bienenfeld, Florence.  My mom and dad are getting a divorce.  Illustrator Art Scott.  Saint Paul, MN:  EMC Corp., 1980.  38p.  Examines a young girl's feelings about her parents' divorce and how she and her parents cope with these emotions.  Includes a counseling guide for parents, teachers, and counselors.

Blue, Rose.  A month of Sundays.  Illustrated by Ted Lewin.  New York, NY:  F.  Watts, 1972.  59p.  A ten-year old struggles to accept his parents' divorce and his new life in New York City.

Boegehold, Betty Virginia Doyle.  Daddy doesn't live here anymore:  a book about divorce.  Illustrated by Deborah Borgo;  prepared with the cooperation of Bernice Berk.  New York, NY:  Golden Book;  Racine, WI:  Western Pub. Co., 1985.  25p.  When her parents decide to get a divorce, Casey is very unhappy, wonders if it is her fault, and tries a plan to get them back together.

Boelts, Meribeth.  With my mom, with my dad.  Illustrations by Mary Rumford.  Boise, ID:  Pacific Press, 1992.  32p.  Afro-American fiction on parent/child relationship in dirvorce.

Bradley, Buff.  Where do I belong?:  a kids' guide to stepfamilies.  Illustrations by Maryann Cocca.  Reading, MA:  Addison-Wesley, 1982.  113p.

Brennan, Gale Patrick.  I know they love me anyway.  Illustrated by Meri Howlett Berghauer.  Milwaukee, WI:  De Paul Rehabilitation Hospital, 1986.  39p.

Briggs-Bunting, Jane.  Laddie of the light.  Illustrations by Jon Buechel.  Oxford, MI:  Black River Trading Co., 1997.  41p.  Children’s book.

Brown, Laurene Krasny, & Marc Tolon Brown.  Dinosaurs divorce:  a guide for changing families.  Boston:  Joy Street Books, 1986.  31p.  Text and illustrations of 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.

Bunting, Eve.  A part of the dream.  Illustrated by Lucyna A. M. Green.  Mankato, MN:  Child's World, 1992.  63p.  After her parents' divorce, Lisa and her mother spend a week of vacation in Mexico.  Illustrated by Robert Gadbois.  Mankato, MN:  Creative Education;  Chicago:  Childrens Press, 1978.  32p.

Bunting, Eve.  Some frog!.  Illustrated by Scott Medlock.  San Diego, CA:  Harcourt Brace, 1998.

Bunting, Eve.  The days of summer.  Illustrated by William Low.  San Diego:  Harcourt, 2001.  As summer ends and they get ready to go back to school, two young girls try to deal with the news that the grandparents they love are getting a divorce.

Cain, Barbara S., & Elissa P. Benedek.  What would you do?:  A child's book about divorce.  Illustrated by James Cummins.  Indianapolis:  Youth Publications, Saturday Evening Post Co., 1976.  48p. 

Caines, Jeannette Franklin.  Daddy.  Pictures by Ronald Himler.  New York, NY:  Harper & Row, 1977.  32p.  A child of separated parents describes the special activities she shares with her father on Saturdays.

Chandler, Linda S.  David asks, "Why?"  Illustrated by Paul R. Behrens.  Nashville, TN:  Broadman Press, 1981.  32p.  David's mother and father help him to understand that their feelings for him and his for them will not be changed by their divorce.

Crary, Elizabeth.  Mommy, don't go.  Illustrated by Marina Megale.  Seattle, WA:  Parenting Press, 1986 & 1996.  30p.  Illustrates the use of problem-solving skills, critical thinking, and conflict resolution through an example of mother-child separation.

Devore, Cynthia DiLaura.  Breakfast for dinner:  facing divorce.  Illustrated by Taylor Bruce.  Edina, MN:  Abdo  Daughters;  Minneapolis, MN:  Distributed by Rockbottom Press, 1993.  30p.  Meg's world is turned upside-down when her parents separate but she comes to realize that they are divorcing each other, not her.

Dix, Dorothyi.  Illustrated by James A. Swinnerton.  Fables of the elite.  New York, NY:  R.F. Fenno & Company, 1902.  261p.  Animals dealing with social problems, including:  The bearess whose indifference charmed, The donkey who learned to kick, The hen who understood the game, The bearess who wanted a career, The elephantess who tried to be cute, The bear who was happy though married, The lion who knew it all, The donkey who admired his own perspicacity, The bears who solved the divorce problem, The bear who found nothing in economy.  The sketches originally appeared in the columns of The New York Journal.

Dragonwagon, Crescent.  Always, always.  Illustrated by Arieh Zeldich.  New York, NY:  Macmillan, 1984.  32p.  A little girl discovers that although her parents are divorced, it in no way changes their love for her.

Dragonwagon, Crescent.  Diana, maybe.  Illustrations by Deborah Kogan Ray.  New York, NY:  Macmillan, 1987.  32p.  Rosie speculates about what her life would be like if she ever met her half-sister Diana.

Fattah, Michel.  Lacey:  my life as a toy poodle / as told to Michel Fattah.  Illustrated by Linda Voight.  1st ed. Santa Monica, CA:  Roundtable Pub., 1990.  40p.  Lacey, a dog with special feelings just like the people in her family, experiences guilt and worry when her human "parents" separate.

Feagin, Clairece Booher.  Why is Daddy leaving?  Chicago:  Contemporary Books, 1991.  27p.  A brother and sister try to come to terms with their parents' separation.

Ford, Melanie, & Steven Ford.  My parents are divorced, too:  a book for kids by kids.  Washinton, DC:  Magination Press, 1997.  54p.  Three stepsiblings in a blended family discuss their experiences and those of friends with divorce and remarriage.

Forrai, Maria S., & Margaret Sanford Pursell.  A look at divorce.  Minneapolis, MN:  Lerner Publications Co., 1976.  36p.  Text and photographs describe problems faced by the parents and children when a divorce occurs.

Gaeddert, LouAnn Bigge.  Just like sisters.  Illustrated by Gail Owens.  New York, NY:  Dutton, 1981.  90p.  Carrie hopes she and her cousin will become just like sisters during Kate's stay which is brought about by her parents' separation.

Girard, Linda Walvoord.  At daddy's on Saturdays.  Illustrations by Judith Friedman.  Niles, IL:  A.  Whitman, 1987.  32p.  Although her parents' divorce causes her to feel anger, concern, and sadness, Katie discovers that she can keep a loving relationship with her father even though he lives apart from her.

Glass, Stuart M.  A divorce dictionary:  a book for you and your children.  Boston:  Little, Brown, 1980.  71p.

Goff, Beth.  Where is daddy? The story of a divorce.  Illustrated by Susan Perl.  Boston, Beacon Press, 1969.  25p.  Describes the fears of a little girl when her parents are divorced and how her mother and grandmother come to realize that she needs extra assurance.

Goldentyer, Debra.  Divorce.  Austin, TX:  Raintree-Steck Vaughn, 1998.  48p.  Describes divorce and explains how to deal with the breaking up of your parents' marriage.

Grizzard, Lewis.  Lewis Grizzard's advice to the newly wed.  Illustrated by Mike Lester.  Atlanta, GA:  Longstreet Press, 1989.  76p.

Hare, Sharon Crews.  Now I have TWO homes.  Illustrated by Beth M. Oleska and Laura T.  Oleska.  Littlestown, PA:  Joy Books, 1995.

Hazen, Barbara Shook.  Two homes to live in:  a child's-eye view of divorce.  Illustrated by Peggy Luks.  New York, NY:  Human Sciences Press, 1978.  40p.  A little girl explains how she came to terms with her parents' divorce.

Helmering, Doris Wild.  I have two families.  Illustrated by Heidi Palmer.  Nashville:  Abingdon, 1981.  48p.  Patty describes her feelings about her parents' divorce and the living arrangements they decided upon.

Hickman, Martha Whitmore.  Robert lives with his grandparents.  Illustrated by Tim Hinton.  Morton Grove, IL:  A.  Whitman, 1995.

Hoffman, Elizabeth Hanson.  Kids can cope with divorce!:  a self-study manual for students in grades 4-8.  Illustrated by John Wolf.  Warminster, PA:  MAR*CO Products, 1995.  31p.

Hogan, Paula Z.  Will dad ever move back home?  Illustrated by Dora Leder;  introduction by Martha F.  Muir.  Milwaukee:  Raintree Childrens Books, 1980.  31p.  When a child is bitterly unhappy that her divorced parents no longer live together, she and her family discover the importance of her directly expressing her feelings.

Jackson, Dave.  Unfair, but not too unfair.  Illustrated by Susan Lexa.  Elgin, IL:  Chariot Books, 1986.  32p.  Stories with accompanying Scripture quotations and discussion questions examine unfair situations such as a classmate's selfishness and a painful divorce and discuss ways of putting them in perspective.

Jayanti, Amber.  Silas and the mad-sad people.  Illustrated by Ellen Beier.  Stanford, CA:  New Seed Press, 1981.  31p.  When his parents separate amidst sadness and anger, Silas painfully comes to terms with his insecurities.

Johnson, Eric W.  People, love, sex, and families:  answers to questions that preteens ask.  Illustrations by David Wool.  New York, NY:  Walker, 1985.  122p.  Answers 200 questions posed by preteens about love, sex, reproduction, contraception, divorce, rape, child abuse, and other topics.

Johnson, Patricia Polin, & Donna Reilly Williams.  Our family is divorcing:  a read-aloud book for families experiencing divorce.  Illustrated by Bud Vogt.  San Jose, CA:  Resource Publications, 1996.  74p.  Mandy and her two brothers are distressed when their parents decide that they cannot live together anymore and announce that they are getting a divorce.

Jones, Rebecca C.  Madeline and the great (old) escape artist.  New York, NY:  Dutton, 1983.  88p.  An unlikely friendship between an old lady and a sixth-grade girl with a recently diagnosed seizure disorder helps them both to face "the dragons" of their lives.

Jong, Erica.  Megan's two houses:  a story of adjustment.  Illustrated by Freya Tanz.  West Hollywood, CA:  Dove Kids;  Distributed by Penguin USA, 1996.  A six-year-old girl describes her life since her parents' divorce and how she plans to try to get them back together again.

Julik, Edie.  Sailing through the storm.  A child's journey through divorce.  Burnsville, MN:  KIDSAIL, 1994.

Kent, Lisa.  Love is always there.  Illustrated by Mikki Machlin.  New York, NY:  Paulist Press, 1993.

Koch, Jerome R.  Sycamore stories:  parents and children look at problems together:  stories.  Philadelphia:  Fortress Press, 1986.  64p.  Including “Accidents sometimes happen” & “Trying to understand about divorce.”

Kroll, Steven.  Annie's four grannies.  Illustrated by Eileen Christelow.  New York, NY:  Holiday House, 1986.  32p.  While divorce and remarriage have given Annie four grandmothers, entertaining them all at once presents some problems;  but, love of their little granddaughter draws them together in the end.

Lansky, Vicki.  It's not your fault, KoKo Bear:  a read-together book for parents & young children during divorce.  Illustrated by Jane Prince.  Minnetonka, MN:  Book Peddlers, 1998.  KoKo Bear learns what divorce means, how to deal with changes, how to recognize and talk about her feelings, and that the divorce is not her fault.  Each page includes tips for parents.

Ling, Bettina.  Jose Canseco.  Austin, TX:  Raintree Steck-Vaughn, 1995.  48p.  A biography of Jose Canseco, the major league baseball player who made a comeback despite serious injury, being traded by the Oakland Athletics, divorce, and depression.  Juvenile literature.

Lisker, Sonia O., & Leigh Dean.  Two special cards.  New York, NY:  Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1976.  48p.  Two children try to grow accustomed to their parents' divorce.

Lynn, David, & Kathy Lynn.  More zingers:  25 real-life character builders.  Grand Rapids, MI:  Zondervan Pub. House, 1990.  64p.  Presents true-to-life problem situations in such areas as peer pressure, school, friendships, divorce, parties, and dealing with physical handicaps, and asks readers to decide how they should be handled.

Lynn, David, & Kathy Lynn.  Zingers for 1st-3rd graders:  12 real-life character builders.  Grand Rapids, MI:  Zondervan Pub. House, 1993.  64p.  Presents true-to-life problem situations, in such areas as peer pressure, inappropriate language, materialism, movie viewing, divorce, death, and war.

Magid, Ken, & Walt Schreibman.  Divorce is:  a kid's coloring book.  Illustrated by Erfert Nielson.  Gretna, La.:  Pelican Pub. Co., 1980.  52p.  A coloring book targeting 25 top problems of children of divorcing parents.  Introductory material as included to instruct parents or counselors in using the book as therapy with children.

Marcus, Irene Wineman, & Paul Marcus.  Into the great forest:  a story for children away from parents for the first time.  Illustrated by Susan Jeschke.  Milwaukee:  G. Stevens, 1993.  32p.  Reluctant to leave home for his first day of school, a young boy has a reassuring dream in which he leaves his royal parents for an adventure in the forest and returns safely to the castle.

Marler, Dannell C.  Pee Yew Bartholomew:  a story about divorce.  Illustrated by Kurt Deppenschmidt.  Warminster, PA:  Mar*co Products, 1997.  16p.

Matthews, Beth, Andrew Adams & Karen Dockrey.  I only see my dad on weekends:  kids tell their stories about divorce and blended families.  Elgin, IL:  Chariot Books, 1994.  42p.

Maynard, Christopher.  Why are all families different?:  questions children ask about families.  New York, NY:  DK Pub., 1997.  Answers questions about various aspects of family life, including divorce, aging, and death.

McAfee, Annalena, & Anthony Browne.  The visitors who came to stay.  New York, NY:  Viking Kestrel, 1985, 1984.  32p.  When Mary and her son come to stay with Katy and her divorced father, Katy has a hard time learning to share her father's love.

McCusker, Paul.  Strange journey back.  Illustrated by Karen Loccisano.  Colorado Springs, CO:  Focus on the Family Pub.;  Dallas, TX:  Distributed in the U.S.A. and Canada by Word Books, 1992.  107p.

McGinnis, Lila Sprague.  If Daddy only knew me.  Illustrations by Diane Paterson.  Morton Grove, IL:  A. Whitman, 1995.  Curious about the father who left them years ago, five-year-old Kate and her older sister Glory make an expedition across town to view him at his new home where he has a new family.

Mills, Kathi.  No easy answers.  Illustrated by Guy McIntosh.  Cincinnati, Ohio:  Standard Pub., 1989.  63p.  Seven short stories explore such themes as peer pressure, death, jealousy, responsibility, parents' divorce, fear, and cheating and the help that faith and prayer can give.

Miner, Jane Claypool.  Split decision:  facing divorce.  Edited by Howard Schroeder;  illustrated by Vista III Design.  Mankato, MN:  Crestwood House, 1982.  63p.  When Ann's mismated parents finally decide to get a divorce, she must choose to live either with her serious, orderly father or with her fun-loving mother.

Moore, Lorrie.  Self-help:  stories.  New York, NY:  Knopf, 1985.  163p.  Including “The kid's guide to divorce.”

Newfield, Marcia.  A book for Jodan.  Illustrated by Diane de Groat.  New York, NY:  Atheneum Publishers, 1975.  48.  When Jodan learns that her parents are separating she wonders what can be done to keep them together and if she is to blame for their decision.

Nickman, Steven L.  When mom and dad divorce.  Illustrated by Diane de Groat.  New York, NY:  Messner, 1986.  78p.  Focuses on the thoughts, feelings, and emotional problems of children whose parents are divorcing, accompanied by brief stories of young people in such situations.

Noble, June.  Two homes for Lynn.  Illustrated by Yuri Salzman.  New York, NY:  Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1979.  32p.  Lynn's make-believe friend helps her adjust to her two homes after her parents' divorce.

Nordtvedt, Matilda.  Daddy isn't coming home.  Grand Rapids, MI:  Zordervan Pub. House, 1981.  96p.  Ten-year-old Fay learns to cope with her parents' divorce after she invites Jesus into her life.

Okimoto, Jean Davies.  My mother is not married to my father.  New York, NY:  Putnam, 1979.  109p.  Eleven-year-old Cynthia and her six-year-old sister try to adjust to their parents' separation and divorce.

Osman, Trudy.  Where has daddy gone?  Pictures by Joanna Carey;  introduction by Emmet Dozier.  Nashville, TN:  Ideals Children's Books, 1989.  32p.  A boy experiences the anger and sorrow involved in seeing his parents get divorced, but he comes to realize that they both still love him.

Pae, Hyon-na.  Uri nun irok`e saenggak haeyo:  aidul i pon pubu ssaum kwa ihon.  Korean Soul, Korea:  Taehak Munhwasa, 1982.  175p.  Children’s book for children on divorce in Korean.

Penn, Audrey.  The Kissing Hand.  Illustrations by Ruth E. Harper & Nancy M. Leak. Washington, D.C.:  Child Welfare League of America, 1993.  When Chester the raccoon is reluctant to go to kindergarten for the first time, his mother teaches him a secret way to carry her love with him.

Perry, Patricia, & Marietta Lynch.  Mommy and daddy are divorced.  New York, NY:  Dial Press, 1978.  32p.  Two young boys try to understand and cope with the confusion and pain of their parents' divorce.

Pomerantz, Barbara.  Who will lead Kiddush?  Illustrated by Donna Ruff.  New York, NY:  Union of American Hebrew Congregations, 1985.  32p.  For Jewish children of divorce.

Prestine, Joan Singleton.  Mom and Dad break up.  Illustrations by Virginia Kylberg.  Parsippany, NJ:  Fearon Teacher Aids, 1996.  32p.  A young boy describes his feelings of fear, guilt, and anger when his parents break up.

Prokop, Michael S.  Divorce happens to the nicest kids:  a self help book for kids (3-15) and adults.  Illustrated by Dennis J. McCullough.  Warren, OH:  Alegra House, 1986.  223p.

Quello, Dan.  Safely through the storm.  Eugene, OR:  Harvest House, 1992.  51p.  Compares a child's growth toward maturity to a voyage at sea, and divorce to a storm the family has encountered.

Read, Beryl J.  Pip's mountain.  Grand Rapids:  Zondervan Pub. House, 1976.  94p.  Living with her father in a Swiss chalet overlooking a mountain, Pip tries to convince her actress mother, who lives in London, to rejoin their household.

Rodell, Susanna.  Dear Fred.  Illustrated by Kim Gamble.  New York, NY:  Ticknor & Fields Books for Young Readers, 1995.  A young mouse writes a letter to her half brother back in Australia telling him how much she misses him since they no longer live together.

Rogers, Fred, & Jim Judkis.  Divorce:  Let's talk about it.  Photographs by Jim Judkis.  New York, NY:  G. P. Putnam's, 1996.  Mister Rogers neighborhood (Television program).  Juvenile book for children of divorced parents.

Rogers, Helen Spelman.  Morris and his brave lion.  Illustrated by Glo Coalson.  New York, NY:  McGraw-Hill, 1975.  48p.  Lonely for his father after his parents' divorce, a little boy thinks of a way of bringing his father back to see him.

Ryan, Trevor.  What to do when Mom and Dad divorce.  Illustrated by Ron Hester.  Nashville:  Abingdon Press, 1986.  31p.  A ten-year-old records his experiences with divorce and offers advice for children and parents.

Sachs, Elizabeth-Ann.  A special kind of friend.  Illustrations by Judith Gwyn Brown.  New York, NY:  Macmillan Pub. Co.;  Toronto:  Collier Macmillan Canada;  New York, NY:  Maxwell Macmillan International Pub. Group, 1991.  99p.  Becky's experience in owning a cat helps her in dealing with the departure of her father and the new man in her mother's life.

Sachs, Elizabeth-Ann.  Shyster.  Illustrations by Judith Gwyn Brown.  New York, NY:  Atheneum, 1985.  99p.  Becky's experience in owning a cat helps her in dealing with the departure of her father and the new man in her mother's life.

Schuchman, Joan.  Two places to sleep.  Illustrated by Jim LaMarche.  Minneapolis, MN:  Carolrhoda Books, 1979.  32p.  David describes living with his father and visiting his mother every other weekend after his parents' divorce.

Schulz, Linnea.  I have two dads.  Illustrated by Susan Aitken.  Omaha, NE:  Centering Corp., 1992. 

Scott, Elaine.  Kidnapped!:  could it happen to you?.  New York, NY:  F.  Watts, 1989.  48p.  Discusses the problem of children being kidnapped by one of their parents, usually parents involved in a divorce, and suggests ways for children to deal with the problem.

Shreve, Susan Richards.  Family secrets:  five very important series.  Illustrated by Richard Cuffari.  New York, NY:  Knopf:  distributed by Random House, 1979.  56p.  Eight-year-old Sammy tries to come to terms with several dificult situations including the death of his dog, the divorce of his aunt and uncle, the suicide of his best friend's brother, coping with his terminally ill grandmother, and cheating on a school test.

Sinberg, Janet.  Divorce is a grown up problem:  a book about divorce for young children and their parents.  Illustrated by Nancy Gray.  New York, NY:  Avon, 1978.  47p.  A young girl talks about the events and feelings surrounding her parents' divorce.

Snyder, James R.  What's bad/good about divorce?  Illustrated by Joan B. Malick.  Northbrook, IL:  F.I.G., 1977.  23p.  Briefly explains that divorce can be a positive influence on some families.

Spelman, Cornelia.  Mama and Daddy Bear's divorce.  Illustrated by Kathy Parkinson.  Morton Grove, IL:  A.  Whitman, 1998.

Spilke, Francine Susan.  The family that changed:  a child's book about divorce.  Illustrated by Tom O'Sullivan.  New York, NY:  Crown Publishers, 1979.  32p.

Spilke, Francine Susan.  What about me?:  Understanding your parents' divorce.  Illustrated by Ken Hamilton.  New York, NY:  Crown Publishers, 1979.  80p.  A guide for teenagers on ways of handling the emotional conflicts and problems that often accompany the divorce of parents.

Steel, Danielle.  Martha's new daddy.  Illustrated by Jacqueline Rogers.  New York, NY:  Delacorte Press, 1989.  32p.  Five-year-old Martha is troubled by her mother's impending marriage, but talking things over with her understanding father helps her to view the situation with enthusiasm after all.

Stein, Sara Bonnett.  On divorce:  an open family book for parents and children together.  New York, NY:  Walker, 1979.  47p.  Separate text for parents and children explores various emotions aroused by divorce.

Tangvald, Christine Harder.  Mom and Dad don't live together anymore.  Illustrated by Benton Mahan.  Elgin, IL:  Chariot Books, 1988.  24p.  Discusses some of the things that happen when parents divorce and describes ways of adjusting to the changes that divorce brings.

Thomas, Ianthe.  Eliza's daddy.  Illustrated by Moneta Barnett.  New York, NY:  Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1976.  64p.  Eliza wonders what her Daddy's daughter in his new marriage is like.  She works up the courage to ask to visit his new home.

Viorst, Judith.  The good-bye book.  Illustrated by Kay Chorao.  New York:  Aladdin Books;  Toronto:  Maxwell Macmillan Canada; New York:  Maxwell Macmillan International, 1992.  A child, on the verge of being left behind by parents who are going out for the evening, comes up with a variety of pleas and excuses.

Weitzman, Elizabeth.  Let's talk about your parents' divorce.  New York, NY:  PowerKids Press, 1996.  24p.  Offers basic advice on how to deal with parents' divorce, including coping with feelings and adjusting to stepfamilies for juveniles.

Weninger, Brigitte.  Good-bye, daddy!.  Illustrated by Alan Marks.  (Auf Wiedersehen, Papa!)  New York, NY:  North-South Books, 1995.

Willner-Pardo, Gina.  What I'll remember when I am a grownup.  Illustrated by Walter Lyon Krudop.  New York, NY:  Clarion Books, 1994.  40p.  During a weekend stay with his father and stepmother, a young boy comes to terms with living with two separate but loving families.

Winthrop, Elizabeth.  As the crow flies.  Illustrated by Joan Sandin.  New York, NY:  Clarion Books, 1998.  A second-grader describes how he feels when his father comes all the way from Delaware to Arizona to spend a week with him.

Wyeth, Sharon Dennis.  Ginger Brown:  too many houses.  Illustrated by Cornelius Van Wright and Ying-Hwa Hu.  New York, NY:  Random House, 1996.  69p.  When her parents get a divorce, six-year-old Ginger lives for a while with each set of grandparents and begins to understand her mixed background and her new family situation.