Here to Help: Books about Divorce and Remarriage

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By sharing stories together and having conversations about the books you read, you can help young children understand the world around them. Seeing diverse experiences represented in books helps children to explore their own identities and develop empathy for others.

Children have concerns when parents divorce. These books address issues like stepfamilies and shared custody in ways that young children can identify with.

Not every book is available at all locations, but any title can be requested. The children’s librarian at your neighborhood library is also here to help, with suggestions for additional titles on topics of interest–or feel free to suggest some titles to us.  New books are always being added to the collection.

Annie and Snowball and the Wedding Day

Annie loves living with her dad and her bunny, Snowball. But she wants her dad to find someone to love. Then he meets a woman named Martha. Soon it is time for a wedding!

Fred Stays with Me!

A child describes how she lives sometimes with her mother and sometimes with her father, but her dog is her constant companion.

The Ring Bearer

Jackson’s mom is getting married, and Jackson is nervous about his role and his new family.

Room in My Heart

It took some time for Nikki to adjust to her parents’ divorce, but now she and her little sister Natalie enjoy their new routine. But everything changes when Daddy picks them up for their weekend visit and introduces the girls to his new friend Sylvia. Nikki feels invisible when Sylvia’s around and so she decides not to spend the weekend with Daddy anymore. Only after talking about her feelings with her aunt does Nikki learn that her father’s love is unchanging, and that there is room in his heart to love many different people.