Divorce Books for Children 7 and Up

Abney, Joseph. Anaiya Lives with Daddy; Anaiya Visits Mommy. 2009

Bienenfeld, Florence. My Mom and Dad Are Getting A Divorce. 2002

Boegehold, Betty. Daddy Doesn’t Live Here Anymore. 1985

Brown, Laurene & Marc. Dinosaurs Divorce: A Guide For Changing Families. 1986

Christiansen, CB. My Mother’s House, My Father’s House. 1990

Girard, Linda. At Daddy’s On Saturdays. 1991

Ives, Sally. The Divorce Workbook: Guide For Kids and Families. 1985

Johnson, Janet (and others). Through The Eyes of Children: Healing Stories for Children of Divorce. 1997

Klutts, Shanna. Daddy Doesn’t Live Here Anymore. 2010

Lansky, Vicki. It’s Not Your Fault Koko Bear: A Read-Together Book for Parents and Young Children During Divorce. 1998

Levins, Sandra. Was It The Chocolate Pudding? A Story For Little Kids About Divorce. 2005

Masurel, Claire. Two Homes. 2003

Menendez-Aponte, Emily. When Mom and Dad Divorce: An Elf Help Book For Kids. 1999

Monroe, Robin. Why Don’t We Live Together Anymore?Understanding Divorce. 1998 (Christian)

Padoan, Gianni. Break-Up: Facing Up To Divorce. 1990

Perry & Lynch. Mommy And Daddy Are Getting Divorced. 1985

Rogers, Fred. Let’s Talk About It: Divorce. 1998

Schmitz, Tamara. Standing On My Own Two Feet: A Child’s Affirmation of Love In The Midst of Divorce. 2008

Seuling, Barbara. What Kind of Family Is This? A Book About Stepfamilies? 1985 (Illustrated)

Simon, Norma. All Families Are Special. 2003

Stinson, Kathy & Oelofsen, Vian. Mom and Dad Don’t Live Together Anymore. 2007

Thomas, Pat. My Family’s Changing: A First Look At Family Break-Up. 1999

Vigna, Judith. I Live With Daddy. 1997

Divorce Books for Children Eight to Twelve

Bonkowski, Sara. Kids are Nondivoceable: A Workbook for Divorced Parents and Their Children. 1987

Byars, Betsy. The Animal, The Vegetable, And John D. Jones. 1983

Cruise, Robin. The Top Secret Journal of Fiona Claire Jardin. 1998

Danzinger, Paula. Amber Brown Sees Red. 1998/2009

Gardner, Richard A. The Boy’s and Girl’s Book About Divorce. 1985

Gardner, Richard A. The Boy’s and Girl’s Book About Stepfamilies. 1985

Glass, Stuart. A Divorce Dictionary: A Book for You and Your Children.

Grollman, Earl. Talking About Divorce and Separation: A Dialogue Between Parent and Child. 2005

Harris, Scott & Sherman, Richard. Divorcing With Kids: An Interactive Workbook for Parents and Their Children. 2007

Holyoke, Nancy & Nash, Scott. A Smart Girl’s Guide to Her Parents’ Divorce: How to Land On Your Feet When Your World Turns Upside Down. 2009

Hunter, Evan. Me and Mr. Stenner. 1976

Ivery, Martha. Pickles and Peanuts. 1996

Jukes, Mavis. Like Jake And Me. 2005

Krementz, Jill. How It Feels When Parents Divorce. 1988

LeShan, Eda. What’s Going To Happen To Me? When Parents Separate or Divorce. 1986

Mayle, Peter. Why Are We Getting A Divorce? 1988

Nickman, Steven. When Mom And Dad Divorce. 1987

Nightingale, Lois. My Parents Still Love Me Even Though They’re Getting Divorced: An Interactive Tale For Children. 1997

Divorced: An Interactive Tale For Children. 1997

Park, Barbara. Don’t Make Me Smile. 2002

Prokop, Michael. Divorce Happens To The Nicest Kids: A Self-help Book For Kids. 1996

Ricci, Isolina. Mom’s House, Dad’s House for Kids. 2006.

Seuling, Barbara. What Kind of Family Is This? A Book About Step-families? 1985

Divorce Books for Middle-Schoolers and Teens

Books for Middle Schoolers and Teens – Age 12 and UpI Don’t Want To Choose: How Middle School Kids Can Avoid Choosing One Parent Over The Other. 2009

Angell, Judi. What’s Best For You? 1990 (Fiction – Three children try to adjust to a new life after their parents divorce.)

Bolick, Nancy O’Keefe. How To Survive Your Parents Divorce. 1995

Bonkowski, Sara. Teens Are Nondivoceable: A Workbook for Divorced Parents and Their Children: Ages 12-18. 1990

Cassella-Kapusinski, Lynn. Now What Do I Do? A Guide to Help Teenagers with Their Parents’s Separation or Divorce. 2006

Danzinger, Paula. The Divorce Express. 2007 (Fiction)

Ford, Melanie, Steven, Annie & Jann. My Parents Are Divorced: A Book For Kids, By Kids. 2006

Kimball, Gayle. How To Survive Your Parents’ Divorce: Kids Advice To Kids. 1994

Klein, Norma. Taking Sides. 1982 (Fiction. A 12 year old adjusts to life with her father and five year old brother after her parent’s divorce.)

Krementz, Jill. How It Feels When Parents Divorce. 1988 (Photographs and essays of 19 children/teens present their feelings about their parents’ divorce.)

List, Julie. The Day the Loving Stopped: A Daughter’s View Of Her Parent’s Divorce . 1986 (Fiction)

Mann, Peggy. My Dad Lives in a Downtown Hotel. 1973 (Fiction. A boy believes he is responsible for his parent’s divorce.)

Oppenheimer, Joan. Gardine vs. Hanover. 1982 (Fiction. Teenage step-sisters and their feud.)

Ricci, Isolina . Mom’s House, Dad’s House for Kids. 2006

Richards, Arlene & Willis, Irene. How to Get It Together When Your Parents Are Coming Apart. 1986 (Coping with the stress and confusion of both the legal and emotional divorce.)

Rofes, Eric. The Kid’s Book of Divorce: By, For, And About Kids. 1981 (11-14 year olds write about their feelings and experiences of divorce.)

Schab, Lisa. The Divorce Workbook For Teens: Activities To Help You Move Beyond The Breakup. 2008

Stern, Zoe & Evan. Divorce Is Not the End of the World: Zoe’s and Evan’s Coping Guide for Kids. 2008 (get the 2008 revised edition)

Tyler, Anne. Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant. 1998 (Fiction. A dysfunctional family)

Wood, Phyllis. Win Me And You Lose. 2008 (Fiction. Divorce themes mix with a teen romance and mystery)

Divorce Books for Adults

Berry, Dawn Bradley. The Divorce Sourcebook: Protect Yourself With Must Know Information. 2006

Botwinick, Amy. Congratulations On Your Divorce: The Road To Finding Your Happily Ever After. 2005

Briles, Judith , Schilling, Edwin, & Wilson, Carol Ann. The Dollars and Sense of Divorce. 1998

Call, Carolyne. Spiritually Healthy Divorce: Navigating Disruption With Insight and Hope. 2010 (Call, an ordained minister, includes a structure for group sessions that can be used by faith-based groups.)

Cohen, Gabriel. Storms Can’t Hurt The Sky: A Buddhist Path Through Divorce. 2008

Colgrove, Melba, Bloomfield, Harold & McWilliams, Peter. How To Survive The Loss of A Love. 1993

de Ley, Gerd. Divorce, Get Over It! 2006 (humorous quotes)

Doskow, Emily. Nolo’s Essential Guide to Divorce. 2008

Elliott, Susan. Getting Past Your Breakup: How To Turn Devastating Loss Into The Best Thing That Ever Happened To You. 2009

Engel, Margorie. Divorce Help Sourcebook. 1994

Engel, Margorie. The Divorce Decisions Workbook: A Planning And Action Guide To The Practical Side Of Divorce. 1991

Fisher, Bruce. Rebuilding When Your Relationship Ends. 3

Fisher, Bruce. Rebuilding Workbook: When Your Relationship Ends. 2001

Ford, Debbie. Spiritual Divorce: Divorce as a Catalyst for an Extraordinary Life. 2001 & 2006 (Ford, a leader in self-help circles, uses tenets from Jungian psychology, 12-step programs, and A Course in Miracles.)

Frisbie, David & Lisa. Moving Forward After Divorce: Practical Steps To Healing Your Hurts, Finding Fresh Perspective, and Managing Your New Life. 2006. (Written for the Christian audience.)

Gadoua, Susan Pease. Contemplating Divorce: A Step-by-Step Guide to Deciding Whether to Stay or Go. 2008

Gold, Lois. The Healthy Divorce: Keys To Ending Your Marriage While Preserving Your Emotional Well-Being. 2009 (Gold, a social worker and a past president of the National Academy of Family Mediators, mediates in Portland, OR.)

Hudson, Pat. You Can Get Over Divorce: The Seven-step Program to Speed Your Healing So That You Can Get On With The Rest of Your Life. 1998 (Hudson, a psychologist, uses stories to illustrate the seven steps of her program for moving from pain to restoration and getting over divorce.)

Jong, Erica. Megan’s Book of Divorce: A Kid’s Book for Adults. 1985

Kahn, Sandra. Leaving Him Behind: Cutting The Cord and Breaking Free After The Marriage Ends. 1990

Kingma, Daphne Rose. Coming Apart: Why Relationships End and How To Live Through The Ending Of Yours. 2000

Kirshenbaum, Mira. Too Good To Leave, Too Bad To Stay: A Step-by-Step Guide to Help You Decide Whether to Stay In or Get Out of Your Relationship. 1997

Kniskern, Joseph & Grissom, Steve. When The Vow Breaks: A Survival and Recovery Guide for Christians Facing Divorce. 2007

Krantzler, Mel. Creative Divorce: A New Opportunity For Personal Growth. 2002

Krantzler, Melvin & Belli, Mel. Divorcing. 1992 (Co-authored by a well-known therapist and a celebrity attorney.)

Lowrance, Michele. The Good Karma Divorce: Avoid Litigation, Turn Negative Emotions Into Positive Actions, and Get On with the Rest of Your Life. 2009

Manfred, Erica. He’s History, You’re Not : Surviving Divorce After 40. 2009.

Margulies, Sam. Getting Divorced Without Ruining Your Life: A Reasoned, Practical Guide to the Legal, Emotional and Financial Ins and Outs of Negotiating a Divorce. 2001

McWade, Micki . Getting Up, Getting Over, Getting On: A Twelve Step Guide to Divorce Recovery. 1999

Napolitano, Don. Divorce: Why Me? Why Not! 2010

Oberlin, Loriann . Surviving Separation and Divorce: A Woman’s Guide to Regaining control, Building strength and confidence, and Securing a financial future. 2

Rooks, Linda. Broken Heart On Hold: Surviving Separation. 2006 (Christian)

Scorzafava, Tracy. Divorce 101: A Woman’s Guide To Divorce. 2004

Sember, Brette McWhorter. The Divorce Organizer Planner. 2004

Sharvit, Ethan. Survival and Beyond: A Man’s Guide to Divorce. 2008

Shenkman, Martin & Hamilton, Michael. Divorce Rules For Men: A Man to Man Guide for Managing Your Split and Saving Thousands. 2000

Smith, Gayle Rosenwald. Divorce and Money: Everything You Need To Know. 2004

Smoke, Jim. Growing Through Divorce. 1995 (Christian)

Snyder, Baucom, & Gordon. Getting Past the Affair: A Program to Help You Cope, Heal, and Move On – Together or Apart. 2007.

Stoner, Katherine. Divorce Without Court: A Guide to Mediation and Collaborative Divorce. 2009

Swallow, Wendy. Breaking Apart: A Memoir of Divorce. 2002

Temlock, Marsha. Your Child’s Divorce: What To Expect, What You Can Do. 2006 (A book for parent’s whose adult children are undergoing divorce.)

Trafford, Abigail. Crazy Time: Surviving Divorce and Building A New Life. 1992

Ventura, John & Reed, Mary. Divorce For Dummies. 2009

Webb, Stuart & Ousky, Ronald. The Collaborative Way to Divorce: The Revolutionary Method That Results in Less Stress, Lower Costs, and Happier Kids – Without Going to Court. 2007

Weintraub, Pamela & Hillman, Terry. The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Surviving Divorce. 3rd Edition, 2005.

West, Kari. When He Leaves: Help and Hope For Hurting Wives. 1998

Wild, Russell & Susan E. The Unofficial Guide To Getting A Divorce. 2nd Edition, 2005

Woodhouse, Violet. Divorce and Money: How to Make the Best Financial Decisions During Divorce. 2011

Divorce Books for Adult Children of Divorce

Abbas, Jen. Generation Ex: Adult Children of Divorce and the Healing of Our Pain. 2004 (Written for the faith based community.)

Ahrons, Constance. We’re Still Family: What Grown Children Have to Say About Their Parents’ Divorce. 2005

Fintushel, Noelle & Hillard, Nancy. A Grief Out of Season: When Your Parents Divorce in Your Adult Years. 1991

Foster, Brooke Lea. The Way They Were: Dealing with Your Parents’ Divorce After a Lifetime of Marriage. 2006

Piorkowski, Geraldine. Adult Children of Divorce: Confused Love Seekers. 2008

Sandvig, Karen Stockdale. Adult Children of Divorce: Haunting Problems and Healthy Solutions. 1990

Staal, Stephanie. The Love They Lost: Living with the Legacy of Our Parents’ Divorce. 2001

Zimmerman, Jeffrey & Thayer, Elizabeth. Adult Children of Divorce: How to Overcome the Legacy of Your Parents’ Break-up and Enjoy Love, Trust, and Intimacy. 2003

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