Crary, Elizabeth. Dealing with Feelings. I'm Frustrated; I'm Mad; I'm Sad Series. Seattle: Parenting Press, 1992. Fun, game-like books to teach preschool and early elementary children how to handle feelings and solve problems.
Foss, Karen. The Problem with Hair: A Story for Children Learning about Cancer. Centering Corporation, 1996. A poem/story about a group of friends and what happens when one of them loses her hair from chemotherapy.
Hautzig, Deborah. A Visit to the Sesame Street Hospital. New York: Random House, 1985. Grover, his mother, Ernie, and Bert visit the Sesame Street Hospital in preparation for Grovers upcoming operation.
Krisher, Trudy. Kathy's Hats: A Story of Hope. Concept Books, 1992. (800) 255-7675. A charming book for ages 5 to 10 about a girl whose love of hats comes in handy when chemotherapy makes her hair fall out.
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. I'm Having a Bone Marrow Transplant. To obtain a free copy, call (800) 955-4572. Coloring book for young children helps to explain what to expect during the BMT for any type of cancer.
Nessim, Susan, and Barbara Wyman. Draw Me a Picture. A coloring book for children with cancer (ages 3 to 6). Marty Bunny talks about how it was when he was in the hospital for cancer and invites readers to draw pictures about their experiences. Send $7.45 check to Cancervive, 6500 Wilshire Blvd., #500, Los Angeles, CA 90048.
Richmond, Christina. Chemo Girl: Saving the World One Treatment at a Time. Jones and Bartlett Publishers, 1996. Written by a 12-year-old with rhabdomyosarcoma, this book describes a superhero who shares hope and encouragement.
Rogers, Fred. Going to the Hospital. New York: G.P Putnam's Sons, 1997. With pictures and words, TVs beloved Mr. Rogers helps children ages 3 to 8 learn about hospitals.
Rogers, Fred. Some Things Change and Some Things Stay the Same. American Cancer Society. Order by calling (800) 227-2345. Very comforting book for preschool-age children with cancer and their siblings.
Romain, Trevor. Bullies are a Pain in the Brain. Minneapolis, MN: Free Spirit Publishing, 1997. Full of warmth and whimsy, this book teaches children skills to cope with teasing and bullying.
Schultz, Charles. Why, Charlie Brown, Why? New York: Topper Books, 1990. Tender story of a classmate who develops leukemia. Available as a book or videotape. For video availability, call the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, (800) 955-4572.
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