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The Best Children’s Books About Or Featuring Divorce

“What are the best Children’s books about Divorce?” We looked at 127 of the top Kids Books Featuring Divorce, aggregating and ranking them so we could answer that very question!

The top 18 titles, all appearing on 2 or more “Best Children’s Divorce” book lists, are ranked below by how many lists they appear on. The remaining 100+ titles, as well as the lists we used are in alphabetical order at the bottom of the page.

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Top 18 Best Children’s Books About Divorce

18 .) A Smart Girl’s Guide to Her Parents’ Divorce written by Nancy Holyoke

A Smart Girl’s Guide to Her Parents’ Divorce

Lists It Appears On:

  • Barnes & Noble
  • Parents

Answers girls’ letters about every aspect of divorce.

17 .) At Daddy’s on Saturdays written by Linda Girard

At Daddy's on Saturdays

Lists It Appears On:

  • Little Parachutes
  • Live About

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.

16 .) Emily’s Blue Period written by Cathleen Daly

Emily’s Blue Period

Lists It Appears On:

  • Fatherly
  • Imagination Soup

After her parents get divorced, Emily finds comfort in making and learning about art.

15 .) It’s Not Your Fault, KoKo Bear written by Vicki Lansky and Jane Prince

It’s Not Your Fault, KoKo Bear

Lists It Appears On:

  • Barnes & Noble
  • Little Parachutes

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.

14 .) Standing on My Own Two Feet written by Tamara Schmitz

Standing on My Own Two Feet

Lists It Appears On:

  • All Parenting
  • Imagination Soup

Addison’s parents are divorced and he lives in one house with his mom and another with his dad, but one thing he knows above all is that both his parents love him and they always will.

13 .) The Invisible String written by Patrice Karst

The Invisible String

Lists It Appears On:

  • Fatherly
  • Parents

When Liza and Jeremy run to their mother during a scary storm, she comforts them by telling them about the Invisible String, which connects people who love each other no matter where they are and means that they are never alone.

12 .) The Suitcase Kid written by Jacqueline Wilson

The Suitcase Kid

Lists It Appears On:

  • Beanstalk Mums
  • Stay At Home Mommy

Andrea has trouble adjusting to her parents divorce and spending alternate weeks with each parent and their new families creates friction until Andrea settles into her new life.

11 .) Two of Everything written by Babette Cole

Two of Everything

Lists It Appears On:

  • Little Parachutes
  • Stay At Home Mommy

Demetrius and Paula Ogglebutt are two perfectly beautiful and well behaved children – which is more than can be said for their problem parents. Mr. and Mrs. Ogglebutt can’t agree on anything, and spend their days playing extremely nasty practical jokes on one another. Drastic measures are needed. So Paula and Demetrius put their heads together and come up with the perfect plan – ‘an un-wedding’!…

10 .) When My Parents Forgot How To Be Friends written by Jennifer Moore-Mallinos and Marta Fabrega

When My Parents Forgot How To Be Friends

Lists It Appears On:

  • Beanstalk Mums
  • Read Brightly

A little girl explains how her parents split up, but that it was not her fault, and that they are still her parents, and they love her. Includes a note for parents.

9 .) I Don’t Want to Talk About It written by Jeanie Franz Ransom

I Don't Want to Talk About It

Lists It Appears On:

  • Little Parachutes
  • Live About
  • Parents

After reluctantly talking with her parents about their upcoming divorce, a young girl discovers that there will be some big changes but that their love for her will remain the same. Includes an afterword for parents on helping children through such a change.…

8 .) It’s Not Your Fault, KoKo Bear written by Vicki Lansky

It's Not Your Fault, KoKo Bear

Lists It Appears On:

  • All Parenting
  • Live About
  • Parents

7 .) Living With Mom And Living With Dad written by Melanie Walsh

Living With Mom And Living With Dad

Lists It Appears On:

  • Fatherly
  • Imagination Soup
  • Little Parachutes

A little girl describes what her life is like now that her parents no longer live together.

6 .) Mom’s House, Dad’s House for Kids: Feeling at Home in One Home or Two written by Isolina Ricci

Mom's House, Dad's House for Kids: Feeling at Home in One Home or Two

Lists It Appears On:

  • All Parenting
  • Parents
  • The New Family

The author of the classic “Mom’s House, Dad’s House,” once again breaks new ground with this inspiring, upbeat, and wise family guide for all children and young adults whether they live in one home or two.

5 .) Mum and Dad Glue written by Kes Gray and Lee Wildish

Mum and Dad Glue

Lists It Appears On:

  • Beanstalk Mums
  • Little Parachutes
  • The School Run

A child searches for glue to mend his parents’ marriage. The owner of the glue shop helps him learn that although his parents may be broken, they will always love him and that he must learn to love each of them even when they no longer live together.…

4 .) My Family’s Changing: A First Look at Family Break-Up written by Pat Thomas and Lesley Harke

My Family’s Changing: A First Look at Family Break-Up

Lists It Appears On:

  • All Parenting
  • Barnes & Noble
  • Parents
  • Read Brightly

A picture book explores the issue of divorce in reassuringly simple terms.

3 .) Was it the Chocolate Pudding? written by Sandra Levins and Bryan Langdo

Was it the Chocolate Pudding?

Lists It Appears On:

  • Beanstalk Mums
  • Fatherly
  • Fatherly
  • Little Parachutes
  • Live About

A little boy learns that he did not cause his parent’s divorce because of the mess he made with chocolate pudding, and describes his new life living with his dad and seeing his mom on weekends.

2 .) Dinosaurs Divorce: A Guide For Changing Families written by Laurene Brown and Marc Brown

Dinosaurs Divorce: A Guide For Changing Families

Lists It Appears On:

  • All Parenting
  • Barnes & Noble
  • Fatherly
  • Live About
  • Parenting
  • Parents
  • Read Brightly
  • Stay At Home Mommy

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.

1 .) Two Homes written by Claire Masurel

Two Homes

Lists It Appears On:

  • All Parenting
  • Barnes & Noble
  • Beanstalk Mums
  • Fatherly
  • Imagination Soup
  • Little Parachutes
  • Parenting
  • Parents
  • Read Brightly

A young boy named Alex enjoys the homes of both of his parents who live apart but love Alex very much.

The 100+ Additional Best Kids Books Featuring Divorce

19A Boy Called Bat Imagination Soup
20A Brand New DayA.S. ChungGoodreads
21A Day With Dad Little Parachutes
22Always Be Us ThreeNatalie FinniganGoodreads
23And Tango Makes Three Parenting
24Bird FaceCynthia T. ToneyGoodreads
25Black Market Baby: An Adopted Woman’s JourneyRenee ClarkeGoodreads
26CandyflossJacqueline WilsonBeanstalk Mums
27Charlie Anderson Imagination Soup
28Christmas SurpriseHilary RobinsonThe School Run
29Conscious Uncoupling: 5 Steps to Living Happily Even AfterKatherine Woodward ThomasThe New Family
30Cool! Read Brightly
31Daddy and I Little Parachutes
32Daddy Doesn’t Live Here AnymoreBernice Boesehold
Stay At Home Mommy
33Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and LeadBrené BrownThe New Family
34Dear Mr. Henshaw Imagination Soup
35Divorce – Remarriage and the Innocent Spouse: Counseling for Betrayed Believers (Straight Talk Bible Study, Book One)Christian KeelGoodreads
36Divorce DemystifiedHenry GornbeinGoodreads
37Divorce Is Not the End of the World Parents
38Divorce is the Worst Barnes & Noble
39DotRandi ZuckerbergThe School Run
40Eggs over Evie Imagination Soup
41Emotional Recovery from Marital Separation: How You Both Move Forward Into a Better LifeRichard SchwindtGoodreads
42Every Second Friday Little Parachutes
43Families Apart: Ten Keys to Successful Co-ParentingMelinda BlauThe New Family
44Feelings can be friendsGail MaiselThe School Run
45For Better Or for Worse: Divorce ReconsideredMavis E HetheringtonThe New Family
46Fred Stays With Me Fatherly
47Free Days With George: Learning Life’s Little Lessons from One Very Big DogColin CampbellGoodreads
48Goggle EyesAnne FineBeanstalk Mums
49Hand Me DownMelanie ThorneGoodreads
50Hey Mom and Dad, Remember Me? All Parenting
51Horse DreamsMary Vivian JohnsonBeanstalk Mums
52Horton Hatches the Egg Parenting
53How to Get Your Children to Clean Their Rooms Using Rubric Rules: A Teacher’s StrategyKatie ElyGoodreads
54If You’re So Smart, How Come You Can’t Spell Mississippi?Barbara EshamThe School Run
55It’s Just Different NowLinda Espie
Stay At Home Mommy
56It’s Not The End Of The WorldJudy BlumeBeanstalk Mums
Keeping Your Life Together When Your Parents Pull Apart: A Teen’s Guide to Surviving Divorce
 Family Lib
58Legends of the LakePhilip NorkGoodreads
59Let’s Talk About It: Divorce All Parenting
60Life Is a Balance: It Isn’t Only About YouPhilip NorkGoodreads
61Loon Summer Live About
62Love Is a Family Parenting
63Luna’s Red HatEmmi SmidThe School Run
64Malala a Brave Girl from Pakistan / Iqbal a Brave Boy from PakistanJeanette WinterThe School Run
65Malala’s Magic PencilMalala YousafzaiThe School Run
66Mama and Daddy Bear’s Divorce Live About
67Marc Brown Barnes & Noble
68Mend: A Story of DivorceSophia ReccaGoodreads
69MermaidCerrie BurnellThe School Run
70Misguided SensitivityPhilip NorkGoodreads
71Molly and Her Dad Little Parachutes
72Mommy, Was Your Tummy Big? Parenting
73Mummy’s Home! Little Parachutes
74My Daddy’s going awayChristopher MacGregorThe School Run
75My Dads Little Parachutes
My Parents Are Divorced Too: A Book for Kids by Kids
 Family Lib
77My Super Single MumBronwen FallensBeanstalk Mums
78My Underpants Rule!Kate and Rod PowerThe School Run
79No Matter What Little Parachutes
Now What Do I Do?: A Guide to Help Teenagers with Their Parents’ Separation or Divorce
 Family Lib
81On Sudden HillLinda SarahThe School Run
82On Your Own Again: The Down-to-Earth Guide to Getting Through a Divorce or Separation and Getting on With Your LifeKeith Anderson and Roy MacskimmingThe New Family
83Over The Moon: An Adoption Tale Parenting
84Rachel’s Story The School Run
85Re-Singled: 12 Truths, Half-Truths and UnTruths of DivorceLee BlockThe New Family
86Really and Truly: A story about dementiaEmilie RivardThe School Run
87Reconcilable Differences: Marriages End Families Don’tCate CochranThe New Family
88Rope Burn Live About
89Sacred Cows: The Truth About Divorce and MarriageDanielle TellerGoodreads
90Sensitivity 101…The Search for AcceptancePhilip NorkGoodreads
91Silly BillyAnthony BrowneThe School Run
92Space Alien at Planet Dad Little Parachutes
93Stumbling on HappinessDaniel GilbertThe New Family
Tell Me Again About the Night I Was Born
95The Apple Tree Wish — Made by a Fatherless GirlMaria MartinezGoodreads
96The ArrivalShaun TanThe School Run
97The Caged ButterflyMarian L. ThomasGoodreads
98The Case of the Scary DivorceCarl PickhardtBeanstalk Mums
99The Coat I WearMel MaxwellThe School Run
100The Copper TreeHilary RobinsonThe School Run
101The D-Word: Divorce Through a Child’s EyesTara EisenhardGoodreads
102The Days of Summer Live About
103The Divorce Express Live About
104The Divorce Helpbook for Teens Family Lib
The Divorce Workbook for Teens: Activities to Help You Move Beyond the Break Up
 Family Lib
106The ElectionEleanor LevensonThe School Run
107The Great Big Book of Families Little Parachutes
108The High Road Has Less Traffic: Honest Advice on the Path Through Love and DivorceMonique A. HonamanThe New Family
109The Huge Bag of Worries Read Brightly
110The Secret of the Great Red Spot (The Jupiter Chronicles #1)Leonardo RamirezGoodreads
111Two Birthday CakesDanielle Jaku-GreenfieldBeanstalk Mums
112Two Nests Little Parachutes
Water Bugs and Dragonflies: Explaining Death to Young Children
114Wedgie & Gizmo Imagination Soup
115Weekends with Max and His Dad Imagination Soup
What Can I Do? A Book for Children of Divorce
What in the World Do You Do When Your Parents Divorce? A Survival Guide for Kids
 Read Brightly
118What the Heart Feels…Poetry from a teenager of the 1970’sPhilip NorkGoodreads
119What’s Up with James? Medikidz Explain DepressionDr Kim Chilman-Blair and Shawn DeloacheThe School Run
120What’s worrying you? Little Parachutes
121When Your Parents Divorce: A Kid-To-Kid Guide to Dealing with DivorceKimberly KingGoodreads
122Where am I Sleeping Tonight?Carol Gordon EksterGoodreads
123Who’s in a Family? Parenting
Why Don’t I Have A Daddy?: A Story of Donor Conception
125You Can Heal Your LifeLouise L. HayThe New Family
126You Make Your Parents Super Happy Little Parachutes
127You’re Never Alone…A Child of Divorce Searches for HappinessPhilip NorkGoodreads

15 Best Kids Books For Children Of Divorce Sources/Lists

All Parenting 8 Children’s books about divorce
Barnes & Noble The Best Picture Books that Deal with Divorce
Beanstalk Mums 12 Childrens books to help kids cope with separation and divorce
Family Lib Top 5 Books About Divorce For Teens | FamilyLLB
Fatherly The Best Kids Books About Divorce
Goodreads Best Books about Divorce and Children
Imagination Soup Recommended Books for Kids About Families with Divorced Parents
Little Parachutes Little Parachutes • children’s picture books about Divorce / Separation
Live About Kids’ Divorce Books – Top Picture and Chapter Books
Parenting 11 Books About Modern Families: Explaining Divorce, Adoption
Parents Books That Help Explain Divorce to Kids
Read Brightly 7 of the Best Children’s Books About Divorce or Separation
Stay At Home Mommy 10 Books About Divorce For Children
The New Family Best Books to Read When You’re Going Through Separation or Divorce
The School Run Kids’ books about difficult subjects