Helpful Resources From The Long Library
Queen Bees & Wannabes: Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends, and Other REalitities of Adolescence
by Roalind Wiseman
Explains how parents can help their daughters deal with the different issues surrounding friendships, boys, gossip, and cliques as they start high school.
Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of Aggression In Girls
by Rachel Simmons
Explores the issues surrounding aggression in girls, discussing why the signs of aggression are harder to recognize in girls than boys, how parents can help their daughter's deal with aggression, and the negative impact aggression can have on teenage girls' lives.
Dinosaurs Divorce: A Guide For Changing Families
by Laurene Krasny Brown and Marc Brown
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.
Was It The Chocolate Pudding? : A Story For Little Kids About Divorce
written by Sandra Levins; illustrated by Bryan Langdo
A story which attempts to remove the confusion and lack of certainty which are experienced by children when their parents divorce.
The Tenth Good Thing About Barney
by Judy Viorst
A little boy is sad when his cat dies. His mother tried to console him and suggests that he think of ten good things about Barney and say them at a funeral for his pet.
A Dog Like Jack
by DyAnne DiSalvo-Ryan
After a long life of chasing squirrels, licking ice cream cones, and loving his adoptive family, an old dog comes to the end of his days.
Blow Me A Kiss, Miss Lilly
written by Nancy White Carlstrom; illustrations by Amy Schwartz
When her best friend, an old lady named Miss Lilly, passes away, Sara learns that the memory of a loved one never dies.
Nana Upstairs & Nana Downstairs
by Tommie DePaola
Four year old Tommy enjoys his relationship with both his grandmother and great-grandmother, but eventually learns to face their inevitable death.
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