• 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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