Book Resources

Below is a sampling of books related to issues many military children face. Titles may be found locally; some are available at school libraries and some at Wayne County Public Library. As well, SJAFB Library holds many valuable resources and events for military families. You may view the online catalogs:


DEPLOYMENT-RELATED
Coming on Home Soon by Jacqueline Woodson {2.9 AR level}
Daddy’s in Iraq, but I Want Him Back by Carmen Hoyt
Daddy’s in the Sand by Addie House
I miss you, Father Bear by Else Holmelund Minarik {2.6 AR level}
Love, Lizzie: Letters to a Military Mom by Lisa Tucker McElroy
My Dad is Going Away, But He Will Be Back One Day: A Deployment Story by James & Melanie Thomas
My Red Balloon by Eve Bunting {2.6 AR level}
Night Catch by Brenda Ehrmantraut
Pilot Mom by Kathleen Benner Duble {3.2 AR level}
Red, White, and Blue Good-bye by Sarah Wones Tomp
When Dad’s at Sea by Mindy L. Pelton
While You are Away by Eileen Spinelli
A Yellow Ribbon for Daddy by Veritas Media 

MOVING/PCS
Alexander, who’s not (do you hear me? I mean it!) going to move by Judith Viorst {3.5 AR level}
The Berenstain Bears’ moving day by Stan Berenstain {3.7 AR level}
Ira Says Goodbye by Bernard Waber
Mitchell is Moving by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat {2.8 AR level}
Moving Again Mom by Angela Sportelli-Rehak
A Smooth Move by Berniece Rabe
Sue Lee’s new neighborhood: adjusting to a new home by Lawrence Balter

FEELINGS/EMOTIONS
Double-dip feelings: stories to help children understand emotion by Barbara S. Cain
Happy, sad, silly, mad: a beginning book about emotions by Barbara Shook Hazen
How do I feel? by Norma Simon

LOSS/GRIEF
Saying goodbye to—a friend by Jean Coppendale


FAMILY CHANGES/TRANSITIONS
Arthur’s baby by Marc Tolon Brown
A New Baby by Terry Berger

PATRIOTIC CELEBRATIONS/HOLIDAYS
Veterans Day by Mar Schuh {3.2 AR level}
Veterans Day by Mir Tamim Ansary {2.8 AR level}
What is Veterans Day? By Margot Parker

NOVELS RELATING TO MILITARY LIFE
100 days and 99 nights by Alan Madison {6.3 AR level}
Almost Forever by Maria Testa
Meet Molly: An American Girl by Valerie Tripp {4.2 AR level}
My Secret War by Mary Pope Osborne {5.5 AR level}
Shooting the Moon by Frances O’Roark Dowell
Stepping on the Cracks by Mary Downing Hahn

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