Books For Children

Books to Help Your Children Deal with Cancer

Because... Someone I Love Has Cancer

Kid's Activity Book

From the Experts at the American Cancer Society

Help children deal with a loved one's cancer! Children may struggle with the uncertainty and inevitable change that occurs when a chronic illness affects someone they know, whether it's a family member, a friend, or a beloved teacher. Offer them support, encouragement, and opportunity for imaginative personal expression with Because... Someone I Love Has Cancer.The creative activities in this inspired publication are designed to address the basic goals of therapeutic support for children between the ages of 6 and 12 who have a loved one with cancer.

List price: $12.95


Nana, What's Cancer?

Written by Beverlye Hyman Fead and Tessa Mae Hamermesh, and Illustrated by Shennen Bersani.

 ''A wonderful book . . . They take a potentially scary subject and, with warmth and humor, make it accessible, understandable, and a whole lot less frightening.''  [Charles Forscher, MD] This inspiring, award-winning book offers a loving conversation between a grandmother and a granddaughter, tackling the tough questions about cancer in a kid-friendly but honest way. Parents, grandparents,  teachers, and social workers will find this book a frank but gentle tool for teaching inquiring minds and comforting tender hearts.

List price: $14.95 

Next Generation Indie Book Award, Finalist: Children's Juvenile Non-Fiction

National Health Information Award, Gold Medal

National Indie Excellence Award,  Finalist: Children's Nonfiction

Mom's Choice Award, Gold Medal: Children's Picture Books--Health & Safety

USA Best Books Award, Finalist: Children's Nonfiction


And Still They Bloom

A Family's Journey of Loss and Healing

Written by Amy Rovere and Illustrated by Joel Spector

Losing a loved one is hard. The grief can be overwhelming for every family member—especially for children, who may have a hard time understanding and expressing their feelings. And Still They Bloom follows Emily and Ben as they both struggle to come to terms with their loss and make sense of their changed world. The children embark on a journey of healing and acceptance as they come to realize they can keep their mother’s memory alive—that her love will stay with them always. Using nature as a backdrop for the cycles of life, this moving story emphasizes hope and healing and will connect with all readers who have lost a loved one. For ages 8 to 12.

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National Health Information Award, Silver Medal

Next Generation Indie Book Award, Winner, Children's Picture Book

Moonbeam Children's Book Award, Bronze Medal: Mind-Body-Spirit/Self-Esteem

Mom's Choice Award, Gold Medal: Juvenile Level 2 Books (9-12) Mind/Body/Spirit

USA Best Book Award, Winner: Parenting/Family: General

Association Trends All Media Contest, Finalist


The Long and the Short of It

A Tale About Hair

Written by Barbara Meyers and Lydia Criss Mays, Illustrated by Shennen Bersani

Two young girls learn more than they expected about hair loss. This charming, award-winning book follows the stories of Isabel and Emma, two young girls with "hair problems." One wants her hair to be longer; the other has lost her hair during cancer treatment and would just like to have it back. Although their stories are different, each girl's experience leads her to a new understanding: for Isabel, the realization that she can help someone through the simple act of giving her hair away; for Emma, the emotion of losing her hair while finding that others want to help.

List price: $14.95

National Indie Excellence Award, Finalist: Children--Picture Books

Apex Award of Publishing Excellence, One-of-a-Kind Health and Medical Publication

Association Trends All-Media Contest, Gold Medal: Book/Manual/Catalog

USA Best Books Award, Finalist: Children's Picture Book--Hardcover, Non-Fiction

National Health Information Award, Bronze Medal: Health Promotion/Disease Prevention

Mom's Choice Award, Gold Medal: Children's Books--Looking and Feeling Great


Let My Colors Out

Written by Courtney Filigenzi, Illustrated by Shennen Bersani, and Paper Engineering by Tor Lokvig

Help your child deal with your diagnosis and treatment! A young boy uses color to express a range of emotions as his mother undergoes cancer treatment. Some days he's sad, some days he's happy, and other days he's scared or angry. The boy comes to realize that these ups and downs are perfectly normal for his situation, and he does not have to feel guilty about his feelings. This beautifully illustrated, award-winning book reassures young children of cancer patients that they are not alone. Importantly, it helps them understand that it's okay to let their feelings out.

List price: $11.95

Gelett Burgess Children's Book Award, Winner: Growing Up

National Health Information Award, Silver Medal

National Indie Excellence Award, Finalist: Children's Nonfiction

Mom's Choice Award, Gold Medal: Children's Picture Book--Growing Up / Personal Growth

USA Best Books Award, Finalist

Association TRENDS All-Media Contest, Bronze Medal


Our Mom Has Cancer

Written and Illustrated by Abigail and Adrienne Ackermann

“This book is excellent, and I would recommend it to any parent who has been diagnosed.” [Mom from Cedar Rapids, Iowa] When Abigail and Adrienne’s mom told them she had cancer, they were afraid. When the two sisters couldn’t find any books for kids that explained what might happen to their mother and what they might expect, they decided to write one themselves. The result? A humorous, honest, hopeful account of the year their mother underwent treatment, delightfully illustrated by the two girls.

List price: $12.95


Our Mom Is Getting Better

Written and Illustrated by Alex, Emily, and Anna Rose Silver

As seen on the Today Show! Alex, Emily, and Anna Rose Silver (ages 14, 10, and 6, respectively) wrote and illustrated Our Mom Is Getting Better (and companion book, Our Dad Is Getting Better) as a family project to celebrate their mother's success in battling cancer. This award-winning book begins just as the mom is finishing treatment and ends a year later, as the parents and children participate in Relay For Life to help raise money for cancer research.

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National Health Information Award, Bronze Medal

Mom's Choice Award, Gold Medal: Inspirational/Motivational


Our Dad Is Getting Better

Written and Illustrated by Alex, Emily, and Anna Rose Silver

As seen on the Today Show! Alex, Emily, and Anna Rose Silver (ages 14, 10, and 6, respectively) wrote and illustrated Our Dad Is Getting Better (and companion book, Our Mom Is Getting Better) as a family project to celebrate their mother's success in battling cancer. This award-winning book begins just as the dad is finishing treatment and ends a year later, as the parents and children participate in Relay For Life to help raise money for cancer research.

List price: $14.95

Mom's Choice Award, Gold Medal: Outstanding Child Author


The Survivorship Net

A Parable for the Family, Friends, and Caregivers of People with Cancer

Written by Jim Owens, and Illustrated by Bill Cass. Foreword by Lance Armstrong

“Thank you, Jim. Thank you on behalf of all the dads, kids, and cancer patients in the world.” [Lance Armstrong] Something was terribly wrong when the circus rolled into Sweetwater. The tent was full of holes and leaked. The organ was out of tune. Even more worrisome, the safety net was worn out. How did this happen and what could be done? In this beautifully illustrated, award-winning book, Jim Owens uses the parable of circus life to underscore the importance of family, friends, and caregivers in the life of every cancer patient. At once a children's book and a book for "children of all ages," it delivers a powerful and inspiring message to one and all. Come into the Big Top and add your thread to the net!

List price: $14.95

National Health Information Award, Merit Winner: Health Promotion/Disease Prevention

Association Media and Publishing EXCEL Award, Winner: Non-technical book

National Indie Excellence Award Finalist: Cancer

Mom's Choice Award, Gold Medal: Children's Picture Book


Imagine What's Possible

Use the Power of Your Mind to Take Control of Your Life During Cancer

Written by Jarrod Skole and Gary Skole

Is your son or daughter fighting cancer? Then help them fight like a pro! When Jarrod Skole was ten years old, he used the same techniques used by cyclists, gymnasts, football and baseball stars—even ballet dancers—to help him battle cancer and achieve his goal: to be cancer free! The technique is "visualization," and Jarrod created a way for kids to do it, too! This award-winning book can help your child get started. Here they'll find seventeen easy and fun visualization exercises: some to help your child relieve stress, some to help your child fight pain, some to help your child imagine a winning fight against cancer.

List price: $12.95

USA Best Books Award, Finalist: Children's Picture Book, Hardcover, Non-Fiction


I Can Survive

For the Survivor in Each of Us!

Written and Illustrated by Jennifer M. Allen

A gift of love, a gift of hope.  Whatever your age, whatever the crisis—whether you are sick or helping someone else cope with illness, or just to provide encouragement to a friend or loved one dealing with a difficult situation—you will find inspiration and courage in these brightly illustrated, lovingly written pages. The poetry, optimism, and humor in this award-winning book will encourage cancer patients young and old and their families to find and cherish the small moments and be inspired to express love and support.

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National Health Information Award, Bronze Medal

Mom's Choice Award, Finalist

USA Best Books Award, Finalist


No Thanks, but I'd Love to Dance

Choosing to Live Smoke Free

Written by Jackie Reimer

At last! A book that encourages children to live smoke free! This book encourages young children to make a healthy choice and not smoke. Whimsically illustrated, the book chronicles the life of Belle, who at six years old, was "best friends forever" with her Grandma Bee, who after years of smoking could no longer do the one thing they both liked best--to dance. Grandma Bee tells Belle how, when she was a young girl, a boy had offered her a cigarette at a school dance. She had said yes and become addicted. She teaches Belle the importance of not smoking.

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Mom and the Polka-Dot Boo-Boo

Written by Eileen Sutherland, Illustrated by Maggie Sutherland

Explain breast cancer to a very young child. Mom and the Polka-Dot Boo-Boo is an informative and reassuring story that helps families talk with young children about breast cancer. Lovingly written by a mother of two and beautifully and touchingly illustrated by her young daughter, it gently prepares children for what lies ahead in the weeks and months following their mother's diagnosis.

List price: $14.95

National Health Information Award, Gold Medal

Mom's Choice Award, Gold Medal: Health and Safety


Jacob Has Cancer

His Friends Want to Help

Written by Heather Cooper, Heather Paschal, and Melanie Williams. Illustrated by Lindsey McMillion

A special coloring book for the friends and classmates of children with cancer! This unique, award-winning  coloring book helps friends and classmates understand how a child with cancer might feel and how they can interact with him. The book features clear, easy-to-understand language and drawings. Its format allows children to express their feelings and encourages communication about cancer.

List price: $3.50

2010 Mom's Choice Award, Gold Medal: Education Product

2009 USA Best Books Award, Finalist

 


Jacob Has Cancer (5-pack)

His Friends Want to Help    

Written by Heather Cooper, Heather Paschal, and Melanie Williams. Illustrated by Lindsey McMillion

A special coloring book for the friends and classmates of children with cancer! This unique, award-winning  coloring book helps friends and classmates understand how a child with cancer might feel and how they can interact with him. The book features clear, easy-to-understand language and drawings. Its format allows children to express their feelings and encourages communication about cancer.

List price: $14.95

2010 Mom's Choice Award, Gold Medal: Education Product

2009 USA Best Books Award, Finalist

 


What's Up with Bridget's Mom?

Medikidz Explain Breast Cancer

Written by Dr. Kim Chilman-Blair and John Taddeo

Breast Cancer explained by teenage superheros!  This award-winning graphic-novel makes cancer information accessible to kids 10-16. The Medikidz are a group of larger-than-life, space-dwelling characters who live on Mediland, a planet shaped like the human body. Using their vast knowledge, the Medikidz take kids on a journey through Mediland, explaining breast cancer in a language and visible style teens can relate to and understand.

List price: $14.95

Mom's Choice Award, Gold Medal: Young Adult--Comic Books & Graphic Novels


What's Up with Bridget's Mom? (Spanish Language)

Medikidz Explain Breast Cancer

Written by Dr. Kim Chilman-Blair and John Taddeo

Breast Cancer explained by teenage superheros!  The Spanish version of this award-winning graphic-novel makes cancer information accessible to kids 10-16. The Medikidz are a group of larger-than-life, space-dwelling characters who live on Mediland, a planet shaped like the human body. Using their vast knowledge, the Medikidz take kids on a journey through Mediland, explaining breast cancer in a language and visible style teens can relate to and understand.

List price: $14.95

Winner! GOLD MEDAL, Mom’s Choice Awards


What's Up with Richard?

Medikidz Explain Leukemia

Written by Dr. Kim Chilman-Blair and John Taddeo

Leukemia explained by teenage superheroes!  This award-winning graphic-novel makes leukemia information accessible to kids 10-16. The Medikidz are a group of larger-than-life, space-dwelling characters who live on Mediland, a planet shaped just like the human body. Using their vast knowledge, the Medikidz take kids (including kids with leukemia) on a journey through Mediland, explaining leukemia in a language and visual style teens can relate to and understand.

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National Health Information Award, Silver Medal: Patient Education

National Indie Excellence Award Finalist: Cancer

Mom's Choice Award Gold Medal: Young Adult--Comic Books & Graphic Novels


What's Up with Richard? (Spanish Language)

Medikidz Explain Leukemia

Written by Dr. Kim Chilman-Blair and John Taddeo

Leukemia explained by teenage superheroes!  The Spanish version of this award-winning graphic-novel makes leukemia information accessible to kids 10-16. The Medikidz are a group of larger-than-life, space-dwelling characters who live on Mediland, a planet shaped just like the human body. Using their vast knowledge, the Medikidz take kids (including kids with leukemia) on a journey through Mediland, explaining leukemia in a language and visual style teens can relate to and understand.

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What's Up with Jo?

Medikidz Explain Brain Tumors                   

Written by Dr. Kim Chilman-Blair and John Taddeo

Brain tumors explained by teenage superheroes! This graphic-novel makes brain tumor information accessible to kids 10-16. The Medikidz are a group of larger-than-life, space-dwelling characters who live on Mediland, a planet shaped just like the human body. Using their vast knowledge, the Medikidz take kids (including kids with brain tumors) on a journey through Mediland, explaining brain tumors in a language and visual style teens can relate to and understand.

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¿Qué le pasa Jo?

Los Medikidz explican los tumores cerebrales                        
                        
Written by Kim Chilman-Blair and John Taddeo                        
                        
Brain tumors explained by teenage superheroes!  The Spanish version of this award-winning graphic-novel makes brain tumors information accessible to kids 10-16. The Medikidz are a group of larger-than-life, space-dwelling characters who live on Mediland, a planet shaped just like the human body. Using their vast knowledge, the Medikidz take kids (including kids with brain tumors) on a journey through Mediland, explaining brain tumors in a language and visual style teens can relate to and understand.                                               
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What's Up with Lyndon?

Medikidz Explain Osteosarcoma

Written by Dr. Kim Chilman-Blair and John Taddeo

Osteosarcoma explained by teenage superheroes! This graphic-novel makes osteosarcoma information accessible to kids 10-16. The Medikidz are a group of larger-than-life, space-dwelling characters who live on Mediland, a planet shaped just like the human body. Using their vast knowledge, the Medikidz take kids (including kids with osteosarcoma) on a journey through Mediland, explaining osteosarcoma in a language and visual style teens can relate to and understand.

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¿Qué le pasa a Lyndon?

Los Medikidz explican el osteosarcoma                        
                        
Written by Kim Chilman-Blair and John Taddeo                        
                        
Osteosarcoma explained by teenage superheroes!  The Spanish version of this award-winning graphic-novel makes osteosarcoma information accessible to kids 10-16. The Medikidz are a group of larger-than-life, space-dwelling characters who live on Mediland, a planet shaped just like the human body. Using their vast knowledge, the Medikidz take kids (including kids with osteosarcoma) on a journey through Mediland, explaining osteosarcoma in a language and visual style teens can relate to and understand.                              
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What's Up with Tiffany's Dad?

Medikidz Explain Melanoma

Written by Dr. Kim Chilman-Blair and Shawn deLoache

Melanoma explained by teenage superheroes!  This graphic-novel makes melanoma information accessible to kids 10-16. The Medikidz are a group of larger-than-life, space-dwelling characters who live on Mediland, a planet shaped just like the human body. Using their vast knowledge, the Medikidz take kids on a journey through Mediland, explaining melanoma in a language and visual style teens can relate to and understand.

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¿Qué le pasa al papá de Tiffany?

Los Medikidz explican el melanoma                        
                        
Written by Kim Chilman-Blair and Shawn deLoache                        
                        
Melanoma explained by teenage superheroes!  The Spanish version of this award-winning graphic-novel makes melanoma information accessible to kids 10-16. The Medikidz are a group of larger-than-life, space-dwelling characters who live on Mediland, a planet shaped just like the human body. Using their vast knowledge, the Medikidz take kids (including kids with melanoma) on a journey through Mediland, explaining melanoma in a language and visual style teens can relate to and understand.                        
                        
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What's Up with Sam's Grandma?

Medikidz Explain Lung Cancer

Written by Dr. Kim Chilman-Blair and Shawn de Loache

Lung cancer explained by teenage superheroes! This graphic-novel makes lung cancer information accessible to kids 10-16. The Medikidz are a group of larger-than-life, space-dwelling characters who live on Mediland, a planet shaped just like the human body. Using their vast knowledge, the Medikidz take kids (including kids with osteosarcoma) on a journey through Mediland, explaining lung cancer in a language and visual style teens can relate to and understand.

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What's Up with Jerome's Grandad?

Medikidz Explain Prostate Cancer

Written by Dr. Kim Chilman-Blair and Shawn de Loache

Prostate Cancer explained by teenage superheroes!  The English version of this award-winning graphic-novel makes prostate cancer information accessible to kids 10-16. The Medikidz are a group of larger-than-life, space-dwelling characters who live on Mediland, a planet shaped just like the human body. Using their vast knowledge, the Medikidz take kids  on a journey through Mediland, explaining prostate cancer in a language and visual style teens can relate to and understand.

List price: $14.95


What's Up with Our Dad?

Medikidz Explain Colorectal Cancer

Written by Dr. Kim Chilman-Blair and Shawn de Loache

Colorectal Cancer explained by teenage superheroes!  The English version of this award-winning graphic-novel makes colorectal cancer information accessible to kids 10-16. The Medikidz are a group of larger-than-life, space-dwelling characters who live on Mediland, a planet shaped just like the human body. Using their vast knowledge, the Medikidz take kids on a journey through Mediland, explaining colorectal cancer in a language and visual style teens can relate to and understand.                        
                        
List price: $14.95


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