Books For Children

Books to Help Your Children Deal with Cancer

My Cancer Days

Written by Courtney Filigenzi

Illustrated by Nicole Tadgell

Cloth: $12.95 (Ca $13.95)


A new picture book offers hope and support for children with cancer. In My Cancer Days, vibrant watercolors blend with a touching story to show the emotional ups and downs of a little girl going through cancer treatment. In this beautifully illustrated book, the girl comes to realize that her feelings are normal and that expressing her emotions is an important part of coping with a difficult situation. This realistic but hopeful look at a child’s experience with cancer can help children express themselves, and it can help the adults in their lives offer the support they need.

24 pages
Cloth format
Pub Date: November 2015
ISBN: 9781604430912


Because... Someone I Love Has Cancer

Kids' Activity Book

From the Experts at the American Cancer Society

Spiral: $12.95 (Ca $13.95)


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.

96 pages
Spiral
Pub Date: November 2002
ISBN: 9780944235324


Nana, What's Cancer?

Written by Beverlye Hyman Fead and Tessa Mae Hamermesh

Illustrated by Shennen Bersani

Hardcover: $14.95 (Ca $16.95)

''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.

64 pages
Hardcover, eBook formats
Pub Date: October 2009
ISBN: 9781604430103


Next Generation Indie Book Award, Finalist
National Health Information Award, Gold Medal
National Indie Excellence Award, Finalist
Mom's Choice Award, Gold Medal
USA Best Books Award, Finalist


And Still They Bloom

A Family's Journey of Loss and Healing

Written by Amy Rovere

Illustrated by Joel Spector

Hardcover: $14.95 (Ca $16.95)


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 9 to 12.

48 pages
Hardcover, eBook formats
Pub Date: June 2012
ISBN: 9781604430363


National Health Information Award, Silver Medal
Next Generation Indie Book Award, Winner
Moonbeam Children's Book Award, Bronze Medal
Mom's Choice Award, Gold Medal
USA Best Book Award, Winner
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

Hardcover: $14.95 (Ca $16.95)

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.

48 pages
Hardcover, eBook formats
Pub Date: January 2011
ISBN: 9781604430172


National Indie Excellence Award, Finalist
Apex Award of Publishing Excellence
Association Trends All-Media Contest, Gold Medal
USA Best Books Award, Finalist
National Health Information Award, Bronze Medal
Mom's Choice Award, Gold Medal


Let My Colors Out

Written by Courtney Filigenzi

Illustrated by Shennen Bersani

Paper Engineering by Tor Lokvig

Hardcover: $11.95 (Ca $12.95)


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.

16 pages
Hardcover
Pub Date: July 2009
ISBN: 9781604430110


Gelett Burgess Children's Book Award, Winner
National Health Information Award, Silver Medal
National Indie Excellence Award, Finalist
Mom's Choice Award, Gold Medal
USA Best Books Award, Finalist
Association Trends All-Media Contest, Bronze Medal


Our Mom Has Cancer

Written and illustrated by Abigail and Adrienne Ackermann

SALE PRICE: $6.48

List price: $12.95 (Hardcover)

“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. The two sisters couldn’t find any books for kids that explained what might happen to their mother and what they might expect, so 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.

32 pages
Hardcover, paperback, eBook formats
Pub Date: December 2000
ISBN: 9780944235164


Our Mom Is Getting Better

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

Hardcover: $14.95 (Ca $16.95)


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 American Cancer Society Relay For Life ® to help raise money for cancer research.

32 pages
Hardcover, eBook formats
Pub Date: June 2007
ISBN: 9780944235850

National Health Information Award, Bronze Medal
Mom's Choice Award, Gold Medal


Our Dad Is Getting Better

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

Hardcover: $14.95 (Ca $16.95)

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 the American Cancer Society Relay For Life ® to help raise money for cancer research.

32 pages
Hardcover, eBook formats
Pub Date: June 2007
ISBN: 9780944235867


Mom's Choice Award, Gold Medal Winner


The Survivorship Net

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

Written by Jim Owens
 
Illustrated by Bill Cass
 
Foreword by Lance Armstrong

Hardcover: $14.95 (Ca $16.95)

"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!

48 pages
Hardcover, eBook formats
Pub Date: April 2010
ISBN: 9781604430189


National Health Information Award, Merit Winner
Association Media and Publishing Excel Award Winner
National Indie Excellence Award Finalist
Mom's Choice Award, Gold Meda


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

Hardcover: $12.95 (Ca $13.95)

Is your son or daughter fighting cancer? Then help them fight like a pro! When Jarrod Skole was 10 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. The book includes 17 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.

48 pages
Hardcover, eBook formats
Pub Date: June 2011
ISBN: 9781604430370


USA Best Books Award, Finalist


I Can Survive

For the Survivor in Each of Us!

Written and illustrated by Jennifer May Allen

Hardcover: $14.95 (Ca $16.95)


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 whether you just want 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.

32 pages
Hardcover, eBook formats
Pub Date: January 2007
ISBN: 9780944235768


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

Hardcover: $14.95 (Ca $16.95)

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, a six-year-old who 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.

32 pages
Hardcover, eBook formats
Pub Date: April 2010
ISBN: 9781604430271


Mom and the Polka-Dot Boo-Boo

Written by Eileen Sutherland

Illustrated by Maggie Sutherland

Hardcover: $14.95 (Ca $16.95)

This book explains 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, the book gently prepares children for what lies ahead in the weeks and months following their mother's diagnosis.

64 pages
Hardcover, eBook formats
Pub Date: July 2007
ISBN: 9781604435874


Jacob Has Cancer

His Friends Want to Help

Written by Heather Cooper, Heather Paschal, and Melanie Williams

Illustrated by Lindsey McMillion

Paperback Picture Book: $3.50 (Ca $3.95)

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.

16 pages
Paperback Picture Book
Pub Date: November 2012
ISBN: 9781604430127


Mom's Choice Award, Gold Medal
USA Best Book 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

SALE PRICE: $7.38

List price:: $14.75 (Paperback)

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.

16 pages
Paperback Picture Book (5 shrink-wrapped pre-pack)
Pub Date: November 2012
ISBN: 9781604432046

Mom's Choice Award, Gold Medal
USA Best Books Award, Finalist


What's Up with Bridget's Mom?

Medikidz Explain Breast Cancer

Written by Kim Chilman-Blair and John Taddeo

Hardcover: $14.95

Breast cancer explained by teenage superheros! 
This award-winning graphic-novel makes cancer information accessible to kids aged 12+ (Seventh Grade and up). 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 kids can relate to and understand. Also available in Spanish!

32 pages
Hardcover
Pub Date: April 2010
ISBN: 9781604430219


Mom's Choice Award, Gold Medal Winner


¿Qué le pasa a la mamá de Bridget?

Los Medikidz explican el cáncer de seno

Written by Kim Chilman-Blair and John Taddeo

Hardcover: $14.95

Breast cancer explained by teenage superheros!  The Spanish language version of this graphic-novel makes breast cancer information accessible to kids aged 12+ (Seventh Grade and up). 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 kids can relate to and understand. Also available in English!

32 pages
Hardcover
Pub Date:June 2011
ISBN:9781604430226


What's Up with Richard?

Medikidz Explain Leukemia

Written by Kim Chilman-Blair and John Taddeo

Hardcover: $14.95

Leukemia explained by teenage superheroes! 
This graphic-novel makes leukemia information accessible to kids aged 12+ (Seventh Grade and up). 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 leukemia in a language and visual style kids can relate to and understand. Also available in Spanish!

32 pages
Hardcover
Pub Date: April 2010
ISBN: 9781604430196


National Health Information Award, Silver Medal
National Indie Excellence Award Finalist
Mom's Choice Award Gold Medal


¿Qué le pasa a Richard?

Los Medikidz explican la leucemia

Written by Kim Chilman-Blair and John Taddeo

Hardcover: $14.95

Leukemia explained by teenage superheroes! 
The Spanish version of this graphic-novel makes leukemia information accessible to kids aged 12+ (Seventh Grade and up). 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 leukemia in a language and visual style kids can relate to and understand. Also available in English!

32 pages
Hardcover
Pub Date: June 2011
ISBN: 9781604430202


What's Up with Jo?

Medikidz Explain Brain Tumors                   

Written by Kim Chilman-Blair and John Taddeo

Hardcover: $14.95


Brain tumors explained by teenage superheroes! This graphic-novel makes brain tumor information accessible to kids aged 12+ (Seventh Grade and up). 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 kids can relate to and understand. Also available in Spanish!

32 pages
Hardcover
Pub Date: June 2011
ISBN: 9781604430233


¿Qué le pasa Jo?

Los Medikidz explican los tumores cerebrales

Written by Kim Chilman-Blair and John Taddeo                      

Hardcover: $14.95

Brain tumors explained by teenage superheroes! The Spanish version of this graphic-novel makes brain tumors information accessible to kids aged 12+ (Seventh Grade and up). 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 brain tumors in a language and visual style kids can relate to and understand. Also available in English!                

32 pages
Hardcover
Pub Date: February 2012
ISBN: 9781604430240


What's Up with Lyndon?

Medikidz Explain Osteosarcoma

Written by Kim Chilman-Blair and John Taddeo

Hardcover: $14.95

Osteosarcoma explained by teenage superheroes! This graphic-novel makes osteosarcoma information accessible to kids aged 12+ (Seventh Grade and up). 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 osteosarcoma in a language and visual style kids can relate to and understand. Also available in Spanish!

32 pages
Hardcover
Pub Date: June 2011
ISBN: 9781604430257


¿Qué le pasa a Lyndon?

Los Medikidz explican el osteosarcoma                        
                        
Written by Kim Chilman-Blair and John Taddeo

Hardcover: $14.95                        
                        
Osteosarcoma explained by teenage superheroes!  The Spanish version of this graphic-novel makes osteosarcoma information accessible to kids aged 12+ (Seventh Grade and up). 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 osteosarcoma in a language and visual style teens can relate to and understand. Also available in English!                                      
 
32 pages
Hardcover
Pub Date: October 2012
ISBN: 9781604430264


What's Up with Tiffany's Dad?

Medikidz Explain Melanoma

Written by Kim Chilman-Blair and Shawn deLoache

Hardcover: $14.95

Melanoma explained by teenage superheroes!  This graphic-novel makes melanoma information accessible to kids aged 12+ (Seventh Grade and up). 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 kids can relate to and understand.Also available in Spanish!

32 pages
Hardcover
Pub Date: April 2012
ISBN: 9781604430325


¿Qué le pasa al papá de Tiffany?

Los Medikidz explican el melanoma                        
                        
Written by Kim Chilman-Blair and Shawn deLoache  

Hardcover: $14.95                    
                        
Melanoma explained by teenage superheroes!  This graphic-novel makes melanoma information accessible to kids aged 12+ (Seventh Grade and up). 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 kids can relate to and understand. Also available in English!                       
                        
32 pages
Hardcover
Pub Date: April 2013
ISBN: 9781604430332


What's Up with Sam's Grandma?

Medikidz Explain Lung Cancer

Written by Kim Chilman-Blair and Shawn de Loache

Hardcover: $14.95

Lung cancer explained by teenage superheroes!
This graphic-novel makes lung cancer information accessible to kids aged 12+ (Seventh Grade and up). 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 lung cancer in a language and visual style kids can relate to and understand. Also available in Spanish!

32 pages
Hardcover
Pub Date: December 2013
ISBN: 9781604432008


Qué le pasa a la abuela de Sam?

Los Medikidz explican el cáncer de pulmón

Written by Kim Chilman-Blair and Shawn de Loache

Hardcover: $14.95

Lung cancer explained by teenage superheroes!
This Spanish version of this graphic-novel makes lung cancer information accessible to kids aged 12+ (Seventh Grade and up). 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 lung cancer in a language and visual style kids can relate to and understand. Also available in English!

32 pages
Hardcover
Pub Date: December 2014
ISBN: 9781604432015


What's Up with Jerome's Grandad?

Medikidz Explain Prostate Cancer

Written by Kim Chilman-Blair and Shawn de Loache

Hardcover: $14.95

Prostate cancer explained by teenage superheroes!
  This graphic-novel makes prostate cancer information accessible to kids aged 12+ (Seventh Grade and up). 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 kids can relate to and understand. Also available in Spanish!

32 pages
Hardcover
Pub Date: December 2013
ISBN: 9781604431988


Que le pasa al abuelo de Jerome?

Los Medikidz explican el cáncer de próstata

Written by Kim Chilman-Blair and Shawn deLoache       

Hardcover: $14.95         
                                          
Prostate cancer explained by teenage superheroes!  The Spanish version of this graphic-novel makes prostate cancer information accessible to kids aged 12+ (Seventh Grade and up). 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 kids can relate to and understand. Also available in English!
                 
32 pages
Hardcover
Pub Date: December 2014
ISBN: 9781604431995


What's Up with Our Dad?

Medikidz Explain Colorectal Cancer

Written by Kim Chilman-Blair and Shawn de Loache

Hardcover: $14.95         

                                          
Colorectal cancer explained by teenage superheroes!  This graphic-novel makes colorectal cancer information accessible to kids aged 12+ (Seventh Grade and up). 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 kids can relate to and understand. Also available in Spanish!                      
                        
32 pages
Hardcover
Pub Date: December 2013
ISBN: 9781604432022


Qué le pasa a nuestro papa

Los Medikidz explican el cáncer colorrectal

Written by Kim Chilman-Blair and Shawn deLoache

Hardcover: $14.95                   
 
                       
Colorectal cancer explained by teenage superheroes!  The Spanish version of this graphic-novel makes colorectal cancer information accessible to kids aged 12+ (Seventh Grade and up). 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. Also available in English!                      
                       
32 pages
Hardcover
Pub Date: December 2014
ISBN: 9781604432039


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