Books for Families

Books to Help Your Family Deal with Cancer

Cancer in Our Family, Second Edition

Helping Children Cope with a Parent's Illness

Written by Sue P. Heiney and Joan F. Hermann

Paperback: $19.95 (Ca $21.95)

This indispensable guide is filled with valuable information to help families through each step of the cancer journey: talking to children; helping children cope when a parent falls ill;answering difficult questions about cancer; explaining cancer treatment and its potential side effects; managing role changes and disruptions in routines;and doing exercises to help communication and coping. Special "hands-on-tools" help those affected by cancer face many of the dilemmas that come with the disease. A special illustrated workbook designed just for kids helps even the youngest children record their thoughts and feelings so they can learn how to navigate through this emotional time.   
218 pages
Paperback, eBook formats
Pub Date: August 2013
ISBN: 9780944235959

Association Trends All-Media Contest, Bronze Medal
USA Best Book Award, Finalist
Benjamin Franklin Award, Silver
National Indie Excellence Award, Finalist

American Cancer Society Complete Guide to Family Caregiving, Second Edition

The Essential Guide to Cancer Caregiving at Home

Edited by Julia A. Bucher, Peter S. Houts, and Terri Ades

Paperback: $24.95 (Ca $27.95)

Everything you need to know about caregiving at home! Life changes in an instant when a person receives a cancer diagnosis. But life also changes for the caregiver. Whether a spouse, partner, adult child, friend, or other family member, the caregiver plays a crucial role. This practical, easy-to-use guide is an invaluable resource for anyone dealing with the challenges of cancer treatment and caregiving. The book includes information on a wide range of issues a family caregiver might encounter.

304 pages
Paperback, eBook formats
Pub Date: October 2011
ISBN: 9780944235003

Living Now Book Award, Gold Medal
National Indie Excellence Award, Winner
Apex Awards Grand Award, Winner
Next Generation Indie Book Award, Finalist
IPPY- Independent Publishers Group Award, Bronze Medal
USA Best Books Award, Winner

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

Picture Your Life After Cancer

By The New York Times.
Edited by Karen Barrow.
Foreword by Tara Parker-Pope

Hardcover: $19.95 (Ca $21.95)

What is life like after cancer? The New York Times asked readers who had survived cancer to send in a photo and answer the question, “How is your life different after cancer?” In this powerful book created by The New York Times and published by the American Cancer Society, more than 200 people share their images and their answers to that question. What they share is their “new normal”—the reality of life after facing cancer. By turns inspiring, celebratory, surprising, and joyful, this book explores the honest truth of life after cancer—in the voices of those who are living it.

160 pages
Hardcover, eBook formats
Pub Date: October 2012
ISBN: 9781604430639

National Health Information Award, Gold
Living Now Books Award, Gold Medal
Benjamin Franklin Award, Gold
Association Media and Publishing Excel Award, Bronze Medal
USA Best Book Award, Finalist 

Rad Art

A Journey Through Radiation Treatment

Written and illustrated by Sally Loughridge

Foreword by Eve Ensler

Hardcover: $16.95 (Ca $18.95)

“The paintings are compelling and beautiful . . . . Almost any patient (male or female) or their family members could comfortably look at this work and find it applicable to their own situation
.” —The Lancet. A diagnosis of cancer brings with it not only serious medical realities, but often an unfamiliar and daunting emotional landscape. To help steady herself during radiation therapy, Sally Loughridge created a painting and a journal entry each day after treatment. This book is an amazing resource to encourage expression, sharing, and connection between cancer patients and their loved ones. “Sally's depiction of her radiation therapy experience is illuminating to me as a doctor, and I hope that all who read this are as enlightened.” —Celine Godin, MD, MPH, radiation oncologist

96 pages
Hardcover, eBook formats
Pub Date: October 2012
ISBN: 9781604430929

Next Generation Indie Book Award, Finalist
Association Trends All Media Contest, Gold
USA Best Book Award, Winner

Cancer Caregiving A-to-Z

An At-Home Guide for Patients and Families

From the Experts at the American Cancer Society

Paperback: $14.95 (Ca $16.95)

The perfect quick reference for caregiving at home! A cancer diagnosis is a life-changing event for the entire family, often thrusting key family members into caregiving roles that may be overwhelming. Designed to alleviate the stress of the caregiver, this easy-to-read, award-winning book details the many situations that can arise, while providing solid advice on how to deal with symptoms and warning signs.

157 pages
Paperback, eBook formats
Pub Date: May 2008
ISBN: 9780944235928

Benjamin Franklin Award, Winner
National Health Information Award, Silver Medal
National Indie Excellence Award, Winner

Couples Confronting Cancer

Keeping Your Relationship Strong

Written by Joy L. Fincannon and Katherine V. Bruss

Paperback: $18.95 (Ca $20.95)

Maintain a strong and healthy relationship during cancer and beyond! Maintaining a healthy, long-term marriage or relationship in today's society is challenging enough. When cancer enters the picture, it can become a source of further stress. It can cause people to reevaluate their lives and relationships. In this book, you'll find information about how others experience cancer, the problems it often causes, and how to resolve—and even prevent—those problems.

288 pages
Paperback, eBook formats
Pub Date: November 2002
ISBN: 9780944235256

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

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 Medal

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   

Crossing Divides

A Couple's Story of Cancer, Hope, and Hiking Montana's Continental Divide

Written by Scott Bischke

Foreword by Katie Gibson

Hardcover: $24.95 (Ca $27.95)

Human spirit prevails over adversity! Come along on this captivating, humorous, terrifying, and tender recounting of a couple's journey through demanding wild country and a recurring cancer experience. Their twin stories offer rare insight into the revelations, observations, emotions, and challenges faced when a spouse has cancer. The book provides inspiration and hope to others fighting cancer or another life-threatening disease.  Seven maps and 16 pages of color photographs of gorgeous surroundings bring this personal journey to life. This honest portrayal of a devoted husband and wife team will encourage readers to live fully and refuse to compromise their dreams.

304 pages
Hardcover, eBook formats
Pub Date: April 2002
ISBN: 9780944235393

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