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CHILDREN’S BOOKS AND VIDEOS
ON TRAUMA AND TRAUMATIC GRIEF
Partial list last updated Draft Annotated Bibliography May 7, 2008
Chris Dunning, Ph.D. # or xx=missing information 9/30/07
PERSONAL & TECHNOLOGICAL ACCIDENTS
AUTO/MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT
LAND, ROCK, MUDSLIDE/AVALANCHE
FOREST, BUSH and WILDFIRE
GRIEF (Sudden and Unexpected Death books only, not anticipatory or elder family member)
DEPRESSION, AND TRAUMA-LINKED BEHAVIOR
ORDERED AND UNDER REVIEW
Doll, Beth and Carol Doll (1997) Bibliotherapy with Young People: Librarians and
Mental Health Professional Working Together. Englewood, CO: Libraries Unlimited Inc.
John T. Gillespie (2003) Best Books for Children # Libraries Unlimited
Jones, Eileen (2001) Bibliotherapy for Bereaved Children, Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley Pub.
Lima, Carolyn and John Lima (2001) A to Zoo New York: Greenwood.
Pardeck, John T. and Jean A. Pardeck (1993) Bibliotherapy: A Clinical Approach for Helping Children. Amsterdam: Gordon and Breach Science Publishers S.A.
Pardeck, John (1998) Using Books in Clinical Social Work Practice: A Guide to Bibliotherapy. New York: Haworth Press.
Rasinski, Timothy and Cindy Gillespie (1992) SENSITIVE ISSUES: An Annotated Guide
To Children’s Literature K-6. Phoenix, AZ: Oryx Press.
Rudman, Masha (1988) Children’s Literature: An Issues Approach. White Plains, NY: Longman, Inc.
INJURIES/DISEASE/DISFIGUREMENT Mills, Joyce (2003) Little Tree, Washington, DC: Magination Press (Story of a
beautiful tree whose limbs have been damaged in a storm but maintains her strong trunk, deep roots, beautiful heart, and the capability of blossoming anew. Originally written for a girl about to undergo amputation, it will touch any child who has been challenged by loss. Grades K-3.
Philipson, Sandra (1999), Annie Loses Her Leg but Finds Her WayChagrin Falls OH: Chagrin River Publishing (Annie, a nine-year-old Springer Spaniel, loses her front leg to cancer. Her brother is in denial and Annie is in a state of sad acceptance. They both begin to heal after meeting Samantha, a three-legged Golden Retriever.) Grades K-3
Bauer, Marion Dane (1986) On My Honor, New York, NY: Bantam Doubleday Dell New York NY, (During a bicycle trip to the state park, Joel dares his best friend, Tony, to a swimming race in a dangerous River death by drowning. Ages 9-12
Berry, Joy (1988) Every Kid’s Guide to Responding to Danger, Sebastopol, CA: Living Skills Press (A guide about fear and danger, including dangerous objects, places, and activities) Grades 3-7 YRTD Bunting, Eve (2000) Blackwater New York, NY: Harper-Collins (When a boy and girl are drowned, a 13 year old must decide whether to confess that he may have caused the accident) Ages 10-14 YBL
Byars, Betsy (1985) Goodbye, Little Chicken New York, NY: Scholastic Paperbacks. (Ever since his father’s death, Jimmie has been frightened and worries so much he calls himself Chicken Little. His Uncle Pete has a terrible accident and his Mom helps him recover. Ages 9-12
Cole, Michael D. (1999) TWA Flight 800 Explosion in Midair Springfield, NJ:Enslow Publishers, Inc.. (Describes the explosion that caused TWA Flight 800 to break apart in midair, killing 230 people on July 17, 1996, and examines some possible causes for the disaster. Ages 11-15 YTFEM
Cooney, Caroline (1992) Flight #116 Is Down! New York: NY: Scholastic Inc. (When a 747 crashes into the deep woods on Heidi's family's estate, she at first believes herself incapable of helping the survivors. But as the night unfolds and she becomes involved in a massive rescue effort; Heidi locates a well of unexpected inner strength and saves lives.) Young Adult YFD Crutcher, Chris (2002- reissue of 1991) Chinese Handcuffs New York: NY: Laurel Leaf Books (Random House) (A young boy is forced to witness his brother’s suicide, then his life falls apart) Young adult Greenberg, Keith (1992) Erik is Homeless Minneapolis, MN: Lerner Publishing Group. (After Erik’s father is killed in a car accident his family is homeless. He learns to adjust. Photoessay) Ages 9-12 (grades 3-6)
Landau, Elaine (1999) Air Crashes, New York, NY: Grolier Publishing (Explores famous air crashes, what went wrong, and efforts to make the air safer) Grades 4-7 YAC Morris, Deborah. (1995) Real Kids, Real Adventures: #2 Whirlpool New York, NY:. Real Kids, Real Adventures Publishing (Amazing true stories of young heroes and survivors who lived through falling into storm sewer, down cliff…) Age 9-12
Morris, Deborah. (2000) Real Kids, Real Adventures: Bear Attack #3 New York, NY. Thorndike Publishing (Amazing true stories of young heroes and survivors who lived through bear attack, boat accident, tornado) Age 9-12YRKRA
Park, Barbara (1996) Mick Harte Was Here. New York, NY: Random House (Family mourns and remembers 12 year old son killed in bicycle accident) Ages 9-12.
Smith, Doris (1992) A Taste of Blackberries New York, NY: HarperTrophy (A prank ends in tragedy, and a boy must learn to live not only with the loss of a friend, but with the feeling that he could have prevented it. Ages 7-10. Turner, Barbara J. (1996) A Little Bit of Rob. Morton Grove, IL: A. Whitman, (After Rob’s death, his parents and younger sister finally take their boat out crabbing again in an effort to get their lives back to normal). Ages 9-12 Wright, Russell ,.(1995) Toxic Leak! New York, NY: Addison Wesley Longman, Inc.(Reader plays the role of a concerned citizen in a small community that has a leaking gasoline storage tank.) Ages 10-14 YTL
AUTO/MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT Bohlmeijer, Arno, (1996) Something Very Sorry, Boston, MA: Houghton-Mifflin. (A family member dies but others survive an auto accident) Grades5-7 PreTeen YSVS Bunting, Eve (1988) A Sudden Silence New York: Ballantine Books, (Jesse Harmon is filled with grief and guilt after witnessing his deaf brother killed by a hit-and-run driver.)Young Adult (Grades 7-12) YASS Carrick, Carol. (1976) The Accident New York, NY: on Books. . (After his dog is hit by a truck and killed, Christopher must deal with his own feelings of depression and guilt) 2 copies Grades 1-4 YTAC
Cooney, Caroline B. (1994) Driver’s Ed New York, NY: Laurel-Leaf Pub. (Three friends go out to steal certain signs one night, a mother is killed due to the missing stop sign.) Young Adult (Grades 7-12) YDE
Draper, Sharon M. (1994) Tears of a Tiger (The death of a high school basketball star Rob Washington in an automobile accident affects the lives of his close friend Andy, who was driving the car, and many others in the school). 2 copies-paperbacks Young Adult Grade 12 & up Morris, Deborah. (1996) Real Kids, Real Adventures #4 Runaway Bus New York, NY:. Real Kids, Real Adventures Publishing (Amazing true stories of young heroes and survivors. Ten-year-old boy in Missouri takes the wheel after the school bus driver faints while driving 20 elementary students to school) Age 9-12YRKRA Price, Mathew & Steve Augarde. (2000). Little Red Car Has an Accident. New York, NY: Abbeville Kids. (Story of a little red car’s accident on the road) Pre-School-1st gradeYLRCHA Rodowsky, Colby (1996) Remembering Mog Toronto,Canada:Harper Collins A girl struggles with living without her sister killed in an auto accident).
Tomey, Ingrid (1999) Nobody Else Has to Know. New York, NY : Random House, Inc.(15 year old Webber realizes that Grandpa had taken the blame for driving and hitting a little girl, while it was Webber who was driving). High School YNEHK
FIRE American Red Cross Coloring Book. After The Fire Washington, DC: American Red Cross (A Coloring Book for children to express themselves). 53 copies Pre-School - Grade 2YAF
Beatty, Monica Driscoll, Christie Allan-Piper Fire Night! Santa Fe, NM: Health Press (Captures the full range of emotions children might experience during a house fire.) Age: 9 - 12
Brown, Marc, (2000) Arthur’s Fire Drill, New York: Random House Preschool-K YAFD Hutchins, Pat. (1987) Changes, Changes New York, NY: Aladdin Paperbacks. . (Couple in their building block house and the changes that happen when the house is on fire. They escape by building a fire engine and a boat) Age 3-6YCC Martin, Ann, (1999) The Fire at Mary Ann’s House: The Babysitters’ Club #131, New York, NY: Scholastic Books. Mary Anne's house burned down due to faulty kitchen wiring. She experiences loss, shock, and looking toward the future. Preteen Age 9-12 YTFMAH Martin, Jacqueline Briggs (1996) Grandmother Bryant’s Pocket New York, NY: Houghton-Mifflin (Suffering from nightmares after her dog is killed in a fire, a young girl in 18th – century Maine goes to live with her grandparents.) Baby-Preschool Oklan, Edward and Gilbert Kliman (1993) My Fire Story: A Guided Activity Workbook for Children, Families and Teachers (A simple and straightforward guide that encourages healthy expression, learning and coping. Use it to help children, teenagers and families overcome bad memories and fears. 3 copies
American Red Cross After the Hurricane Coloring Book. Washington, DC: American Red Cross (A Coloring Book for children to express themselves). 2 copies Pre-School - Grade 2YAH
American Red Cross After the Volcano Coloring Book. Washington, DC: American Red Cross (A Coloring Book for children to express themselves). 2 copies Pre-School - Grade 2YAH
Anerson, Laurie Halse (2001) Storm Rescue, Middleton WI: American Girl, Pleasant Company Publications , (When a hurricane hits her town, Sunita must face her fears in order to help a stranded cat.) Ages 9-12 Berenstain, Stan & Jan Berenstain. (1998) The Berenstain Bear Scouts and the Really Big Disaster. New York, NY: Scholastic, Inc. (The Berenstain Bear family deals with a big disaster striking Beartown). Ages 4-8 YBRBD Berger, Melvin and Gilda (1999) Why Do Volcanoes Blow Their Tops?: Questions and Answers About Volcanoes and Earthquakes New York, NY Scholastic Inc. No age range listed Berry, Joy. (2000) Good Answers to Tough Questions About Disasters. Scottsdale, AZ: Gold Star Publishing, Inc. (Dealing with natural disasters and man-made disasters). Middle school Ages 10-13 YDISAS Branley, Franklyn M. (1990) Earthquakes New York, NY: Harper Collins Publishers. (Story telling about how earthquakes are formed and the history of the devastating earthquakes) Age 5-9YEQ Cole, Joanna et al, (1995) Inside A Hurricane, Magic School Bus, New York, NY: Scholastic Inc., (Hurricane education)
Guide to using The Magic School Bus Inside a Hurricane in the classroom by Greg Young, M.S. Ed. Teacher Created Materials, Inc. (1996)
Day, Trevor (2001) Guide to Savage Earth - A dramatic journey across the planet New York, NY: DK Publishing.
(account of our planet’s structure, earthquakes, seismic waves, volcanoes and
the path of glaciers. Ages 7 and up. YGTSE
Demas Corinne, (2000) Hurricane Tarrytown, NY: Marshall Cavendish, Inc. (A fictional you-are-there account of a real Hurricane in 1991, Hurricane Bob.) Grades 2-4. Discovery Channel (VIDEO) Tornado! Hurricane! Flood! New York, NY: The Learning Channel.
Federal Emergency Management Agency. (1993) Disaster Preparedness Coloring Book, Washington, DC: American Red Cross. (Addresses natural disasters and what should be done) 10 copies Preschool - Grade 2 YDP.
Garland, Sherry (1993) Silent Storm Orlando, FL: Harcourt Brace & Company (Thirteen year old Alyssa has not spoken since seeing her parents die in a hurricane and three years later, another storm threatens the home she shares with her grandfather on Galveston Island. Young adult Gallopade, (2005) Earthquakes, Plate Tectonics & the Ring of Fire, Gallopade.
Gallopade, (2005) Hurricanes & Cyclones. Gallopade
Groman, Jeff ((2002) Atlas of Natural Disasters: Avalanches, Earthquakes, Floods & Storms, Hurricanes, Wildfires, Volcanoes London, England: Z-Publishing, Inc. Grades 5-8 Harrington, Holly. (August 2000) Herman, P.I.C.; And the Hunt for a Disaster-Proof Shell Washington, DC: FEMA (A hermit crab tells the story of what he has learned since he searched for his first shell). 8 copies. Preschool - Grade 2 YHPHDPS
Harrington, Holly (August 1999). The Adventures of Julia and Robbie: The Disaster Twins Washington, DC: FEMA (A child’s story of twin that run into natural disasters, filled with quizzes.) 9 Copies Ages 5-8 YTDT
Hirsch, Beverly (1995) Annie’s Storm, Miami FL: Cardinal Enterprises of Florida, (An approaching hurricane causes Annie to become concerned for herself, her family, and her friend, Mrs. Mockingbird) (Juvenile Fiction)
Hopping, Lorraine Jean. (1998) Blizzards! New York, NY: Cartwheel Books. Scholastic Inc. (Fun filled facts about winter storms, blizzards across the United States) Age 7-9YBL Hopping, Lorraine Jean (1995) Hurricanes, New York, NY: Scholastic Inc., ( Discusses where hurricanes come from, what types there are, and what can be done during one.) Ages 7 - 9 Kliman, Gerald (1989) My Earthquake Story: A Guided Activity Workbook for Children, Families and Teachers Kentfield, CA: The Psychological Trauma Center (Guide, which encourages healthy expression, learning and coping to help children, teenagers and families overcome bad memories and fears). Ages 5-10XMES Lampton, Christopher (1991) Hurricane, Brookfield, CT: Millbrook Press, , (Describes a hurricane and its destruction. Explains how the weather bureau can detect, measure, predict and warn people about a hurricane experience. Discusses the means of protecting oneself.) Ages 9-12 @Lewis, Thomas P. (1983) Hill of Fire New York: HarperTrophy. (A volcano erupts in
Pablo’s fathers cornfield). Ages 4-8.
London, Jonathan (1998) Hurricane, New York, NY: Harper Collins Children’s Books, (Young boy describes the experiences of his family when a hurricane hits their home on the island of Puerto Rico.)
Longshore, David (2000) Hurricanes, Typhoons, and Cyclones, Encyclopedia of, , New York, NY: Checkmark Books, (Encyclopedia that focuses on scientific, historical, and cultural concepts of cyclones in tropical regions around the world).
Loredo, Betsy (1993) Storm at the Shore, New York, NY: Silver Moon Press (Book was
created in cooperation with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Washington D.C., The kids of the Explorers Club visit Fire Island just in time for Hurricane Barry.) Ages 9-12
Lyon, Ella. (1990) Come A Tide New York, NY: Orchard Books. (Story about a little girl and her grandmother and the storm-hurricane that hits them) Age 4-8 YCAT Mark, Bonnie S. Ph.D & Aviva Layton. (1997) I'll Know What To Do: A Kid's Guide to Natural Disasters Washington, D.C: Magination Press. (Quick facts for kids to read and guidelines for procedures in a natural disaster) Age 9-12YIKWTD Martin, Ann M. (1999) Karen’s Hurricane: Little Sister Babysitters Club #113. New York, NY: Scholastic Inc.(Karen thinks that it is neat that a hurricane is named after her until it gets close.) Grades 3-6. Moreau, Roger. (1998). Natural Disaster Mazes. New York, NY: Sterling Publishing Co., Inc. (Workbook full of mazes related to disasters for children to complete). Ages 9-12 YNDA Moores, Dr. Eldridge M. (1995) Volcanoes & Earthquakes Time Life Books No age range
Morris, Deborah. (1996) Earthquake and Other True Stories:Real Kids, Real Adventures New York, New York. Thorndike Publishing (Amazing true stories of young heroes and survivors who lived through disasters) Age 9-12YRKRA
Niegiotis, Nicholas. (1996) Volcanoes: Mountains That Blow Their Tops New York, NY: Grossett & Dunlap, Inc. (Story about volcanoes and its eruption on villages and towns) Age 6-9YVMTB Osborne, Mary Pope and Natalie Pope Boyce (2007) (Tsunamis and other Natural Disasters Random House Ages 9-12 Rodger, Ellen (2007) Hurricane Katrina New York: Crabtree Publishing. ( History, causes and effects of Hurricane Katrina) Ages 9-12 Stallone, L. (1992) The Flood That Came to Grandma's House, % Upshur Press (Rain from Hurricane Agnes forces citizens To sandbag the river, but finally, they must evacuate. Humorous but realistic illustrations show children what happens when a house fills with water and the mess left in its wake.) PRESCHOOL
Stolz, Mary (1990) Storm in the Night New York, NY: HarperTrophy (Grandfather tells a young boy a story about a similar night when a storm caused the electricity to go out-hurricane) Ages 4-8 YSITN Van Rose, Susanna, (1992) Volcano & Earthquake, New York, NY: Dorling Kindersley, NY (An Eyewitness Book, Discover the power of volcanoes and earthquakes from hot spots and black smokers to devastating tremors and tsunamis.) Ages 9-12 Vaughan, Jenny & Nick Hewetson. Fast Forward Natural Disasters with Special Split Pages. New York, NY: Grolier Publishing. (Picture book explaining various natural disasters from history). Ages 9-12. YFFNDSS
Wallner, Alexandra (2000) Sergio and the Hurricane, New York, NY: Henry Holt and Company, (Young boy is excited when he hears that a hurricane is coming to his oceanfront home in San Juan, Puerto Rico, but when it comes, he learns how dangerous hurricanes can be.) Ages 4-8
Wright, Russell ,.(1994) Earthquake! Investigations in Earth Science New York, NY: Addison Wesley Longman, Inc (In Earthquake! you will work in a cooperative team to play the role of geologist, chief of transportation, director of utilities, city planner, architect, or civil engineer.) Ages 9-14 YE Wright, Russell.(1994) Hurricane! New York, NY: Addison Wesley Longman, Inc (In Hurricane! you will work in a cooperative team to play the roles of editor-in-chief, hurricane specialist, meteorologist, natural-hazards planner, reporter, and environmental scientist) Ages 9-14 YH Wright, Russell ,.(1996) Volcano! New York, NY: Addison Wesley Longman, Inc (Students must then apply their scientific knowledge and work in teams to solve a real-world task related to the event. As students study the event they learn to analyze problems, seek out needed information, and ask critical questions.) Ages 9-12 YV Zoehfeld, Kathleen Weidner. (1995) How Mountains Are Made New York, NY: Harper Collins Publications. (Fun fact book about the creation of mountains) Age 5-9YHMAM TORNADO/STORM American Red Cross After the Storm Washington, DC: American Red Cross Coloring Book (A coloring book for children to express themselves). 86 copies Pre-School – Grade 2
American Red Cross ()After the Tornado Washington, DC: American Red Cross Coloring Book. (A Coloring Book for children to express themselves). 82 copies Pre-School - Grade 2
Berger, Melvin & Berger, Gilda (2000) Do Tornadoes Really Twist? New York, NY: Scholastic Inc. (Questions and answers about tornadoes and hurricanes). Ages 7 –10. YDTRT Bourgeois, Paulette, Clark, Brenda (1998) Franklin and the Thunderstorm, New York, NY: Scholastic, Inc. 2 paperback copies Ages 4-8 Branley, Franklin M. (1999) Flash, Crash, Rumble, and Roll New York, NY: Harper Collins Publishers. (Story telling how thunderclouds are formed and the history of the storms) Age 5-9YFCRR Branley, Franklyn M. (1988) Tornado Alert New York, NY: Harper Collins Publishers.(Story telling about how tornadoes touch down and how they are formed) Age 4-8 YTORALER Brewer, Carolynglenn (1997) Caught in the Path, A Tornado’s Fury, A Community’s Rebirth #Prairie Fugue Press, (A story of residents’ fear and courage, suffering and resiliency after a tornado levels their community. Young Adult Byars, Betsy. (1996) Tornado New York, NY: Harper Collins Publishers. (Story of a little boy's experience with Tornadoes) Age 7-10YTO Erickson, John R. (1995) Hank, The Cowdog: The Case of the Swirling Killer Tornado
Houston, TX: Maverick Books. (Hank the cowdog & his sidekick Drover find themselves confronting a huge storm in the middle of the night) 2 copies Age 9-12 YHCOW
Ferguson, Sarah, H.R.H., The Duchess of York, (1989) Budgie and the Blizzard, In Anthology, The Adventures of Budgie
Ferguson, Sarah, H.R.H. The Duchess of York, (1989) Budgie Goes to Sea, In Anthology, The Adventures of Budgie
Gallopade, Tornadoes and Water Spouts. (2005) Gallopade Publishing
Greenberg, Keith (1997) Hurricanes and Tornados: When Disaster Strikes. 21st Century Press. Ages 9-12.
Harris, Julia. Tornado: Activity File New York, NY: DK Publishing, Inc. (Facsimile documents, photographs, booklets, poster, activities for kids) Age 8 & upYTAF Hopping, Lorraine Jean. (1994) Tornadoes! New York, NY: Cartwheel Books. Scholastic Inc. (Fun filled facts about Tornadoes and its effects on people and buildings) Age 9-12 YTORN @Jennings, Patrick (2002) The Tornado Watches: An Ike and Mem Story #: Holiday House (Ike and his family take shelter in the basement after a tornado warning and Ike worries and watches days later for another. Ikes fears are comforted and he learns coping.) Ages 4-8 Kramer, Stephen. (1997) Eye of the Storm: Chasing Storms with Warren Faidley New York, NY: Penguin Putnam Books. (Fact filled book with many pictures about tornadoes, hurricanes, and thunderstorms) Age 9-12 YETS Mayer, Gina and Mercer Mayer2003) Just a Thunderstorm, New York: Golden Books. (During a big thunderstorm, Mom and Dad find lots of ways to comfort Little Critter and his sister.) Baby-Preschool
Morris, Deborah. (1997) Real Kids, Real Adventures: Tornado New York, New York. Berkley Publishing (True stories of young heroes and survivors who lived through tornado, bear attack, whirlpool) Age 9-12YRKRA
Oklan, Edward and Gerald Kliman (1999) My Tornado Story: A Guided Activity Workbook for Children, Families and Teachers Kentfield, CA The Psychological Trauma Center Press. (Guide that encourages healthy expression, learning and coping. Use it to help children, teenagers and families overcome bad memories and fears). 5 copies XMTS Rose, Sally. (1999) Tornadoes: Fascinating Eyewitness Accounts, Facts, and Photos! New York, NY: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing Division. (Fact filled book about tornadoes) Age 9-12 YTFEAFP Ruckman, I (1984) Night of the Twisters New York, NY: HarperTrophy (Dan, his best friend, and brother take refuge in their basement during a tornado.) Middle School Ages 9-12 Schreiber, Ann (2001) Twister Trouble: The Magic School Bus. New York, NY: Scholastic Press. (The kids in Ms. Frizzle’s class are getting ready for the Wild Weather Show. To prepare, they take a field trip to the Weatherama Amusement Park. The class finds out just how wild weather can be when they accidentally fly right into a powerful tornado.) Ages 6-9 YTTTMSB Simon, Seymour (2001) Tornadoes New York, NY: HarperCollins Publishers. (Describes the location, nature, development, measurement, and destructive effects of tornadoes, as well as how to stay out of danger from them).
Ages 6-10. YTO
Stevenson, Cloo (1996) A Tree Tale Indianapolis, IN: Kidsright. Ages 6-9 (A story about a tree that experiences a ferocious storm and recovers.) (2 Copies)
Wright, Russell.(1994) Tornado! New York, NY: Addison Wesley Longman, Inc. (Students are drawn into the activities by media coverage about major current events/disasters, along with "Discovery File" articles, "On the Job" interviews, and other interesting features. Students must then apply their scientific knowledge and work in teams to solve a real-world task related to the event.) Ages 9-14 YT
FLOOD/TSUNAMI American Red Cross ()After the Flood Washington, DC: American Red Cross Coloring Book. (A Coloring Book for children to express themselves). 95 copies Pre-School -Grade 2 YATF Buck, Pearl (1986) The Big Wave. New York, NY: Harper Trophy reprint original 1948 (Famous story of a Japanese boy who must face life after escaping the tidal wave destruction of his family and village.) Ages 9-12. Byars, B. 1987) A Blossom Promise New York, NY: Delacorte Press (After a big flood in Alderson county, the Blossom Family discusses coping in their unique family style)Grades 4-6 Calhoun, Mary. (1976) Euphonia and the Flood New York, NY: Parent's Magazine Press. (Tale of a massive flood and how the characters deal with the flood) Ages 6-10YEATF Calhoun, Mary. (1997) Flood New York, NY: William Morrow and Company, Inc. (Story of a little girl and her experience with the Flood in the Midwest) Age 4-8YFL
Coatsworth, E. (1974) All-of-a-Sudden Susan Macmillan New York, NY: Antheneum Press(When a family rushes to higher ground to avoid a flood, they discover that their daughter Susan and her magic doll are not with them. Susan and Emelida, the doll, display otimistic courage as heroines. Grades K-3
Croteau, Marie-Danielle. (1996) Fred and the Flood Halifax, Nova Scotia: Formac Publishing Company Limited. . (When Fred’s grandma arrives to help in the family store, disaster strikes) 2 copies Age 4-8YFATF Devlin, W. (1980) Hang on, Hester! New York, NY: Lothrop, Lee and Shepard (Hester courageously hangs onto her house when it is swept down river during a flood.) Ages 3-6 Ferguson, Sarah H.R.H. The Duchess of York, (1989) Simon & Schuster, New York, NY, Budgie: At Benedick’s Point, In Anthology, The Adventures of Budgie
Fradin, D. (1982) Floods %Children’s Press. (Starting with the terrible 1976 floods in Colorado, this book floods—causes, effects and precautions.) Grades 4-6 Gilson, Jamie (1989) Hobie Hanson Greatest Hero of the Mall New York, NY: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books, (When his town in devastated by a flood, Hobie’s fifth grade class is forced to meet at The mall) Ages 8-11 YHHGHOTM James, Betsy (1994) The Mud Family G.P. Putnam’s Sons, New York, NY. The Mud Family A drought threatens to force Sosi’s family to move from their canyon, unless she can bring rain with her dancing. Ages 6-9 Kehret, Peg. (1999) The Flood Disaster New York, NY: Pocket Books. Simon & Schuster Inc. (Two kids travel back to the great flood of 1889 to save an 8-year-old girl) Age 9-12 YFLODIS
Keller, Ellen. (1999) Floods! Riverside, NJ: Simon Spotlight. (A fun facts, history of floods, and ways to prevent them) Age 9-12YFLS
Lauber, Patricia. (1996) Flood: Wrestling With the Mississippi % National Geographic Society. (Picture book explaining the disastrous Flood of 1993) Age 8 & upYFWWM Llewellyn, Claire. Wild, Wet and Windy Cambridge, MA: Candlewick Press. (Explains the how wind is used in everyday work and the effects of wind on societies and cities and rural country sides) Age 7 - 11YWWW Oklan, Edward and Gerald Kliman (1993) My Flood Story: A Guided Activity Workbook for Children, Families and Teachers Kentfield, CA Family Development Press. (A simple and straightforward guide that Encourages healthy expression, learning and coping. Use it to help children, teenagers and families overcome bad memories and fears). 4 copies XMFLS Osbourne, Mary Pope and Natalie Pope Boyce (2007) Tsunamis and Other Natural
Disasters New York: Random House Children’s Books. (Describes the causes and effects of tsunamis and other natural disasters.)
Pfeffer, Wendy, (2001) The Big Flood. % Hillbrook Press (story about the Mississippi River floods) Ages 5-8 YTBF
Stevenson, J. and E. Stevenson (1978) Help! Yelled Maxwell New York: Greenwillow Books (When a flood threatens the town, how Maxwell finds help in an unlikely place.) Grades 4-6
Thompson, L.( 2000) Tsunamis New York: Scholastic Library Publishing. Defines tsunamis and describes the geologic forces that cause them, as well as the damage they can inflict when the huge walls of ocean water strike land. Ages 9-12.
Wright, Russell (1995) Flood! New York, NY: Addison Wesley Longman The Event-Based Science Project is designed for middle-school earth science or general science classes. Students are drawn into the activities by media coverage about major current events/disasters) Ages 9-14 YF Yashima, Taro. (1986) Umbrella% Puffin Books. (Momo eagerly waits for a rainy day so she can use the red boots and umbrella she received on her third birthday, quelling fears of storms) Age 4-8 YUMBRE LAND, ROCK, MUDSLIDE/ AVALANCHE Brewster, J. and Bill Jankowski (2003) Mountain Mudslide: Rescue Heroes New York, NY: Scholastic Books Ages 4-8 Ceban, Bonnie (2005) Floods and Mudslides: Disasters and Survival #Enslow Publishing. Ages 9-12 Downs, S. (2000) When the Earth Moves. # Lerner Publishing Group (Describes and explains the geological phenomena of earthquakes, landslides, sinkholes, quicksand, and avalanches.) Ages 12 and up. Duden, Jane (2000) Avalanche: The Deadly Slide #Perfection Learning Ages 9-12 Mitter, M. (1999) Rip to the Rescue New York: Reader’s Digest. (Rockslides!
Mudslides! Avalanches! In Rip to the Rescue, the Rescue
Heroes are on the go, heading off natural disasters.) Ages 5-7.
Mullin, P. (1983, rebound 2003) Mudslide! # Sagebrush Publishing.
(Describes the causes and effects of avalanches and landslides, as well as the history and study of such slides.) Ages 5-8.
Spilsbury, L. and R. Spilsbury (2004) Thundering Landslides. # Heinemann Ages 8-10. Walker, Jane (2004) Avalanches and Landslides # Stargazer Publishing Co.Studies the causes, effects, and consequences of avalanches and landslides. Ages 9-12 Walker, Vanessa (2004) Avalanche and Landslide Alert! # Crabtree Publishing, Ages 9- 12 Ylvisiker, A. (2003) Landslides # Capstone Press, (Stories and photos of devastating landslides occurring in the last 40 years.) Ages 6-10.
FOREST, BUSH and WILDFIRE Beck, Martine (1991) The Rescue of Brown Bear and White Bear Little, Brown and Co.
(Brown Bear and White Bear live in the mountains when rains cause an avalanche that flattens their home, they are rescued by their neighbors, who then rebuild) Ages 4-8.
Capeci, Anne (2002) The Magic School Bus to the Rescue: Forest Fire, New York, NY: Scholastic, Inc.
@Crawford, Joanne (2007) Bilby and the Bushfire #: Magabala Books. Ages 4-8.
@Fraser, Mary Ann (1999) Forest Fire Troll Communications (Story tells how plants and animals adapt to changes as their habitat moves through a cycle of death and destruction to rebirth and renewal.) Grades 1-3
George, Jean (1984) One Day in the Alpine Tundra New York: HarperCollins. (A Wyoming boy's adventure when he is alone on the alpine tundra on a stormy day.) Ages 9-12
@Gibbon, Gail (1997) Fire!Fire! New York: HarperTrophy (Explains the different ways fires are fought) Ages 4-8.
@Morrison, Taylor (2006) Wildfire New York: Houghton-Mifflin Lorraine Books. (Overview of the people involved in fighting wildfires and the techniques and equipment they use.) Ages 9-12. @Peluso, Beth A. (2007) The Charcoal Forest: How Fire Helps Animals and and Plants
Mountain Press Publishing (The Charcoal Forest explores the new habitat created by the fire.) Ages 4-8.
@Salas, Laura (2000) Forest Fires #: Capstone Press. Ages 9-12 @Seymour, Simon (1996) Wildfires New York: Morrow Junior Books. (Explores the
place of fire in nature.) Grades 3-5
@Sipiera, Paul and Diane Sipiera (1999) Wildfire: (True Books of Nature) #CT:
Children’s Press. Ages 4-8
@Springer, Susan () Seldovia Sam and the Wildfire Escape #Alaska Northwest Books (Sam discovers and reports a wildfire that is dangerously close to the isolated community of Seldovia and townspeople gather to be evacuated onto fishing boats) Ages 7-10
Adams, Jana (2006) The Colors Within: One Rainbow Reclaimed. Xlibris Corporation. ( Story about a little girl who was abused as a child, which led up to her being scarred as an adult) No age range listed
Antle, Nancy (2000) Playing Solitaire Dial Books, New York, New York. (Living with her grandfather in a small Oklahoma town, fourteen-year-old Ellie is in constant fear that she will be approached by her father, who is running from the police) Ages 12 & up
Block, Francesca. (1994) The Hanged Man New York, NY: Harper-Collins Children'sBooks. (Laurel hides some dark secrets-sexual abuse and anorexia) High School Young Adult YHM Cattanach, Ann (2007) Malpas the Dragon London, England: Jessica Kingsley Pub.(Malpas the dragon flew all around the world, breathing fire, screaming, moaning and make everybody afraid because he was treated badly by his parents. Every day he cried stone tears that he sent to his only friend, Haley. Haley knew the tears were special and she gave them to lonely children to help warm their hearts.
Cavaciuti, Susan (2001) Someone Hurt Me ##(Encourages abused children to work through their feelings and aids them in the healing process.) Ages 9-12 Clifton, Lucille (2001), One of the Problems of Everett Anderson Henry Holt and Company (Everett Anderson wonders how he can help his friend Greg, who appears to be a victim of child abuse). Ages 4-8 Coman, Carolyn. (1995) What Jamie Saw New York, NY: Penguin Books. (Jamie, his little sister, Nin, and their mother run from New Hampshire, from Van, who is abusive) Age 9-12 YWJS Crutcher, Chris and Harper Tempest (2003) Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes #New York: Greenwillow Press (Two friends are bound by their outcast status from his weight and her terrible scars caused by her father who held her face to a hot
stove) Young adult
Davis, Diane. (1984) Something is Wrong At My House Seattle, WA: Parenting Press,
Inc. (Story about a boy's family and the generational cycle of domestic abuse) Age 4-8 YSIWAMH
Deans, Sis. (2001) Racing The Past Puffing Books published by the Penguin Group, New York, New York. (After the death of his abusive father, eleven-year-old Ricky tries to help his younger brother deal with his residual fears and discovers that running helps him to deal with his own anger and the taunts of a bullying classmate. Reading Level: 9-12 Deaton, Wendy I Saw It Happen w/therapists’ guide New York, NY: Hunter House,
Inc. (Workbook for children to express themselves) Elementary School No age range listed YISIH
Deaton, Wendy & Johnson, Dendall Ph.D. (1991). No More Hurt Los Angeles, CA:
Western Psychological Services. (Workbook for children who have been physically, sexually, or psychologically abused) Elementary school No age range listed YNOHURT
Deem, James M. (1994) 3 NBs of Julian Drew HarperCollins Publishers, New York, NY Ages 12 & up De Vries, Anke (1992) Bruises New York, New York. Bantam Doubleday Dell.
(Story about Judith, who is beaten by her mother and how she hides her bruises from classmates and teachers) High School YBR
Draper, Sharon M. (1998) Forged By Fire . New York, NY: Aladdin Paperbacks. . (Teenage Gerald, who has spent years protecting his fragile half-sister from their abusive father, faces the prospect of one final confrontation before the problem can be solved) High School YYFBF
Flynn, Alex, (2001) Breathing Underwater New York, NY: HarperCollins (Nick is one
of the chosen few at his high school: intelligent, popular, wealthy. People think his life is pretty easy. Except or one thing. Nick has never told anyone about his father's violent temper. Until Nick explodes with rage.) Grades 9-12 YBU
Frank, E.R., (2002) America New York, New York, Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Teenage America, a part-black, part-white, part anything boy who has spent many years in institutions for disturbed, antisocial behavior, tries to piece his life together. No age range listed
Garbarino, James. (1993) Let's Talk About Living in a World with Violence Chicago, IL: Erikson Institute. (Workbook about violence, the history of war and its involvement with children) Grades 3-6 @Garden, Nancy (2006) Endgame New York: Harcourt Children’s Books. (The impact of bullying, and the resulting destruction of lives touched by the violence. A boy commits murder after hazing, bullying, and abuse._ Young Adult Geisen, Cynthia (2006) Elf-help for Healing from Abuse. (This booklet provides guidance for the journey, as well as reflections on prayer and faith in light of abuse. No age range listed Greenburg, Dan. (2006) Claws Yearling Publishing an imprint of Random House Children’s Books. Reading level: Young adult Groover, Bobbi. (1998) Fun in the Yellow Pages# Ryrich Publications. (A 12-year-old honor student spends his summer vacation at his uncle’s rural Pennsylvania cabin, with his parents, a troubled cousin, and a discarded horse) Age 9-12YFYP
Geller, Mark (2001) Raymond New York: Harper & Row. ALSO IN SPANISH (Raymond, 12, is scared every day because he's afraid of what his father might do to him or to his mother. Then his coach sees the scars on his back) Ages 9-12
Havelin, Kate (2000) Child Abuse: “Why Do My Parents Hit Me?” Mankato, MN: Capstone Press A reference book that describes child abuse and why it happens. GRADES 4-7 Hayden, Torey L. (1991) Ghost Girl Little, Brown and Company – Boston-Toronto-London the True Story of a Child in Peril and the Teacher Who Saved Her
Hopkins, Beverly H. (2000) My Mom Has a Bad Temper. Washington, D.C.: Child Welfare League Of America, Inc. (A child learns that her mother’s temper is not her fault, and with some help, the family learns how to deal with it). Age 4-6 YMHBT
@Howe, James (2001) The Watcher #: Simon Pulse (Story of a confused, broken, abused girl who observes the world instead of participating in it.) Young Adult Hoyle, Sally G. (1999) When Do I Go Home Washington D.C. : Child Welfare League Of America, Inc. (Karli and her baby brother were taken from their home in the middle of the night and placed in separate foster homes, the book explains intervention strategies to help foster parents and other professionals to meet the needs of these children with sensitivity and compassion) Ages 7-11 YWDIGH Hunt, Irene, (2002 reissue) The Lottery Rose Berkley Publishing Group. (Young boy abused by mother and her boyfriend wins a small rosebush in a grocery store contest and gives it love and care he never had). Young Adult
Klass, David 2001) You Don’t Know Me New York: Harper Tempest (14-year-old narrator describes the physical and emotional abuse he experiences from his mother's boyfriend) Young Adult
Klassen, Heather. I Don't Want To Go To Justin's House Anymore. . Washington D.C. :Child & Family Press. Child Welfare League Of America, Inc (Collin goes over to Justin's house and finds out that Justin's Father is physically abusive towards Justin. Collin is confused and does not quiet understand the situation, only that he wishes not to go to Justin's house) Age 9-12 YIDWTGT Levinson, Nancy Smiley. (1981) Silent Fear Minnesota: Crestwood House (The narrator is abandoned by her father and has to be placed in foster care where she is being physically abused) Ages 12-16 Loftis, Chris and Catharine Gallagher (1994) The Words Hurt Far Hills, NJ: Small Horizons. (Story provides critical support for children suffering from verbal abuse--reassuring them that they are good, not bad people, and are not alone.
McNamee, Graham (1999) Hate You New York: Laurel Leaf Books (a seventeen year old girl grapples with the ruined voice caused by her abusive father years before).
Young Adults Nasta, Phyllis. (1996) Aaron Goes To The Shelter Charlotte, NC. :KIDSRIGHTS. (When Aaron went to the shelter, it was because he & his little brother had been neglected. Mom & her boyfriend were always fighting: the boyfriend drank a lot) Ages 7-12 YAGS Orr, Rebecca. (1980) Gunner’s Run Harper & Row Publishers, New York, NY (Gunner runs away from his abusive father). No age range listed
Powell, Sandy E. Daisy (1991) A Young Girl deals with the emotional and physical problems of being a victim of child abuse. Minneapolis, MN: Lerner Publishing. Ages 4-8
Roberts, Willo Davis. Don't Hurt Laurie! New York: NY: Aladdin Paperbacks. (A story of how Laurie is abused by her mother) Age 8-12
YDHL Rottman, S.L. Hero. (1997). Speak. Published by Penguin Group. New York, New York. (After years of abuse from his mother and neglect from his father, ninth-grader Sean Parker is headed for trouble until he is sent to do community service at a farm owned by an old man who teaches Sean that he can take control of his own life. Ages 9-12 Schnur, Steven (1990) Hannah and Cyclops Lincoln NE: Skylark. (An alert classmate who notices cuts and bruises helps another one out of a very difficult situation of abuse by his stepfather). Ages 9-12. Schmitt, Christine L. (1995) It Takes Courage New York, NY: Paulist Press. (While at camp, Julia finds the courage to reveal to her friend Susannah that her father is beating her at home) Age 9-12 YITC Stanek, Muriel. (1983) Don’t Hurt Me, Mama Morton Grove, IL.:Albert Whitman & Company. (A kind and sensitive school nurse sees that a young victim of child abuse and her abusing mother get help) Age 4-8 YDHMM Thomas, J. R. (1996) Daddy Doesn't Have to be a Giant Anymore New York, NY: Clarion Books (HoughtonMifflin) (Daughter describes her reactions to her alcoholic father's mood swings and erratic behavior.) Ages 4-8 Trottier, Maxine. A Safe Place. Albert Whitman & Company. Morton Grove, IL. (To escape her father’s abuse, Emily and her mother come to a shelter where they find a safe place to stay with other women and children in similar circumstances). Ages 4-8 YASP
Wartski, Maureen. (1994) Dark Silence . New York, NY: Ballantine Books (Story about two girls, one has bruises on her back from her father, and the other one recently had her mother passed away) Age 9-12 YDS
@Werlin, Nancy (2006) The Rules of Survival #: Dial (Matt Writes a letter to his youngest sister, Emmy in his effort to come to terms with the abusive treatment he and his two sisters suffered at the hands of Nikki, their mentally ill mother.) Young Adult Woodson, Jacqueline. (1999) Lena. New York, NY: Delacorte Press. (Thirteen-year-old Lena & her younger sister, Dion, mourn the death of their mother as they hitchhike from Ohio to Kentucky while running away from their abusive father) Ages 10 & up YLE Woolverton, Linda. (1987). Running Before the Wind. Boston, Massachusetts. Houghton Mifflin Company. (Thirteen year old Kelly finds running to be her only outlet for her confused feelings of love and hate for her abusive father. Grades 6-9 Zach, Cheryl. (1999) Silent Tears New York: Berkley Jam Books. (Lauri baby sits her uncle’s son, but thinks that her uncle is abusing him.) Young Adult
Allen, Charlotte Vale. (1996) Daddy’s Girl . New York, NY: Berkley Books. (The shocking true story of a child’s ordeal of shame. Her story is not unique. That’s why it must be told) Young AdultYDG
Amateau, Gigi. (2005) Claiming Georgia Tate Massachusetts: Candlewick Press ( A 12 year old girl from Mississippi lives with her grandparents after thinking her mother has died. After her Grandmother dies, she has to go live with her father who sexually abuses her.) Young Adult
Atkins, Catherine. (1999) When Jeff Comes Home: Kidnapped Teen Returns After 2 ½ Years New York, NY.: G.P. Putnam’s Sons. (Sixteen-year-old Jeff, returning home after having been kidnapped and held prisoner for 3 years, must face his family, friends, and school and the widespread assumption that he engaged in sexual activity with his kidnapper). High School/Young AdultYJCH
Bean, Barbar and Shari Bennett. (1993) The Me Nobody Knows San Francisco, CA.: Jossey-Bass Publishers (Workbook for adolescent survivors of sexual abuse) Ages 12 up YTMNK Behm, Barbara, (1999) Tears of Joy Thiensville, WI: Wayword Publishing (A story about a girl who wasn’t afraid to sell about her sexual abuse) Ages 4-8 YTOJ Boulden, Jim & Joan Boulden. (1994) (Let’s Talk About) Secrets That Hurt Weaverville, CA.: Boulden Publishing. (Workbook for children of sexual abuse). 4 copies. Grades 3-4YSTH Carter, William (2002) It Happened to Me: A teen’s guide to overcoming sexual abuse. New Harbinger.
Coman, Carolyn 1998 Bee and Jacky: #Front Street Press. Young Adult (Bee suddenly
remembers that the scenes she and Jacky used to play out were actually much more than a game--part of the routine included Jacky lying on top of her and rocking back and forth. Bee's realization brings with it a flood of confusion and horror)
Coppin, Cheryl Branch. (2000) Everything You Need to Know About Healing from Rape Trauma New York, NY. :The Rosen Publishing Group, Jr. High - High School YEYN Cormier, Robert. (1997) Tenderness New York, NY : Laurel-Library.. (Lori Cranston is looking for someone who will be tender with her. When Lori & Eric come together -again- they begin a riveting journey that will either save or destroy them) No age range listedYTEND
Deaton, Wendy M.A.(1993) My Own Thoughts on stopping the Hurt Los Angeles, CA. :Western Psychological Services, (A child’s workbook about exploring Hurt and Abuse.) Grades 3-5. YMOT
Draper, Sharon M. (2001) Darkness Before Dawn New York, New York: Atheneum Books for Young Readers. (Recovering from the recent suicide of her ex-boyfriend, senior class president Keisha Montgomery finds herself attracted to dangerous older men.) Young adult Feuereisen, Patti and Caroline Pincus (2005) Invisible Girls: The Truth about Sexual AbuseSeal Grade 9 and up Foltz, Linda (2003) Kids Helping Kids Break the Silence of Sexual Abuse Lighthouse Point Press.Grade 4 and up Frank, E. R. (2003) Friction Atheneum/Richard Jackson Books (Friend spreads rumors about another to cover the fact that she is being molested) Ages 12 & up Hall, Lynn (1984) The Boy in the Off-White Hat Scribner Book Company (Thirteen-year-old Skeeter is happy with her summer job as mother's helper at a horse ranch until the arrival of the overly friendly businessman) Ages 9-12
Havelin, Kate (2000) Incest: why am I afraid to tell Mankato, MN : Capstone Press. (Describes incest, possible causes, its effects, and what can be done to stop it) Jr. High - High School YIWA Hayden, Torey L. (1991) Ghost Girl Boston: Little, Brown and Company ( A story about a teacher who is gets a young, emotionally disturbed girl to talk about her sexual abuse)
Hermes, Patricia. (1985) A Solitary Secret Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Publishers (A fourteen year old girl living with her father describes becoming an incest victim) No age range listed
Hewitt, Sandra. (1991) Please Tell! A Child's Story About Sexual Abuse Minneapolis, MN: Hazelden Foundation. (Jessie tells about her experience from sexual abuse to other children) Grades 7-12 YPTACS Hoban, Julia. (1998) Acting Normal New York, New York : Harper Collins Publishers. (A story about a girl who was a successful actress, who remembers something from her past and suffers an emotional breakdown. She learns to find a way to heal and become a normal teenager) Age 12 & up YACNO Hurwin, Davida (2006) Circle the Soul Softly New York: HarperCollins. (A young girl struggles to regain and deal with memories of incest while adjusting to a new home, school and life) Ages 12 and up Irwin, Hadley. (1985) Abby, my love. New York: Signet Publishers ( Abby was keeping a secret about her father sexually abusing her) 2 copies: 1 paperback, 1 hardcover No age range listed Jance, Judith (1997) It’s Not Your Fault: A Guide for Chidren to Tell If They’re Abused. Indianapolis, IN: Kidsright , Terry learns that it is safe to disclose the fact that her grandfather sexually molested her. (2 Copies) No age range listed Johnson, Tamika. (2006). He Loves Me Not, But I Love Myself. Leading Lady Publications. Worton, MD. (A Young woman’s guide to conquer dating violence & finding safe love.) No age range listed
Kehoe, Patricia. (1987) Something Happened and I’m Scared To Tell Seattle. WA: Parenting Press, Inc. (This book is especially for use in working with young children who’ve been sexually abused) No age range listedYSH
Also in Spanish Kehoe, Particia (1987) Algo Paso y Me Da Miedo Decirlo: Un Libro Para Jovenes Victimas Del Abuso
Larsen, Christine MSW, Zaro, Anne, MSW (1989) How to Survive the Sexual Abuse of Your Child Spokane WA: Lutheran Community Services,.,
Lehman, Carolyn and Laura Davis (2005) Strong at Heart: How it feels to heal from sexual abuse Farrar, Straus Giroux. Grades 8 up. Loiselle, Mindy B. and Leslie Bailey Wright. (1997) Shining Through: Pulling it together after sexual abuse # Safer Society Press. (A book about courage and strength and a need to explore questions and construct answers in relation the abuse) Age 10 & up YST Lowery, Linda. (1994) Laurie Tells Minneapolis, MN. : Carolrhoda Books, Inc. (11 yr. old Laurie tells a supportive aunt that her father is sexually abusing her) Grades 6-9 YLT Lynch, Chris (2005) Inexcusable Atheneum Books for Young Readers: An imprint of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Division. New York, NY (High school senior and football player Keir sets out to enjoy himself on graduation night, but when he attempts to comfort a friend whose date has left her stranded, things go terribly wrong) Grade 9 & up Mackey, Gene and Helen Swan, (1993) Dear Elizabeth: A Diary. Indianapolis, IN: Kidsright This book is an edited version of three diaries kept by a real girl named Brenda who was sexually abused by her father. (2 Copies) Ages 8-16
Mars, Brennan Lynn. (1999) Bobbie’s Story; A Feelings Workbook, Washington, D.C. : Child Welfare League of America, (The story of a young child who was sexually abused and is now living with foster parents - designed to be read together by the child and foster parent, once foster parents have received appropriate guidance and training.) No age range listedYBSAFW
Mather, Cynthia (1994) How Long Does It Hurt?A Guide to recovering from incest and sexual abuse for teenagers, their friends, and their families. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. Teens YHLDIH
New edition (2004) with Kristina Debye and Elian Gil McDowell, Josh and Ed Stewart. (2000) My friend is struggling with…Past Sexual
Abuse Nashville: Word Publishing. (A 14 year old girl talks about her past sexual abuse) No age range listed McGuire, Leslie 1991 Victims Rourke Pub. (Examines rape and other types of violent
attacks on women and discusses their possible causes, effects, and means of prevention.) Ages 10-12 ON ORDER
Miller, Deborah A. & Kelly, Pat (1995) Coping With Incest New York NY: , Rosen Publishing Group, Inc. (The definition of incest, what to do as a victim or someone who knows a victim, and how to get help). Jr. High - High School Grade 6 & up YCWI Munson, Julie and Karen Riskin. (1995) In Their Own Words: A Sexual Abuse Workbook for Teenage Girls Washington D.C. : Child Welfare League of America, Inc. (Workbook for girls who were sexually abused) No Age range listed YITOW Nathanson, Laura (1986): The Trouble With Wednesdays New York, NY: Pacer Books (Story about a child who is sexually harassed by her dentist) Grades 5-8 Orleman, Jane. (1998). Telling Secrets: An Artist’s Journey Through Childhood Trauma Child Welfare League of America Washington, DC No age range listed
Penney, Betty (2001) Tell Your Mother E.A. Morgan Naples, Florida 34102 (Rhyming story to help protect children from predators. No age range listed
Polese, Carolyn (1985) Promise Not To Tell Santa Fe, NM: Human Sciences Press (Story of a girl who begins to receive special attention from a riding instructor. When he attempts sexual contact, she escapes but he pressures her not to tell. When she eventually does tell, she receives support from her family. Grades 5-9 Porett, Jane. (1993). When I Was Little Like You, Washington D.C.: Child Welfare League of America. (The narrator tells us about her sexual abuse experience) Age 4-8 YWIWLLY Pucci, Linda M and Copen, Lynn M. (2000)Finding Your Way: What Happens When You Tell About Abuse. Thousand Oaks, London, New Delphi: Sage Publications, Inc. ( Explains abuse and the necessary steps to take if a child is being abused- legally and the healing process) ( 2 copies) Age 9-18 Rapp, Adam. (2002) Little Chicago North Carolina: Front Street: (A story about a young boy who is being sexually abused by his mothers boyfriend. Seeks out help but he gets rejected by his friends and family) Ages 12 & up Rue, Nancy. (1998). Don’t Count On Homecoming Queen. Waterbrook Press. Colorado Springs, Colorado. (Tobey suspects Coach is up to something sinister at King High, and only the Flagpole Girls can help her figure out what to do.) Grades 7-10
Sanders, Leslie (2006) The Sky is Falling New York: iUniverse, Inc. ( Fictional account of dissociation, sef-injury and incest through the mind of an adolescent No age range listed
Sanford, Doris (1986) I Can’t Talk About It: A child’s book about sexual abuse. Portland, OR: Multnamah Press. (While on vacation at her grandmother’s cottage, a little girl reveals her father’s incestuous behavior). Ages 4-8 Sanford, Doris. (1993) Something Must Be Wrong With Me Sisters, OR.: Hear to Hear Inc. (A little boy tells how his coach sexually abused him) Grades 5 and up YSMBWWM Sapphire (1996) Push Random House, New York (a 16 year has up until now been invisible: invisible to the father who rapes her and the mother who batters her and to the authorities that dismiss her as just one more of Harlem’s casualties.) No age range listed Singer, Reanne (1993) The Storm’s Crossing Minneapolis: Deaconess Press(Twelve year old Maggie doesn’t like the way her father comes into her room at night and touches her but doesn’t know how to make him stop.) Ages 10-16 YTSC Sparks, Beatrice (1994) It Happened to Nancy New York, NY Avon Books (Based on the actual diary of a teenage girl who was infected with the AIDS virus as a result of date-rape.) Grades 7-12 Spinal-Robinson, Phyllis and Wickham, Randi Easton. (1992) Flip Flops Notre Dame: Jalice Publishers, IN (A workbook for children who have been sexually abused). 2 books: Therapist’s Guide and a Workbook Ages 7 - 9 YFF
Stringer, Gayle (1989) So What’s It to Me King County Sexual Assault Resource Center (examples of how to prevent assault, and essential information to increase awareness that males, too, can be sexual assault victims No age range listed
Tarbox, Katherine (2002) Katie.com My Story New York, NY: Dutton (Thirteen year old tells her story of meeting an older man on the internet. Reading level: young adults Age range 12 & older Terkel, Susan N. and Janice E. Rench. (1984) Feeling Safe, Feeling Strong: How to Avoid Sexual Abuse and What to do If It Happens to You Minneapolis: Lerner Publications Company ( Presents fictional stories facts about different forms of sexual abuse and what to do if it happens) Ages 9-12 Turner, Ann (2000) Learning to Swim: A Memoir New York, NY: Scholastic Press A series of poems convey the feelings of a girl whose sense of joy and security at the family’s summer house is shattered when an older boy who lives nearby sexually abuses her. Ages 13 and older Van Stone, Doris (1990) No Place to Cry: The hurt and healing from sexual abuse. Moody Publishing
Voigt, Cynthia. (1994) When She Hollers New York, NY: Scholastic Inc.. (Tish wants him to stop hurting her, so she fights back and with a knife) High SchoolYWSH Wachter, Oralee. No More Secrets For Me. Boaton, MA: Little, Brown & Company
XNMSF ages 9-12 Wasserman, Burt. (1998) Feeling Good Again Baltimore MD: United Book Press, Inc. (A workbook for children who have been sexually abused). Ages 6 and up.
Weber, Brenda (2003) I Promise Not to Tell Frederick, MD: Publish America (After the trauma of her mother’s death, a child represses her memories, endures abusive relationships until she remembers the molestation that began at age 4) Young adult
Weinstein, Nina. (1990) No More Secrets Seattle, WA : Seal Press. (16 year old Mandy remembers being raped at the age of 8 by an acquaintance of her mother's and feels her guilt and anger damaging her attitude toward boys and destroying her relationship with her mother) Young AdultYNMS Wild, Margaret. (1992) Beast New York, NY: Scholastic Inc. (A boy must conquer his fears about the monster inside the home) Age 9-12YBE Wilson, Melba (1993, 1994). Crossing The Boundary: Black Women Survive Incest Seal Press, Seattle, Washington and Virago Press, London No age range listed 2 copies paperback
Wood, Jane. (1998). Josey Rose. Simon & Schuster, Inc., New York, NY. No age range listed
Woodson, Jacqueline (1994) I Hadn’t Meant to Tell You This New York, NY Delacorte Press. (Marie, the only black girl in the eighth grade willing to befriend her white classmate Lena, discovers that Lena’s father is doing horrible things to her in private. 1 Hardcover and 1 paperback Ages 12 and up YIHMTTYT
Wright, Leslie Bailey and Mindy B. Loiselle. (1997) Back On Track: Boys dealing with sexual abuse Brandon,VT : The Safer Society Press.. (Workbook for healing and dealing with boys and sexual abuse) Boys 10 & up YBOT DOMESTIC/FAMILY VIOLENCE
??(1986) Paris's Mommy and Daddy Are Fighting, Seal Press (Discussion techniques with specific questions offered on feelings, family violence, and family issues.) Grades 5-8
Armitage, Ronda (1999) Family Violence Raintree-Steck-Vaughn Ages 9-12 ON
ORDER Bernstein, Sharon (1997) A Family That Fights New York, NY: Albert Whitman (Henry, Claire, and Joe hate it when their parents fight. The fighting often wakes them, causing Claire and Joe to cry. The crying makes their father angrier—sometimes he even hits their mother. Henry's daydreaming and preoccupation in school and envy of his friend's family are . . . consequences of his problem at home. The book includes a list of things children can do when violence erupts in their homes.) Grades 1-5. Ages 5-8 Carmichael, Katrina (2006) Daddy, Why do you Hurt Mommy? Detroit, Michigan: G Publishing, Inc. ( The narrator is a witness to domestic violence and expresses her feelings and actions when it is going on) Ages 4-8 Conly, Jane Leslie (2000) What Happened on Planet Kid New York, NY: Henry Holt and
Co. ( To help her deal with her separation from her family, worry about her mother's serious operation, and suspicions about a new friend's abusive father, twelve-year-old Dawn creates an imaginary world while spending the summer of 1958 with her great-aunt and uncle in rural North Carolina. ) Ages 12 & up ON
Conte, Yvonne (2001) Frankie Wonders What Happened Today? Rochester, New
York. Helping teachers identify Post Traumatic Stress disorder and cope with children who may be depressed or anxious.
Cosgrove, Steve and Robin James Squabbles Price Stern Sloan. (The Squabbles, a raccoon family newly arrived in the glade upset the community when it learns that the father is beating his wife and son. Ages 4-8.
Floyd, Maita (1993) Don’t Shoot: My life is valuable. Phoenix, AZ: Eskualdun Pub. True story of survivor of domestic attempted murder. Ages 15-up.
Geller, Mark (2001) Raymond New York: Harper & Row. ALSO IN SPANISH (Raymond, 12, is scared every day because he's afraid of what his father might do to him or to his mother. Then his coach sees the scars on his back) Ages 9-12
Greenberg, Keith (1997) Family Abuse: Why Do People Hurt Each Other? Twenty-First Century Press (Explains the differences between physical, motional, and sexual abuse, as well as neglect and abuse of spouses, the elderly, and the disabled.) Gr 3-6 (ages 9-12) ON ORDER
Giacobello, John 2000 You and Violence in Your Family # Rosen Pub. Co. (A scenario-
based approach, employing a variety of victims and situations to put a human face on two highly charged topics.) Gr 5-8 ON ORDER
Harrison, Michelle (2002) A Safe Place to Live: A Story for Children Who Experienced Domestic Violence. Indianapolis: IN: Kidsright, Ages 3-8, Told from a child’s point of view, a family moves out of an abuseive home to a safe place SPANISH version Un lugar seguro para vivir. ( 2 Copies)
Havelin, Kate (2000) Family Violence: “My Parents Hurt Each Other”. Mankato, MN: Capstone Press. ( Talks about the causes of domestic violence and how to cope) Ages 4-8: Grades 4-10
Hochban, Ty (1994) Hear My Roar: A Story of Family Violence Firefly Books (Three
bears to demonstrate a family-violence scenario from its insidious onset through escalation and departure of the mother and child to a shelter while the father is confronted and begins to seek treatment.)Preschool to Grade 2 ON ORDER
Irgens, Barbars (2001) Finding the Way Canada: Luminary Media Group.(13 year old efforts in finding her a way to a better life and how the children find the strength to rise above all their lonely, hungry, abusive days and nights. Young Adult Julik, Edie (1999) Sailing Through the Storm: To the Ocean of Peace, # Galde Press
(Teaches children about what violence is, how it can feel, and shows alternative ways of relating to others.) Ages 5-7 Myers, Anna (2000) When the Bough Breaks # Walker & CO. (Ophelia goes to live with
yet another foster family, but she is not sure she can continue to live with the grief and pain of the tragedy that took the lives of her parents. As part of her duties with this new family she must read to Portia, an elderly woman who lives down the road. Not only do they share Shakespearean names, but they also have similar backgrounds with abusive fathers and a tragic death.) Ages 12-up ON ORDER
Mazer, Norma (1997) When She Was Good New York, NY: Scholastic Press
(Introspective narrative in which Em is worn down by years of physical and emotional abuse from her sister. Hope comes with the teen's eventual realization that she will emerge intact.) Grade 8 and up ON ORDER
Patterson, Susan (xxxx) I Wish the Hitting Would Stop, Volcano Press A workbook written for children who are currently living in or who have come out of living in a violent situation focusing on worries, concerns and feelings). Ages 5-14 Sold in sets of 10.
Rapp, Adam and Timothy Ering (2003) 33 Blowfish MA: Candlewick Press(Adolescent kills his parents, flees with boy prostitute in stolen car, and hook up with youth who recently escaped from sexual bondage with an abusive pedophile.
Young adult Salder, Amy (1996) Family Violence # Greenhaven Press (Collection of magazine and
newspaper articles, book excerpts, and speeches about family-violence issues. Such topics as child abuse, abusive parenting, verbal battering, spanking, violence against women, sexual abuse, abuse of the elderly, domestic violence against gays) Ages 12 up Gr 10 ON ORDER
Sanford, Doris (1989) In our Neighborhood: Lisa’s Parents Fight. Portland, Oregon: Multnomah (A young girl turns to God for help in dealing with her parents’ verbal and physical abuse. Ages 4-8 Smith, Marya, (1990) Winter-Broken New York: Arcade Publishing (A story about a child is being abused by her father and who abuses her sisters and mother. She finds comfort in a horse named Wildfire) Ages 9-12 Strasser, Todd (1999) Give a Boy a Gun New York , NY Simon Pulse, (Violence at School)
Tullson, Diane (2001) Saving Jasey Victoria, BC Canada, Custer, WA
Ages 12 & up Young Adult Werlin, Nancy. (2006) The Rules of Survival New York: Dial Books (Narrated as a letter from Matt to his younger sister Emmy, in regards to their mother’s physical abuse. The adults in their lives recognize their mom’s faults but do not address them.) Young Adult
White, Kathryn (2000) When They Fight. Winslow Press (A small badger is frightened when his parents fight. The world shakes. The house quakes. And he feels lost and scared. But when his parents make up, the sun comes out. He floats on the clouds and the whole world smiles as he becomes reassured that things are OK.) Grades K-1. On Order
Winn, Christine and David Walsh (1996) Clover's Secret # Fairview Press
In an imaginary land where people can fly, two young girls form a friendship that helps one of them deal with the problems she faces at home.) Ages 5-8 ON ORDER
Velasquez, Gloria (1998) Rina’s Family Secret Houston, TX: Pinata Books (Rina witnesses the domestic abuse of her mother by her stepfather). Grades 4-8 YRFS