Quick Picks from CMCL

September 25, 2013

Kid’s Corner: 12 Books for Transitions

I recently returned to a full time job after being mostly home with my two young children. They are adjusting well, but it’s a big transition- I’m reminded of this every evening when I get tackled like an NFL quarterback upon returning home. What’s helped my kids deal with new situations more easily is finding stories that address the feelings and issues they’re facing. Here are some great titles for young kids who need reassurance or have separation anxiety as they’re facing a transition, whether it’s a parent going away or a starting a new school. Check out our parenting collection or search the website Little Parachutes to find good books for a variety of issues and situations. Also, come in and see our display of picture books to help kids deal with life’s challenges.

  

Llama Llama Misses Mama by Anna Dewdney
No Matter What by Debi Gliori
Meet Me At the Moon by Gianna Marino
Don’t Forget I Love You by Miriam Moss
The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn
I Love You All Day Long by Franceska Rusackas
When I Miss You by Cornelia Maude Spelman (The Way I Feel series)
Wherever You Are My Love Will Find You by Nancy Tillman
Owl Babies by Martin Waddell
My Somebody Special by Sarah Weeks
Mama Always Comes Home by Karma Wilson
The Good-Bye Book by Judith Viorst

Rebecca M., Youth Services

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