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Helping Kids Cope: Military Parents
Stories to help young children who have parents deployed far from home.
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  Cover Art: Don't Forget God Bless Our Troops Biden, Jill
Don't Forget God Bless Our Troops
Natalie, a young girl whose soldier father has deployed to Iraq, tells the reader what life is like for her and her mother in the year that her father is away.
Easy Picture Book
  Cover Art: Sometimes We Were Brave Brisson, Pat
Sometimes We Were Brave
Jerome's mother is a sailor in the United States Navy, and when she is away at sea he tries to be brave even though misses her and has some bad days.
Easy Picture Book
  Cover Art: The Fathers are Coming Home Brown, Margaret Wise
The Fathers are Coming Home
As nighttime falls all types of fathers--fish, rabbits, snails, pigs, and a boy's father--make their way home to their families.
Easy Picture Book
  Cover Art: My Red Balloon Bunting, Eve
My Red Balloon
A young boy waits with both excitement and apprehension for his father to disembark from the aircraft carrier returning to port after many months at sea.
Easy Picture Book
  Cover Art: Dear Baby I'm Watching Over You Casey, Carol
Dear Baby I'm Watching Over You
"A tender letter from parents in the armed forces to their children about all the ways they remain connected while apart and why they choose to serve their country"--Publisher.
Easy Picture Book
  Cover Art: Pennies in a Jar Chaconas, Dori
Pennies in a Jar
A young boy whose father is serving overseas during World War II struggles to overcome his fears, especially his fear of the horses that pull trade wagons through his neighborhood, as he works odd jobs for money to buy his father a birthday present.
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Year of the Jungle Collins, Suzanne
Year of the Jungle
Suzy spends her year in first grade waiting for her father, who is serving in Vietnam, and when the postcards stop coming she worries that he will never make it home.
Easy Picture Book
  Cover Art: The Letter Home Decker, Timothy
The Letter Home
A medic sent to the front lines in the trenches of World War I writes a letter home to his young son.
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Pilot Mom Duble, Kathleen Benner
Pilot Mom
Jenny and her best friend K.C. accompany Jenny's mother, a tanker pilot in the Air Force, to the air base, where they explore her plane, a KC-135, prior to her departure on a training mission to Europe.
Easy Picture Book
  Cover Art: Captain Cat : Story and Pictures Hoff, Syd
Captain Cat : Story and Pictures
A cat makes friends with a soldier and learns about military life when he joins the army.
Easy Reader
  Cover Art: Love Lizzie : Letters to a Military Mom McElroy, Lisa Tucker
Love Lizzie : Letters to a Military Mom
Nine-year-old Lizzie writes to her mother, who is deployed overseas during wartime, and includes maps that show her mother what Lizzie has been thinking and doing. Includes nonfiction tips for helping children of military families.
Easy Picture Book
  Cover Art: Stars Above Us Norman, Geoffrey
Stars Above Us
A little girl's father helps her get over her fear of the dark before he goes off to war, and she uses the stars they painted on her ceiling to remind her of him while he is away.
Easy Picture Book
  Cover Art: When Dad's at Sea Pelton, Mindy L.
When Dad's at Sea
Emily, whose father is a Navy pilot, has to deal with the separation of her family while her dad is deployed aboard a ship.
Easy Picture Book
  Cover Art: The Impossible Patriotism Project Skeers, Linda
The Impossible Patriotism Project
Caleb has a hard time coming up with a way to symbolize patriotism for Presidents' Day until he realizes that his dad, who is away from home in the military, is what patriotism is all about.
Easy Picture Book
  Cover Art: While You are Away Spinelli, Eileen
While You are Away
Three children describe how they feel when one of their parents is away on military tour of duty.
Easy Picture Book
  Cover Art: Red White and Blue Goodbye Tomp, Sarah Wones
Red White and Blue Goodbye
The young daughter of a Navy man does not want him to go to sea, but he points out the red flag on the mailbox, the white clouds in the sky, and the blue ocean that will remind her of him while he is away.
Easy Picture Book
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