"Let's Talk About..." Kits
How do we navigate the death of a loved one or the loss of a pet? How do we explain divorce to our children? How to we explain the changes that are going to happen to a child when a new baby joins the family? Now the Chatham Area Public Library offers Let’s Talk About It Kits, which include multiple books on the difficult topic, as well as resources designed to help parents and families navigate life’s most challenging moments.
Let's Talk About... A New Baby
I Am a Big Brother / Caroline Jayne Church. New York, NY: Scholastic, Inc., ©2015.
I Am a Big Sister / Caroline Jayne Church. New York, NY: Scholastic, Inc., ©2015.
I'm a Big Brother / Joanna Cole; illus. by Rosalinda Kightley. New York, NY: HarperFestival, ©2010.
I'm a Big Sister / Joanna Cole; illus. by Rosalinda Kightley. New York, NY: HarperFestival, ©2010.
My New Baby / illus. by Rachel Fuller. Swindon, UK: Child's Play (International) Ltd., ©2009.
Waiting for Baby / illus. by Rachel Fuller. Swindon, UK: Child's Play (International) Ltd., ©2009.
The Berenstain Bears and Baby Makes Five / Stan & Jan Berenstain. New York: Random House, ©2000.
The New Baby / Fred Rogers. New York, NY: Penguin Putnam Books for Young Readers, 1996, ©1985.
Hello In There! / Jo Witek, illus. by Christine Roussey. New York: Abrams Appleseed, ©2013.
The New Small Person / Lauren Child. Somerville, Massachusetts: Candlewick, ©2014.
Babies Don't Eat Pizza / Dianne Danzig; illus. by Debbie Tilley. New York, New York: Dutton Children's Books, ©2009.
Let's Talk About... Death and Dying
Lifetimes / Bryan Mellonie; illus. by Robert Ingpen. Toronto: Bantam Books, 1983.
God Gave Us Heaven / Lisa Tawn Bergren; illus. by Laura J. Bryant. New York: WaterBrook Press, ©2008.
Death is Stupid / Anastasia Higginbotham. New York: The Feminist Press at the City University of New York, 2016.
Something Very Sad Happened / Bonnie Zucker; illus. by Kim Fleming. Washington, D.C.: Magination Press, ©2016.
Life is Like the Wind / Shona Innes; illus. by Írsiz Agócs. Hauppauge, New York: Barron's, 2014.
The Goodbye Book / Todd Parr. New York: Little, Brown and Company, ©2015.
The Pond / Nicola Davies; illus. by Cathy Fisher. Great Britain: Graffeg, ©2017.
Always and Forever / Debi Gliori and Alan Durant. London: Picture Corgi, 2013, ©2003.
The Memory Box / Joanna Rowland; illus. by Thea Baker. Minneapolis, MN: Sparkhouse Family, ©2017.
Is Daddy Coming Back in a Minute? / Elke and Alex Barber; illus. by Anna Jarvis. London: Jessica Kingsley Publisher, 2016.
The Funeral / Matt James. Toronto: Groundwood Books, House of Anansi Press, 2018.
Let's Talk About... Death of a Pet
When a Pet Dies / Fred Rogers. New York: Penguin Young Readers Group, ©1988.
Goodbye, Jeepers / Nancy Loewen; illus. by Christopher Lyles. Oxford: Raintree, a Capstone company, ©2016.
Goodbye Mousie / Robie H. Harris; illus. by Jan Ormerod. New York: Aladdin Paperbacks, 2004, ©2001.
The Tenth Good Thing About Barney / Judith Viorst; illus. by Erik Blegvad. New York: Aladdin Paperbacks, 1988, ©1971.
The Rough Patch / Brian Lies. New York, NY: Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, ©2018.
The Invisible Leash / Patrice Karst; illus. by Joanne Lew-Vriethoff. New York: Little, Brown and Company, 2019.
Where Lily Isn't / Julie Paschkis; illus. by Margaret Chodos-Irvine. New York: Godwin Books, Henry Holt and Company, 2020.
Cat Heaven / Cynthia Rylant. New York: The Blue Sky Press, an imprint of Scholastic, Inc., ©1997.
Cat Heaven / Cynthia Rylant. New York: The Blue Sky Press, an imprint of Scholastic, Inc., ©1995.
Sammy in the Sky / Barbara Walsh; illus. by Jamie Wyeth. Somerville, MA: Candlewick Press, 2011.
Let's Talk About... Dementia
Remembering for Both of Us / Charlotte Wood; illus. by Dennis Auth. [United States]: Brandylane, ©2015.
What's Happening to Grandpa? / Maria Shriver; illus. by Sandra Spiedel. New York: Little, Brown, and Company and Grand Central Publishing, 2004.
Granny Can't Remember Me / Susan McCormick; illus. by Timur Deberdeev. [United States]: Carroll Press, ©2018.
What a Beautiful Morning / Arthur A. Levine; illus. by Katie Kath. Philadelphia: RP Kids, ©2016.
Grandma / Jessica Shepherd. Auburn, Maine: Child's Play Inc, 2014.
Weeds in Nana's Garden / Kathryn Harrison. Ontario, Canada: Flipturn Publishing, 2016.
Grandma Forgets / Paul Russell; illus. by Nicky Johnston. Australia: EK Books, 2017.
Let's Talk About... Emotions
How to Take the Grrrr Out of Anger / Elizabeth Verdick, Marjorie Lisovskis; illus. Steve Mark. Minneapolis, MN: Free Spirit Publishing, ©2015.
I'm Furious / Elizabeth Crary; illus. by Jean Whitney. Chicago: Parenting Press, Inc., ©1994.
Zach Gets Frustrated / William Mulcahy; illus. by Darren McKee. Minneapolis, MN: Free Spirit Publishing, ©2012.
When Miles Got Mad / Abbie Schiller, Samantha Kurtzman-Counter. [United States]: The Mother Company, ©2013.
Cool Down and Work Through Anger / Cheri J. Meiners, M.Ed.; illus. by Meredith Johnson. Minneapolis, MN: Free Spirit Publishing, ©2017.
After the Fall / Santat, Dan. London: Andersen Press Ltd., 2018, ©2017.
I'm Worried / Michael Ian Black; illus. by Debbie Ridpath Ohi. New York: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2021, ©2019.
Ravi's Roar / Tom Percival. New York: Bloomsbury Children's Books, 2020, ©2019.
Ruby Finds a Worry / Tom Percival. New York: Bloomsbury Children's Books, 2020, ©2018.
When Sadness Is at Your Door / Eva Eland. New York: Random House, ©2019.
The Don't Worry Book / Todd Parr. New York: Little, Brown and Company, ©2019.
Let's Talk About... Moving
The Berenstain Bears' Moving Day / Stan & Jan Berenstain. New York: Random House, ©1981.
Alexander, Who's Not (Do you hear me? I mean it!) Going to Move / Judith Viorst; illus. by Robin Preiss Glasser. New York: Aladdin Paperbacks, ©1995.
Big Ernie's New Home / Teresa and Whitney Martin. Washington, D.C.: Magination Press, ©2006.
Juna's Jar / Jane Bahk; illus. by Felicia Hoshino. New York: Lee and Low Books Inc., ©2015.
Ben Says Goodbye / Sarah Ellis; illus. by Kim LaFave. Ontario, Canada: Pajama Press, 2016, ©2015.
A Piece of Home / Jeri Watts; illus. by Hyewon Yum. Somerville, Massachusetts: Candlewick Press, 2016.
When the Wind Blew / Petra Brown. Ann Arbor, MI: Sleeping Bear Press, ©2017.
Let's Talk About... Separation
A Mother for Choco / Keiko Kasza. New York, New York: Puffin Books, 1999, ©1982.
Families Change / Julie Nelson; illus. by Mary Gallagher. Minneapolis, MN: Free Spirit Publishing, ©2007.
Kids Need to Be Safe / Julie Nelson; illus. by Mary Gallagher. Minneapolis, MN: Free Spirit Publishing, ©2006.
You Weren't With Me / Chandra Ghosh Ippen; illus. by Erich Ippen Jr. San Francisco, CA: Piplo Productions, 2019.
The Invisible String / Patrice Karst; illus by Joanne Lew-Vriethoff. New York: Little, Brown and Company, 2018.
Maybe Days / Jennifer Wilgocki, Marcia Kahn Wright; illus. by ALissa Imre Geis. Washington, DC: Magination Press, ©2002.
Visiting Day / Jacqueline Woodson; illus. by James E. Ransome. New York, New York: Puffin Books, 2002.
The Night Daddy Went to Jail / Melissa Higgins; illus. by Wednesday Kirwan. North Mankato, MN: Picture Window Books, ©2012
Far Apart, Close in Heart / Becky Birtha; illus by Maja Kastelic. Chicago, Illinois: Albert Whitman & Company, 2017.
A Family is a Family is a Family / Sara O'Leary; illus. by Qin Leng. Toronto: Groundbood Books, House of Anansi Press, 2016.
Just Like Mama / Alice Faye Duncan, illus. by Charnelle Pinkney Barlow. New York: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, ©2020.
No Matter What / Josh Shipp, with David Tieche; illus. by Yuliua Pankratova. Sanger, CA: Familius, LLC, ©2020.
While We Can't Hug / Eoin Mc Laughlin; illus. by Polly Dunbar. London: Faber, 2020.
Dad Bakes / Katie Yamasaki. New York: Norton Young Readers, ©2020.