Browse Abstracts (35 total)

| by Cochran, Bill

Ted's parents are divorced but that doesn't make him weird. His elbows have nicknames and he sleeps with a sock on one foot, and he admits that may make him weird. Ted lists off many other facts about himself that may seem weird to others, but that's him and he is happy the way he is! He is sad though when his parents can't hug him at the same time.

| by Grimes, Nikki

Xavier feels sad, angry, and jealous towards his new step brother, Chris. Xavier soon realizes that Chris is coping with loneliness and resentment too. The pain over losing a parent to divorce forms a special band between Xavier and Chris so they promise each other, that no one will ever leave. Through short vignettes, the story ends with Our family is a song we sing, and we can add new notes anytime we like.

| by Ekster, Carol Gordon

Mark and Evan have a hard time keeping up with all the changes in their lives. Their parents are divorced and it's not easy remembering all the things they need to do. Mark's teacher, Mrs. Demott helps Mark, Evan and their parents get organized and also teaches them how to cope with divorce.

| by Hoffman, Mary

According to the stories Grace read, her family is not normal. Grace's father lives in Africa while she and her mother live in America. Grace visits her father to learn about his new family and the African culture in Gambia. Grace's visit to Africa helps her to understand that her family is normal.

| by Roy, Ron

When David's mother and father are separated, David and his dad only see each other during their special Saturday morning breakfasts. All winter, David's dad comes every Saturday except for one. After sulking all morning, David goes downstairs in his house and is pleasantly surprised to see his mom and dad eating breakfast together.

| by Hickman, Martha Whitmore

After his parents divorce, Robert goes to live with his grandparents. Robert's father moves away and his mother goes into drug rehabilitation. Even though Robert loves his grandparents, he is embarrassed to bring them to Parent's Day at school.

| by Prestine, Joan Singleton

A young boy expresses his feelings about his parents' divorce. He feels angry, sad, and lonely at the same time, and often takes it out on his friends. But eventually, he learns to adjust to the change, and learns that he is not at fault for the break up of his parents.

| by Christiansen, C. P.

A young girl's parents do not live together. She spends half of the week at her mom's and the other half at her dad's. She dreams of a house she will have where she will live seven days a week.

| by Adams, Eric J.//Adams, Kathleen

On the day his daddy leaves town, Danny wakes up early to write down a secret question, then he slips it into his pocket. He shows and talks about the secret question to his teacher, his mom, his friend, and even his dad. Each person tries to reassure Danny that his parent's divorce is not his fault. Danny's secret question flies away in the wind, but he still keeps asking other questions -- and he always will.

| by Best, Cari

A child's parents are divorced. She spends every Sunday with her father. She enjoys these days because she never knows what to expect.

| by McGinnis, Lila

In kindergarten, everyone talks about their daddies except Kate. She doesn't have a daddy in her life. Her mom explained that he moved away. Kate and her sister, Glory, are curious so one day they walk to his house. They meet him and his new baby, which he claims is his only one. They run all the way home to tell their mom. They talk about love and what it means.

| by Vigna, Judith

Olivia lives with her father since her parents have divorced. For a school assignment she writes a book about her mother, but dedicates it to her father to show that she loves them both.

| by Weninger, Briggitte

Tom gets very upset when he must say goodbye to his father, who no longer lives with him and his mother. He gets so upset that he hides and cries, and then misses out on a hug. But his mother tells him a story of a young bear in the same situation who learns how to resolve the problem.

| by Smith, Will

A father talks of ongoing love for his son from the moment he is born. As his child grows, the father tries to teach him how to be a man and also tells him how he will always be there for him. Having this child is the father's proof that his dreams have come true.

| by Girard, Linda Walvoord

Katie experiences feelings of loneliness and self-blame when her parents get divorced. Her fears of her father disappearing from her life are dispelled as she develops a special bond with him in his new home.

| by Clifton, Lucille

Everett Anderson is a young boy living with his mom. One day, his mom decides to start dating a busdriver and Everett doesn't like it. But when Everett talks with Mr. Perry he finds out that he likes Mr Perry.

| by Kindred, Wendy

Wilma sees her father only on Saturdays when they go to museums and parks. However, one Saturday, they are forced to just spend time being together and they enjoy this much better.

| by Simon, Norma

A little boy and his friend, Grace, dread Father's Day at school because neither child sees their father, but still has to make cards for them. The boy decides to make cards for his grandfather and neighbor.

| by Brown, Laurene Krasny//Brown, Marc

Divorce can be a scary thing for children. Questions and concerns about divorce can be answered with help from the dinosaurs. Dinosaurs explain everything from why parents divorce to celebrating holidays with two families to satisfy the inquisitive young mind.

| by Goff, Beth

Jane's parents get a divorce. At first she is angry and she feels that it is her fault. Then she regains her faith and stability and realizes both of her parents love her and are not going to abandon her.
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