There are a number of children’s books which aim to help children and their families deal with the issues which arise when parents separate, or divorce.

The following is a list of suggested reading, which may help to communicate with your children on these difficult issues, and resolve any anxieties which children may otherwise struggle to express.

Young children (age 3-7)

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It’s Not Your Fault, Koko Bear  by Vicki Lansky

I don’t want to talk about it by Jeanie Franz Ransom and Kathryn Kunz Finney

Two of Everything by Babette Cole

Nina Has Two Houses by Danielle Jacobs and Hannah Neale

Mum and Dad Glue  by Kes Gray

Two Homes by Claire Masurel

Mama and Daddy Bear’s Divorce by Cornelia Maude Spelman and Kathy ParkinsonThe Huge Bag of Worries by Virginia Ironside and Frank Rodgers

Bessie Bump Gets A New Family by Amberley Meredith and Nikita Lee

Older children (aged 7-11)

Dinosaurs Divorce: A Guide For Changing Families by Laurene Krasny Brown / Marc Brown

The Suitcase Kid by Jacqueline Wilson

Divorced But Still My Parents by Shirley Thomas and Dorothy Rankin

What Can I Do? by Danielle Lowry and Bonnie Matthews


Divorce is Not the End of the World: Zoe’s and Evan’s coping guide for kids by Zoe and Evan Stern

It’s Not the End of the World by Judy Blume

If you would like to discuss the issues involved with divorce and children please contact Maguire Family Law for a consultation with a specialist family solicitor by telephone on +44 (0) 01625 544650 or email: