• Military Child Specific Book Resources


  • DEPLOYMENT-RELATED
    Coming on Home Soon by Jacqueline Woodson - 2.9 AR level
    Daddy’s in Iraq, but I Want Him Back by Carmen Hoyt
    Daddy’s in the Sand by Addie House
    I miss you, Father Bear by Else Holmelund Minarik - 2.6 AR level
    Love, Lizzie: Letters to a Military Mom by Lisa Tucker McElroy
    My Dad is Going Away, But He Will Be Back One Day: A Deployment Story by James & Melanie Thomas
    My Red Balloon by Eve Bunting - 2.6 AR level
    Night Catch by Brenda Ehrmantraut
    Pilot Mom by Kathleen Benner Duble - 3.2 AR level
    Red, White, and Blue Good-bye by Sarah Wones Tomp
    When Dad’s at Sea by Mindy L. Pelton
    While You are Away by Eileen Spinelli
    A Yellow Ribbon for Daddy by Veritas Media 

    MOVING/PCS
    Alexander, who’s not (do you hear me? I mean it!) going to move by Judith Viorst - 3.5 AR level
    The Berenstain Bears’ moving day by Stan Berenstain - 3.7 AR level
    Ira Says Goodbye by Bernard Waber
    Mitchell is Moving by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat - 2.8 AR level
    Moving Again Mom by Angela Sportelli-Rehak
    A Smooth Move by Berniece Rabe
    Sue Lee’s new neighborhood: adjusting to a new home by Lawrence Balter

    FEELINGS/EMOTIONS
    Double-dip feelings: stories to help children understand emotion by Barbara S. Cain
    Happy, sad, silly, mad: a beginning book about emotions by Barbara Shook Hazen
    How do I feel? by Norma Simon

    LOSS/GRIEF
    Saying goodbye to a friend by Jean Coppendale

    FAMILY CHANGES/TRANSITIONS
    Arthur’s baby by Marc Tolon Brown
    A New Baby by Terry Berger

    PATRIOTIC CELEBRATIONS/HOLIDAYS
    Veterans Day by Mar Schuh - 3.2 AR level
    Veterans Day by Mir Tamim Ansary - 2.8 AR level
    What is Veterans Day? By Margot Parker

    NOVELS RELATING TO MILITARY LIFE
    The Honor Was Mine by Elizabeth Heaney 
    100 days and 99 nights by Alan Madison - 6.3 AR level
    Almost Forever by Maria Testa
    Meet Molly: An American Girl by Valerie Tripp - 4.2 AR level
    My Secret War by Mary Pope Osborne - 5.5 AR level
    Shooting the Moon by Frances O’Roark Dowell
    Stepping on the Cracks by Mary Downing Hahn