I was at a used book store the other day and found this little gem! “A mom of many hats” is a story from the point of view of a little girl whose mother gets diagnosed with cancer. The story explores the ways she and her brother coped with their mothers diagnosis and how they were able to help. It really is beautifully written and illustrated and ends with a smile.



I was able to find it on Amazon.com if any of you are interested 🙂


While searching around Georgetown University Hospital’s Child Life resources page, I found this awesome list of books that may be helpful to children dealing with hospitalization. Check it out!

Helpful Books about Hospitalization

A book is a great way to start explaining different things your child may see in a hospital. These are some recommendations.

  • A Hospital Story: An Open Family Book for Parents and Children Together By Sara Bonnett Stein (Walker and Co., 1983)
  • A Visit to the Sesame Street Hospital By Deborah Hautzig (Random House, 1985)
  • At the Hospital By Amy Moses (Child’s World, 1997)
  • Barney and Baby Bop Go to the Doctor By Margie Larsen, Dennis Full (Scholastic)
  • Coping with a Hospital Stay By Sharon Carter and Judy Monnig (Rosen Publishing Group, 1987)
  • Curious George Goes to the Hospital By Anne Civardi (EDC Publishing, 1994)
  • Going to the Hospital By Fred Rogers (GP/Putnam’s Sons, 1988)
  • Let’s Talk About Going to the Hospital By Marianne Johnson (Powerkids Press, 1998)
  • The Hospital Scares Me By Paula Hogan and Kirk Hogan (Raintree Steck-Vaughn Publishers, 1990)
  • This is a Hospital, Not a Zoo By R. Karim (Truesdell Services, 1998)
  • When Molly was in the Hospital: A Book for Brothers and Sisters of Hospitalized Children By Debbie Duncan (Rayve Productions, 1994)
  • Why am I going to the Hospital By Claire Ciliotta and Carole Livingston (Lyle Stuart Inc., 1981)

Source: http://www.georgetownuniversityhospital.org/body.cfm?id=557023

Image Source: Amazon.com

Lately I’ve heard many people in the child life profession buzzing about this book — sounds like a must read!

 ”In Far from the Tree, Andrew Solomon tells the stories of parents who not only learn to deal with their exceptional children but also find profound meaning in doing so.” 

Source: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0743236718/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER