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Books About Divorce and Separation for Ages 8-10

Going through a divorce or separation? Share these stories with your kids to help them understand your family’s changes.
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Main Street #9: Coming Apart
Series: Main Street, Book #9
by Ann M. Martin
When Nikki's father left her family, she thought all the trouble would be over. But now he's coming back one last time, and Nikki isn't sure what's going to happen. Luckily, she has good friends like Flora, Ruby, and Olivia to stand behind her.
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Paperback Book: $5.59

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Save the Cupcake!
Series: Confectionately Yours, Book #1
by Lisa Papademetriou
"Confession: My life is soooo not sprinkles and sunshine..."

Hayley's world is far from perfect: Her parents have divorced, her mom has lost her job, and she and her sister Chloe are stuck sharing a bedroom in their grandmother's apartment.

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Paperback Book: $4.79

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I, Amber Brown
Series: Amber Brown, Book #8
by Paula Danziger Illustrated by Tony Ross

Nine-year-old Amber Brown is faced with some real struggles. Her parents are divorced, and it's the holidays and everything feels different. Her mom's fiancé wants to celebrate Hanukkah in her house and her father's move back to New Jersey has created a custody conflict.

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Paperback Book: $3.99

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Stranded in Boringsville
by Catherine Bateson
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How I Saved My Father's Life
by Ann Hood

Twelve-year-old Madeline believes she can perform miracles. And her biggest one to date is saving her father from an avalanche. But, unmiraculously, he divorces Madeline's mother after his recovery, writes a book about the avalanche, becomes a celebrity, and marries Ava Pomme, a renowned tart maker.

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by Raina Telgemeier Illustrated by Raina Telgemeier

The companion to Raina Telgemeier's #1 New York Times bestselling and Eisner Award-winning graphic memoir, Smile.

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Paperback Book: $8.79

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Hardcover Book: $17.49

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