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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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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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Save the Cupcake!
Series: Confectionately Yours, Book #1
by Lisa Papademetriou

"Confession: My life is soooo not sprinkles and sunshine..."

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I, Amber Brown
Series: Amber Brown
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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Stranded in Boringsville
by Catherine Bateson
The next thing Maggie unpacked was our fridge poetry kit...It was just a plastic box containing a lot of magnetic words. You stuck these to the fridge and turned them into poetry. It was neat. You don't always have the word you want, though-like our kit has no'love' in it.
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How I Saved My Father's Life: And Ruined Everything Else
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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Hardcover Graphic Novels : $17.49

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