This side-by-side comparison chart evaluates books for children (ages 2-13) about divorce.

1 = very good; 2 = okay; 3 = not so good

How do you pick just the right book on divorce for your child or grandchild?


This chart (click on green button below) lists the

    • age level (most of these are read aloud books for you to read to the child, but there are some books for ages 8+ and teens)
    • book type
    • number of pages
    • primary message
    • reading level (or read aloud level)
    • any activities

This chart ALSO compares:

    • What is the main message of the book?
    • Is the book informational or soothing or a combination?
    • Does the book tell the children they are loved and cared for?
    • Does the book suggest they can love both parents?
    • Does it tell the child that he/she is not to blame for the divorce?
    • How are the parents depicted (is one always positive, the other always negative)?
    • What about the child's future (is there a positive future)?
    • Age-appropriate teachings on feelings and emotions?
    • Does it touch on common challenges?
    • Is the book multi-ethnic?
    • Will it work for other relationship separations, such as a common-law marriage or long-term cohabitation?


Note that some books are rated higher than others. See the last two rows to find the book's rating and the reviewer's comments.


This list of divorce books will be added to and updated periodically.  Note: This is a list of books to read aloud with kids, not books for parents. This list does not contain books that are out of print or not widely available through major booksellers.


Bestselling books currently on the ratings list (in no particular order, but you'll find the rating at the bottom of each column):


    • Meet Max by Jennifer Leister 
    • Max Meets Emma by Jennifer Leister 
    • Two Homes by Claire Masurel
    • The Invisible String, by Patrice Karst, not a divorce book, but is helpful
    • Divorce is Not the End of the World, by Zoe and Evan Stern (and Ellen Sue Stern)
    • My Family's Changing, by Pat Thomas
    • It's Not Your Fault Koko Bear, by Vicki Lansky
    • Charlie Anderson, by Barbara Abercrombie
    • Mama and Daddy Bear's Divorce by Cornelia Maude Spelman
    • Divorce Feels Yucky by Madison and Lucas Lovato
    • Why Can't We Live Together? by Madison and Lucas Lovato
    • When Mom and Dad Separate by Marge Heegaard
    • Dinosaurs Divorce, by Laurie Krasny Brown and Marc Brown
    • Why Do Families Change? by Jillian Roberts
    • Right Now, I'm Fine, by Daniela Owen, not a divorce book, but is helpful

See the Book Reviews

Click here for the book reviews and ratings. When you go to the next page you'll be able to download the comparison chart.


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