Nonfiction books on Divorce are in J and Y 306.89. Click here for a print-friendly version of this list.

Picture Books (JE)

Author Title Call Number
CoffeltFred Stays with Me!
A young girl describes how she lives sometimes with her mother and sometimes with her father, but her dog is her constant companion.
JE Coffelt
SmetI Have Two Homes
Young Nina recounts her feelings about her parents divorce and describes what it is like to live in two households.
JE Smet
SmithHere and There
After Ivan's parents separate, he has trouble until he discovers that the birds and music he loves are found in both places.
JE Smith
StantonMonday, Wednesday, and Every Other Weekend
Although Henry enjoys the time he spends at his mother's apartment and his father's house, his dog Pomegranate gets confused about which place is home.
JE Stanton
WalshLiving with Mom and Living with Dad
A little girl describes what her life is like now that her parents no longer live together.
JE Walsh

Children’s Fiction (J)

Author Title Call Number
CorriveauHow I, Nicky Flynn, Finally Get a Life (and a Dog): A Novel
Moving to Boston after his parents' divorce, Nicky struggles to cope with the changes in his life.
J Corriveau
GephartOlivia Bean, Trivia Queen: A Novel
Olivia is on her way to Hollywood where she hopes to reunite with her father who left the family two years ago.
J Gephart
GrimesWords with Wings
Gabby's daydreaming during her parents arguments and subsequent divorce gets her into trouble at school.
J Grimes
HenkesBird Lake Moon
Mitch and his mother spend the summer at Bird Lake with his grandparents after his parents' divorce.
J Henkes
MossMax's Logbook
Max's logbook reveals the world of his imagination and his feelings about his parents' divorce.
J Moss
RuppSarah Simpson's Rules for Living
Sarah records lists and events in her journal beginning one year after her father moves and divorces her mother.
J Rupp
UrbanWeekends with Max and His Dad
Max pursues neighborhood adventures with his dad as they both adjust to recent changes in their family.
J Urban
WarnerExcellent Emma
Emma feels she must win in the third grade winter games competition to prove to her father who lives in England with his new wife, that she is good at something.
J Warner
WarnerSister Split
When her parents separate, Ivy must cope with their divorce and the impact it has on her relationship with her older sister.
J Warner
YeeSo Totally Emily Ebers
Emily writes a series of letters to her absent father.
J Yee
Zimmer42 Miles
JoEllen decides to bring together her two separate lives.
J Zimmer

Children’s Illustrated Fiction (J Illus.)

Author Title Call Number
DalyEmily's Blue Period
After her parents get divorced, Emily finds comfort in making and learning about art.
J Illus. Daly

Junior High Fiction (Y)

Author Title Call Number
BuzbeeBridge of Time
Best friends Lee Jones and Joan Lee learn that their parents are both getting divorced.
Y Buzbee
Bi-racial Isabella feels tension at school as her divorced parents become engaged.
Y Draper
LyHome Is East
A Cambodian American girl and her old-fashioned father begin a new life in San Diego
Y Ly
VivianA Little Friendly Advice
Ruby's divorced father shows up unexpectedly on her sixteenth birthday and confusion results.
Y Vivian

Last Updated: 4/20


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