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Recommended Reading for Transitions

"Military children are a special breed. They're faced with a myriad of circumstances that civilian kids may never face. That's why we've put together this list of wonderful books written specifically for our military children. There are many great books out there for and this is not by any means a complete list. But, it is sure to give you a great start to your military child's library."

- Author & Army Wife, Tara Crooks


Ages 4-8

A Yellow Ribbon for Daddy by Anissa Mersiowsky

Daddy Is a Soldier! by Kirsten Hallowell

While You Are Away by Eileen Spinelli

Daddy, Will You Miss Me? by Wendy McCormick

Uncle Sam's Kids: When Duty Calls by Angela Sportelli-Rehak

Mommy, Daddy, You're My Hero! by Michelle Ferguson-Cohen

Red, White, and Blue Goodbye by Sarah Wones Tomp

Our 50 States: A Family Adventure Across America by Lynne Cheney

H Is for Honor: A Military Family Alphabet by Devin Scillian

I Miss You!: A Military Kid's Book About Deployment by Beth Andrews

The Magic Box: When Parents Can't Be There to Tuck You In by Marty Sederman, Seymour Epstein

Night Catch by Brenda Ehrmantraut

Lulu's Rose Colored Glasses by Gretchan Pyne

A Very Long Time by Geri Timperley

Ned And The General: A Lesson About Deployment by Ron Madison

Mommy, Don't Go by Elizabeth Crary

My Daddy is a Soldier by Kirk Hilbrecht

Deployment Journal for Kids by Rachel Robertson

A Year Without Dad by Jodi Brunson

Making New Friends by Jacqueline H. Blumenstock

A Paper Hug by Stephanie Skolmoski

The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn

One Nation: America by the Numbers by Devin Scillian and Pam Carroll

Sammy's Soldier by Sarah L. White

Love, Lizzie: letters to a Military Mom by Lisa Tucker McElroy

I'm Red, White, & Blue…Are You Feeling it Too? by Deanna Lynn Cole

We Serve Too! by Kathleen Edick and Paula Johnson


Ages 9-12

A is for America by Devin Scillian and Pam Carroll

I'm a Hero Too by Jenny Sokol

An American Flag for Their Father by Annmarie Hickey Georgopolis

Daddy's in Iraq, But I Want Him Back! by Carmen R. Hoyt

The Hero in My Pocket by Marlene Lee

The Blue Day Book for Kids: A Lesson in Cheering Yourself Up by Bradley Trevor Greive

War? I'm Scared! by WeWriteKids

Make Me A Memory by Tamra Norton



Footsteps Around the World: Relocation Tips for Teens by Beverly D. Roman



"When Is Daddy Coming Home?" by Richard Carlton Haney

Dear Soldier: Heartfelt Letters from America's Children by Barbara W. Baldwin, Amber Baldwin D'Amico, Heather Baldwin Duff

The Five Love Languages of Children by Gary Chapman, Ross Campbell

But Mom, I Don't Want to Move! by Susan Miller