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FAMILY LIFE: Parent in the Military


For other resources for military families, see these sites compiled by the Washington State Library: Resources for Military Children Affected by Deployment, Military KidsConnect, Military Families Learning Network, Coming Together Around Military Families® (CTAMF)

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FAMILY LIFE: Parent in the Military

For other resources for military families, see these sites compiled by the Washington State Library: Resources for Military Children Affected by Deployment, Military KidsConnect, Military Families Learning Network, Coming Together Around Military Families® (CTAMF)


My hero :  military kids write about their moms and dads Juvenile Book My hero : military kids write about their moms and dads
Working through the Armed Services YMCA, Alan Appel and Mike Rothmiller have collected more than 100 essays from children whose parents are serving or have served in the military. The children’s heartfelt, moving, sometimes funny, and completely honest observations about their moms and dads truly capture the emotional connection between parent and child.


J 355.0092 MY HERO
My red balloon book My red balloon
A boy who has been waiting for his daddy to come home from overseas takes along something very important: his red balloon, which will help his father find him among the crowd at the pier. As the ship his daddy is on approaches the harbor, the boy loses his grip on the red balloon. Will his daddy find him in the crowd?

Bunting, Eve, 1928-
E BUNTING
My big brother book My big brother
When his big brother leaves to become a soldier, a boy does what he can to take his place in the family.

Cohen, Miriam.
E COHEN
Pilot mom book Pilot mom
Jenny's mother is a military pilot who will soon leave on a training mission.

Duble, Kathleen Benner.
E DUBLE
Night catch book Night catch
When a soldier's work takes him halfway around the world, he enlists the help of the North Star for a nightly game of catch with his son.

Ehrmantraut, Brenda.
E EHRMANT
Off to war :   voices of soldiers' children Juvenile Book Off to war : voices of soldiers' children
The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have impacted the children of soldiers--men and women who have been called away from their families to fight in a faraway war. In their own words, some of these children describe how their experience has marked and shaped their lives.

Ellis, Deborah, 1960-
J 303.6608 ELLIS
Home to me, home to you book Home to me, home to you
Alternating between a child's and a mother's voice, this tender story chronicles a day in the life of a mother and daughter separated by the mother's business trip, resulting in a book that transcends its story and becomes a universal tale of unconditional love. Full color.

Ericsson, Jennifer A.
E ERICSSO
Captain Cat :  Story and pictures book Captain Cat : Story and pictures
A cat makes friends with a soldier and learns about military life when he joins the army.

Hoff, Syd, 1912-2004.
E HOFF
Piper Reed, Navy brat Juvenile Book Piper Reed, Navy brat
Piper is sad about leaving her home and friends behind when her father, a Navy aircraft mechanic, is transferred yet again, but with help from her often-annoying sisters and a surprise from their parents, she finds happiness in their new home in Pensacola, Florida.

Holt, Kimberly Willis.
J HOLT
Ned and the general :  a lesson about deployment book Ned and the general : a lesson about deployment
A well written book on a subject that is very timely. An excellent book for children, families and friends, where deployment has effected their lives.

Madison, Ron.
E MADISON
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