Nine-year-old Lizzie writes to her mother, who is deployed overseas during wartime, and includes maps that show her mother what Lizzie has been thinking and doing. Includes nonfiction tips for helping children of military families.
Eleven-year-old Jasmyn gets a different perspective on life when her mother is sent to Saudi Arabia at the beginning of the Persian Gulf War, leaving her and her baby half brother behind in Maine in the care of her Mother's boyfriend.
Emily's dad is in the military and sometimes he has to leave for months at a time. Emily knows her dad's job is important, but she doesn't want him to leave. Written by the wife of a Navy pilot, this realistic story is complemented by Steele's stunning paintings.
Chester Racoon and his mother-and the ways love works to reassure us and give us strength in a sometimes scary world-are the focus of this beautifully written and illustrated children's book. The Kissing Hand makes a wonderful gift for a child entering school or going to camp for the first time, or for any occasion where a child will be temporarily separated from home and loved ones.
Celebrating the men and women serving the United States in the armed forces today, as well as the families that give up so much to support them, this title delivers a classic story, full of warmth and humor, that will resonate with families all across the nation.
Young children often experience anxiety when they are separated from their mothers or fathers. This newest title in The Way I Feel series features a young guinea pig who expresses her distress when her mother and father go away.
Daddy is a navy man. He loves his family, but sometimes duty calls. And when it's time for him to ship out, it's difficult for his young daughter to accept. Saying good-bye can be upsetting. But the fun moments and special rituals they share make parting easier. Daddy's uplifting red, white, and blue good-bye reminds us all that we can stay connected with our loved ones in our hearts, even when we can't be close to them in person.