Iris Mini: Book List for Children and Families


B is for Breathe: The ABCs of Coping with Fussy and Frustrating Feelings by Melissa Boyd, 2019, 32 pages

The Color Monster: A Pop-Up Book of Feelings by Anna Llenas, 2015, 20 pages

The Feelings Book by Todd Parr, 2011, 32 pages

Feelings to Share from A to Z by Peggy Snow, 2007, 32 pages

The Pout-Pout Fish by Deborah Diesen, 2008, 32 pages

Elementary Age

Butterfly Kisses and Wishes on Wings: When Someone You Love Has Cancer -- A Hopeful, Helpful Book for Kids by Ellen McVicker, 2006, 45 pages

The Goodbye Cancer Garden by Janne Matthies, 2011, 32 pages

The Hope Tree: Kids Talk About Breast Cancer by Laura Joffe Numeroff, 1999, 32 pages

The Invisible String by Patricia Karst, 2000, 36 pages

The Invisible String Workbook: Creative Activities to Comfort, Calm, and Connect by Patricia Karst, 2019, 112 pages

Metu and Lee Learn About Breast Cancer by Shenin Sachedina, 2006, 32 pages

Mom and the Polka-Dot Boo-Boo: A Gentle Story Explaining Breast Cancer to a Young Child by Eileen Sutherland, 2005, 24 pages

Nowhere Hair by Sue Glader, 2010, 32 pages

Our Dad is Getting Better by Alex Silver, Emily Silver, and Anna Rose Silver, 2007, 32 pages

Our Mom has Cancer by Abigail Ackerman and Adrienne Ackermann, 2002, 32 pages

Our Mom is Getting Better by Alex Silver, Emily Silver, and Anna Rose Silver, 2007, 32 pages

A Pillow for My Mom by Charissa Sgouros, 1998, 32 pages

Promises by Elizabeth Mahony Winthrop, 2000, 32 pages

What Is Cancer, Anyway?: Explaining Cancer to Children of All Ages by Karen L. Carney, 1998, 32 pages

What Every Child Needs to Know About Cancer by Bradley Snyder and Marc Engelsgjerd, 2014, 22 pages

When Mommy is Sick by Ferne Sherkin-Langer, 1995, 24 pages

Where's Mom's Hair?: A Families Journey Through Cancer by Debbie Watters, Haydn Watters, and Emmett Watters, 2005, 32 pages

Middle School

Becky and the Worry Cup: A Children’s Book About A Parent’s Cancer by Wendy Schlessel Harpham, 1997, 46 pages

Be the Boss of Your Stress: Self-Care for Kids by Timothy Culbert MD, 2007, 64 pages

Cancer Party!: Explain Cancer, Chemo, and Radiation to Kids in a Totally Non-Scary Way by Sara Olsher, 2019, 25 pages

Melanie Martin Goes Dutch by Carol Weston, 2003, 240 pages

Nana, What’s Cancer? by Beverlye Hyman-Fead and Tessa Mae Hamermesh, 2009, 64 pages

Our Family Has Cancer, too! by Christine Clifford Beckwith, 1998, 64 pages

The Rainbow Feelings of Cancer by Carrie Martin, 2001, 100 pages

The Year My Mother Was Bald by Ann Speltz, 2003, 64 pages

You Are Not Alone: Families Touched by Cancer by Eva Grayzel, 2010, 28 pages

When Someone You Love Has Cancer: A Guide to Help Kids Cope by Alaric Lewis, 2005, 32 pages

Teen/Young Adult

Both Sides Now by Ruth Pennebaker, 2002, 224 pages

My Parent Has Cancer and it Really Sucks by Marc Silver and Maya Silver, 2013, 261 pages

When Your Parent Has Cancer: A Guide for Teens by National Cancer Institute


Another Morning: Voices of Truth and Hope from Mothers with Cancer by Linda Blachman, 2006, 250 pages

Can I Still Kiss You? Answering Your Children's Questions About Cancer by Neil Russell, 2001, 152 pages

Helping Your Children Cope with Your Cancer: A Guide for Parents and Families by Peter Van Dernoot, 2002, 176 pages

How to Help Children through a Parents Serious Illness by Kathleen McCue and Ron Bonn, 2011, 368 pages

I'm Sorry You Have to Be Here by Lois Cappetta Bhatt, 2002, 248 pages

Raising An Emotionally Healthy Child When a Parent is Sick by Paul K. Rauch and Anna C. Muriel MD, MPH, 2006, 240 pages

When a Parent Has Cancer: A Guide to Caring for Your Children by Wendy Schlessel Harpham, 2004, 198 pages