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Helping Kids Cope: Military Families
Books for kids dealing with the challenges of having family members in the military, including the deployment of parents.
For more help (especially for younger children) try picture books on military parents.

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  Cover Art: The Summer Before Boys Baskin, Nora Raleigh
The Summer Before Boys
Twelve-year-old best friends and relatives, Julia and Eliza are happy to spend the summer together while Julia's mother is serving in the National Guard in Iraq but when they meet a neighborhood boy, their close relationship begins to change.
196 p. 2011
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Possum Summer Blom, Jen K.
Possum Summer
While her father is away at war, eleven-year-old Princess ignores his warning that pet ownership leads to pain when she raises an orphaned possum on their Oklahoma ranch, then tries to send it back to the wild.
155 p. 2011
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Eyes On the Goal Coy, John
Eyes On the Goal
Middle-schooler Jackson's baseball skills are not of much help when he and his friends go to soccer camp, and while there he learns that his mother's boyfriend has invited them to move into his house, and friend Diego's father is deployed to Afghanistan.
164 p. 2010
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Wild Life DeFelice, Cynthia C.
Wild Life
When twelve-year-old Eric's parents are deployed to Iraq, he goes to live with grandparents he hardly knows in small-town North Dakota, but his grandfather's hostility and the threat of losing the dog he has rescued are too much and Eric runs away.
177 p. 2011
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Shooting the Moon Dowell, Frances O'Roark
Shooting the Moon
When her brother is sent to fight in Vietnam, twelve-year-old Jamie begins to reconsider the army world that she has grown up in.
163 p. 2008
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Off to War : Voices of Soldiers' Children Ellis, Deborah
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.
175 p. 2008
Children's Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Jack Adrift : Fourth Grade Without a Clue Gantos, Jack
Jack Adrift : Fourth Grade Without a Clue
When his father rejoins the Navy and moves the family to Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, ten-year-old Jack becomes confused by a crush on his teacher, contradictory advice from his parents, and a very strange neighbor.
197 p. 2003
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Superfan Gottesfeld, Jeff
Superfan
When twelve-year-old Shawn Reynolds hears about WWE's WrestleMania contest for kids, he isn't too impressed. After all, he only watches WWE with his wrestling-obsessed dad, so he can spend quality time with him. But after Shawn finds out that his dad, a soldier in the army, is being deployed, he decides to enter the contest as a gift to him.
171 p. 2011
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Piper Reed Navy Brat Holt, Kimberly Willis
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.
154, [8] p. 2008
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Amazing Adventures of John Smith Jr. Aka Houdini Johnson, Peter
The Amazing Adventures of John Smith Jr. Aka Houdini
Thirteen-year-old John "Houdini" Smith tries to write a book about what is happening in his life, from his parents' worries about money and his brother in Iraq, to his new understandings of people while he and his friends rake lawns in their East Side Providence, Rhode Island neighborhood.
168 p. 2012
Children's Fiction Book
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  Cover Art: Crow Call Lowry, Lois
Crow Call
Nine-year-old Liz accompanies the stranger who is her father, just returned from the war, when he goes hunting for crows in Pennsylvania farmland.
1 v. (unpaged) 2009
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: 100 Days and 99 Nights Madison, Alan
100 Days and 99 Nights
As Esme introduces her stuffed animal collection that is alphabetically arranged from Alvin the aardvark to Zelda the zebra, she also relates her family's military life and her father's deployment.
137 p. 2010
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Soldier Mom Mead, Alice.
Soldier Mom
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.
151 p. 1999
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Heart of a Shepherd Parry, Rosanne
Heart of a Shepherd
Ignatius "Brother" Alderman, nearly twelve, promises to help his grandparents keep the family's Oregon ranch the same while his brothers are away and his father is deployed to Iraq, but as he comes to accept the inevitability of change, he also sees the man he is meant to be.
161 p. 2009
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Peace Locomotion Woodson, Jacqueline
Peace Locomotion
Through letters to his little sister, who is in a different foster home, Lonnie, also known as "Locomotion," keeps a record of their lives while they are apart, describing his own foster family, including his foster brother who returns home after losing a leg in the Iraq War.
134, 11 p. 2010
Children's Fiction Book
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