Books For Kids

Bullies are a Pain in the Brain

By Trevor Romain (Free Spirit Publishing, Inc., 1997)

This book blends humor with serious, practical suggestions for coping with bullies. Trevor Romain reassures kids that they’re not alone and it’s not their fault if a bully decides to pick on them.

Cover of the book "Bullies are a Pain in the Brain"

Franklin Goes to the Hospital

By Paulette Bourgeois & Brenda Clark (Scholastic Inc., 2000)

In this Franklin Classic Storybook, our hero goes to the hospital for an operation to repair his broken shell, and everyone thinks he’s being very brave. But Franklin is only pretending to be fearless. He’s worried that his X-rays will show just how frightened he is inside. With the help of Dr. Bear, Franklin learns that even though he’s feeling scared, he can still be brave.

Cover of the book "Franklin Goes to the Hospital"

The Story of Lippy the Lion

By Joanne Green (Saga Books, 2006)

To have a child born with any disfigurement is tragic. Here Lippy the Lion tells a tale with sweetness and love; it also reminds us of our fragile humanity. Beautifully illustrated and with help index for parents.

Cover of the book "The Story of Lippy the Lion"

When Molly was in the Hospital

By Debbie Duncan (Rave Productions, 1994)

A Book for Brothers & Sisters of Hospitalized Children. Anna’s little sister, Molly, has been very ill and had to have an operation. Anna tells us all about the experience from her point of view. Sensitive, insightful, heartwarming story.

Cover of the book "When Molly was in the Hospital"

Whoever You Are

By Mem Fox (Harcourt Brace & Company, 1997)

At a time when, unfortunately, the lessons of tolerance still need to be learned, Whoever You Are urges us to accept our differences, to recognize our similarities, and-most importantly-to rejoice in both.

Cover of the book "Whoever You Are"


By R. J. Palacio (Alfred A. Knopf, 2012)

August Pullman was born with a facial difference that, up until now, has prevented him from going to a mainstream school. Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep, he wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kid—but his new classmates can’t get past Auggie’s extraordinary face

Cover of the book "wonder"

Making Faces: Logan’s Cleft Lip and Palate Story

By Logan & Sonja Bristow (Pulsus Group Inc., 2007)