Books for Parents & Children

Butterfly Kisses and Wishes on Wings:
When someone you love has cancer...a hopeful, helpful book for kids
by Ellen McVicker and Nanci Hersh (illustrator)  

“The story, as told through the eyes of a child, lends itself to a simple and clear understanding of cancer. It also teaches children to realize the power they have to be an active and integral part of a loved one's cancer journey.”


Mom Has Cancer! (Let’s Talk About It)
by Jennifer Moore-Mallinos    

Kindergarten – Grade 2

“Steering clear of extraneous facts, the book focuses on just what needs to be said in order to make a tough situation manageable. Bright watercolors and cheerful cartoon illustrations keep the tone upbeat. While the book has definite value for kids facing cancer in the family, it is also suitable for sharing with friends and classmates.”


Nowhere Hair: Explains your cancer and chemo to your kids
by Sue Glader         

Age 3-10

“The book, written in rhyme, explains hats, scarves, wigs, going bald in public, and the idea of being nice to people who may look a little different than you. It ends with the idea that what is inside of us is far more important than how we look on the outside.”


When a Parent Has Cancer: A Guide to Caring for Your Children

by Wendy S. Harpham, M.D.

“…A book for families written from the heart of experience. A mother, physician, and cancer survivor, Dr. Wendy Harpham offers clear, direct, and sympathetic advice for parents challenged with the task of raising normal, healthy children while they struggle with a potentially life–threatening disease.”