Jenny, a young girl undergoing treatment for cancer, discovers that her best friend, Dolly, also has cancer. Dolly is the family’s dog, who has always been at Jenny’s side through trying times, and Jenny vows to support Dolly as well. This bittersweet tale is a story of mutual devotion and loyalty. While the prognosis is… More Jenny and Her Dog Both Fight Cancer: A Tale of Chemotherapy and Caring
Kathy has always enjoyed wearing hats. But when she turns nine, she learns that she has cancer. Kathy is scared, and she is especially angry when her chemotherapy treatments make her hair fall out. Suddenly hats aren’t so much fun anymore. Written by the mother of a cancer survivor. Ages 6-11
Written specifically for young children with Cancer (up to age 5 or 6). Pictures show Hannah going for check ups, having her central line cared for, and playing in the play room .
In a straightforward yet comforting way, this book explains what cancer is, what kinds of treatments surround the disease, and how to cope if a child of a friend has cancer.
How do you explain cancer to a young child? It’s a topic no one likes to broach, but left unaddressed children can become confused, sad, scared, anxious and frustrated. This short children’s picture book provides a simple yet realistic portrayal about: What cancer can do and can’t do How different doctors look for cancer What… More M.C. Plays Hide & Seek. An Empowering Story for Healthy Children who Care about a Person Living With Cancer
This book validates emotions and assists families in expressing and sharing those emotions when a mother is ill with Cancer.
Written by a child who survived cancer, for children with cancer. Presented with his own spelling and handwriting, and illustrated by his brothers. Jason includes his address and phone number for cancer patients who need to talk to someone who’s been there.
When Owen started having headaches and tummy ache and sometimes everything looked blurry his Mom took him to have a scan. They pretended he was going on a space mission. Then the doctors said he had a brain tumor. Written for 2- to 7-year-olds, this straightforward and accessible children’s picture book tells the story of Owen’s… More My Brain Tumour Adventures: The Story Of A Little Boy Coping With A Brain Tumour
My Brand New Leg is an excellent way of introducing children 9-12 to differently enabled individuals. Wonderfully illustrated, the characters are introduced to a girl who has a prosthetic leg and can do everything her newfound friends can do. While nameless and colorless, the main character gracefully shares her abilities with others and never once… More My Brand New Leg
A picture book of a young girl explaining her central line, what her parents do to take care of it and what she does to help her Teddy Bear take care of his. For young children.
Emily was born with Down syndrome, and at the age of two, developed Leukemia. This is the beautiful story of the all too brief life of one little girl, had great meaning.
This story is told from the point of view of Buddy, a 9 year old golden retriever who undergoes treatment for a brain tumor. Buddy talks about waiting at the hospital, being tired, undergoing surgery, and meeting others who have been ill.
In this DVD, eight courageous children with cancer, ages 3 to 12, demonstrate ways in which the natural abilities of the mind can be enlisted to help ease physical pain. Techniques include breathing strategies; blowing bubbles; distractions such as pop-up books, toys, or music; hypnosis; guided imagery; and medical play.
This DVD revisits seven of the eight original children from the DVD “No Fears No Tears” to explore the long-term impact of having learned as a child how to deal with fear and pain. These young adults vividly recollect their painful childhood experiences and describe how learning to master the pain has affected their lives.… More No Fears, No Tears: 13 Years Later (DVD)
Oliver’s little sister, Isabelle, has Cancer… His story addresses the emotions he feels as his sister has surgery and undergoes treatment. A very positive, empowering story for siblings.
This story was created as a tool that parents can use to break the news of their Cancer to their children and open lines of communication so that the specific situations of each family can be addressed. A rhyming story.
Our Cancer Boy reveals the conversations carried on by letters written by Michael Murdock and his second-grade classmates after Michael received a diagnosis identifying his cancer as a medulloblastoma. His classmates’ letters ask with candor the questions on any caring person’s mind and provide glimpses into the joys and worries of children’s lives. Michael’s responses… More Our Cancer Boy
Written and illustrated by two sisters, age 9 and 11, whose Mom had breast cancer. Chronicles the ups and downs of Mom’s treatment, from surgery through radiation and chemotherapy, and the family bond through it all.
Pain Control: A Guide For People With Cancer And Their Families – Discusses types of pain management – including medications, and other therapies such as biofeedback, imagery, hypnosis, and acupuncture.
Parker, a little bear, has a brain tumor. He meets Dr. Spott E. Dogg, who helps him understand what is going on, and what treatment may lie ahead. Written for young children.