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New Cancer-related Resources for Children

Nova Scotians now have more access to cancer-related resources for their children at local libraries.

The Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage along with the nine regional libraries across the province have established a core collection of 15 books to address the needs of children who are coping with a parent with a serious illness.

The collection consists of the titles listed below. Click the title to locate the individual record in the ECRL catalogue to learn more or to request the item.

  1. A bubble by Geneviève Castrée
  2. When a parent is sick: helping parents explain serious illness to children by Joan Hamilton
  3. Mom and the polka-dot boo-boo: a gentle story explaining breast cancer to a young child/ by Eileen Sutherland; illustrated by Maggie Sutherland.
  4. My parent has cancer and it really sucks: real-life advice from real-life teens by Marc Silver, Maya Silver.
  5. The Lemonade Club by Patricia Polacco.
  6. Cancer hates kisses by Jessica Reid Sliwerski; illustrated by Mika Song.
  7. Mommy is still mommy, cancer can't change that! by written by Andrea Nugent; illustrated by Abdel Stewart.
  8. Nowhere hair by Sue Glader; illustrated by Edith Buenen.
  9. Let my colors out by Courtney Filigenzi; illustrated by Shennen Bersani.
  10. The "can" in cancer written by Julia Cook; illustrated by Allison Valentine.
  11. Her pink hair written and illustrated by Jill Dana.
  12. The invisible string by Patrice Karst; illustrated by Joanne Lew-Vriethoff.
  13. The kids' guide to mommy's breast cancer written by Karyn Stowe; illustrated and designed by Jason Thompson; photographs by Chris Gordaneer.
  14. Where's Mom's hair? : a family journey through cancer by Debbie Watters; with Haydn and Emmett Watters; photographs by Sophie Hogan.
  15. The Goodbye Cancer garden by Janna Matthies; illustrated by Kristi Valiant.