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. 2008.
"Using the alphabet format, this picture book describes the many situations and experiences that military families, especially their children encounter. For example history, rank, and quarters are explained". 2006.
A guide to help children understand why a parent or sibling had to leave home for military duty, cope with their feelings in a positive way, and be assured that they are not alone, in a book with activities to help with the adjustment process. 2007.
A child tells all the things his/her father does when he is deployed, but what makes the Dad a hero is the sacrifices he makes for the service of others.
Duble, Kathleen Benner
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Jenny and her best friend K.C. accompany Jenny's mother, a tanker pilot in the Air Force, to the air base, where they explore her plane, a KC-135, prior to her departure on a training mission to Europe. 2003.
Children express their feelings about saying goodbye to their fathers, who must leave to fulfill their military obligations. 2002.
McElroy, Lisa Tucker
Nine-year-old Lizzie writes to her mother, who is deployed overseas during wartime, and includes maps that show her mother what Lizzie has been thinking and doing, includes nonfiction tips for helping children of military families. 2005.
A young girl doesn't remember her father, a ship's captain who has been at sea. 1992.
A story that tells children of deployed soldiers why their loved ones are fighting in a war. 2005.
Emily, whose father is a Navy pilot, has to deal with the separation of her family while her dad is deployed aboard a ship. 2004.
Follows the emotions of a young boy as he waits at an airport for a family member to return home from serving in the military. 2014.
Three children describe how they feel when one of their parents is away. 2004.
Tomp, Sarah Wones
The young daughter of a Navy man does not want him to go to sea, but he points out the red flag on the mailbox, the white clouds in the sky, and the blue ocean that will remind her of him while he is away. 2005.
When four-year-old Janie's father goes off to war, the rest of the family moves to the grandparents' on the Chesapeake Bay, where Janie learns a secret of the world which helps her understand her father's long absence. 1991.
Presents letters written to Lieutenant David Falvey from a fourth grade class while he was stationed in Iraq, and includes his answers to the students on his duties, life in the military, and himself. 2009.
While her father is away serving his tour of duty, Esme makes a special effort to be good for the one hundred days that he is away and promises to help her mother watch over her little baby brother who is more than enough trouble as it is! 2008.