Using Books to Help Build
a Child’s Coping Skills
Bobby’s Books is a program that uses books to help children and adults deal with difficult issues. Using children's literature as a springboard for conversations will give kids the chance to express their feelings and tell their own stories.
Knots on a Counting Rope
John Archambault, Bill Martin, Jr.
In this poignant story, the counting rope is a metaphor for the passage of time and for a boy's emerging confidence in facing his blindness.
This book discusses illness of a grandparent, lessons learned from loved ones and memories. Grandparents are some of the closest relationships a child can experience and the loss of that grandparent is significant. Help them understand the life process and to see this loss, not through eyes of sadness, but through eyes of love.
The tough travels of children-journeys through death, abandonment, imprisonment, cancer and other life altering events-cry for voices of compassion and visions of hopeful intervention. Bibliotherapy for children provides opportunity for safety amid the chaos of daily living.
Ben Keckler, Author
The Express Yourself Series
Eagle Creek Publications, LLC