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Childhood Cancer Books

Reading about children with cancer or about cancer itself can sometimes make it less scary for young children. The following is a list of resources, most of which should be available on Amazon.com or your favorite bookseller.

(**The content within these book recommendations reflects only the author’s views and not necessarily the wider views of CURE. As always, for medical advice and guidance, please speak to your child’s medical team.)

Books for Kids and Teens

H is for Hair Fairy by Kim Martin

Alex and the Amazing Lemonade Stand by Liz and Jay Scott

Henry and the White Wolf by Tyler Karu and Tim Karu

Do I have to go to the Hospital? By Pat Thomas

Miss Fannie’s Hat by Jan Karon

The Hare Who Lost Her Hair by Amy Leonard

You and Leukemia by Lynn Baker

Kathy’s Hats by Trudy Krisher

The Lemonade Club by Patricia Polacco

Books for Siblings

Oliver’s Story: For Sibs of Kids with Cancer by Michael Dodd

What About Me?  When Brothers and Sisters Get Sick by Allan Peterkin

Books for Friends and Classmates

How Do You Care for a Very Sick Bear?  By Vanessa Bayer

Why Charlie Brown, Why? By Charles Schulz