Reading about children with cancer or about cancer itself can sometimes make it less scary for young children. There are some great book titles that you can share with children of all ages. The following is a list of resources, most of which should be available on or your favorite bookseller.

Miss Fannie’s Hat by Jan Karon

H is for Hair Fairy by Kim Martin

When Someone You Love has Cancer by Alaric Lewis

Taking Cancer to School by Cynthia henry and Kim Gosselin

Butterfly Kisses and Wishes on Wings by Ellen McVicker

The Lemonade Club by Patricia Polacco

The Sibling Story Project by Allison Fine

Why Charlie Brown, Why? By Charles Schulz

The Amazing Hannah by Amy Klett

Alex and the Amazing Lemonade Stand by Liz and Jay Scott

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

Henry and the White Wolf by Tyler Karu and Tim Karu

Kathy’s Hats by Trudy Krisher

You and Leukemia by Baker

When Billy went Bald by Julie C Morse and Greg Mikrut

The Famous Hat by Kate Gaynor

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

Cancer Party!  By Sara Olsher

Chemo to The Rescue by Mary Brent and Caitlin Knutsson

Chemo, Craziness, and Comfort: My Book about Childhood Cancer by Nancy Keene and Trevor Romain

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

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

Cuddle Bear by Claire Freedman

The Hare Who Lost Her Hair by Amy Leonard

Books about coping with loss

What’s Heaven by Maria Shriver

The Invisible String by Patrice Karst

And Still They Bloom: A Family’s Journey of Loss and Healing by Amy Rovere