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Books to Help Children and Parents Through Healthcare Experiences

Tonsillectomy/Adenoidectomy

  • A Visit to the Sesame Street Hospital by D. Hautzig (1987) - ages 4-8
  • Good-Bye Tonsils! By Hatkoff, Met, and Hatkoff (2001) - ages 5-8
  • Lucy Loses Her Tonsils by N. Snell (1980)
  • Josie Smith in the Hospital by M. Nabb (2000)
  • Rita Goes to the Hospital by M. Davidson (1992) - ages 4-8
  • The Get Well Soon Book: Good Wishes for Bad Times by K. Gray - ages 4-8

Ears: Ear Tubes, Hearing Aids, Being Deaf

  • Apple is My Sign by C. Rylant (2001) - ages 9-12
  • Chris Gets Ear Tubes by B. Pace (1987) - ages 4-8
  • I Am Deaf and It’s Okay by L. Aseltine, E. Mueller, N. Tate, and N. Taid (1987) - ages 4-8
  • Keeping It Secret by P. Pollock (1986)
  • Koko Bear’s Big Earache by V. Lansky (1990) - ages 4-8
  • Living with Deafness by B. Taylor (1989) - ages 9-12
  • Peter Gets a Hearing Aid by N. Snell
  • Tubes in My Ears: My Trip to the Hospital by V. Dooley (1996) - ages 5-7

Doctor Visits and Check-Ups

  • Arthur’s First Aid Fun by M. Brown (2001)
  • Barney and Baby Bop go to the Doctor by M. Larsen (1996) - ages 4-8
  • Berenstain Bears go to the Doctor by Berenstain and Berenstain (1981)
  • Corduroy Goes to the Doctor by L. McCue (1987) - ages 3-6
  • Doctor Maisy by L. Cousins (2001) - ages 3-6
  • Elmo Goes to the Doctor by S. Albee (2001) - ages 4-8
  • Froggy Goes to the Doctor by J. London (2002) - ages 4-7
  • Going to the Doctor by A. Civardi (2001)
  • Going to the Doctor by S. Strong (1991)
  • I’m Going to the Doctor by K. Siegler (1997)
  • Kate Visits the Doctor by N. Snell (1981)
  • My Doctor, My Friend by P.K. Hallinan (1996)
  • Pooh Plays Doctor by K.W. Zoehfeld (1997)
  • Topsy and Tim Go to the Doctor by J. Adamson

Staying in the Hospital and Having an Operation

  • Curious George Goes to the Hospital by Rey and Rey (1966) - ages 4-8
  • Franklin Goes to the Hospital by P. Bourgeois (2000) - ages 4-8
  • Going Into the Hospital by A. Braithwaite
  • Going to the Hospital by A. Civardi (2002) - ages 4-7
  • Let’s Talk About Going to the Hospital by M. Johnston (1998) - ages 6-9
  • Miffy in the Hospital by D. Bruna (1999) - ages 2-5
  • One Bear in the Hospital by C. Buchnall (1991) - ages 4-8
  • Paddington Bear Goes to the Hospital by M. Bond and K. Jankel (2001) - ages 5-8
  • The Busy World of Richard Scarry: A Big Operation by Richard Scarry (1994) - ages 4-8
  • Topsy and Tim go to the Hospital by J. and G. Adamson (1998) - ages 3-7

Books for Parents

  • A Child in Pain: How to Help, What to Do by L. Kuttner (1996)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics Guide to Your Child’s Allergies and Asthma: Breathing Easy and Bringing up Healthy, Active Children by M. Welch (2000)
  • Profile of the Other Child: A Sibling Guide for Parents by F.D. McCaffrey and T. Fish
  • Soothing Your Child’s Pain: From Teething and Tummy Aches to Acute Illnesses and Injuries-How to Understand the Causes and Ease the Hurt by G. Kenneth
  • You and Your Child in the Hospital by M. Carter (1989)
  • Your Child in the Hospital: A Practical Guide for Parents by N. Keene (2002)


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