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.
Pat Schweibert, Chuck DeKlyen
This book discusses the topics of grief, coping and healing and reinforces the fact that each of us grieves in our own way. It is a wonderful book to open up the lines of communication in a therapy or support group, with a family, or to simply help the individual understand there is no right or wrong way to grieve. By using the analogy of making soup, you are able to see how people grieve in different ways, at different times, for different reasons. There is no wrong way to grieve except to not grieve at all.
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