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.
As a bereavement counselor, Bobby’s Books has become my most utilized resource. I share this with other clinicians on a regular basis. Thank you for the work that you continue to do to get this resource out and into the community and most importantly into the minds and hearts of those that benefit from the healing.
Cynthia Schroeder, Hospice of Northwest Ohio