Emotional Support

Books to Help You Get Through the Cancer Experience

Cancer in Our Family, Second Edition

Helping Children Cope with a Parent's Illness

Written by Sue P. Heiney and Joan F. Hermann

Paperback: $19.95 (Ca $21.95)


This indispensable guide is filled with valuable information to help families through each step of the cancer journey
: talking to children; helping children cope when a parent falls ill;answering difficult questions about cancer; explaining cancer treatment and its potential side effects; managing role changes and disruptions in routines;and doing exercises to help communication and coping. Special "hands-on-tools" help those affected by cancer face many of the dilemmas that come with the disease. A special illustrated workbook designed just for kids helps even the youngest children record their thoughts and feelings so they can learn how to navigate through this emotional time.   
 
218 pages
Paperback, eBook formats
Pub Date: August 2013
ISBN: 9780944235959


Association Trends All-Media Contest, Bronze Medal
USA Best Book Award, Finalist
Benjamin Franklin Award, Silver
National Indie Excellence Award, Finalist 


What Helped Get Me Through

Cancer Survivors Share Wisdom and Hope

Edited by Julie Silver

Paperback: $17.95 (Ca $19.95)

''Like someone's diary . . . the survivors' comments are compelling and deeply personal . . .highly recommended.'' [MEDICAL LIBRARY ASSOCIATION] You have cancer. From the moment you hear these words, your life changes. This insightful, award-winning book can help you each step of the way and fortify you with the strength, courage, and knowledge necessary to deal with the tough challenges ahead. Hundreds of survivors from all walks of life—including personalities like Lance Armstrong, Carly Simon, and Scott Hamilton—share their heartfelt reflections and practical solutions for getting through the cancer journey.

378 pages
Paperback, eBook formats
Pub Date: October 2008
ISBN:9781604430042


National Indie Excellence Award, Finalist
National Health Information Award, Gold Medal
Mom's Choice Award, Gold Medal


How to Help Your Friend with Cancer

Written by Colleen Dolan Fullbright

Paperback: $12.95 (Ca $15.99)

Have you wondered how to support someone with cancer?
Even if you are a close friend, you may not know what to say or do. You may be afraid you will say or do the wrong thing. Written by a cancer survivor whose friends made her journey easier, How to Help Your Friend with Cancer will provide the guidance you need to be the best friend you can be, every step along the way. This book contains more than 100 suggestions, along with practical tips and relatable advice that anyone can use to help a friend get through the cancer experience.

112 pages
Paperback, eBook formats
Pub Date: February 2015
ISBN: 9781604432244


National Health Information Award, Merit Winner
USA Best Book Award, Winner 


And Still They Bloom

A Family's Journey of Loss and Healing

Written by Amy Rovere

Illustrated by Joel Spector

SALE PRICE: $8.97

Hardcover: $14.95 (Ca $16.95)

Losing a loved one is hard. The grief can be overwhelming for every family member—especially for children, who may have a hard time understanding and expressing their feelings. And Still They Bloom follows Emily and Ben as they both struggle to come to terms with their loss and make sense of their changed world. The children embark on a journey of healing and acceptance as they come to realize they can keep their mother’s memory alive—that her love will stay with them always. Using nature as a backdrop for the cycles of life, this moving story emphasizes hope and healing and will connect with all readers who have lost a loved one. For ages 9 to 12.

48 pages
Hardcover, eBook formats
Pub Date: June 2012
ISBN: 9781604430363


National Health Information Award, Silver Medal
Next Generation Indie Book Award, Winner
Moonbeam Children's Book Award, Bronze Medal
Mom's Choice Award, Gold Medal
USA Best Book Award, Winner
Association Trends All Media Contest, Finalist


Rad Art

A Journey Through Radiation Treatment

Written and illustrated by Sally Loughridge

Foreword by Eve Ensler

Hardcover: $16.95 (Ca $18.95)

“The paintings are compelling and beautiful . . . . Almost any patient (male or female) or their family members could comfortably look at this work and find it applicable to their own situation.” —The Lancet. A diagnosis of cancer brings with it not only serious medical realities, but often an unfamiliar and daunting emotional landscape. To help steady herself during radiation therapy, Sally Loughridge created a painting and a journal entry each day after treatment. This book is an amazing resource to encourage expression, sharing, and connection between cancer patients and their loved ones. “Sally's depiction of her radiation therapy experience is illuminating to me as a doctor, and I hope that all who read this are as enlightened.” —Celine Godin, MD, MPH, radiation oncologist

96 pages
Hardcover, eBook formats
Pub Date: October 2012
ISBN: 9781604430929


Next Generation Indie Book Award, Finalist
Association Trends All Media Contest, Gold
USA Best Book Award, Winner
USA Best Book Award, Finalist


Picture Your Life After Cancer

By The New York Times

Edited by Karen Barrow

Foreword by Tara Parker-Pope

Hardcover: $19.95 (Ca $21.95)

What is life like after cancer? The New York Times asked readers who had survived cancer to send in a photo and answer the question, “How is your life different after cancer?” In this powerful book created by The New York Times and published by the American Cancer Society, more than 200 people share their images and their answers to that question. What they share is their “new normal”—the reality of life after facing cancer. By turns inspiring, celebratory, surprising, and joyful, this book explores the honest truth of life after cancer—in the voices of those who are living it.

160 pages
Hardcover, eBook formats
Pub Date: October 2012
ISBN: 9781604430639


National Health Information Award, Gold
Living Now Books Award, Gold Medal
Benjamin Franklin Award, Gold
Association Media and Publishing Excel Award, Bronze Medal
USA Best Book Award, Finalist


My Cancer Days

Written by Courtney Filigenzi

Illustrated by Nicole Tadgell

Cloth: $12.95 (Ca $13.95)

A new picture book offers hope and support for children with cancer. In My Cancer Days, vibrant watercolors blend with a touching story to show the emotional ups and downs of a little girl going through cancer treatment. In this beautifully illustrated book, the girl comes to realize that her feelings are normal and that expressing her emotions is an important part of coping with a difficult situation. This realistic but hopeful look at a child’s experience with cancer can help children express themselves, and it can help the adults in their lives offer the support they need.

24 pages
Cloth format
Pub Date: November 2015
ISBN: 9781604430912


Let My Colors Out

Written by Courtney Filigenzi

Illustrated by Shennen Bersani

Paper Engineering by Tor Lokvig

Hardcover: $11.95 (Ca $12.95)

Help your child deal with your diagnosis and treatment! A young boy uses color to express a range of emotions as his mother undergoes cancer treatment. Some days he's sad, some days he's happy, and other days he's scared or angry. The boy comes to realize that these ups and downs are perfectly normal for his situation, and he does not have to feel guilty about his feelings. This beautifully illustrated, award-winning book reassures young children of cancer patients that they are not alone. Importantly, it helps them understand that it's okay to let their feelings out.

16 pages
Hardcover
Pub Date: July 2009
ISBN: 9781604430110


Gelett Burgess Children's Book Award, Winner
National Health Information Award, Silver Medal
National Indie Excellence Award, Finalist
Mom's Choice Award, Gold Medal
USA Best Books Award, Finalist
Association Trends All-Media Contest, Bronze Medal


I Can Survive

For the Survivor in Each of Us!

Written and illustrated by Jennifer May Allen

Hardcover: $14.95 (Ca $16.95)

A gift of love, a gift of hope.  Whatever your age, whatever the crisis—whether you are sick or helping someone else cope with illness, or whether you just want to provide encouragement to a friend or loved one dealing with a difficult situation—you will find inspiration and courage in these brightly illustrated, lovingly written pages. The poetry, optimism, and humor in this award-winning book will encourage cancer patients young and old and their families to find and cherish the small moments and be inspired to express love and support.

32 pages
Hardcover, eBook formats
Pub Date: January 2007
ISBN: 9780944235768


National Health Information Award, Bronze Medal
Mom's Choice Award, Finalist
USA Best Books Award, Finalist   


The Survivorship Net

A Parable for the Family, Friends, and Caregivers of People with Cancer

Written by Jim Owens
 
Illustrated by Bill Cass
 
Foreword by Lance Armstrong

Hardcover: $14.95 (Ca $16.95)

"Thank you, Jim. Thank you on behalf of all the dads, kids, and cancer patients in the world.” [Lance Armstrong] Something was terribly wrong when the circus rolled into Sweetwater. The tent was full of holes and leaked. The organ was out of tune. Even more worrisome, the safety net was worn out. How did this happen and what could be done? In this beautifully illustrated, award-winning book, Jim Owens uses the parable of circus life to underscore the importance of family, friends, and caregivers in the life of every cancer patient. At once a children's book and a book for "children of all ages," it delivers a powerful and inspiring message to one and all. Come into the Big Top and add your thread to the net!

48 pages
Hardcover, eBook formats
Pub Date: April 2010
ISBN: 9781604430189


National Health Information Award, Merit Winner
Association Media and Publishing Excel Award Winner
National Indie Excellence Award Finalist
Mom's Choice Award, Gold Medal


Jacob Has Cancer

His Friends Want to Help

Written by Heather Cooper, Heather Paschal, and Melanie Williams

Illustrated by Lindsey McMillion

Paperback: $3.50 (Ca $3.95)

A special coloring book for the friends and classmates of children with cancer. This unique, award-winning  coloring book helps friends and classmates understand how a child with cancer might feel and how they can interact with him. The book features clear, easy-to-understand language and drawings. Its format allows children to express their feelings and encourages communication about cancer.

16 pages
Paperback
Pub Date: November 2012
ISBN: 9781604430127


Mom's Choice Award, Gold Medal
USA Best Book Award, Finalist 


Jacob Has Cancer (5-pack)

His Friends Want to Help

Written by Heather Cooper, Heather Paschal, and Melanie Williams

Illustrated by Lindsey McMillion

SALE PRICE: $7.38

List price: $14.75 (Paperback)

A special coloring book for the friends and classmates of children with cancer! This unique, award-winning  coloring book helps friends and classmates understand how a child with cancer might feel and how they can interact with him. The book features clear, easy-to-understand language and drawings. Its format allows children to express their feelings and encourages communication about cancer.

16 pages
Paperback Picture Book (5 shrink-wrapped pre-pack)
Pub Date: November 2012
ISBN: 9781604432046

Mom's Choice Award, Gold Medal
USA Best Books Award, Finalist


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