A young boy waits with both excitement and apprehension for his father to disembark from the aircraft carrier returning to port after many months at sea.
My Dad's a Hero
A young child explains what his father does in the military and how that makes him a hero.
You Go Away
Conveys everyday experiences of children briefly separated from their parents or caretakers and then reunited.
Daddy, You're My Hero!
Children express their feelings about saying goodbye to their fathers, who must leave to fulfill their military obligations.
The Invisible String
When Liza and Jeremy run to their mother during a scary storm, she comforts them by telling them about the Invisible String, which connects people who love each other no matter where they are and means that they are never alone.
Lily Hates Goodbyes
Lily's Daddy is in the military. Join her as she learns to cope with her emotions and to be happy in her daily life while she looks forward to joyfully saying hello when Daddy gets home.
When Dad's at Sea
Pelton, Mindy L.
Emily, whose father is a Navy pilot, has to deal with the separation of her family while her dad is deployed aboard a ship, but when she makes a friend whose dad has also shipped out, she realizes that she is not the only one who feels sad.
The Kissing Hand
Penn, Audrey, 1947-
A mother raccoon teaches her son a way to overcome his fear about going to kindergarten for the first time.
I Love You all Day Long
When a little pig worries about being apart from his mother when he goes off to school, she reassures him.
H is for Honor : a military family alphabet
Using the alphabet format, this picture book describes the many situations and experiences that military families, especially their children encounter. For example history, rank, and quarters are explained.
The Magic Box : when parents can't be there to tuck you in
Casey and his father find a special way to share their love when his father has to go away on business.
When I Miss You
A young guinea pig describes situations that make him miss his parents, how it feels to miss them, and what he can do to feel better, and includes an author's note for parents and teachers.
While You are Away
Lyrical, patriotic text and uplifting illustrations depicting military families combine to create a reassuring book about separation and reunion.
When Mama Comes Home Tonight
When Mama arrives home, she and her child enjoy a series of activities together before bedtime.
Red, White, and Blue Goodbye
Tomp, Sarah Wones.
The young daughter of a Navy man does not want him to go to sea, but he points out the red flag on the mailbox, the white clouds in the sky, and the blue ocean that will remind her of him while he is away.
The Good-bye Book
A child, on the verge of being left behind by parents who are going out for the evening, comes up with a variety of pleas and excuses.
Three baby owls panic when they awaken one night and find their mother gone, worrying about what has happened to her and becoming frightened by all the scary things that surround them in the dark.
While they are at work a mother and father send powerful "love waves" to their child at home, offering reassurance and comfort in their absence.
Coming on Home Soon
After Mama takes a job in Chicago during World War II, Ada Ruth stays with Grandma but misses her mother who loves her more than rain and snow.