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Love Waves

Rosemary Wells · Candlewick; 1St Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

How to comfort a young child who misses a special person when he or she is away? A treasured picturebook creator has the perfect solution.Love Waves are what we send to our loved ones until we can be together again. Invisible and strong, they can fly across town or around the world, proving...
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A Suitcase Surprise for Mommy

Cat Cora · Dial
Format: Hardcover

Mommy must travel for business, and Zoran is not happy-he will miss her too much! But what if he gives Mommy one of his special things to take with her so that she will have a part of him with her when she goes? Like The Kissing Hand, this story offers a usable and comforting solution for kids...
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Little Owl Lost

Chris Haughton · Candlewick; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

From a debut author-illustrator! What if a little owl fell from his nest? A reassuring story for the very young told with whimsy and simple, vibrant artwork.Uh-oh! Little Owl has fallen from his nest and landed with a whump on the ground. Now he is lost, and his mommy is nowhere to be seen!...
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Don't Want to Go!

Shirley Hughes · Candlewick
Format: Print book

A resistant Lily discovers that new experiences don't need to be scary in this engaging, deftly told story certain to resonate with young children.One morning, Lily's mom wakes up with a sore throat and achy head and needs to stay in bed. But Lily's dad needs to go to work....
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Llama Llama Misses Mama

Anna Dewdney · Viking
Pages: 40
Format: Book

Strange new teacher.Strange new toys.Lots of kids and lots of noise!What would Llama like to do?Llama Llama feels so new . . .It's Llama Llama's first day of preschool! And Llama Llama's mama makes sure he's ready. They meet the teachers. See the other children. Look at all the books and games....
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Caillou: The Babysitter

Nicole Nadeau · Caillou
Format: Hardcover

Caillou’s parents are going out for the evening. Caillou feels abandoned when his parents go out without him but with his babysitter, Lisa, Caillou realizes that is not alone.
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Jake Stays Awake

Michael Wright · Feiwel & Friends; 1st edition
Format: Book

Jake can’t sleep. He climbs into bed with his mom and dad.Now Jake’s parents can’t sleep.Even the dog is awake.This family needs a good night’s rest. Where can they sleep? The answer will delight and reassure children and their (sleep-deprived) parents!
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Mommy in My Pocket

Carol Hunt Senderak · Hyperion; Library Binding edition
Format: Hardcover

What happens when one little girl is too nervous about leaving her mom on the first day of school? She lets her imagination run wild and pictures a day with Mommy in her pocket. Told in sweet couplets, this story assures young ones that although they may be heading out on their own, Mommys...
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Jacques & Spock

David Michael Slater · Clarion Books
Format: Hardcover

Jacques and Spock were brothers. Sock brothers. They were never more than a foot apart. That is, until the day Jacques was thrown in the wrong wash, bleached, and—gasp—tossed out! The story of the socks’ hilarious struggle to reunite is told here in kid-pleasing language,...
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Mama Will Be Home Soon

Nancy Minchella · Scholastic Press; 1 edition
Format: Print book

This sweet family story addresses a young child's separation anxiety, with lyrical text and bright watercolor illustrations. Genuine, warm, and minimally-worded to be accessible for the very young.Lili is spending a few days with Grandma while Mama is away. She knows Mama will be home...
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My Somebody Special

Sarah Weeks · HMH Books for Young Readers; 1st edition
Format: Print book

It is the end of a busy day at school, and one at a time, all of the toddlers have been picked up--all except one, that is. Now the last child sits alone with his teacher, growing more and more anxious as he watches the door, waiting and wondering . . . Will my somebody special ever come...
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My First Day at Nursery School

Becky Edwards · Bloomsbury USA Childrens; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

"I want my mommy!" is this hesitant little girl's response to her first day at nursery school. But after she gets involved with glue-y projects, singing and dancing, painting, game playing and meeting new friends, she gradually changes her mind about nursery school. Children...
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Kisses from Rosa

Petra Mathers · Knopf Books for Young Readers; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

Illustrated in full color. When her mother becomes ill, young Rosa is sent off to stay at her Aunt Mookie's farm in the Black Forest of Germany.  Although she misses her mother terribly, Rosa is quickly caught up in all the activity of farm life--from picking blueberries with...
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The Kissing Hand

Audrey Penn · Child & Family Press; Stk edition
Format: Hardcover

When Chester the raccoon is reluctant to go to kindergarten for the first time, his mother teaches him a secret way to carry her love with him.
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Hugging Hour!

Aileen Leijten · Philomel
Format: Hardcover

To Drool, it feels like her mom and dad have been gone an awfully long time. So long that she can hardly taste the fried ice cream Grandma made for dinner, or enjoy hide-and-seek with Kip, Grandma?s pet chicken. Not even playing dress up, having a whole snuggly hugging hour with Grandma,...
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The Good-bye Book

Judith Viorst · Atheneum Books for Young Readers; First Edition edition
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

His mother and father are getting dressed to go out to dinner together. He doesn't want them to go! They're going out and leaving him with a sitter. He hates that a lot! He pleads with them. He bargains with them. He threatens to run away to a family that doesn't ever go out for the evening....
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Red, White, and Blue Goodbye

Sarah Wones Tomp · Walker Childrens
Format: Hardcover

Daddy is a navy man. He loves his family, but sometimes duty calls. And when it's time for him to ship out, it's difficult for his young daughter to accept. Saying good-bye can be upsetting. But the fun moments and special rituals they share make parting easier. Daddy's uplifting...
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Off to War: Voices of Soldiers' Children

Deborah Ellis · Groundwood Books
Format: Hardcover

Deborah Ellis has been widely praised for her books about children in war-torn countries. Now, she turns her attention closer to home, to American and Canadian children whose parents are soldiers fighting — or who have fought — in Afghanistan and Iraq. In frank and illuminating...
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Jake Starts School

Michael Wright · Feiwel & Friends; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

It's Jake's first day of school.He doesn't want his mom and dad to leave him there, alone.Now, Jake and his parents have to spend the first day of school together. Finger painting. Sharing snacks. Playing on the seesaw.Will Jake ever be able to stay at school on his own?The...
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Maybe She Forgot

Ellen Kandoian · Dutton Juvenile; 1st edition
Format: Hardcover

When her mother is late picking her up from dance class, Jessie fears that she has been forgotten
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