Books for Kids
Books are a great way to start a conversation with your children and answer many of the questions they have about breast cancer. Living Beyond Breast Cancer is pleased to provide the Reading for Reassurance program to share books tailored for young children with parents who have breast cancer. Complete our simple online form and we will select and ship you 2-4 books free of charge.
How It WorksWe help take the guesswork out of finding a good book. Complete our online form and we will mail you 2-4 books to you at no cost, within 2-3 weeks. Currently, books can only be shipped to addresses in the US States and Territories.
Get Your Free Books
For Children• Butterfly Kisses and Wishes on Wings (also available in Spanish)
• In Mommy's Garden (also available in Spanish)
• Metu and Lee Learn About Breast Cancer
• My Mommy Had Cancer, But She's Ok!
• When Mommy Had a Mastectomy
• Where’s Mom’s Hair?
• You are the Best Medicine
For Teens• My Parent Has Cancer and It Really Sucks
For Parents• I Love You Forever and Always
• How to Help Children Through a Parent's Serious Illness
About the ProgramReading for Reassurance was started by Margaret Zuccotti, M.S.Ed, who turned to her experience as a teacher as she considered how to talk with her young kids about her diagnosis of metastatic breast cancer. She knew that reading books was a good way to explain change to kids. Margaret started the Louise Safe Mauran Book Fund, a program at Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia that provides free children’s books for families. She then started Reading for Reassurance for Living Beyond Breast Cancer. All of the books included in the program have been reviewed by Margaret and other parents affected by breast cancer.