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. If you are a healthcare provider, please read on below for ways you can promote and support the program. If you are a young parent with children, complete our simple online form and we will select and ship you 2-4 books free of charge.

Healthcare ProvidersAt this time, we are unable to fulfill requests for sample books for your waiting area or office. We have created a flyer and encourage you to download, print and hang it in your office or waiting area to promote the program to young parents. 

Reading for Reassurance Flyer

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 4-5 weeks. Currently, books can only be shipped to addresses in the United States and the United States Territories. 

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Titles Available

For Children• Butterfly Kisses and Wishes on Wings (also available in Spanish)
• In Mommy's Garden (also available in Spanish)
• My Mommy Had Cancer, But She's Ok!
• Mommy, What's Cancer?
• 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.