The Sickness Blues: Children’s Books

For Young Adults

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green is so popular with teens that it was made into a (highly successful) movie. In case you missed it and you like tearjerkers, you should dig into this one. 16-year-old Hazel meets Augustus at a support group for teens with cancer. The book is sad but it’s also funny and alive with love. Appropriate for teens.

For the Younger Set

Curious George Goes to the Hospital by Margret and H. A. Rey is one of my old-time faves. Irrepressible George can’t resist eating a puzzle piece. The tummy ache that follows lands George in the hospital where his curious nature makes him a handful. The illustrations are so great. George may find his surroundings to be tempting. I find George to be irresistible. Pegged for ages 4-7.

Share your favorite children’s stories of coping with the sickies ☹

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