April is the Month of the Military Child, so this week I thought I would provide you with a list of books written specifically for military children. Disclosure: I have not read all of them and I have no affiliation with any of the authors or books.
Here is a list of the books. Buy them wherever you buy your books.
- “I’ll Lend You My Daddy: A Deployment Book for Kids Ages 4-8,” by Becky King and Cynthea Liu
- “Night Catch,” by Brenda Ehrmantraut and Vicki Wehrman
- “Lily Hates Goodbyes (All Military Version),” by Jerilyn Marler and Nathan Stoltenberg
- “I Will Be Okay: Adventures of a Military Kid,” by Amy Schweizer
- “Momma’s Boots,” by Sandra Miller Linhart and Tahna Marie Desmond; and “Daddy’s Boots”
- “When You Are Away” by Dominque James Ed.D
- “I’m A Dandelion: A PCS Story for Military Children,” by Brooke Mahaffey and Lidiia Mariia Nyz
- “Superheroes’ Kids: When Dad is Deployed,” by Heather Carson and Angelica Rose Jacquez
- “Why Do We Have to Move?: A Book for Military Kids,” by Tara Scott
- “Hero Mom,” by Melinda Hardin and Bryan Lando
- “The Adventures of a Military Brat: The Big Move,” by Johanna Gomez and Daniel Gomez
- “On the Month of the Military Child Purple Up!” by Military Child
Some books for older children by “military brats” include:
- “Military Brats: Legacies of Childhood Inside the Fortress,” by Mary Edwards Wertsch
- “Growing Up Military,” by Marc Curtis
- “9 Rules of Engagement: A Military Brat’s Guide to Life and Success,” by Harris Faulkner
- “All You Need Is Love: Memoirs of a Military Brat,” by John Thomas Young
As we celebrate our children and their resilience, this month talk to them about how they feel about being a military child and really listen. The answers might surprise you!
Until next time,
Victoria Terrinoni is the author of “Where You Go, I Will Go: Lessons From a Military Spouse,” available here or by clicking the Shop tab above. Watch for her new book on the Good Chaplain’s Africa deployment coming out in the fall!