Books About Cancer for Children

SURVIVEiT Books About Cancer For Children

How do I talk to my child about cancer? Where do I begin? What is ā€˜too muchā€™?

Talking about cancer with your children can be a tough topic to approach. Luckily, there are lots of great books that can help. Our Survivor Advisory Council Members put together a list of books about cancer for children (both children with cancer, and children with loved ones who have been diagnosed).

You can find all of these books in SURVIVEiTĀ®ā€™s Amazon Bookstore.

Books About Cancer for Children

God Gave Us Heaven

By Lisa Tawn Bergren

Reading age: 3-7 years


If I Were Your AngelĀ 

By Dan Bright

Reading Age: 3-8 years


Amazing Annabelle: A Story for Kids Fighting CancerĀ 

By Dyan Fox

Reading Age: 6-8 years


What Happens When Someone I Love Has Cancer?: Explain the Science of Cancer and How a Loved Oneā€™s Diagnosis and Treatment Affects A Kidā€™s Day-To-Day Life

By Sara Olsher

Reading Age: n/a


How Do You Care for a Very Sick Bear?

By Vanessa Bayer

Reading Age: 2-6 years


The Invisible String Workbook: Creative Activities to Comfort, Calm and ConnectĀ 

By Patrice Karst

Reading Age: 4 years and up


Me and My Feelings: A Kidsā€™ Guide to Understanding and Expressing ThemselvesĀ 

By Vanessa Green Allen

Reading Age: 7-10 Years


When a Kid Like Me Fights Cancer

By Catherine Stier

Reading Age: 3-5 years


Shop these books and more on SURVIVEiTĀ®ā€™s Amazon Bookstore.


Have You Read A Helpful Book?

Have you read any childrenā€™s books that helped your children? Please submit them to for consideration.

For more book recommendations, check out our book recommendations for cancer patients and caregivers.



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