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Books & Magazines - for Children

Kids Discover – Heart (December 1996)
Children’s magazine with diagrams of the heart and blood flow.

Cardiac Kids: A book for Families Who Have a Child with Heart Disease by Vicci Elder
Covers everything from being diagnosed, explaining tests a child will experience and discusses some of the feelings siblings may go through.

Heart Defects in Children: What Every Parent Should Know by Cheryl wild & Michael J. Neary
A reassuring guide for parents that explains a complex topic in simple easy-to-understand terms. Includes illustrations of the heart to personalize and better understand your child’s defect and surgical repair.

Changed by a Child by Barbara Gill
Provides comfort and hope as it captures the unique challenges and joys of raising a disabled child.

My Teen Angel by Sally Silagy
The book addresses specific topics such as normal grief responses, the stages of grief, dealing with the holidays, sibling survivors, on-line grief resources and remembrance tokens and rituals.

It’s My Heart by The Children’s Heart Foundation
Easy-to-understand descriptions on how the heart works. Includes information on different conditions, treatments, medications and living with a heart condition.

The Heart of a Child: What Families Need to Know About Heart Disorders in Children by Catherine A. Neill, Edward B. Clark & Carleen Clark
A comprehensive guide written for parents of a child with heart problems.

Franklin Goes to the Hospital by Pualette BoEurgeois & Brenda Clark
Franklin learns that even though he’s feeling scared, he can still be brave.

Curious George Goes to the Hospital by H.A. Rey & Margret Rey
Readers learn all about the hospital at George goes in for an operation to remove a puzzle piece he has eaten.

Jeff’s New Pacemaker Helps His Heart by Medtronic
Colouring and activity book for children to learn the basic information on the heart and why he/she may need a pacemaker, defibrillator, or heart failure device.