Books and more resources for children

Watching a loved one go through a serious illness like cancer can be especially scary for children. Our social worker is available by phone 24/7 and for scheduled one-on-one counseling or group sessions. There also are many books, online resources and other ways to help understand and cope with your experience. You can find many of these resources at the library located on the first floor at the Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion.


Here are some suggested books for kids:

  • "When Someone You Love Has Cancer: A Guide to Help Kids Cope" by Alaric Lewis
  • "My Parent Has Cancer and It Really Sucks" by Maya Silver
  • "Because ... Someone I Love Has Cancer: Kids' Activity Book" by American Cancer Society
  • "Mom Has Cancer!" (Let's Talk About It Series) by Jennifer Moore-Mallinos
  • "Becky and the Worry Cup: A Children's Book About a Parent's Cancer" by Wendy Schlessel Harpham
  • "When Someone Has a Very Serious Illness: Children Can Learn to Cope with Loss and Change" by Marge Heegaard
  • "Let My Colors Out" by Courtney Filigenzi
  • "Our Mom Has Cancer" by Abigail Ackermann


Here are some recommended websites for resources on coping with cancer:

Nancy N. and J.C.
Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion
225 Candler Dr.,
Savannah, GA 31405

St. Joseph's Hospital Campus 
11705 Mercy Blvd.,
Savannah, GA 31419

Candler Hospital Campus 
5353 Reynolds St.,
Savannah, GA 31405