04--Child Abuse Books for Child Victims

Anderson, Deborah, & Martha Finne.  Liza's story:  neglect and the police.  Illustrated by Jeanette Swofford.  Minneapolis, MN:  Dillon Press, 1986.  45p.  Presents a case of child neglect in which the police became involved, demonstrating the positive effect of reporting abuse to caring people.  For juveniles.

Anderson, Deborah, & Martha Finne.  Margaret's story:  about sexual abuse and going to court.  Illustrated by Jeanette Swofford.  Minneapolis, MN:  Dillon Press, 1986.  45p.  Describes the experiences of a young girl who is sexually abused by her neighbor and what happens when seeks help. Includes a glossary of terms and sources of help for abused children.  For juveniles.

Anderson, Deborah, & Martha Finne.  Michael's story:  emotional abuse and working with a counselor.  Illustrated by Jeanette Swofford.  Minneapolis, MN:  Dillon Press, 1986.  45p.  Reports the case of a boy who was emotionally abused and what happened when he worked with a counselor.  Includes sources of help for abused children.  For juveniles.

Anderson, Deborah, & Martha Finne.  Robin's story:  physical abuse and seeing the doctor.  Illustrated by Jeanette Swofford.  Minneapolis, MN:  Dillon Press, 1986.  45p.  Describes a girl who is physically abused by her mother and what happens when she sees a doctor.  Includes an adult resource guide and sources of help for children.  For juveniles.

Appelbe, Alison, & Catherine Smailes.  Trust your feelings.  Illustrated by Roberta Dick.  Surrey, B.C.;  Blaine, WA:  C.A.R.E. Productions Association, 1984.  36p.  Discusses the difference between good touching and bad touching and emphasizes that children are in control of their own bodies and need not allow themselves to be abused by others.  For juveniles.

Berry, Joy Wilt.  Alerting kids to the danger of abuse and neglect.  Pictures by Bartholomew.  Waco, TX:  Word, Educational Products Division, 1984.  48p.  Discusses physical and emotional abuse and neglect, including how to tell the difference between discipline and abuse and why some parents are abusive.  For juveniles.

Bliss, Jonathan.  Child abuse.  Vero Beach, FL:  Rourke Corp., 1990.  63p.  Defines what child abuse and incest are, why it happens, and what you can do about it.  For juveniles.

Carson, Mary Lou, & Dan Bellm.  On the safe side:  preventing child abuse in residential care.  Sacramento, CA:  California Association of Services for Children, 1989.  64p.

Chaiet, Donna, & Francine Russell.  The safe zone:  a kid's guide to personal safety.  New York:  Morrow Junior Books, 1998.  160p.  Discusses various self-defense options which may be used when in an uncomfortable or unsafe situation and suggests what solutions might work in real life.  For juveniles.

Dudevszky, Szabinka.  Close-up.  Translation by Wanda Boeke.  Asheville, N.C.:  Front Street/Lemniscaat, 1999.  125p.  Fifteen self-portraits of young people in the Netherlands who for various reasons cannot live with their parents, including those who have been physically or emotionally abused, those who have run away, and those in foster homes.

Ennew, Judith.  Exploitation of children.  Austin, TX:  Raintree Steck-Vaughn, 1997.  64p.  Discusses issues relating to the exploitation of children including poverty, child labor in agriculture as well as in towns and cities, and hidden forms of child abuse.

Findlay, Colin, & Anne Salter.  Protecting children and young people.  Edinburgh;  New York:  Churchill Livingstone, 1992.  45p.

Haskins, James, & Pat Connolly.  The child abuse help book.  Reading, MA:  Addison-Wesley, 1982.  New York:  Crowell, 1985.  106p.

Havelin, Kate.  Child abuse:  why do my parents hit me?  Mankato, MN:  LifeMatters, 2000.

Havelin, Kate.  Family violence:  my parents hurt each other!  Mankato, MN:  LifeMatters, 2000. 

Hyde, Margaret Oldroyd.  Sexual abuse--let's talk about it.  Philadelphia:  Westminster Press, 1984.  93p.  1987, 107p.

Jance, Judith A.  It's not your fault.  Foreword by Sandy Minnick.  Illustrations by Marina Megale.  Edited by Linda D. Meyer and Carole Lyons.  Edmonds, WA:  C. Franklin Press, 1985. 

Kehoe, Patricia.  Something happened and I'm scared to tell:  a book for young victims of abuse.  Illustrated by Carol Deach.  Seattle, WA:  Parenting Press, 1987.  26p.

Loftis, Chris.  The words hurt.  Illustrations by Catharine Gallagher.  Far Hills, NJ:  New Horizon Press, 1995.  45p.  Story for children who are trying to cope with the trauma of verbal abuse to read themselves.

MacHovec, Frank J.  Hitting and hurting:  a children's guide to prevent physical abuse.  Illustrations by Kevin Klein.  Dobbs Ferry, NY:  Oceana Educational Communications, 1990.  27p.

Miller, Kathy Collard.  Help for hurting moms-- and hurting kids, too!.  Foreword by Luci Swindoll.  Ventura, CA:  Evergreen Communications, 1990.  158p.  Previously published as:  Out of control.  Christian biography.

Mufson, Susan, & Rachel Kranz.  Straight talk about child abuse.  New York:  Facts on File, 1991.  104p.  A guide for teens.

Pall, Michael Laurence, & Lois Blackburn Streit.  Let's talk about it!:  the book for children about child abuse.  Saratoga, CA:  R&E Publishers, 1983.  51p.

Russell, Pamela, & Beth Stone.  Do you have a secret?  Illustrations by Mary McKee.  Minneapolis:  CompCare Publications, 1986.  24p.  In simple text and illustrations, good and bad secrets, how to differentiate between them, and how not to keep bad secrets to oneself. 

Sanders, Pete, & Steve Myers.  Child abuse.  Brookfield, CT:  Copper Beech Books, 1996.  32p. 

Sanford, Doris.  Lisa's parents fight.  Illustrations by Graci Evans.  Portland, OR:  Multnomah, 1989.  30p.  A young girl turns to God for help in dealing with her parents' verbal and physical abuse.