Hospital: Resource List

Books for Children

Ages 3 to 8

  • A Big Operation; by Richard Scarry; Aladdin Paperbacks, 1995
  • A Hospital; by Natalie Rosinsky; Smart Apple Media, 2004
  • Clifford Visits the Hospital; by Norman Bridwell; Scholastic, 2000
  • Curious George Goes to the Hospital; by Margaret Rey and H. A. Rey; Econo-Clad Books, 1999
  • Do I Have to Go to Hospital? By Pat Thomas, Hodder Wayland, 2008
  • Franklin Goes to the Hospital; by Paulette Bourgeois, Kids Can Press, 2000
  • Going to the Hospital; by Anne Civargi and Stephen Cartwright; EDC/Usborne Hayes, 1994
  • Going to the Hospital.. What Will I See? And Who Are Those People Wearing Funny Clothes? By Jaynie Wood; AuthorHouse, 2009
  • Gus and Grandpa at the Hospital; by Claudia Mills, Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1998
  • Hospital; by Lola Schaefer; Heinemann Library, 2000
  • Let's Talk About When Someone You Love Is in the Hospital; by Marianne Johnston; Powerkids Press, 1998
  • What's Inside a Hospital?; by Sharon Gordon; Benchmark Books, 2004
  • When Molly Was in the Hospital: A Book for Brothers and Sisters of Hospitalized Children; by Debbie Duncan, RayveProductions, 1994

Ages 6 to 10

  • Let's Talk About Going to the Hospital; by Marianne Johnston; Powerkids Press, 1998
  • The Hospital Book; by James Howe; William Morrow, 1994
  • What's Inside a Hospital?; by Sharon Gordon; Benchmark Books, 2003

All Ages

  • 101 Comforting Things To Do While You Are Getting Better At Home or in the Hospital; by Erica Levy Klein; John Wiley & Sons, 1998

Books for Adults

  • Helping Your Child in the Hospital: A Practical Guide for Parents; by Nancy Keene; O'Reilly; 3rd ed., 2002
Compiled by Catherine Smith, MLS, medical librarian at the Family Health Library, The Children's Hospital, Denver, CO.
Published by RelayHealth.
Last modified: 2011-08-22
Last reviewed: 2010-06-04
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