Here at the Read-Aloud Revival, we’ve had requests from military families for books about military deployment.
As we selected them, we thought about the brave kiddos who stay home, while a parent serves far away…
…and we tried to find the most comforting books, with the most encouraging stories and best illustrations.
But we’d love to hear from you too – have you had a spouse serve far from home? Or have you been in the military? Please share the books that have helped your kids most in the comments.
And to all the families who go through a separation in order to keep our country safe, we salute you and send our deepest thanks!
The featured image on this post is from Papa’s Backpack by James Christopher Carroll
Please pass this list on to others who may need it.
P.S. Other booklists you’ll enjoy include diverse picture books that celebrate the everyday, and our picture book lists for every month around the year.