Picture Books for Military Deployment

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As we selected these books, 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.

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“The recommendations are spot on. Sort of freaky in a good way! 😂”
Michelle L.

“Excellent book choices and easy to use!”
Amy C.

“Fun quiz and easy to use. Thank you!”
Sarah Y.

Hero Mom
The Fathers Are Coming Home
Hero Dad
My Red Balloon
H is for Honor: A Military Family Alphabet
I Love You Near and Far (Snuggle Time Stories)
Lilla’s Sunflowers
Love, Lizzie: Letters to a Military Mom
Coming Home
Knit Your Bit: A World War I Story
Papa’s Backpack
While You Are Away
Don’t Forget, God Bless Our Troops
All Those Secrets of the World
Lily Hates Goodbyes (All Military Version)
Stars Above Us
Night Catch
Postcards from a War
My Dad’s Deployment: A deployment and reunion activity book for young children
Sometimes We Were Brave

Looking for a personalized list?

3 Questions & Done!

“The recommendations are spot on. Sort of freaky in a good way! 😂”
Michelle L.

“Excellent book choices and easy to use!”
Amy C.

“Fun quiz and easy to use. Thank you!”
Sarah Y.