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Cohen Children's Medical Center also recommends many books that can help make the hospital experience less frightening.

General Hospital Books

Franklin Goes to the Hospital
By Sharon Jennings
Age group(s): Preschool

Going to the Hospital
By Fred Rogers
Age group(s): Preschool

My Brother Needs an Operation
By Anna Marie Jaworski
Age group: Preschool, School Age

The Hospital
By Debbie Bailey
Age group(s): Preschool

When Molly Was in the Hospital: A Book for Brothers and Sisters of Hospitalized Children
By Debbie Duncan
Age group(s): School Age

Online Resources

The American Society of Anesthesiologists web site offers My Trip to the Hospital Coloring Book,

http://www2.asahq.org/publications/pc-151-8-my-trip-to-the-hospital-coloring-book.aspx
Age group(s): Preschool

The Kids Heath organization web site offers an article titled Going to the Hospital
Age group(s): School Age, Adolescent / Teen

Feelings and Coping Resources

I'm Mad
By Elizabeth Crary
Age group(s): Preschool, School Age

Mean Soup
By Betsy Everitt
Age group(s): Preschool, School Age

I Know I Made It Happen
By Lynn Bennett Blackburn
Age group(s): School Age

The Boy With a Problem
By Joan Fassler
Age group(s): School Age

NICU Books

No Bigger Than My Teddy Bear
By Valerie Pankow
Age group(s): Preschool, School Age

Surgery Books
My Trip to the Hospital
By Mercer Mayer
Age group(s): Preschool

Elmo’s World: Doctors!
By Naomi Kleinberg and Marybeth Nelson
Age group(s): Preschool

Franklin Goes to the Hospital
By Paulette Bourgeois and Brenda Clark
Age group(s): Preschool, School Age

A Visit to the Sesame Street Hospital
By Deborah Hautzig, Dan Elliot, and Joseph Mathew
Age group(s): Preschool, School Age

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