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Suggested Resources

Suggested Resources for Children and Parents

Reading books can be a great way to help prepare you and your child for the surgical experience. Below is a list of books by age group that we find helpful for many families.

Ages 2 to 4 years

  • My Trip to the Hospital by Mercer Mayer
  • Elmo's World: Doctors! by Naomi Kleinberg and Marybeth Nelson

Ages 4 to 8 years

  • Franklin Goes to the Hospital by Paulette Bourgeois and Brenda Clark
  • A Visit to the Sesame Street Hospital by Deborah Hautzig, Dan Elliot, and Joseph Mathew
  • Curious George Goes to the Hospital by Margret and H.A. Rey
  • This is a Hospital Not a Zoo by Roberta Karim, Sue Truesdell, and Arthur Howard
  • Going to the Hospital by Anne Civardi, Michelle Bates, and Stephen Cartwright
  • Do I Have to go to the Hospital? by Pat Thomas and Lesley Harker

Ages 6 to 10 years

  • Goodbye Tonsils! by Juliana Hatkoff, Craig Hatkoff and Marilyn Mets

Ages 12 years and Up

For Parents

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