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Reading books together about going to the doctor or hospital may help your child feel more comfortable. The children's book section of many bookstores has picture or storybooks about illness and health care experiences. Here are some of our favorites:

A Visit to the Sesame Street Hospital

By Deborah Hautzig, Dan Elliott and Joseph Mathieu
Age group: 2 to 6 years old
Summary: Grover learns that he needs an operation. He goes on a hospital tour with his mother and familiar Sesame Street friends to explore the hospital environment.

Going to the Hospital

By Fred Rogers
Age group: 3 to 8 years old
Summary: This book uses real-life pictures of children, parents and hospital staff. It describes the different parts of a hospital stay.

Franklin Goes to the Hospital

By Paulette Bourgeois and Brenda Clark
Age group: 3 to 7 years old
Summary: Franklin's shell has cracked and he needs to be a brave turtle when it's time to go to the hospital.

Tubes in My Ears: My Trip to the Hospital

By Virginia Dooley and Miriam Katin
Age group: 6 to 10 years old
Summary: Luke undergoes surgery for placement of ear tubes. Children about to undergo any kind of surgery will enjoy learning from Luke as he retells his story.

The Moon Balloon: A Journey of Hope and Discovery for Children and Families

By Joan Drescher
Age group: 7 to 12 years old
Summary: This interactive book gives children the opportunity to create their own stories of hope and discovery about their health care experience.

Jessica's X-Ray: Includes Actual X-Rays!

By Pat Zonta and Clive Dobson
Age group: 6 to 10 years old
Summary: When Jessica, 6, falls and breaks her arm, the doctor orders X-rays. At first she's scared, but a reassuring technician explains how everything works.

Your Child in the Hospital: A Practical Guide for Parents

By Nancy Keene and Rachel Prentice
Age group: Adults
Summary: This book helps parents prepare a child physically and emotionally for a hospital experience including an outpatient test or overnight stay.

Clifford Visits the Hospital

By Norman Bridwell
Age group: 2 to 7 years old
Summary: This book helps parents prepare children who are apprehensive about an upcoming hospital experience.

Going to the Hospital

By Anne Civardi, Michelle Bates and Stephen Cartwright
Age group: 3 to 7 years old
Summary: This book is about a little boy who stays in the hospital overnight following an ear operation.


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