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The Best Books for Kids During a Deployment

If you’re reading this, it’s probably because you’re a parent who knows a deployment is coming, you’re in the middle of a deployment with little ones, or you’re an awesome friend who wants to help and support someone.

Deployments are H A R D, espeically for children. This mom of three shares helpful books for military kids who are going through a deployment.

I discovered that finding books for kids during a deployment is almost like a looking for a needle in a haystack.

Luckily, I did the hard part, so now you can see which of these books about deployment is right for your little one!

Deployments are H A R D, espeically for children. This mom of three shares helpful books for military kids who are going through a deployment.

Disclaimer, not all of these books for kids are specifically about deployments, but they all have underlying messages surrounding the topic.

Books for Kids Going Through a Deployment

Deployments are H A R D, espeically for children. This mom of three shares helpful books for military kids who are going through a deployment.

These are a few of the ones we personally have and/or borrowed from the library several times that the girls loved to read repeatedly.

My Daddy is a Hero

H is for Honor

Night Catch

Recordable Books

Deployments are H A R D, espeically for children. This mom of three shares helpful books for military kids who are going through a deployment.

These types of books were an absolute favorite of ours—especially my son (2 years old at the time my husband deployed).

My husband recorded his voice a few days before he left, and my son literally listened to these every night at least for the first six months he was away. He LOVED them. (The girls loved them, too, but my son declared them as “his,” so we read them together a lot!)

Under the Same Moon

All the Ways I Love You

My Wish for You

Other Recommendations

Deployments are H A R D, espeically for children. This mom of three shares helpful books for military kids who are going through a deployment.

We didn’t personally read these, but they look pretty great. Check and see if your local library has them if you’re not ready to fork over the money for them quite yet.

Air Force Ace

Lily Hates Goodbyes

Momma’s Boots

Countdown ’til Daddy Comes Home

I love you near and Far

I miss You!

I’ll Lend you My Daddy

Deployments are H A R D, espeically for children. This mom of three shares helpful books for military kids who are going through a deployment.

Daddy’s Boots

Superheroes’ Kids

Deployment: One of our Pieces is Missing

When You Are Away

Hero Dad

A Paper Hug

While You Were Gone

Your Favorites

Deployments are H A R D, espeically for children. This mom of three shares helpful books for military kids who are going through a deployment.

I know there must be more books out there, and several of these recommendations came from friends.

Please share your favorites below; you never know how much one book can literally change a child’s entire outlook on the deployment situation.

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