Reading List

Hospitalized Children:

Hannah’s Gift: Lessons from a Life Fully Lived. By Maria Housden

A Child In Pain. By Leora Kuttner

Abused Children:

A Child Called It: One Child’s Courage to Survive

They Cage the Animals at Night. By Jennings Michael Burch

Helping Abused and Traumatized Children: Integrating Directive and Nondirective Approaches. By Eliana Gil

How to Help Children Through a Parent’s Serious Illness. By Kathleen McCue

The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down. By Anne Fadiman

Special Needs:

Far From the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity. By Andrew Solomon

In a Different Key: The Story of Autism. By John Donvan and Clare Zucker

Wonder. By R.J Palacio

Play Therapy:

Dibs in Search of Self. By Virginia M. Axline

Play Therapy. By Virginia Axline



“Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children, play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood.”

– Fred Rogers