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Books and videos can be a great way to start a conversation with a child about what he or she is thinking and feeling about stressful events. Child life specialists at University of Maryland Children's Hospital recommend the following books for children in the hospital, their siblings and parents:

Books for Children in the Hospital

Books for Parents

Books For Siblings

Contact a child life specialist at 410-328-7440 for other children's or parents' books that may be helpful.