Helpful Reading List

Contact: Margaret Nellis, MS, CCLS Child Life Manager
Phone: 315 464-7547
Email: nellism@upstate.edu

The Child Life Program at the Children's Hospital suggests several books that might help your child with his/her visit at the hospital. They include:

  • A Visit To the Sesame Street Hospital
    By: Deborah Hautzig, Illustrated By: Joe Mathieu (1985) Random House/Childrens Television Workshop.
  • Going To The Hospital
    By: Fred Rogers, Photographs By: Jim Judkis (1988) G.P. Putnams Sons, New York.
  • Why Am I Going To The Hospital?
    By: Claire Cilotta and Carole Livingston, Illustrated By: Dick Wilson (1981) Carol Publishing Group, New York.
  • Pooh Plays Doctor
    By: K.W. Zoehfeld (1997) Disney Enterprises Inc.
  • My Doctor, My Friend
    By: P.K. Hallinan (1996)
  • Going to the Doctor
    By: A. Civardi and S. Cartwright (1992). Usborne Publishing Ltd.
  • Going to the Hospital
    By: A. Civardi and S. Cartwright (1995). Usborne Publishing Ltd.
  • Barney and Baby Bop Go To The Doctor
    By: M. Larsen, M.Ed. (1996). The Lyons Group.
  • The Busy World of Richard Scarry:
  • A Big Operation
    By: Richard Scarry. (1994). The Estate of Richard Scarry.
  • One Bear In The Hospital
    By: C. Bucknall. (1990). Cardine Bucknall.
  • Curious George Goes to the Hospital
    By: H. Rey and M. Rey (1966). Houghton-Mifflin, Boston.
  • Chris Gets Ear Tubes
    By: B. Pace (1987). Galaudet University Press, Washington, D.C.
  • Corduroy Goes to the Doctor
    By: L. McCue. (1987). Viking Childrens Books, New York.
  • When Molly Was in the Hospital: A Book for Brothers and Sisters of Hospitalized Children
    By: D. Duncan (1994). Rayve Productions Inc.
  • The Hospital Book
    By: J. Howe (1994). Beech Tree Paperback Book
  • Blueberry Eyes
    By: M.D. Beatty (1996). Health Press.
  • This is a Hospital, Not a Zoo
    By: R. Karim (1998). Truesdell Services
  • Lets Talk about Going to the Hospital
    By: M. Johnston (1996). Rosen Publishing Group.
  • Going to the Hospital
    (1990) Random House Value Publishing Inc.
  • Going to the Doctor
    By: S. Strong. (1991). Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers.
  • Going to the Dentist
    By: M. Borgardt (1991). Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers.

Check with your local children's librarian for additional suggestions.

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