Recommended Reading

The books noted here can help you and your child discuss the challenging experience of having a brother or sister in the hospital. Check your local library, bookstore or the “Family Learning Place” in the CHAM lobby, or ask your child life specialist to borrow a copy.

  • A Pocket Full of Kisses by Audrey Penn
  • The Invisible String by Patrice Kars
  • When Molly Was in the Hospital: A Book for Brothers and Sisters by Debbie Duncan
  • What About Me?: When Brothers and Sisters Get Sick by Allan Peterkin and Frances Middendorf
  • Oliver’s Story, for ‘sibs’ of Kids with Cancer by Michael Dodd
  • Hi, My Name is Jack by Christina Beall-Sullivan
  • My Brother, Matthew by Mary Thompson
  • Death is Stupid by Anastasia Higginbotham


Still have questions about how to talk to siblings about the hospital? Your child life specialist is ready and available to assist you and your family during this difficult time.

Contact Phoebe H. Stein Child Life Program at CHAM

Donate to Phoebe H. Stein Child Life Program

Child Life Program Director
Meghan D. Kelly, MSEd, CCLS
Phone: 718-741-2360

For volunteers, school and community organizations, toy donations
Child Life Program Supervisor
Ingrid Ordóñez-Street, MEd/SpEd, CCLS
Phone: 718-741-2556

For internship opportunities
Senior Child Life Specialist Internship Coordinator 
Talia Haviv, MS, CCLS 
Phone: 718-920-2321