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7 Kids’ Books That Celebrate Military Families

by the Brightly Editors

Photo credit: SDI Productions, E+ Collections/ Getty Images

For every service member away from home, there’s a family counting down the days until their return. For military families with young children — and for educators with children of service members in their classroom — books can be a wonderful resource for navigating and normalizing all the emotions that go along with deployment and separation, as well as the pride, long-distance communication, and long-awaited reunions that are part of a military family’s journey. We’ve rounded up a list of reads to offer recognition, guidance, and joy.