the first childrens picture books for military brats!

Books for Brats, Home of the first children's picture books for military brats, "Daddy, You're My Hero!" and "Mommy, You're My Hero!" Titles written and illustrated by an adult military brat help military families coping with deployment. Books for Brats™ has been working with educators, Family Readiness Groups and military families since 2001 to help support and advocate for children of military personnel.

These childrens picture books are unique because they:

Are written and illustrated by a military brat who has experienced deployment of a parent during war.
Feature military brats as “STARS” of the books and represent the diverse military community.
Promote pride in family and community.
Written from a child’s perspective. Do not speak in a patronizing or authoritative voice to children, but a comforting and entertaining one.
Encourage discussion about parent’s absence.
Help alleviate anger through understanding and provide coping concepts and outlets.
Provide language for children to express confusing emotions.
Promote awareness and diversity education in civilian community about the military family experience.
Do not portray the military or their families as villains or victims, but a proud service community.
Provide an alternative voice of pride for children in the media.
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