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FREE BOOKS

Note to families dealing with a child who has a brain tumor: The book listed below, "Childhood Brain & Spinal Cord Tumors: A Guide for Families, Friends & Caregivers" is a must read. IF you can not EASILY afford it, the Candlelighters Foundation will send you a free copy. Click HERE for details - then click on books.
Dying Can Change Your Life A FREE book about one man's experiance with a brain tumor.
Looking Back, Walking Foward - by Jen Bernhards. A FREE booklet about Jen's thoughts on how a teenager can cope with a serious illness.

"Sometimes Your Head" A FREE illustrated book for children dealing with brain tumors. Please click here to let us know how you like this book after you read it. (Note: the book is in .pdf format - which requires the free adobe reader, and it may take a few minutes to download.)
Second Chance - A book about a brain tumor survivor.
Can I Take My Panda Daddy? -(Written by his father), is a beautiful, sad and inspiring memoir about a four year old boy with a malignant brain stem tumor.

Suggested Books - for purchase via Amazon.com

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Title / Author Average Score Votes Vote
100 Questions about brain tumors (New Edition 2010)
Dr. Virginia Stark-Vance
6.00 83,080 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
It's MY Crisis And I'll Cry If I Need To: EMPOWER Yourself to Cope with a Medical Challenge (Updated Edition)
Yocheved Golani
5.90 67,350 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
What the Dying Teach Us: Lessons on Living
Samuel Lee Oliver
5.59 73,359 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Sad but O.K. : My Daddy Died Today : A Childs View of Death
Barbara Frisbie
5.54 80,688 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
I am a Kid living with Cancer
Jenevieve Fisher
5.54 29,677 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
The Year of the Bird
Susan Spangler
5.53 13,857 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Living with a Brain Tumor: Dr. Peter Black`s Guide to Taking Control of Your Treatment
Dr. Peter Black
5.53 65,086 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Making Miracles Happen
Gregory White Smith
5.53 80,438 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Brain Surgeon: A Doctor's Inspiring Encounters with Mortality and Miracles
Keith Black
5.53 43,158 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
The Disability Experience: A Healing Journey
Arthur Soissons-Segal, Ph.D.
5.53 78,921 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Handbook of Brain Tumor Chemotherapy
Herbert Newton
5.53 72,121 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Vista Point (CD)
Not By Chance
5.53 84,299 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
The Angel Letters: Lessons That Dying Can Teach us About Living
Norman J. Fried
5.53 66,087 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Childhood Cancer Survivorship: Improving Care and Quality of Life
Maria Hewitt
5.53 77,742 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
It's Not About the Bike: My Journey Back to Life
Lance Armstrong
5.52 79,325 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Surviving and Thriving: A Brain Tumor Survivor's Story
Time Ward
5.52 32,626 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
That's Unacceptable!
Rebecca Libutti
5.52 84,910 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Neuroanatomy Made Easy and Simple
S. David Gertz
5.52 80,252 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Reversal: When a Therapist Becomes a Patient
Eric Anthony Galvez
5.52 59,667 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
CNS Cancer
Erwin G. Van Meir
5.51 40,818 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Dance When the Brain Says No
Mary Kathleen Price
5.51 39,347 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
STEPPING OVER MYSELF: FINDING MY WAY AND MY LIFE AFTER A BRAIN TUMOR
AYIS CAPERONIS
5.51 38,884 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Not By Chance (CD)
Not By Chance
5.51 82,516 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Notes Left Behind: 135 Days with Elena
Keith Desserich
5.51 46,694 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Magic Cancer Bullet: How a Tiny Orange Pill May Rewrite Medical History (The Story of Gleevec)
Dan Vasella
5.51 79,687 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
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5.51 6,528 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
The Emperor of All Maladies
Mukherjee
5.51 5,024 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
The Complete Bedside Companion : A No-Nonsense Guide to Caring for the Seriously Ill
Rodger McFarlane
5.50 80,018 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Glioblastoma Multiforme
James M. Markert, MD
5.50 75,903 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Making the Radiation Therapy Decision
David J. Brenner
5.50 81,523 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
The Busy Peoples Guide To Low Fat Cookbook (Author is the spouse of a brain tumor patient - using this book as a fundraiser)
Dawn Hall
5.50 82,522 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Dr. Folkmans War: Angiogenesis and the Struggle to Defeat Cancer
Robert Cooke
5.50 80,461 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Surviving `Terminal Cancer`: Clinical Trials, Drug Cocktails, and Other Treatments Your Oncologist Won`t Tell You about
Ben Williams, PhD
5.50 88,933 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Childhood Brain & Spinal Cord Tumors: A Guide for Families, Friends & Caregivers
Tania Shiminski-Maher
5.49 79,074 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Brain Tumors: Leaving the Garden of Eden, a Survival Guide to Diagnosis, Learning the Basics, Getting Organized, & Finding Your Medical Team
Paul Zeltzer, MD
5.49 75,703 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
The Disability Experience: A Healing Journey
Arthur Soissons-Segal,Ph.D.
5.49 75,934 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Navigating Through a Strange Land : A Book for Brain Tumor Patients and Their Families
Tricia Ann Roloff
5.49 81,269 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Cancer As a Turning Point : A Handbook for People With Cancer, Their Families, and Health Professionals
Lawrence LeShan
5.49 80,039 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Stella~s Story: Fighting for Life Against a Malignant Brain Tumor
Kay Loveland
5.49 75,927 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Clinical Neuroanatomy Made Ridiculously Simple
Stephen Goldberg
5.48 82,031 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Guide to Complementary and Alternative Cancer Methods
American Cancer Society
5.48 81,896 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
The Comfort of Home: An Illustrated Step-by-Step Guide for Caregivers
Maria M. Meyer
5.48 80,236 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Brain Tumor Invasion : Biological, Clinical, and Therapeutic Considerations
Tom Mikkelsen
5.48 79,293 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
When Cancer Entered Our Family: How We Lived, Laughed, Cried and Survived
Moyra McDill
5.48 62,080 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
The Radiation Sonnets: For My Love, in Sickness and in Health
Jane Yolen
5.47 76,698 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
It's All in Your Head
Maria McCutchen
5.47 4,673 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Brain Tumors: Finding the Ark. Meeting the Challenges of Treatment Choices, Side Effects, Childrens Issues, Healthcare Costs and Long Term Survival
Dr. Paul Zeltzer
5.46 63,181 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
It's MY Crisis! And I'll Cry If I Need To: A Life Book That Helps You to Dry Your Tears and to Cope with a Medical Challenge
Yocheved Golani
5.46 35,118 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Brain Tumor Guide for the Newly Diagnosed
Al Musella, DPM
5.45 30,363 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
The Practical Management of Low-Grade Primary Brain Tumors
Jack P. Rock
5.45 81,569 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Force a Miracle
Darryl C. Didier
5.45 78,108 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Anticancer: A New Way of Life
David Servan-Schreiber
5.44 3,674 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Damocles' Wife: The Inside Story of Cancer Caregiving & Long-Term Survival in the Midst of Motherhood, Marriage & Making Life Matter
Shelly Francis
5.44 9,716 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
The Gliomas
Mitchel S. Berger MD
5.43 81,854 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Principles and Practice of Neuro-oncology
Minesh Mehta, MD
5.43 32,647 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Life's Mountains: What a Brain Tumor Survivor Learned Climbing a Mountain and Battling "Terminal" Cancer
Cheryl L Broyles
5.42 8,743 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Natural Compounds in Cancer Therapy
John C. Boik
4.84 88,302 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10





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