Family Resource Center
  The Family Resource Center is a comfortable place created especially for the families of pediatric inpatients. Here you can get online information about health topics such as asthma, cancer, parenting, child care and safety. Families may check e-mail, search the internet, or simply have a cup of coffee or tea and relax.
  The Family Resource Center is conveniently located on the first floor near the elevators of 1184 Fifth Avenue. Two computers with internet access allow family members of all ages to learn about their health and keep in touch with family and friends.
   
   
   
   
  Suggested Hospital Books for Children
 

Books can sometimes be helpful to children in advance of a hospital stay. For further suggestions, visit Mount Sinai's Family Resource Center or your local library.

  Bridwell, Norman. Clifford Visits the Hospital (Clifford the Big Red Dog). Cartwheel Books, 2000. Ages 4-8. Also available in Spanish, published by Scholastic.
  Gordon, Melanie Apel. Let's Talk About When You Have to Have Your Tonsils Out
(The Let's Talk Library). Powerkids Press, 2000. Ages 4-8.
  Hatkoff, Juliana Lee, Hatkoff, Craig, Mets, Marilyn. Goodbye Tonsils! Viking Children's Books, 2001. Baby-6.
  Hautzig, Deborah, Elliott, Dan, and Mathieu, Joseph. A Visit to the Sesame Street Hospital : Featuring Jim Henson's Sesame Street Muppets. Random House, 1985. Ages 3-7.
  Jennings , Sharon et al. Franklin Goes to the Hospital. Scholastic, 2000. Ages 4-8.
  Pace, Betty and Hutton, Kathryn. Chris Gets Ear Tubes. University of Chicago Press, 1987. Ages 4-8.
  Rey, Margret and H.A. Curious George Goes to the Hospital. Houghton Mifflin Co., 1966.
Ages 4-8.
  Rogers, Fred and Judkis, Jim. Mr. Rogers Hospital. Putnam Publishing, 1988.
Ages 4-8.
   
  Books for Siblings
  Duncan, Debbie. When Molly Was in the Hospital: A Book for Brothers and Sisters of Hospitalized Children (Minimed Series: Volume 1). Rayve Productions, 1994.
Ages preschool-7.
  Jawarski, Anna Marie and Ball, Linda. My Brother Needs and Operation. Babyhearts Press, 1998. Ages 4-10.
  Peterkin, Allan. What About Me? When Brothers and Sisters Get Sick. Magination Press, 1992. Ages 4-8.