“Tonsils and Adenoids: A Guide for Patients,” by Dr. Jack Paradise, Health Information Network, 1995. This book explains tonsil problems and tonsillectomies for the parents of young patients.
“Let’s Talk About: When You Have to Have Your Tonsils Out,” by Melanie Apel Gordon, Rosen Press Group, 2000. This book describes tonsils and tonsillectomies in simple terms for children.
The American Academy of Pediatrics, 141 Northwest Point Blvd., Elk Grove Village, Ill. 60007. Phone: 847/434-4000. Web site: www.aap.org. This professional organization has fact sheets on tonsillectomies, common procedures for children.
American Academy of Otolaryngology, 1 Prince St., Alexandria, Va. 22314. Phone: 703/836-4444. Web site: www.entnet.org. This professional organization offers research information as well as fact sheets on tonsils and advice on preparing for surgery.
The University of Washington Department of Otolaryngology has a site (https://depts.washington.edu/otoweb/tonsil.html) devoted to research information and details about tonsils and their treatment.
A page at KidsHealth’s Web site (www.kidshealth.org) offers a step-by-step, what-to-expect guide for children getting ready to undergo a tonsillectomy. The site is sponsored by the Nemours Foundation, a nonprofit group.