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Children's Books (Pre-K to 5th Grade)
A Shelter for Sadness
Ages 5 and up A small boy creates a shelter for his sadness so that he can visit it whenever he needs to, and the two of them can cry, […]
A Terrible Thing Happened
A Story for Children Who Have Witnessed Violence or Trauma
This gently told and tenderly illustrated story is for children who have witnessed any kind of violent or traumatic episode, including physical abuse, school or gang violence, accidents, homicide, suicide, […]
Always By My Side
A comforting, rhyming story written to help children understand that a father’s love is forever, even if they grow up without his presence in their lives.
Angel Catcher for Kids
A Journal to help you remember the person you loved who died
Angel Catcher for Kids offers a healthy way for a child to cope with the painful and often confusing process of grieving.
For the Grieving Child
An Activities Manual
This book was written to help adults (parents, teachers, counselors, guardians etc…) comfort and support children during the grieving period. It is written in two sections. The adult should read […]
Goodnight Mr. Vincent Van Gogh
Part children’s book, part community art project. Lindsey wrote this after her husband died from suicide. The goal of this book is to help adults talk with children about suicide […]
Help Me Say Goodbye
Activities for Helping Kids Cope When a Special Person Dies
An art therapy and activity book for children coping with death. Sensitive exercises address all the questions children may have during this emotional and troubling crisis. Children are encouraged to […]
I Miss You
A First Look at Death
When a close friend or family member dies, it can be difficult for children to express their feelings. This book helps boys and girls understand that death is a natural […]
The Beautiful Way to Explain Death to Children
Lifetimes is a moving book for children of all ages, even parents too. It lets us explain life and death in a sensitive, caring, beautiful way. Lifetimes tells us about […]
Ages 4-7 Experience the power of listening to your heart, paying attention, love, and empathy in Listen, a simple and tender picture book by Holly M. McGhee and Pascal Lemaitre, […]
Mama’s Right Here
Mama’s Right Here is a delicate, affectionately written reminder that a mother’s love never disappears. Even when a mother is absent, her presence is constant in a child’s heart. With […]
Someone I love just died: What happens now?
This is the book for adults to read with children to prepare them for the events that follow a death. In plain language appropriate for children the author explains funerals, […]
Sweet Sweet Memory
Grades K-3 Now that Grandpa’s gone, Sarah tries to remember what he used to say about the garden. Like us, he would tell her, a part of it never dies. […]
A Recipe for Healing After Loss
This book addresses all the various stages of grief, courtesy of the hospice worker who authored the book and has seen many, many, many people go through this process.
The Dead Bird
Ages 4 and up Finding a still warm but dead bird, a group of children give it a fitting burial and every day, until they forget, come again to the […]
The Dragonfly Door
Help children identify the beauty and hope in all cycles of life as they follow two insects, Lea and Nym, and the struggles Nym endures when her friend disappears. This […]
The Fall of Freddie the Leaf
A Story of life for all ages
An inspiring allegory that illustrates the delicate balance between life and death, The Fall of Freddie the Leaf has helped a generation of readers navigate death and dying, grief and […]
The Heart and the Bottle
Ages 4 and up There is a wonder and magic to childhood. We don’t realize it at the time, of course… yet the adults in our lives do. They encourage […]
The Invisible String
The Invisible String by Patrice Karst is a heartwarming story that reassures children that even though they can’t always be with a loved one, they’re always in each other’s hearts. […]
The Next Place
A message of hope and gift of compassion for the bereaved, now available in Spanish. The Next Place is above all a celebration of life. Exquisite color illustrations guide readers […]
Grades K-4 When the boy in this story wakes up to find that his mother has died, he is overwhelmed with sadness, anger, and fear that he will forget her. […]
Waterbugs and Dragonflies
Explaining Death to Young Children
The story of the water bug and the dragonflies is a touching and graceful way of explaining that someone might not be right in front of us the way we […]
When Dinosaurs Die
A Guide to Understanding Death
Here to offer advice and reassurance are the wise dinosaurs from Dinosaurs to the Rescue, Dinosaurs Divorce, Dinosaurs Travel, and Dinosaurs Alive and Well. This succinct and thorough guide helps […]
When Families Grieve
Kit includes DVD, guide for parents, and children's story
Kit Featuring A Parents Guide, A Children’s Story Book and DVD Featuring Elmo’s Uncle Jack.
Where are You?
A Child's Book About Loss
A kind and supportive text with beautiful illustrations designed to help children of all ages cope with the loss of a loved one. It is created with love and care […]
Where is My Daddy?
The story of a little girl’s journey of grieving and healing through the death of her father.