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, and natural disasters such as floods or fire. An afterword by Sasha J. Mudlaff written for parents and other caregivers offers extensive suggestions for helping […]
Children's Books (Pre-K to 5th Grade)
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 offers a healthy way for a child to cope with the painful and often confusing process of grieving.
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 Part II first, as it guides them through the manual, while helping them gain more insight into their own feelings. Part I takes the child […]
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 directly and honestly, without “sweeping it under the rug.” There is space to write a letter to a loved one who died by suicide, and […]
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 express in pictures what they are often incapable of expressing in words.
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 complement to life, and that grief and a sense of loss are normal feelings for them to have following a loved one’s death.
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 beginnings. And about endings. And about living in between. With large, wonderful illustrations, it tells about plants. About animals. About people. It tells that dying […]
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 comforting rhyme and gentle illustrations, Mama’s Right Here brings the important message to children that a mother’s love is always with them in the way […]
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, cremation, the feelings that happen for kids in the midst of preparing for services, and how to begin the grief process in a healthy way. […]
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.
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 is a tender story about loss and change, written to help parents express their views about life and death.
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 bereavement, the passage of time, and loss of a loved one.
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. Whenever a child thinks about a family member, THE INVISIBLE STRING gives a tug. This book is an excellent way to begin the conversation about […]
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 through the verse.
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 remember, but they are still around us in a different way.
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 dispel the mystery and negative connotations associated with death. This helpful book provides answers to kids’ most-often asked questions and also explores the feelings we […]
Kit Featuring A Parents Guide, A Children’s Story Book and DVD Featuring Elmo’s Uncle Jack.
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 so that even the youngest readers will find comfort during this stressful and difficult time.
The story of a little girl’s journey of grieving and healing through the death of her father.