“We went crabbing last night–just Mom and Dad and me. It was our first time ever without Rob. Rob was my big brother. He died last month.” Barbara J. Turner’s sensitive story, accompanied by Marni Backer’s beautiful paintings, offers comfort to families who have lost a loved one. Ages 4 and up.
Full of practical strategies, this storybook for children aged 5-9 addresses loss, grief and hope. Written from the perspective of Mia who has experienced the sudden death of her mother, it covers the different stages of grief, from initial disbelief, anger and sadness to resolution and hope. The book highlights the importance of giving children… More A Sky of Diamonds
Our classic Read-Aloud Story for people of all ages about loving & losing, friendship & hope. Aarvy has lost his family and is filled with despair and hopelessness until a true friend helps him learn about the strengths within himself. Beautiful line drawings by Kore Loy McWhirter can be colored in. Aarvy helps us learn… More Aarvy Aardvark Finds Hope – A Read Aloud Story for People of All Ages About Loving and Losing, Friendship and Hope
A sensitive and helpful story discusses the fearful and uncertain feelings of a six-year-old child after the sudden loss of her mother and the ways in which she and her father are taught to deal with the situation through the help of a therapist.
When Emily loses her brother after a long illness, she feels alone, angry, and very, very sad. With the understanding and support of her parents, Emily learns that it helps when she snuggles with her parents. It helps when she talks about her feelings and asks questions about Ben. And it helps when she does… More Ben’s Flying Flowers
Meant to comfort and give direction to bereaved parents, Beyond Tears is written by nine mothers who have each lost a child. The death of a child is that unimaginable loss no parent ever expects to face. This book shares their individual stories of how to survive in the darkest hour. This revised edition includes… More Beyond Tears: Living After Losing a Child (Revised Edition)
Nine year old Aariane tells the story of her 12 year old sister’s illness and death. Touches on their close relationship, as well as their fights, her confusion and grief. Wonderful story for children who have lost a sibling. Ages 8 and up.
Daddy’s Promise is about a little boy’s journey of discovery after the death of his father. Jesse is angry and filled with questions. Why did his daddy have to die? What happens when someone dies? Where do they go? Jesse’s questions are answered both by his mother, and in a series of dreams where Jesse… More Daddy’s Promise
This book was written for children who may not survive their illness. This comforting story will also help all children to deal with the death of friends, family members, or even pets. This profound story is ultimately one of joy and hope.
After the death of his father, Little Tree learns to cope with his loss, with the love and support of his friends and family. A beautifully written, very comforting story.
This video resource offers helpful information to adults (parents, caregivers, professionals) on how to help children of all ages grieve with hope and heart. You will meet two experts: Khris Ford and Paula D’Arcy, whose personal experiences with death give them intimate knowledge and compassion. And you will meet others who are now in the… More Helping Children Grieve (DVD)
Helping Parent’s Grieve is for any parent who has experienced the death of a child and for those who aim to help someone who is grieving. You will meet men and women who have suffered, who share their stories, and help to kindle hope for finding life again. Topics include: • Knowing you are not alone… More Helping Parents Grieve – Finding New Life after the Death of a Child (DVD)
In this moving and insightful book about what it means to children when a parent dies. Eighteen children, boys and girls, from seven to sixteen years old, speak openly, honestly, unreservedly, of their experiences and feelings.
“What does it mean when someone dies?” “Why did someone I love have to die?” This book asks questions like these that a child might have about death before offering answers. It uses straightforward text and clear illustrations to explain what death means specifically to children with ASD and other Special Needs aged 5-11.
Warm and comforting book gently helps grieving children identify their feelings. From denial and anger to guilt and sadness and learning to accept and deal with them. Simple and direct writing. Ages 9 and up.
This honest, sensitive and beautifully illustrated picture book is designed to help explain the concept of death to children aged 3+. Written in Alex’s own words, it is based on the real-life conversations that Elke Barber had with her then three-year-old son, Alex, after the sudden death of his father. The book provides reassurance and… More Is Daddy Coming Back in a Minute? Explaining (sudden) death in words very young children can understand.
Describes a boy’s reactions of anger, grief, and eventual acceptance when his dog dies. Includes suggestions to parents for helping a child deal with loss.
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 is as much… More Lifetimes: The Beautiful Way To Explain Death To Children
It is a beautiful spring day, and Luna is having a picnic in the park with her family, wearing her Mum’s red hat. Luna’s Mum died one year ago and she still finds it difficult to understand why. She feels that it may have been her fault and worries that her Dad might leave her… More Luna’s Red Hat
Sad things happen to everyone, and sometimes people feel sad for no reason at all. What makes Michael Rosen sad is thinking about his son, Eddie, who died suddenly at the age of eighteen. In this book the author writes about his sadness, how it affects him, and some of the things he does to… More Michael Rosen’s Sad Book