Bereavement Book List

Picture Books & Resources

There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love.

Washington Irving

Explaining death and loss to children is a difficult task. Grieving situations may involve a family member, a friend or a pet. Sharing picture books can provide comfort to grieving children and a safe environment to ask questions. The books below will help open a dialogue and support children on the difficult topic of death and bereavement. It is important to select a book suitable for your situation and the nature of your child. Read through the book yourself before sharing with a child. Not all books will be suitable for all children or all situations.

Bereavement Book List

Further Reading

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These resources relate to the book, author and illustrator. The number of resources varies subject to subject. Please check they are appropriate for your specific needs before using them with children. If you have any suggestions please get in touch!

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