A Bookseller Recommends: Books on Death & Grieving for Kids
In this installment of A Bookseller Recommends, we recommend picture books for kids that can help with discussions on death & grieving.
An honest, gentle and incredibly profound picture book that addresses terminal illness and death.
A sweet and simple book that helps kids (and adults) remember that listening is often the best thing we can do when someone is struggling.
Former bookseller Zach says: One of the most accurate and accessible representations of grief and depression I have ever encountered. A truly heartwarming and beautiful book. You will cry.
The story of a child and his experience with his father's death on the day of his funeral.
In this neighborhood's ordinary day a family says goodbye to a beloved family pet in one house and a new baby is born in another.
With the help of her family, friends, and school counselor, Raya finds a way to grieve the loss of her unborn sister Nura, and to share the love she will always feel for her.
A family supports one another as they grieve the loss of a stillborn baby.
This beautifully illustrated book offers a deeply moving, spiritual portrayal of death. When "toast-colored" bunny dies, her creature friends are able to understand their grief through nature and renewal.
A family remembers their beloved pet dog through the traditions of Día de Muertos.
A classic story about the death of a pet.
A picture book about the circle of life for the youngest of readers.
A classic Margaret Wise Brown story reanimated with new illustrations by Christian Robinson. Neighborhood kids find a dead bird and decide to hold a funeral.