In this installment of A Bookseller Recommends, Elese recommends 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.
Our lead children's bookseller Jen says: "A beautifully illustrated picture book about what it means to come to terms with the death of a loved one and how to remember and honor those who are gone."
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.
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.
This beautifully illustrated picture book presents a spiritual yet nondenominational portrayal of death. After tan brown bunny dies, her creature friends understand their grief through nature and renewal.
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.