On the subject of children’s bereavement, the following books, with beautiful photos and comforting, sensitive stories, have been used and are recommended by people working with children reading to registered therapy dogs.
Books can help children
express their emotions.
Children may be afraid to talk about what's bothering them for fear of adding to their parents' stress. Encourage them to talk about their worries to help find ways to cope together.
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If Nathan Were Here, by Mary Bahr
Remember the Secret, by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross and Heather Preston
Sad Isn't Bad, by Michaelene Mundy
Tear Soup, by Pat Schweibert, Chuck Klyen, and Taylor Bills (illustrator)
The Fall of Freddie the Leaf, by Leo Buscaglia
What We Do When Someone Dies, by Caroline Arnold
Why Did Grandpa Die? by Barbara Shook Hazen