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Resources for grieving children

Here is a list of books and stories parents have found helpful in explaining death to children. You may check the local bookstores or library for them. Consider asking a grief counselor or child mental health specialist for further information.

  • Someone Special Has Died – St. Christopher's Hospice
  • Beginnings and Endings: With Lifetimes In Between – Mellonie and Inkpen
  • Jake's Baby Didn't Come Home – J Murray
  • Jane's Baby Didn't Come Home – J Murray
  • Lisa Was Going to Be a Big Sister – J Murray
  • Adam Was Going to Be a Brother – J Murray
  • Our Baby Died – J Warland
  • Remember and Going On – J Macklin
  • No New Baby – M Gryte
  • When Something Terrible Happens – M Heegaard
  • When Someone Very Special Dies – M Heegaard
  • Thumpy's Story – N C Dodge
  • A Bunch of Balloons – D Ferguson
  • Children and Grieving – J Goodall
  • How Do We Tell The Children – Schaefer and Lyons
  • Explaining Death to Children – E A Grollman
  • Helping Children Understand Death – W D Nelson
  • Sibling Grief – S Ilse
  • Kate's Baby Didn't Come Home – J Murray
  • Seth's Baby Didn't Come Home – J Murray
  • The Fall of Freddie the Leaf – L Buscaglia
  • Sesame Street "when families grieve" tool kit:
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