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The Best Books For Children About Death And Loss

“What are the best Children’s books about Death and Loss?” We looked at 283 of the top Childrens Books About Death, aggregating and ranking them so we could answer that very question!

The top 35 titles, all appearing on 3 or more “Best Kids Loss” book lists, are ranked below by how many lists they appear on. The remaining 225+ titles, as well as the lists we used are in alphabetical order at the bottom of the page.

Happy Scrolling!



Top 35 Best Books About About Death And Dying For Children



35 .) Bridge to Terabithia written by Katherine Peterson

	Bridge to Terabithia

Lists It Appears On:

  • Book Riot
  • Goodreads
  • The Book People

The life of a ten-year-old boy in rural Virginia expands when he becomes friends with a newcomer who subsequently meets an untimely death trying to reach their hideaway, Terabithia, during a storm.




34 .) Dog Heaven written by Cynthia Rylant

	Dog Heaven

Lists It Appears On:

  • Story Berries
  • Thought Co.
  • Up Parent

God created Dog Heaven, a place where dogs can eat ice cream biscuits, sleep on fluffy clouds, and run through unending fields.




33 .) Goodbye Mog written by Judith Kerr

	Goodbye Mog

Lists It Appears On:

  • Little Parachutes
  • Romper
  • The Guardian

When Mog dies Debbie and Nicky learn to understand why Mog had to go. However Mog is never far away when they have a new kitten to look after.




32 .) I’ll Always Love You written by Hans Wilhelm

	I'll Always Love You

Lists It Appears On:

  • All In A Health
  • Goodreads
  • Up Parent

A child’s sadness at the death of a beloved dog is tempered by the remembrance of saying to it every night, “I’ll always love you.”




31 .) Missing Mommy written by Rebecca Cobb

	Missing Mommy

Lists It Appears On:

  • Funeral Zone
  • Little Parachutes
  • Romper

Daddy comforts and reassures a very young boy after Mommy dies.




30 .) Tear Soup: A Recipe for Healing After Loss written by Pat Schwiebert

	Tear Soup: A Recipe for Healing After Loss

Lists It Appears On:

  • All In A Health
  • Goodreads
  • Moyer Foundation

Grandy has just suffered a big loss in her life, so she is cooking up a batch of “tear soup,” in which the ingredients are parts of the grieving process, including memories, misgivings, feelings, and tears.




29 .) The Dead Bird written by Margaret Wise Brown

	The Dead Bird

Lists It Appears On:

  • All In A Health
  • Imagination Soup
  • NAEYC

When they find a dead bird, a group of children bury it in the woods, sing a song to it, and put flowers on the grave.




28 .) The Memory Tree written by Britta Teckentrup

	The Memory Tree

Lists It Appears On:

  • For Jude For Everyone
  • Goodreads
  • Story Berries

A beautiful and heartfelt story about the death of a loved one and the memories that comfort those left behind. Fox has lived a long and happy life in the forest. One day, he lies down in his favorite clearing, takes a deep breath, and falls asleep for ever. Before long, Fox’s friends begin to gather in the clearing. One by one, they tell stories of the special moments that they shared with Fox. And, as they share their memories, a tree begins to grow, becoming bigger and stronger, sheltering and protecting all the animals in the forest, just as Fox did when he was alive. This gentle and comforting tale celebrates life and the memories that are left behind when a loved one dies.…




27 .) The Next Place written by Warren Hanson

	The Next Place

Lists It Appears On:

  • All In A Health
  • Goodreads
  • NAEYC

An inspirational journey to a place where earthly hurts are left behind.




26 .) What’s Heaven? written by Maria Shriver, illustrated by Sandra Speidel

	What’s Heaven?

Lists It Appears On:

  • All In A Health
  • Barnes & Noble
  • Up Parent

After her great-grandmother’s death, a young girl learns about heaven by asking her mother all kinds of questions.




25 .) When a Pet Dies written by Jim Judkis

	When a Pet Dies

Lists It Appears On:

  • All In A Health
  • Read Brightly
  • Up Parent

Explores the feelings of frustration, sadness, and loneliness that a youngster may feel when a pet dies.




24 .) Wherever You Are, My Love Will Find You written by Nancy Tillman

	Wherever You Are, My Love Will Find You

Lists It Appears On:

  • Barnes & Noble
  • For Jude For Everyone
  • Romper

Children feel the reassuring love of their parents no matter where they go or what they do.




23 .) A Monster Calls written by Patrick Ness

	A Monster Calls

Lists It Appears On:

  • Book Riot
  • Goodreads
  • The Book People
  • The Guardian

Thirteen-year-old Conor awakens one night to find a monster outside his bedroom window, but not the one from the recurring nightmare that began when his mother became ill–an ancient, wild creature that wants him to face truth and loss.




22 .) Always and Forever written by Alan Durant

	Always and Forever

Lists It Appears On:

  • All In A Health
  • Imagination Soup
  • Little Parachutes
  • The Book People

A family of forest animals learns to cope with the death of a loved one.




21 .) Cat Heaven written by Cynthia Rylant

	Cat Heaven

Lists It Appears On:

  • Parent Book
  • Read Brightly
  • Thought Co.
  • Up Parent

God created Cat Heaven, with fields of sweet grass where cats can play, kitty-toys for them to enjoy, and angels to rub their noses and ears.




20 .) Duck, Death And The Tulip written by Wolf Erlbruch

	Duck, Death And The Tulip

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Little Parachutes
  • Romper
  • The Guardian

In a strangely heart-warming story, a duck strikes up an unlikely friendship with Death.




19 .) Muddles, Puddles And Sunshine written by Diana Crossley

	Muddles, Puddles And Sunshine

Lists It Appears On:

  • Funeral Zone
  • Little Parachutes
  • Romper
  • The Book People

An activity book to help children grieve when someone has died. It provides tried-and-tested, helpful activities to remember the person who has died.




18 .) No Matter What written by Debi Gliori

	No Matter What

Lists It Appears On:

  • Barnes & Noble
  • Little Parachutes
  • Romper
  • The Guardian

Small, a little fox, seeks reassurance that Large will always provide love, no matter what.




17 .) Saying Goodbye to Lulu written by Corinne Demas

	Saying Goodbye to Lulu

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Imagination Soup
  • Read Brightly
  • Thought Co.

When her dog Lulu dies, a girl grieves but then continues with her life.




16 .) The Forever Dog written by Bill Cochran

	The Forever Dog

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Parent Book
  • Read Brightly
  • Up Parent

Mike and his dog Corky plan to be best friends forever, so when Corky becomes sick and dies, Mike is angry about the broken promise.




15 .) Michael Rosen’s Sad Book written by Michael Rosen

	Michael Rosen’s Sad Book

Lists It Appears On:

  • Funeral Zone
  • Little Parachutes
  • Story Berries
  • The Book People
  • The Guardian

A man tells about all the emotions that accompany his sadness over the death of his son, and how he tries to cope.




14 .) Nana Upstairs and Nana Downstairs written by Tomie dePaola

	Nana Upstairs and Nana Downstairs

Lists It Appears On:

  • All In A Health
  • Goodreads
  • Imagination Soup
  • NAEYC
  • Up Parent

A small boy enjoys his relationship with his grandmother and his great-grandmother, but he learns to face their inevitable death.




13 .) The Scar written by Charlotte Moundlic

	The Scar

Lists It Appears On:

  • Funeral Zone
  • Goodreads
  • Imagination Soup
  • Little Parachutes
  • Romper

When his mother dies, a little boy is angry at his loss but does everything he can to hold onto the memory of her scent, her voice, and the special things she did for him, even as he tries to help his father and grandmother cope.




12 .) Charlotte’s Web written by E.B. White

	Charlotte's Web

Lists It Appears On:

  • All In A Health
  • Goodreads
  • io9
  • Modern Loss
  • Romper
  • The Guardian

Wilbur, the pig, is desolate when he discovers that he is destined to be the farmer’s Christmas dinner until his spider friend, Charlotte, decides to help him.




11 .) Cry, Heart, But Never Break written by Glenn Ringtved, Illustrated by Charlotte Pardi

	Cry, Heart, But Never Break

Lists It Appears On:

  • CBC
  • For Jude For Everyone
  • Goodreads
  • Little Parachutes
  • Story Berries
  • Up Parent

Aware their grandmother is gravely ill, four siblings learn to realize the value of loss, life, and the importance of being able to say goodbye.




10 .) Ida, Always written by Caron Levis, illustrated by Charles Santoso

	Ida, Always

Lists It Appears On:

  • Barnes & Noble
  • Book Riot
  • CBC
  • For Jude For Everyone
  • Imagination Soup
  • PJ Library

A polar bear grieves over the loss of his companion, based on the real-life Gus and Ida of New York’s Central Park Zoo.




9 .) The Fall of Freddie the Leaf: A Story Of Life For All Ages written by Leo Buscaglia

	The Fall of Freddie the Leaf: A Story Of Life For All Ages

Lists It Appears On:

  • All In A Health
  • Book Riot
  • Goodreads
  • Moyer Foundation
  • NAEYC
  • PJ Library

As Freddie experiences the changing seasons along with his companion leaves, he learns about the delicate balance between life and death.




8 .) The Heart and the Bottle written by Oliver Jeffers

	The Heart and the Bottle

Lists It Appears On:

  • CBC
  • For Jude For Everyone
  • Funeral Zone
  • Goodreads
  • Little Parachutes
  • Romper

After safeguarding her heart in a bottle hung around her neck, a girl finds the bottle growing heavier and her interest in things around her becoming smaller.




7 .) Badger’s Parting Gifts written by Susan Varley

	Badger's Parting Gifts

Lists It Appears On:

  • All In A Health
  • CBC
  • Family Education
  • Goodreads
  • Little Parachutes
  • PJ Library
  • The Book People

Badger’s friends are sad when he dies, but they treasure the legacies he left them.




6 .) Lifetimes: The Beautiful Way to Explain Death to Children written by Bryan Mellonie

	Lifetimes: The Beautiful Way to Explain Death to Children

Lists It Appears On:

  • All In A Health
  • Family Education
  • For Jude For Everyone
  • Goodreads
  • NAEYC
  • Read Brightly
  • Thought Co.

Briefly describes the beginning and end of life for plants, animals, insects, and people.




5 .) The Invisible String written by Patrice Karst

	The Invisible String

Lists It Appears On:

  • Family Education
  • For Jude For Everyone
  • Huffington Post
  • I Can Teach My Child
  • Moyer Foundation
  • PJ Library
  • Story Berries

When Liza and Jeremy run to their mother during a scary storm, she comforts them by telling them about the Invisible String, which connects people who love each other no matter where they are and means that they are never alone.




4 .) I Miss You: A First Look At Death written by Pat Thomas

	I Miss You: A First Look At Death

Lists It Appears On:

  • All In A Health
  • Barnes & Noble
  • For Jude For Everyone
  • Goodreads
  • Huffington Post
  • Imagination Soup
  • Romper
  • The Book People

This book helps young children come to terms with the loss of loved ones, through examples such as the death of a grandparent or pet.




3 .) The Goodbye Book written by Todd Parr

	The Goodbye Book

Lists It Appears On:

  • Barnes & Noble
  • CBC
  • For Jude For Everyone
  • Funeral Zone
  • Goodreads
  • Imagination Soup
  • PJ Library
  • Story Berries

Illustrations and brief text relate how a person might feel when they lose someone they love.




2 .) When Dinosaurs Die: A Guide to Understanding Death written by Laurie Krasny Brown

	When Dinosaurs Die: A Guide to Understanding Death

Lists It Appears On:

  • All In A Health
  • Family Education
  • For Jude For Everyone
  • Goodreads
  • Huffington Post
  • Modern Loss
  • NAEYC
  • Romper

Explains in simple language the feelings people may have regarding the death of a loved one and the ways to honor the memory of someone who has died.




1 .) The Tenth Good Thing About Barney written by Judith Viorst

	The Tenth Good Thing About Barney

Lists It Appears On:

  • All In A Health
  • Book Riot
  • For Jude For Everyone
  • Goodreads
  • Modern Loss
  • Moyer Foundation
  • NAEYC
  • Read Brightly
  • Thought Co.

In an attempt to overcome his grief, a boy tries to think of the ten best things about his dead cat.




 


The 225 Additional Best Books For Children About Death And Loss Books



 

#BooksAuthorsLists
36City Dog, Country FrogMo Willems
For Jude For Everyone
Goodreads
37Daddy’s Promise All In A Health
Imagination Soup
38Each Little Bird That SingsDeborah WilesGoodreads
Modern Loss
39Everett Anderson’s Goodbye All In A Health
NAEYC
40Gentle Willow: A Story for Children About Dying Huffington Post
Little Parachutes
41God Gave Us HeavenLisa Tawn BergrenGoodreads
Romper
42Goodbye MousieRobie H. HarrisGoodreads
Thought Co.
43Grandad’s IslandBenji DaviesCBC
Up Parent
44Harry & HopperMargaret WildGoodreads
Parent Book
45Jim’s Dog Muffins NAEYC
Thought Co.
46Ladder To The MoonMaya Soetoro-NgLittle Parachutes
Romper
47Missing MayCynthia RylantAll In A Health
Goodreads
48My Many Colored DaysDr. SeussBarnes & Noble
Family Education
49Now One Foot, Now The OtherTomie dePaolaAll In A Health
PJ Library
50Rabbityness 
For Jude For Everyone
Little Parachutes
51Remembering Crystal Parent Book
Up Parent
52Sad Isn’t BadMichaelene MundyAll In A Health
Funeral Zone
53Samantha Jane’s Missing SmileJulie Kaplow and Donna Pincus
I Can Teach My Child
Little Parachutes
54Someone I Love DiedChristine Harder Tangvald
I Can Teach My Child
Imagination Soup
55Tess’s TreeJess Brallier, Illustrated by Peter H. ReynoldsCBC
Family Education
56The Book ThiefMarkus ZusakGoodreads
io9
57The Grandad TreeTrish CookeGoodreads
Little Parachutes
58The Memory Box: A Book About GriefJoanna Rowland, illustrated by Thea BakerBarnes & Noble
For Jude For Everyone
59The Saddest Time All In A Health
NAEYC
60The Velveteen RabbitMargery Williams BiancoGoodreads
The Guardian
61What On Earth Do You Do When Someone DiesTrevor RomainAll In A Health
Romper
62When Someone Very Special Dies: Children Can Learn to Cope with GriefMarge HeegaardFuneral Zone
Moyer Foundation
63Where Do They Go?Julia Alvarez and Sabra FieldBarnes & Noble
Book Riot
64
A Bunch of Balloons: A Book – Workbook for Grieving Children
 All In A Health
65A Complete Book About Death for Kids All In A Health
66A Dog like Jack All In A Health
67A Dog of FlandersOuidaGoodreads
68A Gift for Tia Rosa All In A Health
69A Grand Old TreeMary Newell DePalmaGoodreads
70A Little PrincessFrances Hodgson BurnettGoodreads
71A Mummy for Owen Little Parachutes
72A Quilt for Elizabeth All In A Health
73A Sky of Diamonds: A Story for Children About Loss, Grief and Hope –Camille GibbsStory Berries
74A Star for the Latecomer All In A Health
75A STONE FOR SASCHA NY Times
76A Story for Hippo All In A Health
77A Taste of Blackberries All In A Health
78A Terrible Thing HappenedMargaret M. HolmesFamily Education
79A Tiger Tale The Guardian
80A Tree Grows in BrooklynBetty SmithGoodreads
81Aarvy Aardvark Finds Hope All In A Health
82About Dying All In A Health
83Alfie and the Birthday Surprise Read Brightly
84All the WorldLiz Garton ScanlonGoodreads
85Always RememberCece Meng, illustrated by JagoBarnes & Noble
86Am I Like My Daddy?Marcy BlesyGoodreads
87Am I Still A Sister? All In A Health
88Amanda Helps Becky Say FarewellPatricia Goskowski KubusGoodreads
89Amazing Spider-Man (1963-1998) #90Stan LeeGoodreads
90Amazing Spider-Man Epic Collection Vol. 1: Great PowerStan LeeGoodreads
91American Cancer Society All In A Health
92And Then It’s SpringJulie FoglianoGoodreads
93Annie and the Old One All In A Health
94Aunt Mary’s Rose Little Parachutes
95Bear’s Last Journey All In A Health
96Benny’s Hat Little Parachutes
97Big Cat, Little Cat Imagination Soup
98Blackberries in the Dark All In A Health
99BluebirdBob StaakeGoodreads
100Boats for PapaJessixa BagleyGoodreads
101Bone DogEric RohmannGoodreads
102Chester Raccoon and the Acorn Full of Memories Imagination Soup
103Children Also Grieve All In A Health
104Claudia and the Sad Goodbye (The Babysitters Club, #26)Ann M. MartinGoodreads
105Daddy’s Climbing Tree All In A Health
106Das Schicksal ist ein mieser VerräterJohn GreenGoodreads
107Dear Mr. Rogers, Does It Ever Rain in Your Neighborhood?: Letters to Mr. RogersFred RogersFamily Education
108Death is StupidAnastasia HigginbothamBook Riot
109Der salzige KussGerda van ErkelGoodreads
110Devil’s Bridge All In A Health
111Die besten Beerdigungen der WeltUlf NilssonGoodreads
112Dotty and the Calendar House Key (DOTTY, #1)Emma Warner-ReedGoodreads
113Dribbles All In A Health
114Edward’s EyesPatricia MacLachlanGoodreads
115Elijah Dart: Angel of DeathJonathan L. FerraraGoodreads
116Elsewhere io9
117Feelings All In A Health
118
Finding Grandpa Everywhere: A Young Child Discovers Memories of a Grandparent
 All In A Health
119Five Children on the Western FrontKate SaundersGoodreads
120French Toast SundaysGloria SpielmanPJ Library
121Geranium Morning All In A Health
122Ghost Brother All In A Health
123Goldfish GhostLemony Snicket and Lisa BrownBook Riot
124Good-bye Sheepie. Parent Book
125Goodnight Mister Tom The Book People
126Grandad’s Prayers of the EarthDouglas WoodGoodreads
127Grandma and Grandpa’s Garden Little Parachutes
128Grandma’s Scrapbook All In A Health
129Grandma’s Gloves Imagination Soup
130Grandpa LovedJosephine NobissoRomper
131Grandpa Went to HeavenAmber RichardsGoodreads
132Grandpa’s Boat Little Parachutes
133Granpa Little Parachutes
134Great Answers to Difficult Questions about Death All In A Health
135Harry and Hopper Little Parachutes
136Heaven is for Real for Kids as toldColton Burpo
I Can Teach My Child
137
Helping Children Cope with the Loss of a Loved One: A Guide for Grown Ups
 All In A Health
138Holly Webb’s latest book, The Guardian
139How It Feels When A Parent Dies All In A Health
140How to Say Goodbye (Benny and Penny) Imagination Soup
141I Found a Dead Bird: The Kids’ Guide to the Cycle of Life and DeathJan ThornhillGoodreads
142I Have a Question about Death: A Book for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder or Other Special NeedsArlen Grad Gaines and Meredith Englander PolskyPJ Library
143I Know I Made it Happen All In A Health
144If I Stay io9
145If Nathan Were Here All In A Health
146If OnlyCarole GeithnerGoodreads
147In Memory of Dad (Literary Classics International Book Awards winner)Maranda RussellGoodreads
148Is Daddy Coming Back in a Minute? Little Parachutes
149Jasper’s Day Thought Co.
150Kristy and the Snobs (The Baby-Sitters Club, #11)Ann M. MartinGoodreads
151Life and I: A Story About Death 
For Jude For Everyone
152Life Is Like the WindShona Innes, Illustrated by Írisz AgócsCBC
153Lighthouse: a Story of Remembrance. Parent Book
154Liplap’s Wish All In A Health
155Little Bear’s Grandad Little Parachutes
156Lost and Found: Remembering a Sister All In A Health
157
Love & Memories: Activities for Kids Who Have Lost a Loved One
 Imagination Soup
158Love Never Stops: A Memory Book for Children NAEYC
159Love That DogSharon CreechModern Loss
160Love You ForeverRobert MunschGoodreads
161Loyal CreaturesMorris GleitzmanGoodreads
162Mama’s Going to Buy You a MockingbirdJean LittleGoodreads
163Mama’s Going To Heaven Soon All In A Health
164Martin the Warrior (Redwall, #6)Brian JacquesGoodreads
165Maybe a FoxKathi AppeltGoodreads
166Mio, My SonAstrid LindgrenGoodreads
167Mommy Stayed in Bed This Morning All In A Health
168Moonshadow Little Parachutes
169Mort (Discworld, #4)Terry PratchettGoodreads
170Murphy and Kate Thought Co.
171MustardCharlotte Towner GraeberGoodreads
172My Henry Little Parachutes
173My Memory Book All In A Health
174My Pig AmarilloSatomi IchikawaGoodreads
175My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece The Book People
176Nadia, The Willful All In A Health
177Nation io9
178Old Pig All In A Health
179Old YellerFred GipsonGoodreads
180Olivia The Brave Olive Branch: A Story of HopeAmy GramourGoodreads
181On The Wings Of A Butterfly Little Parachutes
182Only One YouLinda KranzFamily Education
183Our Mom Has Cancer All In A Health
184Our Tree Named Steve Huffington Post
185PaxSara PennypackerGoodreads
186Peaceful Piggy MeditationKerry Lee MacleanFamily Education
187
Playing with the Angels: Stories of Possibilities for Grieving Children.
 Parent Book
188Poppy’s Chair All In A Health
189Princess and the Castle Little Parachutes
190Promises All In A Health
191Rachel and the Upside Down HeartEileen DouglasGoodreads
192Rage Has A Hold On SammyAngela WigginsGoodreads
193RoxaboxenAlice McLerranGoodreads
194Sadie and Ori and The Blue BlanketJamie KorngoldPJ Library
195Sally Goes to Heaven Up Parent
196Sammy In The Sky Little Parachutes
197Samsara Dog. Parent Book
198Saying Goodbye All In A Health
199Saying Goodbye to Daddy All In A Health
200Scaredy SquirrelMelanie WattFamily Education
201Second Chance SummerMorgan MatsonGoodreads
202Servus Opa, sagte ich leiseElfie DonnellyGoodreads
203Sidewalk FlowersJonArno Lawson, Illustrated by Sydney SmithCBC
204SmokeyBill PeetGoodreads
205So Much to Think About All In A Health
206Something Very Sad HappenedBonnie ZuckerStory Berries
207Sophie Imagination Soup
208Sophie’s Masterpiece Little Parachutes
209Stay: A Girl, A Dog, A Bucket List Story Berries
210Stones for GrandpaRenee Londner and Martha AvilesPJ Library
211Surviving the Angel of Death: The Story of a Mengele Twin in AuschwitzEva Mozes KorGoodreads
212Tell Me, Papa All In A Health
213The AccidentCarol CarrickGoodreads
214The Bear and the Wildcat Little Parachutes
215The Berenstain Bears Lose a Friend Up Parent
216The Brightest Star All In A Health
217The Copper Tree Little Parachutes
218The Death of Lincoln: A Picture History of the AssassinationLeroy HaymanGoodreads
219The Death of SocratesJean Paul MonginGoodreads
220The Elephant in the Room: A Childrens Book for Grief and LossAmanda Edwards and Leslie PoncianoPJ Library
221The Fourteenth GoldfishJennifer L. HolmGoodreads
222THE FUNERAL NY Times
223The Great Big Book of Feelings Little Parachutes
224The Grief Bubble. Parent Book
225The Horses Didn’t Come HomePamela RushbyGoodreads
226The Last Invisible Boy. Parent Book
227The Last Quest of Gilgamesh (The Gilgamesh Trilogy, #3)Ludmila ZemanGoodreads
228The Little HouseVirginia Lee BurtonGoodreads
229The Little PrinceAntoine de Saint-ExupéryGoodreads
230The Lonely Tree Little Parachutes
231The Memory String Imagination Soup
232The Nine Lives of Jacob TibbsCylin BusbyGoodreads
233The Rabbit ListenedCori DoerrfeldStory Berries
234The Rag Coat All In A Health
235The Red Tree Little Parachutes
236The Secret Garden,Frances Hodgson BurnettThe Guardian
237The Shark CallerDianne WolferGoodreads
238The Thing About JellyfishAli BenjaminGoodreads
239The Wicked TreeKristin ThorsnessGoodreads
240Thief of Time (Discworld, #26)Terry PratchettGoodreads
241Tickles Tabitha’s Cancer-tankerous Mommy All In A Health
242Tiger EyesJudy BlumeGoodreads
243TIM’S GOODBYE NY Times
244Time for Uncle Joe All In A Health
245Toby Thought Co.
246Tuck Everlasting io9
247Up In Heaven Little Parachutes
248Vicky Angel The Book People
249Walk Two MoonsSharon CreechGoodreads
250Waterbugs and DragonfliesDoris StickneyFuneral Zone
251
We Were Gonna Have a Baby, But We Had an Angel Instead
 Up Parent
252What Does Dead Mean?Caroline Jay, Jenni Thomas and Unity Joy DaleFuneral Zone
253What Does Super Jonny Do When Mom Gets Sick?Simone ColwillGoodreads
254What Happened to Daddy’s Body? Little Parachutes
255What Happened When Grandma Died? All In A Health
256
What Happens When A Loved One Dies? Our First Talk About Death
 
For Jude For Everyone
257
What Happens When Someone Dies?: A Child’s Guide to Death and Funerals
 Up Parent
258What is Death? All In A Health
259What is Heaven Like?Beverly Lewis
I Can Teach My Child
260When a Grandparent Dies All In A Health
261When Grandma Climbed the Magic LadderPriya NarayananGoodreads
262When I Feel SadCornelia Maude SpelmanFamily Education
263When Mommy Is Sick All In A Health
264When My Daddy Died, I…: Things I Miss About My DadK.J. Reider, illustrated by Monica BruenjesBarnes & Noble
265When Someone Dies All In A Health
266When Someone Has a Very Serious Illness All In A Health
267
When Your Grandparent Dies: A Child’s Guide to Good Grief
 Up Parent
268When Your Pet Dies All In A Health
269Where are You? A Child’s Book About Loss 
For Jude For Everyone
270Where Did My Sweet Grandma Go?: A Preschooler’s Guide to Losing a Loved OneLauren FlakeGoodreads
271Where Did My Sweet Grandpa Go?: A Preschooler’s Guide to Losing a Loved OneLauren FlakeGoodreads
272Where Do People Go When They Die?Minda Avra PortnoyPJ Library
273Where Do We Go When We Die?Heidi OliveGoodreads
274Where Is Grandpa Dennis?Michelle AbrahamPJ Library
275Where the Red Fern GrowsWilson RawlsGoodreads
276Where’s Jess? All In A Health
277Why Did You Die? All In A Health
278Winter Holding Spring All In A Health
279Winter’s GiftJane Monroe DonovanGoodreads
280Wishes For One More DayMelanie Joy PastorPJ Library
281Would YouMarthe JocelynGoodreads
282You Hold Me and I’ll Hold You NAEYC
283Your Special StarJessica M. ColletteGoodreads

 


 


26 Best Children’s Books About The Death of A Loved One Sources/Lists



SourceArticle
All In A Health Books for grieving children – ages preschool to 12
Barnes & Noble 11 Books to Help Children Cope with the Loss of a Parent
Book Riot 8 Children’s Books About Death
CBC 9 Books to Help Kids Understand Death
Family Education 12 Children’s Books That Help Explain
For Jude For Everyone Children’s Books About Loss and Grief
Funeral Zone Picture Books For Younger Bereaved Children
Goodreads Best Children’s Books About Death
Huffington Post 5 Books to Help Kids Understand Death
I Can Teach My Child Books for Children on Death, Loss, and Grief
Imagination Soup Helpful Children’s Picture Books About Grief and Death
io9 Great Children’s Books That Look Death in the Eye
Little Parachutes Little Parachutes • children’s picture books about Death & Bereavement
Modern Loss 5 Kids Books That Go There
Moyer Foundation Top 5 Grief Books for Children Ages 7-12
NAEYC Now Read This! Children’s Books about Death
NY Times How Do You Talk to Children About Death?
Parent Book Grief & Loss: Resources for Children Booklist
PJ Library Children’s Books About Death and Illness
Read Brightly Books to Help Children Grieve the Death of a Pet
Romper 15 Children’s Books That Help Kids Understand Death
Story Berries 10 Best Children’s Books About Death and Dying
The Book People Top 10 Best Books for Children About Death, Bereavement and Dying
The Guardian Top 10 children’s books on death and bereavement
Thought Co. List Top Children’s Picture Books About the Death of a Pet
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