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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



# Books Authors Lists
36 City Dog, Country Frog Mo Willems
For Jude For Everyone
Goodreads
37 Daddy’s Promise All In A Health
Imagination Soup
38 Each Little Bird That Sings Deborah Wiles Goodreads
Modern Loss
39 Everett Anderson’s Goodbye All In A Health
NAEYC
40 Gentle Willow: A Story for Children About Dying Huffington Post
Little Parachutes
41 God Gave Us Heaven Lisa Tawn Bergren Goodreads
Romper
42 Goodbye Mousie Robie H. Harris Goodreads
Thought Co.
43 Grandad’s Island Benji Davies CBC
Up Parent
44 Harry & Hopper Margaret Wild Goodreads
Parent Book
45 Jim’s Dog Muffins NAEYC
Thought Co.
46 Ladder To The Moon Maya Soetoro-Ng Little Parachutes
Romper
47 Missing May Cynthia Rylant All In A Health
Goodreads
48 My Many Colored Days Dr. Seuss Barnes & Noble
Family Education
49 Now One Foot, Now The Other Tomie dePaola All In A Health
PJ Library
50 Rabbityness
For Jude For Everyone
Little Parachutes
51 Remembering Crystal Parent Book
Up Parent
52 Sad Isn’t Bad Michaelene Mundy All In A Health
Funeral Zone
53 Samantha Jane’s Missing Smile Julie Kaplow and Donna Pincus
I Can Teach My Child
Little Parachutes
54 Someone I Love Died Christine Harder Tangvald
I Can Teach My Child
Imagination Soup
55 Tess’s Tree Jess Brallier, Illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds CBC
Family Education
56 The Book Thief Markus Zusak Goodreads
io9
57 The Grandad Tree Trish Cooke Goodreads
Little Parachutes
58 The Memory Box: A Book About Grief Joanna Rowland, illustrated by Thea Baker Barnes & Noble
For Jude For Everyone
59 The Saddest Time All In A Health
NAEYC
60 The Velveteen Rabbit Margery Williams Bianco Goodreads
The Guardian
61 What On Earth Do You Do When Someone Dies Trevor Romain All In A Health
Romper
62 When Someone Very Special Dies: Children Can Learn to Cope with Grief Marge Heegaard Funeral Zone
Moyer Foundation
63 Where Do They Go? Julia Alvarez and Sabra Field Barnes & Noble
Book Riot
64
A Bunch of Balloons: A Book – Workbook for Grieving Children
All In A Health
65 A Complete Book About Death for Kids All In A Health
66 A Dog like Jack All In A Health
67 A Dog of Flanders Ouida Goodreads
68 A Gift for Tia Rosa All In A Health
69 A Grand Old Tree Mary Newell DePalma Goodreads
70 A Little Princess Frances Hodgson Burnett Goodreads
71 A Mummy for Owen Little Parachutes
72 A Quilt for Elizabeth All In A Health
73 A Sky of Diamonds: A Story for Children About Loss, Grief and Hope – Camille Gibbs Story Berries
74 A Star for the Latecomer All In A Health
75 A STONE FOR SASCHA NY Times
76 A Story for Hippo All In A Health
77 A Taste of Blackberries All In A Health
78 A Terrible Thing Happened Margaret M. Holmes Family Education
79 A Tiger Tale The Guardian
80 A Tree Grows in Brooklyn Betty Smith Goodreads
81 Aarvy Aardvark Finds Hope All In A Health
82 About Dying All In A Health
83 Alfie and the Birthday Surprise Read Brightly
84 All the World Liz Garton Scanlon Goodreads
85 Always Remember Cece Meng, illustrated by Jago Barnes & Noble
86 Am I Like My Daddy? Marcy Blesy Goodreads
87 Am I Still A Sister? All In A Health
88 Amanda Helps Becky Say Farewell Patricia Goskowski Kubus Goodreads
89 Amazing Spider-Man (1963-1998) #90 Stan Lee Goodreads
90 Amazing Spider-Man Epic Collection Vol. 1: Great Power Stan Lee Goodreads
91 American Cancer Society All In A Health
92 And Then It’s Spring Julie Fogliano Goodreads
93 Annie and the Old One All In A Health
94 Aunt Mary’s Rose Little Parachutes
95 Bear’s Last Journey All In A Health
96 Benny’s Hat Little Parachutes
97 Big Cat, Little Cat Imagination Soup
98 Blackberries in the Dark All In A Health
99 Bluebird Bob Staake Goodreads
100 Boats for Papa Jessixa Bagley Goodreads
101 Bone Dog Eric Rohmann Goodreads
102 Chester Raccoon and the Acorn Full of Memories Imagination Soup
103 Children Also Grieve All In A Health
104 Claudia and the Sad Goodbye (The Babysitters Club, #26) Ann M. Martin Goodreads
105 Daddy’s Climbing Tree All In A Health
106 Das Schicksal ist ein mieser Verräter John Green Goodreads
107 Dear Mr. Rogers, Does It Ever Rain in Your Neighborhood?: Letters to Mr. Rogers Fred Rogers Family Education
108 Death is Stupid Anastasia Higginbotham Book Riot
109 Der salzige Kuss Gerda van Erkel Goodreads
110 Devil’s Bridge All In A Health
111 Die besten Beerdigungen der Welt Ulf Nilsson Goodreads
112 Dotty and the Calendar House Key (DOTTY, #1) Emma Warner-Reed Goodreads
113 Dribbles All In A Health
114 Edward’s Eyes Patricia MacLachlan Goodreads
115 Elijah Dart: Angel of Death Jonathan L. Ferrara Goodreads
116 Elsewhere io9
117 Feelings All In A Health
118
Finding Grandpa Everywhere: A Young Child Discovers Memories of a Grandparent
All In A Health
119 Five Children on the Western Front Kate Saunders Goodreads
120 French Toast Sundays Gloria Spielman PJ Library
121 Geranium Morning All In A Health
122 Ghost Brother All In A Health
123 Goldfish Ghost Lemony Snicket and Lisa Brown Book Riot
124 Good-bye Sheepie. Parent Book
125 Goodnight Mister Tom The Book People
126 Grandad’s Prayers of the Earth Douglas Wood Goodreads
127 Grandma and Grandpa’s Garden Little Parachutes
128 Grandma’s Scrapbook All In A Health
129 Grandma’s Gloves Imagination Soup
130 Grandpa Loved Josephine Nobisso Romper
131 Grandpa Went to Heaven Amber Richards Goodreads
132 Grandpa’s Boat Little Parachutes
133 Granpa Little Parachutes
134 Great Answers to Difficult Questions about Death All In A Health
135 Harry and Hopper Little Parachutes
136 Heaven is for Real for Kids as told Colton 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
138 Holly Webb’s latest book, The Guardian
139 How It Feels When A Parent Dies All In A Health
140 How to Say Goodbye (Benny and Penny) Imagination Soup
141 I Found a Dead Bird: The Kids’ Guide to the Cycle of Life and Death Jan Thornhill Goodreads
142 I Have a Question about Death: A Book for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder or Other Special Needs Arlen Grad Gaines and Meredith Englander Polsky PJ Library
143 I Know I Made it Happen All In A Health
144 If I Stay io9
145 If Nathan Were Here All In A Health
146 If Only Carole Geithner Goodreads
147 In Memory of Dad (Literary Classics International Book Awards winner) Maranda Russell Goodreads
148 Is Daddy Coming Back in a Minute? Little Parachutes
149 Jasper’s Day Thought Co.
150 Kristy and the Snobs (The Baby-Sitters Club, #11) Ann M. Martin Goodreads
151 Life and I: A Story About Death
For Jude For Everyone
152 Life Is Like the Wind Shona Innes, Illustrated by Írisz Agócs CBC
153 Lighthouse: a Story of Remembrance. Parent Book
154 Liplap’s Wish All In A Health
155 Little Bear’s Grandad Little Parachutes
156 Lost and Found: Remembering a Sister All In A Health
157
Love & Memories: Activities for Kids Who Have Lost a Loved One
Imagination Soup
158 Love Never Stops: A Memory Book for Children NAEYC
159 Love That Dog Sharon Creech Modern Loss
160 Love You Forever Robert Munsch Goodreads
161 Loyal Creatures Morris Gleitzman Goodreads
162 Mama’s Going to Buy You a Mockingbird Jean Little Goodreads
163 Mama’s Going To Heaven Soon All In A Health
164 Martin the Warrior (Redwall, #6) Brian Jacques Goodreads
165 Maybe a Fox Kathi Appelt Goodreads
166 Mio, My Son Astrid Lindgren Goodreads
167 Mommy Stayed in Bed This Morning All In A Health
168 Moonshadow Little Parachutes
169 Mort (Discworld, #4) Terry Pratchett Goodreads
170 Murphy and Kate Thought Co.
171 Mustard Charlotte Towner Graeber Goodreads
172 My Henry Little Parachutes
173 My Memory Book All In A Health
174 My Pig Amarillo Satomi Ichikawa Goodreads
175 My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece The Book People
176 Nadia, The Willful All In A Health
177 Nation io9
178 Old Pig All In A Health
179 Old Yeller Fred Gipson Goodreads
180 Olivia The Brave Olive Branch: A Story of Hope Amy Gramour Goodreads
181 On The Wings Of A Butterfly Little Parachutes
182 Only One You Linda Kranz Family Education
183 Our Mom Has Cancer All In A Health
184 Our Tree Named Steve Huffington Post
185 Pax Sara Pennypacker Goodreads
186 Peaceful Piggy Meditation Kerry Lee Maclean Family Education
187
Playing with the Angels: Stories of Possibilities for Grieving Children.
Parent Book
188 Poppy’s Chair All In A Health
189 Princess and the Castle Little Parachutes
190 Promises All In A Health
191 Rachel and the Upside Down Heart Eileen Douglas Goodreads
192 Rage Has A Hold On Sammy Angela Wiggins Goodreads
193 Roxaboxen Alice McLerran Goodreads
194 Sadie and Ori and The Blue Blanket Jamie Korngold PJ Library
195 Sally Goes to Heaven Up Parent
196 Sammy In The Sky Little Parachutes
197 Samsara Dog. Parent Book
198 Saying Goodbye All In A Health
199 Saying Goodbye to Daddy All In A Health
200 Scaredy Squirrel Melanie Watt Family Education
201 Second Chance Summer Morgan Matson Goodreads
202 Servus Opa, sagte ich leise Elfie Donnelly Goodreads
203 Sidewalk Flowers JonArno Lawson, Illustrated by Sydney Smith CBC
204 Smokey Bill Peet Goodreads
205 So Much to Think About All In A Health
206 Something Very Sad Happened Bonnie Zucker Story Berries
207 Sophie Imagination Soup
208 Sophie’s Masterpiece Little Parachutes
209 Stay: A Girl, A Dog, A Bucket List Story Berries
210 Stones for Grandpa Renee Londner and Martha Aviles PJ Library
211 Surviving the Angel of Death: The Story of a Mengele Twin in Auschwitz Eva Mozes Kor Goodreads
212 Tell Me, Papa All In A Health
213 The Accident Carol Carrick Goodreads
214 The Bear and the Wildcat Little Parachutes
215 The Berenstain Bears Lose a Friend Up Parent
216 The Brightest Star All In A Health
217 The Copper Tree Little Parachutes
218 The Death of Lincoln: A Picture History of the Assassination Leroy Hayman Goodreads
219 The Death of Socrates Jean Paul Mongin Goodreads
220 The Elephant in the Room: A Childrens Book for Grief and Loss Amanda Edwards and Leslie Ponciano PJ Library
221 The Fourteenth Goldfish Jennifer L. Holm Goodreads
222 THE FUNERAL NY Times
223 The Great Big Book of Feelings Little Parachutes
224 The Grief Bubble. Parent Book
225 The Horses Didn’t Come Home Pamela Rushby Goodreads
226 The Last Invisible Boy. Parent Book
227 The Last Quest of Gilgamesh (The Gilgamesh Trilogy, #3) Ludmila Zeman Goodreads
228 The Little House Virginia Lee Burton Goodreads
229 The Little Prince Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Goodreads
230 The Lonely Tree Little Parachutes
231 The Memory String Imagination Soup
232 The Nine Lives of Jacob Tibbs Cylin Busby Goodreads
233 The Rabbit Listened Cori Doerrfeld Story Berries
234 The Rag Coat All In A Health
235 The Red Tree Little Parachutes
236 The Secret Garden, Frances Hodgson Burnett The Guardian
237 The Shark Caller Dianne Wolfer Goodreads
238 The Thing About Jellyfish Ali Benjamin Goodreads
239 The Wicked Tree Kristin Thorsness Goodreads
240 Thief of Time (Discworld, #26) Terry Pratchett Goodreads
241 Tickles Tabitha’s Cancer-tankerous Mommy All In A Health
242 Tiger Eyes Judy Blume Goodreads
243 TIM’S GOODBYE NY Times
244 Time for Uncle Joe All In A Health
245 Toby Thought Co.
246 Tuck Everlasting io9
247 Up In Heaven Little Parachutes
248 Vicky Angel The Book People
249 Walk Two Moons Sharon Creech Goodreads
250 Waterbugs and Dragonflies Doris Stickney Funeral Zone
251
We Were Gonna Have a Baby, But We Had an Angel Instead
Up Parent
252 What Does Dead Mean? Caroline Jay, Jenni Thomas and Unity Joy Dale Funeral Zone
253 What Does Super Jonny Do When Mom Gets Sick? Simone Colwill Goodreads
254 What Happened to Daddy’s Body? Little Parachutes
255 What 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
258 What is Death? All In A Health
259 What is Heaven Like? Beverly Lewis
I Can Teach My Child
260 When a Grandparent Dies All In A Health
261 When Grandma Climbed the Magic Ladder Priya Narayanan Goodreads
262 When I Feel Sad Cornelia Maude Spelman Family Education
263 When Mommy Is Sick All In A Health
264 When My Daddy Died, I…: Things I Miss About My Dad K.J. Reider, illustrated by Monica Bruenjes Barnes & Noble
265 When Someone Dies All In A Health
266 When Someone Has a Very Serious Illness All In A Health
267
When Your Grandparent Dies: A Child’s Guide to Good Grief
Up Parent
268 When Your Pet Dies All In A Health
269 Where are You? A Child’s Book About Loss
For Jude For Everyone
270 Where Did My Sweet Grandma Go?: A Preschooler’s Guide to Losing a Loved One Lauren Flake Goodreads
271 Where Did My Sweet Grandpa Go?: A Preschooler’s Guide to Losing a Loved One Lauren Flake Goodreads
272 Where Do People Go When They Die? Minda Avra Portnoy PJ Library
273 Where Do We Go When We Die? Heidi Olive Goodreads
274 Where Is Grandpa Dennis? Michelle Abraham PJ Library
275 Where the Red Fern Grows Wilson Rawls Goodreads
276 Where’s Jess? All In A Health
277 Why Did You Die? All In A Health
278 Winter Holding Spring All In A Health
279 Winter’s Gift Jane Monroe Donovan Goodreads
280 Wishes For One More Day Melanie Joy Pastor PJ Library
281 Would You Marthe Jocelyn Goodreads
282 You Hold Me and I’ll Hold You NAEYC
283 Your Special Star Jessica M. Collette Goodreads


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



Source Article
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
Up Parent Children’s Books about Death and Loss
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