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Bereavement

Books to help children understand and deal with bereavement.

 

 The book cover of The Copper Tree by Hilary Robinson and Mandy Stanley

The Copper Tree by Hilary Robinson and Mandy Stanley

When Olivia's teacher, Miss Evans, dies, the children at her school are encouraged to think of everything that reminds them of her. This book is about love and legacy and will help children understand that while sadness is an inevitable part of grief, death is not necessarily the end for what is left behind can be everlasting. 

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The book cover of Goodbye Grandma by Melanie Walsh

Goodbye Grandma by Melanie Walsh

 When a little boy is told that his grandma has died, he isn't really sure what death means. In this reassuring lift-the-flap book with bold and colourful illustrations, he asks his mum important questions about death and bereavement. Why do people have to die? What happens to them once they are dead? What can he do to remember his grandma?

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The book cover of Always and Forever by Alan Durant and Debi Gliori

Always and Forever by Alan Durant and Debi Gliori

When Fox dies, the rest of his family are distraught. How will Mole, Otter and Hare go on without their beloved friend? But months later, Squirrel reminds them all of how funny Fox used to be, and they all realize that Fox is still there in their hearts and memories. 

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The book cover of Michael Rosen’s Sad Book by Michael Rosen

Michael Rosen’s Sad Book by Michael Rosen

We all have 'sad stuff' to deal with in life. What makes Michael Rosen most sad is thinking about his son, Eddie, who died. In this book he writes about his sadness, how it affects him, and some of the things he does to try to cope with it.

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The book cover of When Someone Dies by Dawn Hewitt

When Someone Dies by Dawn Hewitt 

How do you help a young child deal with death? This hands on illustrated book is designed to help children with their questions and feelings about tricky topics that can be hard to talk about. Written with bereavement experts CHUMS, it offers practical help, tips and advice as well as exploring everyday situations, supported by exquisite and approachable illustrations to give a comforting story book feel.

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The book cover of Helping Children Cope with Grief by Rosemary Wells

Helping Children Cope with Grief by Rosemary Wells

A book for anyone who wants to help a child who is coping with grief - parents, teachers, nurses, doctors and friends. Rosemary Wells uses her insight and experience to give practical help and sympathetic advice.

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The book cover of A Child’s Grief by Julie Stokes

A Child’s Grief by Julie Stokes

A helpful tool for adults who are supporting children through a bereavement. It covers the range of issues that may affect a child when an important person dies, both immediately and in the longer term.

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The book cover of Ali and Annie’s Guide to Coping with Death and Grief

Ali and Annie’s Guide to Coping with Death and Grief

Are you trying to cope with the death of a family member or friend? Maybe a friend of yours is grieving and sad and you want to help him or her. This useful book gives lots of information about how to cope with death and grief. Ali and Annie will guide you through the issues and give you advice and 'top tips', while Charlie the dog shows that he understands how you might feel.

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The book cover of Talking About Death by Louise Spilsbury

Talking About Death by Louise Spilsbury

A positive and proactive book that helps children understand and cope with death including the loss of a grandparent, the loss of a sibling, the death of a parent and the death of a friend. This book gently encourages children to be proactive in speaking up and asking for help, both for themselves and others.

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The book cover of The Cat Mummy by Jacqueline Wilson

The Cat Mummy by Jacqueline Wilson 

Verity adores her cat, Mabel, and is desperately sad when she dies. Remembering her recent school lessons about the Ancient Egyptians, Verity decides to mummify Mabel and keep her hidden. Verity's dad and grandparents can't bear to talk about death, having lost Verity's mum in childbirth, but when they eventually discover what Verity has done with Mabel, the whole family learns that it's time to talk.A superb handling of bereavement in Wilson's uniquely accessible and enjoyable style

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The book cover of A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

The monster showed up just after midnight. But it isn't the monster Conor's been expecting. He's been expecting the one from his nightmare, the one he's had nearly every night since his mother started her treatments. The monster in his back garden, though, this monster, is something different. Something ancient, something wild. A powerful story of for teenagers on facing rage, fear and grief

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