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Parenting - Death of a Loved One

These books may help children deal with the death of a loved one. Click on any book title twice to see it in the catalog.

After the death of his older brother, Daniel Anderson became engrossed in recording details about dead people, how they died, and whether their deaths mattered but he is eventually drawn back into interaction with the living.

Describes the overwhelming emotions involved in dealing with the death of a loved one and discusses how to cope with such a situation.

Catalog - What on earth do you do when someone dies?

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Provides real-life examples of ways that young people and their families deal with grief.

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.

Catalog - When dinosaurs die : a guide to understanding death

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Uses letters, stories, and informational text to help children cope with the death of a loved one.

Catalog - Death

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Teaching children how to deal with death can be a difficult process, but it can be made easier by following certain guidelines. In Parenting a Grieving Child, author Mary DeTurris Poust offers practical advice for parents helping children through the grieving process, whether it's the loss of a parent, the death of a sibling, even the death of a pet. Stories from real parents enhance the information and offer hope for healing.

Discusses the various feelings accompanying the death of a loved one, including sadness, grief, and the fear of death itself.

Catalog - After the funeral

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Designed to help children cope with the loss of a loved one and find comfort during this stressful and difficult time.

Catalog - Where are you? : a child's book about loss

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

Catalog - Always and forever

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When her best friend, an old lady named Miss Lilly, passes away, Sara learns that the memory of a loved one never dies.

In a book that will touch, comfort, uplift and console, authors Brook Noel and Pamela D. Blair, Ph.D. explore sudden death and its role in the cycle of life. Tapping the personal histories of both authors and numerous interviews, I Wasn't Ready to Say Goodbye shows grieving readers how to endure, survive and grow from the pain and turmoil surrounding human loss.

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

When his beloved grandfather is killed in a storm while leading the swan flock south for the winter, Moonshadow is reassured by his father that the flock will go on with Grandfather always in their hearts.

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

After a day of riding his stick horse, Splinter, across an imaginary landscape, Billy returns to the rooftop of his apartment to sit beneath the stars and remember Grandpa.

A family that loves music and spends many hours at the piano is devastated by the death of the mother, but those still living find consolation in the beautiful music that also remains.

Each Friday Little Bear and his grandpa share a snack, a treehouse, and stories but one day Grandpa is in the hospital, too tired to tell a story, and Little Bear tells one of his own as Grandpa falls into the deepest sleep.

Catalog - Little Bear's grandpa

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