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Books for young children

There is a wealth of information out there to help your child to gently understand and explore the emotions around death.

Here is a selection of both fiction and non-fiction books for children (primary school age).

You will find most of them on Amazon.

Books about death and grief

Mum’s Jumper – by Jayde Perkin. Published by Book Island ISBN: 978-1-911496-13-7.

Samantha Jane’s Missing Smile – by Julie Kaplow and Donna Pincus.  Published by Magination Press – ISBN: 13:978-1-59147-809-6 10:1-59147-809-x.

Missing Mummy – by Rebecca Cobb. Macmillan Children’s Books – ISBN: 978-0230749511.

I Miss my Sister – by Sarah Courtauld. Published by Child Bereavement Charity – ISBN: 978-0-9521661-1-5.

Remembering Mum – by Ginny Perkins and Leon Morris. Published by A & C Black – ISBN: 0-7136-4432-X.

Sad Book – by Michael Rosen. Published by Walker Books – ISBN: 978-1406317848

Why do things die? – by Katie Daynes. Published by Usborne ISBN:9781474979887.

Milly’s Bug Nut – by Jill Janney. Published by Winston’s Wish.

Grandpa – by John Burningham. Published by Red Fox – ISBN: 978-099-43408-5.

Badger’s Parting Gifts – by Susan Varley. Published by Andersen Press – ISBN 0-86264-062-8.

Books about Worries

Silly Billy – by Anthony Brown. Published by Walker Books – ISBN: 0-7445-7017-4.

The Invisible String – by Patrice Karst. Published by DeVorss Publications – ISBN: 978-0-87516-734-3.

Ruby’s Worry – by Tom Percival. Published by Bloomsbury Children’s Books – ISBN:978-1-4088-9215-2.

Books about coping with different emotions

How are you feeling today? – by Molly Potter. Published by Featherstone ISBN-13 : 978-1472906090.

The Monster Handbook – by Marneta Viegas. Published by Relax Kids – ISBN: 978-1-905076-58-1.

The Colour Monster – by Anna Llenas. Published by Templar books – ISBN: 978-1-78370-423-1.

The Huge Bag of Worries – By Virginia Ironside. Published by Hodder Wayland – ISBN: 0-7500-2124-1.