Children's Books on Death, Grief & Loss

A Listmania! list by M. Scholl (Cleveland, OH)
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The list author says: "It is not always easy to help children understand death and the process of healing. These books can be a wonderful tool to help explain loss and open the lines of communication."
The Invisible String
1.  The Invisible String by Patrice Karst
The list author says:
  "This is a great book for any loss or even distance separation.  Loss of a family member or pet."
$13.58   Used & New from: $9.58
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (357 customer reviews)

The Next Place
2.  The Next Place by Warren Hanson
The list author says:
  "This book is wonderful for explaining death to a child."
$12.94   Used & New from: $0.01
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (403 customer reviews)

Gentle Willow: A Story for Children About Dying
3.  Gentle Willow: A Story for Children About Dying by Joyce C. Mills
The list author says:
  "This is a wonderful book.  Please preview before deciding whether it fits your child's experience.  Although it was written for children who have terminal illness, it also helps children who are not ill to understand death - especially losing someone who is suffering from a terminal illness in his/her family."
$9.95   Used & New from: $4.04
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)

Tear Soup: A Recipe for Healing After Loss
4.  Tear Soup: A Recipe for Healing After Loss by Pat Schwiebert
The list author says:
  "Wonderful for helping children understand the process of grieving (their own process or what they see in other who are affected)."
$14.91   Used & New from: $4.89
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (697 customer reviews)