Gentle Books for Children Dealing with Grief and Death

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Tear Soup: A Recipe for Healing After Loss
1.  Tear Soup: A Recipe for Healing After Loss by Pat Schwiebert
The list author says:
  "A Classic.  Simply worded concepts, wonderfully colored pictures, and a creative idea - this is one of those great books that feels written for adults as well as kids."
$13.86   Used & New from: $5.20
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (559 customer reviews)

Grandma's Scrapbook
2.  Grandma's Scrapbook by Josephine Nobisso
The list author says:
  "Even though we find out that Grandma has died at the end of the book, the story is not maudlin, but uplifting and told with honesty, wisdom and much love."
$15.26   Used & New from: $0.01
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

The Saddest Time
3.  The Saddest Time by Norma Simon
The list author says:
  "Explains death as the inevitable end of life and provides three situations in which children experience powerful emotions when someone close has died."
$5.95   Used & New from: $0.01
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

After the Tears, A Gentle Guide to Help Children Understand Death (Grief) [VHS]
4.  After the Tears, A Gentle Guide to Help Children Understand Death (Grief) [VHS] VHS Richard Peterson
The list author says:
  "Sensitive, empathetic, informative, inspiring, faith-based. "After the Tears" is the best video for helping children deal with the phenomenon of death."
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5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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The Gift of a Memory: A Keepsake to Commemorate the Loss of a Loved One (Marianne Richmond)
5.  The Gift of a Memory: A Keepsake to Commemorate the Loss of a Loved One (Marianne Richmond) by Marianne Richmond
$12.77   Used & New from: $0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)

Sad Isn't Bad: A Good-Grief Guidebook for Kids Dealing with Loss (Elf-Help Books for Kids)
6.  Sad Isn't Bad: A Good-Grief Guidebook for Kids Dealing with Loss (Elf-Help Books for Kids) by R. W. Alley
The list author says:
  "Well-crafted summary of the grief process, the book has 14 sections of two to three paragraphs that discuss the various aspects of grief, and the ways people cope with the death of loved ones."
$7.16   Used & New from: $0.01
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)

When Bad Things Happen: A Guide to Help Kids Cope (Elf-Help Books for Kids)
7.  When Bad Things Happen: A Guide to Help Kids Cope (Elf-Help Books for Kids) by R. W. Alley
The list author says:
  "This charmingly illustrated book helps ages 4-8 make sense of death, accidents, divorce, world crisis and disasters. It introduces a wide range of positive coping skills and responses."
$7.16   Used & New from: $0.01
3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

When Your Grandparent Dies: A Child's Guide to Good Grief (Elf-Help Books for Kids)
8.  When Your Grandparent Dies: A Child's Guide to Good Grief (Elf-Help Books for Kids) by Victoria Ryan
The list author says:
  "Losing a grandparent may be a child's first experience with death. The elves in this well illustrated book speak in a friendly voice and from a child-eye view"
$7.16   Used & New from: $0.01
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)

Write from Your Heart: A Healing Grief Journal
9.  Write from Your Heart: A Healing Grief Journal by Kathrine Peterson
The list author says:
  "One of the most popular faith-based grief journals available today."
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5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

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Grandpa Loved
10.  Grandpa Loved by Josephine Nobisso
The list author says:
  "Revised and reissued version of the classic which has been called, "One of the all-time picture books with the most unforgettable language." "One of the Best Kids Books of the Year"--Parents Magazine."
$14.71   Used & New from: $2.27
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

35 Ways to Help a Grieving Child (Guidebook Series)
11.  35 Ways to Help a Grieving Child (Guidebook Series) by Dougy Center Staff
The list author says:
  "Since 1983, The Dougy Center for Grieving Children & Families has provided loving support in a safe place for children, teens and their families grieving a death."
$8.96   Used & New from: $4.13
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

What About the Kids? Understanding Their Needs in Funeral Planning and Services
12.  What About the Kids? Understanding Their Needs in Funeral Planning and Services by The Dougy Center for Grieving Children
The list author says:
  "Since 1983, The Dougy Center for Grieving Children & Families has provided loving support in a safe place for children, teens and their families grieving a death."
$8.96   Used & New from: $3.95

What's Heaven?
13.  What's Heaven? by Maria Shriver
The list author says:
  "Gentle narrative following the conversations that pass between a mother and a young daughter in the days immediately following the death of the child's special great-grandmother."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (107 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

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The Fall of Freddie the Leaf: 20th Aniversary Edition
14.  The Fall of Freddie the Leaf: 20th Aniversary Edition by Leo F. Buscaglia
The list author says:
  "A Classic. As Freddie experiences the changing seasons along with his companion leaves, he learns that death is part of life."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (177 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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After Charlotte's Mom Died
15.  After Charlotte's Mom Died by Cornelia Maude Spelman
The list author says:
  "Kindergarten-Grade 2.Though Spelman's book is not unique, it deals with the subject of grief in a compassionate, understanding way.  Highlights the importance of seeking help from a therapist."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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Tickles Tabitha's Cancer-tankerous Mommy
16.  Tickles Tabitha's Cancer-tankerous Mommy by Amelia Frahm
The list author says:
  "Recommended by National Oncology Nursing Society and Today's Librarian."
$8.46   Used & New from: $1.97
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

Sammy's Mom Has Cancer
17.  Sammy's Mom Has Cancer by Sherry Kohlenberg
The list author says:
  ""Best Book of 1994" award from the American Medical Writers Association."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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Help Me Say Goodbye: Activities for Helping Kids Cope When a Special Person Dies
18.  Help Me Say Goodbye: Activities for Helping Kids Cope When a Special Person Dies by Janis L. Silverman
The list author says:
  "A special feature of this journal is a section for K-5 children. There are helpful suggestions for activities, service, and ritual to ease the grief of a terminal illness or the loss of a loved one."
$8.96   Used & New from: $0.43
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)

Helping Children Cope with the Loss of a Loved One: A Guide for Grownups
19.  Helping Children Cope with the Loss of a Loved One: A Guide for Grownups by William C. Kroen
The list author says:
  "1996 Parent's Choice Award for excellence."
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4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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I Miss You: A First Look at Death (First Look at Books)
20.  I Miss You: A First Look at Death (First Look at Books) by Pat Thomas
The list author says:
  "This IS the book for answering kids questions!!  Story lines are simple and direct--easily accessible to younger children. There are full-color illustrations on every page. (Ages 4-7)."
$6.00   Used & New from: $0.59
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (87 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Mending Peter's Heart
21.  Mending Peter's Heart by Maureen Wittbold
The list author says:
  "As Peter reminisces about the loss of a beloved pet, Mishka, an elderly man parallels with memories of his best friend, his deceased wife."
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5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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Guiding Your Child Through Grief
22.  Guiding Your Child Through Grief by Mary Ann Emswiler
The list author says:
  "Recommended by The Dougy Center for Grieving Children,"
$12.05   Used & New from: $0.01
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

A Child's Book About Burial and Cremation
23.  A Child's Book About Burial and Cremation by Earl Grollman
The list author says:
  "Few books are able to explain burial to children well, let alone explain cremation. This book does both and does it well. Earl Grollman is a leader in the field of bereavement."
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After the Funeral
24.  After the Funeral by Jane Loretta Winsch
The list author says:
  "Reading level for 4-8 year olds. This book will help children and their families move forwards towards acceptance, understanding and hope."
$6.26   Used & New from: $0.01
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

A Child's Book About Death
25.  A Child's Book About Death by Earl Grollman
The list author says:
  "Through a friendly and inviting format, children ages six and above are given gentle assurances to help them understand death as a part of life.  Earl Grollman is a leader in the field of bereavement."
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