Explaining Death to Young Children

Harry's Mom

By Barbara Ann Porte

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Even though Harry's mother died when he was one, he still has loving family members who can tell him how brave and wonderful she was. JBR Por

Suggested for ages 3 - 7

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How Do We Tell the Children? A Step-By-Step Guide for Helping Children Two to Teen Cope When Someone Dies

By Dan Schaefer

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"Dr. Schaefer, working with child psychologists and trauma experts, and drawing on more than three decades of experience with families in crisis, has put together a practical guide for anyone who works or lives with children -- parents, care-givers, counselors, or teachers -- for dealing with children's inevitable questions about loss and change, life and death." adult 155.937 Sc

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Let's Talk About When A Parent Dies

By Elizabeth Weitzman

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Provides advice on surviving the death of a parent and suggests what feelings and behavior to expect from others. J155.937 We

Suggested for ages 5 - 7

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Nana Upstairs & Nana Downstairs

By Tomie DePaola

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Four-year-old Tommy enjoys his relationship with both his grandmother and great-grandmother, but eventually learns to face their inevitable deaths. JE Fic DeP

Suggested for ages 4 - 7

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Pearl's Marigolds for Grandpa

By Jane Breskin Zalben

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A young girl copes with the death of her grandfather by remembering all the things she loved about him. Includes information about funeral customs of various religions. JE Fic Zal

Suggested for ages 3 - 7

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Poppy's Chair

By Karen Hesse

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On her first summer visit to her grandmother since her grandfather's death, Leah is saddened by his absence, but Gramm helps her learn how to remember Poppy with joy. JE Fic Hes

Suggested for ages 3 - 7

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Saying Good-Bye To Grandma

By Jane Resh Thomas

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Seven-year-old Suzie is curious and fearful about what Grandma's funeral will be like. J155.937 Th

Suggested for ages 5 - 7

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Sophie

By Mem Fox

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As Sophie grows bigger and her grandfather gets smaller, they continue to love each other very much. JE Fic Fox

Suggested for ages 3 - 7

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Stinky Stern Forever

By Michelle Edwards

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Pa Lia and her classmates share memories of Stinky Stern, the second-grade bully, after he dies in a bike accident. J Fic Edw

Suggested for ages 6 - 9

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Talking About Death: A Dialogue Between Parent and Child

By Earl A. Grollman

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"Whether through war, a natural disaster, or the serious illness of a loved one or pet, many children must face the reality of death much sooner than their parents would like. This book is designed to help parents and children talk about this difficult time." adult 155.937 Gr

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