Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Good Books To Share About Death, Empathy, and Grief With Kids


 Good Books To Share About Death, 
Empathy, and Grief With Kids

Talk:
We all go through some sort of grief or loss at one time or another in our lives. It could be loss of a close friend, family member, or even loss of a pet!  My collection of books and a couple of online resources should help you discuss with your children all about empathy,grief, death, and coping with their loss. 


 READ: Books
 
The Rabbit Listened By Cori Doerrfeld (empathy and grief)
The Goodbye Book By Todd Parr (struggling with a goodbye)
I'll Always Love You By Hans Wilhelm (loss of a dog)
Stay: A Girl, A Dog and A Bucket List By Kate Klise (loss of a
dog)
Wherever You Are My Love Will Find You By Nancy Tillman (loss of a parent)
The Invisible String By Patrice Karst (loss of a loved one)
Nana Upstairs & Nana Downstairs By Tomie

dePaola (loss of a grandparent)
Cat Heaven By Cynthia Rylant (loss of a cat)


Dog Heaven By Cynthia Rylant (loss of a dog)
Ida, Always By Caron Levis (Terminal Illness)
I Miss You: A First Look At Death By Pat Thomas (describes reasons for death, what a funeral is, and the difficult feelings and emotions of saying goodbye)
The Memory Box: A book About Grief By Joanna Rowland ( loss of a loved one) 
Someone I Loved Died By Christine Harder Tangvald (loss of a loved one)
God Gave Us Heaven By Lisa T Bergren (loss of a loved one)
 The Invisible Boy By Trudy Ludwig ( empathy)
Everyone By Chris Silas Neal (empathy) 
In Your Shoes: A Story of Empathy By Kristin Johnson (empathy)

Coming Soon Oct.2018 
I Am Human: A Book About Empathy By Susan Verde (empathy)

Wanting more books about being Kind then  check out my post about Kindness

Online Resources:

Grief support for Loss of a Pet ( Parent Resources for sharing with kids)
 

Helping Kids with Grief resources from Sesame Street  in Communities

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