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Helping Children Cope with Loss

Loss, of a loved one or pet, can be very difficult for children to understand and deal with. Here are some books that can help parents and caregivers with the task of helping children through the process of grieving that special someone.

I will remember you: what to do when someone you love dies: a guidebook through grief for teens by Laura Dower


150 facts about grieving children by Erin Linn



Children helping children with grief : my path to founding the Dougy Center for Grieving Children and Their Families by Beverly J. Chappell ; foreword by Earl A. Grollman



A healing place : help your child find hope and happiness after the loss of a loved one by Kate Atwood with John Kelly



The grieving child : a parent's guide by Helen Fitzgerald



What on earth do you do when someone dies? by Trevor Romain ; edited by Elizabeth Verdick



The memory string by Eve Bunting ; illustrated by Ted Rand



It's OK to be sad : activities to help children aged 4 to 9 to manage loss, grief or bereavement by Margaret Collins ; illustrated by Philippa Drakeford



I Remember Miss Perry by Pat Brisson ; illustrated by St├ęphane Jorisch



When a friend dies : a book for teens about grieving and healing by Marilyn E. Gootman



When dinosaurs die : a guide to understanding death by Laurie Krasny Brown and Marc Brown



Let's talk about when a parent dies by Elizabeth Weitzman