Picture books about grief and loss

Waiting for Wolf

Waiting for Wolf

Sandra Dieckmann

A beautiful and moving picture book about learning to cope with the death of a loved one, from the creator of Leaf, shortlisted for the Waterstone's Children's Book Prize 2018.

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Mum's Jumper

Mum’s Jumper

Jayde Perkin

If Mum has gone, how do you carry on? Missing her feels like a dark cloud that follows you around, or like swimming to a shore that never comes any nearer. But memories are like a jumper that you can cuddle and wear. And Mum's...

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If All the World Were...

If All the World Were…

Joseph Coelho, Allison Colpoys

A moving, poetic picture book about the love between a grandfather and child. An ideal book for children who have lost a grandparent.

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One Photo

One Photo

Ross Watkins

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The Goodbye Book

The Goodbye Book

Todd Parr

In his signature kid-friendly way, Todd Parr tells a heartbreaking but hopeful story about saying goodbye to the people we love.

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Yesterday You Were Here

Yesterday You Were Here

Mellissa Little

This touching, carefully sparse picture book for young readers aims to help young people dealing with the loss of a loved one to process and talk about their grief.  

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Bertolt

Bertolt

Jacques Goldstyn

A charming, touching story about an imaginative, introverted boy whose best friend is an old oak tree named Bertolt.

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Stay: A Girl, a Dog, a Bucket List

Stay: A Girl, a Dog, a Bucket List

Kate Klise, Sarah M. Klise

Eli the dog has been with Astrid since her parents brought her home from the hospital as a baby. Now Astrid is getting older, and so is Eli. Sisters Kate and M. Sarah Klise have created a story that reminds readers of all ages...

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Small Things

Small Things

Mel Tregonning

An ordinary boy in an ordinary world...With no words, only illustrations, Small Things tells the story of a boy who feels alone with his worries, but who learns that help is always close by.

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Grandad’s Island

Benji Davies

A beautifully realised, delicately handled story about a little boy coming to terms with the loss of his much-loved grandfather.

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The Heart and the Bottle

The Heart and the Bottle

Oliver Jeffers

Award-winning picture book star Oliver Jeffers explores themes of love and loss in this life-affirming and uplifting tale.

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The Memory Tree

The Memory Tree

Britta Teckentrup

A beautiful and heartfelt story about the death of a loved one and the memories that comfort those left behind.

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Beginnings and Endings with Lifetimes in Between

Beginnings and Endings with Lifetimes in Between

Bryan Mellonie, Robert Ingpen

Have you ever wondered why a butterfly lives for only a few weeks? Or why a tree lives for hundreds of year? You may have been sad when someone in your family, or a favourite pet became sick and died. There is a beginning and an...

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Michael Rosen's Sad Book

Michael Rosen’s Sad Book

Michael Rosen, Quentin Blake

A heartbreakingly honest account of a father's grief for his son from the illustrious pairing of two former Children's Laureates.

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