Picture books about grief and loss

Cry, Heart, But Never Break

Cry, Heart, But Never Break

Glenn Ringtved, Charlotte Pardi, Robert Moulthrop

A beautiful, sensitive picture book about being able to say goodbye to those we love, while holding them in memory.

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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

Robert Ingpen, Bryan Mellonie

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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The Invisible String

The Invisible String

Patrice Karst, Joanne Lew-Vriethoff

An under-the-radar bestseller that has helped countless readers of all ages across the world cope with separation anxiety, loss, loneliness, and grief--now available in paperback and re-illustrated for a new generation of...

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What Happens Next?

What Happens Next?

Shinsuke Yoshitake

A sensitive and gently humorous look at a little boy's imaginings of where his Grandpa goes after he dies.

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If All the World Were...

If All the World Were…

Joseph Coelho, Ms. 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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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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Duck, Death and the Tulip

Duck, Death and the Tulip

Wolf Erlbruch (Author), Catherine Chidgey, Penelope Todd

In a strangely heart-warming and beautifully illustrated story, a duck strikes up an unlikely friendship with Death.

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Leaf Litter

Leaf Litter

Rachel Tonkin

An introduction to the intricate and complex relationships that exist in our natural world. Leaves, twigs, branches and bark collect on the ground in forests all over the world. We call it leaf litter, but it isn't really rubbish...

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Let's Talk About When Someone Dies: Starting conversations with children about death and bereavement

Let’s Talk About When Someone Dies: Starting conversations with children about death and bereavement

Molly Potter, Sarah Jennings

From Molly Potter comes a picture book for starting conversations with children about death, bereavement and what happens next.

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The Tenth Good Thing about Barney

The Tenth Good Thing about Barney

Judith Viorst, Erik Blegvad

In an attempt to overcome his grief, a boy tries to think of the ten best things about his dead cat.

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All the Dear Little Animals

All the Dear Little Animals

Ulf Nilsson, Eva Eriksson, Julia Marshall

A funny illustrated chapter book about three children who decide someone must bury all the world's poor dead animals.

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Badger's Parting Gifts: 35th Anniversary Edition of a picture book to help children deal with death

Badger’s Parting Gifts: 35th Anniversary Edition of a picture book to help children deal with death

Susan Varley

Features a helpful reading guide from Child Bereavement UK that provides tips for reading Badger's Parting Gifts with children and helping them better understand grief.

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The Boy and the Gorilla

The Boy and the Gorilla

Jackie Azua Kramer, Cindy Derby

This profoundly moving tale about a grieving boy and an imaginary gorilla makes real the power of talking about loss.   

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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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