Children's reading lists

Books to help children understand grief and loss

This list includes classics and newer titles to help provide comfort for children going through a tough time.

Puffin team
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Talking to children about death can be really difficult especially if they have never lost someone before. But reading sensitive stories about others who are experiencing similar feelings of confusion or sadness can really help children understand their own situation.

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