Death can be a difficult concept for children to understand. The books in the list explore death in gentle ways and can open the door for children to ask questions and seek comfort. For help finding these and other books, please visit us at the reference or children's desk. We're here to help!


I miss you

By Pat Thomas

I remember Miss Perry

By Pat Brisson

The Berenstain Bears lose a friend

By Stan & Jan Berenstain


Cat Heaven

By Cynthia Rylant

City dog, country frog

By Mo Willems

Getting near to baby

By Audrey Couloumbis

The scar

By Charlotte Moundlic

Sun and spoon

By Kevin Henkes

The tenth good thing about Barney

By Judith Viorst

When dinosaurs die: a guide to understanding death

By Laurie Krasny Brown and Marc Brown

These are just a few of the titles the library owns about death.

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